UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting

February 25, 2020

UPMC and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be well-represented at the 2020 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting from March 4-9 in Orlando, FL.

A joint event with the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress, the AAP Annual Meeting will bring together more than 3,000 rehabilitation professionals from more than 50 countries.

Following is a list of courses, posters, and presentations to be delivered by physicians and researchers from UPMC.


Amy Wagner, MD

Plenary: Exploring Precision Medicine Opportunities Using the Rehabilomics Research Model: A TBI Exemplar
Saturday, March 7 – 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Kentaro Onishi, DO

Bone-Tendon Junction: Evolving Research & Clinical Approach  
Friday, March 6 – 8:30 to 9 a.m.

Meniscus Update: Evolving Research Models & Clinical Practice  
Saturday, March 7 – 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ultrasound Part I: A New Era of Ultrasound-Guided Microsurgery 
Monday, March 9 – 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Regenerative Rehabilitation: Exploring New Frontiers in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Part I
Friday, March 6 – 8 to 9 a.m.

Regenerative Rehabilitation: Exploring New Frontiers in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Part II
Friday, March 6 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Michael Boninger, MD
Approaches to Building Research Capacity in PM&R (PRM) 
Saturday, March 8 – 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Building a Research Track Record Prior to Funding
RMSTP Session 
Friday, March 6 – 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Negotiations – Getting What you Want – Faculty 
RMSTP Session 
Saturday, March 7 – 8 to 9 a.m.

Getting What you Want: Negotiating the First Job – Residents 
RMSTP Session 
Sunday, March 8 – 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

Self-Management: Personal Qualities Needed for Success 
RMSTP Session 
Monday, March 9 – 8 to 9 a.m.

Wendy Helkowski, MD           

ACGME Update 
Residency & Fellowship Program Director’s & Program Coordinators Workshop 

Wednesday, March 4 – 12 to 1 p.m. 

Perspective on the ADS Update – with Diversity Inclusion 
Program Coordinators Workshop 
Thursday, March 5 – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. 

Meet the ABPMR/ACGME Review Committee
PAL Session 

Saturday, March 7 – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH             

Changing Institutions 
RMSTP Session  

Sunday, March 8 – 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. 

James Eubanks, MD

How Social Media Can Positively Impact your Medical Career 
Saturday, March 7 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Allison Bean, MD, PhD

Demystifying the PM&R Boards
Saturday, March 7 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Allison Bean, MD, PhD
Kevin Franzese, DO
Allison Schroeder, MD

Fostering Wellness in Trainees: More Than Reducing Work Hours 
Sunday, March 8 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Allison Bean, MD, PhD
Allison Schroeder, MD

Academic Career Paths: Developing the Next Generation of Academicians  
Sunday, March 8 – 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

UPMC Resident Poster Presentations

Colton Hickman
Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of the Superior Cluneal Nerve

Matthew Sherrier
Sodium Nitrite Ameliorates Skeletal Muscle Functional Ischemia in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Andrew McCoy
Neurorehabilitation for a Rare Case of Non-Alcoholic Wernicke’s Encephalopathy in a Young Female Related to Tonsillectomy, Intractable Vomiting and Newly Diagnosed Celiac Disease
Neurorehabilitation in a Rare Survivor of Disseminated Miliary Nocardiosis with Nocardia Farcinica 

Joseph Staszel
Using Analytic Model to Predict Response to Lumbosacral Injections 

Jenna Meriggi
Fluctuating Mental Status and New Paradoxical Left Hemispatial Neglect During Inpatient Rehabilitation for Left Temporo-Occipital Intracerebral Hemorrhage with Intraventricular Hemorrhage 

James Eubanks
Percutaneous Sacroplasty in Sacral Insufficiency Fractures: A Literature Review 

Kristen Harris
Motor First: A Proposed Approach to the JFK Coma Recovery Scale-Revised for the Consulting Physician 

Kuntal Chowdhary
Acute Post-Stroke Psychosis in Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Review of Literature and Rare Case Series 
A Case of Intractable Abdominal Pain – A Rare Presentation of Nonfunctional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Treated with Celiac Plexus Block 

Learn more about the UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.