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In-Person Workshop Schedule and Session Details for the ASHA Health Care Summit

Grand Rounds in COVID-19 Rehab

June 8–20, 2022 | Online Conference
June 25, 2022 | In-Person Workshop, MGH Institute, Boston

Online Only: Register Now!

Not accepting in-person registrations at this time.

The workshop is a full day of application and collaboration. Engage in small groups to plan meaningful steps toward transforming your patient care and team practices for greater impact when you return to your workplace. Build on what you learned in the online conference.

7:30–8:30 a.m. ET Check-in 
8:30–9:30 a.m. ET Patient-Centered Transition Planning (panel discussion)
9:30–11:00 a.m. ET Planning for the Real World: How Social Determinants of Health Impact the Patient (group working session)
11:00–11:15 a.m. ET Break 
11:15 a.m.–Noon ET Planning for the Real World: How Social Determinants of Health Impact the Caregiver (group working session)
Noon–12:20 p.m. ET Sponsor chat 
12:20–1:30 p.m. ET Lunch and networking 
1:30–2:30 p.m. ET Infusing the Unique Needs of COVID-19 Patients Into Assessment and Treatment (group working session)
2:30–2:45 p.m. ET Break 
2:45–4:15 p.m. ET Dynamic Case Studies to Check Your COVID-19 Tool Kit (group working session)
4:15–5:00 p.m. ET Patient Perspectives on Successes, Gaps, and Next Steps (panel discussion)

Note: Exact session titles and time blocks may shift slightly. Only education sessions (in bold) count toward continuing education credit time.

Session Descriptions

Patient-Centered Transition Planning

This opening panel discussion will focus on known impacts of COVID-19 and what we as providers need to anticipate as we tailor assessments and interventions. You will hear about the lived experience of COVID-19 from multiple perspectives and discover how clinical decisions impact patient-centered transition planning.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • summarize the impacts of COVID-19 on patient activity and participation
  • identify considerations for patient-centered transition planning that are unique to individuals who have had COVID-19
  • contextualize barriers to and facilitators of service delivery within your practice setting

Planning for the Real World: How Social Determinants of Health Impact the Patient

The COVID-19 pandemic placed a spotlight on health care disparities and the need for highly personalized care that incorporates a patient’s social determinants of health into care planning across settings. In this session, your working group will use two case studies of patients with COVID-19 with similar medical histories—but different social determinants—to explore how these differences influence assessment, treatment, and discharge. You’ll also identify resources to support your tool kit for working with patients who have had COVID-19.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • analyze patient-focused social determinants of health that influence care planning
  • integrate patient-specific variables into your care planning
  • identify local resources to help reduce barriers related to patient-focused social determinants of health

Planning for the Real World: How Social Determinants of Health Impact the Caregiver

This session will expand the case study focus to explore how caregiver-related social determinants of health influence the continuum of care for the patient. Your working group will be challenged to prioritize resources and identify gaps in your services that impact patient- and caregiver-centered planning.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • analyze caregiver-focused social determinants of health that influence care planning
  • integrate caregiver-specific variables into your care planning
  • identify local resources to help reduce barriers related to caregiver-focused social determinants of health

Infusing the Unique Needs of COVID-19 Patients Into Assessment and Treatment

In this session, your working group will update evaluation templates to reflect assessment and treatment considerations for COVID-19 patients who present with swallowing difficulties, cognitive-communication challenges, and respiratory issues that require support for speech. You will also develop sample goals, discharge recommendations and resources, and a plan for long-term monitoring given the variable and still-uncertain nature of COVID-19 recovery. The session will include opportunities to discuss your changes with others and get additional guidance from conference facilitators.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • identify similarities and differences in assessment and treatment of patients with COVID-19 compared with other medically complex presentations
  • construct an assessment and treatment plan tool kit with an emphasis on current and future COVID-19 considerations

Dynamic Case Studies to Check Your COVID-19 Tool Kit

Your working group will analyze the templates you developed in the previous session to identify potential gaps, using additional case studies to further refine and supplement these resources. Working groups will develop a robust plan, using mock chart information in a real-world context of missing and partial information and limited financial resources, following the patient through the continuum of their care.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • assess templates and resources for effectiveness across the continuum of care
  • modify templates and resources to meet the needs of patients with COVID-19 as a primary diagnosis and as a comorbidity

Patient Perspectives on Successes, Gaps, and Next Steps

This closing session will underscore patient experiences with COVID-19 and their perspectives on what their futures hold. You will map out specific steps for implementing the concepts and strategies you discussed during the Summit into your workplace. You will reflect on how you can use your group-generated tools and resources to enhance your professional programs and practices.

After participating in this session, you will be able to:

  • evaluate the degree to which your current services, tools, and resources account for inclusion of the patient perspective
  • create a personal action plan for next steps upon returning to your workplace

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