National Downs Syndrome Week Kick-off in Canada

swiped from cdss.caThe Canadian Down Syndrome Society and the National Gallery of Canada invite you to join in a celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2007.  There will be a kick-off reception and photography exhibition celebrating Canadians with Down syndrome.  The event will be held at the National Gallery of Canada on Saturday, Nov. 3. From 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Click here to view the invitation.

The Occupational Therapist’s Role
Maryanne Bruni, BSc, OT(C) has written an article titled “Occupational Therapy and the Child with Down Syndrome.” She summarizes how an OT can facilitate the development of the child’s ability to master skills during different stages.    

PPTA Celebrates 43rd Foundation Anniversary

The Philippine Physical Therapy Association, Inc. invites you to the 2007 PPTA National Convention in celebration of its 43rd Foundation Anniversary with the theme:‘Advancing Physical Therapy Practice Through Specialization’

When & Where
December 8 – 9, 2007
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(Registration starts at 7:30 am)

CME Auditorium, Medicine Building
University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila, Philippines

The organizers of this event have pulled together a very interesting and comprehensive program with speakers and experts from different areas of specialization!

December 08, 2007 (Saturday)
· Opening Ceremonies
· Keynote Address
· Plenary Lecture: WCPT Perspective on Specialization
· Scientific Paper Presentations
· Forum / Symposium on Specialization in Physical Therapy
· Gawad PPTA 2007 Awarding Ceremonies

December 09, 2007 (Sunday)
· Parallel Sessions (Workshops and Lectures) covering the following specialized areas of physical therapy practice:
– Musculo-skeletal (Manual) Physical Therapy
– Pediatric Physical Therapy
– Pulmophysiotherapy
– Cardiac Physiotherapy
– Sports (Fitness) Physical Therapy
– Community-Based Rehabilitation
– Physical Therapy Education
– Ergonomics
– Neurologic – Geriatric Physical Therapy
· Closing Remarks

Registration Rates

Early Registration (up to November 23, 2007):
Only those who are fully-paid on or before the said date shall be considered pre-registered.
– PhP 1,000.00 for PPTA members, undergraduate PT students, and July 2007 PT board passers
– PhP 1,300.00 for non-members and other professionals

Late / On-Site Registration:
– PhP 1,200.00 for PPTA members, undergraduate PT students, and July 2007 PT board passers
– PhP 1,500.00 for non-members and other professionals

Registration fees are inclusive of:
– convention kit
– hand-outs of all scientific presentations
– afternoon snacks (first day) and morning snacks (second day)
– certificates of attendance

The organizers of the convention highly recommend for interested participants to register early for this activity. Late / onsite registrants may receive their convention kits and hand-outs late due to logistical limitations.

Special Registration Rates:
One-Day Registrants – PhP 800.00

More information concerning this event (registration procedures, etc) can be found in our forum.

World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007

The World Psychiatric Association International Congress 2007 will be held in Melbourne, Australia on the 28th of November to the 2nd of December. This year’s theme is Working Together for Mental Health: Partnerships for Policy and Practice.

THE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
The 2007 Congress will feature a high quality Scientific Program of global significance and regional relevance.

The Scientific Program will:
• Include papers on leading trends and research findings from a wide range of psychiatry and mental health perspectives
• Be cutting-edge, featuring the latest advances in treatment, service provision and mental health care
• Comprise an impressive line up of international speakers and opinion leaders from across the mental health arena

The Scientific Program will cover a range of topics and themes relevant to all involved in mental health.

The perspectives and experiences of practising clinicians, consumers, carers, indigenous community, Asia and Australasia, will be interwoven through the program.

The key streams under the theme Working Together for Mental Health: Partnerships for Policy and Practice are (in alphabetical order):

• Addiction Psychiatry
• Advances in the Management of Psychosis and Mood Disorders
• Biological Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology
• Community Linkages
• Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
• Nursing
• Old Age Psychiatry
• Policy Development
• Primary Care and Mental Health
• Psychiatry and Physical Illness
• Psychology
• Regional and Cross Cultural Collaboration
• Service Models: Evidence and Implementation
• Other: eg. Psychotherapy, Suicide, Anxiety Disorder

The Scientific Program offered at this Congress will be the highlight of 2007 for all those involved in mental health policy and clinical practice.

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WCD Expo

swiped from wcdexpo2007WCD Expo 2007 is going to be held on the 15th to the 17th of November 2007 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., USA.

There are over 300 exhibitors in the expo displaying the latest products and services that are improving the lives of those with disabilities. Special events will include the following: Sports & Entertainment Showcase, Disability Career Fair, Accessibility Showcase and Assistive Technology Showcase.

Educational seminars are also being offered in 5 comprehensive tracks — APA, Assistive Tech, Education, Family and Healthcare. This year’s program will feature over 70 multi-disciplinary sessions sponsored by the WCD Foundation for Education, Inc, with the support of leading professional societies and organizations. During this intensive three-day educational experience, information and ideas on today’s most important issues will be exchanged between people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, physicians, direct support professionals, allied healthcare professionals, educators and adapted physical education specialists.

For more information, visit the WCD Expo website.

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