Rusk Rehabilitation 4th Annual Research Symposium

Thursday, April 26, 2018

NYU Langone Health
Alumni Hall B and Breezeway Hall
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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NYU Langone Health’s Rusk Rehabilitation is hosting its fourth annual research symposium featuring several renowned speakers, including Michael L. Boninger, MD, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of PM&R, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Boninger, a leader in shaping rehabilitation medicine’s role in the changing world of healthcare, is this year’s recipient of the Rusk Award for Leadership and Innovation in PM&R.

Our own researchers will share information on advances being made at Rusk. Poster sessions will run throughout the day, with more than 65 exhibits, and presentations will take place on a variety of rehabilitation medicine topics.

List of topics and speakers, and planned agenda for the event:

9:00-9:30 AM    Registration
9:30-9:45 AM   Welcome from Chair, Vice-Chair of Research, and introduction of Awardee

                        Steven Flanagan, MD, Chair, Rusk Rehabilitation
                        Preeti Raghavan, MD, Vice-Chair of Rehabilitation Research

Awardee: Michael L Boninger MD, Vice Chair for research in the department of PM&R, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

9:45-10:45am    Keynote Address

The Hype and Hope of Assistive Technology
Michael L. Boninger, MD

10:45-11:00am    Break

11:00-noon    Presentations

11:00-11:15    Head Mounted Displays for Contextual Sensory Integration
Anat Lubetzky, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, New York University
11:15-11:30    Digital Cardiac Rehabilitation for Older Adults: A Pilot at NYU Langone Health
John A. Dodson, MD, MPH, FACC, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Population Health, Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology

11:30-11:45    Subjective and Objective Fall-Related Factors and Dual-Task Performance in Older Adults: Implications for Rehabilitation
Chelsea Schoen, PhD, Rusk Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Postdoctoral Fellow

11:45-12:00    The Impact of Residual Limb Shape and Dermatoses on Prosthetic Performance and Enablement
Michael Juszczak, Research Coordinator

Noon-1:00         Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM    Presentations

1:00-1:15    Post-Traumatic Neurodegeneration: Knowns and Unknowns
Kristen Dams O’Connor (Mount Sinai), Associate Professor, Director of the Brain Injury Research Center, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine & Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

1:15-1:30    Do Dyspnea Scores Predict Exacerbation Risk in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
Anna Norweg, PhD, OTR

1:30-1:45    Is There Really Coordination Between the Eye and Hand
                          John-Ross Rizzo, MD, MSCI, Assistant Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Associate)

1:45-2:00 PM     Poster Snapshots (3 min presentations)

2:00-3:00 PM     Poster Session

3:00 PM             Adjourn