Plenary Sessions

RESNA's 2019 Conference (RehabWeek 2019) Plenary Speakers

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Speaker: Geoff Fernie, CM, PhD, PEng, CEng, FCAHS - Professor at University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, will be presenting the Colin McLaurin Distinguished Lectureship Award Lecture

Dr. Fernie will present RESNA's Colin McLaurin Distinguished Lectureship Award Lecture, which recognizes a scholar and leader who has made substantial and innovative contributions to the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology through research, education, and/or practice. See Dr. Fernie's TEDxMaastricht Talk, "What might destroy our dreams of a happy long life?"

Speaker: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, PhD - Director and Scientific Member, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

Speaker: Claude Tardif - Prosthetist (Orthotist), Rehabilitation and Mobility Device Services Advisor, for the ICRC

Speaker: Mark Stephan - Member of the Board of Directors, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, USA

Speaker: Deborah Backus, PT, Ph.D., FACRM - Director of MS Research, Shepherd Center, Altanta, GA, USA

Speaker: David Putrino, PhD - Director of Rehabilitation Innovation, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY, USA


For more information, please contact conference@resna.org.