Current Concepts in Spinal Cord Injury Management

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

Select this button to navigate the sections of this page

Conference ID

D5972-17

Purpose

Health-care providers and the community would obtain useful information to improve awareness and education regarding the needs of patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI).

Audience

Physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and others involved in the care of patients with spinal cord injuries may benefit from attendance.

Objectives

  • Review current standards for neurosurgical management of SCI
  • Discuss respiratory dysfunction and management after SCI
  • Review current research practices for electrical stimulation after SCI
  • Evaluate wheelchair and seating best practices
  • Discuss neurogenic bowel and bladder management after SCI
  • Review sexuality and infertility options after SCI
  • Consider state-of-the-art locomotor facilitation after SCI
  • Discuss metabolic dysfunction / amelioration with exercise, sport and recreation after SCI

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 12.0 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

Physical Therapy

Lebanon Valley College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy. Physical therapists will receive a certificate of attendance for 12.0 contact hours, which may be used toward PA State Licensure requirements.

Patient Safety/Risk

This program includes 8.25 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. If you need more information about safety/risk credits, please call 717-531-6483.

Social Workers

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and 49.36(a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn 7.75 clock hours of continuing education for completing this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association (OTA)

Elizabethtown College is an approved provider for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and the Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure. Occupational therapists will receive a certificate verifying their participation for 12.0 hours of approved continuing education which may be used toward PA State Licensure Continued Competency requirements and NBCOT certification renewal.

Speech Language Pathologists

12.0 hours
6.0 contact hours for Day 1 (partial credit)
6.0 contact hours for Day 2 (partial credit)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education

A logomark for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The top line says "Approved Provider," the middle has a stylized white "C" superimposed over a large block black E, with "ASHA Continuing Education" off to the right. A line separates the logomark with the bottom, which says "American Speech-Language-Hearing Association."

Inpatient Rehabilitation Division of Select Medical is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

(Intermediate level, Professional Area)
.60 CEU’s for Day 1 only (partial credit)
.60 CEU’s for Day 2 only (partial credit)

Requirements for Successful Completion

Participants must sign in and out and complete a program evaluation.

Agenda

March 30, 2017: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check-in
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcome
  • 8 a.m. | Acute SCI Management
    Chris Zacko, MD, FAANS, MS
  • 8:45 a.m. | Respiratory Dysfunction after SCI
    David Gater Jr, MD, PhD, MS
  • 9:30 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Epidural Stimulation for Functional Recovery after SCI
    Susan Harkema, PhD
  • 10:45 a.m. | Wheelchair Seating and Prescription for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
    Deanna Baldassarri, MS, OTR/L
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch/Exhibits
  • 1 p.m. | Contemporary Evaluation and Management of SCI
    Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS
  • 1:45 p.m. | Sexuality and Fertility after SCI
    Lance Goetz, MD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Break
  • 3 p.m. | Spasticity Management after SCI
    Natasha Romanoski, DO
  • 3:45 p.m. | The When, Whys and How of SCI Bowel Management: A Program to Raise a Stink About
    Nancy Lokey, RN, CRRN, CBIS
  • 4:30 p.m. | Adjournment

March 31, 2017: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check-in
  • 7:45 a.m. | Welcome
  • 8 a.m. | Options for Personal Mobility after Paralysis via Neuroprosthetic Technologies
    Ronald Triolo, PhD
  • 8:45 a.m. | Metabolic Syndrome after SCI: Fat Gone Wild
    David Gater Jr, MD, PhD, MS
  • 9:30 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces
    Michael Kryger, MD, MS
  • 10:45 a.m. | Robots and Exoskeletons to Restore Ambulation after SCI
    Alberto Esquenazi, MD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Lunch / Exhibits
  • 1 p.m. | Exercise after SCI: More than Just a Strategy for Rehabilitation
    John Houle, PhD
  • 1:45 p.m. | Recreation and Sport after SCI
    Margaret Kanzleiter, CTRS
  • 2:30 p.m. | Break
  • 3 p.m. | SCI Town Hall: Living with SCI
    Tim Weaver
    Cody Willis
  • 4:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Fee

The fee includes refreshment breaks, instruction, handout materials and lunch.

Early Bird — Ends March 2, 2017

$150: Healthcare Professionals
$25: Public/Non-Healthcare Professional
FREE: Student

After March 2, 2017

$250: Healthcare Professionals
$50: Public/Non-Healthcare Professional
FREE: Student

Please note that no professional credits or certificates will be issued to those attending as public/non-healthcare professionals.

Students, please fax verification of student status to 717-531-5604, or email ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after March 29, 2017, will incur a $25 late fee.

Penn State Health Faculty

David Gater Jr, MD, PhD, MS
Tenured Professor, Rocco Ortenzio Chair and Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine

Margaret Kanzleiter, CTRS
Recreational Therapist
Outpatient Neuro Day Program
Penn State Rehabilitation Hospital

Natasha Romanoski, DO
Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nancy Lokey, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nurse Coordinator
Penn State College of Medicine

Chris Zacko, MD, FAANS, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director of Neurocritical Care
Department of Neurosurgery
Penn State Hershey
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Guest Faculty

Deanna Baldassari, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Durham, NC

Alberto Esquenazi, MD
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
John Otto Haas Chair
MossRehab
Elkins Park, PA

Lance Goetz, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Spinal Cord Injury
Medicine Fellowships
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University
Staff Physician, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders
Department of Veterans Affairs
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Susan Harkema, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

John Houle, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Director, Drexel Spinal Cord Research Center
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Professor, Department of Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Urology Department
Carolinas Rehabilitation
Co-Director, Women’s Center for Pelvic Health
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, NC

Michael Kryger, MD, MS
Spinal Cord Injury Fellow
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Ronald Triolo, PhD
Tenured Professor of Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Senior Research Career Scientist
Executive Director, Center for Advanced Platform Technology
Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University
US Department of Veteran Affairs
Cleveland, OH

Timothy Weaver
Senior IT Development Specialist
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Environmental
Lancaster, PA

Cody Wills
C6 AIS C Tetraplegia
Lower Paxton Township, PA

Accommodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant. A block of rooms has been reserved at the:

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

The rate is $159 a night for a standard room, if reserved by March 1, 2017. Rooms reserved after this date are at regular rates and will be based on availability. We recommend you make reservations as early as possible.

Reservations

Call 1-855-729-3108, or visit the hotel’s website. The group name is Penn State Spinal Cord Injury Conference.

A list of Hershey-area lodging is available upon request or can be found online.

Poster Abstract Submission

Submit abstract here

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017
Notifications: By Feb. 27, 2017

Approved, peer-reviewed abstracts will be invited to display at the conference. Everyone will be notified by email. The author(s) or their representative(s) will be expected to display a poster and be available to answer questions during break times.

Posters should:

  • Represent unpublished, scientific works
  • Allow 1-inch margins on all sides, 10-pt. font

Accepted abstracts will be reproduced as submitted in a handout. By submitting an abstract, you are agreeing that if, if it is accepted, you are willing to pay the conference registration fee and all associated travel expenses to attend the conference.

You will receive an immediate email confirmation indicating that your abstract has been received.

When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to provide:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Affiliations
  • Background
    • Provide rationale and goals for study and briefly note any relevant literature
    • Limit 250 words
  • Method
    • Sample/participants (e.g., number of humans or animals), study design, analytic approach.
    • State hypothesis
    • Limit 250 words.
  • Results
    • Highlight the primary findings
    • Limit 250 words
  • Discussion
    • Interpretation of the findings including how they advanced the current literature and future directions
    • Limit 250 words
  • Conclusion
    • Primary outcome of study
    • Limit 250 words

If you any questions, please call us at 717-531-6483.

Hershey Attractions

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Disclosure

It is the policy of Penn State College of Medicine and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its programs. There is no commercial support for this program.

David Gater Jr, MD, PhD, MS
Financial:
Receives a salary from the Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center and is not receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists. 

Natasha Romanoski, DO
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center and is not receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nancy Lokey, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Financial:
Receives a salary from the Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center is not receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Deanna Baldassari, MS, OTR
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Alberto Esquenazi, MD
Financial:
 Receives a salary from MossRehab and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference. Dr. Esquenazi serves as the John Otto Haas Chair and Professor of PMR.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Lance Goetz, MD
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center and Virginia Commonwealth University and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Susan Harkema, PhD
Financial: 
Receives a salary from the University of Louisville and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

John Houle, PhD
Financial:
 Receives a salary from Drexel University College of Medicine and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Margaret Kanzleiter, CTRS
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Penn State Rehabilitation Hospital but is not receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exits.

Michael Kennelly, MD, FACS, FPMRS
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Carolinas Health Care System and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference. Serves as consultant/advisor for Cogentix, Taris, Coloplast, and Astellas for which he received consulting fees. In addition, he is on the speaker’s bureau with Astellas for which he receives honoraria and has received a research grant from Cook Myosite.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Michael Kryger, MD, MS
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Ronald Triolo, PhD
Financial:
 Receives a salary from the Case Western Reserve University and the US Department of Veteran Affairs and is receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Timothy Weaver
Financial: Receives a salary from the Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental. He will not receive an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Cody Wills
Financial:
 Will not receive an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Chris Zacko, MD, FAANS, MS
Financial: Receives a salary from the Penn State Health Milton S. Medical Center but is not receiving an honorarium for speaking at this conference.
Non-Financial: No relevant financial relationship exists.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received after March 23, 2017, will incur a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be available after March 27, 2017.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine, in partnership with:

PENN STATE PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

PENN STATE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
In Partnership with Select Medical

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE
Department of Occupational Therapy

KESSLER INSTITUTE FOR REHABILITATION
Department of Physical Therapy

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

University Nondiscrimination Policy

This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, genetic information, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status and retaliation due to the reporting of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination, harassment, or retaliation against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the Nondiscrimination Policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; tel 814-863-0471/TTY. US M.Ed. D5972-17

Jump to ...