John Whyte & colleagues confirmed for Special Symposium

Special Symposium with John Whyte, Tessa Hart & Marcel Dijkers

The Annual Conference Program Committee is excited to announce the confirmation of doctors, John Whyte, Tessa Hart and Marcel Dijkers to present an important Special Symposium at the 2017 ACRM Conference in Atlanta.

#294063 Defining Rehabilitation Treatments: Implications for Clinical Education, Supervision, and Treatment Planning

Focus Areas: Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development), Measurement, Cross-Cutting

Presenters:  John Whyte, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; Tessa Hart, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; Marcel Dijkers, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Current methods of defining rehabilitation treatments emphasize the discipline of the provider ("an hour of OT") or the problem being treated ("gait training"), but provide little information about the actual contents of the treatment that ultimately determine its efficacy and effectiveness.

This symposium will describe progress by the NIDILRR and PCORI-supported Rehabilitation Treatment Taxonomy project (RTT) in developing a standardized system for defining rehabilitation treatments of all disciplines with respect to their known or hypothesized active ingredients. The symposium will explore the utility of such a system in supporting clinical reasoning, clinical education, and supervision.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify 2 shortcomings of existing methods for defining rehabilitation treatments
  2. Describe the difference between treatment theory and enablement theory
  3. Identify 3 broad groups of rehabilitation treatments that are distinguished by their targets and essential ingredients
  4. List 2 uses of the RTT system of treatment definition in clinical education and practice

Attendees who wish to dive deeper into this topic are encouraged to also attend a second symposium led by John Whyte and others, described below.

 

#294119 Specifying Rehabilitation Treatments: Implementing a Common System for Clinical Education and Research Reporting

Focus Areas: Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development); Measurement, Rehabilitation

Presenters:  John Whyte, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute; Lyn Turkstra, McMaster University; Andrew Packel, MossRehab; Allen Heinemann, Northwestern University; Keith Cicerone, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute

The Rehabilitation Treatment Taxonomy project (RTT) has developed the conceptual framework to allow the specification of treatments by all disciplines in all areas of rehabilitation in terms of their known or hypothesized active ingredients, which has great potential value for clinical education and research. This symposium will examine the potential applications and benefits of the proposed system of rehabilitation treatment specification in two arenas: clinical reasoning, clinical training, and supervision; and research reporting and synthesis. It will also explore strategies to obtain support from the field for further development of the system and implementation into clinical education and research reporting.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 contributions that an ingredients-based system of treatment definition can make to research and practice
  2. Describe the practical obstacles that interfere with adoption of a common system of treatment specification in professional education and research reporting
  3. Identify specific strategies that may facilitate implementation in their local clinical facility or professional organization