TIRR Memorial Hermann, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston and the UTHealth Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases will host colleagues from around the world to present and discuss the latest science, clinical applications and device development with the goal of improving the lives of people recovering from stroke. The conference will be held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, 2023, in the Texas Medical Center.

Sean Savitz, MD, FAHA, FANAThe inaugural 2.5-day conference will host keynote speakers and leaders in stroke recovery, research and rehabilitation, with the goal of translating knowledge into clinical practice that improves outcomes. Co-chairs of the conference are Gerard E. Francisco, MD, professor, chair and Wulfe Family Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School, chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann, and director of the UTHealth NeuroRecovery Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann; Sean I. Savitz, MD, FAHA, FANA, professor of neurology, Frank M. Yatsu Chair in Neurology, director of the UTHealth Institute for Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases at McGovern Medical School, and adjunct professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the medical school; and Sheng Li, MD, PhD, professor and director of the NeuroRehabilitation Research Lab, director of stroke rehabilitation and recovery research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School.

Sheng LiAttendance is open to physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, music therapists, recreation therapists, other health care professionals and trainees, and community members who work with the growing population of individuals recovering from stroke.

Post-stroke rehabilitation topics will include robotics, innovative technology, spasticity management, knowledge translation, neurologic music therapy, current research, pharmaceutical considerations, disparities and outcomes, nutritional management, pediatric stroke treatment paradigms, recreation for living, complex rehabilitation technology (CRT), and return to home and community.

TIRR Memorial Hermann International Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Conference 2023

International Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery Conference

November 30 - December 2, 2023
This conference will focus on rehabilitation and recovery paradigms for those with long-lasting effects of stroke. Speakers will provide recent developments in the field while breakout sessions will focus on the incorporation and implementation of these advances into practice.

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