Thursday, September 16, 2010

Overview

This symposium will focus on the state of the science in treating patients with neurological diseases and injuries, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Speakers will discuss recent research results and methods for translating effective strategies into practice to maximize physical and cognitive function for these patients, thereby improving their quality of life. New exercise protocols and advances in the use of robotics as therapeutic modalities will be discussed.

Featured Speakers

Keynote:

Hermano Igo Krebs, PhD

Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Division of Rehabilitative Medicine

Who Should Attend

All providers and researchers of rehabilitative care including:

  • rehabilitation scientists
  • physicians
  • nurses
  • physical therapists
  • psychologists
  • exercise physiologists

Objectives

After attending this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Choose appropriate evidence-based exercise protocols for neurologically impaired individuals
  2. Describe the historical development as well as ongoing investigation of the use of robotics as a therapeutic mechanism and describe its current application in clinical care
  3. Identify the individual, functional, and public health implications of exercise and robotics in patients with neurological diseases and disabilities.

Fee

This program is FREE to all participants. Registration is required.

Brochure

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