Precision Rehabilitation – Inaugural Scientific Retreat

June 29 and 30, 2021
11 a.m. -  4 p.m. EDT

Register for the precision rehabilitation retreat here.

How do we choose the best rehabilitation interventions for our patients? What makes an intervention better for one patient over another? Patient-specific intervention in rehabilitation is a growing need. Join us for free over two-days as we explore the concept of “precision rehabilitation.” Listen as experts in related fields set the framework for how precision medicine has been successful, hear about resources that may be available from MR3 Centers and funding agencies, and help set the direction for future areas of research and implementation.

Panel Topics

  • Precision Rehabilitation Requires Precision Measurement
  • Open-Source Tools for Real-World Monitoring in Rehabilitation
  • Evolution of Pediatric Precision Rehabilitation
  • Precision Regenerative Rehabilitation
  • Implementing Precision Rehabilitation in Learning Health Systems
  • Neuromodulation is Particularly Amenable to Precision Rehabilitation

Keynote Speakers

Amy K. Wagner, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship
Associate Director Rehabilitation Research
Past President, National Neurotrauma Society

Massimo Cristofanilli, M.D.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology

Moderated Panel Discussion Leader

Steven Wolf, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Closing Remarks

Theresa Cruz, Ph.D.

Director, NICHD National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)


Agenda (All Times Eastern)

Day 1: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

11:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction
Dr. Rick Segal, National Center of Neuromodulation, Medical University of South Carolina

11:15  to 12:15 p.m.
Keynote: The Path to the Development of a Precision Oncology Program: Challenges and Opportunities
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli
Northwestern University
Steve Cramer, M.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
R. James Cotton, M.D., Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

12:15 to 1 p.m.
Keith Yeates, Ph.D.
University of Calgary
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA
University of Oklahoma

1:00 to 1:15 p.m.

1:15 to 2:00 p.m.
AR3T Session
Carmen Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Christopher Evans, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
NC NM4R Session
Ela Plow, PT, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Lisa McTeague, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

2:45 to 3:00 p.m.

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Breakout Rooms

-Funding Agencies
Facilitator: Randal Davis, MBA
Medical University of South Carolina

-Pediatric Precision Rehabilitation
Facilitator: Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech

-Outcomes and Assessment
Facilitator: Craig Velozo, Ph.D., OTR/L
Medical University of South Carolina

-Sensors and Wearables
Facilitator: Scott Delp, Ph.D.
Stanford University

-Genomics and Biomarkers
Facilitator: Paolo Bonato, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Day 2: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Keynote: Rehabilomics Research: Towards a Precision Medicine Approach to Optimizing Function after Acquired Brain Injury
Keynote speaker:
Dr. Amy Wagner
University of Pittsburgh
Jordan Grafman, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Helen Bronte-Stewart, M.D., MSE
Stanford University

12:00 to 12:45 p.m.
C-STAR Session
Arun Jayaraman, PT, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Luca Lonini, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

12:45 to 1:00 p.m.

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Restore Session
Jen Hicks, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Carmichael Ong, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Joy Ku, Ph.D.
Stanford University

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
LeaRRn Session
Joel Stevans, Ph.D., DC
University of Pittsburgh
Janet Freburger, PT, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh

2:30 to 2:45 p.m

2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion
Dr. Steven Wolf, Emory University
Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D.
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion
Craig Velozo Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Medical University of South Carolina

Closing Remarks
Dr. Teresa Hayes Cruz, Director, NICHD National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research