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Saturday, February 27th Virtual Allen Cognitive Symposium Schedule 

Presented by the Allen Cognitive Network

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Target audience: Allied health clinicians, educators, students, and others interested in cognition or the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model

Free for ACN members ($65 membership fee & $20 student membership fee), $75 for non-members

Become a member click here: http://www.allen-cognitive-network.org/membership/MemberAccount-New.php

Registration is now open! http://www.allen-cognitive-network.org/membership/Courses.php?MemberId=10139

 

Program requirements: Must be present for entirety of each session and complete a post-test to qualify for CEUs (may attend 1-3 sessions with maximum possible AOTA CEUs of .45, or 4.5 contact hours). 

Cancellation policy: Member dues are non-refundable. If not a member, a 50% refund will be provided if cancellation is at least 72 hours before the start of the program. 

11:00-11:15 am EST- Welcome Opening Session, Alyssa Ford, President ACN (no CEU)

11:15-12:45 am (.15 CEU): Tina Champagne

Navigating Leadership: Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Future to Support Recovery & Participation

Length: 90 minutes 

Format: Keynote Address

Presenter with credentials: Tina Champagne, OT, OTD, OTR, FAOTA

Education Level: Beginner 

Abstract:

Globally, we have experienced an unprecedented time of great loss and uncertainty. Leaders in the field must have an understanding of the potential needs of those they work with in order to support healing, resiliency and a re-emergence.  Understanding the impact of traumatic stress acts as a catalyst for identifying opportunities that foster resiliency and participation across persons, organizations and populations. The Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model can be used to help recognize progress and guide the recovery process as we envision a post-pandemic future.

Objectives:

  1. Identify different types of traumatic stress and the potential impact on persons, organizations, and communities.
  2. Recognize trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive approaches to support healing and resiliency.
  3. Identify ways that the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model can be used to help guide the recovery process.

12:45-1:00 pm: Break

1:00-2:30 pm (.15 CEU): Personal Perspectives of Frontline Workers Envisioning a Post-Pandemic Future to Support Recovery & Participation: A Panel Discussion

Format: Moderator-facilitated panel presentation and discussion

Length: 90 minutes

Presenter with credentials: Allison F. Sullivan,  DOT, OTR/L

Affiliation: American International College, Springfield, MA

Presenter with credentials: Manny Marrero,  MOT, OTR/L, FCE

Affiliation: Cape Cod Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral Health, Hyannis, MA

Presenter with credentials: Emily Maas, MS, OTR/L

Affiliation: St. Luke's University Health Network, Effort, PA,

Presenter with credentials: Kara Woolridge, MS, OTR/L

Affiliation: Baystate Wing Memorial Hospital, Palmer, MA

Education Level: Beginner 

Abstract:

Given that we are experiencing an unprecedented time of great loss and uncertainty globally, leaders in the field must have an understanding of the potential needs of those with whom they work in order to support healing, resiliency and recovery.  This panel discussion will explore the impact of the pandemic on individual practitioners working in diverse settings, with different populations, and varying needs to act as a catalyst for identifying opportunities that foster resiliency and participation across persons, organizations and populations. In this lens, the manner in which panelists have used the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model to help recognize progress and guide the recovery process in their patient populations and practices will be addressed.

Objectives:

  1. Identify a variety of OTPs' personal perspectives on different types of traumatic stress they have observed at work and/or experienced personally since the onset of the pandemic. 
  2. Describe the impact of traumatic stress on persons, organizations, and communities and specifically on people of color in a variety of practice settings, including skilled nursing facilities, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, and inpatient and community-based mental health.
  3. Identify forms of trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive approaches used to support healing and resilience in a variety of practice settings.
  4. Describe methods that OTPs use to implement the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model to guide the recovery process in practice settings.

2:30-2:45 pm: Break

2:45-4:15 pm(.15 CEU): Anatomy of Student Competence in the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model 

Level: Intermediate 

Presenter: Allison E. Sullivan, OT, DOT, OTR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - No financial disclosures or interests 

Course objectives are listed on Slide 3 of the presentation as follows:

  1. Recognize the value of developing students’ ability to apply principles of the ACDM competently, comprehensively, and accurately in their clinical reasoning.
  2. Identify educational resources for creating lessons to increase meaningful learning.
  3. Analyze active learning activities to facilitate deeper student comprehension and competence in applying the ACDM.