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ISPRM Webinar Series: Spinal Cord Injury and COVID-19 - Frontline Experiences from Italy and USA

About This Webinar

Learning objectives from Dr. Kiekens's lecture:
1. Learn about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on a Spinal Unit in Italy
2. Learn about the clinical picture in patients with spinal cord injuries infected with Covid-19
3. Learn about the outcome of patients with spinal cord injuries infected with Covid-19

Learning objectives from Dr. Galea's lecture:
1. Explain the COVID-19 trajectory and geographical distribution in the US and the implications for Spinal Cord Injury individuals
2. Explain the experience at the James J Peters VAMC Spinal Cord Injury Unit during COVID-19 pandemic
3. Analyze the features of COVID-19 infected Spinal Cord Injury individuals and identify key issues

  • Introduction by Moderators
  • Presentation by Dr. Carlotte Kiekens
  • Presentation by Dr. Marinella Galea
  • Questions and Answers (Q&A) session
  • Closing remarks by moderators
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Donation
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Marinella Galea, MD , is an Assistant Professor of PM&R at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. Dr Galea serves as the Chief of Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder at the James J Peters VAMC in NY.
Dr Galea is a graduate of the University of Milan Medical School, Italy. She completed a post-doctoral program at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center in endocrinology and applied physiology and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She trained in Spinal Cord Injury at the James J Peters VAMC and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.
Dr Galea is a principal investigator of several spinal cord injuries research studies including biomarkers for pressure ulcers, the use of artificial intelligence to monitor disease course, and most recently, site principal investigator on the use of Nitazoxanide for post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19.
She has published in several peer reviewed journals on gastrointestinal, endocrine and cardiovascular consequences of SCI and the use of telemedicine in rehabilitation.
Webinar hosting presenter
Carlotte Kiekens is a Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physician and director of the Spinal Unit at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute in Italy since January 2020. Before, she was head of clinic in the department of PRM at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) in Belgium.
In 2016 she co-founded Cochrane Rehabilitation and is currently Co-Director.
She is the chair of the ISPRM-WHO Liaison Committee and is involved in the development of an International Classification of Service Organizations in Rehabilitation (ICSO-R).She is a Senior Fellow of the European Board of PRM. She was general secretary of ESPRM between 2015 and 2018 and is the chair of the Professional Practice Committee at the UEMS PRM Section. Since 2014 she is a member of the European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.
She published over 100 papers and 20 book chapters.

Dr.Carlotte Kiekens
Spinal Unit Director
Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute
Imola (Bologna), Italy
Webinar hosting presenter
Specialist in PM&R in a private clinic: Clínica de Rehabilitación “Raquel”, Oaxaca CITY, MEXICO
ISPRM World Youth Forum Board Member
Webinar hosting presenter
Physiatrist at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
ISPRM World Youth Forum Country Ambassador for Honduras
Webinar hosting presenter
Physician Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation resident (PGY4) at Prince Sultan Military Medical City
ISPRM World Youth Forum Country Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
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We are planning a series of live-events to inform and facilitate communication in these difficult times.
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