PT Research Symposium features student presentations, keynote by Amy Bastian

Amy Bastian
Dr. Amy Bastian’s research uses computerized movement tracking techniques, non-invasive brain stimulation, novel devices and robotics to control walking and reaching movements. She studies how people with and without neurological damage control movement and learn new patterns.

The annual Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physical Therapy Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. on Zoom.

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The event opens with a keynote lecture, "Learning and Relearning Movement," by Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT, and concludes with research presentations by final-year  Doctor of Physical Therapy students.

Dr. Bastian is a professor of neuroscience and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and chief science officer and director of the Center for Movement Studies at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD.

Human motor learning depends on a suite of brain mechanisms that are driven by different signals and operate on timescales ranging from minutes to years. Understanding these processes requires identifying how new movement patterns are normally acquired, retained and generalized, as well as the effects of distinct brain lesions. Dr. Bastian’s lecture will focus on normal and abnormal motor learning, and how we can use this information to improve rehabilitation for individuals with neurological damage.

Please RSVP now to reserve your seat and to receive the Zoom link via email.

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