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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
06:30 AM – 7:00 PMRegistration
Location: Millennium Foyer
07:00 AM – 7:45 AMContinental Breakfast
Location: Millennium Foyer

PRE COURSE 1 (CONCURRENT PRECOURSES)
Progress in Research from the SCI Model Systems (SCIMS): An interactive Discussion on Future Directions

Learning Objectives

  1. List at least five critical directions for future research in spinal cord injury (SCI) as informed by the research presentations, expert panels and course attendees.
  2. Explain variations in demographics and outcomes over time in individuals with SCI.
  3. Describe interventions that improve self-efficacy and remove barriers therefore improving health and wellness in SCI
  4. List common modes of wheelchair failure and the consequence for people with SCI.
  5. Explain and evidenced base approach to treating depression after spinal cord injury
07:45 AM – 8:00 AMWelcome and Introductions
Moderator: Michael Boninger MD
Location: Millennium Hall
08:00 AM – 9:30 AMDemographics/Measurement
Moderator: Allen Heinemann PhD
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Changing Demographics of New Traumatic SCI Over the Last Four Decades
    Michael DeVivo DrPH
  • Geographic Variation in Long-Term Outcomes Following SCI
    Amanda Botticello PhD
  • SCI-FI/AT Short Forms Achieve High Measurement Reliability
    Alan Jette
  • Measurement of Trunk Musculature Function Following SCI
    Daniel E. Graves PhD
09:30 AM – 10:45 AMFunctional Training
Moderator: Edelle C. Field-Fote PT, PhD,
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Evidence - Based Car Transfer Techniques for Preserving Joint Health and Participation in Individuals with Paraplegia
    Lisa Lighthall Haubert MPT, KEMG
  • Group Wheelchair Skills Training for People with SCI: Effectiveness of a Randomized Control Trial and Lessons Learned
    Lynn Worobey
  • Need for Speed? Physiological Rationale for and Limitations of Higher Intensity Training in Motor Incomplete SCI
    Kristan Leech MD
10:45 AM – 11:15 AMRefreshment Break
Location: Millennium Foyer
11:15 AM – 12:30 PMPsychosocial Considerations
Moderator: Daniel Lammertse MD
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Reinventing Yourself After SCI: An Educational Intervention to Enhance Self-Efficacy Skills
    Susan Charlifue PhD; Jennifer Coker MPH
  • Changes in Vocational Interests after the Onset of SCI: A 10 Year Longitudinal Study
    Yue Cao PhD, MSPH
  • Removing Barriers by Bridging Health and Wellness
    Stephanie Bughi DHSc, MS
12:30 PM – 1:45 PMLunch (on your own)
01:45 PM – 3:00 PMAssistive Technology
Moderator: Michael Boninger MD
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Diaphragm Pacing Follow Up
    Daniel Lammertse MD
  • Wheelchair Breakdown: What is Failing and What to do About It
    Lynn Worobey
  • Racial/Ethnic Differences in Wheelchair Breakdowns and Consequences in SCI
    Denise C. Fyffe PhD
03:00 PM – 3:30 PMRefreshment Break
Location: Millennium Foyer
03:30 PM – 4:45 PMSecondary Conditions
Moderator: Steven Kirshblum MD
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Effects of Transfer Technique on Markers for Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Pathology Among Individuals with SCI
    Michael Boninger MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Summarize the benefits of an at home exercise program for upper extremity pain in persons with SCI
  • Managing Depression After SCI: Evidence-Based Approaches
    Charles Bombardier PhD
  • Tapering Opioid Prescription and Reducing Polypharmacy for Inpatients with SCI at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
    Robert Boucher PA; Judith Salazar BSN
04:45 PM – 5:00 PMDiscussion and Summation
Moderator: Anthony E. Chiodo MD
Location: Millennuim Hall

PRE COURSE 2 (CONCURRENT PRECOURSES)
Progress in Translational Research: Moving from the Bench to the Bedside and Back

Course Objectives

  1. Gain insight into current pre-clinical and clinical research in the field of SCI.
  2. Understand the consumer's perspective in SCI research.
  3. Gain an appreciation for how techniques used and results learned in one particular motor or sensory system can be relevant to others.
  4. Learn how developing therapeutic strategies could be used in combination to act synergistically and further promote repair and recovery.
  5. Recognize hurdles to translating scientific findings from the bench to the bedside, and potential strategies for improving translation.
08:00 AM – 8:30 AMOpening/Perspective
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Opening Remarks
    Laura Krisa PhD
  • Perspective
    Marion Murray PhD
08:30 AM – 10:00 AMSession 1: Gene and Cell-Based Therapy
Moderator: Angelo Lepore PhD
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Gene Therapy
    George Smith PhD
  • Cellular Therapies
    Itzhak Fischer PhD
  • Basic and Clinical Cell Based Therapy
    Edward Wirth, III MD PhD
  • Questions
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMBreak 1 / Poster Viewing
Location: Commonwealth Hall A
11:00 AM – 12:30 PMSession 2: Non-Locomotor Recovery
Moderator: Mickey Selzer MD PhD FRCPC
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Basic Science Pain
    Megan Detloff PhD
  • Clinical Pain
    Eva Widerstrom-Noga DDS, PhD
  • Basic and Clinical Autonomic Dysreflexia
    Andrei Krassioukov MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Questions
12:30 PM – 1:30 PMLunch (Round Table Discussions)
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
  • Autonomics
  • Imaging
  • Respiration
  • Spasticity
  • Gene/Cell Therapy
  • Neuroinflamation
  • Rehabilitation
01:30 PM – 3:00 PMSession 3: Motor Recovery
Moderator: Therese Johnston PT, MBA, PhD
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Basic Science - Breathing
    Michael Lane PhD
  • Basic Science Locomotor
    Simon Giszter PhD
  • Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Control of Movement and Posture
    Randy Trumbower PT, PhD
  • Questions
03:00 PM – 4:00 PMBreak 2 / Poster Viewing
Location: Commonwealth Hall A
04:00 PM – 5:30 PMPanel Discussion: How to Move from Animal Models of SCI to Clinical Implementation
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Introduction to Translational Science in SCI thus Far
    Moderator: Linda Jones PT
  • Panel
    Michael Beattie PhD; James Guest MD, PhD, FACS; Alexander Sasha Rabchevsky PhD; Jan Schwab MD, PhD; Keith E. Tansey MD, PhD; Edward Wirth, III MD PhD
05:30 PM – 5:45 PMClosing Remarks
John Houle PhD
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
05:45 PM – 7:00 PMWelcome Reception
Location: Millennium Foyer
Thursday, April 14, 2016
06:30 AM – 5:00 PMRegistration
Location: Millennium Foyer
07:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast with Partners
Location: Millennium/Commonwealth Foyer
08:00 AM – 8:40 AMOpening Remarks
MJ Mulcahey PhD, OTR/L
Location: Millennium Hall
08:40 AM – 9:30 AMSell Lecture: "When You Come to a Fork in the Road: Lessons Learned and a Map for the Future."
Steven Kirshblum MD
Location: Millennium Hall
09:30 AM – 10:45 AMPosters / Partners Session with Break - View Posters No. 1 - 14 and Award Eligible Posters 73 - 78 (Posters Tab)
Location: Commonwealth Hall A
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Advocacy 101
Camilo Castillo MD; Adam Stein MD; Kristin Gustafson DO; Matthew Davis MD; Victor Calise
Location: Millennium Hall A
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Innovations for Stopping Pressure Ulcers Among Patients at Critically High Risk for Pressure Ulcer Development in Rehabilitation: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Marci Ruediger PT, MS; Amy Bratta MD; Julianne Rece MSN RN CRRN CWOC; Holly J. Stevens RD, LDN, CNSC
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Workshop on Performing the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (This is a 5 hour hands on course. The participants will move to another location)
Mary Schmidt Read PT, DPT, MS
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia- Part One- Intro to Upper Extremity
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Randall Huzinec PT; Gabriella Stiefbold OT, ATP
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
12:00 PM – 1:30 PMLunch Presentation
Location: Millennium Hall
01:30 PM – 3:00 PMCourse: Technology for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: The Tools We Have and What is Needed
Therese Johnston PT, MBA, PhD; Jennifer French MD; Mike Scheppers MS OTR/L; Stacey Woods OTR/L
Location: Millennium Hall
01:30 PM – 3:00 PMGeneral Session: Cardiovascular
Moderator: Jill M. Wecht EdD
Location: Commonwealth B Hall
  • Energy Expenditure and Fuel Homeostasis During and After a Single Bout of Circuit Resistance Exercise in Persons with and without Spinal Cord Injury
    Mark Nash PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Analyze fuel use during and following exercise in persons with paraplegia and tetraplegia.
  • Above and Below: Impaired Endothelial Function in Rat Femoral Artery after Spinal Cord Injury is Reversed with Passive Exercise
    Mei Mu Zi Zheng B.Sc; Aaron Phillips PhD; Ismail Laher MD; Andrei Krassioukov MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the endothelial function of conduit arteries above and below the level of spinal cord lesion.
  • Characterizing the Severity of Autonomic Cardiovascular Dysfunction in SCI Patients Using a Novel 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Software.
    David Popok
    Objectives
    Objective 1. To assess whether level of SCI affects the degree of autonomic cardiovascular impairment using a novel 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) software.
  • Importance of Determining Individual Physical Activity Cut-points for Wrist-Accelerometry in Spinal Cord Injury
    Laura McCracken
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the importance of considering the individual accelerometry to metabolic cost relationship when using wrist accelerometry to estimate minutes of physical activity participation in people with spinal cord injury.
  • Cerebrovascular Endothelial Function is Impaired after Experimental Spinal Cord Injury
    Mengyao Jia B.Sc
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Assess in vivo cerebral vascular endothelial function following high thoracic spinal cord injury.

    Objective 2. Evaluate its association with cognitive function.
  • Body Mass, Metabolic, and Cardiovascular Impact of Prescribed Aquatic Exercise and Nutritional Guidance for Individuals with Chronic Motor Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury (CMISCI): A Clinical Case Series
    Sara Frye MS OTR/L ATP; Paula Geigle PT, MS, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Explain the impact of combined dosed exercise and nutritional support upon body mass, metabolic status, and cardiovascular function.
01:30 PM – 3:00 PMCourse: Workshop on Performing the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury
Mary Schmidt Read PT, DPT, MS
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • (This course is a 5-hour hands on course. The participants will move to another location.)
01:30 PM – 3:00 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia. Part Two- Acute/Rehabilitation Treatment Techniques
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Janelle Carnahan DPT; Keara McNair MS OT
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
03:00 PM – 3:30 PMCoffee Break with Partners
Location: Millennium/Commonwealth Foyer
03:30 PM – 4:45 PMCourse: SCOPE- Challenges and Approaches for Measuring Upper and Lower Extremity Spinal Cord Injury Outcomes
Linda Jones PT; John Steeves PhD; Andrew Blight PhD; Edelle C. Field-Fote PT, PhD,
Location: Millennium
03:30 PM – 4:45 PMGeneral Session: Pediatrics
Moderator: Jennifer Schottler PT
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging in the Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury Population
    Laura Krisa PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the value of DTI in SCI imaging.
  • The Impact of SCI on the Ability to Breastfeed
    Theodor Holmgren
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe experiences with breastfeeding in the SCI population.

    Objective 2. Assess the impact of SCI on the ability to breastfeed.
  • Evaluation of the Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II (WISCI-II) in Children with Spinal Cord Injury
    Christina Calhoun Thielen MSPT
    Objectives
    Objective 1: Utilize the WISCI II in the pediatric SCI population.
  • Evaluating a Pilot Intervention for Caregivers of Youth with Spinal Cord Injury
    Erin H. Kelly PhD; Anne Riordan MD; Fatima Sozzer MD; Louis Fogg MD; Kathy Zebracki PhD; Lawrence Vogel MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1: Describe effectiveness of a pilot intervention for caregivers of youth with spinal cord injury.
  • Poor Sleep in Adults with Pediatric-onset Spinal Cord Injury: Associations with Pain, Health, and Activity
    Alicia January PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify secondary complications that increase risk of poor sleep quality for individuals with pediatric onset SCI.

    Objective 2. Describe outcomes and psychosocial correlates of poor sleep for individuals with pediatric onset SCI.
  • Alterations of Resting State Connectivity Following Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury
    Laura Krisa PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the differences between TD and SCI subjects resting connectivity.
03:30 PM – 4:45 PMCourse: Understanding What We Do: Improving Spinal Cord Injury Research, Clinical Education, and Practice Through Better Specification of Treatments
Marcel Dijkers PhD; Mary Ferraro PhD OTR/L; Tessa Hart MD; Andrew Packel PT NCS; John Whyte MD; Jeanne M. Zanca PhD MPT
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
03:30 PM – 4:45 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia- Part Two- Accute/Rehabilitation Treatment Techniques- Lab
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Janelle Carnahan DPT; Keara McNair MS OT
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
04:45 PM – 6:00 PMGeneral Session: Acute
Moderator: Susan Charlifue PhD
Location: Millennuim Hall
  • Delays in Time from Injury to Specialized Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Centers Increase In-hospital Mortality in Acute SCI
    Vanessa Noonan MScPT, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Determine the incidence of in hospital mortality and the importance of patient, injury and system level risk factors on in hospital mortality.
  • Factors Predicting the Delay Between Trauma and Surgery in a Prospective Cohort Admitted with a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
    Cynthia Thompson PhD; Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong MD, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify factors associated with delayed surgeries in traumatic spinal cord injury patients
  • Establishing Indicators for Optimal Spinal Cord Injury Care - Phase I: Prioritization of Rehabilitation Domains
    Cathy Craven MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe domains of Rehabilitation Care (RC) from the E scan framework, for the Canadian spinal cord injury (SCI) population, from the time of inpatient rehab admission to 18 months thereafter.
  • A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing Younger versus Elderly Regarding Acute Care and Rehabilitation Management after Acute Traumatic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
    Julio Cesar Furlan MD LLB MBA MSc
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the differences between younger and elderly individuals regarding the costs and health related outcomes of acute care and rehabilitation after traumatic tetraplegia.
  • Requirement for Tracheostomy and Duration of Mechanical Ventilation Support in Patients with a Complete Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: The Influence of Early Management in a SCI-specialized Center
    Andreane Richard-Denis MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Illustrate the impact of SCI specialized centers on the duration of mechanical ventilation in acute tetraplegia.
  • The Impact of Acute Management by a Multidisciplinary Team Specialized in Spinal Cord Injury on the Occurrence of Medical Complications Following Motor-complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
    Andreane Richard-Denis MD
04:45 PM – 6:00 PMGeneral Session: Community Reintegration
Moderator: Suzanne L. Groah MD, MSPH
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • The "What, When and How" of Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentorship Sessions
    Robert Shaw PhD candidate
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discover trends of spinal cord injury peer mentoring sessions.
  • Travel Barriers for People Living with Spinal Cord Injury
    Shu Cole PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Explain the travel barriers for people living with SCI.

    Objective 2. Describe the perspectives of different stakeholder groups regarding the travel barriers for people with SCI
  • Caregivers of Adults with Pediatric-Onset SCI: An Exploration of Unmet Needs
    Susan Ryerson Espino PhD; Erin H. Kelly PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss the caregiver experience by exploring caregiver quality of life (QOL) in the context of caring for adults with spinal cord injury (SCI).
  • Caregivers of Children with SCI: Unmet Needs and Support Preferences
    Erin H. Kelly PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Enhance understanding of care giving by exploring caregiver perspectives on unmet needs in the context of caring for their children with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
  • Skin Care Self-Efficacy in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury Following Microvascular Skin Assessment Feedback and Personalized Self-management Training
    Manon M. Schladen PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Learners will explain the relevance to self-observation of skin sensor data on patients' understanding of pressure relief and list real life factors that may interfere with patients' action on their pressure relief knowledge.
  • Qualitative Study of Smoking and Smoking Cessation after Spinal Cord Injury
    Lee Saunders PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify at least 2 facilitators to cigarette smoking after spinal cord injury.

    Objective 2. Identify at least 2 barriers to cigarette smoking after spinal cord injury.
04:45 PM – 6:00 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Integrating Yoga into a Plan of Care for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Karyn Baig PT, DPT
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
Friday, April 15, 2016
06:30 AM – 4:00 PMRegistration
Location: Millennium Foyer
07:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast with Partners
Location: Millennium/Commonwealth Foyer
07:00 AM – 8:00 AMMentor Breakfast
Location: Millennium Hall
08:00 AM – 9:30 AMAward Session Papers
Moderator: William Bockenek MD
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Diaphragm Muscle Replacement with Implanted Pacemaker to Reverse Ventilator Dependency in Cervical Tetraplegia
    Matthew Kaufman MD FACS
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Define the patients with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury who are most likely to be refractory to any methods intended to reverse or eliminate ventilator dependency

    Objective 2. Discuss the current surgical o0ptions, including diaphragm pacemakers that are available for patients with ventilator dependency

    Objective 3. Describe a novel procedure, called diaphragm muscle replacement, as a potential safe and effective option for progressive or complete diaphragm muscle atrophy in cervical tetraplegia with ventilator dependency
  • Targeting Inflammation to Influence Mood Following Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    David Allison PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1: Describe the role of inflammation in depression and the efficacy of anti-inflammatory interventions as a treatment modality
  • Performance of the SCIM-III in Youth with Spinal Cord Injury
    MJ Mulcahey PhD, OTR/L
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss psychometric properties of SCIM III with youth
  • 2015 Parapan American Games: Does Physical Activity Improve Cerebrovascular Function after High-Level Spinal Cord Injury?
    Aaron Phillips PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Disseminate new primary research related to the effect of exercise on cerebral health.
  • International SCI Research Collaborations: Perspectives from Researchers and Clinicians on the Barriers and Facilitators of Clinical Research
    Vanessa Noonan MScPT, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective1. Identify barriers, facilitators and initiatives to international clinical research in SCI.

    Objective 2. Identify how clinicians and researchers can be supported to conduct international collaborations in clinical research for SCI.
  • Patterns of Sacral Sparing Components and Neurological Recovery in Newly Injured Persons with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
    Steven Kirshblum MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Determine neurological outcome based upon early sacral sapring components.

    Objective 2. Differentiate recovery based upon neurological level of injury.

    Objective 3. Evaluate impact of various sacral sparing components on recovery.
09:30 AM – 10:45 AMPosters / Partners Session with Break - View Posters No. 19 - 47 and 79 (Posters Tab)
Location: Commonwealth Hall A
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Bench to Bedside to Bench in Upper and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
Linda Jones PT; Karim Fouad PhD; Edelle C. Field-Fote PT, PhD,; David Magnuson PhD; D. Michele Basso PT, PhD
Location: Millennium Hall
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMGeneral Session: Chronic Care
Moderator: Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson MD
Location: Commonewealth Hall B
  • The Natural Course of Aging after SCI among Those with Extraordinary Survival: A 40-year Longitudinal Study
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify the factors attributable to survival for 40 years post SCI.

    Objective 2. Describe changes over time in community participation, employment, health and quality of life measures.
  • Targeting Inflammation as a Treatment Modality for Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    David Allison PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss the role of inflammation in neuropathic pain and the efficacy of anti-inflammatory interventions as a treatment modality.
  • Is Under Nutrition Risk Associated with an Adverse Clinical Outcome in Spinal Cord Injured Patients with Severe Pressure Ulcer?
    Samford Wong MSc, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Cite the incidence and location of pressure ulcers.

    Objective 2. Describe the prevalence of under nutrition risk in SCI patients with pressure ulcer.

    Objective 3. Assess the association of under nutrition risk and clinical outcomes.
  • The Association between Metabolic Syndrome and Pressure Ulcer among People with Spinal Cord Injury
    Chao Li MD; Yue Cao PhD, MSPH
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and pressure ulcer among people with spinal cord injury.

    Objective 2. Discuss the association between metabolic syndrome and pressure ulcer among people with spinal cord injury.

    Objective 3. Identify the relationship among pressure ulcer, ethnicity, injury related characteristics, SES, health behaviors and chronic health conditions.
  • Want Better Pain Management? Ask a Nurse.
    William P. Waring, III MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe options for pain documentation.
  • Diaphragm Pacing for Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency in Spinal Cord Injured Patients - Expanding the Utility in Improving Ventilation
    Raymond P. Onders MD
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Patient-Centered Approaches - They Work! Watch Engagement and Self-efficacy Increase
Bevin Peterson MS, RN, CRRN; Julie Gassaway MS RN; Tammy Young CRRN; Pete Anziano
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia- Part Three- Outpatient Treatment Technique
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Syndi Granger OTR/L; Gabriella Stiefbold OT, ATP
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
12:00 PM – 1:30 PMLunch
Location: Millennium Hall
01:30 PM – 2:30 PMExpanded Roundtables: Multidisciplinary, Informal, Interactive Discussion Format
Location: Millennium Hall
  • Ethical Challenges in the Care of Individuals with SCI Including Medical Tourism, When the Patient and the Medical Team Disagree, Issues in Pediatric Care, etc.
    Susan Charlifue PhD; Trevor A. Dyson-Hudson MD
  • Managing Patient Expectations for Beginners to Seasoned Clinicians: Patients Who Want to Walk
    Jeffrey Berliner DO; Heather Russell PhD
  • Issues in Sexuality Education: How, What, and When to Teach and Who Should Do It?
    Lisa Wenzel MD
02:30 PM – 3:00 PMBreak with Partners
Location: Millennium/Commonwealth Foyer
03:00 PM – 4:15 PMCourse: Clinical Trials Update 2016
Reggie Edgerton; Stephen Huhn MD; Lorianne K. Masuoka; Randy Trumbower PT, PhD; Edward Wirth, III MD PhD; Linda Jones PT; Daniel Lammertse MD; James Guest MD, PhD, FACS
Location: Millennium Hall
03:00 PM – 4:15 PMGeneral Session: Case Studies
Moderator: Argyrios Stampas MD
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • One-Year Chronic Genital Nerve Stimulation to Inhibit Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity: A Case Study
    Steven W. Brose DO; Dennis Bourbeau PhD; Ken Gustafson MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the evidence for acute Genital Nerve Stimulation.

    Objective 2. Explain the mechanism of action and application technique of Genital Nerve Stimulation.

    Objective 3. Discuss the results of a one-year chronic trial of genital nerve stimulation.
  • Severe Central Neuropathic Pain Relieved by Deep Brain Stimulation - A Case Study
    Eva Widerstrom-Noga DDS, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Summarize the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in one person with SCI related central neuropathic pain.
  • Integrating a Seating Clinic into a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program
    Laurajean Kudatzky PT DPT ATP; Amanda Weeks OTR/L ATP
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe 4 initiatives that incorporate an inpatient rehabilitation seating clinic into a pressure ulcer prevention program.

    Objective 2. Explain how a seating clinic can facilitate interdisciplinary communication to provide a comprehensive approach to pressure ulcer prevention.

    Objective 3. Describe how quick and effective interdisciplinary team communication has a positive impact on preventing pressure ulcers and promoting healing of current pressure ulcers
  • Risk of Pressure Ulcer Development Associated with Ambulance Transport of Acute Rehabilitation (AR) Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) - Case Report
    Naoko Otsuji Miwa BSN RN CRRN CWOC; Julianne Rece MSN RN CRRN CWOC
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe high risk patients related with ambulance transfer for skin injuries

    Objective 2. Explain cost effective pressure relief products and interventions
  • A Motion-Preserving Surgical Treatment for Neuromuscular Scoliosis: A Case Report
    Randal R. Betz MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe treatment options for paralytic scoliosis in patients with spinal cord injury.
  • A Case Report on the Progression of Ambulation in a Child with a T12 AIS C Spinal Cord Injury
    Kimberly Scharff PT DPT PCS
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe how the progression of ambulation in a child with SCI with partial motor recovery may be progressed by modification of orthoses and use of activity based intervention.

03:00 PM – 4:15 PMGeneral Session: Rehabilitation Therapy
Moderator: Randall Huzinec PT
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • Responsiveness of the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test
    Ralph Marino MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Assess the responsiveness of the Capabilities of Upper Extremity Test (CUE T).
  • Measuring Kinematics and Kinetics of FES-rowing
    Adina Draghici MRCS
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Assess upper and lower body forces and mechanical efficiency (mechanical work/metabolic consumption) during FES rowing.
  • The Efficacy of Pressure Relief Maneuvers in Spinal Cord Injury Patients, a Clinical Study
    Manon M. Schladen PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Illustrate metabolic parameters of the skin during wheelchair sitting and pressure reliefs.

    Objective 2. Describe the effects of pressure relief techniques on the metabolic parameters including oxygenation, and interface pressure.
  • Inter-rater Reliability of a Standardized Proprioception Exam in Spinal Cord Injury Patients
    William P. Waring, III MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe the complexity of proprioception testing and possible clinical/research limitations
  • Pressure Ulcer Incidence in Adults with Dual Diagnosis
    Tamara Vos-Draper OTR
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Distinguish similarities and differences between pressure ulcer incidence and severity between individuals with a spinal cord injury with and without concurrent traumatic brain injury.
  • Functional Range of Motion Norms for Individuals with Chronic Tetraplegia
    Sara Frye MS OTR/L ATP
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe functional range of motion norms for individuals with chronic tetraplegia.

    Objective 2. Explain discrepancies between functional range of motion and expected clinical ranges.

    Objective 3. Identify joints at the highest risk of contracture in order to prescribe effective home range of motion programs.
03:00 PM – 4:15 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia. Part Three- Outpatient Treatment Technique- Lab
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Gabriella Stiefbold OT, ATP; Syndi Granger OTR/L
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
04:15 PM – 5:00 PMAwards Ceremony
Location: Millennium Hall
05:00 PM – 6:15 PMMembership Meeting
Location: Millennium Hall
07:00 PM – 9:00 PMPresident's Reception
Location: Reading Market
Saturday, April 16, 2016
06:30 AM – 12:00 PMRegistration
Location: Millennium Foyer
07:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast with Partners
08:00 AM – 9:30 AMCourse: Exoskeleton-Assisted Walking: Current Evidence and Clinical Translation
Gail F. Forrest PhD; Clare Hartigan PT, MPT; Kaitlin J. Hays PT, DPT, NCS; Arun Jayaraman PhD PT; Allan J. Kozlowski PhD B.Sc PT; Ann M. Spungen EdD
Location: Millennium Hall
08:00 AM – 9:30 AMGeneral Session: Basic Science
Moderator: Rita G. Hamilton DO
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Level-Dependent Impairment in Cardiac Function after Experimental Spinal Cord Injury: Insights from Left-Ventricular Catheterization
    Christopher West PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe cardiac consequences of SCI at different levels of injury.
  • Intranasal Administration of Nerve Growth Factor Protects Injured Spinal Cord Neurons: Pilot study
    Alberto De Bellis MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss the potential therapeutic role of Nerve Growth Factor in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Assessing Cardiac Function in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury with Beta-adrenergic Stimulation
    Kathryn DeVeau MSc
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Compare the difference between flow and pressure derived cardiac indices.
  • Measure or Estimate Energy Expenditure in Spinal Cord Injury Patients? A Comparison of Indirect Calorimetry and Commonly Used Predictive Equations
    Samford Wong MSc, PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Measure resting metabolic rate in SCI patients

    Objective 2. Compare measured resting metabolic rate with estimated resting metabolic rate using predictive equations
  • Effects of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition on Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity in Tetraplegia
    Jill M. Wecht EdD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss the mechanisms of blood pressure control.

    Objective 2. Describe the effects of decentralized autonomic cardiovascular control after spinal cord injury.

    Objective 3. Explain pharmacological interventions to improve orthostatic blood pressure control in persons with Tetraplegia.

08:00 AM – 9:30 AMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia. Part Four- Research and Beyond
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Anne Bryden MA, OTR/L
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
08:00 AM – 8:05 AMSpine Symposium
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • Introductory Remarks
    Joshua E. Heller MD; Srinivas Prasad MD
08:05 AM – 9:50 AMSpine Symposium Topic: Acute Management of SCI
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • Update on Initial Trauma Management "The ABCDs"
    Jay Jenoff MD
  • Spinal Cord Injury Exam and Classification
    Ralph Marino MD
  • Radiographic Evaluation of Spinal Trauma
    Adam Flanders MD
  • ICU Management of a Patient with SCI
    Murray Cohen MD
09:30 AM – 10:45 AMPosters / Partners Session with Break - View Posters No. 43, 48 - 72 (Posters Tab)
Location: Commonwealth Hall A
09:50 AM – 10:10 AMCoffee Break - Spine Symposium
Location: Commonwealth Foyer
10:10 AM – 11:10 AMSpine Symposium Topic: Surgical Management of Traumatic Injuries
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • Cervical Injuries and Central Cord Syndrome
    Joshua E. Heller MD
  • Thoracolumbar Trauma and Update on Classification and Management
    Srinivas Prasad MD
  • Sacral and Pelvic Injuries
    James Krieg MD
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Spinal Mobility: A Sensorimotor Technique for Addressing Neurological Trunk Weakness
Maneshka Perera MS OTR/L; Lawrence Harding MS, PT
Location: Millennium Hall
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMGeneral Session: Clinical Trials and AT
Location: Commonwealth Hall B
  • Effectiveness of an At-home Exercise Program on Shoulder Pain and Pathology
    Elizabeth R. Felix PhD
  • A Double Blind Crossover Placebo Controlled Study, to Examine the Effects of a Topical Alpha Agonist on Fecal Incontinence in SCI Patients
    Nir Barak MD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe Fecal Incontinence in Spinal cord injury

    Objective 2. Explain use of alpha adrenergic agonists in fecal incontinence

    Objective 3. Discuss therapeutic options in fecal incontinence in patients with spinal cord injury
  • Overcoming Barriers to Recruitment in Acute SCI Clinical Trials
    Michele Towle BS
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Identify the barriers to recruiting subjects for participation in acute SCI clinical trials.

    Objective 2. Discuss if there are ways to improve enrollment in SCI clinical trials.
  • An Intracortical Brain Computer Interface for Control of an Implanted Upper Extremity Functional Electrical Stimulation System in a Person with Tetraplegia
    Robert F. Kirsch PhD; William Memberg
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe recent advances in using brain computer interfaces to control upper extremity function in tetraplegia.
  • Implanted Network for Motor Function in Cervical SCI
    Kevin Kilgore PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Discuss the functional potential of implanted neuroprosthetics in SCI.

    Objective 2. Identify the functional outcomes for implanted multi-function neuroprosthetics

  • TELMYOS - A Feasibility Study of a Telemetric Wheelchair Control Interface Based on the Bilateral Recording of Myoelectric Signals from Ear Muscles
    Ruediger Rupp PhD
    Objectives
    Objective 1. Describe a novel control interface for assistive technology.
10:45 AM – 12:00 PMCourse: Rehab Standards: Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Upper Extremity Evaluation and Treatment for Tetraplegia. Part Four- Research and Beyond- Lab
Moderator: Isa A. McClure PT, MAPT; Anne Bryden MA, OTR/L
Location: Commonwealth Hall D
11:10 AM – 12:00 PMSpine Symposium Lunch with Guest Speaker
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
12:00 PM – 1:30 PMSpine Symposium Topic: Rehab and Long Term Care of Patients with SCI
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • The Next Step - What Happens After Acute Care?
    Matthew Davis MD
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
    Andrei Krassioukov MD, PhD, FRCPC
  • Controversies - Point-Counterpoint
  • Ventilator Management
    Stephen McKenna MD
  • Bladder Management
    Matthew Davis MD
  • The Psychological Aspect of SCI - How to Cope?
    Nancy Rosenberg
01:30 PM – 2:20 PMSpine Symposium Topic: SCI Research
Location: Commonwealth Hall C
  • Prediction Models for BP Management in Acute SCI
    Andrew Reisner MD
  • Future Directions for SCI Research
    Linda Jones PT
02:20 PM – 2:20 PMCourse Conclusion
Location: Commonwealth Hall C

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