Ability KC Community Events & Education

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 14, 2022

Hanger Clinic
Pediatric Symposium

The Pediatric Symposium is an evidence-based program designed to provide healthcare professionals with insight into the role of orthotic intervention for optimal management of a wide range of pediatric diagnoses.

The Hanger Institute for Clinical Research and Education, along with the Kansas City, MO Hanger Clinic, and Ability KC have organized this to provide the most up to date information and education for pediatric clinicians around the country.

This will be a virtual event for all healthcare professionals who work and care for pediatric orthotic patients. Attendees will have an opportunity to further their knowledge of common pediatric diagnoses, presentations, and the role of orthotic intervention.

Featured Ability KC Speakers:
Katherine Hill, OT
Megan Andrews, PT
Michele Ahern, PT

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Midwest Adaptive Sports
Day at the Lake

Join Midwest Adaptive Sports and presenting sponsor, Ability KC, for the annual Day at the Lake event. Individuals with SCI/D, amputations and other physical disabilities will have the opportunity to water ski, kayak, and take boat rides.

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Past Events

April 22-24, 2022

MO American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Live Spring Conference in KC 2022

Saturday, April 23 from 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM: We’ve Quarantined, Now What? Managing Post-COVID in the Outpatient Neuro Setting presented by Lauren Young, PT, DPT, NCS, Ability KC

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April 14, 2022

Ability KC
Bi-State Stroke Conference

This conference presented by Ability KC experts in collaboration with the Bi-State Stroke Education Consortium provides evidence-based educational opportunities supported by strong outcomes for providers of stroke care across the continuum.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

KC Chamber – Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Healthy KC Q1 Networking Forum: Aligned Purpose: Democratizing Leadership, Performance, and Wellbeing

The Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Action Team and the Kansas City Academy of Culture Ambassadors Chapter hosted a Networking Forum to discuss the democratizing of leadership, performance, and wellbeing as today’s opportunity and challenge focus our purpose. Discussion panel included,  Amy Castillo, CEO and Executive Director of Ability KC, and Jack Bastable, President & Founder of Vital Leadership, LLC. two of Kansas City’s recognized leaders in efforts to impact health and productivity through innovative workforce strategies. They discussed research and work culture examples that promote all individuals and teams to practice leadership when supported by an ethos of wellbeing. Dan McDonough, President of the Kansas City Chapter of Culture Ambassadors, moderated the morning activities.

February 2-4, 2022

The International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Conference
New Orleans – Virtual Conference, 50th Annual Meeting, Cultivating a New Ethos

 

Joined by national and international presenters at the INS Conference, Ability KC’s experts Terrie Price Ph.D, ABPP,  Director of Neuropsychology, Developmental and Behavioral Health Services, and Michael Kolessar Psy.D., Neuropsychologist, have partnered with Pamela Payne MA, Psy.D. Candidate, to provide expert insight through their collaborative presentation to enhance continued conversations and the future direction of Neuropsychology practices in the areas of cross-cultural neuropsychology, underserved communities, supervision and training models in a multiethnic and interconnected world, and effects of environmental exposures and social disparities.

 

Payne, P., Kolessar, M., Price, T. (2022). A Case Study Demonstrating the use of Trails-X, a Novel Executive Functioning Measure in a Patient with Imaging confirmed Frontal Lobe Atrophy [Poster Presentation]. Poster presented at the 2022 International Neuroscience Society Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Saturday, January 8 - Sunday, January 9, 2022

KC Revolution Wheelchair Rugby Club – Red Lipstick Rumble Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

 

Ability KC is proud to sponsor KC Revolution’s home tournament located at the HyVee Arena. KC Revolution will compete against teams from across the country in this competitive adaptive event.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

A Professional Conference presented by Ability KC

Join Ability KC in welcoming speakers Erin Andrews, Psy. D. and Dr. Randall Nudo, Ph.D. as well as Ability KC experts, Katherine Hill, PT, Lauren Young, Brandon Critchon and Becky Jessen, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, LVST-BIG for our annual professional conference.

 

This conference is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals across the Kansas City region as we examine best-practices, reflect on what we have learned in the past year and share the expertise of industry leaders on our team and from across the country.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Midwest Adaptive Sports
Day at the Lake

Join Midwest Adaptive Sports and presenting sponsor, Ability KC, for the annual Day at the Lake event. Individuals with SCI/D will have the opportunity to water ski, kayak, and take boat rides.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

KC Shepherd’s Center
Live Your Best Life Series

Driver’s Evaluation and Training in Neuro. Rehabilitation presented by Kimberly Weishaar, OTR/L, CDRS, Ability KC

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Children’s Mercy
Transition to Adulthood Conference

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM Adulting – Teaching Life Skills Now for Transition to Adulthood Tomorrow presented by Katherine Hill, OTC, Ability KC Occupational Therapist and Kathy Smith, MPA

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Ability KC
Bi-State Stroke Conference

This conference presented by Ability KC experts in collaboration with the Bi-State Stroke Education Consortium provides evidence-based educational opportunities supported by strong outcomes for providers of stroke care across the continuum.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Case Management Society of America – KC (CMSA-KC)
Monthly Educational Offering

Exoskeleton Gait Training in Neuro Rehabilitation presented by Natalie Dirnberger, DPT, Ability KC Physical Therapy Coordinator & Adult Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Physical Therapist

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

North Kansas City Hospital
Bi-State Stroke Conference

Driver Evaluation and Training after a Stroke presented by Nancy Petersen, MSW, Ability KC Marketing Specialist & Community Liaison

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