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Plenary Sessions

*Listed below are the 2019 Plenary Speakers. The 2020 theme will be "Emergent Therapies in Neuromuscular Diseases"

The Use of Telemedicine to Enhance Care in ALS and Other NM Disorders

By Zachary Simmons, MD

  • Professor of Neurology and Humanities, Penn State University
  • Director, ALS Center, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Editor-in-Chief, Muscle & Nerve

Key Considerations for Upper Extremity Exoskeleton Technology Development for Individuals With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Importance of User-Centered Design

By Madeline Corrigan, PhD

  • Former Assistant Research Professor, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wearable Robotics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (research focused on medical device development, translational research and biomechanics)

Brain-Computer Applications for Individuals With NM Diseases

By Dennis J. McFarland, PhD

  • Research Scientist, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Albany, NY
  • Editor's Award in Hearing, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Pangborn Award, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
  • Altran Foundation Innovation Award (member of winning group)
  • Pirelli INTERNETional Award (member of winning group)
  • Commissioner's Recognition Award, NYSDOH (member of winning group)

Use of Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for Control of Neuroprosthetic Devices

By Paul S. Cederna, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery
  • Robert Oneal Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
  • Chairman, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Past-President, Plastic Surgery Foundation
  • Past-President, Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Past-President, American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Future of Rehabilitation Robotics Research and Practice

By Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

  • Director, Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
  • Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University

Emerging Technologies in NM Ultrasound

By Lisa D. Hobson-Webb, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, NM Division
  • Director, Duke MDA Care Center
  • Director, NM US Program, Duke University






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