PHYSICAL STRESSES:  KEEPING US “ALIVE AND WELL”

An Interdisciplinary Research Symposium 

DATE:  FEBRUARY 9, 2018

LOCATION:  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Symposium Sponsors

SYMPOSIUM THEME
Hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation will gather a wide variety of researchers from bench science, clinical laboratories, and clinics across the nation to present exciting and emerging evidence focused on conditions that affect bone, cartilage, muscle, and skin. Our intent is to bring these scientists together to present their work in areas related to mechanotransduction -- the what, how, and why physical, mechanical stresses to which the body is subjected, like those generated by exercise, weight bearing, stretching or blood coursing through arteries -- have been directly linked to effective management of musculoskeletal conditions commonly seen in rehabilitation and medicine.

TARGET AUDIENCE
All scientists, clinicians, and consumers involved with musculoskeletal conditions that impact our daily lives, at home, at work, in sports, in the performing arts.

OUTCOMES
To educate one another on cutting-edge research and encourage better communication among researchers, educators, clinicians, and interested members in the community to benefit all, i.e., patients’ musculoskeletal wellbeing and performance, excellence in health care, and enhancement in research funding. 

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

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Cost is $100.00 per person.  The registration fee is waived for students and non-faculty postdoctoral scholars/trainees. Cost includes beverages, snacks, and lunch.

 



For questions or additional information, please contact Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, at Carol-Dionne@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-2131 X47115 or Judith Grove at Judith-Grove@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-2131 X47130.

Keynote Speakers


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Christopher Powers, PT, PhD,  FACSM, FAPTA
University of Southern California
MODULE:  Human Structure and Function to Activity


Shawn C. Roll, PhD, OTR/L, RMSKS, FAOTA
University of Southern California
MODULE:  Human Activity to Community Participation


Vassilios I. Sikavitsas, PhD
University of Oklahoma
MODULE:  Animal Model to Human Structure and Function