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Keynote Lecture Series

SESSION TITLE

Keynote Lecture Series: "What Does Function Mean to Me?"

SESSION DESCRIPTION

The Keynote Lecture Series for Neurotrauma 2019 will share multiple perspectives on the question of “What does function mean to me?” This question will serve as a vehicle to lead a scientific discourse running through all meeting tracks and sessions and cast vision on what the impact of a function-focused translational research agenda can mean to the NNS community and survivors living with neurotrauma related disability. Dr. Allison Cernich, Director of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation and Research, will speak on “Including All of Us: Disability, Function, & the Precision Medicine Initiative”. Dr. Doug Weber will provide a bird’s eye view of the power and potential for brain computer interface technology to augment functional capacity for those dealing with the consequences of SCI with his lecture entitled “Brain Computer Interface technology: Outlining a Path from Science Fiction to Engineering Function”. Additional keynote lectures will focus on function as clinical trial endpoints for neurotrauma studies (Dr. Allan Jette) and on capturing plasticity and function using both imaging and computational biology approaches (Dr. Frank Hillary). In partnership with the Rhizome group, speakers will be interviewed at the meeting about their lecture and where they see its place in the larger landscape of the meeting content presented.

SERIES SPEAKERS

SUNDAY, JUNE 30 MONDAY, JULY 1 TUESDAY, JULY 2 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

WeberDoug

JetteAlan CernakAlison HillaryFrank

Douglas J. Weber

University of Pittsburgh

Allen Jette, PT, PhD

Boston University

Alison Cernich, PhD

NIH

Frank Hillary, PhD

Penn State University

Brain Computer Interface Technology: Outlining a Pathfrom Science Fiction to Engineering Function

Clinical Trials in Neurotrauma Research: Evaluating Function as an Efficacy Endpoint

Including All of Us:

Disability, Function and the Precision Medicine Initiative

Plasticity PSU Psychology Functional Imaging

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to :

  1. Recognize frameworks and definitions of function from multiple clinical and translational research perspectives
  2. Articulate why and how function is central to translational and clinical trials research
  3. Express how function can be captured within multiple research designs and across a range of scientific content areas.