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Course Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: Registration at 7:30, Course from 8:00-5:30 pm
TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital
1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
2nd floor Research Conference Centerhttp://tirr.memorialhermann.org/locations/tirr-memorial-hermann-rehab-hospital/
Class size:Limited to 40 attendees
PT, PTA Clinicians looking to advance their clinical expertise when working with Neurodegenerative Disorders and Rehabilitation.
The focus of this course is to present evidence from which therapists can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients with neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillian Barre Syndrome, among others. Topics will include the role of the physical therapist, pathophysiology of different neurodegenerative diseases, application of the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning, and clinical decision making as they apply to best physical therapy practice. In addition, treatment approaches related to impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions will be addressed. The course format will include lecture-based presentation and active dialogue through the use of case studies and group discussions.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Assessment of Learning Objectives: Course evaluation, Pre and post test questions.
Anna de Joya, PT, DSc, NCS is the Specialty Rehabilitation program manager at TIRR Memorial Hermann. She received her Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012. She is board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist since 2008. Anna has been treating patients across the continuum since 1996. Her current role includes coordinating, evaluating and developing the growth of TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network specialty rehabilitation program. She develops, assesses and coordinates the clinical and educational components of the cancer rehabilitation program. Anna has a variety of experience in teaching both in the clinical setting, academic setting and in the community, including state and national conferences.
Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Carolyn P Da Silva, PT, DSc, NCS is a professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Houston, Texas. She earned her entry-level masters in physical therapy at Texas Woman's University and her Doctor of Science in physical therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a neurologic clinical specialist and works clinically at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research out-patient polio clinic and at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center in the in-patient rehabilitation unit. Her clinical and research primary interests are with people with post-polio syndrome and stroke and issues related to aging with disability.
Maya Scheiss, MD is Tenured Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine and Vice Chair of the department. In 2001, she established UT MOVE as its Clinical Director. Currently, she serves as Clinical Director of the Movement Disorders clinic and Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship Training Program for UT Health Science Center. Her hospital appointments include Hermann Memorial, LBJ- Harris County Hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann, and Methodist in Houston.
Dr. Schiess completed the MD program at the University of New Mexico, followed by a residency in Neurology at The University of Texas Health Science Center Southwestern in Dallas, where she also completed a research fellowship in neurophysiology and pharmacology.
Dr. Schiess was honored as recipient of The Adriana Blood Endowed Chair in Neurology. She has served as co- or principal-investigator for multiple studies and currently her central research endeavors are focused on identifying the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease, identifying reliable biomarkers early in the disease process, and in developing effective neuroprotective therapies. Among her other areas of ongoing research are the role of deep brain stimulation on cognitive function and slowing disease progression, the role of neuropeptides and cytokines in neurodegeneration and the development of classification criteria for subtypes of Parkinson disease.
Dr. Schiess is on the Editorial Board for Archives of Neurology. Some of her recent publications are as co-author of the chapter "Rehabilitation of persons with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders", in Rehabilitation Medicine: Principles and Practice,2005; Dissociating Cognitive Deficits involved in voluntary eye movement dysfunctions in Parkinson’s disease patients, Neuropsychologia, 2006; Consensus Panel Recommendations for the Use of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy in Post-Stroke Spastic Hypertonia, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2006; Levodopa slows prosaccades and improves antisaccades : An eye movement study in Parkinson’s Disease, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 2007; “Serum Uric Acid and Parkinson Disease: Potential Biomarker for Nigrostriatal Failure” Archives of Neurology, 2008.
Claire MacAdam, PT, NCS is a physical therapist and has served as the Clinic Coordinator for the ALSA certified ALS Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX since 2005. Claire also coordinates the research projects for the Neuromuscular Disease Center at Baylor. Claire earned her B.S. in PT in 1982 from the University of South Alabama and has spent her career working with patients with neurological disorders, specifically neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders. Claire has been a Neurologic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties since 1994. In addition to her work with the Neuromuscular Disease Center, Claire also serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Erin Furr-Stimming, MD received her MD from The Chicago Medical School. She completed her internship, Neurology residency and Movement Disorders fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston/UT Health.
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology (Movement Disorders Division) at UT Health - Houston. She is the Chief of Neurology at Lyndon Baines Johnson General Hospital and the director of the Neurology Clerkship as well as the Co-Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship at UT.
Erin is actively involved in multiple educational committees at UT as well as committees within the Harris Health System. She has received the Deans Teaching of Excellence Award several times and offers lectures to the medical students and residents on a regular basis. Erin recently received the Emerging Leadership Award given by the Harris Health System.
Erin volunteers in the community offering lectures to nonprofit Parkinson’s support groups and Huntington’s support groups. She is an active participant on the board of the local Huntington’s disease Society of America (HDSA) affiliate and on the medical advisory board of Houston Area Parkinson’s Society (HAPS).
Her areas of interests lie in student and resident medical education, clinical research focused on early diagnostic markers of Parkinson’s disease, neurodegenerative therapy for neurodegenerative diseases such PD and HD, basic research focused on further understanding the huntington protein and clinical research focused on improved treatments for patients with Huntington’s disease. She is the director of the Huntington’s disease clinic at UT Health - Houston. Erin is the site PI on several clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Erin has 3 young boys that keep her busy when she is not at work!
George J. Hutton, MD is Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Department of Neurology in Houston, Texas. He is recipient of the Linda and John Griffin Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Hutton received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at Baylor College of Medicine.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is a top fundraiser in the MS150, having been recently inducted into the fundraising hall of fame. He is past Chairman of the Regional Clinical Advisory Committee of the NMSS. He is Medical Director and Director of Clinical Research of the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center of Baylor College of Medicine. He also directs the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at Harris Health.
Dr. Hutton’s clinical and research interests include novel therapeutic approaches in Multiple Sclerosis, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Caroline Bodenheimer, MDis board certified in both Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has a subspecialty certification in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. She provides a broad range of treatments for Spasticty Management. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine.
Prior to joining the SCI team at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Dr. Bodenheimer was President of the Medical Staff at Memorial Hermann |TIRR. While at TIRR, she was the medical director of the Specialty Rehabilitation Program which provided rehabilitative services for individuals with neurological and neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and post-polio syndrome. She also worked extensively with both the brain injury and spinal cord injury programs at TIRR.
Dr. Bodenheimer received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, completed her internship in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Temple University Hospital and Moss Rehab Hospital. She has held hospital appointments on the medical staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia and a member of the medical staff at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She was the staff physician for the SCI clinic at the Philadelphia VAMC, a spoke to the VISN 3 SCI centers.
Speaker Disclosures & Conflicts of Interest:
Policy & Procedures exist whereby all speakers must disclose any relationships which may cause a conflict of interest. Any relevant financial and non-financial relationships will be disclosed via speaker agreement, written notification after agreement, and prior to presentation.
Medical and Rehabilitation Advances
Medical and Rehabilitation Advances for Neurodegenerative Diseases continued
Physician and Therapy Expert Panel Discussion
Rehabilitation Considerations continued
Q/A and Wrap Up
Instructional Methods Used: PowerPoint, lecture, video, group discussion, expert panel
Application pending with TPTA for CCUs and AOTA for CEUs. Participants MUST ATTEND the entire course in order to receive CCUs and course certificate. No partial credits will be given.
PT: Memorial Hermann Health System is a TPTA Approved Provider for Continuing Education. This course is approved for continuing competence requirements for physical therapists and physical therapy assistants licensure renewals in Texas for 7.75 CCUs.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Discounts applied when you register for 3 course or more, or when you register for all 8 courses.
Discounts automatically applied as courses are selected on registration.
MHHS employees must register with their MHHS email to receive the employee benefit.
Any questions, please contact: ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org.
Cancellation policy: Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing no later than 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to ContinuingEducationRegistration@memorialhermann.org. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation of the event by TIRR Memorial Hermann will result in a full refund of monies received. TIRR Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. TIRR Memorial Hermann reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a cancelation, participants will be notified via email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.
Parking: Please refer to www.texasmedicalcenter.org for information on parking. The closest parking is available in Garage 6 and is next to TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. We ask that you please reserve the surface lot directly in front of TIRR for patients and their visitors.
Accommodations:All participants in Memorial Hermann Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment.
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