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Webinar: The Evolving Impact of Genetic Findings on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

September 2, 2021 | 5-6:30 pm (CST)

A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants 48 hours prior to the start of the event. All participants must register .


Dr. Michael Kruer, a pediatric movement disorders neurologist, developmental pediatrician, molecular geneticist, director of the Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, board member at UCP of Central Arizona and co-chair of the UCP Research Committee.

He also serves as director of the Pediatric Movement Disorders Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Michael’s lab is dedicated to understanding how genetic mutations lead to both common (cerebral palsy) and rare movement disorders in children and how genetics can serve as a springboard to improvements in both diagnosis and intervention. Work in his lab also focuses on basic mechanisms of health and disease, particularly the intersection of cellular metabolism (coenzyme A distribution) and stress-response pathways (autophagy and protein translation).

The Kruer lab is currently collaborating with the Cerebral Palsy Research Network (a nationwide collaborative of cerebral palsy centers of excellence) on an NIH-funded study of CP genomics that leverages a self-contained iConsent platform to facilitate network-wide data sharing for genetic discovery in CP.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the contributions of genetic mutations as an important cause of cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Discuss how genetic findings are influencing the diagnosis and treatment of CP


Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this activity.

This internet live course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) through the joint providership of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and United Cerebral Palsy. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by MMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Gillette designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This internet live course is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 1.5 contact hours. It is the responsibility of the participant to determine if this program meets Minnesota Board of Nursing rules relating to mandatory continuing education provisions of the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act.

This internet live course is worth a maximum of 1.5 clock hours. It is the responsibility of the non-physician individual to determine if this activity meets their professional requirements for continuing education credit.


It is the policy of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, in accordance with the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Dr. Michael Kruer and the planning committee members have no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose.

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