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Thursday, February 3, 2022
1:00 pm–2:00 pm EST, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm CST
11:00 am–12:00 pm MST, 10:00 am–11:00 am PST

Courtney Kossow, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT
Diane Ulmer, OTR/L

Speaker Bios:
Diane Ulmer and Courtney Kossow are both Occupational Therapists treating patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in the rehabilitation hospital setting at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Diane serves as the Spinal Cord Injury Program Manager at Madonna Rehab Hospital, where she provides clinical leadership and program development for a continuum of care, including long-term acute care, acute rehab, transitional care, rehab day program, outpatient, and follow-up clinics. Courtney is the Continence Program Leader for the hospital and is passionate about her work.

Objectives:
At the end of the session, the learner will:

  • Recognize three key aspects of a bowel and bladder program a child needs to understand to be independent;
  • Identify adaptive equipment options to promote independence; and
  • Discuss techniques available to promote independence.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEs are provided for this course.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.

REGISTER

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“Examining White Privilege with Jill Freedman, LCSW and Gene Combs, MD”

December 4, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register here. 
This webinar will occur once a week on Saturday from December 4–18, 2021, for a total of three sessions.

This group is intended for white-identifying mental health professionals, students, and supervisors who are committed to engaging in antiracist work.

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RCPA was approached by a coalition of organizations in support of federal nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community, including Freedom for All Americans, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center of Allentown, and other state and local partners.

The RCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee purpose statement reads that the committee will actively challenge systemic racism and social injustice through advocacy for legislation, policies, and practices that promote equity, providing guidance and support for DEI initiatives within RCPA member organizations…” This initiative is in alignment with RCPA DEI efforts.

Currently, federal law lacks explicit nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community in housing, credit, lending, federally funded programs, and public spaces like restaurants, stores, theaters, and hospitals. Additionally, 29 states, including Pennsylvania, lack state laws that explicitly protect LGBT people from discrimination.

This coalition is soliciting supporters from Pennsylvania’s community of service providers — those who support and care for the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, including LGBT Pennsylvanians who face additional challenges due to the lack of nondiscrimination protections. Service providers are an important and trusted voice in Pennsylvania, and your inclusion will help to demonstrate the broad level of support for nondiscrimination statewide.

By signing on you to this initiative, your organization will join a diverse coalition of service providers supporting the nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community. Your organization’s name will be shared publicly and will also be shared with Pennsylvania’s US Senators.

To offer your organization’s support, follow this link to join Pennsylvania Service Providers for LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections and make your voice heard.

Please reach out to Jack Phillips or Cindi Hobbes with any questions.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT,
1:00 pm–2:00 pm MDT, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT

Cora Collette Bruener, MD, MPH, FAAP
Instructor Bio:

Dr. Cora Breuner is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breuner earned her MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She received her master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington.

Dr. Bruener is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well as in sports and trauma-related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness, and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache, and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.

Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will:

  • Identify age appropriate expressions of sexuality, what to expect, and how to support it;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Physical Disability and Sexuality;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Cognitive or Intellectual Disability and Sexuality; and
  • Identify red flags / risk for abuse in this population.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this session.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.

REGISTER

SESSION I
Monday, October 18, 2021 — Clinic Overview and Medical Approach
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Amanda Morrow, MD
Laura A. Malone, MD, PhD

SESSION II
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — Cognitive & Behavioral Health Considerations
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Rowena Ng, PhD
Ellen Henning, PhD
Gray Vargas, PhD

SESSION III
Monday, November 1, 2021 — Function & Movement Considerations
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Marianna Kogut, DPT
Nikia Stinson, PT, DPT

Objectives — At the end of the session, the learner will:

SESSION I

  • Understand current research on prevalence of post-acute/long COVID in children
  • Describe post-acute/long COVID presentations in children
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary approach to symptom management

SESSION II

  • Understand the psychological sequelae associated with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID (PASC)
  • Understand the current research on cognitive sequelae associated with PASC
  • Describe the neurobehavioral presentation of our current pediatric cohort with PASC

SESSION III

  • Identify common symptoms and physical presentation of children with post-COVID symptoms
  • Discuss typical physical therapy recommendations provided to assist with functional mobility and symptomatology
  • Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and how it impacts patient care and outcomes

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this series.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.

REGISTER PART I — October 18
REGISTER PART II — October 26
REGISTER PART III — November 1

CHCS Report Now Available — “Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation: Key Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care”

The Center for Health Care Strategies released a report providing practical recommendations for providers, payers, and policymakers to consider when adopting approaches to transform child health care services. It also explores barriers to widespread implementation and identifies critical accountability and financing levers to support and sustain improvements in pediatric care. The report is a product of the Accelerating Child Health Transformation initiative, led by CHCS and made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read the full report here.