Conferences and Webinars
The National Pediatric Rehabilitation Resource Center offers multiple informative presentations, including short courses, symposia, demonstration workshops, and webinars.
- Webinar: Quantifying Health Equity in Clinical Research March 23, 2023, 12 p.m. EST, by Jonathan Jackson, Executive Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Register in advance to attend via Zoom.
- In recent years, it has become clear that clinical research participation is more accessible to some populations relative to others. The proposed lecture will provide the audience with an overview of inequities and barriers for clinical trial recruitment in pediatric rehabilitation research. The presentation will describe current research in recruitment and inclusion science, including a testable framework for future research, as well as what investigators and study teams can do to minimize barriers to research recruitment.
- Relevant questions:
- What kinds of challenges have you faced in recruiting representative study populations
- What have you tried to do to resolve difficulties, and with what result?
- What kind of information, resources, or follow-up would be most immediately helpful during Jonathan’s presentation?
C-STAR and Restore
Upcoming Course: Machine Learning & Sensors to Enhance Rehabilitation Research
Register for this May course here.
- May 17, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Central US Time
- Over recent years, there has been an explosion of interest in wearable sensors, video, and computer vision for healthcare and patient monitoring. In this introductory course, we will take a practical approach to understand how machine learning and sensors can be applied in the rehabilitation field, pitfalls to avoid, how to get started and how these tools can create reliable digital biomarkers.
- Course Chairs:
- Arun Jayaraman, PT, Ph.D. Director, Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research; Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research, Associate Professor of PM&R, Medical Social Science, PTHMS, Northwestern University
- Joy Ku, Ph.D. Director of Promotions and Didactic Interactions for the NIH-funded Restore Center; Director of Education and Communications for the Mobilize Center; Manager of SimTK
- Eric Perreault, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University; Associate Dean for Research in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Matt Petrucci, Ph.D. Research Engineer, Bioengineering. Program Manager, Mobilize and Restore Centers, Stanford University
- Who Should Attend: Data Scientists, Engineers, MD/DO, PT, PTA, OT, SLP, RN
Register now for our Spring Webinar Series on Informatics! Join us:
- February 9, 2023 Webinar by Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH, MS, FACMI, “Learning to Use EHR Data in Learning Health Systems: Focus on Compatible Phenotypes"
- February 17, 2023 Grand Rounds by Claire Kalpakjian, PhD, MS, “Designing Data Inputs that Matter: Building An Infrastructure in a Real-World Learning Health System”
- March 8, 2023 Webinar by Hadi Kharrazi MD, PhD, MS, “Population Health Informatics: What, how, and why?”
- March 22, 2023 Grand Rounds by Megan Morris, PhD, MPH, “Advancing Healthcare Equity for Persons with Disabilities through Documentation in the Electronic Health Record”
You can view all of LeaRRn's archived events now.
Save the date for the 2023 Virtual Institute, "Rehabilitation in the Management of Chronic Conditions: Realizing the Potential" on June 13 &15, 2023.
The next presentation will take place on March 1, 2023 and will feature Dr. Andre Machado.
Register for the NC NM4R Speaker Series here.
This series will explore diverse neuromodulation methods with a focus on rehabilitation. Researchers and clinicians of all career stages (including students and fellows), who are interested in neuromodulation and novel rehabilitation techniques, are invited. At each meeting, a speaker will present a topic, study, or grant proposal relating to the improvement of rehabilitation techniques through the use of neuromodulation. The attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, exchange ideas and opinions, and develop informal discussions. This monthly meeting aims to present innovative ideas and cutting-edge methods for clinicians and researchers.
Learn more about the speaker series and view upcoming events, here.
Kick-Off Symposium and Social: 2023 American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) Annual Meeting
The American Society for Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) 2023 Annual Meeting is being held in Charleston, SC. The NC NM4R will host two pre-meeting events on March 13, 2023.
First, a symposium titled “Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation: Technological Advances and Translation of Novel Interventions into Clinical Practice” will be held from 1 pm – 5 pm. Additional details will be available soon on our website.
Then join us for a social from 5 pm – 6:30 pm that will allow the NC NM4R community and ASNR colleagues to network with food and beverages. See the invitation below for more details.
Both events will be held on the Medical University of South Carolina campus (151-A Rutledge Avenue).
Webinar on Clinical Gait Analysis using Smartphone Videos:
We are pleased to announce our upcoming webinar with Ryan Roemmich and Jan Stenum from John Hopkins University. They will present the software they have developed to perform gait analysis in multiple clinical populations using smartphone videos. They will discuss the validation of their software; demonstrate the ability to capture clinically relevant, condition-specific parameters; and guide the audience through the analysis to obtain these measures. This event will be held jointly with the Mobilize Center on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Register here