PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS


 Full details (course fees, date, time, venue etc.) to be provided soon.

 


 
1) Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is developing into an integral part of routine musculoskeletal rehabilitation practice. This course is directed at all Clinicians including physicians and allied health professionals aiming to develop fundamental knowledge in ultrasound. The experienced faculty routinely use ultrasound in daily practice and the course size is kept small to allow hands-on practice and individual guidance. The course starts with basic ultrasound physics, knobology, probe manipulation, patient positioning and visualization of musculoskeletal structures. Demonstration of both static and dynamic examination of muscles, tendons and joints will be performed and common anatomy of various joints relevant in rehabilitation practice particularly the shoulder, wrist and hand, hip and knee will be emphasized.

 

 


2) Comprehensive Course of Fundamentals in Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer Rehabilitation is the fastest growing field of rehabilitation locally and in major international rehabilitation centers. We present a comprehensive course in Cancer Rehabilitation in conjunction with the National Cancer Centre, Singapore (NCCS), the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS), the renowned Edith Cowan University in Australia’s Cancer and Exercise Medicine Research Institute and the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS). We explain the basics of cancer, impact of cancer on survivors, patient assessment and exercise prescription, nutrition aspects in Cancer, and psychosocial support services. We further explore common impairments in cancer including fatigue and pain, describe the multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation team and systems-based cancer care including pre-habilitation in frail patients with cancer undergoing surgery and rehabilitation in the palliative hospice settings.

 

 


3) Sexuality Awareness Workshop

Sexuality education and counseling are areas that are often neglected in our local care delivery. Literature has shown that healthcare professionals will not actively discuss sexuality-related issues during consultations. Most healthcare professionals find asking patients about sexuality-related health problems embarrassing and uncomfortable. As a consequence, sexual problems experienced by individuals are mostly left unaddressed. Most patients reported that they are more open to talk to their healthcare professional about their sexual concerns if the healthcare professional initiates the discussion.

In this half day workshop, participants will:
1) Understand the common sexual health issues experienced by people with acquired physical disabilities;
2) Be aware of the perceived barriers by healthcare professionals to initiate discussion of sexual health issues;
3) Be familiar with the PLISSIT model of sex therapy to determine the different levels of intervention for individual clients;
4) Explore strategies to address patient’s sexual health issues.

 


 
4) Redefining Rehabilitation and Dementia

Date                 : 6 Sep 2017

Time                 : 9am - 5pm

Venue               : Academia, Level 2, L2-S2

Registration Fee : SGD 200 (Early Bird)
(incl. GST)             : SGD 220 (Regular)

Training provider: SGH Postgraduate Allied Health Institute (PGAHI)

Rehabilitation in dementia is often perceived to be an uphill task often accompanied with poor outcomes due to a myriad of complex factors. The interplay of these factors such as the progressively deteriorating nature of the dementia disease, the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), as well as the social and environmental care issues often result in the misconceptions towards the impact and effectiveness of rehabilitation in dementia. 

The primary goal of rehabilitation is to promote the well-being of clients through optimising or maintenance functional abilities. As such, rehabilitation for clients with dementia is through habilitative and compensatory approaches that support the individual to cope with the disease and continue to live a meaningful and engaging life.

This practical and interactive workshop is underpinned by the person-centred approach and aims to equip participants with critical thinking to re-define rehabilitation in dementia and evidence-based knowledge and skills to facilitate the rehabilitation process and develop effective interventions. 

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