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Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland
January 4-5, 2001
Objectives of Symposium

Thursday, January 4, 2001

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registrants and Attendees
Posters & Exhibits
8:30 a.m.


Michael Weinrich, M.D., Director - NCMRR/NICHD
Ralph Nitkin, Ph.D., Program Director - NCMRR/NICHD
Carol Sheredos, PT, MA, Policy Fellow - NCMRR/NICHD

Faculty Members Roster

I. Introduction

Moderator:  Margaret G. Stineman, M.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Senior Fellow, Institute on Aging; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

8:50 - 9:00 a.m. Overview
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Demographics and Scope of the Problem - Kenneth Manton, Ph.D. - Director, The Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC
(Information not presented)
9:20 - 9:40 a.m. The Biology of Inactivity: Secondary Physiological Changes - Richard F. Macko, M.D. (PDF - 1.26 MB) - Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Gerontology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Where Does Mobility Get You? David B. Gray, Ph.D. (PDF - 132 KB) - Professor, Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
10:00 - 10:10 a.m. Questions
10:10 - 10:45 a.m. Break - Posters & Exhibits

II. Efferent Signals and Sensory Feedback

Moderator:  Marjorie Anderson, Ph.D. - Professor and Vice Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

10:50 - 11:00 a.m. Overview
11:00 - 11:20 a.m. Motor Cortex - Randolph Nudo, Ph.D. - Associate Director of Research, Center of Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
11:20 - 11:40 a.m. Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication and Control - Jonathan R. Wolpaw, M.D. - Chief, Laboratory of Nervous System Disorders, Wadsworth Center, NY State Department of Health and SUNY, Albany, NY
11:40 - 12:00 noon Postural Adaptation to Sensory Loss - Fay Horak, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
12:00 - 12:10 p.m. Questions
12:10 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch - Posters & Exhibits

III. Generation of Movement

Moderator:  Hunter Peckham, Ph.D. (PDF - 24 KB) - Director of FES Center, Cleveland VA Medical Center and Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

1:20 - 1:25 p.m. Overview
1:25 - 1:45 p.m. Disturbances of Motor Coordination in Stroke: Mechanisms and Implications for Rehabilitation - William Zev Rymer, M.D., Ph.D. , Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
1:45 - 2:05 p.m. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for CNS Paresis - John Chae, M.D.,
How NMES Works - (16.6MB in MPG format)
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
2:05 - 2:25 p.m. Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation - Neville Hogan, Ph.D. (PDF - 280 KB) - Professor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
2:25 - 2:30 p.m. Common Themes in Movement Generation - P. Hunter Peckham, Ph.D.
2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Questions

IV. Movement and Balance: Modeling and Simulation

Moderator:  Edmund Y.S. Chao, Ph.D. - Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Vice Chairman for Research, The Ross Research Building, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2:40 - 2:50 p.m. Overview
2:50 - 3:10 p.m. Modeling and Simulation of Movement Disorders - Scott Delp, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Biomechanical Engineering Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. Modeling of the Hand - Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Virtual Reality and Real-Habilitation - Robert V. Kenyon, Ph.D. (PDF - 1.16 MB)
(7.84MB in ppt Format) - Visiting Associate Professor, Human Interface Technology Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
3:50 - 4:00 p.m. Questions
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Reception - Posters & Exhibits

Friday, January 5, 2001

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Trans-NIH Research Initiatives - Richard E. Swaja, Ph.D.
(Slide Presentation) (PDF - 200.53 KB) - Senior Advisor for Biomedical Engineering, Office of Extramural Research, Bethesda, MD

V. Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies

Moderator:  Dudley Childress, Ph.D. - Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Overview
9:10 - 9:30 a.m. Bone Anchored Amputation Prostheses - Rickard Branemark, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. - Director, Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration, Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgren University Hospital of Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Challenges in Achieving Direct Skeletal Attachment - Kevin Healy, Ph.D. - (Slide Presentation) - Associate Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
9:50 - 10:10 a.m. Robotics Research and the Prosthetics-Orthotics Industry - Gil Pratt, Ph.D. (PDF - 660 KB) - Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Leg Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Wheeled Mobility - Rory Cooper, Ph.D., - Research Scientist, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Director, VA Rehab. R&D Center of Excellence; Professor and Department Chair, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. Weight-supported Walking - Bruce Dobkin, M.D. , Department of Neurology, Reed Neurological Research Center, Los Angeles, CA
11:05 - 11:15 a.m. Questions
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Margaret Stineman, M.D.
- Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Murray Goldstein, D.O. - Medical Director, United Cerebral Palsy Research & Educational Foundation, Washington, DC
Thomas E. Strax, M.D. - Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, NJ
Robert Dean, Jr., Ph.D., D.Sc. - President, Synergy Innovations, Inc., Lebanon, NH
12:15 p.m. Adjournment
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