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We offer multiple didactic opportunities in a range of educational formats.

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Our specialized webinars, courses, podcasts, and workshops are designed  to deepen your understanding of the right way to use smart technologies. 

There is a critical need to assist researchers and clinicians regarding the consistent and meaningful use of the vast array of technologies that are currently available to assess patient performance. Scientists and clinicians at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University have extensive experience successfully using sensors, mobile apps, and other devices with their patients in the clinic, home, and community environments. Our highly collaborative scientists and clinicians will share their knowledge, experience, and technical and clinical know-how with you to provide training and enhance expertise across the field of rehabilitation research and practice.

Our content is specialized to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) communities and the patients they serve. We provide educational activities through a variety of access point mechanisms for remote access as well as distanced on site participation. Offerings include a wide range of accredited online and in-person courses, webinars, and hands-on programs with the common goal of improving patient outcomes. 

Webinars

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We are excited to announce two new free webinars available through our Academy, created by our C-STAR core experts for the PM&R community.

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Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning to Enhance Ability  is a free hour-long introduction into wearable sensors covering emerging techniques, terminology, broad domains and objectives, all concerning wearable technology taught by James Cotton, MD, PhD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. 

Community Stakeholder Engagement in Translational Research: Introduction to Concepts, Methods, and Resources is a free hour-long lecture covering community engagement process and the resources available to C-Star researchers offered through the Center for Community Health at Northwestern University. This course is taught by Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. 

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Podcasts

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Our institution boasts a large base of scientists and clinicians who are active in sharing their knowledge in PM&R specific podcasts. 

Dr. Rick Lieber Discusses the Future on RehabCast

Announcing: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Pod Series: Stroke Edition

Workshops

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Our in-person learning is currently suspended, but will return soon!

Annual Symposia

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Our one-of-a-kind Science of Ability Symposium consists of two components that include presentations of findings by all Pilot Project Awardees along with assistance with furthering the knowledge into grants and funding to apply the real-world findings into real-world smart tools. We will engage all the symposium attendants with world-renowned speakers. Come back to this page for more information on upcoming dates for our first symposium.

Read more on the Science of Ability Symposium.

 

For more information about our educational opportunities, please contact us atcstarlearn@sralab.org

C-STAR is funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant #P2C HD101899), supported by the NICHD and NINDS.

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