MRRI Welcomes the World Congress for Neurorehabilitation to Philadelphia!

The 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation arrives in Philadelphia this week—May 10-13—and we at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute extend a hearty welcome to our city. This will mark the first time the Congress will be held in Philadelphia.

You’ll be sure to run into many MRRI and MossRehab staff members at the Congress, both informally and formally. In particular, MRRI and MossRehab will take part in the event as invited speakers and presenters.

Here’s where MRRI experts will be:


7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Poster (Board Number 12)
Therapeutic Tablet Application for Post-Stroke Motor Rehabilitation: Development and Usability
Steven Jax, PhD., director of the Perceptual-Motor Control Laboratory at MRRI


10:30 a.m. – noon – Symposium
Innovations in Neuropsychological Treatment of Emotional Dysfunction in Acquired Brain Injury
—Chaired by Tessa Hart, PhD, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Research Laboratory at MRRI. Dr. Hart’s presentation: A Theory-Driven, Technology-Enhanced Intervention for Depression and Anxiety in Traumatic Brain Injury.

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Symposium
Rehabilitative Treatment of Patients with Disorders of Consciousness after Severe ABI: Can Neuromodulatory and Other Interventions Affect Recovery?
John Whyte, MD, PhD, director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and director of MRRI’s TBI Rehabilitation Research Laboratory

Here’s where MossRehab experts will be:


1-3 p.m. – Symposium
Economic and Clinical Benefits of Integrating Robotics to Upper Limb Neurological Rehabilitation
Alberto Esquenazi, MD, MossRehab Chief Medical Officer


8 a.m. – noon – Satellite Course
Robotics in rehabilitation to be held at MossRehab with a European guest
—Alberto Esquenazi, MD


12:45 – 5 p.m. – Poster Presentation
Muscle Selection Patterns for Injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA in Adult Patients with PSLL Spasticity Influence Outcome: Resutls from DBPC Phase 3 Clinical Trial
—Alberto Esquenazi, MD, MossRehab’s chief medical officer

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Symposium
Robotics for the Rehabilitation and Restoration of Ambulation After Spinal Cord Injury
—Alberto Esquenazi, MD


2 – 2:45 p.m. Oral Presentation
Adult Spasticity International Registry (Aspire Study): Baseline Demographics and Clinical Characteristics of Patients Treated for Spasticity
—Alberto Esquenazi, MD

7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Poster Sessions:

  • Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Dosing and Long-Term Management
  • Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Patient Selection
  • A Qualitative Survey of Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy
  • A Quantitative Survey of Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy
  • Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Screening Trial
  • Best Practices in Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy: Troubleshooting

Michael Saulino, MD, clinical director, Intrathecal Therapy Services at MossRehab

You’re also invited to visit MossRehab, Philadelphia’s largest provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation, on Wednesday to see and experience state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy first hand. Learn about this special field trip.

See you all in Philly!

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