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Not only is Magee Rehabilitation the Delaware Valley's original provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), it also has sponsored the area's longest-standing professional enrichment program designed to educate those in the rehabilitation community.

These programs mirror areas of Magee expertise, namely spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke/geriatrics, amputation and workplace injury.


2015 Courses:

January 24 -25, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course: LT and Robotics.  https://www.neurorti.com/

February 27 March 1, 2015:  Neuro RTI:  Advanced Locomotor Training: Accelerating Decision-Making, Progression and Outcomes.  https://neurorti.com/Course_Info.aspx?ID=10

April 11 ֖ 12, 2015:  Education Resources:  Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced with Richard Clendaniel.  http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details?courseid=100

April 18 19, 2015:  Great Lakes Seminars:  Mobilization of the Cervical&Thoracic Spine and Ribs.  http://www.glseminars.com/courses/cervical-thoracic/695-april-18-19-2015-philadelphia-pa-cervical-thoracic.html

May 30, 2015:  Amputee Walking School:  http://www.amputeewalkingschool.com/#!

October 3, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course:  W/C Seating and Positioning:   https://neurorti.com/Course_Info.aspx?ID=15

October 4, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course:  Assistive Technology & FES. 


Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminars

Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar
Rehab after Trauma: Issues and Concerns
October 17, 2014
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19102

November 21, 2014
The Sands Casino Resort
77 Sands Blvd. Bethlehem PA 18015

As healthcare professionals, we have seen many changes to health care delivery, financing and structure over the past few years that have had significant impacts on the way we deliver care to our patients. This years Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar focuses on topics that impact all healthcare providers and the patients we serve along the health care continuum. Issues to be explored include the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect us as both consumers and providers.  Additionally, the speed of transitions from the acute care setting has greatly increased and may place patients at risk for complications during their rehabilitation.  Risk factors and mitigation strategies for trauma patients who are preparing to leave the acute care setting will be explored in addition to the many ways the ACA and other federal policies are incentivizing more coordinated care across the continuum.  One topic that seems to impact many of us, either personally or as healthcare providers is concussions. We will review how to assess and manage complex concussions and identify treatment options such as neuro-optometry, vestibular therapy and psychological intervention. Whether traumatic or the result of a non-healing wound, amputations can affect people of all ages.  We will explore the goals of pre prosthetic training and the technology that exists for the patient with amputation.  Case studies of individuals with SCI and TBI will be provided. These patients provided challenges for the treatment team due to their medical complexity, social situations and/or discharge plans.  We will also hear from trauma patients and their support person who will share their experiences in both the acute care and   rehab settings.  Their stories of strength and perseverance will remind us why we must continually strive to provide the highest levels of care and compassion.

8:00-8:15am   Welcome and Introductions
8:15-9:15am Healthcare Policy Update
  Priscilla Koutsouradis, BFA and Julie Kissinger, MA
9:15-10:15am Assessment and Management of the Complex Concussion
  Todd Lewis, PhD and Brian Kucer, MD
10:15-10:30am Break
10:30-Noon Case Study-Recovery after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  Lane Brown, PhD; Todd Lewis PhD; Amn Sandu, OTR/L; Diane Phan, PT
  Case Study-Outcomes following a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  Mary Schmidt Read, PT, DPT, MS; Amy Bratta, PT, DPT, NCS; Erin OҒDonnell, PT, NCS; Gina Cooke, OTR/L
Noon-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Management of Individuals Post-Acute Amputation
  Mikhail Quisumbing, PT, DPT and Deborah Davis, PTA
2:00-3:00pm Crucial Complications: Preventing Harm and Promoting Health
  Marci Ruediger, PT, MS
3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:15pm Healthcare Today: The Patient and Family Experience
  Facilitated by Hank Skoczen
4:15-4:30pm Evaluations and Certificates

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the new health-reform related measures and regulations impacting hospital and rehab delivery and payments.
  • Discuss the concept of bundled payments for episodes of care, the goal of this payment reform, the implications for care delivery, and the potential impact on learners daily work life.
  • Describe the primary sequelea of concussion and post-concussion syndrome.
  • Describe pre-morbid factors that can exacerbate symptoms of concussion.
  • Discuss the comprehensive evaluation and management of the complex concussion patient.
  • Describe the demographic and injury features that predict a more positive outcome after TBI.
  • Describe the importance of clinical decisions in trauma care for preparing the patient for acute rehabilitation.
  • Discuss the interventions provided by members of the interdisciplinary team in rehabilitation, as the patient improves and rehabilitation needs change.
  • Discuss demographic and social factors effecting positive outcomes post SCI and the full continuum of clinical care offering opportunity for enhancing neurorecovery and maximizing function.
  • Describe a variety of therapeutic interventions available for individuals post SCI.
  • Identify the need for a referral from the acute setting to an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
  • Describe the model of care for pre-prosthetic management post-acute hospitalization.
  • Describe two risk factors for trauma patients as they leave acute care and enter rehabilitation.
  • Describe two mitigation strategies for identified risk factors.
  • Describe two ways that the Affordable Care Act and other Federal policies have changed the playing field through incentives that improve care coordination and by encouraging innovative care delivery models.
  • Examine the experiences of a trauma patient after injury.
Target Audience
This program is designed for nurses; hospital and insurance company based case managers, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals in both the acute care and rehabilitation settings.

This activity has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.  PA State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing CenterҒs Commission on Accreditation.
Please call Laura Bittner at Magee (215-218-3932) for more information about contact hours.
Applications have been submitted for 6.5 contact hours to:
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC)
  • PA State Board of Occupational Therapist
  • CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor)
Participants may only claim credit for the sessions that they attended.  You will be awarded one contact hour for each 60 minutes of educational time.

Approval of this continuing nursing education activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or PSNA approval or endorsement of any product.

All speakers at continuing education activities for this conference are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs discussed in their presentations.  Our Speakers have indicated that they having nothing to disclose.

This conference is sponsored from an unrestricted grant from the Tuttleman Family Foundation to the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.  The Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation did not participate in any component of the planning of this educational activity or have any input into the speakers chosen for this program.

Criteria for successful completion of this program include attendance at all portions of this program and submission of a completed evaluation form. 

Cost: $50

How to Register
Please contact Brian Cannone at 215-284-7130 or email BCannone@MageeRehab.org with questions or to register.