Dr. J. Robert Shaughnessy PM&R Research & Education Day 2024

Charlestown, MA US
June 7, 2024

Rehabilitation encompasses medical and nursing care and the care given by rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapy), mental health professionals, and vocational specialists. Rehabilitation also involves patient and family-physician interaction; interdisciplinary teamwork and leadership; knowledge and utilization of resources; and teaching directed towards patients, other healthcare disciplines (team members), and in academic settings, medical students, residents, other faculty/staff physicians, and researchers. Physiatrists have to continually update their knowledge base in all of these areas pertaining to the patient populations they care for to maintain competence and maximize performance. Due to the accelerating numbers of research publications and resources, it can be challenging to keep abreast of all the new developments, even in one’s specialized area of expertise. This activity will expand rehabilitation education for practitioners.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians Assistants within Mass General Brigham. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Appraise the literature on medical aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  2. Describe methods for improving mobility in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  3. Discuss the influence of psychosocial issues in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  4. Describe epidemiological aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/07/2024 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
06/07/2024 - 1:30pm EDT
7:30 AM

Ross Zafonte, DO


N. Ender Oruc, MD, Distinguished Lecture in PM&R
Regina Barzilay, PhD



Resident Lecture 1
Hye Chang Rhim, MD


Resident Lecture 2
Tracey Hunter, MD


Resident Lecture 3
Kevin Vu, MD




Paul J. Corcoran, MD, Distinguished Lecture in PM&R
Robert Cantu, MD




Presentation of Awards & Closing Remarks
Ross Zafonte, DO

12:00 PM



Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States

Mel Glenn, MD - Course Co-Director
Chief, Division of Brain Injury Rehabilitation - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Ross Zafonte, DO - Course Co-Director
President, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Chief, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
Earle P. & Ida S. Charlton Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Regina Barzilay, PhD
Distinguished Professor of AI & Health, Department of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Cantu, MD
Chief, Neurosurgery Service
Medical Director, Concussion Center, Emerson Health
Clinical Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Founder, CTE Center, Boston University School of Medicine


Tracey Hunter, MD
PGY3 Resident, Spaulding Rehabilitation

Hye Chang Rhim, MD
PGY3 Resident, Spaulding Rehabilitation

Kevin Vu, MD
PGY4 Resident, Spaulding Rehabilitation

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Participation


Please login or register to take this course.

Our course coordinator can assist you with any special requests; please email them at bdelgado@mgb.org or telephone them at 617-952-5254.