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Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Grand Rounds

Presentations are held every other month from 7am to 8am. If you have suggestions for topics to discuss, or an interest in speaking at an upcoming Grand Rounds session, please contact Dr. Hoang at [email protected].

**Rescheduled to: November 14, 2023, 7-8am:


Photo of Dr. Valerie BlockMeasuring Neurological Disease with Wearables and Smart Devices

Valerie Block, PT, DPTSc, will share her research on remote monitoring in neurological disease, using Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as an example case. In the past decade, the field of remote monitoring has gone from a “pipe dream” to a widely studied and burgeoning field in its own right, and Dr. Block will present results from two common domains affected by MS, ambulatory impairment and bladder dysfunction. She'll discuss research on remote monitoring to improve evaluation, monitoring, and treatment for people with MS in a more ecologically valid way, and touch on future work and applicability in rehabilitation.

About our speaker: Dr. was first licensed as a Physical Therapist in Barcelona, Spain. She completed her research doctorate (DPTSc) at UCSF/SFSU and has collaborated for the past ten years with the MS Division in Neurology at UCSF. Her research focuses on using cutting-edge technology to better understand and respond to neurological deterioration (neurodegeneration). By combining widely accessible remote monitoring with advanced neurotechnology, neuroimaging, and other disciplines like neuro-urology for bladder dysfunction), her research aims to develop a sophisticated, comprehensive toolkit deployed remotely, to harness markers of neurological deterioration.

Session Moderated by Rich Souza & Cathy Hoang (meeting ID: 951 9883 1969; passcode: 971397).  Click here to join us via Zoom!

Upcoming Speakers

  • November 14: Valerie Block, PT, DPTSc
  • December 12: Sam Pak, PT, DPT

Recent Grand Rounds Talks:

If you missed one of our recent Grand Rounds discussions, please check out the recordings linked below!