“Online Rehabilitation Therapy” 3-Hour Seminar for Rehabilitation Specialists

This virtual seminar will discuss the use of telehealth for rehabilitative services in a changing COVID-19 world.  This educational program will address the various methods online rehabilitative (physical and occupational) services can be provided in a telehealth environment and the requirements to ensure they are done appropriately by rehabilitation professionals. The program will also discuss the challenges that ensue for both the practitioner and client from technology, access, privacy, communication, and the changing COVID-19 world we are experiencing.

6:00 pm — How Online Rehabilitation Therapy Works: Is it Effective?



Descriptive Summary

Rehabilitative therapy is considered conservative care and can help people recover from injury or manage a condition without the use of drugs or other invasive treatments. Rehabilitative services are typically done in person at a clinic, in the hospital, in the person’s home or over telehealth. Telehealth visits or consultations over audio or video calls have increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic which restricted people’s ability to receive treatment in person. Telehealth is done over the internet using multiple platforms to connect with the patient. Platforms should be HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) compliant and scheduling is similar to in person visits. Telehealth is an alternate avenue of receiving  rehabilitative therapy and has increased in use due to the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Rehabilitation Therapy and identify the subtypes (OT, PT, etc.);
  2. Describe how telehealth rehabilitation services can be implemented;
  3. State the differences between in-person versus telehealth rehabilitation services;
  4. List the benefits of rehabilitative telehealth services.


7:30 pm —  The Challenge of Change: Post-COVID-19 Physical Rehabilitation


Dakshesh Sanghavi, PT, DPT, MS

Descriptive Summary

“Change is the only constant” – is an oft used adage that COVID-19 proved was so accurate.  This presentation will provide an overview of the disruption to Rehabilitation practice that COVID-19 epidemic has caused. It will also discuss the ways in which rehabilitation therapy services were changed and how the practitioners have adapted and altered their approach to care. Rising stress, decreased caseloads, utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) and adopting telehealth are all changes that the pandemic urged us to adopt and adapt to. Telehealth usage zoomed dramatically in healthcare and many therapists were quick to effectively use it to provide much needed care to the patients. We will also discuss the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Core Outcome Measures developed to assess the impact of rehabilitation services on patients with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how COVID-19 has disrupted rehabilitation therapy practice;
  2. Define practice and workforce limitations that COVID-19 has imposed on rehabilitation professionals;
  3. Discuss how Telehealth has future implications for ongoing rehabilitation practice;
  4. Identify the Core Outcome Measures that APTA has developed to assess the impact of rehabilitation services on patients with COVID-19.

Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis: Infectious Diseases


9:00 am —  Participants Login

9:20 am — Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:30 am — Emerging Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases: Presenter: Bijay Jha, PhD

10:30 am — Robotics in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases: Presenter: Melvilí Cintrón, PhD, D(ABMM)

11:30 am — Break

12:00 pm — Advances in Early HIV Detection and Disease Monitoring: Presenter: Hana Fukuto, PhD, SMB(ASCP)CM

1:00 pm — Molecular Tools for Tuberculosis Testing: Presenter: Gloria Viboud, PhD, SM(ASCP)MB

2:00 pm — Participants receive program evaluation information



Clinical Laboratory Practitioners:

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) for four (4) CMLE credits. ASCP CMLE credits are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

All Other Healthcare Professionals:

Will receive a general certificate of attendance. Please check with your accreditation board with respect to receiving credit for this program.