IaPMR Fall Conference

Des Moines, IA US
October 24, 2014

To continue our discussion of pain management, we will be discussing acupuncture and prolotherapy as alternatives or integrative approaches to manage pain without narcotics.


Provide physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians with an overview of recent trends in brain injury rehabilitation, covering a combination of person-centered intervention and evidence-based practice across the rehabilitation continuum.

Target Audience

Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.


  1. Learn of the community resources for rehabilitation of the head-injured, stroke, and spinal cord injury patient.
  2. Become updated as to the newest approach in managing the rehabilitation team.
  3. Learn the new guidelines in rehabilitation care.
  4. Understand the roles of allied health care providers in the rehabilitation facility.


10 amRegistration
11 am

Tracking Functional Outcomes Through the Continuum of Acute and Post-Acute Care
Robert Rondinelli, MD, PhD

  • Identify metrics that assess patient functionality throughout the continuum of care.
  • Apply these metrics to begin the development of a proper risk-stratification methodology in preparation for bundled payments under the Affordable Care Act.
12 pmLunch
1 pmNeuropsychological Evaluation of the Head-Injured Patient
David Demarest, PhD
2 pm

Rehabilitation Processes Used to Maximize Recovery Trajectory Following Acquired Brain Injury
Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST and Megan Ihrke, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the program goals, intervention design and medical management of individuals who present with disorders of consciousness.
  • Identify the underlying processes associated with neuroplasticity after brain injury.
  • Identify the fundamental treatment philosophy and design differences between traditional and neuro-rehabilitation settings as pertains to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology.
3 pmIaPMR Business Meeting
4 pmAdjourn
      Course summary
      Available credit: 
      • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
      • 3.00 AOA Category 2­A
      • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
      Course opens: 
      Course expires: 
      Event starts: 
      10/24/2014 - 10:00am CDT
      Event ends: 
      10/24/2014 - 4:00pm CDT
      Des Moines University
      3200 Grand Avenue
      Student Education Center #115
      Des Moines, IA 50312
      United States

      Continuing Education Credit

      • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
      • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this activity for 3.0 hours of Category 2-A CME credit(s).
      • Other: This live activity is designated for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

      Available Credit

      • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
      • 3.00 AOA Category 2­A
      • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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