Pediatric Grand Rounds
Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010
“Hypotonia in the Pediatric Population"
Dr. Angela M. Garcia
Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellow, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
In her presentation, Dr. Garcia will cover the basic definitions and motor assessments for muscle tone in children and infants, along with the common clinical diagnoses that are associated with hypotonia in children. In addition, she will begin to discuss the common equipment and treatments used to help improve low tone in children.
General Practitioners, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Physiatrists, Allied Health Professionals, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, nurses, social workers and case managers.
Entrance and Parking
Please enter The Children’s Institute from Shady Avenue. Street parking is available.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, as part of the Consortium for Academic Continuing Medical Education, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/ she actually spent in the educational activity. Other healthcare professionals are awarded 0.1 Continuing Education Units which are equal to 1 contact hour.
Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.
The presenter’s disclosure information will be available at the presentation.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
1) increase medical knowledge in the field of pediatric rehabilitation that is provided by experts in various fields of pediatric medicine
2) recognize new advances in the field of pediatric rehabilitation
Jointly sponsored by The Children’s Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
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Pediatric Rehabilitation Grand Rounds
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