UCP Professional Learning Series 2022

The Professional Learning Series is hosted by United Cerebral Palsy in collaboration with the UCP Research Committee, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare (UCP of Minnesota) and UCP of Central Arizona.

The 90-minute sessions are aimed at professionals who work with children and adults with cerebral palsy, but also open to the public. The presenters are all associated with UCP affiliates.

Our Next Presentation

Dr. Mark Gormley, June 2, 2022, 6 p.m. Eastern

Presentation: “Outcomes in Difficult Cases of Children with Cerebral Palsy”


Mark Gormley, Jr., M.D., is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine physician at Gillette. He treats children and adolescents who have cerebral palsy, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and other conditions, with a special interest in spasticity management. He joined Gillette in 1993. Dr. Gormley received his medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Tufts Affiliated Hospitals in Boston, and completed a fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation medicine and traumatic brain injury at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Gormley is board-certified in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation. His professional memberships include the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics. Dr. Gormley is on the UCP Board of Trustees and is the Board Liaison for the UCP Research Committee.


Previous presentations in this series

  • “Constraint Therapy for Children with Hemiplegic CP: What you need to know – from the Brain to the Clinic!” Presented by Dr. Darcy Fehlings, head of the Division of Developmental Pediatrics and a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Toronto. (Biography)  Watch a recording of the webinar.

  • “Cerebral Palsy: Early Evaluation and Intervention,” presented by Dr. Angela Sinner. Angela Sinner, DO has worked as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare for nearly a decade. She is the co-director of Gillette’s inpatient rehabilitation unit and Sinner specializes in treating cerebral palsy, muscle spasticity and tone management, as well as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Watch a recording of the presentation.
  • “The evolving impact of genetic findings on the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy” was presented by Dr. Michael Kruer, a pediatric movement disorders neurologist, developmental pediatrician and molecular geneticist. If you missed it, here’s the link to the video recording of Dr. Kruer’s presentation.
  • “The Critical Role of Gait Analysis in the Care of Individuals with Cerebral Palsy” was presented by Dr. Tom Novacheck, an orthopedic surgeon and Associate Medical Director at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare specializing in cerebral palsy and other complex orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on hip reconstruction. About Dr. NovacheckWatch a recording of the presentation,


Please direct questions about this series to Valerie Pieraccini at vpieraccini@ucpofcentralaz.org, 602-682-1820; or Tara Swedberg at TaraSwedberg@gillettechildrens.com, 651-265-7361.