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Lars Oddsson
10-20-1993, 07:49 AM
*** The NeuroMuscular Research Center ***
of Boston University
Presents Its 1993 Colloquium

BACK MUSCLE ASSESSMENT:
"Better Management of Low Back Pain Through Objective Measurements"

Saturday, November 6, 1993
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Boston University Law School
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

***** SEATS ARE LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!! *****

Please join us at the 1993 NMRC Colloquium. This program will provide
practical advice and the most current information available on quantitative
objective measurements for back muscle assessment and management of low back
pain. A lively exchange of critical issues such as cost containment, health
care reforms, and low back pain evaluation techniques will occur as audience
members interact with acknowledged authorities in these fields.

LEARN THE LATEST INFORMATION ON:
* Dynamometers * Isomachines *Electromyography
* Work-Hardening and Pre-Employment Evaluations
* Impact of Workers Compensation Reform, NIOSH, and ADA
* Reimbursement Issues

SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED:
* The critical need for better quantitative assessment procedures to identify
muscle impairment and facilitate rehabilitation.
* How to evaluate muscle performance and effort using dynamometers and new
technological advances.
* How to utilize data from current testing devices to monitor treatment
progression and diagnose impairment.
* How specific measures of muscle performance relate to low back pain
impairment and disability.
* How Workers Compensation Reform, new NIOSH guidelines, the ADA and other
health care reforms will effect techniques and future research.

ABOUT THE NMRC COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Unlike some programs, the distinguishing feature of our colloquium series is
that audience members are active participants in the meeting.
YOUR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS WILL BE ADDRESSED AS YOU INTERACT WITH LEADING
PROFESSIONALS.

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Carlo J. De Luca, Ph.D.
Introduction: Scope of the Problem
10:00 a.m. Brian D'Orazio, M.S., P.T.
Trunk Dynamometry: Uses and Abuses
10:45 a.m. Serge Roy, Sc.D., P.T.
Research and Development of New Technologies
11:30 a.m. Toni Clapp, P.T.
Impact of the Changing Healthcare Environment
12:15 p.m. Boxed Lunch
1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (Moderator: Carlo J. De Luca)
Daniel Deykin, M.D.
William Lenville, D.C.
Lars Oddsson, Dr. Med. Sc.
Jules Rothstein, Ph.D., P.T.
Howard Taylor, M.D.
Note: Program faculty subject to change without notice.

ADMISSION
This colloquium is partially financed by Boston University, therefore,
general admission is only $20.00 or just $5.00 for students. Please
note that these costs include a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER : October 29, 1993

FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE, please call the Colloquium Coordinator at
(617) 353-9757.

To reserve your space, you may either call the above number or send
an e-mail response to IN%"DAVIS@BUNMRG.BU.EDU". Please include your name,
title, organization, address, phone number.