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James R. Swenson Scientific Symposium Day

In recognition of the founding Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. James R. Swenson (November 18, 1933-October 11, 2014), pictured to the left, we have created a dedicated research symposium.

During the spring of 2021, the Department of PM&R will hold the 16th Annual James R. Swenson, MD, Scientific Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to encourage the research mission of the department by highlighting recent research produced by department faculty and residents. The symposium also brings in external speakers on topics relevant to the department’s research activities.

We look forward to the opportunity to showcase the department’s research. We are also very thankful for the opportunity to honor Dr. Swenson in this way, and we hope that his family is pleased with us and with the further development of the department’s research program. The wonderful success for this symposium is due in large part to the work of Colby Hansen, MD, who is the symposium organizer.

The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Registration is free and continuing medical education credit is available for attendance at the symposium.

Sixteenth Annual James R. Swenson, M.D. Scientific Symposium Day Event Schedule - Thursday, May 20th, 2021

8:20 - Introductory Remarks – Colby Hansen, MD

8:30 - Platelet Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Painful Lumbar Facet Joints; a Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial (PILOT Trial) - Taylor Burnham, DO

8:45 - It’s all about perspective: Discrepancies in perceptions of recovery and function between persons with stroke and care partners - Madison Niermeyer, PhD

9:00 - Development and evaluation of a translational model of pain - Quinn Tate, MD

9:15 - Animating the Hand through Non-Invasive Stimulation: Non-Invasive Electrical Stimulation of the Median and Ulnar Nerves Evokes Finger Movements - Marshall Trout, MS

9:30 - Break and Mingle

9:45 - The NICA Injury Surveillance System: Comparison of injury trends during the COVID-19 pandemic to prior competition years - Meredith Ehn, DO

10:00 - Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Phantom and Residual Pain - Cole Cheney, MD

10:15 - Sonographic screening of distance runners for development of future Achilles and patellar tendon pain - Sarah Eby, MD, PhD

10:30 - Fact vs. Fiction: Perceptions, barriers, and benefits of neuropsychological evaluations. National cost and survey results - Natalie Kurniadi, PhD

10:45 - Break


10:50 - On Becoming a Chair: a Marathon and a Sprint
                    Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD
                    Professor and Chair
                    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
                    Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine 
                    UT Health San Antonio

11:50 - Closing Remarks - Colby Hansen, MD

The James R. Swenson, MD, Scientific Symposium Day is generously supported by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

DISCLOSURE: Neither the speaker(s), planner(s), nor anyone in control of content for PM&R 16th Annual James R. Swenson Scientific Symposium have any financial relationship with commercial products or services discussed today. 
AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACCREDITATION: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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