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Advancing Clinical Practice in Neurodegenerative Disease (Pre-Conference): Rehabilitation Foundations in Neurodegenerative Diseases
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Anna DeJoya, PT, DSc, NCS
Gregory Brusola, PT, DPT
Ronald Dorsey, BSN, RN, CRRN
Amy Greebon, MA, CCC-SLP
Ann Gutierrez, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNRN, CBIS
Becky Thayer, MSN, RN, CRRN, CBIS
Kayta Kobayashi, PharmD, RPh, BCPS
Nicole Oberlin, OTR, MOT, CLT
Heather Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
Open to: Physical Therapy (PT), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Nursing, Social Worker (SW)
Course Day & Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: Registration at 7:30, Course from 8a.m. -5:45 p.m. (Friday)
Location & Room: TWU Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. Houston, Texas 77030, Room 2120 Parking: Garage Associated with TWU.
The garage associated with TWU is owned by The Methodist Hospital, and has entrances on Main Street as well as “Old Main Street” (a small street between the Bank of America and TWU). This is $13 daily. https://www.twu.edu/houston/dps/
Handouts: Electronic handouts will be shared with all attendees prior to the course via email as they are made available by the presenters. Please print or download the materials prior to the course for your use. Wi-Fi is available to all; however, we cannot ensure connectivity at all times.
Course Description: The focus of this pre conference course is to provide the foundatioten from which rehabilitation specialists managing patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases can develop a clinical framework to effectively manage patients with neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), among others.
Topics will include the nature and disease course of neurodegenerative diseases (NDD) and its rehabilitation implications, role of rehabilitation specialists, pathophysiology of different neurodegenerative diseases, neuroscience concepts related to neurodegenerative diseases and clinical decision making framework as they apply to best practice in rehabilitation. In addition, knowledge translation of evidence based practice will be addressed. The course format will include lecture-based presentation and active dialogue through the use of case studies and group discussions.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. Describe the nature and disease course of neurodegenerative diseases and its rehabilitation implications.
2. Discuss the role of the rehabilitation specialist in the management of patients with neurodegenerative disease.
3. Identify the pathophysiologic changes in the neurologic system and the correlating clinical presentation.
4. Critically appraise and integrate the current evidence on principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning.
5. Indicate the importance of evidence based practice and outcome measures as they relate to clinical decisions to promote best practice across disciplines throughout the continuum of care.
6. Analyze and apply recommended standardized outcome measures for the different neurodegenerative diseases across the care continuum across disciplines.
7. Develop and apply a clinical decision making framework implementing the domains of the ICF model based on presented information.
8. Apply the concept of knowledge translation into clinical practice across disciplines.