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Neuroplasticity-guided Interventions in Neurorehabilitation

July 22-25, 2019
Spaulding Neuromodulation Center
79/96 13th St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

Description:

Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is a novel therapeutic method that has shown increasing evidence of positive clinical results for a variety of conditions. Despite a common awareness that NIBS techniques exist, currently there is a lack of knowledge by clinical professionals on the potential benefits that NIBS can provide to neurorehabilitation. This is a comprehensive course offered by experts in the field on the non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques used in neurorehabilitation. Our activity will provide the knowledge to rehab professionals that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques have the potential to influence a wide variety of deficits (e.g., motor, cognitive, etc.) in a broad range of disorders, potentially improving symptoms in various disorders. This course will help guide rehabilitation professionals toward understanding the evidence behind cutting edge NIBS techniques, how they apply to and can modulate the pathophysiology behind various disorders seen in neurorehabilitation, and how they can be tailored to their patient populations.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for: Rehabilitation-related health professionals such as physicians, nurses, physical, speech and occupational therapists and researchers in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Internal Medicine and Neurosurgery

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the principles of interventions that induce neuroplasticity including non-invasivebrain stimulation (NIBS)
  2. Rank the pros and cons of using each of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) andtranscranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in neurorehabilitation
  3. Identify, and compare different neuroplasticity-guided interventions including tDCS andTMS applications
  4. Interpret the rationale for the use of neuroplasticity-guided interventions applications invarious disorders, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, pain (includingmigraine), stroke, depression and epilepsy
  5. Debate future directions of neuroplasticity-guided intervention in neurorehabilitation

Course Director:

Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, MPH, MEd
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Research Center Director, Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

ACCREDITATION

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty:

Leon Morales Quezada, MD, PhD
Associate Research Director, Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA

Mirret M. El-Hagrassy, MD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Marcel Simis, MD
Associate Professor, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Institute of the University of São Paulo, Medical School General Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil

Paulo Teixeira, PT, MSc
Research and Study Assistant / PhD Candidate. Spaulding Neuromodulation Center - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital – Massachusetts General Hospital / MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Dante Duarte, MD, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Camila Bonin, PhD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Muhammed Gunduz, MD
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Spaulding Neuromodulation Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Ginger R Polich, MD
Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), Charlestown, MA

Qing Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Staff Physiatrist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA