State of the Science Presentations

Full presentation slides are available for the entire April 7th Arthritis State of the Science Meeting agenda. Click on the presentation links below to view the slides

Placing Arthritis in the Context of Rehabilitation and Public Health

Arthritis from the Public Health Perspective
Teresa Brady, PhD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rheumatological Rehabilitation: How Are We Doing?
Julie Keysor, PT, PhD, ENACT Center Director
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Session 1- Promoting Activity and Participation: Rehabilitation

Moderator: Scott Hasson, EdD, PT, FACSM, FAPTA

Knee Pain & Osteoarthritis – Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Approaches (Part 1/Murphy)
Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR, University of Michigan’s Institute of Gerontology

Knee Pain & Osteoarthritis – Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Approaches (Part 2/Fitzgerald)
Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

A Critical Look at Total Knee Replacement Outcomes
Jessica Maxwell, PT, DPT, OCS, Springfield College

Session 2 – Promoting Activity and Participation: Community

Moderator: Alan Jette, PT, PhD

Behavioral Strategies to Improve Adherence: The Experience of Fit & Strong!
Susan Hughes, DSW, Institute of Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Innovations in Technology to Improve Adherence
Kristin Baker, PhD, Boston University’s Sargent College

Environmental Approaches for Promoting Physical Activity Adherence in People with Chronic Conditions and Disability
James Rimmer, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Lakeshore Foundation


Session 3 – Promoting Activity and Participation: Employment

Moderator: Catherine Backman, PhD, OT

Using Telehealth to Close the Gap Between Clinic and Workplace
Nancy Baker, ScD, MPH, OTR/L, University of Pittsburgh and Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, Boston University’s Sargent College

Innovation for Community Interventions to Sustain Employment
Julie Keysor, PT, PhD, ENACT Center Director

Employer Innovations for Sustaining Employees
Glenn Pransky, MD, M.Occ.H., Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

Additional Resources:
Access the Free Archived Webinar Series or here to download the Executive Summary from the 2014 State of the Science Meeting.