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2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

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  1. Facilitating Respiratory Enhancement in MS
    Donna Fry, PT, PhD, CHC; Marissa Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD

  2. Presidential Lecture: Neurorehabilitation in MS: Past, Present, Future
    Alan Thompson, MD, FRCP, FA-cadMedSci
  3. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part I
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  4. Cognitive Dysfunction and Rehabilitation Techniques
    John DeLuca, PhD, Chair

  5. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part II
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  6. Fundamentals of MS Care: Part II
    Multidisciplinary Approach to Symptom Management
    Beverly Layton, RN, BSN, CCRC, MSCN, Moderator

  7. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part III
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

  8. Comprehensive Care in Advanced MS
    Rachael Stacom, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN

  9. Obesity, Vascular Disease Risk Factors and MS: Impact, Current Management and Future Directions
    This session was developed with support from the VA MS Centers of Excellence 
    Jodie K. Haselkorn, MD, MPH, Chair

  10. Summary of the 7th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in MS: Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation in MS (all presenters)
    Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR, Co-Chair; Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS, Co-Chair

    • Neuroplasticity – The Foundation of Rehabilitation
      Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, MCR
    • Measuring Neuroplasticity – Imaging and Functional Measures
      Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS
    • Clinical Application and Implications of Neuroplasticity in Rehabilitation
      Kyle Eveland-DeWan, PTl
  11. PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS: Rehabilitation
  12. Current Topics and Trends in MS Rehabilitation: Part IV
    Rehabilitation Approaches to Improve Health, Function and Safety in People with Severe MS (all presenters)
    Patricia Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP, Moderator

    • Introduction: Rationale for Including Rehabilitation in a Comprehensive Model of Care for People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM, Chair
    • Muscle as a Target of Intervention in People with MS Joy Williams, PT, DPT
      FES Cycling Interventions for People with Significant Mobility Deficits
      Joy Williams, PT, DPT
    • Training Like an Astronaut: Use of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Improve Walking Capacity and Quality in People with Severe MS
      Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM
    • The Silent Disability: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for People with Severe MS
      Bonnie Schaude, M.A. CCC-SLP
    • Exercise & Wellness Program for People with Severe MS
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT
    • MS Boot Camp: A Comprehensive Day Program
      Ian Flannery, PT, DPT