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C-CAT SCHEDULE
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DAY ONE:   CLINICAL SKILLS TRAINING

7:00AM   REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST 

7:30AM

  C-CAT Program Overview and Introduction to Ontario SABS CAT Legislation:
Dr. Avi Orner
8:30AM
  Criteria 1: Spinal Cord Injuries: ASIA Methodology and SCIM Scores: Dr. Arthur Ameis
9:00AM   Criteria 2 & 3: Limb Amputation & Vision Impairment:  Dr. Michel Lacerte 
9:30AM   

NETWORKING BREAK

9:45AM



 

Criteria 4: Adult TBI’s: GOSE Methodology, Radiological Considerations, and Qualification Pathways

Overview of TBI’s, SABS criteria and GOSE methodology:
Dr. Konstantine Zakzanis and  Dr. Manu Mehdiratta

11:15AM

 

Criteria 5: Pediatric TBI’s: KOSCHI Methodology, Radiological Considerations and Qualification Pathways:  Dr. Arthur Ameis and Dr. Peter Rumney

11:45AM



  TBI Case Review and Panel: Application of TBI Definitions and Radiological Findings in the Clinical Context, Interpretation of GOSE/ KOSCHI Data Scores and Multidisciplinary Case Studies.
Panelists:  Dr. Arthur Ameis, Mr. David Bertschi, Ms. Ranya Ghatas, Dr. Michel Lacerte,  Mr. Fabio Longo and Dr. Konstantine Zakzanis
12:15PM   LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:00PM

 

Criteria 6: WPI Analysis – AMA4 Principles and Methodology Review: Dr. Arthur Ameis and Dr. Avi Orner

1:45PM   Criteria 7: WPI Analysis – Mental Health (AMA6) Update and Methodology Overview: Dr. Jeremy Frank
2:30PM   NETWORKING BREAK
2:45PM

  Criteria 8: Mental/Behavioural Qualification: 2016 Updates to the Use of AMA4 Chapter 14 and Applicable Case Law: Dr. William Gnam
3:30PM

  Interdisciplinary Case Law Study Presentation: “Top 10 over 10 years”:
Mr. David Bertschi & Mr. Fabio Longo
 4:15PM   Panel Discussion
 4:45PM   CONCLUSION/WRAP UP:  Dr. Avi Orner
 DAY TWO: MENTAL BEHAVIOURAL TRACK
7:00AM    REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00AM   History of Mental/Behavioural and CAT Definition, Seminal Case Law, Government Decisions: How We Got Here: Dr. Ron Kaplan
8:30AM



  Four Domains Revisited: In-depth Training and Review of the Assessment of the four domains outlined in AMA4 Chapter 14 (Criterion 8), implications of the revised definition, systematic approaches to assessment, integration of situational assessment data, case law review and detailed case examples: Dr. Jeremy Frank and Ms. Erin Sesel
9:45AM   NETWORKING BREAK
10:00AM


  Moving to AMA6: In Depth Training in Assessment Methodologies Outlined in AMA6 Required for Criterion 7: BPRS, PIRS, GAF, Strategies for Assessment, Detailed Case Examples and Expected Controversies Going Forward: Dr. William Gnam
11:30PM


  GOS-E: Comprehensive Training on the use of GOS-E Required for the Assessment of Criterion 4, Assessment and Scoring/Rating Strategies and Case examples:  Dr. Joanna Hamilton and Ms. Erin Sesel
12:30PM   LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:15PM

  KOSCHI: Comprehensive Training on the use of the KOSCHI required for the Assessment of Criterion 5, Assessment and Rating Strategies and Case examples: Dr. Joanna Hamilton
2:15PM




  Truth Through Discourse I: Using Real-world Multidisciplinary Clinical Cases, Experienced Guides will work in Two Parallel Small Group Sessions to Integrate Available Information and to Assign Ratings, including calculation of the PIRS and BPRS for Criterion 7 and ratings in the four domains for Criterion 8:  Drs. William Gnam, Jeremy Frank  &  Konstantine Zakzanis
3:00PM

  Case Discussion I: The two groups will reconvene to discuss and debate the findings and determinations: Drs. William Gnam, Jeremy Frank &  Konstantine Zakzanis
3:30PM
 

NETWORKING BREAK

3:45PM 







 

Truth Through Discourse II: Using an real-world cases, the two groups will work through the available information and to assign CAT Ratings.

Session II-A: The focus in this session will be on adult brain injury and GOS-E ratings but with other mental-behavioral considerations: Drs. William Gnam, Jeremy Frank & Konstantine Zakzanis

Session II-B: In this session, participants with an interest in pediatric assessment will review multiple sources of assessment data on a pediatric brain injury case. Using an interactive approach, will help the group to integrate available information and to assign ratings: Dr. Joanna Hamilton

       4:30PM   
  Case Discussion II-A: The two groups above will reconvene to discuss and debate the findings and Determinations:  Drs. William Gnam, Jeremy Frank & Konstantine Zakzanis
4:45PM  
  CONCLUSION/WRAP UP
  DAY TWO:  PHYSICAL TRACK
Dr. Mansour Alvi, PhD, PEng, MD, FRCSC, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Arthur Ameis, BSC, MD, FRCPC, DABPMR, [SSC Pain Medicine], DESS CFE, C-CAT (P),  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Michel Lacerte, MDCM, MSC, FRCPC, CCRC, C-CAT (P), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
7:00AM   REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
7:30AM   Key Concepts and Methodology of the AMA Guides 4th Ed. Chapters 1& 2
8:15AM
  Upper Extremity Impairment Rating methodology and case presentation
9:45AM  
  NETWORKING BREAK
10:00AM       Spine Impairment Rating with Case Presentations
11:30AM 
  Lower Extremities Impairment Rating with Case Presentations
12:30PM 
  LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:15PM 
  Central Nervous System Impairment Rating with Case Presentations
2:15PM 
  Beyond Musculoskeletal Systems - AMA 4, Chapters 5-12
3:15PM 
  NETWORKING BREAK
3:30PM   Advance Case Studies and Expert Ratings Training
5:00PM   

CONCLUSION/WRAP UP

It is strongly recommended that all participants in the Advanced Skills course (Mental Behavioural Track & Physical Track) bring a copy of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th Edition and 6th Edition (as applicable) for reference during the session.


 

 

 

 

For more information contact Cristina at 416 487 4040 | 888 672 9999 or email  info@csme.org

The C-CAT Program Committee has the right to cancel or change speakers, program content and date without prior notice, and assumes no liability for these changes.



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