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Not only is Magee Rehabilitation the Delaware Valley's original provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), it also has sponsored the area's longest-standing professional enrichment program designed to educate those in the rehabilitation community.

These programs mirror areas of Magee expertise, namely spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke/geriatrics, amputation and workplace injury.


2015 Courses:

January 24 -25, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course: LT and Robotics.  https://www.neurorti.com/

February 27 March 1, 2015:  Neuro RTI:  Advanced Locomotor Training: Accelerating Decision-Making, Progression and Outcomes.  https://neurorti.com/Course_Info.aspx?ID=10

April 11 ֖ 12, 2015:  Education Resources:  Vestibular Rehabilitation: Advanced with Richard Clendaniel.  http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details?courseid=100

April 18 19, 2015:  Great Lakes Seminars:  Mobilization of the Cervical&Thoracic Spine and Ribs.  http://www.glseminars.com/courses/cervical-thoracic/695-april-18-19-2015-philadelphia-pa-cervical-thoracic.html

May 30, 2015:  Amputee Walking School:  http://www.amputeewalkingschool.com/#!

October 3, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course:  W/C Seating and Positioning:   https://neurorti.com/Course_Info.aspx?ID=15

October 4, 2015:  Neuro RTI PT Neuro-Residency Course:  Assistive Technology&FES. 


Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminars

Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar: Maximizing Outcomes after SCI and BI

October 2, 2015
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103

November 13, 2015
The Sands Casino Resort
77 Sands Blvd. Bethlehem PA 18015

The Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar focuses on cutting-edge rehabilitation topics.  This year, the seminar will focus on spinal cord (SCI) and brain injury (BI) issues.  Our experts will discuss recent updates in spinal cord rehabilitation and the implementation of a patient-centered spinal cord medical home, a team based health care delivery model that provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes. 

It will also focus on the SCI Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).  Model Systems status are granted to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services.

Evidence based approaches for neurological conditions, outcomes for cognitive rehabilitation and planning for support and the eventual returning home of BI patients will also be explored.

8:30-8:45             Welcome and Introductions

8:45-10:45am      Spinal Cord Injury Update
                            Christopher Formal, MD and Mary Schmidt Read, PT, DPT, MS     

10:45-11am         BREAK

11-11:30am         What is a Model System of Care and How Does it Affect Outcomes?       
                            Mary Schmidt Read, PT, DPT, MS     

11:30-12N           Specialized SCI Medical Home
                            Marci Ruediger, BSPT, MS

Noon-1pm            LUNCH  

1-2:00pm             Respiratory Care for the Neurologic Patient     
                            James Gibson, RRT, BS

2:00-3:00pm        Evidenced Based Approaches for Cognitive Rehabilitation
                             Sarah Lantz, MA, CCC-SLP

3:00-3:15pm        BREAK

3:15-4:15pm       Planning for 24 Hour Support after Brain Injury
                            Lane Brown, PhD and Trisha Hicks, LSW, MSW, M.Ed.

4:15-4:30pm        Evaluations and Certificates

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe state of the art clinical activity relative to neurorecovery, repair and rehabilitation post spinal cord injury
  • Describe state of the art therapeutic interventions that are available for persons post spinal cord injury
  • Discuss  which research or therapeutic interventions would be appropriate for a specific person with a spinal cord injury, based on the individualՒs clinical picture
  • List the desirable components of an SCI/D model continuum of care
  • Examine the advantages to using a comprehensive continuum of SCI care model, and how it effects resource utilization and outcomes produced and maintained
  • Describe the role of a specialized medical home in the enhancement of short and long term outcomes for someone with a chronic disability
  • Describe how social challenges compound the medical issues and the ways that this model addresses those issues proactively
  • Describe potential respiratory dysfunction relative to neurologic disorders vs pulmonary disorders
  • Discuss therapeutic interventions that are available for neurologic based pulmonary dysfunction
  • State two references for evidence based cognitive rehabilitation
  • List three evidence based approaches for improving executive function for an individual with cognitive impairment
  • List three evidence based approaches  for improving memory function for an individual with cognitive impairment
  • Describe skills and knowledge that are necessary for the caregiver to provide safe supervision in the community setting
  • List commercial resources for organizing 24/7 support in the community

Target Audience
This program is designed for nurses, hospital and insurance company based case managers, social workers, physical and occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals in both the acute care and rehabilitation settings.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Applications have been submitted for 6.0 contact hours to:
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Occupational Therapists
Please call or email  Laura Bittner at Magee (215-218-3932-lbittner@mageerehab.org) for more information about contact hours.

Participants may only claim credit for the sessions that they attended.  You will be awarded one contact hour for each 60 minutes of educational time.

Approval of this continuing nursing education activity refers to the recognition of the educational activity only and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation or PSNA approval or endorsement of any product.

All speakers at continuing education activities for this conference are required to disclose to the audience (1) any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs discussed in their presentations.  Our speakers and conference planners have indicated that they having nothing to disclose.

This conference is sponsored from an unrestricted grant from the Tuttleman Family Foundation to the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.  The Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation did not participate in any component of the planning of this educational activity or have any input into the speakers chosen for this program.
Criteria for successful completion of this program include attendance at all portions of this program and submission of a completed evaluation form. 

To register for this event, please contact Brian Cannone at 215 284-7130 or bcannone@mageerehab.org

Lodging for Sands event: A limited number of rooms are available if you would like to stay over at the Sands Hotel on Thursday Nov. 12th. The room rate is $129 (plus taxes) and can be arranged through Brian Cannone.  After October 12th, please contact the Sands Hotel directly should you like to make a room reservation. The Sands Hotel can be reached at 877.726.3777.

Registration Fee: $50