In recognition of the founding Chair of the Division 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 2018, the Division of PM&R will hold the 13th Annual James R. Swenson, MD, Scientific Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to encourage the research mission of the division by highlighting recent research produced by division faculty and residents. The symposium also brings in external speakers on topics relevant to the division’s research activities.

We look forward to the opportunity to showcase the division’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 division’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.

Thirteenth Annual James R. Swenson, M.D. Scientific Symposium Day
Event Schedule—Thursday, May 24th, 2018

8:00     Breakfast and Registration
8:15     Introductory Remarks
                       Colby Hansen, MD
8:30     Gabapentin and tricyclics in the treatment of post-concussive symptoms
                        Venessa Lee, MD
8:45     Skiers and Snowboarders: Are there risk takers among them? 
                        Graham Wagner, MD
9:00     Assessing stroke patients’ steps using the Garmin Vivofit3: A validity study
                         Allison Capizzi, MD & Lauren Rudolph, MD
9:15     Three year analysis of Functional Movement Screen data in collegiate dancers and correlation with self-reported injury risk
                         Melissa Kirk, MD
9:30     Break
9:45     Caregiver Resiliency Factors in Providing Exemplary Care to Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in Mexico
                         Tracy Brown, PhD
10:00    Cognitive Proficiency, EEG Correlations of Effort, and Return to Driving
                         Eleonora Vaccariello, BS
10:15    Ultrasound Evaluation of the Patellar and Achilles Tendons as a Predictor of Future Injury of Distance Runners
                         Ziva Petrin, MD
10:30    Biomechanics of Downhill Running
                        Michael Campian, DO
10:45    Break
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
11:00    My Journey as a PM&R Physician-Scientist in the World of Concussion Research
                        James Eckner, MD, MS
                        Assistant Professor
                        Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
                        University of Michigan
                        Director, Clinical Research Michigan NeuroSport and PM&R Concussion programs 
12:00   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 13th 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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