SRH Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Dr. J. Robert Shaughnessy Research & Education Day

June 4, 2021

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 intender for physicians in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as researches, nurses, and therapists.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Appraise the literature on medical aspects of physical medicine & rehabilitation
  2. Describe methods for improving mobility in physical medicine & rehabilitation
  3. Discuss the influence of pyshcosocial issues in physical medicine & rehabilitation
  4. Describe epidemiological aspects of physical medicine 7 rehabilitation

Additional Information

Provided by: 

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/04/2021 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/04/2021 - 10:30am EDT

8:00 - 8:15 AM


Mel Glenn, MD & Ross Zafonte, DO

8:15 - 8:45

Paul J. Corcoran Distinguished Lecture

David Okonkwo, MD, PhD

8:45 - 9:00 

Resident Lecture 1

Christina Shea & Razvan Turcu, MD, MBA

9:00 - 9:15

Resident Lecture 2

Cameron Olezene

9:15 - 9:45 

N. Ender Oruc Distinguised Lecture in PM&R

Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD

9:45 - 10:15 

David E. Storto Distinguished Lecture

Lecturer TBD

10:15 - 10:30 

Special Department Recognitions & Closing Remarks

Mel Glenn, MD & Ross Zafonte, DO

10:30 AM



Mel Glenn, MD - Course Co-Director

Chief, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Division of Traumatic Brain Injury
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School - Department of PM&R

Ross Zafonte, DO - Course Co-Director 

Senior Vice President, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network - Medical Affairs, Research & Education
Professor & Chair, Harvard Medical School - Department of PM&R

Remaining faculty TBA

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.50 Participation


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