Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM
Executive Director and Professor
Valley Village, California
Veronica T. Rowe, MS(R), CBIST, FNAP, PhD, OTR/L
Georgia State University, Department of Occupational Therapy Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions
Georgia State University
Abstract: As a global researcher who routinely collaborates with a wide range of clinicians, researchers and consumers from across the world, Dr. Bernhardt has accumulated a wealth of experience in making collaborations work. In this presentation, Julie will showcase some examples of international collaborative networks that have allowed her and others to deliver high impact projects and ideas that are helping to advance stroke recovery research, and improve outcomes for people affected by stroke. Amongst these will be the current AVERT DOSE early mobility trial, which is the final trial in the AVERT series, running in 8 countries and the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance, which includes members from over 30 countries. To date, this research has provided vital new methods to improve stroke rehabilitation outcomes and practice worldwide. In order to impact the global burden of disability after stroke, the efforts have focused on innovations to develop the most effective treatments and treatment environments to maximize recovery in people after stroke. Throughout this presentation, highlights will include experiences that makes collaborations work, or fail, and Dr. Bernhardt will share her optimism for the field of stroke recovery.
Abbreviated Description: This special symposium with highlight collaborations and alliances to advance stroke recovery research.