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NSGR -Allen Kaplan Lectureship "Making Good Adults from Children with Cerebral Palsy" - Dr. Edward A. Hurvitz

Allen M. Kaplan

Children’s Neuroscience Grand Rounds Invited Lectureship

**LIVE Presentation**

November 6, 2023


Virtual Live Streaming Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Zoom Information: CNI Grand Rounds

Meeting ID: 993 7837 3233

Making Good Adults from Children with Cerebral Palsy

Edward A. Hurvitz, MD

Professor and Chair, James W. Rae Collegiate Professor of

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan


Individuals with cerebral palsy face unique challenges as they transition from childhood to adulthood and as they age.  They have an increased risk of multimorbidity from chronic diseases, functional loss, and early morbidity and mortality.  These negative health outcomes stem from alterations in anatomy and physiology of children with cerebral palsy, as well as barriers to health promoting behavior.  In this talk, we will review the research related to these issues, and discuss applications in the clinic setting and in the community.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain how physiological and anatomic alterations in children with cerebral palsy contribute to their risk of chronic disease and early morbidity and mortality in adulthood
  2. Describe challenges to health promotion in children with cerebral palsy that contribute to risk factors for chronic disease in adulthood.
  3. List interventions that should be discussed during a clinic visit with a child with cerebral palsy needed to promote positive health outcomes across the lifespan



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CME Credits:
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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