Innovative Solutions for Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis and Neuropathy: A Multi-Specialty Approach

Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center Presents

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“Innovative Solutions for Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis and Neuropathy: A Multispecialty Approach”

Date:                   November 5, 2011
Location:            Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ
Time:                   8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Program objectives:

  1. Discuss current research trends for Spinal Cord Injury treatments that have been presented around the globe;
  2. Describe the algorithms that determine the appropriate choice of prosthetic in patients with Spinal Cord Injury, various forms of paralysis and nerve injuries;
  3. Identify secondary treatments for Stroke, Spinal Cord Paralysis, Bell’s Palsy, Diaphragm Paralysis and Phrenic Nerve Injury to determine why these neurologic issues are frequently under treated
  4. Describe how interdisciplinary communication between the surgical and non-surgical specialties help improve patient outcomes.
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Course Description:

This program will expose health care providers to new thought processes in evaluating treatment of peripheral nerve injuries including chronic to catastrophic conditions.

Target Audience:

The target audience includes: primary care physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, physiatrists, rehab physicians, endocrinologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, pulmonologists, case managers, nurses and therapists.

Faculty:

Andrew Elkwood, Course Director
Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Wise Young, PhD, MD
WM Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Russell Ashinoff MD
Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Michael Armento, MD
Spinal cord rehabilitation, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases
Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ

Michael Rose, MD
Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Matthew Kaufman, MD
Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Heikki Uustal, MD
Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics Team
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Tushar Patel, MD
Center for Paralysis and Nerve Reconstructive Surgery
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ

Invited Guest: Dr. Shaocheng Zhang

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November 5th Seminar
8:30-8:45 AMRegistration and Breakfast
8:45-9:00 AMOpening RemarksAndrew Elkwood MD
9:00-9:15 AMIntroduction of invited international guest Dr. Shaocheng ZhangWise Young MD, PhD
9:15-10:10 AMStem Cells and Spinal Cord InjuryWise Young MD, PhD
10:10-11:00 AMSurgical Treatments for Brachial Plexus and Spinal Cord InjuryAndrew Elkwood MD
10:00-11:15 AMCoffee Break & Research Update CPRNSRussell Ashinoff MD
11:15-12:00 PMPediatric Spinal Cord Injury RehabilitationDr. Michael Armento (PM&R)
12:00-12:45 PMLunch
12:45-1:35 PMSurgical Treatment for Lower Extremity NeuropathyMichael Rose, MD
1:35- 2:30 PMSurgical Interventions for the Paralyzed DiaphragmMatthew Kaufman, MD
2:30-3:15 PMProsthetic Rehabilitation after Limb AmputationHeikki Uustal MD
3:15-4:00 PMFacial ParalysisTushar Patel, MD
4:00-4:30Questions / Adjourn

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Meridian Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Meridian Health, in approving activities for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, adheres to the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM.  Meridian Health is responsible for every aspect of the activity it certifies. Faculty and planners in a position to control content are expected to disclose relevant financial commercial relationships related to the activity. If a conflict is identified it is Meridian Health’s responsibility to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict.

Sponsored by Center for The Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery

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