Cerebral Palsy and Other Movement Disorders Research

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The Assisting Hand Assessment

Sep 22 2014 (All day) - Sep 24 2014 (All day)

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231


This three-day course is geared toward experienced occupational and physical therapists, and researchers working with children with all types of congenital hemiplegia, including cerebral palsy, in utero stroke, and brachial plexus injury.

Course Instructors 

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Sep 10 2014 (All day) - Sep 13 2014 (All day)

Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

14th Annual Susan Harryman Cerebral Palsy Lectureship

Nov 7 2013 - 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Schaffer Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287

About this Event:

Please join the Kennedy Krieger Institute for the 14th Annual Harryman Lecture: Management of Spastic Cerebral Palsy: From a Historical Perspective to Present Day on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturers:

Discovery Shows Cerebellum Plays Important Role In Sensing Limb Position And Movement

September 4, 2013
Kennedy Krieger Institute researchers find that damage to the cerebellum impairs ability to predict motion outcomes and discrimination between limb positions.

Baltimore, Md. -- Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute announced today study findings showing, for the first time, the link between the brain’s cerebellum and proprioception, or the body’s ability to sense movement and joint and limb position.

The Cooling Cure

by Kristina
August 2, 2013
A collaboration between doctors and engineers leads to an innovative, low-cost medical device that may help prevent cerebral palsy in developing countries.

Prototype of the patent-pending "Cooling Cure."As far back as 1000 BC, ancient civilizations used a primitive, but ingenious, cooling system using nothing more than clay pots, water, and the natural cooling power of evaporation to keep food cool.

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Oct 21 2015 (All day) - Oct 24 2015 (All day)

JW Marriot Austin
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

About the Event:

The theme for the 2015 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine’s (AACPDM) Annual Meeting is “New Frontiers.” Each year, this meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. Representatives from Kennedy Krieger Institute will attend the AACPDM’s 69th annual meeting.

Revisiting the Diagnosis of CP through the Lens of Genetics

May 13 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Outpatient Center
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

About the Event:

The Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine is pleased to announce the second seminar in the spring seminar series.

Revisiting the Diagnosis of CP through the Lens of Genetics 

Cerebral Palsy and Other Movement Disorders Research

Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a group of congenital neurological disorders affecting tone and posture and impairing movement. It results from genetic or acquired disorders which disrupt developing networks of brain cells (neurons) and connecting "cables" (white matter) that control movement. Impairment in motor function, with limitations in mobility and hand use, is the primary manifestation.

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