The National Institute of Mental Health and its Office of Autism Research Coordination is sponsoring a free public webcast of a day-long scientific workshop titled
“Loss of Skills and Onset Patterns in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Understanding the Neurobiological Mechanisms”
The workshop will take place Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, from 9 am to 5 pm Eastern at the National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, Maryland.
Leading researchers will discuss the latest findings on the brain mechanisms associated with developmental regression and the onset of symptoms in autism and related disorders. Of particular focus will be research that provides insights into what causes the loss of previously attained developmental and cognitive skills. The workshop’s goal is to guide future efforts to develop prevention and treatment strategies.
When & Where
4 November 2014
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
This workshop is a great forum for parents, therapists, educators, social workers and public to share the expertise and experiences in intervention and treatments for autism. We strongly believe that the participants will bring home with them enhanced knowledge and skills in evidence-based treatments for autism and related disorders.
In response to the recent dramatic rise in the global incidence of dementia and the subsequent need for quality dementia education worldwide, the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania, is offering a massive open online course (MOOC) about dementia. This course is free and open to anyone, providing a unique opportunity for individuals and organisations to obtain university-quality education about dementia at no cost.
The course, Understanding Dementia, will be released on 31st March, 2014. Please note, places within the course are limited.
The 9-week curriculum covers all aspects of dementia including basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.
The content is delivered by 12 experts in the field of dementia including neuroscientists, health scientists, clinicians, dementia care professionals and people with dementia.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the material via video clips, activities, scenarios and quizzes (no assignments or exams). Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to meet an international network of peers online to discuss the key issues surrounding dementia.
When & Where
April 21 (Monday) to June 13, 2014 (Friday)
Course Leader: Mr. Hong Jung Sun, PT, MPH
The course is designed to:
Give an overview of the current theoretical background to the Bobath approach to the treatment of the child with cerebral palsy, through the study of neurosciences, syndrome classification, principles of assessment and treatment.
Provide initial practical and clinical experience in the handling, assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy.
Develop awareness of factors involved in problem solving and communication in all aspects of the treatment context, including the child, the parents, the therapists, the health and education teams.
Course Hours and Attendance
The two months of lectures and demonstrations take place from Monday to Friday each week between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. Saturday sessions will be advised at the start of the course should make-up sessions be needed. During the course, participants will be assessed on their written work, practical work and verbal presentations. There will be occasions when home study is required over evenings and weekends. Full-time attendance is required to attain the standard.
Scholarship can be availed upon application approval.
A deposit of 20% of the course fee by December 21, 2013 is required to reserve a slot.
For enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / +639278065301 / +6326310492.