13th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

13th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity SymposiumNeuromuscular Abstract

The University of Florida Neuromuscular Plasticity Training Program presents:

13th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium
March 16, 2018
J. Wayne Reitz Union and The Earl and Christy Powell University House

Plenary lectures will be held 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at J. Wayne Reitz Union, The Chamber Room, Ground Level.
The poster session will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Earl and Christy Powell University House, 2151 West University Avenue.
Both are free and open to the public.

Morning lecture schedule at J. Wayne Reitz Union:
*Lectures are free and open to the public
8:45 – 9:00 a.m., Room G310, Ground Level

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., The Chamber Room, Ground Level
“Exercise is Regenerative Medicine: Impact on Neuromuscular Plasticity in Parkinson’s Disease”
Marcas M. Bamman, Ph.D., FACSM
Departments of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology; Medicine; and Neurology
Director, Center for Exercise Medicine
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center

10:00 – 11:00 a.m., The Chamber Room
Phillip Popovich, Ph.D.
Professor and Ray W. Poppleton Research Designated Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Director, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
The Ohio State University

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
, Room G310
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., The Chamber Room
“Pain, Motor Control & Plasticity in the Sensorimotor System: How Are They Related & Is It Relevant For Rehabilitation?”
Paul Hodges, ScD, Ph.D., BPhty
National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellow
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Queensland, Australia

Afternoon poster session schedule at The Earl and Christy Powell University House:
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. *Luncheon for Poster Presenters, T32 Preceptors, Physical Therapy Department Faculty, and Keynote Speakers
*1:00 Admission to Luncheon is by Invitation Only

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Poster Presentations
*2:00 Poster Session is free and open to the public

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Poster Awards Ceremony

*No RSVP is needed and there is no cost to attend the plenary lectures or the 2 – 4 p.m. poster session.

We invite graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research in poster format. The poster session will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Earl and Christy Powell University House, 2151 West University Avenue. The top graduate student poster winners will be recognized and presented a travel award. The top post-doctoral fellow poster winners will also be recognized and will receive a travel award. Award recipients will be announced at the 4:00 poster awards ceremony.  Prior to the poster session, all poster presenters are invited to join the keynote speakers and T32 preceptors at a luncheon at The Earl and Christy Powell University House.

All presenters must submit an online abstract here:  NMPT Symposium Abstract Submission Form
 no later than February 16 at 5:00 p.m.

Abstract submitters will receive a reply within three business days.  If you do not receive a reply within three business days, contact Jacky Scott at 352-273-6113.
All individuals receiving a notice of abstract acceptance are invited to present their poster during the March 16, 2018 poster session.
There is no required poster size but the poster area of the boards are 4’10” Tall x 5’10” Wide.  Posters generally range in size from 36 to 43″ long by 53 to 63″ wide.

Abstract and posters are judged based on these categories, which are broadly defined as follows:

  1. Impact:  What potential does this research described have to impact and advance knowledge of the particular field of research?
  2. Innovation:  How creative is the hypothesis put forward? How innovative is the approach used to address the hypothesis?
  3. Writing:  Well-written in terms of clarity, rationale, hypothesis stated, methods described, conclusions and implications of the findings. Were a variety of outcome measures used?
  4. Layout: Is the poster legible? Do the figures stand alone and complement the text?
  5. Completeness:  Is this the presenters work? Is this a pilot study, preliminary data or a relatively complete study?
  6. Presentation: Can the presenter explain the study succinctly and clearly? Can the presenter effectively answer questions when asked? Is significance stated clearly in presentation (poster and oral)?

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Symposium Scholars:
Selected from a national pool of candidates and invited to present their posters at the symposium, the 2018 Symposium Scholars are Shawn Eagle from the University of Pittsburgh, Maggie French from the University of Delaware and Ricardo Siu from Florida International University.

University House Parking:
Carpooling is strongly encouraged. View the UF parking map. Orange and green decal parking is available in the O’Connell Center parking lot & garage and orange decal parking is available in the adjacent Perry Baseball Field.  Pay parking is also available a few blocks east of University House at St. Augustine Church.  Parking in the front drive of University House is strictly confined to the UFPD reservations list.

One Physical Therapy CEU is offered per lecture. No RSVP is needed and there is no cost for the 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. plenary lectures and the 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. poster session.
Please contact Jacky Scott (352-273-6113) with any inquiries.

We look forward to your participation,
Dr. Krista Vandenborne and the NMPT Program Symposium Committee: Drs. David Fuller, Carolynn Patten, Andy Judge, and Gordon Mitchell

Sponsored by T32 HD043730 Training Grant