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PSIG Event - Oct. 23: What’s New in Neuromuscular Disease: Updates on DMD and SMA
University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library, Anschutz Medical Center - Reading Room
12950 E Montview Blvd
Aurora, CO 80045
United States
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM MDT
Category: SIG Events

PSIG Event - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Course Title: What’s New in Neuromuscular Disease: Updates on DMD and SMA

Course Description: 
The course will include: 1. A brief review of common characteristics/diagnostic criteria for each diagnosis (DMD and SMA) including the genetic causes, 2. Current research and treatment updates, 3. Current standards of care for PT 4. How to incorporate these updates in progression into PT assessment and treatments.

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm MT

Where: University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library
             Anschutz Medical Center - Reading Room
             12950 E Montview Blvd, Aurora, CO 80045

Parking Information: Ignacio or Georgetown Visitor Parking Lots Evenings: $1.00 flat rate from 4:00 pm to 7:00 am (Parking Map)

**Please Note - If you are unable to join this event in person, you may attend remotely via a Zoom webinar call. You must still click below to register online and then you will receive an email with the call information. 

Audience: Therapists in the community with interest in and/or caseloads that include current or potential clients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and/or Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Cost: $10 for APTA members, $20 for non-APTA members, Free for students

CE Credit: Category 1 - 1 Hour

Speaker Information:

Terri Carry - Denver native, graduated from CU PT school in 1975 (the initials after my name should be OLD!) Worked as a pediatric PT for entire career (more than 40+ years) at CHCO Worked as both inpatient and outpatient PT both at main campus and satellite campus. Experience in developmental, neuro, burns, NICU, rehab, neuromuscular and research. Involved in the CHCO Neuromuscular Clinic since it first started Involved in more than 20 past and ongoing clinical trials for neuromuscular and general neurology Absolutely thrilled with progress in neuromuscular research that is making a huge impact on the lives of patients with neuromuscular disease (this is what keeps me learning and loving my job!).

Course Objectives: 

1. Participants will be able to identify the common symptoms of two of the most common neuromuscular diseases -Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) -Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
2. Participants will understand the genetics behind these two diagnosis’
3. Participants will have a basic understanding of the latest research and treatment strategies for DMD and SMA
4. Participants will be able to identify the standards of care for DMD and SMA and how these new treatments impact the role of PT in the care of these patients
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