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Northwest District Meeting - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility and Chronic Pain
Wednesday, May 02, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
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5:30 - 6:00 Registration and Northwest District meeting
6:00- 8:30 CE "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility and Chronic Pain"
*Course will include a 15 minute break.


Course Description: Updates for the NW District. Followed by a continuing education course consisting of information regarding Ehlers Danlos (EDS), hypermobility and chronic pain. This course will include information on symptoms, diagnostic changes, current research and therapeutic outcomes for clinicians working with patients with EDS.

Speaker Bio: Kaisa Syvaoja, OTD received her doctorate from Creighton University. She has recently joined the Ehlers Danlos International Society as a Patient Expert and serves on the International Consortium working group Measuring Joint Hypermobility. This organization is committed to increasing awareness and research for EDS. She also serves as chair for the NW district and co-chair for the Chronic Pain SIG for MOTA. Her primary practice area is chronic pain management in Bemidji, MN.


Learning Objectives:
1) Identify the types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) in order to be able to address the unique concerns of the patient and understand new diagnostic criteria changes.
2) Cite three or more symptoms of EDS
especially in relation to OT intervention.
3) Describe three or more potential interventions Occupational Therapists can to use with patients with EDS based on symptoms and patient goals.
4) Cite two strategies to specifically address chronic pain with this population.
5) Identify two or more resources available on EDS.


Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Occupational Therapy Students.

Fee: free to MOTA members  $20.00 non-MOTA members

Course Level: Introductory

Event Location: Sanford Bemidji Education Conference Room
Enter at the main hospital entrance, park near letter E. Education rooms are to the right, directly inside the building.


Continuing Education Credits: 2.25 CEU

Category 1: Domain of OT

Northwest District Meeting - Register Here





Contact: Kaisa Syvaoja - [email protected]