Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Model Systems Researchers to Present at the 94th Annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference


Model Systems researchers will participate in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 94th Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, October 23-28, 2017. Model Systems researchers who have submitted conference presentations to the MSKTC are listed below. Additional information can be found in the conference program here.   


Spaulding New England Regional SCI Center (SNERSCIC):
  • Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, co-director of Dissemination and Knowledge Translation, will Chair a 4-hour instructional pre-course, “Shifting Focus: Delivering Peer-Led, Person-Centered Support Services in SCI Rehabilitation, Community Settings & Online,” including SNERSCIC co-author Ms. Sarah Everhart Skeels. Ms. Houlihan will also present a poster, "RCT of a Peer-Led Phone-Based Empowerment Intervention for Persons with Chronic SCI Improves Health Self-Management,” including SNERSCIC co-authors Ms. Sarah Everhart Skeels, Ms. Diana Pernigotti, Dr. David Rosenblum, and Dr. Alan Jette
  • Tim Belliveau, PhD, co-investigator for the former New England Regional SCI Center for the 2011-2016 grant cycle, will present a poster, “Demonstration of a Software Application for Optimal Prediction of Functional Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury,” including SNERSCIC co-authors Dr. Alan Jette, Dr. David Rosenblum, Ms. Bethlyn Houlihan, and Ms. Diana Pernigotti
  • Dr. Hannah Mercier, PhD, OTR/L, a fellow working with SNERSCIC, will present a poster, “Core Resistance Training Strength Improvements Relate to Gains in Balance for Adults with Paraplegia”, including SNERSCIC co-author Dr. J. Andrew Taylor
  • Dr. J, Andrew Taylor, PhD, co-project director, will present in a symposium, “Experimental Approaches to Enhance Physiological Function after Spinal Cord Injury” moderated by Dr. Hannah Mercier



Friday, March 24, 2017

SCI Model System Researchers Participate in the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association Annual Scientific Meeting

A host of SCI model systems researchers will present and deliver lectures to advance the field of spinal cord injury at the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association Scientific Meeting held in Albuquerque, NM from April 26-29, 2017. The following SCI model systems researchers have submitted conference presentation information to the MSKTC.

Spaulding New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center (SNERSCIC)
  • Mary D. Slavin, PhD, will present the Stephen M. Haley Memorial Lectureship, "The SCI Pediatric Activity Measure, and the Pediatric Measure of Participation," on April 26, 2017. The lecture is part of the Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury/Dysfunction, a full day pre-course of the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Scientific Meeting.
  • Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, co-director of Dissemination and Knowledge Translation, will present, "Improved Health Self-Management through a Peer-Led Telephone-Based Empowerment Intervention for Persons with Chronic SCI."  She will also present the poster, "Development of a SCI Virtual Coach to Prevent Pressure Ulcers."
  • Sarah Everhart Skeels, MPH, will present the poster, "How an SCI Peer Health Coach Influences Empowerment and Health Self-Management with Peers."
  • Marcalee Alexander, MD, will present the instructional course, "TeleSCI:  Let's Get Going!" Bethlyn Houlihan, MSW, MPH, and Sarah Everhart Skeels, MPH, will also participate in the course panel to discuss an overview of virtual coach technology and the SCI Virtual Coach.