Licht Lecture

Please join us for the 2021 virtual Licht Lecture!

The Sidney Licht Visiting Physician Fund was established in 1979 by Dr. Sidney Licht and his wife, Elizabeth, to support an annual visit from a leading clinician. Dr. Licht is most well known for his work as the editor of the Physical Medicine Library and the editor of the Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Journal, which later became the American Journal of Physical Medicine. Additionally, he played an integral role in establishing the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association and helped extend the reach of physiatry around the world throughout his career. 

Thanks to the Licht's endowment, we have an opportunity each year to hear from a leader in our field. We are thrilled to have Dr. Sabrina Paganoni join us for our first-ever virtual Licht Lecture. 


5:30-6:15 PM CST - Quality Improvement Residency Project Presentation
6:15-6:30 PM CST - Break
6:30-7:30 PM CST - Licht Lecture

Licht Lecture

Innovative Clinical Trials to Accelerate the Development of Effective Treatments for ALS
Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhDSabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of PM&R, Harvard University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Paganoni is a physician investigator at the Healey & AMG Center for ALS and Co-Director of the Neurological Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on clinical trials and therapy development for ALS. She is the co-Principal Investigator of the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial, the first such trial for ALS in the world. As the Principal Investigator of several ALS clinical research projects, she has been using novel trial designs and several telemedicine and digital technology tools. Her research has been funded by the NIH, several ALS Foundations and other non-profits, and industry.

Quality Improvement Residency Project Presentation

“A Preliminary Assessment of Facilitators and Barriers to Use of the Prescription Monitoring Program Among Physiatry Residents," presented by (pictured below in photo taken during last year's lecture):

  • Amanda Day, DO (back, second from right)
  • Christopher Meserve, MD (back, far left)
  • Michael Nguyen, MD, MPH (back, far right)
  • Matthew Puderbaugh, DO (back, second from left)
  • Robert Sjoholm, MD (front)

Front left - Robert Sjoholm; Left to right in back: Christopher Meserve, Matthew Puderbaugh, Amanda Day, Michael NguyenCME/Contact Info

2.0 CME credits are available for attending the QI presentation and lecture.

If you have any questions, please contact Bethany Tanguay.  


Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm