Upcoming Medical Conferences in PlanoSearch Criteria : United States of America Plano
Dec 06 - 07, 2019 | Contact Hours 15.50 | USD $450 | Plano, Texas
Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach Session 3 is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Dec 06 - 7, 2019 at Children's Medical Center Plano, Plano, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: Because PT, OT and SLP practice in the NICU environment is not considered entry level by the AOTA, APTA and ASHA, it is advised that clinicians engage in continuing education courses and mentorships. This course is geared at an introductory to intermediate level. Credits: • Texas Physical Therapy Association accredited provider. This course meets the approval for type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners. • Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15.5 contact hours • NBCOT professional development provider-15.5 PDU's • This program has been submitted for approval of 15.5 clock hours of continuing education credit • This course is offered for up to 1.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). • This course meets the criteria for 15.5 hours that can be applied toward the NTNCB Neonatal Therapy Certification Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with evidence based research that will contribute to their development and implementation of best practices of therapeutic intervention programs within a NICU environment. This course is designed to provide the therapist currently practicing within a NICU setting the knowledge base to apply evidence based assessment, application and intervention services. Course Objectives: Following Completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Discuss the theoretical basis and the evidence based outcomes for therapeutic services in the NICU. • Identify common self-regulation signals and different state behaviors displayed by premature infants. • Discuss typical motor and sensory development observed in premature infants; 23-24 weeks gestational age to one-month-old postconceptual age. • Discuss the pathophysiology of common medical diagnoses found in the NICU, the outcome of these diagnoses and potential impact a therapeutic management/treatment intervention may have with the infant and family/caregiver. • Apply evidence-based research to clinical application for therapeutic evaluation, assessment and intervention in the NICU and after discharge. • Provide evidence-based recommendations of follow-up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.
Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recognizing & Treating the Emerging Epidemic (Dec 13, 2019)
Dec 13, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $250 | Plano, Texas
Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recognizing & Treating the Emerging Epidemic is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 13, 2019 at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Plano/Frisco, Plano, Texas, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Description: The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, the media, and a failing school system, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., will teach you how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. She will present practical treatment strategies that can be applied immediately. The seven key anxiety disorders along with case examples to be addressed include: • Separation anxiety disorder • Panic disorder • Overanxious disorder • Obsessive-compulsive disorder • Social anxiety disorder • Phobias • Post-traumatic stress disorder Other co-occurring disorders (e.g. behavior problems, medical conditions, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, selective mutism) will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on creative interventions involving insight-oriented, cognitive-behavioral, biological, mindfulness, expressive arts and family systems approaches. Objectives: • Apply the “Three Ingredients” template for understanding how, why and when anxiety develops in children. • Recognize and modify the sources of stress in children and adolescents. • Explain the anxiety management skills to use with young clients. • Identify effective treatment strategies for each of the seven key anxiety disorders. • Identify steps that schools can take to reduce student anxiety. • Apply self-regulation skills and strategies to children.
Jan 17, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $250 | Plano, Texas
Improve Executive Functions: Evidence-Based Strategies to Change Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 17, 2020 at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Plano/Frisco, Plano, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Psychotherapists • Addiction Counselors • Marriage and Family Therapists • Speech-Language Pathologists • Teachers • School Guidance Counselors • School Psychologists • School Social Workers • Educational Paraprofessionals • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Case Managers • Nurses • School Administrators • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children Course Description: Executive Function (EF) skills form the foundation of success for people of all ages. But individuals with ADHD, Autism, OCD and other conditions have significant EF deficits – failing to thrive at school, work, home and in their most important relationships. Your work with individuals struggling with EF issues is some of your most rewarding – yet it’s often the work that leaves you the most frustrated and exhausted. Forgotten appointments, unfinished homework, distractibility, procrastination and difficulties organizing thoughts present formidable obstacles to making progress in school or therapy. And the strategies that work so well for other conditions seem to fall short when an EF deficit is present. Attend this seminar and get the targeted skills and tools you need to cultivate lasting change and transform the lives of those who struggle with executive deficits – the chronically lost, late and unprepared! Join George McCloskey, Ph.D., the internationally renowned creator of the McCloskey Executive Functions Scale (MEFS) for this incredible one day event. An author, researcher, and clinician with more than 20 years of groundbreaking work with Executive Functions, Dr. McCloskey will teach you how to develop customized interventions that can be used with students or clients across multiple settings from the private practice office to the classroom. Practical and easy to apply, Dr. McCloskey’s strategies will help those you serve develop critical time/task management, personal organization & planning skills, empowering them to elevate their academic and employment performance, relationships, physical & mental health, and more! Objectives: • Analyze a comprehensive neuropsychological model of executive functions. • Communicate how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs. • Apply effective assessment techniques based on a multidimensional framework to determine executive function strengths and weaknesses and to target specific intervention needs. • Determine strategies that are appropriate for fostering executive function development and/or for intervening when executive function difficulties are identified. • Implement strategies that bridge the gap between “external control” and “internal self-regulation”. • Summarize how mindfulness, CBT and other evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties.
Jan 24 - 25, 2020 | Contact Hours 15.50 | USD $450 | Plano, Texas
The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Jan 24 - 25, 2020 at Children’s Medical Center Plano, Plano, Texas, United States of America. CEU Credits: This course meets the criteria for 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEUs) Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 15.5 contact hours (1.55 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider for 1.55 CEU’s. NBCOT professional development provider -15.5 PDU's. Course Description: This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social mealtimes. The AEIOU approach acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of infants and young children with challenging feeding disorders using sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. Five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube dependency and transition to eating solid foods, treat sensory aversions, improve oral-motor skills, achieve home carryover, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants. Extensive resources are provided. Many special populations are discussed including: prematurity, GERD, allergies, autism, failure to thrive, tracheostomy, picky eaters, and children with various syndromes. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to: • Develop assessment and treatment strategies that integrate 5 management factors for biomedical and enviro-behavioral influences that limit successful feeding in infants and young children. • Formulate strategies to achieve parent buy-in for home carryover, promote positive parent-child interaction, and help children participate independently in social mealtime routines. • Identify contraindications for oral feeding and describe a 5-step treatment plan for advancing prefeeding skills in non-oral feeders. • Assess signs of distress and/or disengagement during feeding. • Develop and implement treatment plans for oral feeding that expand taste repertoire and texture acceptance by incorporating strategies for the mealtime environment, seating/positioning, and oralmotor, sensory, and motor deficits. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Updates in Cardiology Conference is organized by Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) and will be held on Feb 15, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano, Plano, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: This course is designed for cardiologists, internists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other providers who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided. Accreditation & Credit Designation: The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET), Provider #0007001, has approved this program for 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Course Description: Updates in Cardiology will feature a wide variety of the latest updates in congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, anticoagulation, preventive cardiology, and valvular heart disease, among others. Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Assess indications, use, and limitations of different types of anticoagulants in a diverse spectrum of cardiovascular diseases. • Evaluate peri-procedure management of anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. • Recite the current indications and contra-indications for TAVR, mitral valve clip and potential new indications for percutaneous tricuspid valve replacement. • Apply the latest hypertension and cardiovascular (CV) guidelines to improve overall morbidity/mortality rates. • Describe practice changes to improve care for patients with congenital heart disease. • Summarize guidelines to increase preventive care for patients with CV diseases. • Apply current guidelines for the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF.) • Describe clinical features of primary pulmonary arterial hypertension. • Describe cardiovascular adaptation to exercise and review risks and benefits of exercise in patients with cardiovascular diseases
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (Feb 20, 2020)
Feb 20, 2020 | CEUs 0.60 | USD $250 | Plano, Texas
Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 20, 2020 at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Plano/Frisco, Plano, Texas, United States of America.This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs / 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Pathology Assistants • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants • Special & General Educators • School Guidance Counselors • School Administrators • Educational Paraprofessionals • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage and Family Therapists • Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children Description: Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They appear willful, obnoxious, over reactive, and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior, which can send them spiraling into a gut wrenching meltdown. Join autism expert Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviors. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations. “Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the seminar. Walk away with these interventions and more: • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety • Video modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus • Social stories, social scripts and emotions charts to develop self-regulation • SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to target challenging behaviors Objectives: • Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown. • Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors. • Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills. • Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns. • Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviors. • Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety. • Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.