Education

ElSal-02The UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy is dedicated to educating professionals in the most up-to-date assessment and treatment approaches and tools for people with cerebral palsy. Our mission also includes educating consumers on available treatment options for people with cerebral palsy. We continue to train physicians and other health care providers in our inter-disciplinary lifespan clinic.

 New International Outreach

In partnership with UCP Wheels for Humanity, the Center is working to improve the level of rehabilitation services provided in El Salvador. Funded by USAID, the project is aimed at health care providers, community health workers and consumers. The Center’s Clinical Coordinator Marcia Greenberg MS, PT, KEMG has traveled to El Salvador to train therapists in using evidence-based medicine in the treatment of children and adults with neurological disabilities.

 As a part of this program’s outreach and sustainability, a conference for stakeholders will be held in El Salvador in October 2014. Dr. William Oppenheim, the Center for Cerebral Palsy’s director, will be the keynote speaker. ElSal-01This program is funded through 2015. For more information about UCP Wheels for Humanity and their international programs, please click here.

 We plan on continuing of educational efforts in the US, including the annual Margaret Jones Conference on Cerebral Palsy, in 2016. If you would like more information about any of the Center’s educational programs, or to be placed on the mailing list for future programs, please e-mail us or call (310) 825-5858.

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