Easter Seals DuPage Presents

presented by

Rahul Nath , MD and
Karen Pape, MD, FRCPC, FAAP

Friday, February 25, 2005
Saturday, February 26, 2005

Easter Seals DuPage
Villa Park , Illinois

Course Description

The course is a comprehensive overview of brachial plexus injury management based on over 3,500 patients and eight years of experience. Dr. Nath will present the latest information on diagnosis and evaluation for surgical intervention, including entry and exclusion criteria. There are a range of surgeries available to help manage the issues of nerve injury, boney biomechanical distortion and muscle imbalances. Dr. Pape will review the non-surgical options available that include innovative bracing options, splints, taping, Threshold Electrical Stimulation (TES), Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), and the new Electromyogram (EMG) activated muscle stimulation. Participants will take part in a problem-solving lab with videotaped examples of brachial plexus injury.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this conference, the participants will be able to:


DAY ONE - Friday - February 25, 2005

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 10:00 Model Recovery from BPI

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:45 Comprehensive Management of BPI

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 Developmental Biomechanics of the Shoulder

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:30 - 4:00 Strengthening Options in Child with Partial Deinervation

DAY TWO - Saturday - February 26, 2005

8:00 - 8:30 Registration

8:30 - 10:00 Problem Solving with the Experts

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:45 Problem Solving with the Experts

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 Specialty Workshop on TES, EMG Biofeedback and NMES

2:15 - 2:30 Break

2:30 - 4:00 Special Workshop on TES, EMG Biofeedback and NMES

Target Audience

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, physicians and others who work with those who have brachial plexus injury and want to have an enhanced understanding of brachial plexus injury management as a result of this conference.

Continuing Education Credits for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Easter Seals DuPage will offer continuing education credits (cecs) for physical therapists and occupational therapists through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Day One is 6 contact hours. Day One & Two is 12 contact hours.

About The Instructors

Dr. Rahul Nath is the Director of the Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute in Houston , Texas . Dr. Nath has experience with both adult and pediatric brachial plexus injuries and has done over 4,000 brachial plexus surgeries. He has developed and invented several new operations and therapy protocols for treatment of these injuries. Dr. Nath specializes in Brachial Plexus Injury (Erb's Palsy), Winging Scapula Injury (Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy), Neurofibroma and Schwannomatosis Nerve Tumors and Nerve Surgery.

Dr. Nath received his medical degree from Northwestern University . He has received numerous medical awards and has been recognized as one of America 's Top Doctors for a fourth consecutive year. Dr. Nath has presented and written on numerous topics including peripheral nerve injury and regeneration, obstetric brachial plexus injuries, Erb's Palsy, treatment of chronic pain, spinal cord electrostimulation for chronic pain and fetal wound repair.


Dr. Karen Pape is the Medical Director of the TASC (Technology Attitudes Systems Coaching) Network. The Network is comprised of health professionals, individuals with neurological problems, and family members who have chosen to explore and integrate new treatments and technologies into their rehabilitation programs. The TASC Network has trained over 1,200 therapists and physicians worldwide.

Dr. Pape studied experimental psychology and neurophysiology from McGill University , received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and has postgraduate training in pediatrics with a specialty in neonatology. She was a Neonatologist and Director of Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto . Dr. Pape's research focused on diagnosing and managing neonatal brain injury and the correlation between neonatal brain damage and later child development. Dr. Pape is extensively published and lectures around the world on the subject of treating neurologically disabled children.


About Easter Seals DuPage

Easter Seals DuPage serves more than 2,500 infants, children and young adults with developmental disabilities each year. For more than 50 years, families have relied on us to provide specialized services. Through our dedication to helping individuals gain their independence, we have become one of the largest pediatric outpatient rehabilitation centers in Illinois providing the following: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Evaluations, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Audiology, Social Services, Assistive Technology Therapy, Community Outreach Programs, Child Development Center , and Specialty Clinics.

We have a staff of over 130 people, including more than 60 therapists with knowledge, medical expertise and experience in child development. Through continuing education courses, our staff is continually creating new treatment options to assist children through infancy and beyond. From a child with multiple needs, to a child needing assistance in one specific area, we are a valuable resource.

Our inclusive child development center is a special component offering day care and learning experiences for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. In the center, children with disabilities play and learn right along side their typically developing friends.

Our Mission : To enable infants, children, and adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence, and to provide support for the families who love and care for them.


Other Information

Meals: A continental breakfast will be provided as well as afternoon refreshments. Lunch will be on your own - there are a variety of restaurants nearby.

Hotel Reservations: A special $72 rate at Amerisuites is available if you mention that you are with Easter Seals DuPage. The hotel is located at 2340 South Fountain Square Drive in Lombard and their phone number is 630-932-6501. If you are interested in shuttle service to and from Easter Seals DuPage, please indicate this at the time you make your reservation.

Directions: Directions to Easter Seals DuPage will be sent to participants upon receipt of registration for the conference.


Call 630-620-4433 X 2100

E-mail bwalkington@eastersealsdupage.org

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830 South Addison Avenue
Villa Park , Illinois 60181




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Please check below:

_____ Day One: $150

Open to professionals and family members

_____ Day One & Two: $300

Open to professionals only

You MUST register for Day One in order to take Day Two.

Registration free includes the conference, continental breakfast, and afternoon refreshments.

Space is limited - early registration is encouraged. Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $50 processing fee. No refunds granted after February 15.

Everyone will receive a certificate of attendance for 6.0 contact hours (day one) and 12.0 contact hours (days one and two).

Check to request continuing education credits:

______ CECs PTs ______ CECs OTs

Registration deadline is February 15.