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3rd Annual Maralynne D. Mitcham Lectureship and Alumni Luncheon
  • 3rd Annual Maralynne D. Mitcham Lectureship and Alumni Luncheon
  • Friday July 17, 2015
  • MUSC Campus
  • “The Meaning of Quality: A Conversation About Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Value” presented by Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA (1.5 CEUs)

    The expression "demonstrating occupational therapy's distinct value" is now being widely used in discussions across the profession.  What is "distinct value", and how does it relate to quality?  In this presentation, I will explore these concepts and discuss an approach to understanding quality from the perspective of clients receiving services from occupational therapy practitioners. I will assert that current perspectives may be inadequate to fully portray the unique value of the field to health care.

    Learning Objectives: 

    •  Examine definitions of value and quality and how they apply to health care services, including occupational therapy.
    •  Review the current status of the field in terms of its goal to be science-driven and evidence-based.
    •  Consider a framework for effectively connecting interventions to the lives of clients to assure their perceived value and relevance.

  • SCAPA Conference
  • Sunday October 11, 2015
  • Wild Dune Resort, Isle of Palms
  • The CME Committee plans to submit this program to AAPA for CME approval by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. The program is being planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. The committee plans to offer: 24 hours of Category I CME through the regular program lectures, up to 24 hours of Category I CME through additional workshops, up to 20 Self-Assessment CME credits, and a workshop for those needing to initiate a Performance Improvement project for recertification. The program will also include pharmacology hours (exact number yet to be determined) and 4 hours of controlled substance.

  • Update on Perfusion Devices Conference 2015
  • Thursday October 15, 2015
  • Charleston, SC
  • Each October for the past 16 years, the Medical University of South Carolina has held its highly successful Update on Perfusion Devices Conference in Charleston. Attendance includes perfusionists from all over the United States. Last year, the conference offered 24.6 CEUs.

    This October, the conference will continue the format from last year with the lecture series entitled “The Team Approach to Cardiac Surgery” with an emphasis on case studies. The format will consist of 20-minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes of discussion scheduled from 8:00 AM to 5 PM. Lunch will be provided.
    The Update on Perfusion Devices Conference will continue all day on Friday, October 16, and in the morning on Saturday, October 17. The conference, as always, will include presentations related to new devices for cardiopulmonary bypass.

Class News

11/25/2014 - Alumni Spotlight Dr. Curtis
As president and chief executive of a health care system, Dr. Robert Curtis had reached the peak of his career when he decided to return to school.
04/30/2013 - Impact Spotlight
Dr. Sara Kraft works with CARES Clinic patient Melissa Robinson. Robinson lost mobilitiy on her left side after a stroke but relearned how to walk at the clinic.
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Alumni Awards

2015 Distinguished Alumnus Awards
Both Dr. Michael Burcham, DHA Class of 2003 and Dr. Brian R. Poplin, DHA Class of 2010 were awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.
2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Eleanor H Durgee
Throughout her career as a professional volunteer, Eleanor has received numerous awards. These awards include being featured in the “High Profile” section of the Post and Courier, and the Presidential Merit Award…
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