Journal Club will be organized by the Health Promotion and Wellness SIG and will be held on March 26th from 8pm- 9pm Eastern Time.
Article Discussed: Trudelle-Jackson E and Jackson A. Do older adults who meet 2008 physical activity guidelines have better physical performance than those who do not? Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 2018: 41(3), 180-185.
Special Guest: The primary author, Dr. Elaine Trudelle-Jackson, PT PhD will be facilitating the journal club.
What to Expect:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at [email protected]
JW Marriott near the White House in Washington, DC. Registration will open in January 2019.
We are pleased to offer this advanced course for CEEAA grads. Full details and registration info at https://geriatricspt.org/?5db8ni
Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) Examination
Regional Item Writing Workshop at the University of Michigan Medical Center
Co-Sponsored by the Oncology and Neurology Specialty Councils
The Geriatric Specialty Council would like to invite GCS’s from the Great Lakes and Michigan area to participate in an item writing workshop for the GCS Examination. Individuals participating in the workshop will be trained on how to write questions for the geriatric specialty examination and will receive Maintenance of Specialty Examination (MOSC) credits for items accepted in the GCS Exam item bank.
When: April 13, 2019 (Saturday), from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: University of Michigan Medical Center (Michigan Health),
Michigan Medicine Spine Center
325 East Eisenhower parkway
Ann Arbor MI 48108
What to bring: Laptop
Coffee/light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP to Derek Stepp (email: [email protected]) by March 31st, 2019.
If you have any questions, please email Morris Beato (email: [email protected])
Register before 31st October 2018 to take advantage of the new Super Early Bird rate and save up to 35% on your registration fee. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend the profession’s largest international congress – the place where the world of physical therapy meets.
Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult:
A 2 Day Lab/Lecture PTA Focus Course
June 7-8, 2019
8 am – 4:40 pm both days
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105
This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation
intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by
participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be
presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical
therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training. A variety of diagnoses
commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles,
treatment progression, and precautions. A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in
achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities
Spaces are limited so register for this course early!