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Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement (Jan 29, 2020)
Jan 29, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Houston, Texas
Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2020 at Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • General Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • School Psychologists • Social Workers • Guidance Counselors • School Nurses • Directors of Special Education • Speech-Language Pathologists • Occupational Therapists • Paraprofessionals Course Description: As an educator, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the social and emotional needs of all your students. This can be challenging enough with typical learners but it is even more difficult with those who have experienced trauma or have mental health challenges. Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts or difficult social relationships. These behaviors all get in the way of teaching and learning. When a student has experienced trauma, he/she often spends much of the day in fight/flight/freeze mode which limits their capacity to learn. Their outwardly aggressive and irritable behaviors also disrupt the flow in the classroom, requiring your time and attention. Despite the amount of time you invest in behavior charts or incentives for good behavior, traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective. Join Dr. Reese and learn how a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce challenging behavior, improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes. Leave this seminar with new strategies, tools and resources to reduce students’ impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors and inattention and increase their focus, attention and compassion. While this positive approach is absolutely essential for students with trauma, it will also greatly benefit each and every student in your classroom. Return to your school with: • Research-based practices to establish a trauma-informed classroom • A plan to develop positive relationships and build trust with your hard-to-reach students • Prove techniques for communicating more effectively and collaboratively with challenging students • Cognitive skill-building strategies which incorporate the science of neuroplasticity and the strengths-based perspective of neurodiversity Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: • Analyze the ways in which poverty and mental health contribute to trauma responses thus informing your approach to working with all students. • Determine how trauma impacts a child’s development and develop strategies for meeting his or her needs. • Explore how exposure to adverse childhood experiences determines the likelihood of developmental trauma and its impact on level of functioning across the lifespan. • Establish a collaborative approach to discipline and demonstrate how this fosters intrinsic motivation for behavior change in the child. • Practice techniques to establish positive relationships and build trust with hard-to-reach students thus increasing their social and academic success. • Explore mindfulness activities that foster student self-awareness, self-regulation and the ability to focus as it relates to impulsive behavior and attention.
Jan 31 - Feb 01, 2020 | Contact Hours 14.50 | USD $450 | Houston, Texas
The SOFFI Method: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Jan 31 - Feb 01, 2020 at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, United States of America. CEU Credits: This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). This course is offered for up to 1.45 ASHA,CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course meets the approval for type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners. NBCOT professional development provider-14.5 PDUs This program has been submitted for approval for 14.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA). Course Description: 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. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to: • Identify necessary components of infant development that indicate a readiness to begin and sustain oral feeding, including physiologic, motor and state organization. • Discuss the development of oral-motor skills in preterm infants. • Describe the interaction between medical and developmental levels as they relate to feeding readiness and the progression • Identify infants who are not following a normal progression. • Use the BROSS approach to identify the development of oral feeding skills and use the SOFFI Method to guide feeding decisions and intervention strategies. • Use principles of normal development and developmental supportive care to facilitate feeding progression, to include contributions of both the family and the professional team. • Identify the impact of various medical conditions on oral feeding success. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 06 - 07, 2020 | Free | Houston, Texas
Soft Tissue Sarcoma Conference is organized by Texas Children's Hospital and will be held from Feb 06 - 07, 2020 at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 07 - 08, 2020 | CME 11.50 | Houston, Texas
RadOnc 2020: Updates in Radiation Oncology Treatment Guidelines is organized by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be held from Feb 07 - 08, 2020 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 08 - 09, 2020 | Contact Hours 14.00 | USD $435 | Houston, Texas
The Frail Elderly: Realistic Strategies to Improve Function is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Feb 08 - 09, 2020 at Houston Methodist Hospital- Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: Designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs CEU Details: • The 2-day live course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs). • The AZ Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other state board approvals. • TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. • Approved provider of 16.8 contact hours by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy. • Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. • Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners. • 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. Description: Integrate evaluation information in medically complicated patients into a comprehensive intervention program following critical pathways of care. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance will be highlighted along with reimbursement issues and prevention and risk management programs. Critical thinking and decision making processes will be discussed using case studies. This course will examine the frailest of frail elderly providing the course participants with the most advanced and up to date information on the evaluation and treatment of the elderly individual with multisystem involvement. Practice in integrating evaluative information in medically complicated patients towards a comprehensive intervention program will follow critical pathways of care. Recent research in strength and flexibility training using hands-on and video-guided exercise protocols will be presented. The use of complementary therapies in improving function will be presented with substantiating research provided. All care settings will be discussed from acute care, sub-acute, nursing home, outpatient, assisted living, home, senior and community centers, to fitness facilities. Critical pathways are presented for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across this spectrum of care and include reimbursement issues and current legislative initiatives involving health maintenance and promotion. Exercise strategies for preventing falls and improving balance will be highlighted. Objectives: • Incorporate screening and therapeutic interventions that address the prevention of frailty in the elderly in all levels of care. • Evaluate and prescribe exercise and activities that enhance functional capabilities in the frailest of the frail elderly patients. • Describe how polypharmacy and poor nutrition impact functional outcomes in the elderly. • Integrate outcome research studies for individual and group exercise programs. • Describe critical pathways in the frail elderly for therapeutic involvement in the rehabilitation therapies across this spectrum of care.
2-Day Intensive Workshop: Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma
Feb 13 - 14, 2020 | Contact Hours 12.60 | USD $499.99 | Houston, Texas
2-Day Intensive Workshop: Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Transformational Approaches to Treating Complex Trauma is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held from Feb 13 - 14, 2020 at Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 contact hours / 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Therapists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Other Mental Health Professionals • Nurses Course Description: Because trauma lives in the body, traditional talk therapy cannot access the deeply rooted, pervasive wounds that complex trauma leaves behind. Many traumatized clients present with overlapping symptoms including self-hatred, self-alienation, addition, internal conflict, numbing or shame. With these clients, you may constantly feel stuck treating surface-level symptoms or the “crisis of the week.” As a result, you are left overwhelmed and frustrated that you can never get to treating the trauma, despite your best efforts. Go beyond symptom reduction and take your work with traumatized clients to a whole new level by implementing this transformational approach to trauma treatment. Join world-renowned complex trauma and attachment expert Janina Fisher for this certificate workshop. Her cutting-edge approach will shift your clinical perspective so you’ll see your client not as a traumatized whole person, but rather as fragmented pieces that are in need of healing. Over the two days of this course, Janina will teach you to go beyond treating surface-level symptoms and give you the tools you need to look at trauma treatment through a whole new lens. Janina’s innovative approach integrates Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Ego State Therapy to get to the root of the problem where trauma can truly be processed. Janina will teach you how to help clients struggling with suicidal and self-destructive impulses, loss of identity, and self-hatred caused by childhood trauma. You’ll walk away with the skills you need to help your fragmented and traumatized clients achieve self-compassion and acceptance of all aspects of self. Through real-life, in-session videos, practical mindfulness exercises, and unique insight from the field of neuroscience, you’ll learn powerful strategies to use in your practice to overcome the devastating impacts of childhood abuse and repair childhood wounds. Objectives: • Utilize clinical strategies to identify signs and symptoms of fragmentation and internal conflict. • Teach clients to apply non-judgmental language to their trauma-related symptoms and inner experience. • Facilitate increased mindfulness-based dual awareness in clients to decrease client phobias of emotion and inner experience. • Foster the development of mindful observation of fragmented parts of the self in clients. • Utilize somatic interventions for regulating autonomic arousal and affect dysregulation to calm the body as it relates to clinical treatment. • Integrate interpersonal neurobiology and social engagement techniques in session to improve treatment outcomes. • Drive the growth of empathy for wounded child parts of the self to increase self-compassion in clients. • Transform traumatic memory in clients using somatic, visualization, and ego-state techniques. • Utilize clinical strategies to foster ‘earned secure attachment’ in a clinical setting. • Facilitate client use of internal communication to improve treatment outcomes. • Employ the language of parts, mindfulness strategies and unblending techniques to alleviate the symptoms of shame, depression, suicidality or shutdown. • Apply strategies from Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in session to aid in the repair of internal attachment.
Feb 14 - 15, 2020 | USD $799 | Houston, Texas
Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium: New Devices and Techniques is organized by American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and will be held from Feb 14 - 15, 2020 at Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Program Overview: There will be joint plenaries as well as separate sessions for heart and lung support. Learn about the latest technologies to support and treat patients with advanced heart and lung failure. World-class faculty will present on a variety of topics including durable and temporary mechanical circulatory support devices including VADs, ECMO, EX VIVO HEART, EX VIVO LUNG, and para-corporal perfusion technologies. Topics include durable VAD support for destination therapy and new technologies in mobile heart and lung support as well as bridging to heart and lung transplantation. The program offers numerous sessions designed to create forums for clinicians, scientists, and industry to collaborate and network on topics important to patient care and advancement of the field. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 15, 2020 | CME 6.50 | USD $250 | Houston, Texas
Diagnostic Pathology Course is organized by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be held on Feb 15, 2020 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: The course will be of value to practicing pathologists and pathology trainees. Accreditation: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Focus: This live activity will update general surgical pathologists on the application of current classification systems of solid neoplasms and precursor lesions. These include molecular classification of bladder tumors, evaluation of circulating tumor cell in lung cancer, classification of neurofibromatosis, classification of gastrointestinal tumors especially pancreatic endocrine neoplasms and mucinous cystic lesions, gynecologic tumors as well as thyroid neoplasms. There are many new molecular and genetic approaches that can be used to classify solid neoplasms. This activity will also inform the target audience of the significant problematic diagnostic issues and provide them with the information needed to avoid making diagnostic errors when confronted with these scenarios. Research on recently implemented diagnostic and prognostic molecular tests will be presented as well, so attendees can use this information to improve the accuracy of their clinical and histopathologic diagnoses and classification. The activity content is expected to increase the attendees' knowledge of the appropriate clinical use of diagnostic molecular testing, alter the attendees practice patterns to enable them to make more accurate diagnoses, and inform them of specific areas of diagnostic difficulty that will permit them to avoid diagnostic errors. Educational Objectives: After attending the conference, participants should be able to: • Apply updated diagnostic criteria and new molecular tests for proper classification and treatment of neoplastic lesions (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes) • Incorporate emerging and newly established biomarkers in classification of neoplasms and high risk lesions (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes) • Practice appropriate use of molecular testing and tumor diagnosis (knowledge, competence, performance) Evaluation: A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
Feb 15, 2020 | CEUs 0.40 | USD $380 | Houston, Texas
Technological Assessment of X-Ray Based Breast Imaging Systems Using Anthropomorphic Phantoms by SPIE - The International Society for Optics and Photonics. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 0.4 CEU. Target Audience: Scientists, engineers, technicians, or managers who wish to learn more about how to objectively assess breast imaging technology. Anyone who wants to learn more about; 1) optimizing new breast imaging systems, 2) optimizing new hardware or software based modifications to current breast imaging systems, 3) possible approaches of assessing system effectiveness for regulatory submissions, and 4) new methods that can be used for quality control of clinical breast imaging systems. Familiarity with x-ray interactions in tissue and digital imaging systems would be helpful. Course Description: Development of new breast X-ray imaging technologies or improvements to hardware or software of current systems usually require the accurate assessment of image quality. Image quality assessment methods are also required for quality control (QC) of clinical systems, for example as required by the U.S. Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) program. The gold standard for assessment of image quality is human reader studies assessing diagnostic performance over a cohort of representative clinical images. These clinical trials are often difficult and expensive to perform, and therefore researchers have been studying alternative approaches that can assess diagnostic task performance without imaging patients. This short course will discuss methods for objectively assessing task performance of breast imaging systems without conducting a clinical trial. One approach that will be discussed is the in silico modeling of a clinical trial. This approach involves complete computer modeling of each step in the imaging chain including: 1) modeling of breast and relevant breast lesions, 2) modeling of the imaging system, and 3) modeling of the observer. Another more experimental approach that will also be discussed involves: 1) development of anthropomorphic physical phantoms with diagnostic features, 2) imaging of these phantoms on breast imaging commercial or prototype systems, and 3) assessment of task performance with either model or human observers. For maximum efficiency, the proposed in silico and experimental approaches require the development of computer or model observers that can emulate either ideal or human observer task performance. This short course will discuss the use of new machine learning algorithms that can be used to model observer performance in the assessment of breast imaging technology. This course will describe and make attendees aware of useful open-source software tools that can be downloaded. Learning Objectives: • Summarize new methods for generating both digital and physical anthropomorphic breast phantoms that can be used for objective technology assessment. • Identify new open-source software that can be used to generate digital breast phantoms. • Summarize an approach for in silico Monte Carlo modeling of breast imaging systems. • Describe and learn about approaches to validate modeling tools. • Identify open-source Monte Carlo software available for in silico modeling of breast imaging systems. • Describe various approaches to modeling observers for breast phantom images. These include both conventional and machine-learning based model observers. • List advantages and disadvantages of various model observers. • Describe a new approach for objectively assessing breast imaging detectors. • Explain how to use machine learning model observers to assess task performance achieved with various breast imaging modalities. • Describe and learn about an in silico clinical trial conducted by the FDA to compare task performance with full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis.
Feb 15, 2020 | CEUs 0.70 | USD $660 | Houston, Texas
Fundamentals of Medical Image Processing and Analysis is organized by SPIE - The International Society for Optics and Photonics and will be held from Feb 15, 2020 at Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 0.7 CEU. Target Audience: Engineers, scientists, biomedical researchers and managers who need a basic understanding of medical image processing technologies and methods. Some prior background with image processing and computer technology will be helpful. Course Description: This course gives an overview of medical image formation, enhancement, analysis, visualization, and communication with many examples from medical applications. It starts with a brief introduction to medical imaging modalities and acquisition systems. Basic approaches to display one-, two-, and three-dimensional (3D) biomedical data are introduced. As a focus, image enhancement techniques, segmentation, texture analysis and their application in diagnostic imaging will be discussed. To complete this overview, storage, retrieval, and communication of medical images are also introduced. In addition to this theoretical background, a 45 min practical demonstration with ImageJ is given. ImageJ is a Java-based platform for medical image enhancement and visualization. It is developed by the National Institutes of Health, USA, open source and freely available in the public domain. For this course, ImageJ is appropriately configured with useful plug-ins (e.g. DICOM import, 3D rendering) and distributed on CD-ROM. Attendees are welcome to perform on their own laptop computers. Learning Objectives: • identify major processes involved in formation of medical images • recognize the imaging modality from their visualization • classify the various medical image processing algorithms • describe fundamental methods of image enhancement • enhance medical images using appropriate software • visualize all types of medical image data • appraise efficacy and drawbacks of several techniques of image segmentation • get familiar with the fundamental concepts of texture analysis • explain the basic principles of medical image communication • get started with ImageJ and self-perform fundamentals of medical image processing