z Z5/31-6/2: 40th Annual Spinal Cord Injury Course, Chicago

$ 750.00

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:30 AM - Friday June 2, 2016 4:30 PM (CST)

NEW VENUE! This course will run at our new research hospital:

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab 
355 E. Erie Street - 10th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

For full course details and workshop descriptions, please review the course brochure: VIEW COURSE BROCHURE HERE 

Course Description: This comprehensive blended course utilizes an interdisciplinary model to address and update care for clients with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D). This year's theme, "Integration of Research and Clinical Care" will focus on innovations in research related to the clinical and academic arenas that impact persons with SCI. Day 1 will emphasize The Building Blocks of Rehabilitation: How Can Basic Science Affect Outcomes in patients with SCI? The second day focuses on Adjusting to a Spinal Cord Injury: How do we Maximize Existing Function?  and the final day transitions to Enhancing Clinical Ability: The Power of the Team. In addition to lectures and panel discussions, you will choose to attend 3 of 7 hands-on, practical workshops. 

Successful completion: Participants will complete 1-3 hours of self-study activities in advance of this three-day course. These self-study activities for the SCI course will consist of webinars, readings and exercises to provide a foundation for the in-person lab and workshops.  In order to receive contact hours, daily sign in and completion of an on line evaluation are required.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current research and trends in the treatment of balance and locomotion in persons with spinal cord injuries.
  • Evaluate the evidence regarding innovations in aspects of basic science and relevance in clinical practice. 
  • Discuss psychosocial, sexuality, hygiene and intimacy considerations for persons living with a spinal cord injury.   
  • Review & Discuss seating considerations for persons living with a spinal cord injury.   
  • Demonstrate performance skills of functional mobility and mat skills, basic wheelchair skills or KAFO/ locomotor training in persons with a spinal cord injury
  • Practice interventions related to mobile arm supports, upper extremity splinting and directional preference considerations in patients with a spinal cord injury  

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Physicians (not offering CME)

    Continuing Education Credit

    Physical Therapy

    This two-day course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 18.00 contact Hours (1-3 hours pre-work & 15-17 hours live depending on lab selection). Approval #216-000069.

    Occupational Therapy

    The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. The three-day intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 1.825 CEU or 18.25 contact hours (1-3 hours pre-work & 15.25-17.25 hours live). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. CATEGORY 2: Occupational Therapy Process. 

    Hotel & Parking Information

    Rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, 633 N St. Clair St, Chicago, Illinois 60611. 

    The Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile is located 2 blocks from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Please contact their reservations department at (888) 591-1234 and ask for the RIC room block or make your reservations using this online link Book your group rate for the RIC Annual SCI Course. The corporate room rate is $229 for the Deluxe Guestroom and $275 for the corner King Suite plus the *17.4% tax. The daily rate for parking at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile is *$65/day. The corporate room rate will be available until May 8, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. *The rates for parking and taxes are subject to change without advanced notice.

    PARKING - For directions and hospital parking information: Click Here


    Physicians Occupational Therapists Physical Therapists


    Spinal Cord Injury