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  • 7:30
    Registration; Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00
    Gregory Worsowicz, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Missouri 
  • 8:10
    Can Technologies Reverse the Failure of this Century’s 
    Clinical Trials in Stroke Rehabilitation to Improve Outcomes?
    Bruce Dobkin, MD, FRCP, Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neurology; Director, Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Program, Susan and David Wilstein Endowed Chair in Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Learning objectives:
–  Describe strategies to capture home-based practice and exercise.
–  Describe the advantages of being able to continuously monitor the physical activities of a participant in a rehabilitation trial.

  • 9:20
  • 9:35
    Robot-Aided Rehabilitation after Stroke
    Joel Stein, MD, Physiatrist-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell

Learning objectives:
–  Describe the current capabilities and limitations of robotic devices for stroke rehabilitation.
–  Identify suitable participants for robot-aided rehabilitation.

  • 10:45
    Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Cardiovascular 
    Patrice Delafontaine, MD, Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean, University of Missouri School of Medicine

Learning objectives:
–  Describe mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaque destabilization leading to ischemic events.
–  Discuss the effects of IGF-1 on atherosclerotic plaques.

  • 11:45
    Lunch (provided)


  • 12:50
    Development of a Hybrid Health Navigator and Self-management Education Intervention for Individuals with Chronic Stroke
    Timothy Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri

Learning objectives:
–  Point out the chronic needs of individuals with stroke that contribute to decreased health and quality of life.
–  Explain how self-management approaches can be used to reduce secondary stroke risk and improve participation.

  • 1:50
    Enhancing Post-stroke Recovery in Mice by “Plasticizing” 
    the Cortex Using Focal Sensory Deprivation
    Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, Norman J Stupp Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Director, Cerebrovascular Diseases Section, Department of Neurology; Co-Director, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center; Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Learning objectives:
    –  Explain the importance of synaptic plasticity in recovery after stroke.
    –  Explore means of enhancing brain plasticity to improve post-stroke recovery.

  • 3:05
    Coffee Break

  • 3:15
    Motor Recovery Following Stroke:  The Role of Brain Stimulation and Motor Learning
    Pablo Celnik, MD, Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor and Director, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Learning objectives:
    –  Describe the role of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has played on elucidating the mechanisms underlying motor recovery following stroke.
    –  Explain how TMS can be used to predict motor recovery in patients with stroke.
    –  List the potential therapeutic

  • 4:25
    Going with the Flow:  New Insights to Cerebrovascular 
    Response during Exercise
    Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center

Learning objectives:
–  Identify how cerebrovascular response to exercise may be a biomarker for brain health.
–  Differentiate the dynamic cerebrovascular

  • 5:40