Hocoma Academy
Summer Session 2019

Join us in Philadelphia, New York City and Boston for the Hocoma Academy Summer Session,
18 – 22 June 2019.

Joining the Hocoma Academy Summer Session 2019, you’ll have the chance to visit hospitals that successfully implement advanced technologies in rehabilitation in the USA. In less than one week, you will learn how to optimize therapy at your facility, network with experts and opinion leaders, be part of our hands-on sessions with our robotic devices, and visit New York, Boston and Philadelphia.


Our carefully selected expert speakers are ready to share some insights with you.

Prof. Dr. med Alberto Esquenazi

Esquenazi Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Moss Rehab (Philadelphia, PA)


Dr. Paolo Bonato

Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA), Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Dr. Gail Forrest

Associate Director of Human Performance and Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation


Dr. Dylan Edwards

Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute Director, Edwards Laboratory for Stroke Motor Recovery


Dr. Guang Yue

Director of Human Performance & Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation (West Orange, NJ)


Catherine Adans-Dester

Scientific Coordinator at the Motion Analysis Lab, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Boston, MA)


Dr. Ross Zafonte

Senior Vice President Medical Affairs Research and Education at Spaulding Rehabiltiation Hospital


Carie Sumida

Program Manager – Pediatric Rehabilitation Therapy Services at NYU Langone Medical Center


More speakers will be announced soon.


Sneak peek at the program

Tuesday, 18.6.2019 – Philadelphia


  • Welcome cocktail at the Hotel

Wednesday, 19.06.2019 – Philadelphia


  • Welcome address
  • Expert Talks: Alberto Esquenazi, Dylan Edwards


  • Visit reference centre: MossRehab, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park
  • Transfer to New York City

Thursday, 20.06.2019 – New York City


  • Expert Talks: Gail Forrest, Guang Yue
  • Visit reference center: Kessler Foundation


  • Expert Talks: Carie Sumida, Alicia O’Hara
  • Visit reference center: NYU Langone Health, Rusk Rehabilitation


  • Happy hour in New York

Friday, 21.06.2019 – Boston


  • Travel to Boston


  • Expert Talks: Paolo Bonato, Ross Zafonte, Catherine Adans-Dester
  • Visit reference center: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital


  • Gala Dinner

Saturday, 22.06.2019 – Boston

Morning & Afternoon

  • Hands-on with the robotic devices


General information
  • Dates: 18 – 22 June 2019
  • Tickets: CHF 2500 per Person. Lunches, lodging, social events, and travel between sites included.
    If you are you also attending RehabWeek Toronto 2019, Hocoma offers you 20% discount on the Summer Session 2019 price. Make sure you mention that you are a RehabWeek attendee when registering for the Summer Session and send us a copy of the RehabWeek registration confirmation.
  • Registrationshere until 15 April 2019
  • Important: please note that the Hocoma Academy Summer Session will only take place with 20 to 30 registrations. Therefore, it is imperative that you do not book your flight or make any other arrangements until we send you written confirmation and an invoice.

Special offer

>>Apply for RehabWeek 2019 here


We have selected four of our most successful US clinical partners to give you the chance to visit and learn from their best practices.

The largest medical rehabilitation provider in the Philadelphia region, MossRehab offers a complete continuum of care for persons with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke and other neurological and musculoskeletal diagnoses through use of assistive technologies and specialized programs with several inpatient and outpatient locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a 132-bed rehabilitation teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the official teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the main campus of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. A center of research and innovation, Spaulding is home to over 100 active research studies including Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Kessler is an American Institute leading the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation by delivering an exceptional patient experience through the integration of quality care, technology, education, research, and advocacy. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation was founded in West Orange, NJ, more than 60 years ago and is located in three campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, New Jersey.

Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Health is the world’s first and among the largest university-affiliated academic centers devoted entirely to inpatient/outpatient care, research, and training in rehabilitation medicine for both adults and pediatric patients. The system is part of the NYU Langone Medical Center and operated under the auspices of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of the New York University School of Medicine.


”The academy offered a high scientific level, a strong link between the research and the clinical application and great keynote speakers.”

Dr. Daiana Popa – Rehabilitation Hospital Felix Spa (RO), Secretary of the Romanian Society of Rehabilitation Medicine

‘The international group was a definite asset of the academy.”

Giovanni Rabito – Assistant Director and Risk Manager, Clinica Hildebrand Centro di riabilitazione Brissago (CH)

”I have learned so much and I will return home with loads of positive stories!”

Jennifer Colegate, Senior Occupational Therapist at Child & Adolescent Health Service Western Australia

”Rehabilitation 4.0: Be Ready for Changes: employment structure will change, robots will not replace humans, but they will help to make therapy more efficient and work as intelligent tools and coaches.”

Prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Riener  – Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and at the University of Zurich.

”We need to understand what the technology brings to our patients. The first step is learning from experienced users.”

Prof. Dr. Huub van Hedel – Head of the Paediatric Rehab Research Department of the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Adolescents of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in Affoltern am Albis (Switzerland).

”We need to build strong collaborations between healthcare, technology, business and education. We need to take small and precise steps, while keeping the vision of artificial intelligence and big data.”

Dr. Oliver Stoller – Head of Therapy of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht (Switzerland)

See the full program of >> Hocoma Academy Winter Session 2019


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