The Annual Marjorie K. Ionta Symposium
The symposia provide professional development for rehabilitation health care providers, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapy assistants, and nurses.
MGH Institute of Health Professions and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Physical Therapy present an all-day symposium on "Working with Technology, and Making Technology Work for You!"
The ever evolving realm of technology in rehabilitation can be overwhelming for rehab professionals. Many fads offer initial excitement only to fade in popularity due to limited usefulness or poor design. How do you make decisions about what technology is best for you, your patients, and your practice?
Join us for a day of interactive and application based discussions around the use of technology in clinical practice. This symposium will give clinicians an opportunity to explore and sample new technologies to enhance care and provide a framework for how to make decisions about which technologies will best fit your needs.
The symposium will feature interactive, small group sessions, highlighting current technologies being used in clinical practice including social media, smart phone and tablet applications, Microsoft Kinect applications (virtual reality), wearable devices and other technologies for our patients.
Marjorie K. Ionta Fund
The Fund was established in 1983 in honor of Marjorie K. Ionta, Chief Physical Therapist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at MGH from 1958 to 1981, and a founding member of the MGH Institute faculty. She was known as a visionary and extraordinary leader.
The first lecture in her honor was held in 1982, and the fund has grown through generous contributions. Fund resources are used not only to perpetuate the yearly event but also to support grants and other professional development between the MGH Institute and MGH Physical Therapy Department.