Implementation of Early Detection and Intervention for Cerebral Palsy

Hosted by:Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Nationwide Childrens Hospital map 700 Childrens Drive Columbus, OH 43205

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Implementation of Early Detection and Intervention for Cerebral Palsy  
2 Day Conference - April 6-7, 2018
Registration fee: $250

In the United States, we too often fail to implement best practices for Early Detection and Intervention of CP. There is an urgent need to improve how we recognize and address developmental disability.

This is the first conference of its type to develop and promote new pathways for translating knowledge into practice. Through a series of expertly moderated workshops, led by world renowned clinicians and researchers, you will develop a process to make evidence base into clinical reality.
Who should attend this conference: Teams of pediatric providers who plan on implementing early diagnosis and intervention of CP in a multidisciplinary setting. Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, Neonatologists, Neurologists, OTs, PTs, Business Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Researchers and Trainees welcome.

We highly encourage patient care providers to come with their leaders/organizational/business partners in order to benefit from the implementation workshops that are all team-based.

10 category I CME credits, 10 CEU credits, and 10 American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification II credits per day will be available dependent upon producing final process which will be reviewed by the conference committee.  Partial credit will not be given.




  • Friday, April 6th - 8am-5pm to include an introduction, morning plenary session, and workshops throughout the day.  Dinner in the evening.
  • Saturday, April 7th - 8:30am-5pm to include morning plenary session, and workshops throughout the day.


An expert panel of internationally renowned speakers include (alphabetically):

Roslyn Boyd University of Queensland, Australia
Andrea Guzzetta Università di Pisa, Italy
Nathalie Maitre Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Cathy Morgan Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, Australia
Garey Noritz Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Iona Novak Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, Australia
Lindsay Pennington Newcastle University, UK
Peter Rosenbaum CanChild & McMaster University, Canada
Alicia Spittle Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia
Richard Stevenson University of Virginia, USA


Example workshop topics include:

  • First Approach Principles: (Detection and Intervention) Counseling of high-risk for CP; Giving the diagnosis of CP; Working with parents to set goals 
  • Basics of Implementation Processes
  • Parent wellbeing, positive parenting and mindfulness.
  • Early detection tools- General Movements Assessment (longitudinal use and screening)
  • Early detection tools- HINE (longitudinal use and screening)
  • Early detection tools- Imaging (what modality, when to use it and how to explain to parents)
  • Feeding evaluation and intervention (standardized assessments, evaluation and rehabilitation)
  • Prediction of outcome: what is the question being asked and what are the limits of our knowledge
  • Communication: Assessment and Interventions (evidence based interventions in the under 3)
  • Pain and sleep (evidence based interventions in the under 3)
  • Motor: Assessment and Interventions (evidence based interventions in the under 3)
  • Vision: Assessment and Interventions (evidence based interventions in the under 3)
  • Nutrition considerations and practices for the infant and toddler diagnosed with CP
  • Social Impact and participation (parenting, family dynamics and inclusion in the early years)
  • Cognition: Assessment and Interventions (evidence based interventions in the under 3)
  • Pharmacological Interventions and Durable Medical Equipment (what can you do?)
  • Effective Community Provider Partnerships (from discharge planning to education and interactions)



Available Training:

  • HINE training will be offered on April 5th, 2018 prior to the conference. HINE Training Registration LINK. *SOLD OUT*
  • Advance and Basic GMA Training Courses will be offered on April 8-10th, 2018 following the conference.  GMA Training Registration LINK.  (19.25 category I CME credits and 19 CEU credits will be available upon completion of the three day course.)

Attendance is limited, so register now!



Networking Dinner:
Friday, April 6th 2018 @ 7pm
Ticketed event for $75 per attendee.  

Enjoy an evening with special guest entertainment and chance to strengthen you network with conference attendees.  Limited number of tickets available. 



Conference Location: 

Nationwide Childrens Hospital 
700 Childrens Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
The CPF has reserved a block of rooms at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel with the negotiated rate of $149 per night.  These rooms will be available until March 15th, 2018 OR until all have been booked at the group rate, whichever comes first. We recommend booking your hotel as soon as your travel plans have been confirmed. To receive the group rate of $149 for a King room, please:

1. Book online through the following link:


2. Call Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at 877-901-6632. Guests will ask for CPF Early Detection & Intervention for Cerebral Palsy Room Block.



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rebecca Lam at

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