Susan Sienko, Ph.D., a member of the clinical research team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, became president of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) during a virtual meeting in September.
The AACPDM is an internationally recognized organization that is a leader in providing education for professionals involved with the treatment of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities in children. Members are united by a common goal to advance care options for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. “The society has been involved with many groundbreaking changes, including the development of care pathways, which provide professionals with evidence-based guidelines to inform practice,” said Dr. Sienko. “Becoming president is a distinct honor. What we do and how we support research and education makes us better physicians, researchers and clinicians.”