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TIRR Vision 2013

Advancing Wellness and Independence after Spinal Cord Injury

Registration Closed

Thank you for your interest in this course, we are at capacity and registration is no longer open. Please contact us if you're interested in receiving additional information on future CEU courses, a digital version of the TIRR Journal and other TIRR Memorial Hermann updates. Contact us »

 

Speakers:  Dr. William H. Donovan, M.D., Lex Frieden, Matthew Davis, M.D., Lisa Wenzel, M.D., Veronica Verduzco-Gutirrez, M.D., Joel Frontera, M.D., Margaret Struchen, Ph.D., NP, Darby Cruz, B.S.R.T., RRT, RCP, Michelle Dehgan, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, Abbye McMillan, SLP, Jerri Vadas, RN, B.S.N., M.B.A., CCM, CRRN, Donna Smith, M.S.N., M.H.A., RN, CCM, CRRN, Julie Jennings, PT, NCS, Christopher Newman, PT, NCS, Zachary Staats, OTR, Kristi McCormick, PT, DPT, Liza Criswell, OTR, ATP, Marcie Kern, PT, Katie Nedley, OTR, OTD, Conchita Sayago, PT, Yaronda Broussard, OTR, Ann Gutierrez, RN, MSN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS, Terree Funesti, RN, WCC, CRRN, V. Becky Thayer, RN, MSN, CRRN, CBIS, Rebecca Hoover, RN, CBIS, Sandra Lloyd, RN, CRRN

Open to: Physicians, registered nurses, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, case managers, social workers and neuropsychologists
Date:  June 6 - June 8, 2014
Time:  Registration - Friday, June 6th @ 11:30 am, Course schedule is below
Location:  TIRR Memorial Hermann, Research Conference Center, 1333 Moursund, Houston, TX 77030
PDF:  Download Brochure

Course Description:

The purpose of this interdisciplinary conference is to promote best practices for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) throughout the continuum of care and within a variety of practice settings. Spinal cord medicine is a subspecialty for clinicians who practice in neurological and rehabilitation settings. We recognize that this subspecialty optimally requires intentional training and education provided by clinicians who have dedicated themselves to the care of persons with spinal cord injury. Our goal is to provide an evidence-based foundation with practical insights that will enable you to advance wellness and independence for the persons you care for with SCI. This teaching will provide you with a core foundation from which to learn and with information regarding emerging research and advanced technologies. We will cover strategies to implement best practices in a variety of settings; acute care, skilled nursing and long-term acute care, a general rehab unit, a dedicated inpatient SCI program, an outpatient medical clinic and the home health setting. This symposium will span a variety topics in both lecture and lab format so you may choose the subject content most applicable to your needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • The learner will be able to develop best practices for the safe and effective practice of spinal cord medicine relevant to his or her practice setting.
  • The learner will be able to utilize knowledge gained to respond to primary and secondary sequelae following spinal cord injury.
  • The learner will be able to synthesize knowledge gained to improve a person’s level of independence and wellness after spinal cord injury.
  • The learner will be able to appropriately recommend varying levels of care to facilitate streamlined care through the continuum following SCI.

Schedule

Friday, June 6th

11:30am - 12:30pm - Registration/light lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Welcome & Keynote by Lex Frieden
1:30 - 2:15pm - Expected Outcomes After Spinal Cord Injury
2:15 - 3:30pm - Autonomic Dysreflexia & Postural Hypotension
3:30 - 5:00pm - Upper and Lower Motor Neurogenic Bowel & Bladder
5:00 - 5:30pm - Q & A
5:30 - 6:00pm - Tours of TIRR

Saturday, June 7th

7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30am - Key Note Address by Dr. Bill Donovan
9:30 - 9:45am - Break
9:45 - 10:15am
Positioning Considerations for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
9:45 - 11:15am
Management of Dysphagia & Barriers to Nutrition after Spinal Cord Injury.
9:45 - 11:45am
Role of Occupational Therapy in the Management of Persons with Tetraplegia: Increased Independence with Activities of Daily Living
9:45 - 11:45am
Building Foundations to Develop Independence with Functional Mobility: Increased Independence with Bed Mobility and Transfers
10:15 - 11:15am
Promoting Skin Integrity and Skin Care after Spinal Cord Injury
11:15 - 11:45am
Pressure Relief Techniques and Progressive Sitting Schedules for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
11:15 - 11:45am
Role of Neuropsychology and Speech Language Pathology in Cognitive Screening after Spinal Cord Injury
11:45am - 1:00pm - Lunch & Learn: Myth vs. Fact: Promotion of Bone Health after SCI
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Pulmonary & Respiratory Health After SCI: From Surviving to Thriving
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Special Considerations for Hospital Discharge of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Seating and Positioning: Foundational Elements of the Mat Evaluation
2:30 - 3:00pm
Functional Breathing: A Team Approach to Positioning and Respiratory Strengthening after SCI
2:00 - 3:00pm
Funding Reimbursement for the SCI Population
2:00 - 3:00pm
Manual Wheelchair Seating Configuration for Advanced Wheelchair Skills (curbs, ramps, stairs, wheelies)
3:00 - 3:15pm - Break
3:15 - 4:00pm
Functional Breathing: A Team Approach to Positioning and Respiratory Strengthening after SCI
3:15 - 4:00pm
Medicare Reimbursement in the Rehabilitation Setting
3:15 - 4:00pm
Power Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Considerations
3:15 - 4:00pm
Advanced Functional Mobility Skills: Floor, bottom of tub, and vehicle transfers
4:00 - 5:00pm
Pulmonary & Respiratory Health After SCI: Ventilator Weaning and Diaphragmatic Pacing
4:00 - 5:00pm
Coping and Adjustment after SCI
4:00 - 5:00pm
Emerging Treatment Paradigms for UE Recovery after SCI
5:00 - 6:00pm
Optional Resource Fair: 1) DME, Adaptive Aids, Urologicals for Bowel, Bladder, & Bathing after SCI 2) Community Resources - Optional Practice Lab Advanced Wheelchair Skills

Sunday, June 8th

7:30 - 8:00am - Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45am - Effective Management of Spasticity after SCI
9:15 - 10:00am - Effective Management of Pain after SCI
10:00 - 10:15am - Successful Management of Secondary Complications after SCI
10:00 - 10:15am - Break
10:15 - 10:45am - PVA Guidelines, SCIRE, SCI Edge, NSCIA, CDRF and other Resources
10:45 - 11:30am - Considerations to Accessing Continued Care and Medical Home Model.
11:30 - 12:00pm - Q & A
12:00 - 12:30pm - Course Evaluations

Keynote Speakers Information:

Lex Frieden is a senior scientist and director of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program. ILRU is a research, training and technical assistance program on independent living for people with disabilities and seniors. He is also a professor of biomedical informatics and professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth Medical School and an adjunct professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine.

Mr. Frieden has served as chairperson of the National Council on Disability, president of Rehabilitation International and chairperson of the American Association of People with Disabilities. He is recognized as one of the founders of the "independent living" movement in the early 1970s. Mr. Frieden has received two Presidential Citations for his leadership in conceiving and drafting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

William Donovan, M.D. was a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UTHealth Medical School and an attending physician at TIRR Memorial Hermann for over 30 years. He is an internationally recognized academic physiatrist widely known for his expertise in spinal cord injury and amputation rehabilitation

Dr. Donovan was a charter member of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), served on the board of directors from 1973 to1977 and from 1981 to 1993, and was the president from 1987 to 1989. He served on the board of councilors for the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) since 1986 and was the president from 2004-2008.

Speaker Disclosures:

Policy and 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 prior to presentations. A full list of faculty disclosures is available here.

Registration Information

Who should attend:

The course is designed to be of benefit to physicians, registered nurses, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, case managers, social workers and neuropsychologists.

ASHA CE short logo

Memorial Hermann Health System is an Accredited Provider through ASHA. This program is offered for up to 1.65 CEUs, (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Memorial Hermann Health System is an Accredited Provider through the TPTA. This course has been approved for up to 14.50 CCUs for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in the state of Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA.

OT Approved CE

Memorial Hermann Health System is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education – provider # 8105. This program awards occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants up to 14.50 AOTA CEUs for all three days. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures from AOTA.

Continuing Education Hours for Nursing:

This activity provides up to 14.50 contact hours for the nurse.

Memorial Hermann Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Application pending for all disciplines.

Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructional Methods Used: PowerPoint, written, panel discussions, hands-on labs, Resource Fair and tour

Registration Fee:
Please see the form below. Registration is open to 50 participants; registration begins 04/01/2014. Registration ends 05/15/2014.

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. We ask that you please reserve the surface lot directly in front of TIRR for patients and their visitors. Parking is free and will be validated once daily.

Cancellations:
Refunds will be granted if cancellation notice is received in writing at least 14 calendar days prior to the course start date to tirrcommunications@memorialhermann.org. If you register and do not attend, or do not fulfill the requirements of the class, your reservations fee will not be refunded.

Cancellation of the event by Memorial Hermann Health System will result in a full refund of monies received. Memorial Hermann is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. 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 contact email and contact phone number submitted in the registration.

Contact Information:
Wyndham Houston Hotel & Suites Medical Center
Reservations (reference "TIRR Memorial Hermann SCI Conference")
713.577.1235 (local), 1.866.781.2832 (toll-free) or click here

Contact Information:
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Marketing/SCI Course
1333 Moursund Ave, Houston, TX 77030
tirr.communications@memorialhermann.org
(713) 797-7229

 

Registration Closed

Thank you for your interest in this course, we are at capacity and registration is no longer open. Please contact us if you're interested in receiving additional information on future CEU courses, a digital version of the TIRR Journal and other TIRR Memorial Hermann updates. Contact us »