February 10, 2021

Zooming Through the Lifespan: Quick Updates on Cerebral Palsy Research Conference set for Feb. 17

The Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network, which includes the Wayne State University School of Medicine, will present “Zooming Through the Lifespan: Quick Updates on Cerebral Palsy Research,” a virtual conference, on Feb. 17.

The conference will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Join the Zoom meeting at https://msu.zoom.us/j/93339494435 using the passcode cp.

The lineup of topics and speakers includes:

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                                                       
Edward Hurvitz, M.D., professor and chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

PRENATAL-EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT and CP
“Pediatrac: A web-based parent-report multi-domain measure of infant/toddler development,” Seth Warschausky, Ph.D., professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

“New developments in prevention of cerebral palsy,” Sidhartha Tan, M.D., professor of Pediatrics at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

“Update on dorsal rhizotomy,” Neena Marupudi, M.D., assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine                                                      
“Moving and Zooming: Empowering infants, children and young adults through power mobility,” Lisa Kenyon, Ph.D., associate professor of Physical Therapy at Grand Valley State University.                                                     
Break

“Perinatal inflammation and CP,” Sok Kean Khoo, Ph.D., associate professor of Molecular Biology at Grand Valley State University.

“What the ELGAN study revealed about CP in tiny babies,” Nigel Paneth, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University.

“Measures of communication in cerebral palsy,” Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Ph.D., associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky.

LATER CHILDHOOD and ADULT CP
“Make no bones about it: Musculoskeletal fragility is associated with unhealthful aging for adults with CP,” Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

“Monitoring health status in adults with CP,” Edward Hurvitz, M.D., professor and chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

“Characterizing pain in adults with CP,” Mark Peterson, Ph.D., associate professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan.

“Elevated COVID-19-related mortality risk in people with CP,” Steven Korzeniewski, Ph.D., associate professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Q & A discussion.

Additional information is available at https://www.epi.msu.edu/cpon/CPRCoM/.

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