Tuesday April 8, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                      Caring_for_Children_CP_Event                            

Gillette Children’s St. Paul (Main) Campus

Wallace Cole Conference Rooms

200 University Ave. E.

St. Paul, MN 55101

Course Description

Medical providers and families often learn through shared interactions. This course will examine the unique health care needs of children who have cerebral palsy; contemporary evaluation and intervention strategies; and treatments to maximize function and long-term outcomes. The focus will be on understanding the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, spasticity management options, orthopedic management and feeding interventions.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how cerebral palsy is assessed
  • Describe how treatment recommendations may be categorized according to Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels
  • Describe how to create a positive environment for a child’s mealtimes


5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration and light supper

5:30 – 6:30 p.mManaging Cerebral Palsy: It Takes A Village

Angela Sinner, D.O.

6:30 – 7:30 p.mOrthopedic Intervention According to GMFCS Level

Jennifer Laine, M.D.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. A Collaborative Approach to Supportive Feeding

Heather Bracken, M.A., C.C.C-S.L.P., Tonya Rich, M.A., O.T.R./L.

8:30 p.m. Course concludes

Registration Information

The conference registration fee is $40 for providers, $40 for two family members or caregivers, and $30 for one family member or caregiver. The fee includes a light supper and continuing medical education credit if you are a provider. A limited number of scholarships are available for families. Contact Mary Grimm for information.
For course content information, call Sue Murr at 651-290-8712 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free). For registration information, call Mary Grimm at 651-578-5002 or 800-719-4040 (toll-free). Registration deadline: April 3, 2014


Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Gillette takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this activity.

Gillette designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 3.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 3.6 contact hours. Nurses and other health-care professionals are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

This CME-accredited activity meets the requirements for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists. If you have questions, please contact your state board.