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SPEAKER PREVIEW LIBRARY
The 2016 AAP Annual Meeting Speaker Preview Library is now available for attendees to watch, listen, learn, and share with their colleagues. The one-minute videos were created by the speakers themselves and explains what their sessions are going to be about.
The 2016 AAP Annual Meeting will offer three extraordinary plenary speakers. Here is a quick peek at what our plenary speakers are all about!
PROFESSIONALISM AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA
Dr. Nora, President and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) will present the interesting history that led to professional self-regulation, including the emergence of State Medical Boards and Specialty Certification Boards. The role of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in maintaining the privilege of professional self-regulation will be highlighted. On-going improvements in MOC will be explored and there will be time for interactive audience discussion.
SPINAL NEUROPROSTHESIS - IMPLICATIONS ON SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI) REhabilitation
Grégoire Courtine, PhD
Grégoire Courtine, spinal cord researcher, has developed an unconventional interdisciplinary research program and lab that aim to imagine radically new ways to recover after devastating mobility-impairing injury to the spinal cord.
DEVELOPING A REHABILITATION RESEARCH PLAN FOR NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH): MOVING THE FIELD FORWARD
Alison Cernich, PhD
This presentation will focus on the current portfolio of rehabilitation research across NIH, the focus of research funded by NCMRR, and major advances from the portfolio over the past 5 years. This presentation will include an overview of the priorities for rehabilitation research that are being incorporated into a Rehabilitation Research Plan for the National Institutes of Health and the process by which inputs to that plan will be solicited. Opportunities for funding, mechanisms by which researchers can gain support for their research projects or training needs, and resources that may be of assistance to researchers in the field will be presented.
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