Virtual Symposium conference

Infinity Rehab has announced more speakers for it’s annual Symposium conference May 14, 2022. This year’s virtual Symposium conference is full of speakers who will help you grow your leadership skills, clinical skills, and more. Symposium will have the agenda you look forward to each year, like continuing education and the employee appreciation event. Special virtual integrations have been newly added for 2022.

In this second installment highlighting 2022 speakers at the conference, get a closer look at Kati Lorig, Dr. P.H., Maureen Gecht-Silver, OT, Kele Murdin, PT, Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Leigh Odom, PhD, Tami Altschuler, CCC-SLP, Marc Duyck, PTA, and Dr. Winston Kennedy, DPT, MPH and what they will be presenting.

Kati Lorig and Maureen Gecht-Silver will present

Dr. Kate Lorig received her BS in Nursing from Boston University and her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley.  She is a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine and a partner in the Self-Management Resource Center.  She is also a board member of the Evidenced Based Leadership Collaborative.

The focus of Dr. Lorig’s research has been the development, evaluation, and translation into practice of self-management programs in for people with multiple chronic diseases, caregivers, diabetes, pain, and cancer survivors.  Programs are delivered in small groups, via mail, and via the Internet.  Of special interest are factors in the development and translation of programs that make them available and used by large populations.    Dr. Lorig’s work is used in every state in the US and more than 25 countries.

Maureen Gecht-Silver, OT, is a clinical professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Gecht-Silver provides self-management and motivational interviewing education to OT students as an instructor. Her scholarly work includes studying a self-management approach to OT service delivery in primary care/specialty clinics and training health professionals in self-management and motivational interviewing.

At the Symposium conference, they will present a two-part series: “Health Management and Chronic Disease” for occupational therapists, OTAs, and COTAs.

Kele Murdin is an Otago expert

Jessica “Kele” Murdin is a Clinical Knowledge Broker at Infinity Rehab. Murdin has extensive volunteer work with her state chapter, the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, where she has been a member for about 17 years. She is part of the State Legislative Committee for her chapter and a federal affairs liaison, where she advocates for physical therapy issues. Kele was also selected as an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Centennial Scholar in 2021.

At the Symposium conference, she will present “Simply Otago for Fall Prevention!” for physical therapists and PTAs.

Teepa Snow will also present

Teepa Snow is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. As an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience in geriatrics, she has worked as the OT director in a head injury facility, a clinical specialist in geriatrics for a Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and a restorative care coordinator for a long-term care facility.

At the conference, Teepa will present “Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care” for occupational therapists, OTAs, and COTAs.

Tami Altschuler joins the speaker line-up

Tami Altschuler is a speech-language pathologist and clinical specialist in patient-provider communication at NYU Langone Medical Center. Tami spearheads hospital-wide initiatives to include access to communication tools/supports in standard patient care.

She is also a volunteer co-organizer of the patient-provider communication network and on the board of directors of the United States Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC).

Tami is a published author and lecturer at the national and international level.

At the conference, Tami will present “Meeting the Communication and Connection Needs of Patients Throughout the Continuum of Care” and it’s open to speech-language pathologists.

Marc Duyck and Dr. Winston Kennedy will co-present

Marc Duyck is a full-time professor at Lane Community College in their Physical Therapist Assistant Program. He has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare and adults with disabilities. His passion is working with older adults but more recently has worked with late adolescents recovering from severe motor vehicle accidents and head trauma.

Dr. Winston Kennedy began practicing physical therapy in Florida and quickly became an advocate for  those with chronic health issues who may not have access to physical therapy.

As coordinator of the Oregon State Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program, he leads undergraduate student volunteers as they assist individuals with MS engage in physical activity.

He also serves on the cultural and minority affairs committee for the Oregon Physical Therapy Association and is a student liaison for the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association. He continues to practice physical therapy in Oregon.

At the conference, they will present a two-part series “Disability Advocacy and Clinical Care for Rehabilitation Clinicians.” This session is open to PTs, PTAs, and other interested therapists.

See you there

Join us to learn, network, and grow your skills! Registration opening soon – keep a lookout for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at Symposium 2022!

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