Symbiosis hosts various events and opportunities for healthcare providers to learn from and network with each other. One of our main events is our Learn & Connect series, a monthly event where specialists from different healthcare fields lead discussions on their specialty and how it relates to integrative healthcare.
This series is meant to be a platform for local healthcare professionals to learn and network with each other. Events are typically free of charge and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you at one of our events!
Learn & Connect Series: Featuring Kristen Masci – March 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM
This months Learn & Connect series will be featuring Kristen Masci, a Pediatric Occupational Therapist in Washington, DC. In 2002, Kristin developed Skills on the Hill to serve the growing need for pediatric based occupational therapy services in the Washington, DC metro area. In 2003, Kristen Masci and the Skills on the Hill team began providing school-based OT services at several DC Charter Schools.
Kristen will be leading a discussion on what Occupational Therapy (OT) entails across different settings and stages of life. She will discuss what makes Occupational Therapy different from Physical Therapy, Psychology and other fields. Kristen will explain education and clinical training required to become an Occupational Therapist. She will also discuss the type of patients that should be referred to OT and some of the skills necessary for children to thrive in life specifically focusing on motor skills, perceptual skills, sensory processing, self-regulation skills, executive functioning skills, and postural control. The focus will be on children between the ages of 3 through 10.
Learn & Connect Series: Featuring Melissa Quick – February 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM
This month for our Learn & Connect series we will be featuring Melissa Quick, a Healthcare Consultant in Washington, DC. Melissa is a Senior Director at Sirona Strategies with experience in health care regulatory policy and implementation at both the federal and state levels.
Melissa will be discussing the changing landscape of healthcare under the Trump Administration including changes regarding interoperability in data, portable patient health records, new practice-based payment models, and telemedicine. She will talk about how these changes will effect providers and patients. There will also be a Q&A period after the presentation.
Learn & Connect Series: Featuring Dr. Claudia Salazar – December 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM
We are proud to host local doctors and research scientists at our monthly Learn & Connect Seminar Series. This series is meant to be a platform for local doctors and therapists and learn and network with each other. It is hosted at our office on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. This month we will be featuring Dr. Claudia Salazar, a Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice in Washington, DC. Dr. Salazar obtained her Psychology degree from the Professional Psychology Program at the George Washington University, and is a graduate of the Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy program at the ISTDP institute.
Dr. Salazar will be discussing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in professionals whose work is devoted to the care of others. In this talk, Dr. Salazar will review some of the most recent research findings on the topic of burnout, as well as existing literature that will help the audience learn how to identify signs of burnout and compassion fatigue. Dr. Salazar will offer strategies to prevent and recover from burnout, and will engage the audience in an experiential exercise and small group discussion to consolidate information and help participants design a self-care plan.
Learn & Connect Series: Featuring Dr. Mehul Desai – November 8, 2017 at 6PM
We are proud to host local doctors and research scientists at our monthly Learn & Connect Seminar Series. This series is meant to be a platform for local doctors and therapists and learn and network with each other. It is hosted at our office on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm. This month we will be featuring Dr. Mehul Desai. Dr. Desai is board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and completed his residency in it at the Georgetown University Hospital and fellowship in Pain Medicine from Thomas Jefferson University PA respectively. His clinical interests include neuromodulation–specifically spinal cord stimulation and targeted drug delivery, discogenic pain, and intradiscal therapies including biologics, complex spinal conditions, pelvic pain, outcomes-based research, and healthcare economics.
Dr. Desai will be speaking about “Emerging Treatments in Interventional Orthopaedics” Some of the main points will include interdisciplinary approaches to collaborate on improving and streamlining outcomes, sharing resources and protocols, approaches to treating soft tissue injury (tendons, ligaments, meniscus) and degeneration (osteoarthritis), differences in treatment options: cortisone, prolotherapy, PRP, PRP+, bone marrow derived stem cells, adipose derived stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells and rehabilitation protocols for injury and its treatment. Interventional orthopedics offers a solution for patients to move beyond the binary pharmaceutical or surgical solution. It also sets the stage for more collaborative care.
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