9th Annual Current Concepts In Spinal Cord Injury

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 18, 2024

Nearly 18,000 individuals in the U.S. sustain a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) each year. Additionally, while non-traumatic SCI can be difficult to track, it is estimated to be roughly the same amount as traumatic injuries per year. The care of persons with SCI requires an interdisciplinary approach across the continuum of care. Providers should be aware of current evidence and care techniques for both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI across the continuum from initial injury, medical complications, many phases of rehab, and community reintegration. The 8th Annual Current Concepts in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation will introduce and review a variety of topics relevant to persons with SCI. Topics will focus on areas important to all team members, throughout the continuum of care. Current Concepts in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation will address, through lectures and discussion, the treatments and strategies employed at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Conference goals are in line with the missions of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute to advance health, expand knowledge, and improve care through research, teaching rehabilitation services, and medical care.

Target Audience

Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, case managers, physiatrists/physicians, fellows, and residents involved with the acute care and rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

1.    Be able to identify, assess and implement intervention for various causes and types of shoulder pain.  
2.    Utilize strategies to enhance mental health and coping/adjustment skills for patients and caregivers post SCI.  
3.    Recognize and employ updated technology to increase community discharge and independence at home. 
4.    Demonstrate accurate wheelchair assessment and fitting for all types of chairs.  
5.    Practice gait training techniques unique to SCI patients.  
6.    Experiment with setup and design strategies to maximize the ability to functionally use a wheelchair in the home.  

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/02/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
05/18/2024 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
05/18/2024 - 4:10pm EDT
Cost:
$1.00

Program Schedule
7:30-7:45 am    Sign-in

7:45-8am    Introductions/Agenda    
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley
Dr. Amanda Harrington

8-9am    Interdisciplinary Evaluation and Management of Shoulder pain after spinal cord injury     Dr. Amanda Harrington, Dr. Rachel Hibbs, Dr. Elizabeth Stanley

9-10am    The New Era of Technology    Mitch Bell, Randall Huzinec, Stephanie Vasquez-Gabela

10-10:45am    Psychology Pointers for the Non-Psychologist    Dr. Melody Mickens, Dr. Monica Martinez

10:45-11am    Break    

11-12pm    Enhancing the Rehabilitation Experience Through Art    Jeff Bisdee, Jared Quinteros

12-1pm    Lunch    

1-1:45pm    Roundtables
1.    Spinal Cord Stimulators
2.    Adaptive Sports and Rec
3.    Adaptive Clothing
4.    Available Research Studies in Pittsburgh
5.    Adolescents to Adults
6.    Wound Care Products and Strategies    Moderator: Dr. Lynn Worobey

1:45-2pm    Break    

2-4pm    Hands on Learning Rotating Stations
1.    Wheelchair Selection and modification
2.    ADL apartment – Kitchen accessibility
3.    Gait Training Tips after SCI
4.    Adaptive Fitness and Exercise Programming
    
Dr. Joe Everhart, Dr. Rebecca Russell
Julie Harrison, Lynne Huber, Lizz Dunn, Lee Tempest

Chris Venus
Dr. Rachel Hibbs, Dan McCoy

4:00pm    Adjourn

UPMC Mercy Pavillion
1622 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

COURSE DIRECTOR(S): 
Amanda Harrington, MD
Elizabeth Stanley, DPT
Rachel Hibbs, DPT, NCS, ATP
Lonna Perella, BSN, RN
Lynn Worobey, PHD, DPT

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.75 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.75 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.75 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Instructions to Register
Deadline to register is May 3, 2024.
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.
•    Visit our online registration site at: cce.upmc.com
•    Here is the direct link to register: 
•    Click the “Register/Take Course" Button and enter all the requested information. After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you. Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, please contact Amy Pietrolaj (pietrolaja@upmc.edu).


All cancellations must be in writing and sent to Brianna Shields. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped on/before May 3, 2024 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made after May 3, 2024.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Amy Pietrolaj at 412-232-4072.