Plenary Sessions

The Use of Telemedicine to Enhance Care in ALS and Other NM Disorders

By Zachary Simmons, MD

  • Professor of Neurology and Humanities, Penn State University
  • Director, ALS Center, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Editor-in-Chief, Muscle & Nerve

Key Considerations for Upper Extremity Exoskeleton Technology Development for Individuals With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Importance of User-Centered Design

By Madeline Corrigan, PhD

  • Former Assistant Research Professor, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wearable Robotics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (research focused on medical device development, translational research and biomechanics)

Brain-Computer Applications for Individuals With NM Diseases

By Dennis J. McFarland, PhD

  • Research Scientist, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Albany, NY
  • Editor's Award in Hearing, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Pangborn Award, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
  • Altran Foundation Innovation Award (member of winning group)
  • Pirelli INTERNETional Award (member of winning group)
  • Commissioner's Recognition Award, NYSDOH (member of winning group)

Use of Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interfaces for Control of Neuroprosthetic Devices

By Paul S. Cederna, MD, FACS

  • Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery
  • Robert Oneal Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan
  • Chairman, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Past-President, Plastic Surgery Foundation
  • Past-President, Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Past-President, American Society for Peripheral Nerve

Future of Rehabilitation Robotics Research and Practice

By Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD

  • Director, Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research
  • Director & Business Development Officer, Office of Translational Research, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University

Emerging Technologies in NM Ultrasound

By Lisa D. Hobson-Webb, MD

  • Associate Professor of Neurology, NM Division
  • Director, Duke MDA Care Center
  • Director, NM US Program, Duke University

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