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Reaching Beyond Our Borders 2009

A Caribbean Rim Conference
"partners in Rehabilitation"

January 28 - 31, 2009
Embassy Suites by Hilton: Los Marlins Hotel and Golf Resort in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

Program

Program subject to change

Program

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pre –meeting golf event (at expense of golfers)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Early Registration
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Partners in Rehabilitation Opening Ceremonies – Ribbon Cutting by Mary Maranzini (DR) and Rob Kistenberg (USA)
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Thursday, January 29, 2009

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibits open
8:00 am – 8:30 am
ISPO Perspectives on P&O Medical Rehabilitation – Keynote address
Dan Blocka CPO(c); President, ISPO International
8:30 am – 9:30 am Medical Rehab Services Which can Require Orthotic Intervention
Preventive Management of Upper Limb Sympathetic Dystrophy
Dr. Hector Herrand, M.D
Dynamic Hand Orthosis Used After Flexor Tendon Repairs
Dr. Marcos Nunez, M.D.
(25 minute talks with Q&A for speakers from 9:20 to 9:30 am)
9:30 am – 10:30 am Roundtable #1
Traumatic Hand Injuries – Surgery, Therapy, Orthoses
Dr. Héctor Herrand; Dr. Marcos Núñez Dr.Gaudencio Pastrano and Margaret Wise, O.T.
10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Medical Rehab Services Which can Require Prosthetic Intervention
Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee Systems
Phil Stevens, C.P.O.
Overview of Ischial Ramal Interface Techniques
Gerry Stark, ME, C.P
(25 minute talks with Q&A for speakers from 11:50 am to 12:00 pm)
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Free Papers
Useful Outcome Measures for P&O Medical Rehabilitation Services
Phil Stevens, CPO, MEd, FAAOP
The Work of POLUS Center in P&O Medical Rehabilitation in Central America
Michael Lundquist, CEO (POLUS)
(25 minute talks with Q& A for speakers from 12:50 to 1:00 pm)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch (included with hotel registration) – Exhibits open
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm P&O Medical Rehab Workshops #1 and #2
  1. Upper Limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation Issues and Alternatives – Partial Hand Prostheses; Psychosocial Aspects of Upper Limb amputation; Otto Bock Electric Elbows; Custom Silicone Restorations
    Chris Lake, C.P.O.; Ruth Morris, LMSWA; Robert Dodson, C.P.O.
  2. Treating Spinal Pathologies with Spinal Orthoses
    Dr. Jose Miguel Gomez, M.D., Orthotist
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm P&O Medical Rehab workshops #3 and #4
  1. Modeling "Team Rehab"
    Susan Klappa, PT; Cate Braun, C.P.; Dr. Terrance Sheehan, M.D.
  2. E-Marketing for the Latin American Market
    Elizabeth Mansfield
7:30 pm – Dinner at L'Aura Beach Restaurant – (registration optional)

Friday, January 30

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Exhibits open
8:00 am – 10:00 am Medical Rehab Services Which can Require Prosthetic Intervention
The Role of Mental Health in P&O
Ruth Morris, LMSW
Body Powered Prosthetic Harnessing Options
Bob Radocy (TRS)
Sports Prosthetics Options
Bob Radocy (TRS)
The Evolution of Upper Limb Socket Design
Chris Lake, C.P.O.
(25 minute to 50 minute talks with Q&A for speakers from 10:10 to 10:30 am)
10:00 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30 am – 1:00 pm Medical Rehab Services Which can Require Orthotic Intervention
Diabetic Foot Care – Prophylactic, Medical/Surgical, Orthotic/Footwear Interventions
Dr. John Bowker, M.D.
Treatment Alternatives Using Walk-Aide Orthotic Intervention
John Link, C.O.
Treatment Options for Brachial Plexus Pathologies
Gerry Stark, ME, CPO
Clubfoot Treatment Programs in Developing Countries Utilizing the Ponseti Method
E. Andrew Mayo, MBA
Spinal Orthoses Treatment Options including the use of the GOS Spinal Orthosis
Dr. Jose Miguel Gomez, M.D., Orthotist (Colombia)
(25 minute talks with Q&A for speakers from 12:40 to 1:00 pm)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch (included with hotel registration) – Exhibits open
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm P&O Medical Rehab workshops #5 and #6
  1. Lower Limb amputee Physical Therapy Training – Balance and Agility
    Dr. Robert Gailey, PhD, PT
  2. Demonstration of the use of Walk-Aide with patients who need dorsiflexion assistance during ambulation and discussion of the use of "Point Rockers"
    John Link, C.O.
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm P&O Medical Rehab Workshops #7 and #8
  1. Lower Limb amputee Physical Therapy Training – amputee Sports Training
    Dr. Robert Gailey, PhD, PT
  2. Using the Touch Bionics "i-Limb Hand" for Upper Limb Prostheses
    Rob Kistenberg, MPH, CP, FAAOP
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Open

Saturday, January 31

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Exhibits open (Exhibit tear down after lunch)
8:00 am – 9:30 am Free Papers
The Work of ADR (Dominican Rehabilitation Association) in the Dominican Republic
Dr. Dementria Rosario, M.D.
Prosthetic Foot/ankle mechanisms - From Mechanics to Bionics
Jairo Blumenthal; Prosthetist, Brazil
UDB Distance Education Program
Lic. Mónica Castañeda
(25 minutes each with 15 minutes - 9:15 to 9:30 am - for Q&A)
9:40 am – 10:30 am
Approach to the Amputee - Developed and Undeveloped World
Dr. Terrance Sheehan, M.D.
Closing Keynote Speaker (includes 10 minute Q&A)
10:30 am – 11:00 am Coffee Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Lower Limb Amputation Surgical Intervention Symposia
Transfemoral Myodesis to Enhance Prosthetic Fittings
Frank Gottschalk, M.D.
The "Ertl" Transtibial Bone Bridge Surgical Procedure
William J. Ertl, M.D.
Partial Foot Amputation Surgery
John Bowker, M.D.
25 minute talks with 15 minutes of Q&A
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Free Paper
Physical Rehabilitation Programmes of the ICRC and the SFD in Colombia and Nicaragua
Peter Poetsma and Michael Rechsteiner
(25 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch (included with hotel registration)
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm P&O Medical Rehab Workshops #9 and #10
  1. Upper Limb amputee Occupational Therapy Training
    Margaret Wise, OT(Dallas), Shawn Swanson, OTR (Otto Bock, Houston), Kristi Say, OT (Walter Reed)
  2. TBA
3:45 pm – 6:30 pm Open
7:00 pm Reception, Dinner and Entertainment (onsite at Embassy Suites)


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