OMInar in Rehabilitation Medicine

Feb 19, 2021

Under the academic leadership of Weill Cornell Medicine, the OMInar in Rehabilitation Medicine took place as an interactive multi-day webinar from February 16-18, 2021.

Our dedicated course director, Dr. Jaspal R. Singh from Weill Cornell Medicine, and co-course director, Dr. Richard Crevenna, MBA, MMSc from the Medical University of Vienna, worked together to create this year’s compelling schedule. The high-level faculty was completed by Dr. Gerold Ebenbichler (Medical University of Vienna), Dr. Michael W. O`Dell (Weill Cornell Medicine), Dr. Othmar Schuhfried (Medical University of Vienna) and two new faculty members: Dr. George C. Christolias (Weill Cornell Medicine) and Julia L. Iafrate, DO, CAQSM, FAAPMR (New York Presbyterian).

These leading experts in Rehabilitation Medicine shared their up-to-date knowledge on the following topics:

Talks & Speakers on Tuesday, February 16
  • Axial Lower Back Pain (George C. Christolias, MD)

  • Rehabilitation Basics in Breast Cancer (Richard Crevenna, MD, MBA, MMSc)

  • Shockwave Therapy (fESWT) (Richard Crevenna, MD, MBA, MMSc)

  • Tendinopathy: Diagnosis and Management (Julia L. Iafrate, DO, CAQSM, FAAPMR)

Talks & Speakers on Wednesday, February 17
  • Spasticity Management (Michael W. O`Dell, MD)

  • Motor Recovery Following Stroke (Michael W. O`Dell, MD)

  • Rehabilitation of Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis (Othmar Schuhfried, MD)

Talks & Speakers on Thursday, February 18
  • Rehabilitation of Low Back Pain (Gerold Ebenbichler, MD)

  • Six Pack Abs: Core Stability (Jaspal R. Singh, MD)

  • Regenerative Medicine in Sports (Jaspal R. Singh, MD)

29 physicians from 19 countries were selected to participate in the OMInar. Once again, we had several “virtual reunions”, this time between fellows from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Mexico, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine, who met for the first time in Salzburg when attending OMI Seminars in Rehabilitation Medicine in previous years.

Of the 29 submitted clinical cases, 10 were selected for publication in the OMI Case Library by the course directors. The chosen participants had the chance to present them during the OMInar and discuss with the faculty and other fellows.