FOUR FANTASTIC PLENARIES
PLENARY I: 100 years of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: A Legacy of Disseminating the Best Evidence
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research
Leighton Chan, MD, MPH, MS
Rehabilitation Medicine Department Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health
Jason Roberts, PhD
Lydia Tacx, MBA
Director, Open Access Enablement Journal Indexation
Jeffrey Basford, MD, FACRM
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ford Vox, MD, FAAPMR, ABPMR
Medical Director, Disorders of Consciousness & Program Chair, Medical Ethics Committee
This one-hour plenary session will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We will discuss trends in manuscript topics and authorship, and identify key events and landmark papers over the past century. We will summarize the evolution of contemporary medical and scientific publishing and how these trends affect Archives and ACRM. Following this didactic presentation, key opinion leaders will participate in a roundtable discussion and anticipate the future of medical publishing.
PLENARY II: Can Data Collected Using Wearable and mHealth Technologies Result in Improvements in Rehabilitation Outcomes?
Paolo Bonato, PhD
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
This lecture will provide a critical review of how wearable and mhealth technologies are transforming the field of rehabilitation. We will show how data collected using these technologies in the clinic and in the home and community settings can be utilized to derive estimates of clinical outcomes that would otherwise require the administration of lengthy assessment procedures. Then, we will discuss how these estimates could be utilized to design and implement patient-specific rehabilitation interventions. Finally, we will discuss how we envision that the field of rehabilitation will leverage data collected using wearable and mhealth technologies to deliver better clinical outcomes.
Adam R. Ferguson, PhD
Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Dr. Adam Ferguson will share his innovative work at the interface of data science and neurotrauma, including VISION-SCI, a community data repository, that hosts subject-level data from over 4000 rodents with SCI and Open Data Commons for SCI (odc-sci.org) and TBI (odc-tbi.org), a cloud-based data infrastructure designed to accelerate progress in pre-clinical SCI and TBI research through data sharing and re-using. His current work in large-scale clinical projects will also be discussed, including a multicenter prospective Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) and SCI (TRACK-SCI) studies, and TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative.
PLENARY IV: COULTER AWARD LECTURE: Addressing Inequities: Empowering People Experiencing Disabilities
Angela Colantonio, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.)
Professor and Director
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto