The Northeast Regional Meeting will take place from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET. A tour of the hospital will be included, along with lunch. Sessions will cover a variety of topics in medical rehabilitation; descriptions and speakers may be found below.

What’s Next in Rehabilitation: AMRPA Legislative and Regulatory Update
A briefing on current medical rehabilitation regulatory and policy issues.
     Kate Beller, JD, Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development, AMRPA
     Jonathan Gold, JD, Director of Government Relations & Regulatory Counsel, AMRPA

Data Trends in the Field
A review of current data outcomes and trends in medical rehabilitation.
     Lisa Werner, MBA, MS, SLP, Director of Consulting Services, Fleming-AOD and eRehabData

A Stimulating Look at SCI
Advances in treatment, technologies, and research, including the impact of the new SCI Stimulation Center.
     Steven Kishblum, MD, Senior Medical Officer and Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute 
     Gail Forrest, PhD, Director of the Center for Spinal Stimulation and of Human Performance and Engineering Research, Kessler Foundation

Trends and Treatment in TBI
A discussion of clinical advances in care, research, trends, and outcomes in traumatic brain injury. 
     Neil Jasey, MD, Medical Director and Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute
     Dr. Nancy Chiarvalloti, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience and of TBI research, Kessler Institute

It Takes a Village: Managing the Medically Complex Patient in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
An overview of patient demographics and characteristics, overall challenges, level of care/services required, staffing/training needed, and avoiding acute care transfers.
     Michael Stubblefield, MD, Medical Director, Cancer Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute/Select Medical

Dealing with Denials
A discussion of the issues and strategies to effectively manage denials. 
     Shaun McNelis, JD, MBA, OTR/L, Vice President of Care Coordination & Therapy Services, Select Medical- Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Division

Homeward Bound: Strategies for Successful Community Discharge
A look at improving discharge to home/community.
     Bruce Pomeranz, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Select Medical- Inpatient Rehab Hospital Division