Join us for this unparalleled opportunity to meet fellow thought leaders who are changing the way we think and solve rehabilitation challenges. The first-ever Science of Ability Symposium, hosted by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is designed to push the imagination of what is possible in both the research and clinical arena. You will participate in intimate discussions with innovative scientists and clinicians who have made significant advances in their field. Hear insights about their work and what approaches enabled their scientific break-throughs. Then join the discussion as we dig into the clinical applications that make their research so critical to patients and their families. Key themes will include: motor control, neuroscience, technology and musculoskeletal biology. This symposium is designed for a multidisciplinary audience of rehabilitation researchers, clinicians, neuroscientists and anyone interested in novel rehabilitation and recovery strategies. After 2 days, you will leave inspired and ready to reinvent the way you think about recovery and rehabilitation.
Physician (CME available) - $100
Non-Physician - $100
Who Should Attend
Engineers, Physiologists, Neuroscientists, Neurosurgeons, Rehabilitation experts, clinicians, and researchers
Our two Chairs continue to make breakthroughs at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Together they've changed the landscape of rehabilitation research for years.
W. David Arnold, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neurology, Department of PM&R, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.
Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory; Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery; UCLA
Michael Goldfarb, PhD
H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University.
Eric P. Hoffman, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Associate Dean for Research, Binghamton University – SUNY
John W. Krakauer, MD, Johns Hopkins University
John C. Malone Professor at the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director of the Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab, and co-founder of the Kata Project at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Monica A. Perez, PT, PhD
Scientific Chair Arms + Hands AbilityLab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Professor PM&R; Research Scientist Hines VA
James Spudich, PhD
Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Carolee J. Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAHN, FNAK, FASNR
Director Motor Behavior and Neurorehabilitation Lab, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine, USC
Julius P.A. Dewald PT, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Michael D. Ellis, PT, DPT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Richard Harvey, MD
Clinical Chair of the Brain Innovation Center at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Wesley and Suzanne Dixon Stroke Chair of Stroke Rehabilitation Research; Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
CJ Heckman, Ph.D.
Professor Physiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Allison Kessler, MD, MSc
Attending Physician; Spinal Cord Injury Innovation Center, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Todd Kuiken, MD, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM); Professor of PM&R, BME, and Surgery, Northwestern University
Elizabeth M McNally, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Genetic Medicine; Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation of Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 10.50 Contact Hours.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This two-day course has been approved for 10.50 Contact Hours.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists CEUs or 10.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Classification Code: Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process.
AAPM&R requires all individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest, which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosures are made in written form prior to the start of the educational activity and any potential conflicts of interest that exist are resolved prior to the start of the activity through AAPM&R’s Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Resolution Policy Process.