Cerebral Palsy Professional Conference and Family Forum 2024

We are thrilled to share highlights from the recent Margaret Jones Professional Conference and Family Forum, hosted by the Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA/LuskinOIC.

Held on March 23rd, nearly 200 attendees, including 80 clinical professionals and physical therapists, alongside patients and families from across Southern California, braved the elements to network, celebrate, and empower those affected with the world's most common life-long disability.

Conference Speakers

The conference featured keynote speaker and renowned NIH researcher, Dr. Diane Damiano, PT, who emphasized the importance of evidence-based physical therapy in pediatric patients. Additionally, staff from LuskinOIC's Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Center, UCLA’s Tarjan Gait Lab, and from the Center for Cerebral Palsy at UCLA/LuskinOIC, shared their latest research contributing to the advancement of care for individuals with cerebral palsy.

Resource Fair

A standout aspect of the event was our largest resource fair yet, with 15 high-impact service organizations dedicated to supporting families affected by cerebral palsy. This collective effort underscores our commitment to providing comprehensive care and resources for all children.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff, volunteers, and broader community whose support makes events like these possible. Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership in our mission to advance pediatric orthopaedics and improve the lives of children and families.