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3:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Workshops
Tracks 1-3

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Workshop (2 hours)
AIS (ASIA) Scale 101
Kenneth Lee, MD

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Workshop (2 hours)
"Why SCI/D Nursing" Recruit and Retain Talent in SCI/D Nursing
Lana McKenzie, RN, MHA, CCM
Jennifer Gaoteote, RN

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Workshop (2 hours)
ALS Custom Configuration Options: A Hands on Opportunity
Steve Mitchell, OTR/L

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Meet and Greet Expo Reception

7:00am - 7:45am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B
David Zurfluh, National President, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Sherman Gillums, Jr., MS, National Executive Director

8:00am - 8:15am

Advocacy - Clinical Excellence Awards: Maryland Ballroom B
Lana McKenzie, RN, MHA, CCM, Associate Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paul Gutierrez, MS, MD, Summit Program Committee Chair

8:15am - 9:15am

Maryland Ballroom B

Plenary Session: 1701 (60 minutes) Download Unavailable
Neurotechnology: Bridging the Gap between Mind and Machine
Justin Sanchez, PhD, Director of Biological Technologies Office at DARPA

 

Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS

9:15am - 10:15am

Maryland Ballroom B

Plenary Session: 1702 (60 minutes) Download Unavailable
Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cells Restore Walking, Bowel, and Bladder Function in People with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
Wise Young, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Founding Director of W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

 

Moderator: Huned Patwa, MD

10:15am - 10:30am

National Harbor Foyer

Coffee Break

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1703 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
An Inaugural PVA Consortium Guideline: Identification and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease after SCI
Mark Nash, PhD, FACSM

 

Moderator: Cheryl Vines, MS

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1704 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Secondary Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Symptomatic Management, and Outlook on Potential Therapies
Fides M. Pacheco, MD
Olaf Stuve, MD, PhD
Shirley O’Leary, MS, APRN-C, MSCN

 

Moderator: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1705 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
SCI 101; ALS 101; MS 101: Nuts and Bolts of Understanding and Managing SCI&D
Paul Gutierrez, MS, MD
Huned Patwa, MD
William Tyor, MD

 

Moderator: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1706 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Palliative and End of Life Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis
Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH
Kathleen Bixby, RN
Marshall Balish, MD

 

Moderator: Jeanine Penzo, LICSW, MSW

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Lunch Provided and Expo

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

12:00pm

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Biogen, Product Theater Download Presentation
Lunch Provided
 

12:15pm

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Arrow Electronics, Product Theater Download Presentation
Lunch Provided
 

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1707 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Team Approach to Decisional Capacity Evaluations in SCI/D Centers: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical
Shelley Leiphart, PsyD

 

Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1708 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Nurses: MS Patient Champions from Diagnosis to Old Age
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN
Lisa Mitchell, MSN, RN, CDE, MSCN
(TBA speaker)

 

Moderator: Jennifer Gaoteote, RN

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1709 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
The 5 P’s "for Managing Pain in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
Ileana Howard, MD
Virginia Kudritzki, PT, DPT
Anielia Thomas, OT

 

Session: 1710 (45 minutes) Download Unavailable
Hospice and Palliative Care in a U.S. Veterans Hospital ALS Program
Edward Ratner, MD

 

Moderator: Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1711 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Increasing Caregiver Resiliency through the REACH VA – MS Support Program
Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Margaret Kazmierski, MSW, LCSW-C, CCM

 

Moderator: Steve Mitchell, OTR/L

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Coffee Break with Dessert Bar & Expo

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1712 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Antibiotic Use Metrics in VA Facilities Caring for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Katie Suda, PharmD, MS

 

Session: 1713 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
How to Run a Large Spasticity Treatment Program – with Focus on Intrathecal Management Options
Samantha Mendelson, DO

 

Moderator: Kenneth Lee, MD

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1714 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
An Update on Neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis: MRI and OCT
Daniel Harrison, MD
Scott Newsome, MD

 

Moderator: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1715 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in ALS: Education and Support for Difficult Decisions
Ileana Howard, MD
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP(Rp)
Melanie Younger, LCSW
Carrie Henry, LCSW
Cathy Stevens, BS, RRT
Ursula Draper, OTR/L, ATP

 

Moderator: Huned Patwa, MD

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1716 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Use of Telehealth in Providing Care to Veterans with MS Living in Rural Areas
William Culpepper II, PhD, MA
Susan Conroy, PT, PhD

 

Session: 1717 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
VA Care, Benefits, and Services for Women Veterans
Kayla Williams, MA
Patricia Hayes, PhD
Anna Crenshaw

 

Moderator: Bill Lawson

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

MSCOE Meeting Download Presentation

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Quantum Symposium
Refreshments Provided

 

7:00am - 7:45am

Maryland Ballroom B

Genentech, Product Theater Download Presentation
Breakfast Provided
 

7:45am - 8:15am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B
Sherman Gillums, Jr., MS, National Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

8:15am - 9:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

Keynote Speaker Download Presentation
Baligh Yehia, MD, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration

 

Moderator: Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

9:00am - 10:15am

Maryland Ballroom B

Homer Townsend, Jr. Memorial Lecture

 

Plenary Session: 1718 (60 minutes) Download Presentation
Addressing Suicide Prevention in Spinal Cord Injury Practice… it is Everyone's Responsibility!
Sunil Sabharwal, MD
David Carroll, PhD
Caitlin Thompson, PhD

 

Moderator: Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM

10:15am - 10:30am

National Harbor Foyer

Coffee Break

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1719 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Driving Programs: What Don’t We Know?
Adrienne Toubbeh, OTR/L
Kristy Gronseth, OTR/L, CDRS

 

Moderator: Maureen Jennings, PT, DPT, NCS

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1720 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Multiple Sclerosis Mimics: Diagnostic Error and Management Decisions
John Rinker, MD
Mitchell Wallin, MD

 

Session: 1721 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Neuromyelitis Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
David Alexander, MD

 

Moderator: Terry Lee-Wilk, PhD

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1722 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Developing Connect Care Technologies into a Rapid Response, Clinical Support System for Rural ALS Veterans
Richard Strozewski, MP, PMP

 

Session: 1723 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Calculating the Rate of Change (RoC) of Force Vital Capacity (FVC) in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP(Rp)
Kevin White, MD

 

Moderator: Thomas Halka, OTR

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1724 (90 minutes) Download Unavailable
Bioethics in Spinal Cord Injury
Edward Ratner, MD

 

Moderator: Bill Lawson

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Lunch Provided and Expo

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

12:00pm

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Wellspect HealthCare, Product Theater Download Presentation
Lunch Provided
 

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

NMEDA, Product Theater Download Presentation
Lunch Provided
 

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1725 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Teaching Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury from a Nursing Perspective
Emmanuela Pierre-Charles, MSN, BSN, RN
Marie Jeune, BSN, RN, CRRN

 

Session: 1726 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Development of an Interdisciplinary Sexual Health Rehabilitation Program for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury
Roger Williams, PhD
Jaclyn Jones, OTR/L
Farhad Sepahpanah, MD

 

Moderator: Cheryl Vines, MS

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1727 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions for Veterans with MS
Terry Lee-Wilk, PhD
Moira Dux, PhD
Patricia Ryan, PhD

 

Moderator: Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1728 (90 minutes) Download Unavailable
Physical and Occupational Therapy Roles in the Management of Individuals with ALS: The Paradigm Shift in "Rehabilitation"
Martin Kilbane, PT, DPT, OCS
Steven Mitchell, OTR/L, ATP

 

Moderator: Maureen Jennings, PT, DPT, NCS

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1729 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Providing Educational Opportunities to Promote Community Healthcare Professional’s Knowledge of SCI/D
Sara Frye, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Heather Walenga Wheeler, DPT

 

Session: 1730 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Collaborating to Teach Primary Care Providers to Facilitate Self-Management Skills of SCI Patients
Lisa DiPonio, MD
Brad Trumpower, MS

 

Moderator: Kenneth Lee, MD

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Coffee Break

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1731 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
3D Printing = New Clinical Care Options for Veterans
Ben Salatin, MS
Brian Burkhardt, MS, ATP

 

Moderator: Steve Mitchell, OTR/L

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1732 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
New Insights into Sensory Contributions to Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR

 

Moderator: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1733 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Bridging the Gap between Chronic Pain and the SCI Population: Implications for the Interdisciplinary Team
Quanisha Burnett, PT, DPT

 

Session: 1734 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Sleep disorders and Cardiovascular Risk in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
Abdulghani Sankari, MD, PhD

 

Moderator: Christine Zito, RN, BSN

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1735 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it is Related to SCI Patients
Emmanuela Pierre-Charles, MSN, BSN, RN
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP

 

Session: 1736 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Differing Appraisals of Caregiving: Comparing Caregivers and Care Recipients in Managing Spinal Cord Injury
Edward Rohn, PhD

 

Moderator: Thomas Halka, OTR

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

Maryland Ballroom B

VA SCI/D All Staff Update Meeting Download Presentation

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

VA SCI/D Chiefs Meeting Download Presentation

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Riverview Ballroom

Summit PVA Reception

7:15am - 8:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

ReWalk, Product Theater Download Presentation
Breakfast Provided

8:15am - 8:30am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B
Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS, Summit Program Committee Chairman

8:30am - 10:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

John N. Whitaker Memorial Lecture

 

Plenary Session: 1737 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Wellness and Multiple Sclerosis: Current Evidence and Management Strategies
Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP

 

Moderator: Jodie Haselkorn, MD, MPH

10:00am - 10:30am

National Harbor Foyer

Coffee Break

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1738 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Why Some Pressure Injuries are Unpreventable: Biomarkers for Identification of Personalized Pressure Injury Risk
Kath Bogie, DPhil
Mary Ann Richmond, MD

 

Session: 1739 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
A Personalized Healthcare Tool for Pressure Injury Prevention
Kath Bogie, DPhil
Mary Ann Richmond, MD

 

Moderator: Bill Lawson

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1740 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
The Impact of Caregiver Burden Over Time on Veterans with SCI/D and Their Caregivers
Jeanine Penzo, MSW, LICSW

 

Moderator: Terry Lee-Wilk, PhD

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1741 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
The Role of Pelvic Floor Therapy in the Treatment of Bowel and Bladder Issues Associated with Neurologic Issues
Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS

 

Session: 1742 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Diaphragm Rehabilitation through Diaphragm Pacing – Not Just for Ventilator Dependent Traumatic Tetraplegics
Raymond Onders, MD

 

Moderator: Christine Zito, RN, BSN

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1743 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Employment Reintegration and Accessibility Following Spinal Cord Injury
Barbara Taylor, OTR/L, CHT
Ursula Draper, OTR/L, ATP

 

Session: 1744 (45 minutes)
Cancelled
Mental Health Complications in Acute SCI Rehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Tabitha Rivers, PT, DPT, NCS
Lavonya McAlister, RN, BSN, MSN
Marvin Nuval, PT, CLT, MHA, MBA

 

Moderator: Thomas Halka, OTR

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

Maryland Ballroom B

Permobil, Product Theater Download Presentation
Lunch Provided

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1745 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Let it Go: The Physiatric Approach to Chronic Migraine Disorders in the Spinal Cord Injury Population
Deborah Caruso, MD
Timothy Hudson, MD, LAc

 

Moderator: Jeanine Penzo, LICSW, MSW

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1746 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Impact of Natalizumab on JC Virus Antibody Indices
Eric Williamson, MD

 

Session: 1747 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Antioxidants and Vitamins in Multiple Sclerosis
Jesus Lovera, MD

 

Moderator: Terry Lee-Wilk, PhD

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1748 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Opioid Use in a Spinal Cord Injured Population: Considerations for Treatment and Monitoring
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN
Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
Jonathan Carter, PharmD, BCPS

 

Moderator: Huned Patwa, MD

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1749 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Screening for Depression after SCI/D by Non-Mental Health Providers
Jason Raad, PhD

 

Session: 1750 (45 minutes) Download Unavailable
Promoting the Roles of Therapies in the Health and Wellness of Individuals with SCI
Amber Brochetti, PT, DPT
Martin Kilbane, PT, DPT, OCS

 

Moderator: Maureen Jennings, PT, DPT, NCS

3:00pm - 3:30pm

National Harbor Foyer

Coffee Break

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2/3

Session: 1751 (45 minutes) Download Unavailable
Wheelchair Lacrosse Triad: Collaboration of PVA Chapters, VA SCI Centers, & Community Partners for Health Promotion
Tiffany Villamin, BSN, RN, CRRN
Kenneth Lee, MD

 

Session: 1752 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
SCI Outdoor Adventure 101 – Successful Planning and Implementation
Marsha Kameron, OTR/ATP
Valerie McNary, CTRS/ATP

 

Moderator: Kenneth Lee, MD

Track 2: National Harbor 10/11

Session: 1753 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Disease Modifying Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis – Working with the VA Formulary
Michael Carrithers, MD, PhD
Kathy Tortorice, PharmD, BCPS

 

Moderator: Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN

Track 3: National Harbor 4/5

Session: 1754 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Scoping Review
Jennifer Hill, MA

 

Session: 1755 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
PAWS for Independence
Andrea Dube, CRRN, RN
Cpl Kevin Stone, US Army (Ret)

 

Moderator: Jennifer Gaoteote, RN

Track 4: National Harbor 12/13

Session: 1756 (90 minutes) Download Presentation
Use of a Virtual Reality Ride-on Sailing Simulator as a Rehabilitation Tool for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Albert Recio, MD, PT

 

Session: 1757 (45 minutes) Download Presentation
Maximizing Effectiveness of Caregiver Education
Laura Mellon, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Denys Robertson, OTR/L

 

Moderator: Paul Gutierrez, MD, MS

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