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Mary Gannotti and Colleagues Plan Conference to Identify Pediatric Research Questions

Mary GannottiDosing and Motor Learning in Children with an Injured Brain or Cerebral Palsy is the title of Research Summit III, a conference to be held in Alexandria, Virginia on October 28-30, 2011. Mary Gannotti, PT, PhD, associate professor of physical therapy, is a member of the planning committee. She and committee members—Dr. Thubi Kolobe from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Jennifer Christy from the University of Alabama, and Dr. Jill Heathcock from the University of Ohio—were awarded two grants to support the conference, one from the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics and a second from the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

The goals of the summit are to build networks among pediatric physical therapists, investigators in related fields, policy makers, and funding agencies to address pivotal questions surrounding intensity and dosing of interventions in children with injured brains or cerebral palsy.  The aim of the study is to identify the major research questions that need to be addressed through multi-center, large scale studies.

For further information contact:

Dr. Mary Gannotti, PT, PhD