Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

As experts in our field, we offer exceptional CPD courses for osteopaths, including Alumni and other paediatric specialists as well as those who are taking their first steps into the specialism. Keep an eye on our range of short courses to help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date, and complete your annual GOsC CPD requirement.

Our international conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss cutting edge topics with experts from around the world, as well as contributing to CPD requirements.

Upcoming CPD Courses at the OCC:

 

Led By:     Carole Meredith DO and Nicholas Woodhead DO

Location:  London, UK

Cost:         £750.00 for the whole course (5 days) or £155.00 p/day (plus Eventbrite’s fee)

 

In light of the Covid-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the course (all 5 dates), and the new course dates are as follow:

Days 1 and 2 – Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May

Days 3 and 4 – Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June

Day 5 – Saturday 26 June

 

The Osteopathic Centre for Children is pleased to offer the ‘Advancing Your Osteopathic Skills in the Cranial Field Course’. Supported by the Rollin E Becker Institute, this is a very flexible 5 day course with participants having the option to book it in its entirety or as single days. This is an opportunity to advance skills, revise and improve cranial anatomy, learn, try alternative approaches and tailor a course to suit your own requirements. The course leaders will deliver some lectures but a lot of the learning will be in groups of 4 with a tutor to enable participants to explore, ask their own questions and work at their own level and pace. There will be a high practical content to enable participants to incorporate their new skills into practice.

The course leaders are Carole Meredith and Nick Woodhead, who between them have more than 80 years of teaching experience within the cranial field and are very competent at teaching at all levels.

If you are a Beginner or an Improver, then this is the course for you

On the first three days, our emphasis will be on small group tutorial approach, rather than a lecture led delivery, as this will enable us to tailor the days to the individual participant’s needs. We aim to cater from complete beginner to people who want to advance or refresh their knowledge, skills and/or palpation.

The fourth day will primarily be a treatment-based day, to include: fascial and fluid techniques, intra oral work, and balanced ligamentous tension/treatment of peripheral joints – a guided treatment of a “patient”. We also plan to discuss “whiplash” patterns & treatment and the treatment of post-partum patients.

On the final day, we will continue with practical approaches to treating infants and children, adapting    handholds, protocols (etc.) to younger patients; and discuss how treatment approaches might change with different age groups, allowing for aspects such as ossification, among others.

To book visit www.advancingyourosteopathicskillsinthecranialfield.eventbrite.co.uk

For more info call 0203 887 8813 or email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com 

 

Cancellation Policy

The OCC/FPO reserves the right to postpone this course if circumstances change (due to the pandemic). Eventbrite’s processing fee is non-refundable, so in the event that the course is cancelled by the OCC/FPO, all fees (excluding Eventbrite’s fee) will be refunded.

Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your place on this course, the OCC/FPO regrets to inform that no refunds can be given unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Please note, the OCC/FPO does not accept responsibility for any expense you incur (such as travel and accommodation costs), so please do consider this before registration.

COVID-19 Protocol

The OCC/FPO will comply with the guidance and the course must only take place where this is permissible in accordance with the UK Government, as relevant at the time of each course.

Participants should not attend training should they, or a member of their household, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Any person who has symptoms of COVID-19  will not be allowed in the premises. Participants must contact us if they, or a member of their household, tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the course date. In this event, we will then notify all other participants of the situation and ask them to follow the appropriate Government guidance.

The layout of the room should ensure that social distancing is respected by all persons in the training room  during non-practical exercises. All participants will have their temperature checked before entering the room.

Adequate PPE and hand-washing facilities will be available. This will include disposable masks and/or visors, disposable aprons, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, paper bedroll, anti-viral surface spray/wipes.

We thank all participants for following the guidance and helping us protect our community by adhering to the safety measures put in place according to government guidance.

Led By:           Kok Weng Lim DO MSc(Ost) FSCCO

Date:               Friday, 5 March 2021

Time:              7.00 pm (1 hour CPD)

Cost:               £35.00 (plus Eventbrite’s fee)

 

This online session will explore the imitators of epilepsy: ‘all that shakes is not epilepsy’ (Jean Aicardi).

Non-epileptic seizures during infancy, childhood and adolescence will be described.

This session will draw upon Kok Weng’s experience of managing children with seizures and non-epileptic  seizures in various clinical settings.  

Questions will be welcomed!

The Course Leader:

Kok Weng Lim graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1989. He is also a graduate of the European School of Osteopathy and the University of Greenwich where he obtained his Masters in Osteopathy in 2004. He has since published a review article on infantile colic, and has also contributed  chapters to a couple of osteopathic textbooks on paediatrics. 

Having worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children since its earliest beginnings in 1991, he teaches at the OCC and also works as a senior osteopath at a neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital in north London. 

He has extensive teaching experience with the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, the international department of the European School of Osteopathy, the Vienna School of Osteopathy and also with various other European and Russian teaching institutions. He has passed the proficiency exams of the Cranial Academy, in the USA.

To book visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/epilepsy-fits-faints-and-funny-turns

For more info call 0203 887 8813 or email educationregistrar@occ.uk.com 

 

Cancellation Policy

The OCC/FPO reserves the right to postpone this course if circumstances change (due to the pandemic). Eventbrite’s processing fee is non-refundable, so in the event that the course is cancelled by the OCC/FPO, all fees (excluding Eventbrite’s fee) will be refunded.

Should circumstances mean that you have to cancel your place on this course, the OCC/FPO regrets to inform that no refunds can be given unless we are able to re-sell your place.

Please note, the OCC/FPO does not accept responsibility for any expense you incur, so please do consider this before registration.

 

 

 

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