Medical Rehabilitation Conference Set For July 12-13

By Lois Baker

Release Date: June 16, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A conference on strategies to move patients successfully from acute care back into the community will be held July 12-13 in the Sheraton Inn Buffalo Airport, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

Titled "Measuring Progress Across the Medical Rehabilitation Continuum," the conference will feature national and international experts in the field. A registration fee is required.

The conference will be sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the UB Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the UB Center for Functional Assessment Research and its affiliate, the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSmr).

Carl V. Granger, M.D., director of the Center for Functional Assessment Research and of the UDSmr, will chair the conference and be a featured speaker. Other experts presenting will include:

o Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., director of rehabilitation services, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; Susan Hewitt, senior research associate, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; Helena Valvanne-Tommila, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Health Authorities, Helsinki, Finland, and Benjamin D. Wright, Ph.D., and Michael Linacre, Ph.D., Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis Psychometric Laboratory, University of Chicago

Also, Clifford R. Marshall, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Section, Department of Veterans Affairs, Memphis; John L. Melvin, M.D., vice president for medical affairs, Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia; Malcomb H. Morrison, Ph.D., president and CEO, Morrison Informatics, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Margaret Stineman, M.D., associate professor of rehabilitation medicine and senior fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Gary S. Clark, M.D., head of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Buffalo General Hospital.

For information and registration, call 716-829-2070, ext. 64.