Orange County Stroke Rehab Network
6th Annual Educational Workshop
November 2015

Many thanks to all who attended the sixth annual OCSRN Stroke Educational Workshop that was held on November 21, 2015, at Chapman University. Nearly two hundred therapists, nurses, researchers, and other rehabilitation professionals attended the event, which was co-sponsored by the UC Irvine Brain Repair Center, Chapman University’s Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Steven Cramer’s Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. We also thank the wonderful student volunteers from Chapman’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for their help!

To view the newsletter for this event, click here.

If you were unable to attend, here is a summary of what you missed:


Mary Kennedy, SLP, PhD of Chapman University, gave a talk entitled “Person-Centered Outcomes After "Brain Injury" (including Stroke)”  

Beth Fisher, PhD, PT, FAPTA, of the Univerity of Southern California, gave a talk entitled “Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Rehabilitation: A Potentially Favorable Alliance”  


David Reinkensmeyer, PhD of the University of California, Irvine, gave a talk entitled “Trying to Think Outside the Box in Stroke Rehabilitation: Ideas on Improving Efficacy and Eddiciency Based on Evidence”  


We will be having our seventh annual OCSRN “Stroke Awareness” picnic in May of 2016, which is Stroke Awareness Month. Details will be announced at a later date. We hope to see you there!



Steve Cramer, MD

Lucy Der-Yeghiaian, MA, OTR/L Dept. Neurology, University of California, Irvine


Alison McKenzie, PT, Ph.D.

Dept. of Physical Therapy, Chapman University