PD 101 for Allied Health Professionals


 

PD 101 for Allied Health Professionals
May 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Allied Health Professionals earn 6.25 contact hours for $60.00

Georgia Health Sciences University's Movement Disorders Program
A National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence 

PURPOSE
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a complex and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that limits motor function and influences the ability of patients to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) including dressing, gait, and speech. While medication is quite helpful and essential in the therapy of PD as it progresses, exercise and allied health therapies can also provide significant benefits in ADLs and quality of life for PD patients. The purpose of this training program is to make participants aware of the motor and non-motor features of PD as well as medical and paramedical therapies that can help the patient. Speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers will be exposed to a basic overview of Parkinson's Disease and introduced to a team approach to PD care. Participants will have a chance to interact with a panel of patients and care partners in various stages of the disease. Then, they will learn about current best practices in the therapy of PD related problems within their discipline. They will also learn and/or further develop the concept of multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary care for the health and well-being of Parkinson's patients and their caregivers.

OBJECTIVES
This educational activity should enable participants to:

� Identify common characteristics of Parkinson 's disease in all stages of the illness.
� Relate medical and pharmacological treatment strategies for PD.
� Utilize therapeutic strategies to address needs specific to Parkinson's patients.

TARGETED AUDIENCE
This educational event is designed for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, and social workers who treat patients with Parkinson's Disease.

LOCATION
All sessions will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta, Georgia 30909.

COURSE DIRECTOR
John C. Morgan, M.D., PhD
., Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, Associate Professor of Neurology and Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia

COURSE COORDINATOR
Amanda Stefanakos, B.S. Outreach Coordinator for the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Georgia Health Sciences Movement Disorders Program

GUEST FACULTY
Alberto J. Espay, M.D. Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology

GEORGIA HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY FACULTY
Lillian Branch, LMSW, Social Worker for the National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at Georgia Health Sciences Movement Disorders Program
Daydra Cain, M.Ed., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
Carol D. Helmerich, MPT, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Clinical Manager, MCG Health, Augusta, Georgia
Nathan "Ben" Herz, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, Associate Professor and Program Director, GHSU Department of Occupational Therapy, Augusta, GA
Denise D. Kornegay, MSW, Executive Director, Georgia Statewide AHEC Network; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University
Shyamal Mehta, M.D., PhD., Assistant Professor of Neurology Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia

PRESENTED BY
Georgia Health Sciences University's Movement Disorders Program: A National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence and Division of Continuing Education

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This educational activity is supported by the Georgia Health Sciences University's Movement Disorders Program, Integrity Medical, and United Seating & Mobility

CEUs
This live activity includes 6.25 hours of instruction and attendance at the entire activity is approved by Georgia Health Sciences University for a maximum of .625 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

ACCREDITATION
This activity includes 6.25 hours of instruction and attendance at the entire activity is approved by Georgia Health Sciences University for a maximum of 6.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours or .625 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

For more information contact Amanda Stefanakos, Outreach Coordinator for the Movement Disorders Program, at 706-721-4895 or email astefanakos@georgiahealth.edu

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Friday, May 18, 2012
7:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast - U.S. Open Room
8:00 Introduction to Motor and Non-Motor Problems in Parkinson's Disease -John C. Morgan, M.D., PhD
8:45 Developing a Team Approach to PD Care: Multidisciplinary vs. Interdisciplinary -Denise Kornegay, M.S.W.
9:45 Break �US Open Room
10:00 Medical and Surgical Therapies in PD -Shyamal Mehta, M.D., PhD
11:00 Overview of the Allied Health Professional's Role in PD -Jay L. Alberts, PhD.
11:30 Lunch Provided � Magnolia Room
1:00 p.m. Patient Panel: PD from the Patient's Perspective- Early, Middle and Late Stages -US Open Room
2:00

All Things Discussed and Considered for Allied Health Professionals: Your Questions Answered about Treating the Patient with PD
Concurrent Sessions- Choose one:
� Masters Room: Speech Therapy Evaluation and Treatment in Early, Mid, and Late Stage Parkinson's Disease
Voice Therapy, Swallowing Therapy, Speech Intelligibility, Respiration Exercises and the use of Modified Barium Swallow Studies in the different stages of Parkinson's Disease - Daydra Cain, M.Ed.,CCC/SLP

� PGA Room: Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment in Early, Mid, and Late Stage Parkinson's Disease
Symptoms, Effects, Tools for Assessment, Goals and Treatment Techniques - Ben Herz, O.T.D.

� British Open Room: Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment in Early, Mid, and Late Stage Parkinson's Disease
Tools for Assessment, Goals and Treatment addressing Posture, Gait, Balance and the Role of Exercise in Parkinson's Disease - Carol D. Helmerich, MPT, Tracey M. Rogers, PT, CBIS-T
4:00

Adjourn

REGISTRATION AND FEE
$60 for Healthcare Professionals -The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and handouts. Advanced registration is requested. The Georgia Health Sciences University cannot reimburse airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties.

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CONTACT
Georgia Health Sciences University, Division of Continuing Education, 919 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912. Phone 706-721-3967 / 1-800-221-6437 or Fax: 706-721-4642

 

SPECIAL NEEDS
The Division of Continuing Education of the Georgia Health Sciences University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education activity, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

COMFORT ZONE
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, everyone's comfort zones vary. Please bring a jacket or light wrap for your comfort.