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Palliative and Supportive Care: A Multidisciplinary Team With Physicians, PTs, OTs, and SLPs (SED)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

This course will provide PTs and PTAs information about multidisciplinary role in Palliative and Hospice care, with emphasis o​n PT role. Additionally, the role of OT and SLP with relevance to function will be highlighted. 1CCU 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Be able to explain the difference between Palliative Care and Hospice;
2. Be able to describe the Dietz Classification of Cancer Rehabilitation in the treatment Continuum;
3. Be able to understand the roles of the multidisciplinary team for palliative and supportive care

Jeanette Ferrer, DO has served as Medical Director and Chief of Service for Supportive and Palliative Care at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2016. Prior to that she served as Medical Director for Inpatient Hospice unit and Outpatient teams with Harbor Hospice from 2014-2016. She completed her degree as Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) at the Western University of Health Sciences - COMP in Pomona, CA in 2007. Then she completed a Family Medicine residency at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 2010 and currently has been serving as adjunct professor there since 2018. Dr. Ferrer also completed a fellowship and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2011. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and previous was board certified by American Board of Family Medicine.

Preeti Mehta, PT, DPT, GCS is the lead physical therapy clinician at Houston Methodist Hospital for Oncology, Hematology, and Cell/Gene Therapy Units and has been on staff as a physical therapist since 2014. She also serves as the Rehabilitation Education Specialist for Houston Methodist Hospital and is primary faculty in the Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency Program. She became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics in 2019. Prior to that, she completed her DPT degree at A.T. Still University in 2013 and received a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand in 2002.

Rajashree Mondkar, PT, MS, CCS is also a Rehabiliation Education Specialist and physical therapist with Houston Methodist Hospital, where she has been since 2016. She has previous experience as Registry Physical Therapist with Harris Health System as well as at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital here in Houston, TX. Rajeshree has also worked in several positions overseas including Qatar, England, and India. She completed her initial Physical Therapy training for both a Bachelor's and Master's at the University of Bombay in Mumbai, India with an emphasis on Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases. She became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy in 1994 and subsequently was re-certified in 2004 and 2014. She has served as faculty for both the Physical Therapy Critical Care Fellowship and the Physical Therapy Acute Care Residency at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2016. She was also faculty with the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at Houston Methodist Hospital from 2010-2015.

Mitch Maceda, PT, DPT, NCS has 20+ years of experience as a physical therapist in different neurologic settings. He has served as Senior Clinician and Rehabilitation Education Specialist with Houston Methodist Hospital since 2017. He also is on the faculty for the Houston Methodist Hospital Acute Care Physical Therapy Residency Program. He completed his Bachelor's in Physical Therapy at Cebu Doctor's University in the Philippines in 1998 and later received his post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 from The Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions / Neuro Recovery Training Institute. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Pamela Glazener, OTR,ATP has been an Occupational Therapist since 1992. She works for Houston Methodist Hospital and has been a specialist in treating patients with ALS since 1996, but also works in acute care as part of the multidisciplinary team. She was part of the ALS team at Houston Methodist Hospital that received the Interdisciplinary Team Award by the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) in 2018. She also received certification as Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) about 9 years ago.

Taylor Dishon M.S., CCC-SLP has been a Speech-Language Pathologist in Acute Care at Houston Methodist Hospital since 2018. She represents Speech Pathology amongst a multi-disciplinary Palliative Care team at the hospital which is also inclusive of PT, OT, and the Medical Director. She is responsible for supervising clinical fellows and graduate student externs and is the team lead in the implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative in collaboration with Clinical Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Service, and Rehabilitation Management. Taylor completed her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology with Texas Woman's University in 2017 after completing her Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas State University in 2015.

6:00pm - Business Meeting and Board Reports
6:30-7:30 - CCU presentation
7:30-8:00 - Q and A

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Free for TPTA Members/Students
$10 for Non-Members 

Additional Locations
Live Online Only

Cancellation Policy 

Additional Information and Registration
You must register for the meeting. Registration is used in the attendance verification process. Registration closes at noon (CST) on 5/17/2022. In order to receive credit, you must be logged in for the full course and complete the course evaluation. Credits will be issued no later than April 2, 2022. Please allow until then for processing. You will log in to the same account used for registering to retrieve your transcript. Please wait until after that date to contact TPTA if your CCUs have not posted on your transcript. Please check your email, including SPAM folder for your confirmation that includes the meeting login information and a link to the course evaluation. The subject of the email is "Palliative and Supportive Care: A Multidisciplinary Team With Physicians, PTs, OTs, and SLPs (SED)"

Registration Closed

Contact: Amy Gremillion, PT at [email protected]