Progress in Clinical Motor Control I: Neurorehabilitation

Penn State University Campus: July 23-25 2018

Poster Abstracts Now Being Accepted Until April 30

Poster abstract submission is now open and will be accepted until April 30, 2018. Please send your abstract as an email to, with the subject line ("PCMC-2018 Abstract Submission"). If you do not use this subject line, your abstract will not be accepted. Submit your abstract as the body of the email. Do not include figures. The body of the abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation but not spaces. Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Include all authors and affiliations.On a separate line, state the contact author with email address.

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12:00 – 2:00 pm Registration Past Present & Future
12:30 pm Opening Comments
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm The The National Center of Neuromodulation for Neurorehabilitation
Keynote Lecture
William Zev Rymer, MD Ph.D.
Current state and future of Clinical Motor Control Research
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Session: Motor Learning and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Mark Latash, Ph.D.
Speakers: Pablo Celnik, MD, Ph.D., Ludo Max, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Jonathan Wolpaw, MD
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Session: Cognition and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Paul Eslinger, Ph.D.
Speakers: Rachael Seidler, Ph.D., Maria Felice Ghilardi, MD, Laurel Buxbaum, Ph.D.
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Break
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Session: Motor Control and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Carolee Winstein, PT, Ph.D.
Speakers: Jim Gordon, PT, Ed.D., Claude Ghez, MD
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Aretech
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Basic Motor Control and Clinical Motor Disorders
8:00 am – 9:45 am Session: Sensory Function and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Mindy Levin, PT, Ph.D.
Speakers: Netta Gurari, Ph.D., Sean Dukelow, MD, Ph.D. , Robert Scheidt, Ph.D., Helen Cohen, OT, Ed.D.
9:45 am – 11:30 am Session: Reflex Modulation and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Brian Schmidt, Ph.D.
Speakers: Alison Hyngstrom, Ph.D., Stephen Scott, Ph.D., Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., Mindy Levin, PT, Ph.D.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch and Posters
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Session: Posture-Locomotion and Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: Stephen Piazza, Ph.D.
Speakers: Mark Rogers, PT, Ph.D., Jon Dingwell, Ph.D., Keith Gordon, Ph.D.
2:45pm – 4:00 pm Session: Brain Mechanisms of Motor Recovery Following Stroke
Moderator: Leo Cohen, MD, Ph.D.
Speakers: Sook-Lei Liew, OT, Ph.D., George Wittenberg, MD, Ph.D., Cathrin Buetefisch, MD, Ph.D.
Clinical Conditions
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Session: Parkinson's Disease and Clinical Motor Control
Moderator: Daniel Corcos, Ph.D.
Speakers: Xuemei Huang, MD, Ph.D., David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., Scott Cooper, MD, Ph.D.
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Poster Session
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Dinner Tribute to Claude Ghez, MD
7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Clinical Conditions
8:00 am – 9:30 am Session: Pediatric Clinical Motor Disorders
Moderator: David Good, MD
Speakers: Diane Damiano, PT, Ph.D., Andy Gordon, Ph.D., Patti Davies, OTR, Ph.D.
9:30 am – 11:00 am Session: Spinal Cord Lesions and Clinical Motor Control
Moderator: Cristian Cuadra, PT, MS
Speakers: Monica Perez, PT, Ph.D, James Abbas, Ph.D., Jacob McPhereson, Ph.D., John Martin, Ph.D.
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:45 pm Session: Brain Machine Interface and FES for functional recovery in SCI
Moderator: Stephen Schiff, MD, Ph.D.
Speakers: Andy Schwartz, Ph.D., Lee Miller, Ph.D., Bob Kirsch, Ph.D.
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch and Posters
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Session: Device mediated approaches to promote recovery in stroke
Moderator: Bob Scheidt, Ph.D.
Speakers: Jules Dewald, PT, Ph.D., Dave Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D., Gene Tunik, PT, Ph.D.
Technology and Applications
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 pm – 5:30 pm Session: Discussion and Debate – Realism vs. Idealism in Clinical Rehabilitation Research
Moderator: Jules Dewald, PT, Ph.D.
Speakers: Steve Wolf, PT, Ph.D., Edelle Field-Fote, PT Ph.D., Stephen Page, OT, Ph.D.
5:30 pm Closing Reception and Posters
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