February 2020
 
 February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 AM to February 22, 2020 @ 4:30 PM

WPTA North Central District presents "Integrating Yoga into Rehabilitation - Hip/Pelvic Dysfunction and Spinal Stabilization"

Speaker: Katy O’Leary, MPT

Date: February 21-22, 2020

Location: Wellness Center - 717 Western St. Marshfield

Approved for 14 contact hours by the WPTA. Lunch will be on your own.

For a course description and to register online visit https://wpta.org?lg2zx9

Questions? Please contact Wes Kurszewski, District Vice Chair, at wesley.kurszewski@gmail.com.

 
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 February 22, 2020 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office - 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704

 
March 2020
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 March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Health Science Center - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

Presented by GL Residents Samual Wenzlaff, DPT and Lauren Hoppa, DPT

 
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 March 6, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The WPTA Student Special Interest Group invites you to participate in a corn hole tournament and pizza social to support the WPT-PAC.

Date: Friday, March 6

Location: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, 917 W. Juneau Ave. Milwaukee

Time: Event starts at 5:30 pm, tournament starts at 6:30 pm

Sign your team up to participate for a $30 donation, or if bags aren't your thing then a $10 donation to the PAC gets you in the door to relax and socialize with other students.  Both options include one free drink and two slices of pizza.  

Details and a registration form can be found here.  Tournament space is limited so register early to secure your team's spot!

Questions? Contact Lindsay Dolan at lmdolan@wisc.edu.

 
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 March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The WPTA Northwest District invites you to attend their next district meeting on March 10 at Northwoods Therapy Associates (1200 Oakleaf Way, Suite B, Altoona, WI 54720). Please enter through the Health and Performance Center Doors. We will begin with a short business meeting starting at 6:30 PM followed by continuing education provided by Dr. Brent Carlson of Chippewa Valley Orthopedics. Dr. Carlson will discussing a new surgical technique he has brought to the Chippewa Valley, hip labral reconstruction. Food and beverage will be provided along with free continuing education. All PTs, PTAs, and students are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to Ben Reich (benreich84@outlook.com).

Attendees will:

  1. Be able to explain the labral reconstruction surgical technique to a patient
  2. Understand the difference(s) between hip labral reconstruction and labral repair.
  3. Be able to discuss pros/cons to labral reconstruction vs. labral repair.
  4. Understand what types of patients may be appropriate for labral reconstruction vs. labral repair.
  5. Have a knowledge of the prognosis and treatment plan/protocol for labral reconstruction.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Brent Carlson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with special interest in shoulder, hip and knee surgery as well as hand surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip; total knee, hip and shoulder replacement; microsurgery of the hand and wrist and complex fracture care.

Dr. Carlson was raised in Stillwater, Minnesota where he graduated high school as valedictorian. He attended St. Olaf College where he was on the Dean’s List every semester and graduated summa-cum-laude. While at St. Olaf, he competed in Division 1 nordic skiing, becoming an Academic All-American his senior season. He then went on to medical school at the University of Minnesota. While in medical school, he continued to ski, competing in the Norwegian Skarveremet and the American Birkebeiner, where he placed as high as 4th overall in the classic race.

At the end of his medical school training, Dr. Carlson was granted a scholarship to train with Drs. Leiv Hove and Ove Furnes in orthopedics at the Universitetsykehus in Bergen, Norway. He completed his orthopedic training at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, which was at the time the busiest orthopedic trauma center in the state of New York.

Dr. Carlson is now a partner with Chippewa Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He sees patients at his offices in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls and also sees patients in Stanley and Hayward, Wisconsin regularly. He is a physician owner of OakLeaf Surgical Hospital in Eau Claire and also operates at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Hospitals. He continues to ski competitively across the country and also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing and spending time with his family

 
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 March 18, 2020 @ 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Exploring the Legal and Moral Aspects of Patient Centered Care

Fulfills Wisconsin 4-hour ethics and jurisprudence requirement

Instructor: Laurie B. Kontney, PT, DPT, MS

4 Contact Hours

4-8 pm -- Dinner with speaker provided at Marshfield location only.

Video Conference Sites:

Chippewa Falls - Main Conference room

Eau Claire - Plastics Conference Room (in the Plastics department)

Eau Claire - Conference room 2 (near the admin area on the lower level)

Ladysmith - Large Conference room

Colby Center - Video Conference room

Stevens Point - Conference room #2 (Near the check in desk off of the main lobby.)

Wausau – Stettin Upper Video Conference room (on the second floor off of the lobby stairwell)

Weston - 2B (second floor outside of the elevators)

Eau Claire – Oakwood Video Conference room (In the Eau Claire Oakwood center)

Merrill - Marshfield Clinic Merrill Center 1205 O’Day Street

Wisconsin Rapids - Further details TBD

To register online visit https://wpta.org?kqg356

Course Description:

Exploring the Legal and Moral Aspects of Patient Centered Care is a course that will address the importance of teaching and mentoring patient centered care as a legal and ethical imperative. The course will explore various models of clinical reasoning and problem solving with strategies for making these thought processes transparent to teach and mentor this critical skill for patient centered care while incorporating the importance of interprofessional practice as key to optimizing patient outcomes. Informed consent/refusal will be emphasized as a means for narrative reasoning to better engage the patient in the decision making process. We will also examine the impact of health literacy, risk and overall challenges to meeting the standards of informed consent/refusal and providing optimal care. Finally, we will discuss strategies for securing and documenting informed consent/refusal, especially in relation to protecting self and your practice. Small and large group discussion along with case-based discussion will allow participants to apply content learned.

Schedule:

4:00 - 4:45   Discussion of clinical reasoning and problem solving models around patient-

                     centered care

4:45 - 5:00   Identifying gaps in learning that impact patient-centered care

5:00 - 5:30  Strategies for teaching and mentoring – small group work

5:30 - 6:00   Strategies for teaching and mentoring - large group discussion

6:00 - 6:15   Break

6:15 - 6:35   Scenarios and strategy development

6:35 - 7:05   Informed Consent/Refusal as a moral imperative

7:05 - 7:35   Discussion of the impact of health literacy/illiteracy on patient-centered care

7:35 - 7:45   Discussion of other risk management concerns with informed

                     consent/refusal

7:45 - 8:00   General Discussion

 

Instructor Bio:

Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS, is a DCE and Clinical Professor at Marquette University. She obtained her BS degree in Physical Therapy from UW – Madison, her MS degree from Rosalind Franklin University and her transitional DPT from Simmons College. Laurie is a former member and chair of the PTEB for Wisconsin. She is active in the APTA/WPTA and teaches legal and ethical practice and clinical reasoning in Marquette’s curriculum. As part of her doctoral training she took additional courses in medical ethics and is an invited member of the Dreamcatchers; an interdisciplinary think tank for ethics in rehabilitation.

Questions?  Contact Kate Bennett at bennett.kathryn@marshfieldclinic.org.

 
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 March 24, 2020 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Miller Inn - 3931 W State St, Milwaukee

District meeting with ethics course presented by Lynn Steffes to follow. 

Details coming soon!

 
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 March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Health Science Center - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

$90 APTA members; $120 non-members (4 CEUs)

Presented by Paul Reuteman, DPT and Pat Grabowski, DPT

 
April 2020
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 April 21, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Health Science Center - 2nd Floor - 1300 Badger Street, La Crosse

5:30 pm - Pizza provied by UW-La Crosse PT Department

5:30 - 6 pm - View Posters (2nd Floor)

Platform Presentations will be in Room 2006 from 6-8 pm.

THIS EVENING IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AREA CLINICIANS AND STUDENTS!

CEUs will be available for those who attend the platform presentation from 6-8 pm.

Questions? Contact Linda Shepardson at linda.shepardson@prhomecare.com.

 
 
 April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to April 25, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Q Center, St. Charles, IL

Wisconsin and Illinois are teaming up to plan a two day conference with more tracks, bigger speakers, and an opportunity to network with their neighbors across the border.  

Visit www.ptrevitalize.org for more information on courses, exhibiting and the event schedule.

 
May 2020
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 May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location to be deteremined.

 
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 May 12, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know. Smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org. 

 
August 2020
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 August 1, 2020 @ 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Chapter Office - 3510 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704

 
October 2020
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 October 1, 2020 @ 8:00 AM to October 2, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference and Convention Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 
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 October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center - Wisconsin Dells, WI

 
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 October 13, 2020 @ 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Please inform members and non-members at staff meetings and in your departments, in case they do not receive email from the WPTA. Videoconferencing with sites as listed. If you need a link to access from your browser, let Dave Smith, MPT, know. Smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org.

Videoconference Sites available at Marshfield Clinic locations:

Minocqua, Park Falls, Merrill, Stettin, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids.

Contact Dave Smith, North Central District Secretary/treasurer for more information at smith.david@marshfieldclinic.org. 

 
April 2021
 
 April 15, 2021 @ 7:30 AM to April 16, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center - 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

More details to follower closer to the event!