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January Meeting

Date: Wednesday January 14, 2015

Topic: From the Playground to the Workplace: How do We Manage Bullying in Healthcare?

Speaker: Dr. Jane Offner, PT, DPT, MBA

Description: Physical therapists and all others in the health professions do not realize the prevalence and negative consequences of bullying in the workplace and therefore are inadequately prepared to address and manage it as an organization, manager and employee.
Motives for this type of behavior as well as being able to identify situations will be reviewed. After the behavior is identified approaches and strategies will be presented to address interventions.

Time:  6:30-8:00PM
    Drexel University
    Geary Auditorium
    245 N. 15th St. (SE corner of Vine & 15th Sts.)
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

February Event

Young Speakers Forum

Date: February 28, 2015

Topic:  Gait Assessment and Orthotic Management of the Patient with a Neurological Disorder

Speakers:  Jenae Heleva PT, DPT   Maria Illiano PT, DPT   Michelle McCandless PT, DPT

Description:  This course will review the process of a thorough neuromuscular and gait assessment. It will review normal gait as well as abnormal gait patterns commonly seen in patients with a neurological disorder. A thorough review of available orthotics and types of joints will be completed with examples to look at and compare. A video analysis of many abnormal gait patterns will be provided for analysis and evaluation for prescription of the optimal orthotic device.

Location: Wider University
* Approved for 3 contact hours.
* A separate information e-mail will be sent out in early January with further information and a way to sign up.

March Meeting

Date: Wednesday March 11, 2015

Topic: Airway Clearance and Breathing

Speaker: Kristen Lefebvre, PT, PhD, CCS

Time:  6:30-8:00PM
     Lankenau Medical Center - Annenberg Education Center


SED Mini Combined Sections Meeting

Date: March 21, 2015

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

Location:  Thomas Jefferson University

May Meeting

Date: Wednesday May 13, 2015

Time:  6:30-8:00PM

Topic:  House of Delegates Presentation
    Drexel University
    Geary Auditorium
    245 N. 15th St. (SE corner of Vine & 15th Sts.)
    Philadelphia, PA 19102