About the Speaker

Professor Henry L. Lew

Tenured Professor, University of Hawaii School of Medicine, USA
Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, USA
Honorary Chair Professor, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan 

Henry L. Lew, MD, PhD is a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) in the USA. He completed his PM&R residency training and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Lew served as Clinical Assistant Professor of PM&R at Stanford University School of Medicine, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and currently holds two Professor appointments, one at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, and the other at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 
Dr. Lew has been awarded multiple federal and state grants to study the diagnosis and rehabilitation of brain injury and its comorbidities, with emphasis on promoting evidence-based clinical practice. He has published more than 130 scientific articles, 12 book chapters, and authored 3 PM&R textbooks in the USA (1st book: Practical Electromyography, 2nd book: Polytrauma Rehabilitation, and the 3rd book: Braddom’s Clinical Handbook in PM&R). He is currently working on his 4th book (Geriatric Rehabilitation), while also serving as Chair of the International Certification Subcommittee for ISPRM (International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine).


Keynote Plenary
Multidisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation Care
Date  :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :  0800
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :   With the changing health care system, rehabilitation professionals are taking care of increasing complex medical conditions that require coordinated, individualized, and comprehensive medical and psychosocial intervention throughout the continuum of care. For example, the VA health care system in the USA has been in the frontline of caring for patients with amputation, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and polytrauma. In this presentation, we will discuss persistent problems in patients with TBI, in an attempt to illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation care.
Track 5: Technology and Imaging in Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Applications in Rehabilitation
Date :  Thursday, 7 September 2017
Time  :   1530
Venue  :   Auditorium
Abstract  :  With recent advances in computer technology, equipment miniaturization, reduced cost, and ease of use, the clinical applications of ultrasound have spread across various medical specialties, including musculoskeletal medicine. In this presentation, we review the most common ultrasound applications in bedside diagnosis, ultrasound guided injections, as well as discuss the new developments and utility of elastography in rehabilitation settings.