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Moving Beyond Isolated Systems

A whole-body approach to understanding spinal cord injury, recovery, and the current scientific evidence for neuromodulation.

Expand your knowledge about SCI treatment and recovery

Tue., July 26 - Thur., July 28, 2022

Louisville, Kentucky. Accessibility note: KY is the abreviation for the state of Kentucky

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The Symposium:

Moving Beyond Isolated Systems: a whole body approach to spinal cord injury, recovery, and the current scientific evidence for neuromodulation


The spinal cord is a signal integration and communication matrix that serves to maintain systemic homeostasis under varying conditions. Spinal cord injury (SCI) perturbs the ability of the spinal cord to maintain homeostasis, which has synergistic and interdependent whole-body consequences.

Neuromodulation has shown the ability to recover levels of homeostasis across many body systems. Rather than viewing the pathophysiology of SCI from an isolated organ-system perspective, this meeting will place the study of SCI in the context of medical and biological “Systems Theory” which emphasizes an integrated whole-body approach to treatment of illness and/or injury.

The goal of this meeting will be to initiate discussions and encourage dialogue that expands the focus of the SCI field from isolated organ-system dysfunction to the study of the multi-system, inter-related, consequences of spinal cord injury.

Sessions will focus on the far-reaching effects of spinal cord injury on the whole body. Session topics include Spinal Cord Injury’s Whole-Body Effect on the Autonomic System, Spinal Cord Injury and Metabolic Disease, and Muscle as an Endocrine Organ. This Symposium will offer an unprecedented focus on understanding the current science of neuromodulation and evidence to support how this practice of can improve locomotor skills, autonomic function, and overall health for persons with spinal cord injury.

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The Speakers

Sten Grillner

Sten Grillner, MD, PhD

Symposium Keynote Speaker


Karolinska Institute

Steven Kirshblum

Steven Kirshblum, MD


Kessler Foundation, Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation, Centers for Spinal Cord Injury Research

Karen Minassian

Karen Minassian, PhD

Day 2 Keynote Speaker


Ap. Professor at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria; Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

Claudia Angeli

Claudia Angeli, PhD


Assistant Professor Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center Senior Researcher, Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab Institute University of Louisville Louisville, KY

Ona Bloom

Ona Bloom, PhD


Professor, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Dept. of Molecular Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell, East Garden City, NY

Maxwell Boakye, MD MPH MBA FAANS FACS


Ole A., Mabel Wise and Wilma Wise Nelson Endowed Research Chair Professor Chief Spinal Neurosurgery Director, Outcomes Research Clinical Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Center Department of Neurosurgery University of Louisville Louisville, KY

Marco Capogrosso

Marco Capogrosso, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery of the University of Pittsburgh

Christopher Cardozo

Christopher Cardozo, MD


Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Grégoire Courtine

Grégoire Courtine, PhD


Full Professor of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology EPFL | Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne CHUV | Hopital Universitaire Lausanne Genève Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

David Darrow

David Darrow, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota

David Ditor

David Ditor, PhD


Professor Kinesiology Brock University Adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University Adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Science at York University

Reggie Edgerton

Reggie Edgerton, PhD


Distinguished Professor, UCLA, Department of Neurobiology

Karyn Esser, M.Ed., PhD


University of Florida Preeminence Professor – Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida; Associate Director for Basic Muscle Biology - Institute of Myology, University of Florida

Gail Forrest

Gail Forrest, PhD


Kessler site Director of the NeuroRecovery Network. Associate Director Center for Mobility Rehabilitation Engineering Research. Director Center for Spinal Stimulation.

David Gater

David Gater, MD, PhD, MS


Professor and Chair Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Director Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medical Director of Rehabilitation, Jackson Memorial Hospital Co-Director, NIDILRR South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System University of Miami | Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Yury Gerasimenko

Yury Gerasimenko, PhD


Professor and Head Laboratory of Movement Physiology, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, St.Petersburg, Russia Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

Megan Gill

Megan Gill, PT, D.P.T.


Research Physical Therapist Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic

David Goldstein

David Goldstein, MD, PhD


Directs the Autonomic Medicine Section, Clinical Neurosciences Program, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Peter Grahn

Peter Grahn, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Assistant Professor, Department of Neurologic Surgery Senior Engineer, Assistive and Restorative Technology Laboratory Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

James Guest

James Guest, MD, PhD, FACS


Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miami, FL Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

Susan Harkema

Susan Harkema, PhD


Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Associate Scientific Director, UofL Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Director of Research, Frazier Rehab Institute. Director, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Neurorecovery Network, Rehabilitation Research Director, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center

Ursula Hofstoetter, PhD


Ap. Professor, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Charles Hubscher

Charles Hubscher, PhD


Professor and Vice Chair; Department Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Andrei Krassioukov

Andrei Krassioukov, MD, PhD, FRCPC


Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada; Associate Director, Rehabilitation, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Staff Physician, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vancouver Acute (GF Strong), in the Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Mark Nash

Mark Nash, PhD., FACSM FASIA


Tenured Professor of Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UM-MSOM); Associate Scientific Director (Rehabilitation Research) for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; Vice-Chair of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Co-Director of the NIDILRR Spinal Cord Injury Model System

Aaron Phillips

Aaron Phillips, PhD


Assistant Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cardiac Sciences and Clinical Neurosciences

Phillip Popovich

Phillip Popovich, PhD


Director, OSU Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair (CBSCR); Professor, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, The Ohio State University; Visiting Professor, Deutsches Zentrum fur Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Bonn, Germany; Chair, Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Enrico Rejc

Enrico Rejc, PhD


Assistant Professor, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville, KY; Scientific Director, Neuromuscular and Skeletal Research Core, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville, KY

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor, PhD


Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chair for Research Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Director, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

Jill Wecht

Jill Wecht, EdD


Professor of Human Performance and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai; Program Director of the Cardiovascular Autonomic Program within the National Center for the Medical Consequences of SCI at the James J Peters VA Medical Center; Chair of the Autonomic Standards Committee of ASIA and ISCoS; Planning Committee Member, Moving Beyond Isolated Systems Symposium

Accommodations


We have blocked a limited number of rooms at The Hyatt Regency Louisville at $155 per night. Accessible rooms will be available and can be reserved.

Group Code: G-KSCC

For more information and to book your accommodations, use the link:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SDFRL/G-KSCC

Hyatt Regency Louisville                                                     

320 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY, US, 40202
(502) 581-1234
877-803-7534

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Moving Beyond Isolated Systems


A whole-body approach to understanding spinal cord injury, recovery, and the current scientific evidence for neuromodulation.

What

Moving Beyond Isolated Systems

When

Tuesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 28, 2022

Where

Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

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