Mark Your Calendars:  AACPDM & RFTS Co-Sponsor Family Forum Workshop Friday, September 19th, 1:00-5:15pm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta

This is an exciting opportunity to hear and interact with some of the world's leading physicians, scientists and researchers who specialize in cerebral palsy at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) & "Reaching For The Stars" co-sponsored Family Forum on Friday, September 19th at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta from 1-5:15pm. The Family Forum Workshop is absolutely FREE with registration from the RFTS website -- click here. This will be a wonderful event you won't want to miss if you are interested in the newest cerebral palsy information.  Please click here to see the entire agenda.

An outstanding group of speakers will include: Dr. Hank Chambers, orthopedic surgeon (San Diego); Dr. Janice Brunstrom , neurologist (St. Louis); Dr. Leland Albright, neurosurgeon (Wisconsin); Dr. H. Herr Graham, orthopedic surgeon (Australia); Dr. Martin Gough, orthopedic surgeon (UK); Dr. Michael Johnston, neurologist, Johns Hopkins; and Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, Duke (cord blood stem cell transplants).

Miss Iowa USA, Abbey Curran, will also speak about growing up with CP, as well as RFTS leadership sharing new and important information with families.  Please email us at if you need more information.  Hope to see you there!!!

We also want to bring you an exciting opportunity regarding adults with Cerebral Palsy brought to you by the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (formerly the United Cerebral Palsy Research & Education Foundation), the AACPDM and RFTS, Inc.   This exciting two-day workshop is called: Adults with Cerebral Palsy:  A Workshop to Define the Challenges of Treating and Preventing the Secondary Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Complications in this Rapidly Growing Population. Held September 16 & 17, 2008 ~ Hyatt Regency Downtown Atlanta, GA
The workshop will bring together leading scientists, physicians, healthcare professionals, families and individuals living with cerebral palsy to review current knowledge and develop a blueprint for future research and collaboration in the area of aging and rehabilitation in cerebral palsy.  The workshop will begin at 7:45 AM and adjourn for the day at 7:00 PM on Tuesday,  September 16th .  We will conclude with a one hour session, Wednesday morning, the 17th at 7:30 AM.   Please click here for the registration form and for more information.

RFTS is pleased to be able to help bring you these outstanding workshops and forums while the AACPDM annual conference is in Atlanta.  We hope you will be able take advantage of these two opportunities and meet us there!
Cynthia Frisina Gray and Anna Marie Champion
Co-Founders, RFTS, Inc.


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