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All of the events noted below, the lecture and book signing by Colleen K. Alexander, the Ekso exsokeleton demo, and the screening of the movie "The Week Of" are free and open to the public. Seating is limited for some of the events. Please register using the "Register Now!" button for each event you will be attending. 

Meet Colleen Kelly Alexander

Lecture & Book Signing

In 2011, former Gaylord patient Colleen Kelly Alexander was run over by a freight truck riding her bike home from work, and after five weeks in a coma and twenty-nine surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain.

Event Info

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Gaylord Hospital
Limited Seating Available

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Colleen Kelly's Book Cover Art

Ekso Demonstration & Reception

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Brooker Lecture Hall
Gaylord Hospital
Wallingford, CT 06492

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Join us for an exciting informational and hands-on demonstration of the latest in robotic exoskeleton technology being used at Gaylord.


Applications & Case Study
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Information about Ekso and Gaylord including Gaylord specific case studies presented by Erica Ozdemirer, PT, DPT, NCS, Stephanie Zanvettor, PT, MSPT, CBIS, Tim Kilbride, PT, DPT, and Ingrid Marschner, PT.

Ekso GT™ with SmartAssist
6 p.m - 7 p.m.
Demonstration of Ekso, featuring Jillian Harpin and Gaylord Ekso trained therapists with Q & A

Q & A, Networking & Tours
7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Tours and networking

Event Info

Image of woman using Ekso

Movie Screening: The Week Of

THE WEEK OF - Starring Adam Sandler & Chris Rock


Two dads with conflicting ideas about their kids’ wedding try to survive the hectic week leading up to the big day.

Gaylord graduate Jim Barone plays the part of Uncle Seymour in the film.

Event Info

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Gaylord Hospital
Brooker Lecture Hall
6:30 pm

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Poster of Movie "Week Of" event at Gaylord