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Keynote Speakers

Vedant Kulkarni, MD, FAAOS, FAOA
Shriners Children’s Northern California

Vedant Kulkarni, M.D., is a nationally recognized pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, researcher, and educator and serves as Medical Director of the Motion Analysis Center at Shriners Children’s Northern California, Director of Orthopaedic Education at Shriners Children’s Northern California, and Program Director of the Shriners-UC Davis Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Kulkarni’s clinical practice includes hip, lower extremity, and foot deformities in children, with a special emphasis on neuro-orthopaedic conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. He has received two national awards from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) for the development and validation of the HipScreen mobile app (www.hipscreen.org), which empowers providers and families with education and assessment tools to enact a hip surveillance program for children with cerebral palsy. The HipScreen app is freely distributed by Shriners Children’s as a community service in both Apple and Android operating systems, is free of commercial content, and has been downloaded by users around the world. He is an Active Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and a Fellow of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Dr. Kulkarni has received over $500,000 in competitive non-industry research grant funding, including grants for investigating artificial intelligence to improve hip surveillance and for elucidating the cellular mechanisms of muscle contracture in children with cerebral palsy.

Freeman Miller, MD
Cerebral Palsy Program Director at Alfred Dupont Hospital for Children

Freeman Miller, M.D., functioned as Co-director of the Cerebral Palsy Program and the Clinical Director of the Gait Analysis Laboratory at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children for 30 years. He continues as an emeritus staff member at Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children providing consultative services and is active in the research program. His clinical practice of pediatric orthopedics is limited to children with cerebral palsy. For the past 25 years, Dr. Miller has held Adjunct Professor appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Physical Education at the University of Delaware. He is also a member of the University BIOMS program, which is an interdisciplinary graduate program in biomedical engineering. Current and past research interests include investigation of surgical outcomes of CP surgery through gait analysis, mathematical modeling of the hip joint in children with CP, hip monitoring and management for children with CP, and management of spinal deformity in CP. Dr. Miller has published approximately 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been invited to give many lectures in over 35 different countries. As a coauthor with Dr. Bachrach, he published a book Cerebral Palsy: A Guide for Caregiving directed at families and nonmedical care providers, which was published in 1995, second edition in 2006, and in 2017 was revised and released as the third edition. A medical textbook, Cerebral Palsy, with 1080 pages outlining musculoskeletal care of the child with cerebral palsy, was written by Dr. Miller and published in 2005 by Springer-Verlag.

CME/CNE/CEU:
This education activity is jointly provided by El Paso Children’s Hospital and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

CME Accreditation Statement:
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Accreditation Statement: El Paso Children’s Hospital is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This education activity may provide up to 9 contact hours.

For successful completion, the participant must:

  1. Attend the entire activity they are claiming credit for.
  2. Complete and submit an evaluation form.