SPECIAL SYMPOSIA are not-to-be-missed presentations & award lectures led by top researchers and clinicians

SPECIAL SYMPOSIA refer to one or more symposium in each block of concurrent sessions, luncheon lectures, and award lectures that have extra-wide appeal.

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3rd ACRM Women in Rehabilitation Science Symposium

Lisa L. Barnes, PhD
Professor in the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Sue A. Sisto, PT, MA, PhD, FACRM 
Professor and Chair, University of Buffalo, State University of NY
Amanda Boxtel, Professional Speaker 
Founder & Executive Director, Bridging Bionics Foundation
Maria Grufstedt, PT 
Physical Therapist and Clinical Coordinator, Bridging Bionics Foundation

Aging with and into Disability: State of the Science and Rehabilitation Implications

Flavia Heloisa. Santos, PhD
Assistant Professor, University College Dublin
Matthew P. Janicki, PhD
Co-chair, National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices and Research
Tamar Heller, MA, PhD
Department Head, Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois
Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Emily Nalder, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Assistant professor, University of Toronto

Are We Ready for Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor as a Clinical Outcome Biomarker?

Erwin E.H. van Wegen, PhD
Associate Professor, Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, Amsterdam Movement Sciences
Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Ted Kheng Siang. Ng, PhD
Research Fellow, DUKE-NUS, Centre for Aging, Research & Education (CARE)
James J. Carollo, PhD, PE
Director, Center for Movement Analysis, Childrens Hospital Colorado
Mark A. Hirsch, PhD 
Senior Scientist, Carolinas Medical Center, Department of PMR, Atrium Health
Mark A. Newman, PhD, MPH
Research Scientist, Assistant Professor, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health

Biomarkers in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Research

Steven C. Cramer, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FAHA
Professor, Dept. Neurology, University of California, Irvine
Executive Director and Professor, Cedars-Sinai

BRUCKER SYMPOSIUM: Capacity-Building in Low-Resource Regions: Lessons Learned From Global Mental Health

Lena Verdeli, Ph.D, MSc 
Director of Clinical Training, Associate prof, Teachers College, Columbia University
Alix G. Sleight, PhD, OTD, MPH, OTR/L 
Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Nicole L. Stout, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, FAPTA 
Consultant, 3eServicesLLC
Timothy Marshall, PhD, M.S., ACSM/ACS-CET 
Assistant Professor, Kean University
Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD OTR/L 
Director of Research, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation, Select Medical
Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington
Tracy M. Mroz, PhD, OTR/L 
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Amol Karmarkar, PhD 
Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
James Graham, PhD
Director, Center for Community Partnerships; Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
Colorado State University
Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, NMT/F 
Neurologic Music Therapist Fellow, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Ronald Hirschberg, MD 
Consultant Physiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Suzanne Groah, MD
Director of Spinal Cord Injury Consultation Liaison Service and of Spinal Cord Injury Research at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, NRH/Georgetown
Michael D. Kogan, PhD
Director of the Office of Epidemiology and Research for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

Personalized Connectome Profiling for Rehabilitation Patients with Neural Injury and Neurodegenerative Disorder

Andrei Irimia, MS, PhD
Director of the Aging, Imaging & Rehabilitation (AIR) Laboratory, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Patricia C. Heyn, PhD, FGSA, FACRM
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Emily Nalder, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) 
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
Victor W. Mark, MD 
Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
David L. Perez, MD, MMSc 
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Aaron D. Fobian, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lindsay Oberman, PhD
Clinical Program Leader, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Shan Siddiqi, MD
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Timothy Caulfield, BSc, LLB, LLM
Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Jennifer Gunter, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, DABPM, ABPMR (Pain)
Obstetrician/Gynecologist & Pelvic Pain Specialist, Wielding the Lasso of Truth
Medical Director, Disorder of Consciousness, Shepherd Center
John D. Corrigan, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Director, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, The Ohio State University
Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP, CBIST, CIRS
Associate Professor; Research Affiliate, USF – RMHC, Veterans Affairs, James A. Haley Hospital Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center
Terri K. Pogoda, PhD 
Research Health Scientist, VA Boston Healthcare System
Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD 
Clinical Psychologist, James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Rehabilitation Outcomes Research Center
Erica Billingsley, MA 
Student Veteran Coordinator, Center For Community Partnerships
Inbal Eshel, MA, CCC-SLP 
Senior Principal Scientist, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
L. Eugene Arnold, MEd, MD 
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Ohio State University
Areerat Suputtitada, MD 
Chair of Neurorehabilitation Research unit, Chulalongkorn University


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