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Monday, July 22


8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast (Included)

8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Joanne Smith, MD, MBA; Rick Lieber, Ph.D. & Zev Rymer, MD, Ph.D., Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 

8:45 AM
Motor recovery after stroke: Conceptual puzzle, pragmatic challenge
John Krakauer, MD,  Johns Hopkins University

9:15 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Neuroscience 
Richard Harvey, MD,  Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University

9:25 AM
Open Discussion: Neuroscience 
9:45 AM

10:00 AM
Systems to Synapses: Mechanisms for Neuromodulation 
V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D, UCLA
10:30 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Motor Control 
CJ Heckman, Ph.D.

10:40 AM
Open Discussion: Motor Control

11:00 AM
Semi-Powered Approaches to Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Exoskeletons
Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

11:30 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Technology
Todd Kuiken, MD, Ph.D.,  Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University

11:40 AM
Open Discussion: Technology

12:00 PM
Lunch and Tours 

1:30 PM
Optimizing Physical Function in Older Adults: Exploring the Role of Motor Neuron Form and Function
Dave Arnold, MD, Ohio State University

2:00 PM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Neuroscience 
Julius P.A. Dewald PT, Ph.D., Northwestern University 

2:10 PM
Open Discussion : Neuroscience  

2:30 PM
Lightning Research Rounds with Poster Presentations

4:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Networking (Open Bar Included)

6:00 PM
End of Day 1 

Tuesday, July 23


8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast (Included)

9:00 AM
Therapies and outcome measures for muscular dystrophy
Eric P. Hoffman, Ph.D. Binghamton University, SUNY

9:30 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Rehabilitation
Elizabeth M McNally, MD, Ph.D., Northwestern University  

9:40 AM
Panel - Hard questions in Rehabilitation  

10:00 AM

10:15 AM
Rethinking Motor Learning: Focus on Individual Strategies and Associated Cortical Brain Circuits
Carolee Winstein, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, FAHN, FNAK, University of Southern California

10:45 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Gait Training 
10:55 AM
Open Discussion : Gait Training 

11:15 AM
The myosin mesa and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Mutations to mechanisms to therapies
James Spudich, Ph.D., Stanford University

11:45 AM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Musculoskeletal
Elizabeth M McNally, MD, Ph.D., Northwestern University 

11:55 AM
Open Discussion: Musculoskeletal

12:15 PM

1:45 PM
Neuroplasticity after Human Spinal Cord Injury
Monica A. Perez, PT, Ph.D., Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University
2:15 PM
Clinical Significance Discussant: Rehabilitation/ SCI/D 
Allison Kessler, MD, MSc, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University 

2:25 PM
Open Discussion : SCI / D 

2:45 PM
Research Poster Award with Summary of Key Points Learned
3:30 PM
End of Day 2 

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