World Congress on Disabilities 2009 Educational Seminars

A colleague of mine shared this announcement with me. The event is free for everyone who is interested in participating.

Join EP LiveOnline™ for the following programs scheduled live on November 19 & 20, 2009 from Jacksonville, Florida.

Keynote Address: General James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
Thursday, November 19, 10:00AM

Seizures & Seizure Management: Confirming Diagnosis and Assessing Treatment
Friday, November 20, 11:30AM – 12:20PM
Steve Wolf, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Patricia E. McGoldrick, NP, MPA, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Seizures & Seizure Management: Brain Mapping & Surgical Intervention
Friday, November 20, 1:15PM – 3:05PM
Saadi Ghatan, MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NY
Patricia E. McGoldrick, NP, MPA, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Steve Wolf, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – its Efficacy and Safety in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Traumatic Brain Injury
Friday, November 20, 3:15PM – 4:05PM
Pauline Filipek, MD, University of Houston Medical School, TX
Daniel A. Rossignol, MD, International Child Development Resource Center, FL
James Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD, International Child Development Resource Center, FL
Moderated by Rick Rader, MD, Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center, TN

Click here to register for this online event.

Free Introductory Courses from Interactive Metronome

Interactive Metronome is currently offerring three free introductory courses for OT/COTAs, SLP/SLPAs, PT/PTAs, ATCs, Educators, Licensed Rehabilitation, Medical, and Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Psychologists, and Chiropractic Care Professionals.

A. Introduction to the Interactive Metronome- History & Research

Course Description:
This presentation will review the clinical research supporting the role of rhythm and timing on a wide array of human function. In addition, this session will provide an overview of the use of rhythm and timing exercises (specifically the Interactive Metronome) that have been shown to improve cognitive and motor function in pediatric and adult rehabilitation. We will give examples of IM’s use in speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the research supporting the importance of rhythm and timing (motor planning and sequencing) to all areas of rehabilitation
  • State the correlation between rhythm and timing deficits and cognitive and motor deficiencies
  • Be aware of the role of advanced technology in improving rehabilitation outcomes

Course Meets Requirements for:
1.0 Contact Hours SLP/SLPA (ASHA) = 0.1 CEUs
1.0 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.1 CEUs
1.0 Contact Hours AT (BOC) = 1.0 CEUs

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Primer for Allied Health Professionals

About the Course
The web-based curriculum, CFS: A Primer for Allied Health Professionals provides a general overview of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and specific information concerning the care of persons with CFS. The material was developed for allied health care professionals, particularly those working in the behavioral (psychologists, marriage and family counselors, psychiatric nurses and social workers) and rehabilitative (physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, chiropractors and massage therapists) disciplines. The information is also applicable to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who have primary responsibility for diagnosis and management of CFS.

Goal Statement
The goals of this educational activity are to offer a general overview of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and provide information that is valuable in the clinical setting.

Course Objectives
After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define CFS according to the 1994 Case Definition.
  • Explain the diagnostic process for CFS.
  • Identify management strategies for CFS.
  • Recognize the wide-ranging impact of CFS.

This free course expires on 30 June 2009. For more information on this course, click here.

Thanks to Ging for this one!