Tuttleman Educational Seminar

The Tuttleman Family Foundation presents The 14th Annual Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar

Current Issues in Acute Rehabilitation

Thursday, October 10, 2019

7:45am – 4:15pm

The SugarHouse Event Center

1001 N. Delaware Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19125

Friday, November 15, 2019

7:45am – 4:15pm

Wind Creek Bethlehem

(formerly The Sands)

77 Sands Blvd

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Choose the location and date that is most convenient for you.

Program Goal
Join us along the shores of the Delaware or among the SteelStacks in Bethlehem for the annual Dr. Guy Fried Educational Seminar. This program focuses on cutting-edge rehabilitation topics that are relevant to all healthcare professionals regardless of your employment setting.


  • Vision: Where Medical Meets Function
  • Affirmative Healthcare for Transgender Patients
  • Invite the Patient to be Part of the Team: Shared Decision-Making and Patient Engagement
  • Interdisciplinary Care of Patients with Neurologically Involved Cancer


7:45am – 8:30am Registration (continental breakfast)
8:30am – 8:45am Welcome
8:45am – 10:45am Interdisciplinary Care of Patients with Neurologically Involved Cancer
  Chelsea Hackman, MSW, LSW; Melissa Katz, MS, CCC-SLP;
  Ranit Lieberman, PT, DPT, NCS; Julie Nolan, MA, ATR-BC
  Katherine Vojtlo, Psy.D
10:45am – 11:00am BREAK
11:00am – 12:00pm Invite the Patient to be Part of the Team: Shared Decision Making and Patient Engagement
  Sarah Myer, MSS, LSW; Marci Ruediger, PT, MS
12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm – 3:00pm Affirmative Healthcare for Transgender Patients
  Trisha Hicks, LSW, MSW, MEd; Damon Stango, MS
3:00pm – 3:15pm BREAK
3:15pm – 4:15pm Vision: Where Medical Meets Function
  Dr. Siva Meiyeppen, OD, FAAO; Natalie Collins, MS, OTR/L; 
  Paula Bonsall, MS, OTR/L, ATP
4:15pm – 4:30pm Wrap Up and Evaluation


Educational Objectives – Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the interdisciplinary Cancer Care Committee.
  • Describe the rehab professional’s role in serving the population with brain tumors/cancer.
  • Discuss the role of inpatient rehabilitation for individuals with cancer.
  • Discuss the challenges for the patient, family and rehab team when the diagnosis is cancer.
  • Describe interventions for improving the care of persons served with brain tumors/cancer.
  • Describe discharge planning for individuals with brain tumors/cancer.
  • Define key terms related to transgender patients
  • Describe the major health disparities facing transgender individuals.
  • Identify strategies to create a welcoming and affirming environment for transgender patients.
  • Describe visual pathways and processing
  • Discuss common vision/perceptual impairments following a neurological event and the interventions to address them.
  • Discuss the interdisciplinary relationship between occupational therapy and neuro-optometrists and the benefits to the patient
  • Define shared decision making
  • Describe the benefits of shared decision making for the patient and the health care provider
  • Demonstrate shared decision making techniques in a role playing situation

Target Audience – This program is designed for:

  • Nurses
  • Hospital-based case managers
  • Insurance company-based case managers
  • Social workers
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Healthcare professionals in both the acute care and rehabilitation settings


Presentation Materials

 Interdisciplinary Care of Patients with Neurologically Involved Cancer 

Invite the Patient to be a Part of the Team Shared Decision Making and Patient Engagement


Accreditation – Continuing education credits/contact hours are pending review by the State Boards and will be provided for:

  • Nurses: RN, LPN, ARNP (through PA, DE and NJ State Boards)
  • Social workers (through NASW)
  • Case managers (through CCMC)
  • Physical therapists (through PA, DE and NJ State Boards)
  • Occupational therapists (through PA and NJ State Boards)
  • Speech Language Pathologists (through PA, DE and NJ State Boards)

**We are seeking approval for six contact hours/credits.


Participants may only claim credit for the sessions that they attended.  You will be awarded one contact hour for each 60 minutes of educational time.

All speakers at continuing education activities for this conference are required to disclose to the audience: (1) any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods, or services and (2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs discussed in their presentations. Our speakers and conference planners have indicated that they having nothing to disclose. 

Criteria for successful completion of this program include submission of a completed evaluation form.

Cost: This program is offered free of charge.


CLICK HERE to Register for the Conference

Lodging for the Wind Creek Bethlehem Seminar
A limited number of rooms are available if you would like to stay at Wind Creek on Thursday, November 14. The room rate is $136 (plus taxes) and can be arranged through Laura Bittner prior to October 15. After October 15, please contact Wind Creek Bethlehem directly to make a room reservation. The hotel can be reached at 877-726-3777.  Please note that hotel check-in begins at 3 p.m. and checkout is 11 a.m.  Registered guests must be at least 21 years of age.

Additional Information
For additional information, please contact Laura Bittner at 215-218-3932 or Laura.Bittner@Jefferson.edu