Cerebral Palsy and Genetics: Learning What We Don’t Know

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2018 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series:

Cerebral Palsy and Genetics: Learning What we Don’t know

Cerebral palsy and genetics studies over the last few years have revealed that at least 30% of CP has a genetic basis. However, the suspicion is that even more CP cases have a genetic basis that we have not yet established.  Our interest is to develop projects that will allow us to identify these important genetic relationships.

The issues being discussed by the panel are cutting edge and will have important implications for patient care – “precision medicine” for CP. Those whose clinical or research interests revolve around childhood onset neurodevelopmental disorders will be fascinated by this discussion of the genetics of CP.

The panel will be moderated by David P. Roye, Jr., MD, Executive Director, Weinberg Family CP Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Reception to follow 6 -7 pm

Cerebral Palsy and Genetics Panelists

The Missing Links: The Need for Transitional CP Care

Throughout the United States, children’s hospitals have extensive experience treating kids with cerebral palsy and similar neuromotor disabilities. However, when these patients turn 18, their care options dwindle and other complications associated with aging arise. Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) Executive Director David Roye, MD has made it imperative to be on the forefront of transitional CP care and research.

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2017 Lindenauer Lecture Presents Innovative Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Research

On June 7, the 2017 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series hosted Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist, to discuss “Systems Neurosciences Insights Into Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy” at the prestigious Faculty Club in Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

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CP Patient of Dr. David Roye Matches at Stanford

Kip Guja, a CP patient of Columbia Orthopedics provider and Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye, has matched into Stanford’s combined Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, his top choice. The program is extremely selective and only offers one position per year.

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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk in Kids

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy may be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Goes International

The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple international medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.

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Dr. David Roye Lectures at 2016 AACPDM Community Forum

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye lectured at the 2016 AACPDM Community Forum about “Pain in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.” The lecture was in partnership with CP Now – Advancing Neurorecovery. You can watch the lecture here.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Spasticity CME

On Saturday, November 19, 2016, the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted the Pediatric Rehabilitation Conference: Comprehensive Management of Spasticity Across the Lifespan at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. Dr. Heakyung Kim and Dr. David Roye were the course directors.

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Dr. David Roye and Hiroko Matsumoto Featured in International Healthcare Leadership Fireside Chat

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Executive Director Dr. David Roye and Director of Research Hiroko Matsumoto were featured in the latest International Healthcare Leadership (IHL) Fireside Chat.

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Weinberg Family CP Center Attends 70th Annual AACPDM Meeting

Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center providers, researchers, and staff attended the 70th Annual AACPDM Meeting in Hollywood, FL and participated in or led numerous sessions.

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