Conference Agenda

2012 Conference Agenda  

8:00 – 8:40 AM
Exhibits Open
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 AM         
Welcome and Introductions  

9:00 – 9:30 AM         
“Optimizing Concussion Recovery 
Robin Hanks, PhD, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

9:30 – 10:15 AM        
“Robotic Exoskeleton for SCI Mobility” 
Ekso Bionics

10:15 – 10:30 AM        
Q & A Session
Panel to include: Dr. Hanks and Ekso Bionics 

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break & Exhibits

11:00 – 11:30 AM
"Sleep Disordered Breathing in Patients with SCI 
Safwan Badr, MD, DMC Harper University Hospital  

11:30 – 11:45 AM
Q & A Session
Safwan Badr, MD

12:00 – 1:15 PM
Lunch & Keynote Speaker**
"Latest SCI Research from Around the Globe: Clinical Trials Network"
Wise Young, MD, Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

1:15 – 2:00 PM
“Patient Transfer Products: Maximizing Safety and Independence
Karen Murphy, OTR, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 


2:00 – 2:30 PM
"Prosthetic Technology from Early Intervention to the Definitive Stage" 
Ken Eick. C.P., Wright & Filippis

2:30 – 2:45 PM
Break & Exhibits

2:45 – 3:15 PM
“Yoga Principles Applied to Rehabilitation Programs"
Erin Krugal, PT, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan 

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Q & A Session
Panel to include: All afternoon speakers

3:30 PM
Adjourn & CEU Certificates Distributed

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Young is the director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a professor at Rutgers. He is recognized as one of the world's outstanding neuroscientists and is a leader in spinal cord injury research.

Dr. Young was part of the team that discovered and established high-dose methylprednisolone (MP) as the first effective therapy for spinal cord injuries. This 1990 work upended concepts that spinal cord injuries were permanent, refocused research, and opened new vistas of hope. In addition, Dr. Young developed the first standardized rat spinal cord injury model used worldwide for testing therapies, formed the first consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test promising therapies, and helped establish several widely accepted clinical outcome measures in spinal cord injury research.

In August 2001, TIME Magazine named Dr. Young as ‘America’s Best’ in the field of spinal cord injury research. In 2005 he was the first researcher elected to the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame.

**The conference is FREE, however if you wish to attend the lunch and keynote presentation, there is a $38 fee.