2022 MR3 Network Scientific Retreat

The MR3 Network presents its second annual scientific retreat entitled Rehabilitation Clinical Trials, subtitled Innovations, Designs, and Tribulations, held September 29 through 30, 2022, via Zoom.

Scientific Retreat on Rehabilitation Clinical Trials: Innovations, Designs, & Tribulations

The MR3 Network is pleased to invite you to attend our second annual scientific retreat on September 29 and 30, 2022, via Zoom.  Register to attend the Retreat!


(subject to change, all times Eastern)

Day 1:  Thursday, September 29, 2022

11 to 11:10 a.m.:  Opening

Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina

11:10 a.m. to 12 noon:  Keynote Speaker
Session Moderator: Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina

The Complexities, Challenges, and Promise of Rehabilitation Clinical Trials
Catherine Lang, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

12 noon to 12:10 p.m.:  Break

12:10 to 1:10 p.m.:  Novel Trial Design, Session 1
Session Moderator: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Distinctive Challenges in Design and Data Analysis of Pediatric Rehabilitation Trials
Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

We Found a Way: Conducting and Modifying an In-Person Randomized Controlled Trial for Vestibular Disorders during the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City
Anat Lubetzky, PT, Ph.D., New York University

Application of Hybrid Effectiveness–Implementation Designs to Bridge the Research-Practice Divide for mRehab Interventions
Susan Magasi, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

1:10 to 1:20 p.m.:  Barriers and Difficulty of Success
Session Moderator: Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., Virginia Tech 

Standardization to Achieve Optimal Data Quality in Multi-Site Rehabilitation Clinical Trials
Veronica T. Rowe, MS(R), Ph.D., OTR/L, CBIST, FNAP, Georgia State University

Multi-Site Clinical Trials: Treatment Fidelity and Beyond
Noelle Moreau, Ph.D., PT, Louisiana State University Health Sciences New Orleans 

Participant Retention, Compensation, and Compliance during Knee Joint Immobilization Research: An Analysis of Two Clinical Trials
Matt Stock, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

2:20 to 2:30 p.m.:  Break

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.:  Outcomes
Session Moderator: Linda Resnik, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Brown University

A Story of Those Who Get Left Behind
Ela Plow, Ph.D., PT, Cleveland Clinic 

Beyond the Clinic: Measuring Walking Performance and Mobility in Daily Life
Kristie Bjornson, PT, Ph.D., MS, University of Washington

OpenCap: 3D Human Movement Dynamics from Smartphone Video
Antoine Falisse, Ph.D., Stanford University

3:30 to 3: 40 p.m.:  Break

3:40 to 4:10 p.m.:  "Student" Session—Idea Blitz!
Session Moderator: Jill Heathcock, MPT, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Utilization of EPIC Slicer Dicer in Achilles Tendinopathy–A Recruitment Case Study
Vaibhavi Rathod, PT, New York University

Changes in the Fronto-central Brain Activity for Balance Control in Chronic Stroke Survivors
Komal Kukkar, PT, MS, University of Houston

Regenerative Rehabilitation for Enhancing Muscle Recovery Following Volumetric Muscle Loss
David Johnson, BS, St. Louis University

4:10 to 5:00 p.m:  Funding Agency Q&A Session
Session Moderator: Randal Davis, MBA, Medical University of South Carolina 

Funding agency lineup to be determined

Day 2:  Friday, September 30, 2022

11:00 to 11:05 a.m.:  Opening

Randal Davis, MBA, Medical University of South Carolina

11:05 to 11:55 a.m.:  Keynote Speaker
Session Moderator: Janet Freburger, PT, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

NIH Pragmatic Collaboratory
Wendy Weber, ND, Ph.D., MPH, National Institutes of Health

11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m:  Break

12:05 to 1:05 p.m.:  Novel Trial Design, Session 2
Session Moderator: Arun Jayaraman, PT, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Assessing Organizational and Provider Context and Readiness to Inform National, Multi-Site Pragmatic Trials: Methods and Lessons Learned
Elizabeth Skidmore, Ph.D., OTR/L, University of Pittsburgh

Moving Infant Rehabilitation Forward Through Rigorous Research Design: Moving from Single Site Single Variable Trials to Multi-Arm, Multi-Phase Intervention
Stacey Dusing, PT, Ph.D., University of Southern California  

Responder Analysis vs. Mean Change Analysis in Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trials
Christy Cassarly, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

1:05 to 1:15 p.m.:  Break

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.:  Ethics and Diversity
Session Moderator: Stephanie DeLuca, Virginia Tech

Recruiting Under-Represented Minorities (U-RM) for Rehabilitation Research
Warren Lo, M.D., The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ethical Considerations in Neurorehabilitation Clinical Trials: Emerging Principles & Priorities
Michael Young, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Stakeholder Engagement and Integration in Clinical Trials
Amy Darragh, OT, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

2:15 to 2:25 p.m.:  Break

2:25 to 3:25 p.m.:  Telerehabilitation
Session Moderator: Matthew Petrucci, Ph.D., Stanford University

Novel Clinical Trial of Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-based (fNIRS) Brain Computer Interface to Augment Upper Extremity Motor Recovery after Stroke
Kelly Rishe, MSOT, OTR/L, Massachusetts General Hospital

Innovative Telerehabilitation Model for Slowing Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Overcoming Barriers during COVID-19: A Completely Virtual Tele-Exercise Intervention Study for Adults with Chronic Neurological Impairments
Kathleen Friel, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine

3:25 – 3:35 p.m.:  Break

3:35 – 4:15 p.m.:  Adaptive Trials Design
Session Moderator: Zev Rymer, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University 

Adaptive Clinical Trials in Spinal Cord Injury
James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FRCS, University of Miami

Improving Functional Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities Nationwide: A Hybrid I Effectiveness-Implementation Pragmatic Clinical Trial Approach
Emma H. Beisheim-Ryan, PT, DPT, Ph.D., VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

4:15 to 4:30 p.m.:  Closing

Closing Remarks
Theresa Hayes Cruz, Ph.D.
Director, NICHD National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research