$250 – $300

Updates in Stroke Rehabilitation: An Inter-professional Practice Symposium

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VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

University Drive Campus

4100 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Stroke touches every aspect of life. This inaugural symposium for rehabilitation professionals will provide innovative inter-professional education on stroke recovery, rehabilitation and advances in rehab technology, spanning the spectrum of physical, cognitive and communicative needs of stroke survivors.

Preliminary Program

Guest Speakers:

Michael Biel, C.Sc.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

Dept. of Communication Disorders & Sciences, California State University Northridge

Leonardo Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D.

Dept. of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina

Donald MacLennan, M.A., CCC-SLP

Dept. of Speech Pathology, Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

Elizabeth Skidmore, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Dept. of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh

Lawrence Wechsler, M.D.

Dept. of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Continuing Education:

Continuing education credits will be available for SLPs, OTs, and PTs via these organizations:

  • SLP: American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • OT: Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
  • PT: New York State Board of Physical Therapy and Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  • KT: Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT)


Early Bird registration – $250 per person (ends June 15)

Open Registration – $300 per person

Registration includes a light breakfast on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Friday.

Local lodging options available upon request.

Presented by VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and the Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh (VRFP).

Please contact ronda.winansmitrik@va.gov for additional information.

Refund Policy: Conference registrants cancelling their registration prior to September 1, 2017 will incur a $75.00 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2017.

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