Webinar Series

Shepherd Center NeuroRehabilitation Learning Institute offers continuing education for medical professionals to advance the providers' knowledge, care, and treatment of patients with complex neurological conditions such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. To learn more about online and live educational offerings, please visit us at education.shepherd.org.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Promoting a Successful Transition to Rehab after SCI - September 21, 2021
    • Patients with spinal cord injury can experience multiple healthcare issues that may impact their transition to rehabilitation. The content of this course will enable the healthcare team to reduce the occurrence of these medical complications to improve outcomes and promote a successful discharge plan to include rehabilitation after acute spinal cord injury.
    • View details and register here.
  • Community Transition and Preventing Rehospitalization After SCI: Support Systems and Success - October 27, 2021
    • This session presents the outcomes of a high-risk cohort that was offered a transition support program (TSP). Those enrolled in TSP vs not enrolled experienced re-hospitalization at a rate of 5.7% vs 18% respectively. Recommendations for the clinical team are presented to prevent rehospitalization, improve health and safety outcomes, and promote self-advocacy. Opportunities to discuss outcomes and programmatic development will be presented in the panel discussion.
    • Price: $25
    • View full details and register here.

  • Perceptions of Disability Throughout the History of Art: Integrating the Humanities into Rehabilitation - Online Course 
    • This presentation demonstrates how the humanities can better inform rehabilitation professionals, patients and society about the personal experience of disability, and how persons with disabilities can be realistically and positively perceived.
    • View full details and register here.
  • The Power of Peers: Peer Mentoring as a Support Intervention for Patients Transitioning Home - Online Course
    • This presentation shares the findings from Shepherd Center’s research exploring the effects of peer-to-peer support in helping patients and their family caregivers successfully transition home after inpatientrehabilitation following traumatic neurologic injury.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Integrating Religious and Spiritual Resources in Rehabilitation - Online Course
    • This presentation offers empirical research that demonstrates the relationships among religious and spiritual resources and health outcomes for individuals with various disabilities.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Severe Brain Injury: Assessment and Prognostic Indicators - Online Course
    • The content of this course reviews the diagnostic criteria for the disorders of consciousness: comatose, unresponsive wakefulness and minimally conscious states. The evidence concerning interdisciplinary assessment tools and predictors of outcome following a severe brain injury are discussed to guide intervention and access to specialized care.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Overview of Spinal Cord Injuries - Online Course
    • This course is designed to increase the healthcare providers understanding of spinal cord injury to develop an effective plan of care. A detailed review of anatomy and physiology, the ISNCSCI classification system, spinal cord injury syndromes, severity of injury, body systems affected, and prognostic indicators for functional recovery are presented along with case presentations.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Secondary Health Conditions after Spinal Cord Injury - Online Course
    • The content of this course reviews the secondary acute health conditions that increase length of stay, increase cost of care and reduce the functional outcome in individuals after spinal cord injury. Assessment, treatment and prevention strategies for each secondary complication are discussed in detail to improve the quality of care of patients with spinal cord injury.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Medical Complications Following Traumatic Brain Injury - Online Course
    • The content of this course reviews the medical complications that increase length
      of stay, increase cost of care and reduce the functional outcome in individuals after traumatic brain injury. Assessment, treatment and prevention strategies for each secondary complication are discussed in detail to improve the quality of care of patients with traumatic brain injury.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Optimizing Seated Positioning and Communication with Custom Orthosis - Online Course
    • This course will provide insights into the real-world clinical challenges faced by clinicians treating patients with traumatic brain injury, as well as the clinical thought process related to a specific intervention.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Preparing for Functional Mobility Following Spinal Cord Injury - Online Course
    • Through a three-part series, clinicians will gain an appreciation and understanding of functional expectations following spinal cord injury (SCI), assessment tools to determine readiness for participation in rehabilitation activities and the basic principles of mobility training within this patient population. Video examples of individuals living with SCI will be used to enrich the educational content of the series.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Functional Expectations After Spinal Cord Injury - Online Course
    • This course is designed to enhance the clinicians’ appreciation and understanding of functional expectations following spinal cord injury. Expected outcomes are demonstrated to the learner through video examples of individuals in various phases of rehabilitation and those living in the community as they perform mobility, self-care and home management skills.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Foundations of Seating and Mobility - Online Course
    • This course is designed for allied health professionals to improve their ability to make recommendations for seated mobility for individuals with complex neurological impairment through positioning and seating configuration.
    • View full details and register here

Interdisciplinary Professional Education: FREE Webinars, Virtual Events and On-Demand Education

Brain Injury

  • Assessment Tools
  • Clinical Implication and Intervention Strategies
  • Medical Complications and Prevention
  • Optimal Environment of Care
  • Sexuality and Intimacy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Trauma Management

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Health and Wellness
  • Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Rehabilitation Approaches and Neuroplasticity

Spinal Cord Injury

  • ADL Tricks of the Trade
  • Early Mobility Training
  • Empowering Women – Access for Care, Health and Wellness
  • Functional Expectations
  • Neurogenic Bladder Management and Functional Skills
  • Neurogenic Bowel Management
  • Prevention of Secondary Health Conditions
  • Tetraplegic Shoulder

Special Topics

  • Ethical Considerations
  • Prevention of Pressure Injury
  • Spirituality

*Course Bundles and Institutional Subscriptions Available

Past Webinars

Recordings of previous webinars are available for continuing education credit at education.shepherd.org.