Rehab Symposium 2024

ECMC Center for Rehabilitation Services hosts Rehab Symposium

by Kevin Jenney, PT, DPT
Rehab Symposium Chairperson

On Saturday, March 9th, the Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and the ECMC Foundation held its seventh annual Rehab Symposium, titled ““A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Acute Care Patient.”  For this conference, many of the region’s most experienced clinicians were invited to speak on a variety of topics pertaining to rehabilitation on acute and critical care services.

Area therapists, rehab professionals, and therapy students from the community were invited to learn about some of the specialty services that are available at ECMC.  The keynote speaker was Kenneth Snyder, MD, PhD, who presented an update on current treatment for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients.   Michael Cassidy, OTR; Danielle Dexheimer, OTR; Erika Julyan, OTR, CHT; Lisa Keenan, PhD; Michael Koch, OTR; Erin McBundy, OTR; Loretta Miller, PT, DPT, CEAS; and Kelly Schreier, OTR from ECMC Rehabilitation Services offered clinical breakout sessions throughout the symposium.  Other presenters included: Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS and Michael Seils, PT, DPT, EdD from Daemen University; Molly Holcombe, MA, CCC-SLP and Nichol Castro, PhD from the University at Buffalo; Christine Abrams, PT, DPT Equal Standing PT; Brooke Eck, RRT, ECMC; Paula Kovanic-Spiro, BRAVE Program Director, ECMC; and Zachary Wikerd, MD, UBMD Internal Medicine.

Over 100 people attended the conference which included a vendor fair.  The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and the department is starting to make plans for next year’s symposium.

Kevin Jenney, PT, DPT, is Supervisor of Rehabilitation Services, Acute Care for Erie County Medical Center. 

Therapists working in an acute care setting are challenged to make complex decisions with the medically intense patient integrating current evidence and providing efficient patient centered care. This conference is designed to provide knowledge of best practices, current trends and contemporary topics pertaining to the management of the acute care patients.

For further information about this and other continuing rehabilitation medicine education events, contact Kevin Jenney:

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