16th Annual Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Scientific Day (RP1405C)

Dallas, TX US
May 9, 2014

This program is designed to highlight scientific advances of upper extremity amputation in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This program also will showcase the research performed by residents and fellows in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Target Audience

Physiatrists, Neurologists, Family Practice Physicians, Internists, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiotherapists, Physical Therapists, and healthcare professionals interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to
Core Competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, and Professionalism)
• Recognize the limitations of current Upper Limb prosthesis control
• Apply the concepts of using nerve transfers to increase the number of independent
myoelectric control sites
• Describe patient criterion for Target Reinnervation surgery
• Explain the concepts of using decoding algorithms with EMG for improved control of
• Identify the upper limb amputation levels
• Distinguish surgical options for upper limb amputees
• Employ the function of partial hand amputees with and without prostheses
• Identify treatment options for neuroma
• Use large scale quantitative animal models
• Demonstrate efficacy of targeted plasticity therapy
• Demonstrate translation into clinical setting
• Review resident and fellow research activities

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/09/2014 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
05/09/2014 - 2:00pm CDT
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
6001 Forest Park
Dallas, TX 75390
United States


Benjamin N. Nguyen, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Thiru Annaswamy, M.D., M.A
Section Chief, Spine and Electrodiagnostic Sections
PM&R Service
Dallas VA Medical Center
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AMA
  • 4.25 Attendance


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