|What to Expect|
This course is designed for professionals working in the field of rehabilitation (physiatrists, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and neuroscientists) who wish to learn more about the technology applied in neurorehabilitation studies (such as in stroke, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, depression associated with brain injury).
The goal of this course is to discuss recent research findings as to update clinicians on the future direction of the field of neurorehabilitation. This course is designed to improve physician/researcher competence and awareness. Course participants will be updated with regards to state of the art developments in the field of neurorehabilitation. The course will focus on clinical updates related to pertinent diseases and medical conditions seen in neurorehabilitation practice. This includes epidemiological evidence as it relates to both motor (such as stroke and traumatic brain injury) and somatosensory (e.g. chronic pain, visual and auditory deficits) systems, discussion of novel techniques of assessment (such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), computer modeling and kinematic analysis) and lastly, novel techniques of intervention (including robotic training, noninvasive brain stimulation, virtual reality and computer gaming, sensory and motor neuroprosthesis development).