2022 MR3 Network Scientific Retreat Archive

Scientific Retreat on Rehabilitation Clinical Trials: Innovations, Designs, & Tribulations

The MR3 Network is pleased to offer an archive of video recordings of presentations from our second annual scientific retreat, which was presented on September 29 and 30, 2022, via Zoom.

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Agenda and Video Archive

Day 1:  Thursday, September 29, 2022

Welcome and Introduction decorative graphic
Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina

Keynote Speaker
Session Moderator: Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina

The Complexities, Challenges, and Promise of Rehabilitation Clinical Trials decorative graphic
Catherine Lang, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Novel Trial Design, Session 1
Session Moderator: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Distinctive Challenges in Design and Data Analysis of Pediatric Rehabilitation Trials decorative graphic
Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

We Found a Way: Conducting and Modifying an In-Person Randomized Controlled Trial for Vestibular Disorders during the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City decorative graphic
Anat Lubetzky, PT, Ph.D., New York University

Application of Hybrid Effectiveness–Implementation Designs to Bridge the Research-Practice Divide for mRehab Interventions decorative graphic
Susan Magasi, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Questions & Answers, Discussion decorative graphic

Barriers and Difficulty of Success
Session Moderator: Sharon Landesman Ramey, Ph.D., Virginia Tech 

Standardization to Achieve Optimal Data Quality in Multi-Site Rehabilitation Clinical Trials decorative graphic
Veronica T. Rowe, MS(R), Ph.D., OTR/L, CBIST, FNAP, Georgia State University

Multi-Site Clinical Trials: Treatment Fidelity and Beyond decorative graphic
Noelle Moreau, Ph.D., PT, Louisiana State University Health Sciences New Orleans 

Participant Retention, Compensation, and Compliance during Knee Joint Immobilization Research: An Analysis of Two Clinical Trials decorative graphic
Matt Stock, Ph.D., University of Central Florida


Outcomes
Session Moderator: Linda Resnik, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Brown University

A Story of Those Who Get Left Behind decorative graphic
Ela Plow, Ph.D., PT, Cleveland Clinic 

Beyond the Clinic: Measuring Walking Performance and Mobility in Daily Life decorative graphic
Kristie Bjornson, PT, Ph.D., MS, University of Washington

OpenCap: 3D Human Movement Dynamics from Smartphone Video decorative graphic
Antoine Falisse, Ph.D., Stanford University

Questions & Answers, Discussion decorative graphic

"Student" Session—Idea Blitz!
Session Moderator: Jill Heathcock, MPT, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Utilization of EPIC Slicer Dicer in Achilles Tendinopathy–A Recruitment Case Study decorative graphic
Vaibhavi Rathod, PT, New York University

Changes in the Fronto-central Brain Activity for Balance Control in Chronic Stroke Survivors decorative graphic
Komal Kukkar, PT, MS, University of Houston

Regenerative Rehabilitation for Enhancing Muscle Recovery Following Volumetric Muscle Loss decorative graphic
David Johnson, BS, St. Louis University

Funding Agency Q&A Session
Session Moderator: Randal Davis, MBA, Medical University of South Carolina 

NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) decorative graphic
Joe Bonner, Ph.D., Health Scientist Administrator and Program Officer

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) decorative graphic
Christopher Hartshorn, Ph.D., Chief, Digital & Mobile Technologies Section

Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development (VA RR&D) decorative graphic
Timothy Brindle, Ph.D., Scientific Program Manager

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) decorative graphic
Radha Holavanahalli, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Program Specialist

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) decorative graphic
Patricia Henry, Ph.D., Program Manager

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation decorative graphic
Jacob Shreckengost, Ph.D., Program Officer


Day 2:  Friday, September 30, 2022

Welcome and Introduction decorative graphic
Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA, Medical University of South Carolina

Keynote Speaker
Session Moderator: Janet Freburger, PT, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory decorative graphic
Wendy Weber, ND, Ph.D., MPH, National Institutes of Health

Novel Trial Design, Session 2
Session Moderator: Arun Jayaraman, PT, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Organizational and Provider Context and Readiness: Methods to Inform Large Multi-Site Pragmatic Trials decorative graphic
Elizabeth Skidmore, Ph.D., OTR/L, University of Pittsburgh

Responder Analysis vs. Mean Change Analysis in Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trials, Part 1 decorative graphic
Responder Analysis vs. Mean Change Analysis in Stroke Rehabilitation Clinical Trials, Part 2 decorative graphic

Christy Cassarly, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Moving Infant Rehabilitation Forward Through Rigorous Research Design: Moving from Single Site Single Variable Trials to Multi-Arm, Multi-Phase Intervention decorative graphic
Stacey Dusing, PT, Ph.D., University of Southern California 

Ethics and Diversity
Session Moderator: Stephanie DeLuca, Virginia Tech

Recruiting Under-Represented Minorities (U-RM) for Rehabilitation Research decorative graphic
Warren Lo, M.D., The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ethical Considerations in Neurorehabilitation Clinical Trials: Emerging Principles & Priorities decorative graphic
Michael Young, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Stakeholder Engagement and Integration in Clinical Trials decorative graphic
Amy Darragh, OT, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Questions & Answers, Discussion decorative graphic

Telerehabilitation
Session Moderator: Matthew Petrucci, Ph.D., Stanford University

Novel Clinical Trial of Portable Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-based (fNIRS) Brain Computer Interface to Augment Upper Extremity Motor Recovery after Stroke decorative graphic
Kelly Rishe, MSOT, OTR/L, Massachusetts General Hospital

Innovative Telerehabilitation Model for Slowing Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation decorative graphic
Sangeetha Madhavan, PT, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Overcoming Barriers during COVID-19: A Completely Virtual Tele-Exercise Intervention Study for Adults with Chronic Neurological Impairments decorative graphic
Devina Kumar, PhD, MSc, PT, Burke Neurological Institute

Questions & Answers, Discussion decorative graphic

Adaptive Trials Design
Session Moderator: Zev Rymer, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University 

Adaptive Clinical Trials to Accelerate Therapeutics Progress in Spinal Cord Injury decorative graphic
James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FRCS, University of Miami

Improving Functional Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facilities Nationwide: A Hybrid I Effectiveness-Implementation Pragmatic Clinical Trial Approach decorative graphic
Emma H. Beisheim-Ryan, PT, DPT, Ph.D., VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Closing Remarks decorative graphic
Theresa Hayes Cruz, Ph.D., Director, NICHD National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research