SED District Meeting - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Topic: Politics, Public Policy, PT and Pilsners
Speaker:   Hon. Chris Quinn
Description: Please join us for a social networking event featuring a discussion of legislative issues impacting physical therapist practice in Pennsylvania. Chris Quinn was elected on July 12, 2016, to represent the citizens of the 168th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He currently serves on the Human Services, Local Government and Urban Affairs Committees. Quinn's education, business and industry background, global perspective and volunteer experience have helped shape his interest in public service. Elected to Middletown Township Council in 2008, Quinn has worked on numerous initiatives to improve the quality of life for local citizens. The 168th Legislative District includes Media and Chester Heights boroughs as well as Middletown, Edgemont, Newtown, Upper Providence and Thornbury townships, and part of Marple Township.

Elected representatives are approachable and look forward to hearing from constituents.  The process can seem intimidating but with a little bit of coaching, anyone can be a grassroots or citizen lobbyist for a variety of issues both personal and professional. 

Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and finger foods provided by the SED and networking.

 6:30-8:00 PM
Barnaby's of Havertown
1901 Old West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083

Off-street parking is available and free.

SED District Meeting - Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Topic: Physical Assessment of the Geriatric Patient
Speaker:  Stephen Carp, PT, PhD, GCS
Course Description: Challenges related to the reliable and valid examination of the geriatric patient are numerous. Often there is a complex history of the present illness, a long list of past medical and surgical events, polypharmacy, numerous somatic complaints, aberrant laboratory and study values, and diminished recall. This course will introduce the elements of patient/client management leading to optimal outcomes per The Guide to Physical Therapy Practice as well as providing a content foundation based upon the Essential Competencies in the Care of Older Adults developed by the Partnership in Aging, a multidisciplinary committee formulated by the American Geriatrics Society with input from the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. Content will include a system's approach physical therapy examination algorithm, evidenced-based appropriate tests and measures, and a review of laboratory and radiological data appropriate to this cohort.

 6:30-8:00 PM
Chestnut Hill Hospital
35 Bethlehem Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Contact Hours: 
The educational session will be 1.25 hours in length.  

Public Transportation: 
The location is one block from the end of the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail line at Germantown Ave. The facility is one block away on Bethlehem Pike behind the SEPTA bus station.

Parking: There are a number of options available. Free at the Chestnut Hill Hospital Parking Garage, which is located at 8835 Germantown Avenue. Please remember to bring your parking ticket to be stamped for free parking. Parking is $2/ hour at municipal parking lot adjacent to the facility. Limited free parking is available on the adjacent streets.