18th Annual Rehabilitation Research Day
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute in partnership with the Schools of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation co-sponsor an interdisciplinary annual research day. Faculty presenters, Drs. Janet Bettger and Sara Cuccurullo, will present on multidisciplinary research and clinical practice in the field of rehabilitation. Dr. Cuccurullo is appointed as Chair at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of Rehabilitation Care Transformation Services of Hackensack Meridian Health Network. Her clinical research is focused on Rehabilitation of Stroke patients utilizing cardiovascular conditioning at the JFK Johnson Stroke Recovery Program. The research includes the Stroke-HEARTTM Trials and the upcoming Stroke Recovery Program CROSS (Cardiac Rehabilitation of Stroke Survivors) trials. Dr. Bettger is a Tenured Associate Professor in the Duke University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with a secondary appointment in the School of Nursing. She is the Director of the NIA-funded Duke Roybal Center on Social and Behavioral Interventions to Promote Healthy Longevity and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Health Policy, facilitated from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy.
The highest scored trainee abstracts in trainee categories ranging from undergraduates to residents will present their studies as oral presentations, while the remaining abstract submissions will be presented as posters during a poster session. This educational intervention will provide attendees with the latest updates in critical areas of basic, clinical, and translational research in rehabilitation, which will improve patient care and bench-to-bedside translation of research.
This activity is designed for physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals interested in basic, clinical, and translational research in rehabilitation.
• Identify state of the art developments in basic, clinical, and translational research in rehabilitation;
• Delineate changes and improvements in patient practice that can be implemented based on the presented research;
• Discuss future needs in rehabilitation practice at the University of Pittsburgh and beyond that can also be investigated preclinically.
8:40am Registration and Breakfast, WPU Lower Lounge (Ground Floor)
8:50am Welcome, Dr. Corina Bondi
9-10:30am Poster Session, WPU Dining Room A (First Floor) *No CME credit awarded
10:30-11:45am Best Rehab Research Presentations *No CME credit awarded
11:45am-12:45pm SHRS Lecture, Dr. Janet Bettger
1:30-2:30pm Brenes Lecture, Dr. Sara Cuccurullo
2:30pm Poster and RI Pilot Grant awards and adjourn, Dr. Corina Bondi *No CME credit awarded
Sara Cuccurullo, MD, Professor and Chairman, Residency Program Director, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, Medical Director and VP, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Physician-in-Chief Rehabilitation Services HMH
Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Institute (CTSA) Pilots Accelerator Core Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Corina Bondi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh
Gwendolyn Sowa, PhD, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh
Shawn Flanagan, PhD, MHA, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
• Dr. Cuccurullo: Royalties; Demos/Springer Publishing.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 2.0 Contact Hours.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approve provider of Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 2.0 units of General Access CEUs.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 Attendance