Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Conference for Occupational and Physical Therapists
Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:00 AM
This one-day, interactive course will feature a consortium of expert speakers in the fields of pediatric connective tissue evaluation and rehabilitation. Focus will be placed on pathology, assessment, and treatment for this patient population. Emphasis will also be placed on relating concepts of splinting and orthotic management. Specific, evidence based information on joint hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) will be presented to provide physical therapists and occupational therapists with a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating. Those attending will also review differential diagnoses of these patient and specific characteristics to be identified. Common case examples of this population will also be reviewed along with recommendations for frequency of therapy. Laboratory break-out sessions will be included to enhance understanding and allow for dynamic interaction among course attendees at the end of the day. The main goal of this course is to enable attendees to feel confident in providing a comprehensive rehabilitation program for the patient with joint hypermobility.
What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
EDS is a heritable connective tissue disorder primarily affecting collagen, whose main features are often described as join hypermobility and soft or unusually stretchy skin. This disorder affects approximately 1-3% of the general population with a large female predominance. As collagen is ubiquitous throughout the body, many tissues and organ systems are affected outside the joints and skin. These patients often present with a variety of complaints from join and muscle pain, widespread pain, chronic fatigue, panic disorder, orthostatic intolerance, functional gastrointestinal disorders, temporomandibular jaw dysfunction, headaches and more which may vary tremendously with presentation in pediatrics or adulthood.
Download a copy of the Ehlers-Danlos Professional Conference brochure here.
Online registration for this conference is required.
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|OT/PT Conference (August 11, 2012)
|Primary Care Providers Conference (August 9, 2012)
Additional Educational Opportunities
The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation (EDNF) will host its 2012 Learning Conference, "Living with EDS", at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY, August 9-11, 2012. To register for the EDNF 2012 Learning Conference, or for further information, please visit the EDNF web page here.
Please note, the Cincinnati Children's educational events for physicians and therapists are held in conjunction with the EDNF conference, but are separate events which require separate registration.
In addition to the EDS Conference for Occupational and Physical Therapists, Cincinnati Children's will also host an EDS educational conference for Primary Care Providers on Thursday, August 9, 2012. For more information on this conference, please visit the conference web page here.
Discounted registration pricing is available for those interested in attending both the Primary Care Providers conference and the OT/PT conference.
Application has been made for approval of this course for continuing education by the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio OT/PT/AT Board.
Application for approval of the course for continuing education hours has been made to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association. Approval is pending.
Contact Cincinnati Children's Continuing Medical Education office at email@example.com or 513-636-6732.