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Oct 02, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.00 | Akron, Ohio
Calming An Overactive Brain is organized by Institute for Brain Potential (IBP) and will be held on Oct 02, 2019 at Holiday Inn Akron West - Fairlawn, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Accreditation: Nurses: This program provides 6 contact hours for nurses. Psychologists: This program is 6 CE credits. Counselors, Social Workers & Mfts: This program provides 6 clock hours. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education clock hours. Social Work Practice Level: Intermediate. Institute for Brain Potential is approved as a provider of CE for Counselors and Social Workers by the Ohio CSWMFT Board. This program provides 6 contact hours of CE credit. Chemical Dependency Professionals: This program provides 6 continuing education hours (CEHs). Approval is pending by OH Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB) for 6 RCHs. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technician: This knowledge-based activity provides 6 contact hours (.6 CEUs). Dental Professionals: This program is 6 CE hours. Occupational Therapists: This program provides 0.6 AOTA CEUs or 6 contact hours. Nursing Home Administrators: Institute for Brain Potential is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the NAB and has approved this program for 6 clock hours under its sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses. Physical Therapists: This program is pending approval by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) for 6 contact hours of continuing education credit. Speech-language Pathologists: This program is designed to relevant to speech-language pathologists Participants will receive a certificate for successfully completing this 6 hour program. Massage Therapists: Institute for Brain Potential is approved by NCBTMB as a CE Approved Provider, #450939-09. This course provides NCBTMB-approved 6 CE hours. Case Managers: This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 6 CE contact hours. Physician Assistants: This educational activity provides 6 hours of Category 2 CME credits. Dietitians: IBP is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6 CPEUs for completion of this program. Allied Health Professions: Naturopathic Physicians, Veterinarians, Prosthetists, Orthotists, and Chiropractors receive a Certificate of Completion for this 6-hour program. Please contact your regulatory board to determine course approval. Educators: educators in OH can earn .75 CEUs for successfully completing this program. Description: Understanding the Overactive Brain: • Chronic Stress: how cortisol, an adrenal hormone, endangers short-term memory, increases anxiety, perpetuates PTSD, sustains depression, produces eating disorders, and undermines sleep. • Calming the Stress Response: increasing predictability and control over stressful thoughts enables the prefrontal cortex to calm the limbic system and retrain the habit brain, the basal ganglia. • Fear-Based Memories: the amygdala, fear, and insomnia. • Medical and Dental Phobias: systematic desensitization and drugs that inhibit emotional memories, e.g., beta blockers. • PTSD: traumatic memories including medical treatment produces arousal, and flashbacks, impairs sleep and causes people to avoid PTSD-related situations • Intrusive Memories and Flashbacks: hippocampus and replay of traumatic memories; drugs that block unwanted memories. • Realistic Worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: activation of the dorsal prefrontal cortex; GABA receptors the limbic system and habit brain; anxiolytics versus SRIs and related drugs. • Depression-Related Thoughts: rumination and cognitions that one’s problems are personal, pervasive and permanent; lowered mood, anhedonia, poor concentration, and impaired sleep. • Depressed Brain: low serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine impair prefrontal planning, motivation, and emotion regulation. • OCD Spectrum Disorders: recurrent thoughts and behaviors of one’s body or surroundings, the social brain and the habit brain. • Perfectionism: obsession “I must strive to meet unrealistically high standards and am self-critical when I fail to do so.” • Thoughts That Keep Us Awake: memories and temporal and parietal cortices; present-centered thoughts and the limbic system; future-centered thoughts and the prefrontal cortex. • The Dark Side of Food Addictions: carbohydrate-rich foods and serotonin; fatty foods and dopamine; sweets and opioid peptides. • Cravings: addictions for comfort foods, caffeine, alcohol, and prescription and illicit drugs alter the circuits of the habit brain; in anticipation, binging, and withdrawal and negative emotions. Brain-Based Therapies for Calming an Overactive Brain • Fear Conditioning and Extinction: applying exposure-based therapies, e.g., systematic desensitization, flooding, virtual reality and EMDR; psychological therapies versus antidepressants. • Taming the Beast Within: slow thinking engages the wisdom and thoughtful delay of the prefrontal cortex to deal with anger and disorders of impulse control. • Treating Thought Distortions with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: how anxiety, anger or sadness are resolved by reinterpreting old problems (reframing), arguing against strongly held beliefs (disputation) and testing assumptions. • Mental Approaches to Improving Sleep: mental exercises that quiet prefrontal areas associated with recurrent emotions, unresolved social issues, planning and pain. • Reducing Cravings: willpower is usually not enough but new habits can reduce immediate gratification and cravings, retrain addiction circuits and help make healthy behavior automatic. • Complementary Medicines and Pharmacotherapy: why many health professionals use complementary medicines to treat anxiety, stress or depression with valerian, kava, SAMe and St. John’s Wort; comparison with anxiolytics and antidepressants. • The Joyful Brain: the neurobiology of happiness: understanding positive emotions that facilitate stress resilience, healthy forms of mood regulation, calm states of awareness, optimism and humor. • Acceptance and Commitment: learning to accept in others flaws that are unlikely to change and moving on; overcoming the pathology of perfection by accepting our own limitations. • Mindfulness: the calming effects of attending to the present and witnessing thoughts without judging them; using mindfulness to reduce pain, distress and stress.
Oct 05 - 06, 2019 | CME 12.50 | USD $2100 | Akron, Ohio
10th AIHS Workshop & 8th Board Review Lectures is organized by American Interventional Headache Society (AIHS) and will be held from Oct 05 - 06, 2019 at Austen Bio Innovation, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.5 CME credit hours. Description: The program includes board review course lectures as well as hands-on / cadaver training in the following: • Head and neck blocks • Trigeminal and sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and RFA • Cervical facet blocks and RFA (fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided) • Atlantoaxial joint (C1-C2) injection • Stellate ganglion block ( ultrasound guided) • Ultrasound guided TMJ injections • Botox injections for migraine, cervical dystonia and torticollis • Diagnostic ultrasound for occipital nerve entrapment • IV infusions protocols for headache Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Oct 10, 2019 | USD $50 | Akron, Ohio
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course is organized by Akron Children's Hospital and will be held on Oct 10, 2019 at The Austen Simulation Center for Safety & Reliability, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Description: Akron Children's Hospital uses HeartCode ACLS Part 1 as part of Akron Children's ACLS Program. HeartCode ACLS provides computer-based simulations to “virtually” assess and formulate treatment for patients. HeartCode Part 1 is pre-course work and must be completed by the student before attending a skill challenge session. This course is for students needing a Provider or a Refresher course. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 17 - 18, 2019 | USD $695 | Akron, Ohio
7th Annual Akron Pediatric Orthopaedic Resident Review Course is organized by BroadWater, LLC and will be held from Oct 17 - 18, 2019 at The Austen Bioskills Lab (TABL), Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Description: The goal of the POSNA-endorsed Akron Pediatric Orthopaedic Resident Review Course is to provide comprehensive didactic review of all the content within the subspecialty of pediatric orthopedic surgery and surgical simulation skills labs on both cadaveric and sawbone models. The program utilizes the POSNA Resident Curriculum and Orthopedic Surgery Milestone Project from ACGME & ABOS as a guideline. This is a concise, high-yield curriculum useful in preparation for the Orthopedic In-Training Examination and ABOS Part 1 Examination • Describe the normal growth & development of children and adolescents to enable differentiation between normal and pathological states. • Demonstrate understanding of the recognition, diagnosis, and management of common traumatic, congenital, developmental, and neuromuscular orthopaedic pathology in children and adolescents. • Understand the indications for operative and nonoperative treatment of these pathologic conditions. • Demonstrate technical facility of key pediatric orthopaedic surgical procedures. Highlights include: • Comprehensive review of all major topics within pediatric orthopaedic surgery, including: • Trauma • Spine & Neuromuscular • Lower extremity • Hand • Sports • Infection • Outstanding preparation for the orthopaedic In-Training Exam and ABOS Part 1 • 20+ expert faculty from across the US • PGYs 4–5 track includes 8 hours of cadaver labs • PGYs 1–3 track includes 8 hours of sawbone labs, plus technique and case discussions • Low faculty/participant ratio • Career & life balance discussion panel
Nov 06, 2019 | USD $50 | Akron, Ohio
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Course is organized by Akron Children's Hospital and will be held on Nov 06, 2019 at The Austen Simulation Center for Safety & Reliability, Akron, Ohio, United States of America. Description: Akron Children's Hospital uses HeartCode ACLS Part 1 as part of Akron Children's ACLS Program. HeartCode ACLS provides computer-based simulations to “virtually” assess and formulate treatment for patients. HeartCode Part 1 is pre-course work and must be completed by the student before attending a skill challenge session. This course is for students needing a Provider or a Refresher course. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.