Continuing Education Listing

Title of Event:
The SOFFI Method: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants

 

Contact Name:
Education Resources, Inc.

Organization:
Education Resources, Inc.

Date(s) of Event:
April 26-27, 2019

Location / Venue for Event:
WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC

Summary of Event:
This course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. Breastfeeding is emphasized as the best feeding method for infants, with some strategies to support breastfeeding. However, most of the feeding strategies are for bottle feedings, since more infant feeding problems occur with bottle feedings. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. A holistic approach integrating the medical fragility of these infants is emphasized, using the BROSS approach and the SOFFI (SM) Method.

 

Title of Event:
Exploring Emerging Trends in Hand Therapy – When Soft Tissue’s the Issue!

Contact Name:
Erin Melton

Organization:
Select Medical

Date(s) of Event:
April 12-13, 2019

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte Marriott City Center

Preferred Website Link:
http://www.cvent.com/d/g6q832

Summary of Event:
Select Medical is proud to present its 11th Annual Hand Therapy Symposium. Focusing on pathology and dysfunction of non-osseous tissue, this program showcases some of the leaders in the hand therapy community, allowing them to share not only new and emerging trends in hand therapy, but also clinical pearls, tips and tricks that they find support patient outcome and experience. Designed to expose participants to management of common conditions affecting capsuloligamentous, musculotendinous and neural structures, as well as emerging trends in amputee management, this program offers something for everyone working in the outpatient environment.

 

Title of Event:
Cognitive Assessment in Occupational Therapy

 

Contact Name:
Chanyne Cupil

Organization:
Charlotte AHEC

Date(s) of Event:
03/08/2019

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte AHEC - 5039 Airport Center Drive, Bldg. K - Charlotte, NC 28208

Preferred Website Link:
https://www.charlotteahec.org/continuing-professional-development/event.cfm?eventid=57170

Summary of Event:
This program provides an overview of various types of cognitive screenings and assessments used in occupational therapy and differentiates the purpose of cognitive assessment related to occupational performance from other disciplines' reasons for assessing cognitive capabilities. Examples will be drawn primarily from adult practice in OT and will cover neurological and older adult populations.

Instructor:Jennifer "Jenny" Womack, MA, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: Identify occupational performance deficits, as well as cognitive capabilities assessed with various types of tools. Differentiate the characteristics of cognitive assessments developed in occupational therapy practice from other types of measures. Relate cognitive abilities to occupational performance and the results of cognitive assessments to associated performance deficits.

 

Title of Event:
Kinesio Taping® Assessments, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques (KT1 & KT2 / Day 1, Day 2)

 

Contact Name:
Chanyne Cupil

Organization:
Charlotte AHEC

Date(s) of Event:
March 8 - 9, 2019

Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte AHEC

Summary of Event:
This two-day course designed to introduce participants to the science, assessment and application techniques of the Kinesio Taping® Method. Lecture Tutorials of the history, science and theory of stimulus transmission through skin and resulting therapeutic benefit across efferent and afferent systems is reviewed. Corrections for Epidermis, Dermis, Fascia, Space, and Muscle in case study format are presented. Lecture and demonstration by the instructor, then participants perform the Manual Assessments and Movement Assessments. Discussion of the assessment flow charts to determine correct applications and general progression of treatment clinically. *** Please check Charlotte AHEC website for Kinesio University Seminar Requirements***Deadline to Register is February 14, 2019.

 

Title of Event:
FOOD, FUNCTION, AND FEEDING: A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO PEDIATRIC FEEDING DIFFICULTIES SYMPOSIUM

 

Contact Name:
Stephanie McAdams

Organization:
UNC HOSPITALS

Date(s) of Event:
Friday, March 8, 2019

Location / Venue for Event:
William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Preferred Website Link:
http://tinyurl.com/yc7ka5rg

Summary of Event:
Presented by: UNC Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology,UNC Hospital’s Rehabilitation Therapy Department,UNC Hospital’s Nutrition Department

Description: Food, Function, and Feeding: A Collaborative Approach to Pediatric Feeding Difficulties takes education to a new level with presentations that will maximize the knowledge base and skill set of physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of children with complex feeding disorders. This conference will address medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitation issues experienced by children with feeding difficulties and will focus on ways to maximize their medical and functional status. Expert faculty will discuss relevant topics to allow participants to broaden their knowledge base and improve patient care.

Objectives: Describe interdisciplinary approach to children with feeding difficulties, including medical, nutritional, motor, and behavioral assessment and treatment. Describe pertinent history taking and medical interventions for children with feeding difficulties. Identify different types and rationale for use of special formulas in children with feeding difficulties.Assess oral-motor pattern and function and recommend safe diet where child will be successful.

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Sherri Shubin Cohen is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Center and Program Director of the Nutrition Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She has been at CHOP since 2004.  She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine.  She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Maryland and a residency in General Preventive Medicine, including receiving a Master in Public Health, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Suzanne Thoyre, RN, PhD is a Professor of the School of Nursing. She has an extensive background as a neonatal nurse and her research and continuing education activities focus on helping nurses and families partner more effectively with infants and young children as they learn how to eat. Her nursing research and clinical interests are in the area of development, taking both a physiological and behavioral approach to understanding the feeding problems of preterm infants. She is a founding member of the Feeding Flock.

UNC Feeding Team: Maureen Kelly, MSN, CPNP, Victoria Powell (Tori), MSN, CPNP, Kristen Cole, MSN, CPNP Kristen (Krisi) Brackett MS SLP-CCC, Sarah Studley, MS, SLP-CCC, Kelly Brower, RD, LDN, CSP Sharon Wallace, RD, CSP, LDN,  Kerry Gibson, RD, LDN, CNSC.

Make check payable to UNC Hospital’s Rehabilitation Therapies . All checks must be received by 3/7/2019. Mail To: UNC Hospitals Rehabilitation Therapies Department, Attn: Stephanie McAdams, NC Memorial Hospital, Campus Box # 7200101 Manning Drive, Room W1000 Chapel Hill, NC 27514. To register 

 

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