2017 Working 2 Walk Symposium Agenda


Please note: this schedule is tentative and subject to change.

You can also check out our current Speaker List.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Arrival Day

5:00-7:00 pm
Early Registration & Check-In – Hilton Miami Airport

Friday, October 13, 2017 – Hilton Miami Airport

7:30-9:00am
Registration & Continental Breakfast – Exhibitor Visits

General Session

9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Matthew Rodreick – Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
9:15-9:40 am
Presenter Talk
Dalton Dietrich, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
9:40-9:50 am
Q&A Session
9:50-10:10 am
Presenter Talk
Paul Reier, PhD – University of Florida
10:10-10:20 am
Q&A Session
10:20-10:50 am
Break – Exhibitor Visits
10:50-11:20 am
Panel Discussion
Matthew Rodreick – Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
Kelsey Peterson – Filmmaker, “The Cure Map
11:20-11:30 am
Q&A Session
11:30-11:50 am
Improving Hand and Arm Function After Spinal Cord Injury
Chet Moritz, PhD – University of Washington
11:50 am-12 noon
Q&A Session
12 noon-12:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Kelsey Peterson – Filmmaker, “The Cure Map
Chet Moritz, PhD – University of Washington
Kate Willette – Author, “Don’t Call It A Miracle
Matthew Rodreick – Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (Moderator)
12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch – Exhibitor Visits
1:30-1:50 pm
Presenter Talk
Paul Lu, PhD – University of California, San Diego
1:50-2:10 pm
Presenter Talk
Murray Blackmore, PhD – Marquette University
2:10-2:30 pm
Q&A Session
Murray Blackmore, PhD – Marquette University
Paul Lu, PhD – University of California, San Diego
2:30-2:50 pm
Presenter Talk
Allan Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS – University of Miami
2:50-3:00 pm
Q&A Session
3:00-3:30 pm
Break – Exhibitor Visits
3:30-4:10 pm
Panel Discussion
Paul Lu, PhD – University of California, San Diego
Paul Reier, PhD, University of Florida
Allan Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS – University of Miami
Murray Blackmore, PhD – Marquette University
Edward D. Wirth, III, MD, PhD – Asterias Biotherapeutics (Moderator)
4:10-4:45 pm
Table Discussion
4:45 pm
Wrap Up
5:00-7:00 pm
Networking Reception
Dinner on your own


Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Hilton Miami Airport

8:00-9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast – Exhibitor Visits

General Session

9:00-9:10 am
Welcome
Matthew Rodreick – Unite 2 Fight Paralysis
9:10-9:40 am
Presenter Talk
Ida Fox, MD – Washington University
9:40-10:00 am
Presenter Talk
Megan Moynahan, MS – Institute for Functional Recovery
10:00-10:30 am
Panel Discussion
Megan Moynahan, MS – Institute for Functional Recovery
Ida Fox, MD – Washington University
10:30-11:30 am
Break – Exhibitor Visits
11:30-11:50 am
Presenter Talk
Adam Ferguson PhD, University of CA, San Francisco
11:50 am
Q&A Session with Dr. Ferguson
12:05-12:25 pm
Presenter Talk
Sabrina Cohen – Founder & President, Sabrina Cohen Foundation
12:25-1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30-2:10 pm
Panel Discussion
Jerry Silver, PhD – Case Western Reserve University
Yu-Shang Lee, PhD – Cleveland Clinic
Ching-Yi Lin, PhD – Cleveland Clinic
2:10-2:30 pm
Q&A Session
2:30-3:00 pm
Table Discussions
Matthew Rodreick – Unite 2 Fight Paralysis (Moderator)
3:00-3:20 pm
Project Breakout Overview
Kim Anderson-Erisman, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
3:20-3:50 pm
Break – Exhibitor Visits
3:50 pm-End
Miami Project Breakouts
Room 1
Healthy Aging
Gregory Bigford, PhD – Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Eva Widerstron-Noga, DDS, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Christine K. Thomas, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Rachel Cowan, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Room 2
Brain Stimulation
Jonathon Jagid, PhD – University of Miami Health System
Brian R. Noga, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Monica Perez, PT, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Room 3
Clinical research participation
Kim Anderson-Erisman, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Katie Gant, PhD – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
4:30 pm
Day 2 Wrap-up

End of Conference