Cerebral Palsy Updates: Workshop on Strategic Plan Progress

August 17-18, 2022


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), NICHD; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)


Zoom webinar; registration is free but required


Cerebral palsy, the most common cause of childhood disability, begins with atypical neurodevelopment or prenatal/perinatal injury to the parts of the brain involved in controlling movement. Delays in diagnosis slow timely delivery of therapeutic interventions early in life, the period in which treatment may be most effective. Even with advances that allow earlier diagnosis of cerebral palsy, treatment options remain limited. 

To help address these challenges facing patients, clinicians, and researchers, NCMRR and NINDS held two prior workshops that informed the development of a Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research. Published in 2017, this 5- to 10-year plan serves as a guide for research into the areas of greatest need in cerebral palsy. Some areas include understanding etiology and pathophysiology, improving diagnosis, identifying potential therapeutic interventions, developing potential prevention strategies, and improving quality of life in children with cerebral palsy and across the lifespan. 

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, and people with or families affected by cerebral palsy to share updates on research progress and new research and intervention opportunities since the publication of the strategic plan.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this activity should contact Sherri Greenwood at sherri.greenwood@roseliassociates.com or 240-552-9772 at least 5 days in advance.

More Information


For registration-related questions:
Damon Kane
Email: damon.kane@roseliassociates.com

Sherri Greenwood
Email: sherri.greenwood@roseliassociates.com

For webinar-related questions:
Dr. Theresa Cruz, NCMRR, NICHD
Phone: 301-496-9233
Email: cruzth@mail.nih.gov

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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