In 2021, an inter-disciplinary working group at our medical school developed a "disability care" concentration in our internal medicine residency program. We presented it at a national program directors' conference, and in discussions about the program's reproducibility, found that many hospitals and health systems lacked clinical expertise in the care of people with disabilities.
Hence, this lecture series.
We polled our faculty, community organizations, and stakeholders about which disability-specific topics would be of interest to clinicians trying to learn more about disability-focused care. We came up with this initial set of lectures--delivered by experts in their respective fields--but the project is ongoing and generative. We'll continue to add and refine content as suggestions and needs arise.
In the meantime...welcome. We hope you'll find these videos helpful and that they'll serve as important resources as you care for your patients with disabilities.
Submissions from 2022
Paradigms of Disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Nethra S. Ankam, MD
A Primer for Rehabilitation of Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Kristofer Feeko, DO
Myofascial Pain: Identification and Treatment Strategies, Kristofer Feeko, DO
A Primer on Bracing and Other Adaptive Equipment, Kristofer J. Feeko, DO
Mechanism and Treatment of Spasticity, Kimberly Heckert, MD
Considerations for Vision Impairment, Joe Kardine, MS, OTR/L, CBIS
Balance and Falls, Joseph McCoy, PT, MSPT, NCS
Mobility Evaluation and Wheelchairs, Marisa Moreta, DO
Neurogenic Bowel, Marisa Moreta, DO
Considerations with Hearing Impairment, Jennifer Poston, PhD
Communication Disorders Associated with Acquired Neurological Disorders in Adults, Patricia A. Remshifski, PhD
An Update in Understanding ADHD, Wendy Ross, MD, FAAP and Jane Tobias, DNP, CRNP, CPNP
Evaluation and Management of Neurogenic Bladder, Patrick J. Shenot, MD, FACS
Caring for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Mary M. Stephens, MD, MPH
Caring for Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mary M. Stephens, MD, MPH
Spinal Cord Injury 101: What Every Generalist Ought to Know, Michael Stillman, MD
Parkinson's Disease Basics: What the Internist Needs to Know, Anh-Thu N. Vu, MD, MS