Sara Kate Frye, MS OTR/L ATP, of University of Maryland Rehab Institute and Meegan Van Straaten, PT, MSPH, of the Mayo Clinic will each receive the 2017 Neilsen Foundation Allied Health Professional Research Award. Details here.
ASIA has joined forces with the Coalition To Preserve Rehabilitation and other organizations by signing a letter of support for legislation to repeal the Medicare therapy caps. The move follows a bill to end Medicare therapy caps that has been re-introduced in both houses of congress. (Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 (H.R. 807 and S. 253) Read the CPR Letter to congress
The Distinguished G. Heiner Sell Lectureship will be presented at the ASIA 2017 Scientific Meeting by Dr. Jacqueline C. Bresnahan. Dr. Bresnahan is Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Center, at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Bresnahan’s contributions to SCI research span over four decades and have focused largely on mechanisms and repair of secondary damage after SCI, as well as plasticity and regeneration. Details here.