Nov 10, 2018 9:00 AM

Upcoming Cardio Tennis Training Course Cardio Tennis education will include both classroom, on court training and peer teaching. Course Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Special Comments: Please come dressed and ready to participate in the on-court instruction and demonstrations. This course teaches the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis and everything you need to know to make it a sucess at your facility. After participating in this workshop you will have a strong understanding of the following: What is Cardio Tennis, its purpose and benefits The eight components of Cardio Tennis Key ingredients of a healthy curriculum The importance of heart rate monitors and how to use them Proper warm-up activities, Cardio games and drills, cool down activities and cardio blasts Drill based vs play based exercises How to market and make money with Cardio Tennis Attendees of the Cardio Tennis workshop will gain the proper experience and techniques for: Recommended feeding approaches Running an ideal Cardio Tennis class Working with players of different skill and ability levels Working with players with injuries What it's like to wear a Heart Rate Monitor   Cancellation Policy Course registration fees are non-refundable; should Cardio Tennis cancel the course, for any reason, registrants will receive a complete refund of event registration fees. The Tennis Industry Association and Cardio Tennis will not be responsible for reimbursement of attendees pre-paid travel expenses (i.e. airfaire, loding arrangements, etc.) should the course be cancelled. All reasonable attempts to inform registrants of cancellation no less than 8 days prior to the event will be made. Requests to change registration from one course to another must be made to Cardio Tennis by e-mail at [email protected] at least 14-days before the course date. Requests made less than 14-days before the course date are subject to a $100.00 rescheduling fee. Course registrations may be transferred to another individual up to 7 days prior to the course. Transfer of course registration within 7 days of the course are subject to a $50 administration fee. All Registrants must successfully complete the course in order to receive a course completion certificate or Continuing Education Credits. Any registrant missing 30 minutes or more of the course will be ineligible to receive a Course certificate and Continuing Education Credits. No refunds or credits, whether partial or whole, will be provided to any such registrant. WAIVER: I am aware of the risks associated with exercise and fitness training. I am in good health and have no medical condition that would make it dangerous for me to complete the vigorous physical activities that will be part of the course. I have health and liability insurance sufficient to cover any personal injury or property damage I may sustain or cause while participating in or as a result of this course (the "Injuries"). I hereby release Cardio Tennis, the Tennis Industry Association, and the other course participants (together with its affiliates, employees, consultants, agents and assigns, the "Indemnified Parties") from all claims, liability, damages or injuries that may arise in connection with the course, and hereby indemnify them against all expenses, costs and losses, including reasonable attorneys fees and costs of suit, that may arise with respect thereto.

Sep 20, 2018 6:30 PM

A few dollars of preparation can save thousands in repairs! Get all the information you need to prep your boat (and yourself!) for hurricane season. Hosted by legendary local sailor, John Whitford (who rode out last two hurricanes on his live-aboard sailboat!), USCG Auxiliary, SC DNR and TwoBoatUS Savannah Sign up required, see an associate for details. Questions about the event? Give us a call at:  843-686-5111

Oct 02, 2018 6:00 PM

East Cooper Networking hosted by Michael Kroll powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Tavern & Table on Tuesday, October 2nd, 6 PM - 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Host Michael Kroll is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis, and Tavern & Table are providing the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate their generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Please note: overflow parking is available in Shem Creek Parking Garage at the intersection of Church Street and Mill Street.Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Michael Krollhttp://michaelkroll.fathomrealty.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Georgetown, SC, Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Socastee, SC, Sumter, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Conway, SC, Osceola Oaks, SC, Brook Green Meadow, SC, Shemwood, SC, Moultrie Heights, SC, Avian Park, SC, Osceola Heights, SC, Myrtle Acres, SC, Heritage, SC, Harborgate, SC, Creekside Park, SC, Hickory Shadows, SC, Waterway Arms, SC, Cooper Estates, SC, Moss Park, SC, The Groves, SC, The Village, SC, Bayview Acres, SC

Sep 19, 2018 6:00 PM

Holy City Networking hosted by James Peden and powered by Rockstar Connect invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Palmetto Brewing on Wednesday, September 19th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Palmetto Brewing is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  James Pedenhttps://www.ownlowcountry.com/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Sep 25, 2018 6:00 PM

Katie Blomquist, the host of Downtown Charleston Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Bay Street Biergarten on Tuesday, September 25th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection.Bay Street Biergarten is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Katie Blomquist https://www.goingplacesnonprofit.org/ Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Mount Pleasant, SC, North Charleston, SC, Hanahan, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Ladson, SC, Summerville, SC, Beaufort, SC, Georgetown, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Wilmington Island, GA, Sumter, SC, Rincon, GA, Socastee, SC, Savannah, GA, Anson Borough Homes, SC, Wragg Borough Homes, SC, Gadsden Green Homes, SC, Harbor View, SC, Lakeview of Lawton Bluff, SC, Wappo Heights, SC, The Crescent, SC, Country Club Estates, SC, Lawton Bluff, SC, Battery Point, SC, Stiles Point, SC, Bayview Acres, SC, Fort Johnson Estates, SC, Harbor Woods, SC, South Windermire, SC, Marsh Point, SC, Clarks Point, SC

Oct 18, 2018 9:00 AM

Family Registration The 2018 SONA National Tennis Invitational presented by the Professional Tennis Registry, will be held October 18-20, 2018 on Hilton Head Island, SC.  Hosting the tournament is Special Olympics South Carolina, The Professional Tennis Registry and Van der Meer Tennis Center.  Swimming: According to Special Olympics General Rules, recreational swimming is not allowed at any event.  This includes pools and the ocean.  

Feb 01, 2019 9:00 AM

This year we are partnering with the Warren Family Life Center to present Treasured ... a weekend for women that will refresh your mind, body, and soul. Based on the guiding verse from Psalm 139:14 which says, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, this year's women's retreat is designed to encourage women to see themselves the way that God does-- wildly beautiful, fiercely courageous, immeasurably loved. Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome to join us for this unforgettable girl's weekend getaway on beautiful Hilton Head Island. High school girls are welcome if accompanied by an adult. What you can expect: 2 nights accommodations at the luxurious Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC 4 meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner & Sunday breakfast) Friday Dessert Welcome Reception Swag Bag (Custom bag & short-sleeve t-shirt, travel mug, print, earrings, chocolate and more!) 4, large-group sessions by on our theme and guiding verse Multiple Breakout sessions (Topics: Fear & Anxiety, Prayer, Stress, Self-Care, Family/Children, and more) Praise & Worship Service Project Morning Christian Yoga on the beach Prayer & Quiet Reflection Room Lots of small group/conversation time Games, movies, popcorn, and more 10% discount at the resort's Arum Spa Complimentary Internet access Complimentary self-parking 24-hour fitness center access Heated outdoor pools & Hot Tub Complimentary daily paper by request at check-in In-room Keurig coffee maker & refrigerator Cost: Double Occupancy (2 per room) = $315 per person Triple Occupancy (3 per room) = $260 per person Quad Occupancy (4 per room) = $230 per person Please note that you are responsible for finding your own roommate(s) for the retreat. We will not place you in a room with anyone.  Reserve your spot today with only a $50 deposit when you choose our partial payment option or choose our pay in full option and receive a free custom long-sleeve retreat t-shirt.  *Balance due on Dec. 1 with the partial Payment option. (Payment--check or cash--accepted at Family Life Center or Women's Ministry office.) To avoid processing fees, you may register in the Women's Ministry office, but payment by cash or check is required. Please call our office to arrange a time to complete in-person registration: 706.922.7026. Itinerary: Friday 4:00 – Check-in begins (Dinner on your own) 7:00 – Welcome Reception (Desserts and more!) 7:30 – Large-group session 1 9:00 – Fun & Free time (Games, movie, late night chats) Saturday 7:00-9:00 – Breakfast & Quiet time at your leisure 9:00- Large-group session 2 11:00 – Breakout session 12:15 – Lunch  1:30 – Breakout session 2:45 – Break 3:00 – Breakout session – Free time (Movie & popcorn, prayer room, naptime, reading, relaxing) 4:00 – Free time (Movie & popcorn, prayer room, naptime, reading, relaxing) 6:00 – Dinner 7:30 – Large-group Session 3 9:00 – Service Project 10:00 – Free time Sunday 7:00-10:00 – Breakfast & Quiet time at your leisure 10:00 – Large-group session 4  Noon – Depart for home … shop on the way at the outlets!!!

Oct 19, 2018 9:00 AM

SCPHCA 35th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND BOARD GOVERNANCE RETREAT "Delivering Value Through Innovation”Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa | Hilton Head Island, SCOctober 19-21, 2018 Join SCPHCA and your peers at SCPHCA's Annual Conference and Board Governance Retreat. Experts in diverse fields such as finance, information technology, human resources, governance, and leadership will share their knowledge and best practices. Attendees will network with fellow health center colleagues and leading vendors while gaining valuable professional development skills to aid in providing necessary tools to sustain effective health centers.      CONFERENCE AGENDA(Check Back for Updates. Topics and Speakers Subject to Change.)    Friday, October 19, 20189:00 am – 11:00 am Pre-conference SessionCompliance: One, One and DonePresenter: Angela R. Powell, MPH, CPH, HRSA  9:00 am - 4:30 pmRegistration Open 11:30 am - 12:15 pmAnnual Membership Meeting12:30 pm - 2:00 pmBoard of Directors Luncheon Meeting1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set-up3:00 pm – 4:45 pmOpening PlenaryDriving Value Through Innovation: Leadership and WorkforcePresenter: Anton Gunn, MSW, CDM, CSP, 937 Strategy Group, LLC **SCPHCA will give away up to 50 autographed copies of Mr. Gunn's newly released book: "The Presidential Principles".** Also available for purchase on Friday only.  6:00pm - 7:30pm President’s Welcome Reception**Join SCPHCA and industry peers for an evening of networking, entertainment, refreshments, and prizes.**  Saturday, October 20, 20187:00 am – 8:00 amBreakfast 8:00 am - 4:30 pmExhibits Open8:30 am - 10:00 amConcurrent Education Sessions IPart I: Corporate Compliance for Health Center Governance Presenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP Driving Accountability through Organizational BehaviorPresenter: Michael Coppola, FACHE, Studer Group  Part I: Roadmap for Using Data for Population Health Management: Social DeterminantsPresenter: Chris Espersen, HITEQ Workforce Retention StrategiesPresenter: Alfred Squire, Upstate AHECFinancial Compliance: Accounting Standards for Non Profits Centered Around Financial ReportingPresenter: TBD 10:00 am - 10:15 am Break10:15 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Education Sessions II Part II: Corporate Compliance for Health Center Governance Presenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLPPart I: Building and Retaining a Strong Leadership TeamPresenter: Michael Coppola, Studer Group Part II: Roadmap for Using Data for Population Health Management: Social DeterminantsPresenter: Chris Espersen, HITEQ Credentialing and Billing Requirements to Meet HRSA StandardsPresenters: Maurishka Williams, SCPHCA; William Feagin, SCPHCA 11:45 pm – 1:10 pmLuncheon PlenaryAkintunde (comedian) 1:10 pm – 1:15 pm Break  1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Education Sessions IIIWhat Board Members Need to Know About Operational Site VisitsGary Campbell, Impact 2 Lead, LLC Part II: Is Engagement Hardwired into Your Organization’s DNA?Presenter: Michael Coppola, Studer Group  EHR Migration from a Technical and Operational PerspectivePresenter: Robby Hill, Hillsouth No Cost Marketing StrategiesPresenter: Alfred Squire, Upstate AHEC Sliding Fee RequirementsPresenter: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP  2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break with Exhibitors 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Concurrent Education Sessions IVGovernance vs. Leadership: Understanding the Difference for Effective Communication (Interactive Session)Presenters: Jacqueline Leifer, Esq., Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP; Alfred Squire, Upstate AHEC IT Network MeetingPresenter: Chandra Beasley, SCPHCA HR Network MeetingPresenter: Shaletta Miller, SCPHCACFO Network MeetingPresenter: Maurishka Williams, SCPHCA   4:30 pm - 5:00 pmVisit with Exhibitors   Sunday, October 20, 2018 7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast 7:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration Open   8:00 am - 9:00 amVisit with Exhibitors   9:00 am - 11:00 amExhibitors Breakdown 9:00 am - 10:00 amClosing Plenary The Impact of Unleashing PotentialGary Campbell, Impact 2 Lead, LLC10:00 am - 11:00 amAwards Ceremony   ***As meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. *** HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Hilton Head Marriott Resort and SpaOne Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928Hotel Check-in: 4:00 PMHotel Check-out: 11:00 AMSelf-parking: ComplimentaryValet: $18 dailyHotel Spa: 20% discount on Spa treatments for conference attendees Telephone Reservation: (888) 511-5086Special Group Rate: $149+ per nightReservation Link: Book your group rate for SCPHCA 35th Annual Conference  Refer to group code: SCPHCA 35th CONF Last day to make a reservation: 10/4/2018   REGISTRATION Early Bird Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 21, 2018Conference Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 27, 2018 SCPHCA Registration Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing and received by the SCPHCA on or before Thursday, September 27, 2018, for a full refund less a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations received after Thursday, September 27, 2018, are non-refundable; however, substitutions are encouraged.  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESTo participate as a sponsor or exhibitor or to submit an advertisement, contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. Deadline for sponsorship/exhibition/advertisement is September 1, 2018. CORPORATE PARTNEROffers the most comprehensive packages to get your organization’s representatives and services in front of health center decision makers.  Gold Sponsor: $15,000 Silver Sponsor: $10,000Bronze Sponsor: $5,000   EVENT SPONSOROffers your organization unique and fun opportunities to get your representatives and services in front of health center decision makers.  Mobile Application: $5,000 (1 available)New tool! Mobile application where attendees will be able to access the agenda, exhibitors, speaker bios, and more!   Name Badge Lanyards: $5,000 (1 available)NEW! Showcase your brand to ALL attendees during the entire conference. Your logo displayed on lanyards given to all attendees to hold name badges.   Conference Luncheon: $3,000 (2 available)   President’s Networking Reception: $3,500 (3 available)An evening of professional networking and fun for all attendees while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages.   Awards Brunch: $3,000 (2 available)The brunch honors nominated health center staff for their exemplary efforts in improving access to care in SC.   Conference Breakfast: $2,500 (2 available)     EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIESFor-Profit Exhibitor: $1,000 (limited availability)  Non-Profit Exhibitor: $750 (limited availability)     ADVERTISEMENT OPPORTUNITIES Full Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $300 Color: $700   Half Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $150 Color: $350   Quarter Page Advertisement8.5”x11”, No BleedBlack and White: $75 Color: $175 To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor or to submit an advertisement, contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. Deadline for sponsorship/exhibition/advertisement is September 1, 2018. QUESTIONS For registration, sponsorship, exhibitor, and general questions contact Natoshia Goines, CGMP at [email protected] or (803) 788-2778. 

Nov 03, 2018 11:00 AM

AFTER CLICKING ON REGISTER, CHOOSE THE NUMBER OF TICKETS YOU WILL NEED IN ORDER TO REGISTER YOUR PARTY, THEN CLICK CHECKOUT . You will then be directed to registration. Registration Deadline: Friday October26th FREE SHAG DANCE EVENT for juniors up to age 21, their families, and friends Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will be responsible for them. You don't need to know how to dance to attend and you don't need a partner Workshops for Beginner and Intermediate Dancers  Social Dancing, Games, Jack & Jill Mixed Doubles Contest Cash Prizes Free Food Exhibition by the Jacksonville Junior Shaggers DJ  Jimmy "Happy Feet" Lucree Trampoline, Zipline, Jungle gym, and Boating available when you aren't dancing This is an outdoors event No alcohol or tobacco. Sponsored by the Golden Isles Shag Club, Jacksonville Junior Shaggers, First Coast Shag Club, LowCountry Shaggers, and Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club FAQs What time does registration open? Registration opens at 10:30 am. Are there any restrictions? No alcohol or tobacco. What is the Dress Code? Nice Casual (conservative) What are my parking options? Plenty of free parking at the event.   What should I bring into the event? Please bring your dance shoes if you have them,  mosquito and sand gnat repellant, and sunscreen. You may be more comfortable in your own folding chair. Where can I stay? The one nice hotel in the area is the Comfort Suites at Ashton Dr. Brunswick, GA 31523 (912-267-4440). It is located right at the 95 exit you will be taking to get to the event. What if it is supposed to rain?  Contact Kathi Aultman at 904-616-5232 or [email protected] or             Vickie Hyde at 904-568-1117 or [email protected] or What if I have special dietary needs? Contact Kathi Aultman at 904-616-5232 or [email protected]  How can I contact the organizer with any questions?  Kathi Aultman at 904-616-5232 or [email protected] orVickie Hyde at 904-568-1117 or [email protected] 

Nov 23, 2018 8:30 AM

Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration - Chronic Pain St. Elias Centre, November 23, 2018 Join us for the 3rd annual conference - this year's theme will focus on Chronic Pain.  You will hear from passionate leaders and participate in reflective discussions.  Our goal is excellence in trauma rehabilitation, from hospital to home. Who should attend: Hospital staff, hospital discharge teams, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation professionals and allied health professionals Psychologists, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, vocational specialists, rehabilitation assistants/PTA/OTA, speech language pathologists and other community providers Family Physicians, Emergency Department Physicians, Neurologists, Surgical and Rehabilitation Physicians and Psychiatrists Lawyers, Accident Benefits Insurance Adjusters 2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE 08:30 - 09:00    Registration and Visit Exhibits 09:00 - 09:15    Welcome Matilda Amos, BSc., MSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Regional Clinical Director, FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Founder & Chiropractor, DC, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres  09:15 - 10:00    Keynote Address - Addressing Familiar Faces in the Emergency Department with Chronic Pain Dr. Catherine Smyth, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital A small proportion of patients with chronic pain habitually and frequently visit the emergency department (ED), sometimes leading to lengthy hospital stays. Unfortunately, visiting the ED for chronic pain (CP) does not lead to long-term solutions for patients and can increase the risk of complications such as substance dependence and drug overdose.   This presentation will analyze the problem of CP in the ED and discuss possible solutions with specific attention to the Familiar Faces with Chronic Pain (FFCP) program at The Ottawa Hospital.   At the end of this session, participants will: Recognize that high frequency use of the ED is an example of low health care value which should be reformed.   Be able to design an intervention for decreasing use of the ED while improving patient outcomes. 10:00 - 10:30    Pain, Peril, and Plasticity, the Footprint of Trauma on the Brain Dr. Kim Hellemans, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University By the end of the session, participants will: Understand the basic function of the brain's response to environmental events; Identify the main neural regions impacted by stress and trauma; Understand the role of trauma in the manifestation of chronic pain; Identify the links between the neurobiology of pain, trauma, and mental health. 10:30 - 11:00    Wellness Break and Visit Exhibits 11:00 - 11:30    When One Commits to Being in a Relationship with Chronic Pain: The Benefits of Mindfulness Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, BEd, MScOT, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Mindfulness Coach & Occupational Therapist By the end of the session, participants will: Gain a new understanding of how mindfulness helps us to be in a relationship with chronic pain and how this can lead to a decrease in pain intensity Gain an experiential understanding of mindfulness through a short guided practice Learn both client, clinical and scientific evidence behind mindfulness for chronic pain Know how to introduce and implement mindfulness within sessions with clients that experience chronic pain.  11:30 - 12:30  Expert Panel Discussion:  New License Appeal Tribunal Board: How is it Treating Chronic Pain? This presentation will explore trends in LAT decisions on chronic pain – in treatment and benefits. What evidence is the tribunal looking for? Has there been a change on the treatment of chronic pain in LAT or FSCO given that there are written hearings? Has there been an adjustment in how insurers are handling treatment of chronic pain in the new system? Phyllis Bergmans, Executive Director, Kompass Claims Management Group Najma M. Rashid, Howard Yegendorf & Associates LLP / Brazeau Seller LLP Moderator: Frank McNally, Partner, McNally Gervan LLP 12:30 - 13:30   Networking Lunch and Visit Exhibits 13:30 - 14:00     The Interwoven Complexity of Chronic Pain: Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Factors - Both Mediators and Moderators Amy Moustgaard, Ph.D., C. Psych., Mind Health Ottawa By the end of the session, participants will: Have an understanding of how chronic pain causes disabling psychological conditions. Develop an appreciation for the need for inclusivity of a variety of treatment approaches, which will vary from person to person. Have an appreciation for the common comorbidities of chronic pain and understand important DSM-5 differential diagnoses. Understand implications for the long term rehabilitation/maintenance costs for some chronic pain sufferers.  When does someone “qualify” for Catastrophic determination and how can we advocate for required care? 14:00 - 15:15     Inspired Learning Speed-dating Style  Participants will have an opportunity to select and rotate through three (3) 20-minute breakout sessions, providing them with an opportunity to learn new perspectives in a very short amount of time.   1. Yoga Experience - Presented by Dana Wemyss, RYT, FunctionAbility Dana will provide a brief education and experience of the role of yoga therapy for clients with chronic pain.   2. Remarkable Recovery - Presented by Luc Moore, Co-founder of Health Locator  Luc was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident. Faced with the challenge of never being able to walk or run again without pain, he chose to rehabilitate full-time.  He will share invaluable insights into his 8-year recovery. 3. Multifaceted Care - Presented by Trina Ferrer, Physiotherapy Manager, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres Trina will provide the role of a multifaceted approach of care for patients with chronic pain.  4. Getting The Call: Preparing as a Treating Medical Witness - Presented by Colleen Burn, Partner, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Colleen will focus on the importance of proper preparation for a jury trial, particularly one involving chronic pain -  including best practices for preparation (i.e. scope of testimony, what to expect on examination and cross-examination).    15:15 - 15:30     Break and Visit Exhibits 15:30 - 16:00     Why Does It Hurt So Much?  A Different Way to Look at Chronic Pain LCol Markus Besemann, CD B.Sc. MD, FRCP, Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Forces Health Services  It has been said that Pain in life is inevitable, and that Suffering is optional.  As clinicians managing patients with complex pain issues, we are all too familiar with concepts like “total pain” and “catastrophization”.  Ultimately patients cannot always distinguish the multiple potential sources of their suffering and it behooves us as clinicians to attempt to distill the various component parts, so that it becomes clearer to all who might be responsible for which aspects of the “healing journey”.  Failure to broach this discussion often results in medicalization of issues, which cannot be dealt with via any traditional or alternative means.  By the end of the session, participants will: Identify key elements that can contribute to patients perceived suffering Feel more comfortable discussing these subjects with their patients 16:00     Closing Remarks EXHIBITORS We are very grateful for the support of our exhibitors and we look forward to seeing them at the conference: Apollo Physical Therapy Centres - www.apolloptc.ca Qualicare Family Home Care - www.qualicareottawa.com FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services - www.function-ability.com McNally Gervan Lawyers - www.ottawa-attorneys.ca Opticalm Visual Stress Solutions - www.opticalm.ca Retire-At-Home Services - www.retireathomeottawa.com Visavie - Visavie.com EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES AND  CONFERENCE AND REGISTRATION INQUIRIES Please contact: Liette Philippe, Conference Manager Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: [email protected] SPEAKER PROFILE Matilda Amos, BSc., MSc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Regional Clinical Director, Function Ability Matilda has been working in community-based rehabilitation for over 15 years.  Following her graduation from her clinical masters degree, she undertook extensive continuing education in the areas of child cognitive rehabilitation, and adult neuro and psychosocial rehabilitation.  She has a rich research background including the development of a performance based training program for rehabilitation assistants at the Chedoke Acquired Brain Injury Program in Hamilton.  She has also lectured at Humber College, and facilitated SocialAbility Group (social group for clients with traumatic brain injury - TBI) as well as neurology problem based learning labs at McMaster University.  Her past clinical experience has been in as a treating occupational therapist providing in home treatment to increase functional independence for adults and children with varying neurological disorders, orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, psychological disorders, and other injuries suffered through trauma.  She has also been involved in medical legal assessment, future cost of care/life care planning, and acted as case manager. Both as an OT and case manager she has provided leadership to multi-disciplinary teams of professionals and worked collaboratively with individuals and families. She has been involved in service coordination from an early stage in inpatient hospital, to rehab and finally community-based settings - acting as a creative team leader, a supportive liaison between clients and their rehabilitation, medical and community providers.  Since 2010, Matilda has been Regional Clinical Director of FunctionAbility in Ottawa. She is passionate about collaborative health care, community rehabilitation and mentoring innovative therapists to reach their full potential.  LCol Markus Besemann, CD B.Sc. MD, FRCP, Head of Rehabilitation Medicine, Canadian Forces Health Services Since 2008 Markus has lead the implementation of the CAF Physical Rehabilitation Program and is the advisor to the Surgeon General in physical rehabilitation.  His primary areas of interest are sports medicine, wilderness medicine, pain management and mind-body medicine.  He has been the expedition doctor for the True Patriot Love expeditions to Island Peak Nepal (2012), the Magnetic North Pole (2014), Vinson Massif Antarctica (2016), and MEDCAN Kilimanjaro (2017), and Himalayas (2018).  In 2014 he was awarded the AMSUS (Association of Military Surgeons of the United States) rehabilitation award, the first Canadian to ever receive such.  He currently volunteers his time and expertise for Project Trauma Support which receives funding from the True Patriot Love Foundation. Colleen Burn, Partner, Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Colleen has appeared before all levels of Court, including the Federal Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. Colleen obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1990 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. She joined Doucet McBride LLP in 1995 and became a partner of the firm from 1996 to 2013. Since 2014, Colleen works with partners, Laurie Tucker and Éliane Lachaîne, in a new firm dedicated exclusively to personal injury. A member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Colleen is a regular participant and presenter at continuing legal education programs.  She also sits on the board of Vista Centre, a non-profit organization that helps people with acquired brain injuries. Outside the office, Colleen enjoys gardening, traveling and canoe camping. Dr. Vikas Dhawan, Founder & Chiropractor, DC, Apollo Physical Therapy Centres  I graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2002, and have since attained an even greater respect for the phenomenal healing powers of the human body. Through my 13 years in practice, I have had great success in treating patients suffering from injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, chronic or repetitive strain, sports, and postural imbalances, as well as headaches, and numbness & tingling in the extremities, using soft-tissue techniques in combination with the highly effective Pro-Adjustor technology.
 I’m a health coach to my patients and a mentor to my team, with the goal of enabling them to live more fulfilling lives by breaking down their barriers to change and living life with positivity and purpose.
 Through my own personal experiences, as well as those of my patients, I have come to firmly believe in a holistic healing approach and a wellness-based practice. True health involves optimal functioning on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. My motto is: try new things, test your limits, and push yourself to always give your best to people. Be the best you can be. Be healthy and keep it that way! Dr. Kim Hellemans, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University Dr. Kim Hellemans is a teaching professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Carleton University. She received her Master’s and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, where her research focused on understanding the biological basis of drug addiction. She went on to complete post-doctoral positions at Cambridge University and University of British Columbia prior to taking a position at Carleton University in 2008.  She has received several prestigious teaching awards that recognize her passion and dedication to university teaching, including the Provost’s Fellowship in Teaching Award and the Capital Educator’s Award. Outside of her academic life, she is a dedicated runner and bakes a mean brownie. She has two young daughters: Robyn (7) and Zoey (4).  Frank McNally, Partner, McNally Gervan LLP Frank has been practicing personal injury law for over twelve years and has devoted his practice to representing individuals who have been victims of serious personal injury accidents. As a founding partner of McNally Gervan, Frank is a passionate lawyer committed to protecting accident victims’ rights and providing assertive legal services to his clients and their families. Frank has successfully represented clients in personal injury jury trials. He has also represented injured victims at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Financial Service Commission of Ontario and the Social Service Tribunal. Frank has developed a comprehensive knowledge of insurance law and is committed to ensuring that his clients maximize their compensation and obtain the necessary rehabilitation they need to rebuild their lives. He is also actively involved in the local community. He is Vice-President, Lawyer Referral Committee Chair and member of the Board of Directors for Reach Canada which offers pro bono legal services and legal education to people with disabilities. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Brain Injury Canada. Amy Moustgaard, Ph.D., C. Psych., Mind Health Ottawa Dr. Amy Moustgaard is a registered psychologist with areas of practice including Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation psychology and Clinical psychology in the adult population. She provides a nurturing and empathic client-centered approach toward helping individuals cope with the challenges with which they are faced. Her internship training at St. Joseph's Hospital's Acquired Brain Injury Unit and Neurology Rehabilitation Program (Thunder Bay ON) and later residency training in the Neuropsychology Services for the Neurosurgical and Muscoloskeletal Programs at the Trillium Hospital (Missisauga ON) have given her a breadth and depth of experience in the areas of brain injury, neurological disorders, early dementia, neurorehabilitation, and across the spectrum of anxiety and mood-related disorders. Dr. Moustgaard has been in autonomous private practice since 2004 working with individuals involved in incidents that have resulted in brain injury and/or physical and psychological trauma. Within this context, expert witness testimony, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients is provided. Dr. Moustgaard has been Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Ottawa and has been involved in research (with granted funding) and publication the areas of stroke, acquired brain injury, and anxiety. Dr. Moustgaard served for several years on the Executive Committee for the Neuropsychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association. She holds membership with the Ottawa Academy of Psychologists, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Moustgaard is a registered provider with Canadian Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, RCMP, WSIB, and is licensed with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Dr. Catherine Smyth, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesiology, The Ottawa Hospital Dr. Catherine Smyth is a staff Anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.  She is a Founder of Pain Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and established the Pain Medicine residency training program at the University of Ottawa.  She is a Medical Investigator with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Medical Co-Lead for the ECHO Chronic Pain & Stewardship Program (a joint initiative between Thunder Bay and Ottawa).  She is the current medical lead of the Interdisciplinary Familiar Faces with Chronic Pain Program (FFCP) at The Ottawa Hospital. Jaisa Sulit, BPHE, BEd, MScOT, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Mindfulness Coach & Occupational Therapist, Author of the Amazon Best Seller "Purpose in Paralysis: From Chronic Pain to Universal Gain" Since 2004 Jaisa Sulit practised as a neuro-rehab occupational therapist in Ontario until 2010 when a motorcycle accident left her with a spinal cord injury (SCI). As a therapist turned patient Jaisa participated in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program that not only enriched her recovery but also helped her to cope with chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Jaisa has since become a qualified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and teaches mindfulness to patients, students and clinicians across Canada. In 2015 Jaisa moved to Vancouver to explore the effects of bringing her SCI rehabilitation into the natural environment. Having found benefit from doing medical qigong outdoors in direct connection land and water Jaisa went on to become a certified practitioner in Medical Qigong and Chinese Shamanic Medicine.  Since sustaining an SCI Jaisa has become a published poet, an international keynote speaker and an author whose journey of healing the body, soul and spirit is published in her book “Purpose in Paralysis: From Chronic Pain to Universal Gain.” Jaisa is now living back in Toronto where she continues her work as a holistic occupational therapist.  Dana Wemyss, RYT, FunctionAbility Dana is registered yoga teacher (RYT) with FunctionAbility Rehabilitation Services. She holds her BA in psychology, and is a registered yoga teacher with additional training in yoga post-TBI and specialized somatic trauma training. She completed her original training through the well known Rama Lotus Yoga Center in Ottawa. She has extensive additional training in meditation and breath work and has provided relaxation and yoga instruction for over 7 years. Dana has provided yoga services 1:1 with clients with FunctionAbility who have experienced traumatic brain injury, who have symptoms of depression, PTSD, anxiety, sleep disturbance, neurological issues, among other populations. Her additional course work and work experience has provided her with expertise in addictions, personal training and she holds certification in holistic nutrition.  FAQs What are my parking options? St. Elias Centre has free onsite parking Is lunch included? Meals are included as specified in the program schedule.  Is my registration transferrable? Yes, but the deadline is Monday, November 19, 2018 Other questions? Please contact the Conference Manager: Liette Philippe - Tel: 613-825-3587; Email: [email protected] This event is brought to you in partnership with: