Panther Rehab Grand Rounds
14th Annual Rehabilitation Institute Research Day

Panther Rehab Grand Rounds

Our monthly grand rounds lecture series, is an opportunity to learn about the newest trends and outcomes in medical practice and research through lectures by leaders in rehab medicine and research.

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Current Concepts in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

September 15, 2018
UPMC Mercy, Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, 2nd Floor

Welcome! We are excited to have you attend the 4th Annual Current Concepts in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation conference at UPMC Mercy Saturday, September 15, 2018.

For environmental reasons, printed copies of PowerPoint lectures and handouts will not be provided. If you'd like to print copies, they are available in the links below.

Health and Wellness after SCI
Liz Dunn, MS, RD, LDN; Dan McCoy, BA, CPT
Health and Wellness Handout

Changes in Health Care Climate: Post-Acute Care of SCI
Michael Boninger, MD

Interactive Session: Motivation and Goal Setting
Justin Dumont, DO; Geoff Henderson, MD
Partnering with Patients Handout
Promoting Goal Setting Handout

Roundtable Sessions
A: Oncology and SCI Rehab
B: Preventing Secondary Complications after SCI
C: Managing Challenging Patients
D: Acute Care Management of SCI/D
E: SCI Rehab Tricks of the Trade
F: Bladder Management 101
G: Community Reintegration through Adaptive Recreation and Leisure

Breakout Session 1

Session A: Management of the Bariatric Population with SCI
Joe Everhart, DPT, NCS; Mallory Koch, MOT, OTR/L
Bariatric Population Management Handout

Session B: Rehabiltation of Older Adults with SCI
Rachel Hibbs, DPT; Elizabeth Stanley, DPT
Geriatrics Handout

Breakout Session 2

Session A: Dysphagia and Self-Feeding in Acute Tetraplegia
Danielle Karhut, MOT, OTR/L; Rob Masterson, SLP
Dysphagia and Self-Feeding Handout

Session B: Special Considerations in Central Cord Syndrome
Briana Kelly, MOT, OTR/L; Lauren Malacarne, DPT, NCS
Special Considerations Handout

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Sports Ultrasound Conference

September 21-22, 2018
Day 1: Herbermann Conference Center
Day 2: Biomedical Science Tower Lobby

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Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

November 3, 2018
UPMC Mercy, Ferdinand Clark Auditorium

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January 18, 2017
Robert Gaunt, PhD
Research Asst Professor
Dept. of PM&R
University of Pittsburgh

February 15, 2017
Stacy Suskauer, MD
Assoc. Professor, PM&R
Dir, Ctr for Brain Injury Recovery, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

March 15, 2017
Erik Hans Hoyer, MD
Assistant Professor, PM&R
Dep.Dir., Patient Safety
Johns Hopkins Hosptial