Research & Clinical Trials

Stroke Symposium

2nd Annual Stroke Recovery Research Symposium


You are invited to the

2nd Annual Stroke Recovery Research Symposium
Friday, November 18, 2016, 2-6 pm

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Charlestown, MA
Conference Rooms 1AB

Sponsored by the Spaulding Stroke Research and Recovery Institute and the New England Regional Coordination Center of the StrokeNet Trials Network


2:00-2:15 pm  Welcome and Introduction  Randie Black-Schaffer MD (SRH)
2:15-3:15 pm  Keynote Lectures: Stroke Recovery: Review and Perspectives
  2:15-2:45 pm  New Pharmacological and Cellular Opportunities - Seth Finklestein, M.D. (MGH)
  2:45-3:15 pm  Relying Upon Technology to Improve Stroke Rehabilitation - Paolo Bonato, Ph.D. (SRH)
3:15-3:50 pm  Poster Presentations / SRH Tour / Refreshments – Lobby


  • FastFES Targeted Locomotor Training After Stroke - Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD. Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory, Boston University
  • Soft Exosuit for Gait Recovery after Stroke: Feasibility Study with Chronic Stroke Patients -  Jaehyun Bae, MS, Biodesign Lab, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Combining Fluoxetine and Non-invasive Brain Stimulation in Post-Stroke Motor Recovery: Trial Design and Recruitment Strategies  - Camila Bonin Pinto, MSc, Neuromodulation Lab, SRH
  • A textile-based soft robotic exoskeleton for stoke rehabilitation - Leonardo Cappello, PhD, Bioinspired Robotics Lab, Wyss Institute, Harvard
  • Integrity of Normal Appearing White Matter and Functional Outcomes After Acute Ischemic Stroke -  Mark R. Etherton, MD PhD, MGH
  • The Link between Early Markers of Cerebrovascular Hemodynamics and Rehabilitation Outcomes after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage -  Can Ozan Tan, PhD, SRH/ MGH
  • Correlation of Fractional Anisotropy With Motor Recovery in Stroke Patients After Acute Rehabilitation -  Wenshu Luo, MD, Stroke Biological Recovery Lab, SRH/MGH

3:50-6:00 pm  Platform Presentations
  3:50-4:10  Biomarkers in Neurovascular Disease and Beyond - MingMing Ning MD (MGH)
  4:10-4:30  Challenges and opportunities in rehabilitation and recovery trials - Ross Zafonte DO (SRH)
  4:30-4:50  Neurotechnology Update: the mindBEAGLE and BrainGate studies - Brian Edlow MD and Leigh Hochberg MD, PhD (MGH)
  4:50-5:10  Soft Exosuit to Enhance Gait after Stroke - Conor Walsh PhD (Wyss Institute)
  5:10-5:30  Predicting and Modulating Stroke Outcome - Gottfried Schlaug MD (BIDMC)
  5:30-5:50  Stroke and Neuromodulation: Perspectives in Clinical Research and Technology Development–Leon Morales Quezada M.D.,Ph.D (SRH)
  5:50-6:00  Wrap-up and Future Directions – Natalia Rost MD (MGH)

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Please RSVP to Only those registered in advance via RSVP will be able to park  at the garage beneath Spaulding. Those with permits for the 199 Navy Yard Garage across the street are encouraged to park there. There is limited on street parking along First Ave. Shuttles from MGH to SRH are encouraged; please visit for detailed shuttle information.

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