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Agenda

October 21 - 23, 2021 | Virtual Symposium

Confirmed Agenda as of September 14, 2021

*Note: All times are in Central Time - United States.

 

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 - DAY 1
  • 11:00 - 11:05 am:  Opening Remarks & Welcome
    11:00 - 11:05 am:  Opening Remarks & Welcome
  • 11:05 - 11:20 am: Symposium In Context: Your Very Own Disaster Movie
    11:05 - 11:20 am: Symposium In Context: Your Very Own Disaster Movie

    Sam Maddox | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • SESSION 1 - Advocacy Strategies

     

  • 11:20 - 11:35 am:   The Care-Cure Continuum (with Quinn Brett)
    11:20 - 11:35 am:   The Care-Cure Continuum (with Quinn Brett)

     
    Jason Stoffer | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • 11:20 - 11:35 am:  The Care-Cure Continuum (with Jason Stoffer)
    11:20 - 11:35 am:  The Care-Cure Continuum (with Jason Stoffer)

     
    Quinn Brett, MA | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • 11:35 - 11:50 am:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!
    11:35 - 11:50 am:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!

     
    Barry Munro, LLB | Canadian American Spinal Research Organization

  • 11:50 - 12:20 am:  Panel Discussion + Q & A
    11:50 - 12:20 am:  Panel Discussion + Q & A

    - Jason Stoffer
    - Quinn Brett, MA
    - Barry Munro, LLB

  • 12:20 - 12:35 am: Advocate Spotlight
    12:20 - 12:35 am: Advocate Spotlight

     
    Franklin Elieh | NORCAL SCI

  • SESSION 2 - Strategic Collaborations
  • 12:35 - 12:50 pm:  Changing the Pace of SCI Innovation: Lessons Learned on Bringing More Life Changing Technologies, Faster to People with SCI
    12:35 - 12:50 pm: Changing the Pace of SCI Innovation: Lessons Learned on Bringing More Life Changing Technologies, Faster to People with SCI

     
    Arushi Raina, MBA | Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

  • 12:50 - 1:05 pm: Facilitating Meaningful Connections between SCI  Researchers and the Community (with Warren Alilain)
    12:50 - 1:05 pm: Facilitating Meaningful Connections between SCI Researchers and the Community (with Warren Alilain)

     
    Sabhya Rana, PhD | University of Florida

  • 12:50 - 1:05 pm: Facilitating Meaningful Connections between SCI  Researchers and the Community (with Sabhya Rana)
    12:50 - 1:05 pm: Facilitating Meaningful Connections between SCI Researchers and the Community (with Sabhya Rana)

     
    Warren Alilain, PhD | University of Kentucky College of Medicine

  • 1:05 - 1:20 pm:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!
    1:05 - 1:20 pm:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!

     
    Jim Hamer | DP Clinical

  • 1:20 - 1:50 pm: Panel Discussion + Q & A
    1:20 - 1:50 pm: Panel Discussion + Q & A

    - Arushi Raina, MBA
    - Sabhya Rana, PhD
    - Warren Alilain, PhD
    - Jim Hamer

  • 1:50-2:10 pm: Advocate Spotlight: Jake Chalfin & Nancy Nichols
    1:50-2:10 pm: Advocate Spotlight: Jake Chalfin & Nancy Nichols

     
    - Jake Chalfin | Cure Advocacy Network - Pennsylvania
    - Nancy Nicholas, MBA | SCI Community Liaison in the Blackmore Lab, Marquette University

  • 2:10 - 2:25 pm: U2FP's Translational Work Group presentation
    2:10 - 2:25 pm: U2FP's Translational Work Group presentation

    - Murray Blackmore, PhD | Marquette University
    - Michael Lane, PhD | Drexel University
    - Lana Zholudeva, PhD | McDevitt Lab
    - Dennis Bourbeau, PhD |Case Western Reserve University
    - Sam Maddox | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • 2:25 - 2:55 pm:  Panel Discussion + Q & A
    2:25 - 2:55 pm:  Panel Discussion + Q & A
  • 2:55 - 3:00 pm:  Closing Remarks
    2:55 - 3:00 pm:  Closing Remarks

     
    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 - DAY 2
  • 11:00 - 11:05 am: Welcome, Opening Remarks and Explanations

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    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • SESSION 3 - Clinical Research Strategies
  • 11:05 - 11:20 am:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!
    11:05 - 11:20 am:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!

     
    Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, MSPT, PT | University of Minnesota

  • 11:20 - 11:35 am:  Hybrid-FES Exercise to Prevent Cardiopulmonary Declines in Acute Hight Level SCI
    11:20 - 11:35 am:  Hybrid-FES Exercise to Prevent Cardiopulmonary Declines in Acute Hight Level SCI

     
    J. Andrew Taylor, PhD | Harvard Medical School

  • 11:35 - 11:50 am:  A Rebel's Approach to Improve Neurorecovery and Function after SCI
    11:35 - 11:50 am:  A Rebel's Approach to Improve Neurorecovery and Function after SCI

     
    Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PT, PhD | University of Alabama - Birmingham

  • 11:50 - 12:20 pm: Panel Discussion + Q & A
    11:50 - 12:20 pm: Panel Discussion + Q & A

    - Ann Van de Winckel, PhD, MSPT, PT
    - J. Andrew Taylor, PhD
    - Ceren Yarar-Fisher, PhD
    - Christel Mitrovitch, MS (Moderator)

  • 12:20 - 12:40 pm: Advocate Spotlight - Cynthia Templeton & Tommy Sutor, PhD
    12:20 - 12:40 pm: Advocate Spotlight - Cynthia Templeton & Tommy Sutor, PhD
  • SESSION 4 - Sexual Function
  • 12:40 - 12:45 pm: Introduction & Explanation
    12:40 - 12:45 pm: Introduction & Explanation

     
    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • 12:45 - 1:00 pm:  Towards recovery of sexual function after chronic spinal cord injury: Preclinical studies in male rats.
    12:45 - 1:00 pm:  Towards recovery of sexual function after chronic spinal cord injury: Preclinical studies in male rats.

     
    Lique Coolen, PhD | Kent State University

  • 1:00 - 1:15 pm: Evidence of Response to Vaginal or Cervical Self-Stimulation in Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury At or Above T10.
    1:00 - 1:15 pm: Evidence of Response to Vaginal or Cervical Self-Stimulation in Women with Complete Spinal Cord Injury At or Above T10.

     
    Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD | Rutgers University-Newark

  • 1:15 - 1:30 pm:  Everlasting Love and Sexual Sustainability after SCI: The Need for Compassion!
    1:15 - 1:30 pm:  Everlasting Love and Sexual Sustainability after SCI: The Need for Compassion!

     
    Marcalee Alexander, MD | Sex, Disability & Telehealth Author

  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm:  Panel Discussion + Q & A
    1:30 - 2:00 pm:  Panel Discussion + Q & A

    - Lique Coolen, MSc, PhD
    - Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD
    - Marcalee Sipsi-Alexander, MD
    - Jason Stoffer, Moderator

  • 2:00 - 2:15 pm: Advocate Spotlight
    2:00 - 2:15 pm: Advocate Spotlight

     
    Peter Nowell | Cure Advocacy Network - Ohio

  • 2:15 - 2:30 pm:   Presentation Title Coming Soon
    2:15 - 2:30 pm:   Presentation Title Coming Soon

     
    Florian Solzbacher, MS | Blackrock Neurotech

  • 2:30 - 2:50 pm: Question & Answer Session
    2:30 - 2:50 pm: Question & Answer Session

     

  • 2:50 - 3:00 pm: Closing Thoughts
    2:50 - 3:00 pm: Closing Thoughts

     
    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 - DAY 3
  • 11:00-11:05 am:  Opening Remarks
    11:00-11:05 am:  Opening Remarks

     
    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • SESSION 5: Regeneration Strategies
  • 11:05 - 11:20 am:   Presentation Title Coming Soon!
    11:05 - 11:20 am:  Presentation Title Coming Soon!

     
    Michael Lane, PhD | Drexel University College of Medicine

  • 11:20 - 11:35 am:  3D-printed Spinal Cord Scaffold for Spinal Cord Injury Repair
    11:20 - 11:35 am:  3D-printed Spinal Cord Scaffold for Spinal Cord Injury Repair

      
    Jacob Koffler, PhD, MBA | University of California San Diego

  • 11:35 - 12:00 am:  Panel Discussion + Q & A
    11:35 - 12:00 am:  Panel Discussion + Q & A

    - Jacob Koffler, PhD, MBA
    - Michael Lane, PhD
    - Matthew Rodreick, Moderator

  • 12:00- 12:15 pm: Advocate Spotlight
    12:00- 12:15 pm: Advocate Spotlight

     
    Bob Yant | President & Founder, Axonis Therapeutics

  • SESSION 6 - Spinal Stimulation Strategies
  • 12:15 - 12:30 pm:   Presentation Title Coming Soon!
    12:15 - 12:30 pm:   Presentation Title Coming Soon!

     
    Yi-Kai Lo, PhD | Niche Biomedical Inc.

  • 12:30 - 12:45 pm:  Neuromodulation: As Usual, Things Are More Complicated Than That
    12:30 - 12:45 pm:  Neuromodulation: As Usual, Things Are More Complicated Than That

     
    Keith E. Tansey, MD, PhD, FASNR, FASIA | Methodist Rehabilitation Center

  • 12:45 - 1:00 pm:   Epidural Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury – Are We Ready For Non-Research Deployment?
    12:45 - 1:00 pm:   Epidural Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury – Are We Ready For Non-Research Deployment?

     
    Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD | University of Minnesota

  • 100 - 1:30 pm: Panel Discussion
    100 - 1:30 pm: Panel Discussion

    - Yi-Kai Lo, PhD
    - Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD
    - Keith E. Tansey, MD, PhD, FASNR, FASIA

  • 1:30 - 1:50 pm:	Advocate Spiotlight
    1:30 - 1:50 pm: Advocate Spiotlight

     
    Traci Fernandez, MBA | TRYAbility Neurorecovery
    Rob Kozarek, MPH | Isthmus Project

  • 1:50 - 2:05 pm: Spinal Cord Gateways to Restore Neurological Functions (with Jocelyn Bloch)
    1:50 - 2:05 pm: Spinal Cord Gateways to Restore Neurological Functions (with Jocelyn Bloch)

     
    Grégoire Courtine, PhD | ONWARD

  • 1:50 - 2:05 pm: Spinal Cord Gateways to Restore Neurological Functions (with Grégoire Courtine)
    1:50 - 2:05 pm: Spinal Cord Gateways to Restore Neurological Functions (with Grégoire Courtine)

     
    Jocelyne Bloch, MD | ONWARD

  • 2:05 - 2:35 pm: ONWARD Panel Discussion
    2:05 - 2:35 pm: ONWARD Panel Discussion

     
    - Grégoire Courtine, PhD | ONWARD
    - Jocelyne Bloch, MD | ONWARD
    - Dave Marver, MBA | Onward

  • 2:35 - 2:50 pm: Wrap Up Presentation & Invitation
    2:35 - 2:50 pm: Wrap Up Presentation & Invitation

     
    Matthew Rodreick | Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

  • 2:50 - 3:00 pm: Closing remarks
    2:50 - 3:00 pm: Closing remarks