International Course in Robotics and Rehabilitation

Distinguished ISPRM members,
It is our pleasure to invite you to our first International Online Course in Robotics and Rehabilitation. This new course, which is part of our ISPRM online Learning Platform, has been also developed in collaboration with the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. We are sure this will be a superb learning experience for you and all of the participants.
As a member of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, you will be able to access this extraordinary course completely free of charge, which will allow you to be part of this great educational opportunity. Places are limited, so we invite you to register as soon as possible to secure your assistance.
Our goal with this course is to offer a detailed review of the effect of robotic technology in Physical and Rehabilitation medicine for the treatment of different pathologic states, through an interactive platform, which allows participants and speakers to engage in a didactic and collaborative discussion regarding the topics and contents reviewed throughout the course, as to deepen and enrich their knowledge on this field.
The lecture sessions will be held on July 10th, Boston time, by our international webcast system and then from July 11th to August 14th, 2013 we will hold the interactive forum of discussion as to consolidate the concepts learned in this course. Participants are welcomed to join the lecture series at our live location in Boston if they wish to do so.
Registration to the course is easy and accessible through our webpage. To do so, you should enter our webpage and click on the “Courses” option. Then you will be able to see all the courses offered by the ISPRM, choose the “Robotics in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine” course by choosing the “Subscribe” option. This will allow you to fill our subscription form.
We will have renowned leaders in the field that will guide you through the contents of the course:
Marta Imamura, MD PhD.
Dr. Imamura is the President of the ISPRM. She is also the Coordinator of the Clinical Research Center at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine.
Felipe Fregni, MD, MPH, Ph.D.
He is an Associate Professor of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology, at Harvard Medical School. He works as the Director of the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T.
He is the Director of the Laboratory of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control at Burke Rehabilitation Center and an Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also the Co-Director, Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Harvard Medical School.
Robert Reiner, Ph.D.
He is a Mechanical Engineering from TU Munchen and University of Maryland. He works as Full Professor for the Sensory-Motor Systems Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering, University of Zurich.
Paolo Bonato, Ph.D.
Works as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions
Ann-Marie Hughes, Ph.D., MSc, PGDip, BSc.
She is a Senior Research Fellow of the Rehabilitation and Health Technologies Research Group at the University of Southampton. She is also a Steering Committee member for the Southampton Neurosciences group.
Sebastian Schroeder, MD.
He works for the Department of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Hauner Children s Hospital of the University of Munich in Germany.
Shyamal Patel, MS, Ph.D.
He is a Research Engineer for the Motion Analysis Laboratory from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. His main research interest is in the application of wearable technology for health monitoring by using advanced signal processing and pattern recognition techniques.
Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, Ph.D.
She is the director of the Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation Laboratory. She is also a Professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for the College of Engineering at Temple University and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for the Feinburg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Leon Morales-Quezada, MD, Ph.D.
He is a Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Neuromodulation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School.


Sincerely yours,
Marta Imamura MD PhD
President, ISPRM
Jianan Li MD
President 7th World Congress of the ISPRM
President Elect, ISPRM

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