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COLORADO SOCIETY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS                                                                           SPRING SEMINAR                                                         

MARCH 11-12, 2017

9:30- 4:00 P.M MARCH 11, 2017

9:30 – 3:00 P.M. MARCH 12, 2017

                              Community College of Denver – Confluence Building

                                                   800 Curtis Street

                                                   Denver Co 80204

          (Parking – 7th Street Parking Garage – Lawrence Way & 7th Street)

                                                 Parking Charge $6.50

 

REGISTRATION   9:30 AM.  – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

10:00:  INTRODUCTION TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS:THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT’S ROLE

SUMMARY:  Alcohol Consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of alcohol-related birth defects, including growth deficiencies, facial abnormalities, central nervous system impairment, behavioral disorders, and impaired intellectual functioning.  Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe this range of effects that can be caused by exposure to alcohol in utero.  FASDs affect up to 5% of the U. S. population.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Participants in this session will:

·      Learn about the impact of FASDs across the lifespan.

·      Become familiar with diagnostic resources.

·      Learn about screening techniques to determine who is at risk for an alcohol-exposed            pregnancy.

·      Identify ways to improve communication with patients about their alcohol use or            prenatal alcohol exposure.

 

SPEAKER:  Pamela Gillen, Nurse Doctorate (ND), Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Addiction Counselor level III (CAC III)

Dr. Pamela Gillen, director of CHOICES Consulting, is a consultant with the Mountain Plains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Practice and Implementation Center.  Dr. Gillen has over 39 years of experience working in health and prevention fields, and has served as a training and content expert for several FASD-prevention programs, including her current role as consultant with the Denver Public Health Prevention Training Center Native American CHOICES project.  Dr. Gillen is past Co-chair elect for the FASD Center for Excellence Expert Panel, and was an assistant professor of research, Department of Nursing and Project Director for the Colorado Fetal Alcohol and other Prenatal Substances Prevention Project (COFAS) at the University of Denver.

 

12:00 LUNCH – TO BE PROVIDED ON SITE

 

2:00 – 4:00 P.M.   INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH:  BASICS FOR THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT

 

OBJECTIVES:   This two-hour session will give an overview of infant and early childhood mental health issues.   This will provide working medical assistants and medical assisting students practical information that include what to look for and what to do when you have concerns about mental health issues in infant and early childhood patients. 

 

SPEAKER:  BETSY ROGERS, LCSW, IMH=E(IV)

DIVISION DIRECTOR, PREVENTION, EARLY INTERVENTION, TRAINING & EDUCATION (PETE)  -- AURORA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

 

SUNDAY – MARCH 12, 2017

 

9:30  REGISTRATION – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

10:00 12:00        EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES IN THE PREVENTION OF FASD WITH WOMEN, TEENS AND PRE-TEENS

SPEAKER:  PAMELA GILLEN, ND, RN , CNS

DIRECTOR, CHOICES CONSULTING

OBJECTIVES:  This presentation will provide strategies that can be utilized when discussing sexual activities of women, teens and pre-teens and the effects of alcohol use and broad spectrum educational methods with the knowledge of potential medical consequences.

 

12:00                    LUNCH – PROVIDED ON SITE

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM         MAXIMIZING BRAIN FUNCTION

                              SPEAKER:  THERESA HALEY, CMA

 

OBJECTIVES:   Participants at this session:

 will understand principles of kinesiology,

principles of applied physiology,

understand the function of the corpus callosum,

understand how the amygdaloid and hippocampal brain structures are tied into emotion and member;

 understand speech areas in the grain, understand common types of learning challenges (ADD/ADHD) dyslexia, and adverse/avoidance behaviors.

 In addition, they will understand different types of brain integration (i.e. Brain Balance@Neurofeedback vs Crossinology*).

 Attendees will have an awareness of alternative resources for those struggling with learning challenges and effects of Traumatic Brain Injury.

         

CEU PROGRAM TOTAL  FOR 2 DAY SESSIONS

                    10 AAMA APPROVED CEU CREDITS

 

 

REGISTRATION COSTS:   Checks – Colorado Society of Medical Assistants

(Registration includes:  Continental Breakfast, Coffee Break Snacks – Lunch – Saturday & Sunday)

 

          AAMA/CSMA MEMBERS:                                   $ 90.00

          NON-MEMBERS:                                              $ 125.00

          MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENTS                      $ 30.00

          ONE DAY REGISTRATION MEMBERS                  $55.00

          ONE DAY REGISTRATION NON-MEMBERS          $65.00                                    

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MARCH 8, 2017

SEND REGISTRATION TO:     BONI BRUNTZ CMA-A (AAMA)

13614 EAST DAKOTA AVE   AURORA CO 80012    

Questions:  303-343-0163     bonibruntzcma@hotmail.com

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REGISTRATION:

          NAME____________________________________________

          AAMA ID #_________________________________________

          LAST 4 DIGITS SS#_________________

         ADDRESS__________________________________________

          CITY______________________ZIP CODE_________________

          PHONE_______________ EMAIL ADDRESS________________

          MEMBER    YES   NO              NON MEMBER YES  NO       

MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENT YES