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

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Featured Online Courses

  • Vision After Neurologic Injury: Assessment and Treatment
    • Tools and strategies to address visual perceptual screening, as well as recommendations for standardized assessments will be offered, and we will guide you through the main categories of visual and perceptual dysfunction to learn about interventions that can be addressed throughout the rehabilitation process and into the home and community environment.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Feeling Un-Qualified to do Research? A Simple Approach to Completing a Quality Improvement Project
    • This course provides foundational education on the history and importance of quality improvement in healthcare, particularly its emergence from manufacturing industries and parallels to the scientific research method.
    • View full details and register here.
  • DoC @ Home: Programmatic Support for a Sustainable Transition to Home for the Disorders of Consciousness Population
    • This course presents a model for specialty care, highlighting the evidence of early treatment interventions for persons diagnosed with disorders of consciousness (DoC) after traumatic brain injury.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Interdisciplinary Care for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Model for Differential Diagnosis and Management 
    • Recent advances in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) research have led to a greater understanding of mTBI resulting in rapid changes in the field and raising dilemmas about how to best apply current knowledge. This course presents the emerging data that illustrates dysfunction in cortical networks after mTBI and describes cutting edge interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment protocols.
    • View full details and register here.
  • Overview and Impact of Vision After Neurological Injury - Online Course
    • This course is designed to review the visual system and visual processing that may impact the client’s daily life and success in rehabilitation after neurological injury or illness. Medical providers will explore clinical signs and symptoms that may be indicators of potential visual and perceptual impairments and how these visual deficits can negatively impact a client’s participation in activities of daily living, mobility, reading and other tasks after a neurologic event.
    • 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.