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25th Anniversary Celebration

Welcome to the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences' 25th Anniversary Celebration site. We invite you to join us at one of our many events this year, and celebrate the proud tradition of allied health care sciences at Nova Southeastern University. 

CEU/CME events are listed by their organizing program; however, alumni, guests, and members of the public are invited to attend as many different events as desired.  Each are intended to appeal to an interprofessional audience.

Lastly, we hope you'll join us in person for our anniversary weekend, November 9 - 11th, 2018 for homecoming, reuniting with classmates, CEU/CME events, and enjoying some of the discounts and door prizes we have arranged for you. 

Fort Lauderdale Campus
Crises Management using High Fidelity Simulation - 6 CEUs
November 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3401 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33328
Tampa Campus
November 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3632 Queen Palm Drive, Room 207, Tampa, FL  33619
Fort Lauderdale Campus and via GoTo Meeting Webinar

Heralding of the Sixth Sense: From Animal Spirits to the Nobel Prize (1 hour); and
The Silver Tsunami: The Aging (Vestibular) Population (2 hours)
November 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Please RSVP to
Presented by: Chris Zalewski, PhD.
                        National Institutes of Health - NIDCD
                        Otolaryngology Branch, Audiology

Neuroaudiology: Thinking Beyond the Audiogram (3 hours)
November 10, 2018
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Please RSVP to
Presented by: Jennifer B. Shinn, Ph.D., CCC-A/F-AAA
                        Chief of Audiology & Associate Professor
                        Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
                        University of Kentucky
Palm Beach Campus
Mechanical Ventilation Trends - 6 CEUs
March 9, 2018Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Tampa Campus
The Adult Congenital Heart Defect Patient in the Echocardiography Lab - 2 CEUs
November 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 207, 3632 Queen Palm Drive
Tampa, FL  33619
This event will also be streamed to a limited number of participants. Further details TBA. 
Fort Lauderdale Campus - Athletic Training & Exercise Science
Recovery in the 21st Century - 2 CEUs
November 10, 2018
TBA (may be on Fort Lauderdale beach)
20 minute presentations regarding recovery strategies for physically active individuals; nutrition, sleep, therapeutic interventions, etc.
Fort Lauderdale Campus
9th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference - 18 CEUs
February 21-23, 2018
Chancellor's Dining Room, 3200 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL  33314
Fort Lauderdale Campus
TBA - 8 CEUs
December 2018
Fort Lauderdale Campus
Mental Health First Aid - 7 CMEs
November 10, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Assembly II building, Room #204
Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. During this certification program, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Tampa Campus Webinar
25 Things You Should Know About Venous Thromboembolism - TBA
November 1, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Go To Training platform link TBA
Steven Tepper PT, PhD, FAPTA. - PhD in physiology and President of Rehab Essentials, is an expert in cardiopulmonary physiology and early mobilization in the ICU.  Space for up to 200 attendees, with preference given to DPT alumni.
Fort Lauderdale Campus 
Annual Alumni and Community Partner Day - up to 6.5 CEUs
November 10, 2018
Time TBD
Location TBD 
Are you a Nova Southeastern University community partner (clinical instructor or rotation site) or alumni?  If so, we sincerely appreciate your partnership with the program.  On behalf of the department chair, program directors, faculty and staff, it is our pleasure to offer free continuing education.  Every November, the Physical Therapy Department hosts our Annual Alumni and Community Partners Day.  Attendees receive complimentary breakfast and lunch as well as up to 6.5 hours of free continuing education.  Nationally recognized faculty from the Nova Southeastern University Physical Therapy Department present a variety of lecture and laboratory breakout sessions on current topics related to clinical practice and education.  This event routinely draws over one hundred local therapists and there is ample time for socialization and networking. If you are not a Nova Southeastern University community partner or alumni, the event is only 30 dollars.  

Fort Lauderdale Campus
Culture: Shifting Paradigms and Enhancing Clinical Practice - 4 CEUs
November 3, 2018
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Presentation
Assembly II building, Hull Auditorium (2105)

RSVP to Dr. Tambi Braun


Luis F. Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S 
Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, New York Medical College 
Director, Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital


What is culture, who has it and why is it relevant to clinical work in communication/swallowing disorders? Understanding the impact these disorders may have on the patient is sometimes difficult for the provider to understand. The ability to eat and to communicate has a huge impact on what the patient can and cannot do socially, emotionally and intimately. Understanding that we all are of several cultures, that it’s not something other people have, will help us in our mission to enable people to live with disorders of communication and/or swallowing, as well as better resolve the power imbalance between the provider and patient.

This workshop will focus on expanding our notion of culture, figuring out how to access relevant information from our patients and families, and subsequently develop goals that are relevant to the patient and to his/her many cultures. Part 1 will explore the overall notion of culture, from the perspective of the clinician, as well as the patient. Part 2 will discuss more direct clinical paradigms and tools that should be explored in order to provide culturally sensitive services to all.

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