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2003 Program

Time Activity
July 23  
7:30-8:30am REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30-8:45am




WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

John Stone, Ph. D., Director
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange (CIRRIE), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

8:45-9:30am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Characteristics of Successful International Research

Sharon Hrynkow, Ph. D., Deputy Director
Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

9:30-10:20am CASE STUDIES: SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN REHABILITATION RESEARCH
Moderator: John Stone, Ph.D., Director, CIRRIE

An International Investigation of Ageing with Spinal Cord Injury

Gordana Savic, M.D., Research Scientist
The National Spine Injuries Center, Stoke Mandelville Hospital, Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Susan Charlifue, Ph.D. (Cand.), M.A., Research Supervisor
Research Department, Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colorado, U.S.A.

An International Research Partnership for Development of a Direct Brain Interface

Simon P. Levine, Ph.D., Professor
Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

Bernhard Graimann, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Medical Informatics, University of Technology, Graz, Austria

10:20-10:40am Break
10:40-12:00am CASE STUDIES: SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS IN REHABILITATION RESEARCH, CONTINUED
Moderator: Mary Stuart, Sc.D., Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland- Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

U.S. - Sweden (Telecommunication Access)

Gregg Vanderheiden, Ph. D., Professor, Director
Trace R & D Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Judith Harkins, Ph.D., Professor, Director
Technology Access Program, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Gunnar Hellström, M.Sc., President
Omnitor, Stockholm, Sweden

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) Italian National Research Institute (INRCA) (Rehabilitation)

Francesco Benvenuti, M.D., Geriatric Medicine & Clinical Neurophysiology Specialist, Director
Geriatric Rehabilitation, Italian National Research Institute on Aging (INRCA), Florence, Italy

Steven J. Stanhope, Ph. D., Director
Physical Disabilities Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH/CC), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Stanford University / Veterans Affairs (VISIT: Virtual Knowledge Based Network for Integrating Assistive Technologies) -France (Robotics)

Mounir Mokhtari, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Disability Engineering & Communication Lab, Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry, France

Machiel Van der Loos, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineer
Rehabilitation R & D Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, U.S.A.

12:00-1:15pm LUNCH (PROVIDED BY CONFERENCE)
1:15-1:45pm ACCESSING INFORMATION ABOUT INTERNATIONAL & U.S. RESEARCHERS

Center for International Rehabilitation Research & Information Exchange (CIRRIE) Resources

Marcia E. Daumen, M.L.S., Information Resources Manager
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange (CIRRIE), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) Resources

Mark Odum, Director
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

1:45-3:15pm FUNDING AGENCY PERSECTIVES: RECOMMENDATIONS TO RESEARCHERS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PROPOSALS
Moderator: Joel Myklebust, Ph.D., Director, Planning, Budget and Evaluation Division, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

Francis V. Corrigan, Ed.D., Deputy Director
National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) / John E. Fogarty International Center

Kenneth Bridbord, M.D., M.P.H., Director
Division of International Training and Research, Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Scirnces, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Michael Weinrich, M.D., Director
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, (NCMRR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

U.S. Department of State

David Levin, Senior Program Manager and Diversity Coordinator
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:45pm U.S. LATIN - AMERICAN RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS IN HEALTH & REHABILITATION
Moderator: Eva Gavillan, Ed.D., Program Officer, National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Rehabilitation Collaboration in the Western Hemisphere: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Perspective

José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, M.D., Ph.D., Coordinator
Mental Health Program, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Americas

Partnerships and Strategic Alliances: A Concrete Way to Reduce Global Disease Burden and Health Disparities

Luis Salicrup, Ph.D. Program Officer
The Americas & Canada Program, Division of International Relations, John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A.

Case Study: Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation - The Argentina Project

Walter Videtta, M.D., Chief, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Hospital Nacional Professor Alejandro Posadas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nancy Carney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

4:45-5:15pm DEVELOPING & MAINTAINING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS:
TWENTY YEARS OF REFLECTION ON THE PROCESS & OUTCOME

Ken Nash, Ed.D., Researcher
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); formerly Director, Office of International Partnerships (RIT), Rochester, New York

5:15-5:30pm CONCLUSIONS, SUMMING UP OF PRINCIPAL POINTS FROM DAY 1

Paul Ackerman, Ph.D., Consultant
Stanley, Virginia

6:00-8:00pm RECEPTION
July 24  
8:15-9:15am Continental breakfast
9:15-10:15am > METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS: THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF FUNCTIONING, DISABILITY, AND HEALTH (ICF)
Moderator: Jerome Bickenbach, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Philosophy and Faculties of Law and Medicine, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A Universal Language in Research with Children: Issues with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health ICF

Rune J. Simeonsson, Ph. D., M.S.P.H., Professor of Education, Research Professor of Psychology
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Matilde Leonardi, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Chair
International Scientific Research & Disability Project / World Health Organization (WHO); Italian National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy

10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-11:45am METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS: THE ICF, CONTINUED

Dianne Caulfield, B.Sc., P.& O.T., MBA, Consultant, Classifications
Standards Department, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Gerry Hendershot, Ph. D., Consultant on Disability and Health Statistics
University Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Case Study: American Institutes for Research (AIR) Brazilian Academy of Science (Developmental Disabilities & Group Homes)

Maurice McInerney, Ph.D., Managing Director
American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Cassia Maria Buchalla, M.D., Ph.D., Assessor
World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for the Family of International Classifications in Portuguese, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

11:45-12:00 CONCLUSIONS, SUMMING UP OF PRINCIPAL POINTS

David Keer, MA, Program Specialist
Research Sciences Department, Co-chair, Interagency Subcommittee on Disability, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.

Paul Ackerman, Ph.D., Consultant
Stanley, Virginia, U.S.A.

12:00-12:15pm CLOSING

John Stone, Ph.D., Director
Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange (CIRRIE), State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


Sponsored by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE), with support from the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

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