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3:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Workshops
Tracks 1-3

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Workshop (2 hours)
AIS (ASIA) Scale 101
Kenneth Lee, MD

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Workshop (2 hours)
"Why SCI/D Nursing" Recruit and Retain Talent in SCI/D Nursing
Lana McKenzie, RN, MHA, CCM
Jennifer Gaoteote, RN

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Workshop (2 hours)
ALS Custom Configuration Options: A Hands on Opportunity
Steve Mitchell, OTR/L

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Prince George's Exhibit Hall B

Meet and Greet Reception

7:00am - 7:45am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B
PVA Leadership

8:00am - 9:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

Plenary Session: 1701 (90 minutes)
Prosthetics
Justin Sanchez, PhD, Director of Biological Technologies Office at DARPA

Moderator:

9:00am - 10:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

Plenary Session: 1702 (90 minutes)
Neuroscience/Spinal Cord Injury
Wise Young, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Founding Director of W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience

Moderator:

10:00am - 10:30am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1703(90 minutes)
An Inaugural PVA Consortium Guideline: Identification and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease after SCI
Mark Nash, PhD, FACSM

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1704(90 minutes)
Secondary Progressive MS: Diagnosis, Symptomatic Management, and Outlook on Potential Therapies
Fides M. Pacheco, MD
Olaf Stuve, MD, PhD
Shirley O’Leary, MS, APRN-C, MSCN

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1705(90 minutes)
SCI 101; ALS 101; MS 101: Nuts and Bolts of Understanding and Managing SCI&D
Paul Gutierrez, MS, MD
Huned Patwa, MD
William Tyor, MD

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1706(90 minutes)
Palliative and End of Life Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis
Mitchell Wallin, MD, MPH
Kathleen Bixby, RN
Marshall Balish, MD

Moderator:

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Lunch Provided
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1707(90 minutes)
Team Approach to Decisional Capacity Evaluations in SCI/D Centers: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical
Shelley Leiphart, PsyD

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1708(90 minutes)
Nurses: MS Patient Champions from Diagnosis to Old Age
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN
Lisa Mitchell, MSN, RN, CDE, MSCN
(TBA speaker)

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1709(45 minutes)
The 5 P’s "for Managing Pain in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
Ileana Howard, MD
Virginia Kudritzki, PT, DPT
Anielia Thomas, OT

 

Session: 1710(45 minutes)
Hospice and Palliative Care in a U.S. Veterans Hospital ALS Program
Edward Ratner, MD

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1711(90 minutes)
Increasing Caregiver Resiliency through the REACH VA – MS Support Program
Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW
Margaret Kazmierski, MSW, LCSW-C, CCM

Moderator:

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1712(45 minutes)
Antibiotic Use Metrics in VA Facilities Caring for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Katie Suda, PharmD, MS

 

Session: 1713(45 minutes)
How to Run a Large Spasticity Treatment Program – with Focus on Intrathecal Management Options
Samantha Mendelson, DO
Sarah Wrenn, ARNP
Mirian Onyebueke, ARNP
Bradley Stein
Allan Alcantara, RN

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1714(90 minutes)
An Update on Neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis: MRI and OCT
Daniel Harrison, MD
Scott Newsome, MD

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1715(45 minutes)
Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in ALS: Education and Support for Difficult Decisions
Ileana Howard, MD
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP(Rp)
Melanie Younger, LCSW
Carrie Henry, LCSW
Cathy Stevens, BS, RRT
Ursula Draper, OTR/L, ATP

 

Session: 1716(45 minutes)
Calculating the Rate of Change (RoC) of Force Vital Capacity (FVC) in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP(Rp)
Kevin White, MD

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1717(45 minutes)
Use of Telehealth in Providing Care to Veterans with MS Living in Rural Areas
William Culpepper II, PhD, MA
Susan Conroy, PT, PhD

 

Session: 1718(45 minutes)
VA Care, Benefits, and Services for Women Veterans
Kayla Williams, MA
Patricia Hayes, PhD
Alohalani Picket

Moderator:

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Interactive Poster Sessions & Expo Open

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

MSCOE Meeting

7:00am - 7:45am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

7:45am - 8:00am

Advocacy - Clinical Excellence Awards: Maryland Ballroom B
Lana McKenzie, RN, MHA, CCM, Associate Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paul Gutierrez, MS, MD, Summit Program Committee Chair

8:00am - 8:30am

Maryland Ballroom B

Keynote Speaker
TBD

8:30am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B
Sherman Gillums, Jr., National Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

9:00am - 10:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

Homer Townsend, Jr. Memorial Lecture

 

Plenary Session: 1719
Addressing Suicide Prevention in Spinal Cord Injury Practice… it is Everyone's Responsibility!
Sunil Sabharwal, MD
David Carroll, PhD
Caitlin Thompson, PhD

 

Moderator:

10:00am - 10:30am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1720(90 minutes)
Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Driving Programs: What Don’t We Know?
Adrienne Toubbeh, OTR/L
Kristy Gronseth, OTR/L, CDRS

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1721(45 minutes)
Multiple Sclerosis Mimics: Diagnostic Error and Management Decisions
John Rinker, MD
Mitchell Wallin, MD

 

Session: 1722(45 minutes)
Neuromyelitis Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
David Alexander, MD

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1723(45 minutes)
Developing Connect Care Technologies into a Rapid Response, Clinical Support System for Rural ALS Veterans
Richard Strozewski, MP, PMP

 

Session: 1724(45 minutes)
Sexual Health and Disability: Impact on Intimacy for ALS, MS, TBI Veterans
Tricia Strombom, DNP, RN
Wendy Miller, RN, BSN
Kimberly Woodward, MN, RN

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1725(90 minutes)
Bioethics in Spinal Cord Injury
Edward Ratner, MD

Moderator:

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Lunch Provided
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1726(45 minutes)
Teaching Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury from a Nursing Perspective
Emmanuela Pierre-Charles, MSN, BSN, RN

 

Session: 1727(45 minutes)
Development of an Interdisciplinary Sexual Health Rehabilitation Program for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury
Roger Williams, PhD
Jaclyn Jones, OTR/L
Farhad Sepahpanah, MD

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1728(90 minutes)
Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions for Veterans with MS
Terry Lee-Wilk, PhD
Moira Dux, PhD
Patricia Ryan, PhD

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1729(90 minutes)
Physical and Occupational Therapy Roles in the Management of Individuals with ALS: The Paradigm Shift in "Rehabilitation"
Martin Kilbane, PT, DPT, OCS
Steven Mitchell, OTR/L, ATP

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1730(45 minutes)
Providing Educational Opportunities to Promote Community Healthcare Professional’s Knowledge of SCI/D
Sara Frye, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Heather Walenga Wheeler, DPT

 

Session: 1731(45 minutes)
Collaborating to Teach Primary Care Providers to Facilitate Self-Management Skills of SCI Patients
Lisa DiPonio, MD
Brad Trumpower, MS

Moderator:

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
Expo & e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1732(90 minutes)
3D Printing = New Clinical Care Options for Veterans
Ben Salatin, MS
Brian Burkhardt, MS, ATP

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1733(90 minutes)
New Insights into Sensory Contributions to Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
Michelle Cameron, MD, PT, MCR

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1734(45 minutes)
Bridging the Gap between Chronic Pain and the SCI Population: Implications for the Interdisciplinary Team
Quanisha Burnett, PT, DPT

 

Session: 1735(45 minutes)
Sleep disorders and Cardiovascular Risk in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
Abdulghani Sankari, MD, PhD

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1736(45 minutes)
Military Sexual Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it is Related to SCI Patients
Emmanuela Pierre-Charles, MSN, BSN, RN
Catherine Wilson, PsyD, ABPP

 

Session: 1737(45 minutes)
Differing Appraisals of Caregiving: Comparing Caregivers and Care Recipients in Managing Spinal Cord Injury
Edward Rohn, PhD

Moderator:

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Interactive Poster Sessions

Location TBD

VA SCI/D All Staff Update Meeting

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

VA SCI/D Chiefs Meeting

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Riverview Ballroom

Welcome Reception

7:15am - 8:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

Breakfast Provided

8:15am - 8:30am

Opening Remarks: Maryland Ballroom B

8:30am - 10:00am

Maryland Ballroom B

John N. Whitaker Memorial Lecture

 

Plenary Session: 1738 (90 minutes)
Wellness and Multiple Sclerosis: Current Evidence and Management Strategies
Kathleen Costello, MS, CRNP

 

Moderator:

10:00am - 10:30am

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
e-Poster Viewing

10:30am - 12:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1739(45 minutes)
Why Some Pressure Injuries are Unpreventable: Biomarkers for Identification of Personalized Pressure Injury Risk
Kath Bogie, DPhil
Mary Ann Richmond, MD

 

Session: 1740(45 minutes)
A Personalized Healthcare Tool for Pressure Injury Prevention
Kath Bogie, DPhil
Mary Ann Richmond, MD

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1741(45 minutes)
Cognitive Impairment and Related Caregiving Issues in MS
Brett Parmenter, PhD, ABPP
Douglas Lane, PhD, ABPP

 

Session: 1742(45 minutes)
The Impact of Caregiver Burden Over Time on Veterans with SCI/D and Their Caregivers
Jeanine Penzo, MSW, LICSW

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1743(45 minutes)
The Role of Pelvic Floor Therapy in the Treatment of Bowel and Bladder Issues Associated with Neurologic Issues
Carina Siracusa, PT, DPT, WCS

 

Session: 1744(45 minutes)
Diaphragm Rehabilitation through Diaphragm Pacing – Not Just for Ventilator Dependent Traumatic Tetraplegics
Raymond Onders, MD

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1745(45 minutes)
Employment Reintegration and Accessibility Following Spinal Cord Injury
Barbara Taylor, OTR/L, CHT
Ursula Draper, OTR/L, ATP

 

Session: 1746(45 minutes)
Mental Health Complications in Acute SCI Rehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Tabitha Rivers, PT, DPT, NCS
Lavonya McAlister, RN, BSN, MSN
Marvin Nuval, PT, CLT, MHA, MBA
Julius Penning, RN, BSN, MSN, CRRN

Moderator:

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Lunch Provided
e-Poster Viewing

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1747(90 minutes)
Let it Go: The Physiatric Approach to Chronic Migraine Disorders in the Spinal Cord Injury Population
Deborah Caruso, MD
Timothy Hudson, MD, LAc

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1748(45 minutes)
Impact of Natalizumab on JC Virus Antibody Indices
Eric Williamson, MD

 

Session: 1749(45 minutes)
Antioxidants and Vitamins in Multiple Sclerosis
Jesus Lovera, MD

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1750(90 minutes)
Opioid Use in a Spinal Cord Injured Population: Considerations for Treatment and Monitoring
Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, MSCN, CNRN
Jeri Muse, PhD, DAAPM
Jonathan Carter, PharmD, BCPS

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1751(45 minutes)
Screening for Depression after SCI/D by Non-Mental Health Providers
Jason Raad, PhD

 

Session: 1752(45 minutes)
Promoting the Roles of Therapies in the Health and Wellness of Individuals with SCI
Amber Brochetti, PT, DPT
Martin Kilbane, PT, DPT, OCS

Moderator:

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Coffee Break
e-Poster Viewing

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tracks 1-4

Track 1: National Harbor 2 & 3

Session: 1753(45 minutes)
Wheelchair Lacrosse Triad: Collaboration of PVA Chapters, VA SCI Centers, & Community Partners for Health Promotion
Tiffany Villamin, BSN, RN, CRRN
Kenneth Lee, MD

 

Session: 1754(45 minutes)
SCI Outdoor Adventure 101 – Successful Planning and Implementation
Marsha Kameron, OTR/ATP
Valerie McNary, CTRS/ATP

Moderator:

Track 2: National Harbor 10 & 11

Session: 1755(90 minutes)
Disease Modifying Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis – Working with the VA Formulary
Michael Carrithers, MD, PhD
Kathy Tortorice, PharmD, BCPS

Moderator:

Track 3: National Harbor 4 & 5

Session: 1756(45 minutes)
Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Scoping Review
Jennifer Hill, MA

 

Session: 1757(45 minutes)
PAWS for Independence
Andrea Dube, CRRN, RN
Cpl Kevin Stone, US Army (Ret)

Moderator:

Track 4: National Harbor 12 & 13

Session: 1758(90 minutes)
Use of a Virtual Reality Ride-on Sailing Simulator as a Rehabilitation Tool for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
Albert Recio, MD, PT

 

Session: 1759(45 minutes)
Maximizing Effectiveness of Caregiver Education
Laura Mellon, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Denys Robertson, OTR/L

Moderator:

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