During the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), more than 25 Gillette experts shared their knowledge with medical providers from all over the country.

AACPDM is an organization made up of medical professionals devoted to the interdisciplinary education of clinicians interested in improving care for children who have cerebral palsy. The annual 2021 conference kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 6 and coincides with World CP Day.

For more information about the following authors or presentations, contact our provider liaisons at 651-325-2200.

Presenters and Authors include:

  • Rashmi Acharya
  • Nanette Aldahondo
  • Liz Boyer
  • Supreet Deshpande
  • Anahid Ebrahimi
  • Tim Feyma
  • Andy Georgiadis
  • Jill Gettings
  • Mark Gormley
  • Patrick Graupman
  • Mike Healy
  • Devin Kennedy
  • Linda Krach
  • Jennie Nelson
  • Stacy Ngwesse
  • Tom Novacheck
  • Madeline Palmer
  • Andrea Paulson
  • Andy Ries
  • Rocio Riveros-Charry
  • Michael Schwartz
  • Britta Schwartzhoff
  • Jean Stout
  • Katie Walt
  • Marcie Ward
  • Jennifer Wilhelmy

Pre-Conference Symposia

  • Cerebral Palsy Lower Extremity Surgical Indications: Expert Consensus Informed by the Delphi Process
  • Development and Analysis of Upright Stability


  • Making a Difference with the GOAL Questionnaire: Incorporating Family Priorities into Practice
  • Management of Difficult Clinical Presentations of Hypertonia and Complex Movement Disorders in Children with Disabilities
  • Controversy in the Utility of Gait Analysis: Does it Matter if Interpretation Consistency Can Be Achieved?
  • Atypical Rhizotomies: Outside the Box for Hemiplegia, Spasticity of Non-Cerebral Origin, Nonambulating and Adult Patients
  • Pressure Injury and Wound Management in Children and Young Adults with Disabilities
  • Innovations in Power Wheelchair Options: Benefits and Challenges


  • Selective Motor Control and Strength in Individuals with Spina Bifida
  • The Risk of Scoliosis in Children with Dystonic Cerebral Palsy is Less than in Children with Spasticity
  • Finding Consensus for Knee Surgery in Children with Cerebral Palsy using the Delphi Method
  • International Consensus Regarding Surgical Indications for Distal Femoral Extension Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL) Questionnaire Distinguishes Family and Patient  Priorities Across GMFCS Levels
  • Muscle-Tendon Loading Measured via Non-invasive Sensor Shows Minimal Net Work Done by Triceps Surae in Children with Cerebral Palsy


  • Association of Ankle Proprioception with Falls and 10-Meter Walk Test in Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Leg Length Discrepancy in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and Changes with Growth
  • When Do I Prescribe a Hinged Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) - and How Do I Assess Response?

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