Ohio MCH Training Programs Joint Trainee Poster Symposium Hosted by Nisonger Center LEND in Columbus, OH

June 27, 2012

Website Link  http://nisonger.osu.edu/nisongernews/6-34/mch-poster-session

Nisonger LEND trainee Natalie Goodrich, PT, DPT, describes her poster,
Nisonger LEND trainee Natalie Goodrich, PT, DPT, describes her poster, "Using Electronic Data Collection in a Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Clinic: The Learn from Every Patient Initiative."

Trainees and faculty from all three of Ohio's MCH Training Programs: the Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Training program at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, the LEND program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Nisonger LEND program, gathered at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio for the first Ohio Maternal and Child Health Training Programs Joint Trainee Poster Symposium.

Cincinnati LEND Associate Director Roz Parrish, MSN, faculty Ryan Macks, PhD, and trainee Jenny Lin, MS

Cincinnati LEND associate director Roz Parrish, MSN; faculty member Ryan Macks, PhD; and trainee, Jenny Lin, MS

Trainees presented posters on their research and leadership projects to more than 60 symposium attendees. The poster symposium provided trainees the opportunity to discuss their work and network with faculty and trainees from across the state.

Faculty and trainees from a variety of MCH disciplines attended the event in addition to Shawn Henry from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, and Jody Fisher from the Ohio Interagency Work Group on Autism. Henry, Fisher, and Dr. Marc J. Tassé, Nisonger Center director, also facilitated a panel discussion with trainees on ways to integrate research, evidence-based practice, and policy.

Kelly Tanner, MOT, OTR/L, from Nisonger and Stephanie Weber, PsyD, from Cincinnati helped plan and coordinate the event. Both trainees addressed the audience and offered remarks on the impact of MCH training on their opportunities for professional development and networking.

Trainee posters addressed a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care Systems
  • Current Status of Autism Insurance Parity Legislation in Ohio
  • Shakespeare and Autism: Teaching Social and Communication Skills in Autism through Theatre
  • Aging in Down Syndrome: Experiences of Families
  • Development of a Cultural Competency Toolkit
  • Individuals with DD and Voting Technology Training
  • Fracture Rates in Adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Hearing Loss in Neonates with Down Syndrome
  • Discordance in Neonatal Risk Factors and 20 Month Outcomes Among Low Birth Weight (<1.5kg) Twins

See related story in the NisongerNews: Nisonger LEND hosts Ohio MCH Training Programs Joint Trainee Poster Symposium at Ohio State [http://nisonger.osu.edu/nisongernews/6-34/mch-poster-session]