Agenda for Day 1: State of the Science

Tuesday, April 20th

Archived Presentations Coming Soon


Keynote Address

12:00 – 1:10 PM ET

Carolyn Clancy, MD 
Acting Deputy Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks
Veterans Health Administration

Session 1: Utilization and Evidence

1:10 – 2:35 PM ET


Jimmy Sherman, PT, DPT
Manager, Rehab Therapies Department
Boston Medical Center
Strategies for Optimizing Telemedicine
Leonie Heyworth, MD, MPH
Director of Synchronous Telehealth,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Video Telehealth Expansion at VA
Anthony D’Alonzo PT, DPT, MBA
Vice President of Clinical Strategy and Innovation,
BAYADA Home Health Care
Telehealth in Home Health
Owen Lennon, PT, DPT, OCS
Director of Clinical Outcomes,
Professional Physical Therapy
Tele-rehabilitation at Professional Physical Therapy: Pre-Pandemic, Response, & Plans for the Future

Janet Freburger, PT, PhD 
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

Session Moderator

Session 2: Outcomes and Implementation Across Settings

2:40 – 4:20 PM ET


Kate Minick, PT, PhD
Director of Research & Quality, Rehabilitation Services, Intermountain Healthcare 
Patient-Reported Outcomes and Utilization Following Implementation of Telehealth Physical Therapy
Ellen R. Cohn, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor-Adjunct, Communication/Rhetoric,

University of Pittsburgh
Telepractice SLP Research:  A 15 Minute (Warholian) Overview of the “State of the Science” 
Jeffrey Schneider, MD 
Medical Director, Trauma and Burn Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School
Experiences Developing a COVID Recovery Clinic: a telerehabilitation approach
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD
Professor and Director of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program, Physical Therapy Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Multicomponent Telerehabilitation for Medically Complex Older Veterans
Steven Cramer, MD
Susan and David Wilstein Endowed Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine; Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles; Medical Director of Research, California Rehabilitation Institute
Telerehabilitation After Stroke
Christine McDonough, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor,

University of Pittsburgh
Session Moderator

Session 3: Gaps in Knowledge 

4:20 – 5:00 PM ET


Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Duke Clinical and Translational Institute (CTSA) Pilots Accelerator Core
Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy


Kate Minick, PT, PhD

Jennifer Stevans Lapsley, PT, PhD

Steve Cramer, MD

Owen Lennon, PT, DPT, OCS

Ellen Cohn, SLP, PhD

Poster Session: Research in Progress/ Network Opportunitites

 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET