SED Mini Combined Sections Meeting

Date: March 21, 2015

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On March 21, 2015, the Southeast District (SED) will continue its commitment to demonstrating the value of membership by offering quality continuing education to the district's PT's and PTA's. With the assistance of Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association members and educators from the region, the SED Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) will feature local speakers and offer a variety of clinically relevant topics. In addition, there is the opportunity to see old friends.
This year the SED will offer more learning options with five concurrent educational tracks, as well as specialty topic presentations. The following is a sample of the educational tracks being presented:
• Keynote Speaker - Laurie Hack, PT, DPT, MBA, PhD, FAPTA

• Anatomy of the Lower Extremity with Prosections - Paul Howard, PT, DPT, PhD

• Management of Parkinsons Disease - Update on Current Activity Based Intervention - Joellyn Fox, PT, DPT

• What is Needed for a Letter of Medical Necessity - Lois Brown, PT, ATP/SMS

• Legislative Issues Update - How to Talk to your Legislator - Jeff Ostrowski, PT, DPT and Claire Peasley, PT, DPT

• Patient Intervention Through the Continuum for Patients with Parkinson's Disease - Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

• Current Research Regarding Patients who have had a Stroke - Gregory Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC

• Neuroplasticity and Practice: Promoting Functional Recovery after Stroke - Joe Rubertone, PT, PhD and Bob Wellmon, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

• Current Concepts in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis - Scott Burns, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and Bill Egan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

• Histology of Articular Cartilage - Dave Ebaugh, PT, PhD

• Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee - Current Concepts in Surgical Techniques - Brian Eckenrode, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

• Update on Lower Extremity Function and Progression of Rehabilitation for the Youth Athlete Donna Merkel, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS, Josh Davidson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS and Ryan Algeo, PT, CSCS

• Skill Building and Delivering an Effective Presentations - Deb Kucera, PT

• Residency and Fellowship Information

• Poster Session (Read more for abstract submission guidelines)

Location:  Thomas Jefferson University