Courses and Workshops
Two types of courses are developed by CENT.
Symposia and seminars include didactic lectures and open discussions and usually take place during a national meeting of a professional society.
Workshops include lectures, but also emphasize hands-on experience and 'meet the expert' interactions. All of our meetings include introductions and cross references to provide insights into what can be learned from both animal and human studies.
"Electrical Stimulation in Neurologic Rehabilitation", sponsored by The Neuro-Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Network (NCRRN) and CENT, The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia, PA, June 5-6, 2009. Contact: email@example.com
Courses previously given by CENT faculty:
October 15, 2008 "In Vivo Imaging in Recovery After Neural Injury: From Microimaging in Animal Models to Functional Imaging in Man", a pre-course, directed by Dr. Michel Selzer, of the 2008 ACRM-ASNR Annual Joint Educational Meeting, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 1-2, 2007 "Neuroimaging in the Study of Neural Recovery and Rehabilitation", a two-day symposium at The Inn at Penn, Philadelphia. By invitation only. For details, see http://www.ncrrn.org/. To see the Session Summaries, go to: Session Summaries
April 13, 2007 "Cyclic AMP Enhances Regeneration of Lamprey Spinal Axons", a lecture by Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD at National Taiwan University in Taiwan, at 10:00 a.m.
April 14, 2007 "Mechanisms of Axon Regeneration in the Central Nervous System", a lecture by Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD for the International Symposium on New Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation in Taiwan, at 1:20 p.m.
April 14, 2007 "Functional Neuroimaging: A Physiological Assay of the Type and Dose of Rehabilitation", a lecture by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD for the International Symposium on New Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation in Taiwan, at 4:00 p.m.
April 15, 2007 "Recent Scientific Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation", a lecture by Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD for the International Symposium on New Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation in Taiwan, at 9:20 a.m.
April 15, 2007 "Treadmill Training Strategies to Improve Walking: Do They Improve Outcomes?", a lecture by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD for the International Symposium on New Advances in Stroke Rehabilitation in Taiwan, at 2:30 p.m.
May 4, 2007 "Neurorehabilitation: Strategies to Improve Walking, Upper Extremity Function, and Language across Disease", an AM Half-Day Course directed by Bruce H. Dobkin, MD at the 59th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, at 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
May 4, 2007 "Potential Mechanisms for Neural Repair", a lecture by Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD for "Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury", a PM Half-Day Course at the 59th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, at 1:40 - 2:05 p.m.
Magnetic Resonance Micro-Imaging in the Study of Spinal Cord Regeneration. Director, Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD. This course was given at the 2003 Winter Conference on Brain Research. The lectures and faculty included:
Review of Regeneration in the spinal cord. Marion Murray, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine.
MRI of Human Spinal Cord Injury. Adam Flanders, MD, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine.
Magnetic Resonance Micro-imaging and Diffusion Measurements of Individual Axons in the Normal and Transected Lamprey Spinal Cord. Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
High-resolution MRI of Regeneration in the rat spinal cord. Eric Schwartz, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
The Future of Spinal Cord Injury:
Therapies Based on Neural Repair and Gait Retraining. Director, Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD. This course has been given as a half-day course with four speakers and as a breakfast seminar with three speakers over several years, mainly at the AAN annual meeting, but also at the AAPM&R.
Introduction – Axonal Regeneration in CNS. Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD, PENN.
Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord. John McDonald, III, MD, PhD, Washington Univ. St. Louis.
Gait Retraining: Enhancing the Activity of the Spinal Central Pattern Generator. Bruce H. Dobkin, MD, UCLA.
Neuroplasticity and Recovery of Brain Function. Director, Bruce H. Dobkin, MD. This was one of three “Main Symposia” at the 4th International Congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, in Hong Kong, February 2006.
Bruce H. Dobkin - Overview: Can clinicians induce plasticity-associated behavioral gains with rehabilitation? S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCLA - Early and late drives of plasticity after injury: genes, neurogenesis, and regeneration.
Leonardo G. Cohen, MD, PhD. Professor of Neurology, NIH/NINDS - fMRI and TMS reveal how training, drugs, and stimulation paradigms affect plasticity and behavior.
Motor Control in Neurorehabilitation. Symposium Director. Michael E. Selzer, MD, PhD. This was one of three “Main Symposia” at the 4th International Congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, in Hong Kong, February 2006.
Michael Selzer –Introduction.
Gert Kwakkel - Understanding post-stroke functional recovery of the hemiplegic upper extremity: facts and theories.
Scott Delp - Neuromuscular Biodynamics.
UCLA/RehabNetWest Course: Rehabilitation Research Methods. This three-day course, was presented at UCLA in December 2004.
Recovery from Neural Injury. This is a longstanding semester-long course that was initiated at PENN in 1984 under the directorship of Dr. Selzer. Although it is an elective course in the Neuroscience Graduate Group curriculum, and very popular among PENN’s neuroscience students, it is open to fellows and faculty and can be attended by CENT visiting Scholars. It has been taught alternate years since then. This course combines lectures by PENN faculty and occasional guest lecturers with journal club-style student presentations and student-written reviews of important articles in several areas related to functional recovery.
The Neurobiology of Disease. This annual graduate level course at PENN is directed by Dr. Marc Dichter and includes student presentations based on key literature recommended by the faculty. All the major neurological disease groups are included. Although it is an elective course of the Neuroscience Graduate Group curriculum, and very popular among PENN’s MD-PhD students, it is open to fellows and faculty and can be attended by CENT visiting Scholars.
Neuroplasticity in Disease. This course is directed by Dr. Gomez-Pinilla at UCLA. It is a weekly 3-hour seminar, which has run for two quarters yearly for the past 8 years for 12-18 students. Most come from the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, the MD-PhD Star program, and the Neuroengineering or Biomedical Engineering Programs. From the CENT faculty, Drs. Gomez-Pinilla, Dobkin, Hovda, Kornblum, Carmichael, and Havton organize and teach this seminar. Material covers similarities and differences across diseases for biological responses to injury, milieu promoters and inhibitors of repair, and examples from animal (micro-PET, OIS, 2-photon laser) and human (MRI, fMRI, PET, MRS) neuroimaging.© copyright 2006, LQJ