PARC Webinar Series - 2022

Monday December 5, 2022: Multi-stakeholder Design Partnerships to Stimulate Effective Rehabilitation Technologies

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Moderated by Dr. Ahmi Ben Yehuda.

Multi-stakeholder Design Partnerships: Facilitating development, localization and adaptation of rehabilitation technologies Arie Melamed Yekel General Manager, ALYNnovation and The Helmsley Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Research Center, ALYN Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

Focus on Development: Headovation Avital Eran, International Sales & Marketing Director, Headovations

Focus on Localization: Cognishine Sagi Karni, Product manager, Cognishine

Focus on Adaptation: Wide Rinat Hitelman, Co-Founder & CSO, Wide

Validation strategies of design partnerships Yoav Fisher, Head of Tech Innovation, HealthIL


Monday November 7, 2022: Post-pandemic developments in telerehabilitation

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Moderated by Prof. Tamar Weiss

Greetings and Overview of recent advances in tele-rehabilitation Prof. Tamar Weiss Executive research advisor, ALYN PARC, Jerusalem, Israel, Professor emeritus, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel and Prof. Dahlia Kairy, Associate Professor, Physiotherapy Program, School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

Patient and Parent Experiences with Group Telerehabilitation for Child Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Genevieve Lambert Department of Experimental Surgery, McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, Canada

Video-based learning: Tools to promote optimal remote therapy challenges (Developed with MSR: Israel Center for Medical Simulation, Sheba Medical Center and the Israel Remote Therapy Community) Dr. Naomi Gefen, Deputy-Director ALYN Hospital, ALYN PARC PI

Monday September 12, 2022: Lower limb muscle synergies during gait in the paediatric rehabilitation population: from theory to implementation

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Moderated by Dr. Simon-Henri Schless

Primitive locomotor patterns: journey into the development of motor control
Prof. Nadia Dominici, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Validity of lower limb muscle synergy analysis for application in the paediatric population Dr. Marije Goudriaan, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow - Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands

Integration of lower limb muscle synergy analysis as a tool in paediatric rehabilitation Dr. Gilad Sorek, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, ALYN PARC, Jerusalem, Israel

Monday July 11, 2022: Brain Computer Interfaces and Innovative Applications

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Moderated by Dr. Naomi Gefen

Greeting and overview: The importance of neuro-physiological monitoring and EEG in pediatric rehabilitation Dr. Keren Politi, Head, Pediatric Neurology, ALYN Hospital; PARC PI

Enhancing life participation for children with severe neurological disabilities with simple Brain Computer Interfaces Dr. Adam Kirton MD MSc FRCPC, Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences, Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Pediatric Neurologist, Alberta Children's Hospital

Brain-computer interface technology for restoring speech to patients with severe paralysis Dr. David Moses, Postdoctoral Scholar, Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Monday June 7, 2022: Pediatric Feeding Rehabilitation tools – new tricks for old dogs

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Moderated by Dr. Eliezer Be’eri

Greeting: Prof. Christian Lunetta, MD, Scientific Director and Neurological Specialist, Innovation & Technology Hub for Neuromuscular Diseases, Milan, Italy

Video Fluoroscopy Studies as a feeding rehabilitation tool – a step beyond assessing dysphagia Dr. Maurit Beeri, Director-General, ALYN Hospital– Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Center

The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS) for people with cerebral palsy – purpose, potential and emerging clinical guidance Dr Diane Sellers PhD MA BA MRCSLT, Clinical Specialist and Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, Chailey Clinical Services, North Chailey, nr Lewes, UK

Monday May 2, 2022: Innovations in lower limb lengthening: Surgical and rehabilitation aspects

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Moderated by Dr. Sharon Eylon

External Fixator versus Lengthening Nails: Indications, Tips and Tricks Prof. Christof Radler, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, University of Vienna; Senior Consultant and Head of Pediatric Orthopaedic Team, Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna, Austria

Orthospin Auto Struts - New Generation of Hexapod Frame Dr. Eitan Segev, Deputy Director, Department of Orthopedics, Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital (Ichilov)

Rules of the Road: Limb Lengthening Rehabilitation Dr. Fran Guardo, MEd, MPT, DPT, BSPTS C1&2, Director of Rehabilitation for the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, West Palm Beach; Adjunct professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Florida

Hydrotherapy for patients with external fixation Dr. Vladimir Goldman, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center and ALYN Hospital Children’s and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Monday April 4, 2022: Simulation, Virtual Reality and Knowledge Translation

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Moderated by Arie Melamed-Yekel

Greeting: Prof. Philippe Archambault, OT, PhD, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Knowledge translation: Applying theoretical knowledge to the promotion of technology for rehabilitation and independent performance Dr. Naomi Gefen, ALYN PARC PI, Deputy-Director ALYN Hospital - Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Immersive virtual reality in pediatric rehabilitation: current state of the evidence, facilitators and barriers, and novel applications for evaluation and intervention Prof. Danielle Levac, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Monday March 7, 2022: Pediatric rehabilitation and pain management

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Moderated by Dr. Naomi Gefen

Greeting: Professor Paul Dimitri, Professor of Child Health & Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, Director of Research & Innovation and of NIHR Children & Young People MedTech Cooperative, UK

Pediatric rehabilitation and pain management Dr Emmanuel Kornitzer, Pediatric rehabilitation & Day Care rehabilitation, ALYN Hospital - Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Playing your pain away: designing a virtual reality therapy for children with upper limb motor impairment Ivan Phelan, MSC, Principal Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Monday February 7, 2022: Functioning of the cardiac autonomic control system in the paediatric population with a brain injury: Clinical manifestation and implications for clinical practice

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Moderated by Dr. Simon-Henri Schless

The cardiac autonomic control system in rehabilitation and quaternary prevention in individuals with cerebral palsy Prof. Michal Katz-Leurer, Department of Physical Therapy, the Steyer School of Health Professions,Tel Aviv University

Recovery and rehabilitation of the cardiac autonomic control system in children post severe traumatic brain injury Dr. Gilad Soreq, Poriya Medical Center and ALYN PARC post-doctoral fellow

Monday January 10, 2022: Novel neurological interventions for children

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Moderated by Prof. Tamar Weiss

Treatment of genetic epilepsies- from serendipitous therapy to personalized medicine Dr. Andreea Nissenkorn, Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Neurology at Tel Aviv University, Deputy Director of the Pediatric Neurology Unit and Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic, Wolfson Medical Center

Amantadine drug therapy an "old" drug with new indications Dr. Keren Politi, Head, Pediatric Neurology, ALYN Hospital; PARC PI