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7:30 a.m.

Registration; Continental Breakfast


William P. Fay, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, J.W. & Lois Winifred Stafford Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research, Professor of Medicine and Medical Pharmacology & Physiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri 


Brain Oscillatory Mechanisms of Cognition and Motor Learning: Impact on Neurorehabilitation
Leonardo G. Cohen, MD, Chief, Human Cortical Physiology and Neurorehabilitation Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH

Learning Objectives:

      • Understand how learning consolidates in healthy humans and patients with stroke.
      • Understand the contribution of brain oscillatory activity to skill learning in the recovery process after stroke lesions.




Brain Repair After Stroke
Steven C. Cramer, MD, Professor, Depts. Neurology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Associate Director, Institute for Clinical & Translational Science, University of California, Irvine

Learning Objectives:

      • Understand at least 3 categories of restorative therapy under study to improve outcomes after stroke.
      • Describe anatomical and physiological measurements that can be used to predict extent of response to restorative therapies after stroke.


The Functional Significance of Experience-Dependent Plasticity in the Mature Human Brain: Insights From Current and Former Amputees
Scott Frey, PhD, Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the concept that activity-dependent changes in brain organization are transferred between the cerebral hemispheres; and
      • Identify use of ambulatory assessment techniques to quantify activity during everyday life.


Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m.

Robotic Gait Training in Non-Ambulatory Stroke Survivors
Wen Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, Kansas University Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

      • Understand the current state of art on the topic of robot-aided gait training in stroke rehabilitation, focusing on the current challenges in moving the field forward.
      • Learn the background and rational of a novel training device as a possible solution to overcome the limitations of the current robotic devices.
      • Assess the results of a pilot study and plans for future research.


Stroke Rehabilitation in the World of Acute Care
Nneka L. Ifejika MD MPH, Associate Professor, Section Chief of Stroke Rehabilitation, Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholar, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Department of Population and Data Sciences, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Learning Objectives:

      • Identify barriers to IRF rehabilitation for stroke patients during the acute hospitalization.
      • Review legislative changes that may restrict access to IRF care.
      • Discuss multidisciplinary collaborative opportunities to improve acute inpatient stroke rehabilitation.


Functional Status Evaluations and Stroke Outcomes in Stroke Rehabilitation
Joseph Burris, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical PM&R

Learning Objectives:

      • Review of functional measures used in stroke rehabilitation including literature review of appropriate use, statistical significance, to improve understanding of the use of these measures for the attendees.
      • Review of current health system data collected regarding functional measures in stroke rehabilitation, to improve understanding of the use of these measures for the attendees and how they have been operationalized within a specific health system.


Closing Remarks/Adjourn
Greg Worsowicz, MD, MBA Chair and Professor of Clinical PM&R, University of Missouri