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

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Developing a Seizure Emergency Treatment Plan for the Patient with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities (ND/ID): A Case Study Discussion

19 May 2009
7:00 – 9:30 PM EDT

Who Should Attend
Parents, families, caregivers, teachers, school nurses, developmental disability nurses, police, firemen, first-responders, coaches, primary care practitioners, pediatricians and all who work with children and adults who have epilepsy and seizure disorders, Exceptional Family Member Program of the U.S. Military.

What To Expect
Learn about the need for a seizure readiness plan; available treatment options within the setting of institutions serving the ND/ID population (state and private-held facilities); unique issues and challenges faced by physicians and allied health care professionals in controlling seizures in the ND/ID Environment.

Grantor Support
This program is made possible by a sponsorship from Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Faculty
Orrin Devinsky, MD
Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Dr. Devinsky’s epilepsy research includes quality-of-life, cognitive and behavioral issues in epilepsy, surgical therapy, and new medications. He has published widely in epilepsy and behavioral neurology and has served on the board of the American Epilepsy Society.

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Current Intervention Therapies for Spasticity in Movement Disorders: Part 2

Here is part two of the series, which is a CME Program sponsored by the Rady Children’s Hospital in association with the EP Foundation for Education, Inc.

28 April 2009
7:00 to 9:30 PM Eastern Time

Conference Goal
The overall goal of this conference is to improve clinical knowledge, skills, and competency of those health professionals that provide services to adults and children with cerebral palsy who also demonstrate spasticity.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss an overview of the treatment of spasticity encountered in persons with cerebral palsy, including oral and intramuscular medications.
  • Discuss the uses of selective dorsal rhizotomy, and the uses of intrathecal baclofen in the management of spasticity associated with cerebral palsy

Program Agenda
6:30-7:00 PM: Registration/Sign-On
7:00-7:15 PM: Introduction and Overview (Keith Vaux, MD)
7:15-8:00 PM: Pain and CP (Marc P. DiFazio, M.D.)
8:00-8:45 PM: Orthopedic Management of CP (Hank Chambers, M.D.)
8:45-9:30 PM: Questions and Discussion

Grantor Support
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Who Should Attend
Pediatricians, Internists, Family Practitioners, Neurologists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists.

Accreditation Statement
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

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Current Treatment Therapies for Spasticity in People with Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities: Part 1

A good friend of mine shared this with me recently. Although it states that the target audience are Pediatricians, Internists, Family Practitioners, Neurologists, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, only physicians get credits for this live conference. Here are a few more details about it.

March 31, 2009, Tuesday
7:00PM to 9:30PM Eastern time

Conference Goal
The overall goal of this conference is to improve clinical knowledge, skills, and competency of those health professionals that provide services to adults and children with cerebral palsy who also demonstrate spasticity.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss an overview of the treatment of spasticity encountered in persons with cerebral palsy, including oral and intramuscular medications.
  • Discuss the uses of selective dorsal rhizotomy, and the uses of intrathecal baclofen in the management of spasticity associated with cerebral palsy

Program Agenda
6:30-7:00 PM: Registration/Sign-On
7:00-7:15 PM: Introduction and Overview Keith Vaux, MD
7:15-8:00 PM: Treatment of Spasticity: Overview and Perspective Bhushan Gupta, M.D.
8:00-8:45 PM: Review of: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy; Intrathecal Baclofen in the Management of Spasticity Associated with Cerebral Palsy Catherine A. Ruebenacker-Mazzola, M.D.
8:45-9:30 PM: Questions and Discussion

Faculty
Catherine A. Ruebenacker-Mazzola, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery and Craniofacial Center Atlantic Health System
Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Morristown, NJ Keith Vaux, M.D.
Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education
Children’s Specialist of San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Bhushan Gupta, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
New York Medical College,
Director of Developmental Pediatrics,
Metropolitan Hospital Center,
New York, NY
Child Development Center, Atlantic Health

Keith Vaux, M.D.
Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education
Children’s Specialist of San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Grantor Support
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Credit Designation Statement
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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