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11th Cognitive Symposium 2016 & Annual Meeting

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Goal of the Cognitive Disabilities Model

October 21-22, 2016 

New Orleans, LA 

@ East Jefferson General Hospital 

4200 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006

Rates and Details 

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Conference Highlights: Register Here!

  • 2 full days of workshops, presentations, posters and round table discussions. 
  • Hear how the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Model is being used by health care professionals worldwide to promote “best ability to function”, and to give R-E-S-P-E-C-T to individuals with cognitive disabilities and their caregivers. 
  • Learn new evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques related to the CDM. 
  • Engage in opportunities to meet, network and socialize with CDM experts and occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists and other healthcare professionals from around the world using this dynamic model.  


Conference Schedule  


Friday, October 21, 2016

7:30-8:00 Registration & Breakfast

8:00-9:00 Development of the Functional Cognitive Assessment Tool


                OH! So I have to think outside the box!

9:00-10:00 Use of the CDM with Adolescents in Acute Care Mental

                  Health Practice


                 Respect for Level 5: Challenges in Assisted Living Facilities

10:00-10:15 A.M. Break & Exhibits


                    “A Sense of Being Respected as a Human Being”

11:45-12:45 Program Development: Multidisciplinary Staging in Long Term Care


                   Respect Severe Cognitive Deficits with a New Sensory Motor Assessment

12:45-1:30 Lunch, Exhibits & Networking

1:30-3:30 Successful Toileting: Gaining Respect and Dignity


                Role of the Occupational Therapist in a Psychiatric Emergency Service

3:30-3:45 P.M. Break & Exhibits

3:45-5:45 Journal Clubs: Respecting Our Patient by Promoting Evidence Based Practice


               Hidden Disability: Higher level 4 and Level 5 Issues in Employment


Saturday, October 22, 2016

7:30-8:00 Registration, Breakfast & Exhibitors

8:00-10:00 Improving your Activity Analysis Skills within the Cognitive Disabilities Model

10:00-10:15 A.M. Break & Exhibits

10:15-12:15 Improving your Activity Analysis Skills within the Cognitive Disabilities Model (Continued)

12:15-1:00 Lunch, Exhibits & Networking

1:00-1:30 Round Table Discussions


                Poster Presentations

1:30-2:30 Three Forms of ACLS-5 Offer Infection Control & Evidence Based Assessment

2:30-2:45 P.M. Break & Exhibits

2:45-4:15 Three Forms of ACLS-5 Offer Infection Control & Evidence Based Assessment

4:15-4:30 Panel: Take Away Messages for “R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Goal of the Cognitive Disabilities Model”

                & Program Evaluation

4:30-5:30 Annual Membership Meeting (Meeting agenda can be found in symposium google drive file)


Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn Metairie(3.5 miles away)
Average rate $143/night (with discount)
Offering 15% group discount to symposium participants October 19-23  
To receive the discount enter 0560031945 into ‘Corporate Account Code’
2730 North Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana, 70002, USA
(504) 831-7676
 24/7 airport shuttle
(4.5 miles away)
Average rate $149/night
2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard,Kenner, Louisiana, 70062 
(504) 467-3111   
Sleep Inn & Suites (1.5 miles away)
Average rate $120/night
 4601 North I-10 Service Road, Metairie, LA, 70006, US 
 (504) 887-5337 

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