Weight Management in Rehabilitation

Audience: PT, PTA, OT, COTA, Exercise Physiologist
Course level: Intermediate
Date: February 28, 2012
Check in time: 5:30-6:00 pm
Class time:      6:00-8:00 pm
Location: University of Minnesota.  2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454     Held in Dining Room A located in East building 1st Floor

External Course Fee: $75.00
Contact Hours: 2.0

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Dr. Charles Billington
Maureen Devereaux OTR/L, CES

Dr. Charles Billington, MD
directs obesity treatment programs at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and the University of Minnesota.  He is the Associate Director of the Minnesota Obesity Center and is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.  Billington received a BA degree from Rice University in Houston Texas and a Masters at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas.  He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota.  Dr. Billington is a nationally recognized researcher, with contributions in the area of nutrition, obesity and diabetes.  He has served as President of the Obesity Society and as a member of the NIH Task Force on the Treatment of Obesity.  Dr. Billington has authored over 120 research publications more than 30 book chapters, editorials and reviews.  He is a member of numerous professional, local and community committees and organizations. 

Maureen Devereaux, OTR/L, CES is the Supervisor for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.  She is an Occupational Therapist; a graduate from the University of St. Catherine's and is certified as a Clinical Exercise Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine.  Maureen has worked in this field for 27 years.  She is a frequent speaker on the subjects of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and with the Create Your Weight course offered in the Fairview system.  Maureen consults with the Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Center, out of Edwards Colorado evaluating and providing exercise programs for people with Multiple Sclerosis.  Maureen developed the weight management exercise program at the UMMC. 

Course description
The impact of current obesity trend in America is ever increasing, in 2004 32% of American adults were obese (BMI>30) projected to be at 41% by 2015.  Childhood obesity was at 17% in 2004, and is projected to be 24% by 2015 (it was 4-5% in 1960-1980's).  Obesity is a contributing co-morbidity to many patients referred for physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.  This course will help the Rehabilitation professional understand the current research and surgical treatments for obesity.  We will address exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults and children. 

Upon completion of course, participant will:

  • Understand basic science of obesity
  • Discuss recent studies, studies the UMM is involved in
  • Discuss trends with medical treatment and bariatric surgery
  • Understand components of successful weight loss exercise program
  • Understanding of current literature on exercise and weight loss

5:30-6:00 pm                       Registration/check in
6:00-7:00 pm                       Lecture with Dr. Charles Billington
                                               -Science of obesity
                                               -studies the UMM is involved in
                                               -Treatments and bariatric surgery
7:00-8:00 pm                       Lecture with Maureen Devereaux
                                               -Components of being successful with weight loss
                                               -exercise programs
                                               -Literature shared on exercise and weight loss
                                               Questions & Answers

This course is eligible for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course has been approved for Category I continuing education credit by the
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy. #5073

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