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Schedule of Events

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*Up-to-date as of February 23, 2021.

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Check back soon for updated speakers and topics!  

Monday, March 15, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET

Conference Welcome & State of the Field
Anthony Cuzzola, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
Vice President, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Policy Headlines
Kate Beller, JD, EVP for Government Relations and Policy Development, AMRPA 

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

Preparing the Message to Your Elected Officials
Kristen O'Brien, JD, Vice President, McDermott+ Consulting, AMRPA Legislative Counsel
Meg Gilley, MPH, Director, McDermott+ Consulting, AMRPA Legislative Counsel

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Congressional Panel
Moderator: Mara McDermott, JD, MPH, Vice President, McDermott+ Consulting
Panelists: Legislative staff members from the offices of: U.S. Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV), Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)  and Rep. Thomas Souzzi (D-NY)

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET

  Break 

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

2020 AMRPA Chairman's Award Presentation 
Alison Cernich, PhD, Deputy Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Health 

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET

 2021 AMRPA Chairman's Award Presentation
 The Honorable Terri Sewell (D-AL)
 United States House of Representatives 

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

 Update from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET

 Welcome & Day 1 Recap
 Anthony Cuzzola, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
 Vice President, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

Rehabilitation and COVID-19 Research Priorities at the National Institute of Health
Theresa Hayes Cruz, PhD, Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Health

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

 Perspectives from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
 Susanne Seagrave, PhD
 Acting Director, Technology Coding and Pricing Group
​ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. ET

Spring Statistics from eRehabData
Sam Fleming, President, Fleming-AOD

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

  Break

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine and the Health Professions: The Experience of Clinicians with Disabilities
Cheri A. Blauwet, MD
 Assistant Professor of PM&R, Harvard Medical School
 Sports Medicine Physiatrist, Brigham and Women's Hospital ‎
 Director, Kelley Adaptive Sports Research Institute
 Director, Disability Access and Awareness, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

1:45 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. ET

Post-Acute Care Associations Panel
Moderator:
Bruce Gans, MD, AMRPA Chief Policy Officer
Panelists: Mike Cheek, Senior Vice President for Reimbursement Policy & Legal Affairs, AHCA; William A, Dombi, Esq, President, NAHC; Nicole O. Fallon, Vice President of Health Policy & Integrated Services and Director, Center for Managed Care Solutions & Innovations, Leading Age; Lane Koenig, PhD, President, NALTH; and Reva Singh, Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, AAPM&R

2:55 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Closing Remarks
Anthony Cuzzola, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors
Vice President, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET

 Prep for Virtual Congressional Visits
 Kirsten O'Brien, JD, Vice President, McDermott+ Consulting, AMRPA Legislative Counsel
 Meg Gilley, MPH, Director, McDermott+ Consulting, AMRPA Legislative Counsel

 

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Congressional Office Visits