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Johns Hopkins 2nd Annual Hospital Activity and Mobility Conference

March 11-12 | Baltimore, MD

A doctor and physical therapist helping a patient walk down the hallway

Hospitalized patients generally spend much of their day in bed. Whether in the ICU or in other hospital units, immobility and its associated negative consequences increase length of stay and hospital-acquired harms and lead to worse patient outcomes. Combating the immobility harm in the hospital is no simple task. It requires collaboration and coordination between clinicians who have traditionally worked in "silos."  

Johns Hopkins Activity & Mobility Promotion (AMP) stands behind a systematic approach to combating hospital immobility. This conference will detail the approach, resources and tools necessary to sustain a culture of mobility across your hospital. The conference features presentations by members of the inter-professional team, including nurses, physicians, rehabilitation psychologists, therapists and administrators who have successfully integrated mobility as an essential component of hospital operations, quality improvement and safety efforts. There will also be numerous opportunities to consult with speakers on your specific line of work.

We encourage all hospital inter-professional teams to attend.

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Regular pricing$490$210$305
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March 11: Foundation Track 

Systematic Approach to Combating the Hospital Immobility Harm 

TimeTopic / ActivityFaculty
9:00 AM - 9:45AMRegistration and Breakfast
9:45 AM - 9:55 AMWelcome and Social Media PrimerMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
9:55 AM - 10:20 AMThe Evidence and Environment

Erik Hoyer, M.D.
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA

10:20 AM - 10:45 AMAssessing Barriers and Measuring PerformanceEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA., RN-BC
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AMQ&AFaculty Panel
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMEngage and EducateKathleen Wagner-Kosmakos, RN, MS
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMExecute and EvaluateMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Michelle Cvach, MS
12:00 PM - 12:15 PMQ&AFaculty Panel
12:15 PM - 1:30 PMLunch
Foundation Track A: Interdisciplinary Functional Measurement in the Hospital
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMFunctional Outcome Measurement Principles and StrategyAlan Jette, PT, Ph.D., MPH
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
2:20 PM - 2:35 PMBreak
2:35 PM - 2:55 PMAM-PAC Essentials and FAQs Part 1 (not for CME credit)Alan Jette, PT, Ph.D., MPH 
2:55 PM - 3:10 PMCoffee Break
3:10 PM - 3:30 PMAM-PAC Essentials and FAQs Part 2Annette Lavezza, OTR/L
3:30 PM - 3:40 PMQ&AAnnette Lavezza, OTR/L
3:40 PM - 4:30 PMJohns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility (JH-HLM) and Mobility Goal CalculatorErik Hoyer, M.D.
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
4:30 PM - 4:40 PMQ&AErik Hoyer, M.D.
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
4:40 PM - 5:50 PMCommon Language of Function from Bedside to Electronic Medical RecordKelly Daley, PT, MBA
5:50 PM - 6:00 PMQ&AKelly Daley, PT, MBA
Foundation Track B: Overcoming Patient Refusal: Patient Engagement Clinician Tools and Skills
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMIntroduction to Patient EngagementStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PMPatient-centered Tools for Behavior ChangeStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
4:00 PM - 5:45 PMPatient Engagement Skills Development and PracticeStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.
5:45 PM - 6:00 PMQ&AStephen Wegener, Ph.D.
Nicole Schechter, Psy.D.

March 12: Main Track

Hospital Wide Mobility Program Implementation Lessons Learned 

7:00 AM - 7:45 AMRegistration and Breakfast
7:45 AM - 8:00 AMWelcome and Social Media PrimerMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
8:00 AM - 8:30 AMDesigning, Conducting, & Sustaining Quality ImprovementDale Needham, FCPA, M.D., Ph.D.
8:30 AM - 8:50 AMRecent Research Supporting Progressive Hospital MobilityErik Hoyer, M.D.
Daniel Young, PT, Ph.D.
8:50 AM - 9:10 AMAssessing and Addressing Barriers to MobilityEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
Jason Seltzer, DPT
9:10 AM - 9:25 AMThe Role of Rehabilitation in Addressing BarriersAnnette Lavezza, OTR/L
9:25 AM - 9:50 AMThe Role of Nursing in Addressing BarriersEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
9:50 AM - 10:10 AMEngaging the Clinical Team: Panel DiscussionEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC / Panel
10:10 AM - 10:20 AMCoffee Break
10:20 AM - 11:10 AMTaking on the Barriers of Clinician Time, Falls, and Safe Patient HandlingEleni Flanagan, DNP, MBA, RN-BC
Sowmya Kumble, DPT
11:10 AM - 11:50 AMPlanning for SustainabilityKathleen Wagner-Kosmakos, RN
Michelle Cvach, MS
Sowmya Kumble, PT, NCS
11:50 AM - 12:00 PMQ&AFaculty Panel
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 1:20 PMClinical Integration Example: Enhancing Nursing & Patient EngagementTracy Douglas, RN
1:20 PM - 1:40 PMImplementing the Daily Mobility CalculatorLisa Klein, MSN, RN, CNRN
1:40 PM - 1:50 PMQ&AFaculty Panel
1:50 PM - 2:20 PMUsing Data to Drive Culture and AccountabilityMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Erik Hoyer, M.D.
2:20 PM - 2:30 PMCoffee Break
2:30 PM - 2:45 PMClinical Integration Example: Geriatric Surgical PathwaySusan Gearhart, M.D.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PMTargeting Rehabilitation Consults WiselyJohn Probasco, M.D.
Annette Lavezza, OTR/L
3:15 PM - 3:30 PMQ&AFaculty Panel
3:30 PM - 3:50 PMAMP Program Design: Resource and Tools ReviewMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Michelle Cvach, MS
3:50 PM - 4:00 PMConference CloseMichael Friedman, PT, MBA
Erik Hoyer, M.D.


Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus
1800 Orleans Street
Chevy Chase Conference Center
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 17.1 contact hours. 

AOTA Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Advisory Committee on Continuing Medical Education for a maximum of .6 AOTA CEUs.

Healthcare Executive Continuing Education

By attending the Johns Hopkins 2nd Annual Hospital Activity and Mobility Conference offered by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine participants may earn up to 17.25 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact prior to the live event.

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