Upcoming Events

The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center offers multiple informative presentations, including short courses, symposia, demonstration workshops, and webinars.

Please review these upcoming events hosted by other NIH-funded resource centers in the MR3 Network and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and others:

More events coming soon

Past Events

  • Webinar: From spontaneous exploration to motor control: How self-generated experience drives development of sensorimotor behavior and brain function

By Claudio Ferre, Ph.D

Aug. 3, 2023, 12 p.m. ET

Watch the video

  • Webinar: Learn the Signs. Act Early: Updates and Implications for Pediatric Rehabilitation Professionals

By: Kari Kretch PT, DPT, PhD

July 7th 12:00-1:00 EST

Watch the video

  • Webinar: Quantifying Health Equity in Clinical Research,

    March 23, 2023, 12 p.m. EST, by Jonathan Jackson, Executive Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Watch the video.

    • In recent years, it has become clear that clinical research participation is more accessible to some populations relative to others. The proposed lecture will provide the audience with an overview of inequities and barriers for clinical trial recruitment in pediatric rehabilitation research. The presentation will describe current research in recruitment and inclusion science, including a testable framework for future research, as well as what investigators and study teams can do to minimize barriers to research recruitment
    • Relevant questions:

    1. What kinds of challenges have you faced in recruiting representative study populations
    2. What have you tried to do to resolve difficulties, and with what result?
    3. What kind of information, resources, or follow-up would be most immediately helpful during Jonathan’s presentation?

  • Webinar: Dosing for Pediatric Rehabilitation Session 1, by Jill C. Heathcock, MPT, Ph.D., Amy F. Bailes, PT, Ph.D., Mary E. Ganotti, PT, Ph.D., and Noelle G. Moreau, PT, Ph.D.

Clinical Trial and Health Service Approaches, March 9, 12 – 1 p.m. EST. Watch the video.

    • A path for model dosing (Dr. Gonnotti)
    • Dosing in a clinical trial (Dr. Moreau)
    • Dosing using a health services approach (Dr. Bailes)
    • Questions (Dr. Gannotti)

  • Webinar: Dosing for Pediatric Rehabilitation Session 2, by Jill C. Heathcock, MPT, Ph.D., Amy F. Bailes, PT, Ph.D., Mary E. Ganotti, PT, Ph.D., and Noelle G. Moreau, PT, Ph.D.

Stakeholder and Pragmatic Trial Approaches, April 4, 12 – 1 p.m. EST. Watch the video.

    • Using Research Summits with comprehensive stakeholder engagement to promote dosing research (Dr. Gannotti)
    • Dosing in clinical trials from patient perspective (Dr. Moreau)
    • Dosing in a pragmatic trial (Dr. Heathcock)
    • Questions (Dr. Gannotti)
  • National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research Meeting – December 2022 Videocast


Please join Dr. Jill Heathcock for the first C-PROGRESS Book Club

We will read The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson

  • Date: April 24, 2023
  • 12 to 1 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Previous Book Club Events

We will read Noise by Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Prize winner) and discuss how noise and variability impact pediatric rehabilitation research and decision making.

  • Date: March 27, 2023
  • Time: 12 to 1 p.m.

If you like to read ahead:

  • May: Experiments in Ethics, by Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • June: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, by Jennifer Doudna (with C-Progress PI Sharon Ramey)

Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) Asynchronous Study

Take this self-paced course to become proficient in administering and scoring the GMFM. Research administration of the GMFM and reliability of > 85% with C-PROGRESS is considered sufficient. Participants are eligible to earn 1.2 (12 contact hours) AOTA CEUs.

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Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development Asynchronous Study

Take this self-paced course to become proficient in administering the Bayley 4th Edition. Participants are eligible to earn 1.2 (12 contact hours) AOTA CEUs. View course details here.

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Here are some supportive reference materials that might help your research:

Didactic Interactions Summary

C-PROGRESS offers a wide mix of didactic activities to assist others in the following areas: developing, rigorously testing, and appropriately measuring outcomes of new pediatric rehabilitation treatments via a variety of research designs; analyzing multivariate and longitudinal data from pediatric clinical trials that face unique challenges, because children are developing at varying rates over the course of rehabilitation treatment and throughout the follow-up period; developing and applying tools to measure Fidelity of Treatment Implementation; and designing and conducting research in the relatively new field of Implementation Science, so that efficacious treatments can be applied in a timely and effective way in real world settings to realize maximum benefits. These Didactic Interactions offerings are designed to be practically useful for scientists and clinicians interested in furthering clinical pediatric rehabilitation research.

For more information about C-PROGRESS Didactic Interactions, please contact Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D. at stephdeluca@vt.edu.

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