Prechtl's General Movement Assessment: Basic and Advanced Courses

Chicago, IL US
April 27, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Research conducted in the last 20 years has shown that the qualitative assessment of spontaneous movement in the fetus, newborn, and young infant is an early and reliable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disorders. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) – a specific type of spontaneous movement – under the age of five months is the best predictor of cerebral palsy. This course fulfills the standards specified by the Generalized Movement Trust. ( The course will consist of lessons, demonstration, and discussion of video-recordings. Lectures will alternate with exercises in small groups with videos prepared by the tutors.
At the end of the course participants will be required to take a final test in order to receive a certificate of reliability in this method of assessment.
  This activity is co-hosted by:
  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences


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PDF icon Prechtl Assessment of General Movements Brochure

Target Audience

This activity has been planned for physicians and other healthcare professionals interested in early diagnosis of children with cerebral palsy.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

Basic Course

  • Assess typically developing infants using the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements;
  • Assess infants with brain lesions using the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements;
  • Describe how to incorporate the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements technique into their clinical and research practices;
  • Distinguish between typical and atypical general movements in developing infants using the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.

Advanced Course

  • Assess the components of general movements including speed, amplitude, intensity, and rotations during the preterm and term age;
  • Evaluate the individual trajectory of developing infants using the assessment of components of general movements;
  • Assess fidgety movements and the concurrent motor repertoire (movements and postures) in 3-5 month old infants;
  • Discuss their own diagnoses of developing infants using  infant movement assessment illustrated with their own recordings.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Colleen Peyton
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Occupational Therapist
  • 21.00 Participation
  • 21.00 Physical Therapist
Event starts: 
04/27/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/30/2017 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
645 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Christa Einspieler, PhD
  Professor of Physiology
  University of Graz, Austria



  Colleen Peyton, PT, DPT
  Coordinator of Quality and Research, Therapy Services
  University of Chicago, Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accrediation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Chicago Medical Center is a licensed Physical Therapy continuing education provider with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, license # 216-000030. UCM is considered as an approved CE sponsor for Occupational Therapy as we are a licensed Illinois hospital. All participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance. This course is approved for 21 continuing education hours for licensed therapists (PT, PTA, or OT, COTA) in Illinois for 4 days attendance April 27-30, 2017. The University of Chicago Medical Center has not applied to any other state for therapist CE credit. Participants will need to do this individually through their jurisdiction outside of Illinois.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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Basic Course - $900
Advanced Course - $975
Post-graduate Trainees - $600
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CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by March 27, 2017. No refunds will be made after March 27, 2017.

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