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Rusk Rehabilitation Lumbar Spine Symposium: Translating Evidence into Clini...

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550 1st Avenue

Smilow Seminar Room

New York, NY 10016

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Back pain is a top reason people seek health care, especially from physical therapists and physicians. Nonetheless, research has revealed that therapists and physicians do not feel confident treating individuals with back pain. Good and useful information and management strategies exist, but are unknown and unused. Both patients and practitioners are left frustrated. As the back pain epidemic grows and the evidence reveals the high risk and small rewards from opioid drugs and surgery, patients and professionals need new viable treatment options. The art and science of medicine appear in conflict, forcing clinicians to choose between the sides of experience and evidence. Dr. Chad Cook, our keynote speaker, and an internationally acclaimed scholar, embodies and promotes the balance of art and science in his education and research. Our team values this balance and has combined our extensive clinical experience and scholarship to provide you with the most scientifically-sound and artfully-applied course material.

Physicians, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and athletic trainers

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:
• Describe the gap between clinical practice guidelines and current patterns and beliefs for the treatment of low back pain
• Compare and contrast the differences in pathoanatomical and the biopsychosocial models of low back care
• Identify the biopsychosocial factors and how they may influence the management and outcomes of low back pain
• Choose the best screening tests for systemic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with low back pain
• Describe the CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain
• Determine the optimal time during lower back pain management to refer patients for invasive care (injections)
• Identify subgroups of patients that would benefit from manual therapy or integrated exercise through clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence

William Oswald, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip MDT
Supervisor of Physical Therapy
NYU Langone Medical Center

Mia Palazzo, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT
Program Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Performance Center
NYU Langone Medical Center

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT
Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Duke University
Durham, NC

Angela Lis, PT, PhD, CIE
Faculty, Department of Physical Therapy
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

Michael D’Agati, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT
Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy
NYU Langone Medical Center

James Koo, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, Cert. MDT
Supervisor of Physical Therapy
NYU Langone Medical Center

Salvador Portugal, DO
Clinical Instructor of Rehabilitation
NYU School of Medicine

Angela Stolfi, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Director of Physical Therapy
Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center


Gerard Gordon, PT, MS, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT
Senior Physcial Therapist
NYU Langone Medical Center

Jonathan H. Whiteson, MD
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medicine
Vice Chair for Rusk Rehabilitation Clinical Operations
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation
NYU Langone Medical Center



Early Bird Fee: $225
(Ends 11:59PM EST on 4/7/2017)

Regular Fee: $275

NYU Langone/NYU Lutheran Faculty & Staff*: $100

Students/Fellows/Reisdents: $100

On-site Fee: $300

*Must provide a valid NYU Langone/NYU Lutheran ID.

At 12pm on May 16, 2017, only on-site registration will be available, provided the course has not reached capacity. Check payments are required for on-site registration. Participants who register on-site will receive a receipt via email in 1-2 weeks post course.

In order to request a refund you must e-mail Michelle.bergen@nyumc.org no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the course. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from your refund. Cancellation or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Registration is non-transferrable. Fax cancellations are not accepted.

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, two weeks’ notice will be given and tuition will be refunded in full. Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NYU Langone Medical Center is a New York State Education Department approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course is approved for a maximum of 7.25 physical therapy/physical therapist assistant contact hours. This activity is pending approval in NJ. The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval: CT, IA, ID, MO, ND and WA.

NYU Langone Medical Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc to offer continuing education for Certified AthleticTrainers. This program has been approved for a maxium of 7.25 hours Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. BOC Approved Provider Number: P2540

The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School adheres to ACCME accreditation requirements and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In order to resolve any identified Conflicts of Interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships as well as the discussion of unlabeled or unapproved use of any drug, device or procedure by the faculty will be fully noted at the meeting.

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