Moving Beyond Isolated Systems: a whole body approach to spinal cord injury and recovery and the science and current evidence for neuromoulation
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 dialog that expands the focus of the SCI field from isolated organ-system dysfunction to the study of the multi-system, inter-related, consequences of SCI, and understanding the current science and evidence for neuromodulation.
Sessions will focus on the little talked about, far-reaching effects of spinal cord injury on the whole body. Examples include “Spinal Cord Injury’s Whole-Body Effect on the Autonomic System,” “Spinal Cord Injury and Metabolic Disease,” and "Muscle as an Endocrine Organ.” Importantly, the symposium sessions will offer an unprecedented focus on Neuromodulation: the science behind it, current research studies, and how neuromodulation can improve locomotor skills, autonomic function, and overall health for persons with spinal cord injury.
April 6-8, 2020
Spinal Cord Injury as a Whole Body System: Biology and Neuromodulation as an Agent of Recovery
Steve Kirshblum, MD
Plenary Session 1: Metabolic Disease (Chair: Dana McTigue, PhD)
David Gator, MD, PhD, MS
Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD
Phillip Popovich, PhD
Mark Nash, PhD, FACSM
J. Andrew Taylor, PhD
Plenary Session 2: Muscle as endocrine organ
(Chair: David Magnusson, PhD)
Christopher Cardozo, MD
David Ditor, PhD
Karen Esser, M Ed, PhD
Plenary Session 3: Cardiovascular Dysfunction (Chair: Jill Wecht, EdD)
David Goldstein, MD, PhD
Andrei Krassioukov, MD, PhD
Jill Wecht, EdD
Elliot Krames, MD
Overview and History of Neuromodulation
Karen Minassian, PhD
Plenary Session 4: Epidural Stimulation: Motor Systems
(Chair: Susan Harkema, PhD)
Enrico Rejc, PhD
Claudia Angeli, PhD
Peter Grahn, PhD
Marco Capogrosso, PhD
Gregoire Courtine, PhD
Special Session: Neuromodulation and Motor Training:
Megan Gill PT, DPT and Claudia Angeli, PhD
Plenary Session 5: Transcutaneous Stimulation: Motor Systems
(Chair: Reggie Edgerton, PhD)
Yury Gerasmienko, PhD
Ursula Hofstetter, PhD
Gail Forrest, PhD
Reggie Edgerton, PhD
Plenary Session 6: Neurosurgical Approaches and the Clinical Future of Neuromodulation
Maxwell Boayke, MD, MPH, MBA
Jocelyne Bloch, MD
James Guest, MD, PhD, FACS
Plenary Session 7: Intersystems, Health, and Community Integration of Neuromodulation
Susan Harkema, PhD
Charles Hubscher, PhD
April Herrity, PhD
Ona Bloom, PhD
Plenary Session 8: Stakeholders Discussion:
Integration of Community, Industry, Science, and Funders
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202
15 minutes from Louisville International Airport, and located at the center of downtown Louisville, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is close to more than 6,000 hotel rooms and dozens of fine dining and casual restaurants. It is within walking distance of museums, distilleries, gift shops, and other attractions. KICC is truly at the center of it all!
There are many conveniently located hotels in the area. We have blocked a limited number of rooms at The Hyatt Regency Louisville at $155 per night, and at the Louisville Marriott Downtown at $172 per night. Accessible rooms will be available and can be reserved.
Hyatt Regency Louisville
Marriott Downtown Louisville
Click here to make a Hyatt reservation or call 877-803-7534 and reference"Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center." The Hyatt Regency Louisville is also offering 20% off at the Sway Restaurant. Overnight parking is $20 self park or $29 valet.
The University of Louisville School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 18.3 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-20-1148. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content. Completion criteria to obtain CE's: Attend entire session and complete the evaluation.
Occupational and Physical Therapists
This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) for 18.5 continuing education credits for attending Physical Therapists.
Determination of OT credit pending.
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.