CEU Information for the Leahy Memorial Lecture

2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered in DE, NJ and PA for this event.

Objectives

  1. Participants will appropriately identify patient groups who will benefit from the use of transcranial direct current stimulation
  2. Participants will be able to construct a typical treatment session using transcranial direct current stimulation
  3. Participants will discuss the benefits of transcranial direct current stimulation over other methods for improving neuroplasticity and motor control
  4. Participants will discuss important topics related to rehabilitation with use of this technology, including how to access available technology, and how to share novel solutions with your patients and their caregivers

Abstract

In this talk, Dr. Kantak will talk about the science of why direct current stimulation is an easily accessible tool that should be used to assist recovery in our patients. He will provide an overview of the work of brain stimulation and how evidence is being put forth that this technique changes the wiring in the brain. This work involves making cortical changes that lead to both cognitive and mobility changes in patients. Dr. Kantak will talk about the new uses of this tool to aid upper and lower limb mobility. He will share examples of his work identifying the mechanisms used to increase the mobility of individuals post stroke.

Group Discussions

Following the talk, group discussion will focus on key questions that must be considered when using transcranial direct current stimulation in rehabilitation, on ways rehabilitation professionals can shape the technology and even develop their own protocols to meet the needs of a variety of  patients in a variety of settings.

 

Contact:

Dr. Gregory Thielman 

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8680

Email:

g.thielm@usciences.edu