21st Annual Rehabilitation Conference
Topic: "Advances in Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease"
Friday, September 12, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI
7:45 am - 8:50 am Continental Breakfast, Registration and Exhibits
8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Speakers (see below)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and Exhibits
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Workshops (see below)
3:30 pm - Closing Remarks
The registration fee of $150 includes:
course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and CEUs/contact
Early registration (payment postmarked
by August 22, 2014) is $125, and a student/consumer rate of
$50 is also available.
A handling fee of $10 will be charged if cancellation occurs
less than 10 days before the conference.
Reasonable accommodation requests should be made by September 5, 2014 (special diet, materials in alternate formats, ASL
With over 150 health care professionals and students in attendance,
the 21st annual Southern New England Rehabilitation Center
Conference is a great way to reach your target audience.
The conference is a great opportunity to showcase your company,
product line and services. Each sponsorship opportunity is
designed to provide maximum return on investment for your
company by providing excellent marketing exposure for your
company's product line and service - it is also an invaluable
networking and recruitment opportunity!
For more information, please call the
Southern New England Rehabilitation Center,
Coordinator at 401.456.2323.
"Advances in Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease."
The 21st Annual SNERC Conference will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, Rhode Island. This year's theme, "Advances in Rehabilitation for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease" will provide
a professional forum for discussing complex therapeutic issues in
Center’s annual conference provides a professional forum for discussing complex therapeutic issues in rehabilitation. The 2014 conference will focus on the challenges of rehabilitation for patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Conference topics address how to improve functional outcomes and quality of life. Keynote lectures will discuss neurological evaluation & treatment, pharmacologic implications for rehabilitation, and neuropsychological strategies. Workshop sessions are on occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Thomas J. Guilmette, Ph.D., ABPP-CN (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Director of Neuropsychology
Southern New England Rehabilitation Center
North Providence, RI
Topic: Cognitive Changes Associated with MS & PD
Syed A. Rizvi, MD (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, Brown Medical School
Director, RI Hospital MS Clinic
Topic: Update on Multiple Sclerosis
Break: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Norma J. Owens, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Professor, Department of Pharmacy
University of Rhode Island
Topic: Pharmacotherapy for MS and Parkinson's Disease: A Focus on Newly Marketed Medications
Lunch and Exhibits: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Joseph H. Friedman, MD (1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
Director, Movement Disorders Porgram;
Professor & Chief, Division of Movement Disorders at Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Topic: Parkinson's Disease, A Rehabilitation Oriented Review
A. (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Kari Star, M.S., CCC-SLP
Southcoast Hospitals Group
Ear Nose & Throat Speech & Swallowing Clinic
North Dartmouth, MA
Topic: Integrative Speech Therapy Approaches with the MS Patient
B. (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Sheila Sweeney, MOT, OTR/L
VNS Home Health Services
Part of South County Hospital Healthcare System
Topic: LSVT BIG Program Informational Session