Summit 2013 Presentations

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8:30 AM (1301) PLENARY SESSION 
Assistive Technology: Research to Clinical Practice 
Rory A. Cooper, PhD and Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh & Rosemarie Cooper, MPT, ATP and Director, Center for Assistive Technology
Moderator: Sherman Gillums, Associate Executive Director, Veterans Benefits Department, Paralyzed Veterans of America

10:30 AM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Catherine Kelly, PT, DPT, MS
(1302)  Diagnosing Mild Head Injury in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 
Kathleen Castillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Kazuko Shem, MD
 
(1303)  Satisfaction with Life After Spinal Cord Injury: A Look Over 35 Years 
Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD,CBIST
Kimberly Bellon, CBIS
Jerry Wright, MS, CBIST 

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Michael Levin, MD
(1304) Immunopathogenesis and Disease
Modifying Therapies 
Olaf Stuve, MD, PhD
William Tyor, MD  
Benjamin Segal, MD 

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Stephen Yerkovich, MD
(1305) Pain Management in Post Spinal Injury and Multiple Sclerosis 
David Gater, MD, PhD, MS  
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC 

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Maureen Simonson, RN, MSN
(1306)   Sexual Presence: A Mindfulness-based Approach to Increasing Sexual Satisfaction among Individuals with SCI 
Linda Mona, PhD
Linda Baggett, PhD
Elisha Carcieri, MS
 
(1307)  Pregnancy and Spinal Cord Injury: How it Can Get Complicated 
Maureen Simonson, RN, MSN

1:30 PM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC
(1308)  Obesity Drives the Metabolic Syndrome in SCI 
David Gater, MD, PhD, MS

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: John Rinker, MD
(1309)  Optic Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Hot Topics 
Robert K. Shin, MD

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Elizabeth Auld, PA-C
(1310) Improving ALS Care from Diagnosis to Death: A Model Based on Palliative Care Principles
Kathleen Bixby, MSN, CHPN
 
(1311)  Applying the Promise/Domain Model to ALS Care: An Interactive Learning Session 
Tony Hilton, RN, MSN, FNP, CRRN, DrPH

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Allison Kitchens, LMSW
(1312)  Supporting the Caregivers of Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury/Disease 
Jeanine Penzo, MSW, LICSW
 
(1313)  MS Caregiver Matters: Education and Support-Just a Phone Call Away 
Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Margaret Kazmierski, MSW, LCSW-C, MSCS

3:30 PM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
(1314)  Culturally-Competent Comprehensive Care for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury and Serious Mental Illness 
Gretchen Sholty, PhD
Linda Mona, PhD
Marsha Sargeant, PhD

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Mark Agius, MD
(1315)  Advanced Management of Spasticity
Ileana Howard, MD
Keith Claffey, CWCN, APN
George Gombas, MD

TRACK THREE- Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Penny Graves, RN, MSN, CCM, CRRN
(1316)  Monitoring Pressure Ulcer Healing in Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury 
Deirdre Murphy, RN, MSN
Marylou Guihan, PhD
(1317) Self Management to Prevent Ulcers in SCI
Marylou Guihan
PhD Dawn Ehde, PhD

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Michael Richardson, MD, FACP
(1318)  GU issues in SCI and MS Veterans, Review of  Minimally Invasive Treatments
Larissa Bresler, MD 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

8:00 AM  KEYNOTE SPEAKER
A Closer Review of SCI Rehabilitation Outcome
Sherman Gillums, Associate Executive Director, Veterans Benefits Department, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Moderator: Lana McKenzie, RN,BSN,MBA, Associate Executive Director, Medical Services and Healthy Policy, Paralyzed Veterans of America

8:30 AM (1319) PLENARY SESSION
VA SCI/D System of Care: Where are we now and where are we going?
Dr. Barry Goldstein, VHA Nationals SCI Chief Consultant
Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS; Summit 2013 Program Committee Chairman

10:30 AM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Michael Richardson, MD, FACP
(1320)  Promoting Learning to Remote Providers via Nursing Grand Rounds in a Veterans Affairs System 
Tiffany Villamin, RN, BSN, CRRN
Debbie Holzer, RN, MSN, CRRN
(1321)  Curriculum Based Educational Program for SCI Patients 
Evelyn Quinones, RN, MSN
Zulma Jimenez, RN,MSN, CRRN

TRACK TWO –Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Peggy Wisdom, MD
(1322)  Disordered Sleep and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis 
Florian Thomas, MD, MA, PhD
Raman Malhotra, MD

TRACK THREE- Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Christopher Bever, MD
(1323) Cell-Based Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Cord Injury
Dennis Bourdette, MD 
Michael Carrithers, MD, PhD  
Jeffery Kocsis, PhD 

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Catherine Kelly, PT, DPT, MS
(1324)  Telehealth: SCI/D’s Biggest Advancement in Quality of Life since the Introduction of the Power Chair 
Richard J. Strozewski, BA, MP, PMP

1:30 PM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Allison Kitchens, LMSW
(1325)  Expanding the Horizons: Delivering Social Work Services to SCI/D Patients Through Videoconferencing Technology 
Joyce Williams, LCSW
Carol Gibson-Gill, MD
Karen Farrell, RN, MaEd

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Micheline McCarthy
(1326) Addressing the Challenge of Fatigue in People with MS
Cinda Hugos, MS, PT
Lois Copperman, PhD, OTR/L

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Hayley Howells, MPT
(1327) Nursing Best Practices: A Case Study Approach to Nursing Care of the SCI, MS , and ALS Patient 
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC   
Lori Hoffman, NP, MSCN  
Sharon Tanks MSN, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, MSCN 

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Christina Arenas, JD, MPH
(1328)  SCAN: A New Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Wound Care Utilizing Innovative Telemedicine Technology 
Kevin Broder, MD
Richard Bodor, MD
Elaine Minsch, MSN, RN, CRRN
 
(1329) Bringing Telehealth to Life in an SCI Center
Colleen Berding, MS, RN-BC, CRRN, MSCN

3:30 PM
TRACK ONE – Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Penny Graves, RN, MSN, CCM, CRRN
(1330)   Revisions of Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment following Spinal Cord Injury 
Lawrence Vogel, MD
(1331)  Patient and Provider Perspectives of Self-Management of Ulcers in SCI/D 
Marylou Guihan, PhD Dawn Ehde, PhD

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Walter Royal, MD
(1332) Advances in the use of MRI in the Management of MS 
Jack Simon, MD, PhD 
Ron Naismith, MD 

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
(1333)  Diagnosis, Incidence, and Treatment of Dysphagia after Spinal Cord Injury 
Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST
Kazuko Shem, MD
Kathleen Castillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS
(1334)  Rehabilitation Interdisciplinary Team Case Exploration: A Collaborative Discussion about Individuals Living with SCI and MS   
Christopher Bever, MD Benjamin Brownell, DPM
Walter Chua, MD Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC
Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
Michael Richardson, MD, FACP
Maureen Simonson, RN, MSN
Linda Mona, PhD

Thursday, August 29, 2013

8:00 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER
William Schoenhard, MHA, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management
Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS; Summit 2013 Program Committee Chairman 

8:30 AM (1335) WHITAKER LECTURE
How Far Can Epidemiology Take Us in Finding the cause of Multiple Sclerosis?
John Kurtzke, MD, FACP, FAAN Moderator: Christopher Bever, MD, MBA

10:30 AM
TRACK ONE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
(1336)  Alternative Medicine Acupuncture in SCI, Basics and Starting Out 
Kenneth Lee, MD

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: John Rose, MD
(1337) Clinical Features and Treatment Outcomes in MS: An Update from Contemporary Cohorts 
Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH  
William J. Culpepper, PhD 

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Christina Arenas, JD, MPH
(1338)  The Dos and Don’ts: Airline Travel for Individuals Using Wheelchairs 
Steve Klemz, MS, MSW, LCSW
Kathryn Wellman, MA, CRC

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Stephen Yerkovich, MD
(1339)  Nerve Transfer Surgery to Improve Hand Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Management 
Ida Fox, MD
Lorna Kahn, CHT, PT
 
(1340)  Update on Therapies to Improve Mobility for MS and SCI 
Albert Lo, MD, PhD
Ronald Triolo, PhD

1:30 PM
TRACK ONE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Jennifer French, Executive Director, Neurotech Network
(1341)   Restoring Function for Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke Populations Using Functional Electrical Stimulation 
Dustin Hardwick, PhD
Mary Harley, OT/L

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: James Hunziker, MSN, ARNP
(1342)  Multiple Sclerosis and Sexual Health 
Florian Thomas, MD, MA, PhD

TRACK THREE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Hayley Howells, MPT
(1343)  Outpatient Care Management of Veterans with ALS 
Patricia Beat Reisinger, MS, CRRN, FNP,GNP
Brigitte Lee, MSW, LCSW

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Christopher Bever, MD, MBA
(1344) Telemedicine in the Management of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury 
Robert Ruff, MD, PhD  
Glenn Graham, MD, PhD 
Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH

3:30 PM
TRACK ONE - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Penny Graves, RN, MSN, CCM, CRRN
(1345)  Psychology and Surgery Joining Hands for Comprehensive Treatment of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury 
Benjamin Brownell, PhD, DPM
Walter Chua, MD
Linda Mona, PhD
Elisha Carcieri, MS
Sarah Fraley, PhD

TRACK TWO - Crystal Ballroom D
Moderator: Pamela Miller, MA, CCC-SLP, MSCS
(1346) Cognitive Issues in Multiple Sclerosis
Robert Kane, PhD  
John DeLuca, PhD 

TRACK THREE - none

TRACK FOUR - Oceans Ballroom
Moderator: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH
(1347)  Driving and Multiple Sclerosis 
Florian Thomas, MD, MA, PhD
Patricia Niewoehner, OTR/L, CDRS

 

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