Summit 2012 Presentations

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8:00–8:30 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER 
Robert Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health,Veterans Health Administration
Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS Summit 2012 Program Committee Chairman (MODERATOR)

8:30–10:00 am (1201) PLENARY SESSION
Technology Is Essential for Community Participation, Quality of Life, and Health for People with SCI
Rory Cooper, PhD
Hayley Howells, MPT, Summit 2012 Program Committee Member (MODERATOR)

10:30 am–Noon

(1202): Functional Outcomes after Implantation of a Myoelectrically Controlled Neuroprosthesis  in People with Tetraplegia
Anne Bryden, OTR/L
Kevin Kilgore, PhD

(1203): Multifunction Neuroprostheses for Restoration of Motor Function in SCI
Kevin Kilgore, PhD

(1204): Immune Dysregulation in Relapsing and Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Benjamin M. Segal, MD 
Dennis Bourdette, MD 
Michael D. Carrithers, MD, PhD 

(1205): Peri-Operative Care for Pressure Ulcer Surgery: Optimizing for Successful Outcomes
Walter Chua, MD

(1206): Cultural Immersion: A Framework for Guiding SCI and Other Patients Through the World of Health Care
Bernard C. Jorn, MDiv, MEd, BCC

1:30–3:00 pm

(1207): Advanced Applications of the Reciprocal Gait Prosthesis
John Schulte, CPO, FAAOP

(1208): Description of a Six-Week Pilot Study of the Ekso Wearable Exoskeleton after SCI
Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST
James Crew, MD

(1209): New and Emerging Immunotherapies for Multiple Sclerosis
John W. Rose, MD
William Tyor, MD Slides: set 1, set 2 
Ruth Whitham, MD

(1210): Neurogenic Bowel Management in Spinal Cord Injury: Secondary Complications and Quality Of Life
Susan Garber, MA, OTR, FACRM

(1211): Making a Difference: Multidisciplinary Care for Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral
Sclerosis (ALS)
Huned Patwa, MD 
Anne Bateman, NP, CRRN

3:30–5:00 pm

(1212): LifeWaters Vets: SCUBA Diving as a Means of Recreation Therapy
Charley Wright, MS,  CTRS, ATP
Jody Paniagua, PT

(1213) SYMPOSIUM: Wheelin Groovy –The Ultimate Outdoor Experience
Suzanne Kenrick, CTRS
Valerie McNary, CTRS

(1214): Incidence and Clinical Features of MS: An Update from Contemporary Military Cohorts
Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH 
William Joel Culpepper, PhD 
John Rinker II, MD 

(1215): Evaluation of Methods to Estimate Renal Function Versus Actual Drug Clearance in Individuals with SCI
Jennifer P. Lee, PharmD, BCPS

(1216): Respiratory Dysfunction in SCI/D: Pathophysiology Assessment and Treatment
James Hunziker, MSN, ARNP Slides: set 1, set 2, set 3
Toni Chiara, PhD, PT
Charles J. Gutierrez, PhD, RRT, FAARC

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8:00–8:30 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Peter Axelson, MSME, ATP, RET, Director Research & Development Beneficial Designs, Inc. Slides: set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4
Sherman Gillums, Associate Executive Director, Veterans Benefits Department, Paralyzed Veterans of America (MODERATOR)

8:30–10:00 am (1217) PLENARY SESSION
Translational Leap from Laboratory Clinic: Building on the Molecular Revolution for Spinal Cord Dysfunction
Jeffrey Kocsis, PhD 
Stephen Waxman, MD, PhD
Gordon Mansfield, Former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs & Former Executive Director of Paralyzed Veterans of America (MODERATOR)

10:30 am–Noon

(1218): Fatigue and Sleep Disorders in MS
Wolfgang Schmidt-Norwara, MD

(1219): Imaging of Neuromyelitis Optica, Imaging Overlap, and Separation from MS
Jack H. Simon, MD, PhD
Anthony Traboulsee, MD
Robert Baumhefner, MD 

(1220): Twenty-One Years After Its PVA Conference Debut, Maggot Therapy Has Come of Age
Ronald Sherman, MD, MSc

(1221): Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Gel for Wounds on Persons with SCI
Laurie M. Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS

(1222): Promoting Sexual Health for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries and Multiple Sclerosis
Colleen Clemency Cordes, PhD
Linda Mona, PhD

1:30–3:00 pm

(1223): Nursing Best Practices: A Case Study Approach to Nursing Care of the SCI, MS, and ALS Patient in Varied Care Settings
Deborah Downey, RN, MN, CRRN 
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC 
Cassandra Miller-Hardwick, MSN, RN, CRRN

(1224): Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: Vision and Eye Issues
Robert K. Shin, MD 
Warren Felton, MD 
Alessandro Serra, MD

(1225): Promoting Independence with Bowel Management after Spinal Cord Injury: A Patient-Centered Program
Briana J. Kelly, OTR/L
Kelly Noone, OTR/L

(1226): Culturally Competent Substance Abuse Treatment for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or  Multiple Sclerosis
Marsha N. Sargeant, PhD
Linda Mona, PhD

3:30–5:00 pm

(1227): Acute Myelopathy: Focus on Transverse Myelitis
D David Alexander, MD Slides: set 1,  set 2 

(1228): Addressing the Cognitive Challenges in MS Patients within the VA System
Laura Leach, PhD
Pamela Miller, MA, CCC-SLP
Anne Bateman, NP, CRRN 

(1229): Measuring Bone Mineral Density in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries: Evaluating the Validity of Quantitative Ultrasound
April M. Saval, MS-PAC

(1230): Health Games for Individuals with SCI: Considerations in the Development of a Health Promotion Gaming Application
Michelle Mead, PhD
Eric Maslowski, BS

(1231): Evidence-Based Supported Employment in SCI: Work Participation and Quality of Life
Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD
Catherine Wilson, PhD
Rachel Ahumada, CRC
Barbara Taylor, OTR/L, CHT

Thursday, August 30, 2012

8:00–8:30 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Glenn D. Graham, MD, PhD, Deputy National Director of Neurology VA Central Office, Washington DC
Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS (MODERATOR)

8:30–10:00 am (1232) PLENARY SESSION
Addressing MS Patients’ Needs
George Howard Kraft, MD, MS 
Dennis Bourdette, MD (MODERATOR)

10:30 am–Noon

(1233): Integrating SCI Rehabilitation Outcomes
Bridget Bennett, MD  
Itala Wickremasinghe, MD

(1234): The Effect of Rehabilitation on Neurobiology of MS and SCI
Albert Lo, MD, PhD 
Keith Tansey, MD, PhD 
Christina Hughes, MD

(1235): Revisions on Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Following
SCI and Prevention of Thromboembolism in SCI
Lawrence Vogel, MD 
David Chen, MD 
Susan Garber, MA, OTR, FACRM  

(1236): Unmet Expectations of Adjustment and Life Satisfaction among People with Spinal Cord Injury
Yue Cao, PhD, MSPH
James S. Krause, PhD

(1237): Predictors of Quality of Life among Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries Completing Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation
Addie Fortmann, MS


(1238): Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: What Patients’ PCPs Need to Know
H. Keels S. Jorn, MD

(1239): Gait and Imbalance in Multiple Sclerosis: A VA Perspective
Mary Fitzpatrick, BSN, MPH, ANP
Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT

(1240): Drying Our Fears: The Role of Botox in Managing Urinary Symptoms in SCI/D
Larissa Bresler, MD

(1241): Social Work Roles and Patient-Centered Models: Striving for Client and Caregiver Interdependence
Alicia P. Sloan, MSW, LICSW
Sandra L. Koenig, ACSW, CSWHC, OTR/L
Warren McCluney, MSW, LMSW

3:30–5:00 pm

(1242): Palliative Care and Veterans with ALS: Life-Care Planning and Delivering Excellent Care 
Tony Hilton, MSN, FNP, CRRN, DrPH 
Kathleen A. Bixby, MSN, CHPN

(1243): Chronic Pain Management in Post Spinal Cord Injury and Multiple Sclerosis
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC 
Edwin George, MD 
David R. Gater, Jr., MD, PhD

(1244): Planning and Design Strategies for the New VA Dallas Long-Term-Care Spinal Cord Injury Facility
Beth Carroll, AIA, LEED, AP, EDAC 
Itala Wickremasinghe, MD  

(1245): A Transdisciplinary Education Model for Advancing Sexual Health in Adults with Spinal
Cord Injury
Kristine L. Engel, RN, MSN, CRRN
Michelle Wesline, RN

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