Brooks Institute of Higher Learning Hosts Scholarly SymposiumClinical Expertise
by John Weidner | Jun 23, 2016
On June 18th, the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning hosted its first ever Scholarly Symposium, a day-long educational event geared towards physical and occupational therapists. The focus of the event was to translate evidence and research to the everyday practice of rehabilitation.
The event boasted 27 different speakers including a keynote by the President of the American Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Sharon Dunn, who had this to say about the symposium:
‘“I am inspired by the culture of learning that has been created at Brooks Rehabilitation. It will enhance their capacity to thrive under new models of healthcare delivery.”
Brooks has always taken the continuing education of our therapist very seriously. “Having clinicians who are at the forefront of their field is what differentiates our organization from other rehab providers in the country”, says Dr. Bob Rowe, Executive Director of the Brooks Rehabilitation Institute of Higher Learning.
The symposium was designed to be fast paced and high energy. Clinical residents and fellows presented case studies and participated in lighting round case reviews. A panel of experts debated various topics related to standardizing treatments and practices in the industry.
The event drew more than 140 attendees from in and around the Jacksonville area and provided continuing education credits to everyone in attendance.
“The event was a great success,” said Rowe. “My goal is to grow this symposium to be a regional, and eventually national, draw for rehab professionals everywhere.”