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 Courses from Texas Health Steps

Texas Health Steps offers a number of free online courses for those working in healthcare. These courses are targeted for physicians, nurses, midwives, physicians assistants, dentists and social workers. Topics include the following:

Just click on the titles on the list above. Topics are directly linked to Texas Health Steps website.

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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A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care (CCCM)

A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care (CCCM)

Guadalupe Pacheco, MSW
Ann S. Kenny, MPH, BSN, RN
Jonathan Merril, MD

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define issues related to cultural competency in medical practice.
  • Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the clinical care they provide.
  • Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of care in a culturally competent clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the CLAS Standards as appropriate in their clinical practice.

Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals with a specific interest in cultural competency in the provision of care.

This course is offered by Think Cultural Health and will expire on December 31, 2009. Click here to take this free course.