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 2019, the Division of PM&R will hold the 14th 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 16th, 2019
8:00     Breakfast and Registration
8:15     Introductory Remarks - Colby Hansen, MD
8:30     Evaluating Physician Knowledge of Commonly Prescribed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Discharge Medication’s Costs: An Observational Study
Melissa Kirk, MD
8:45     Effects of dry needling on delayed onset muscle soreness and cramping after running a marathon or half marathon
Keith Cummings, DO
9:00     Virtual and augmented reality for vent/trach transition training: Study development
Laura Waller, MD
9:15     Executive functioning, problem solving style, and adjustment in Colombian adult’s one year post-TBI:
Assessing a proposed multiple mediation model
Quyen Nichols, PhD
9:30     Break
9:45     Genicular RFA protocol
Aaron Conger, DO
10:00   Concussion baseline evaluation: Neuropsychological perspective and interdisciplinary considerations
Christine Mullen, PsyD
10:15   Ultrasonographic evaluation of knee effusion: What is the best method?
Brendon Ross, DO
10:30   MORE POWER Durability: Interventions for improving health and weight management in cancer patients
Allison Capizzi, MD
10:45   Break
11:00   Evidence-Based Injury and Illness Prevention in Paralympic Sport
Cheri Blauwet, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Kelley Adaptive Sports Research Institute
Director, Disability Access and Awareness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
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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