Area OTs, PTs, and PAs invited to free professional development dissection seminar


Healthcare professionals are invited to sign up for a free professional development seminar, "An Interprofessional Interactive Gross Dissection Laboratory Experience: From the Forearm to the Digits," to be held on April 17 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at Saint Francis University. 

The workshop is ideal for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and physician assistants who work with upper extremity orthopedic injuries, conditions, dysfunctions, impairments, and disabilities. A companion workshop is being held on April 18 for SFU OT, PT, PA, students, and alumni. 

Dr. Christopher Lincoski and Dr. Scott Eisenhuth, board-certified and fellowship-trained hand surgeons at University Orthopedics Center, will conduct the dissection of a cadaver forearm while guiding group discussion. The format will allow participants to better understand upper extremity neuromusculoskeletal and vascular systems to inform their patient-centered rehabilitation and care practice. During the seminar, Dr. Lincoski and Dr. Eisenhuth will demonstrate the spatial relationship of anatomical structures in the forearm, wrist, and hand while showing respect and appreciation for the human cadaver undergoing dissection for the enrichment of advancing biomedical research and education. 

The seminar is sponsored by SFU's Occupational Therapy Department and organized by Dr. Andrew F. Miller, a clinical assistant professor at SFU. It will be held at the university's new Health Sciences and Education Experiential Learning Commons. 

Space is limited to the first 25 registrants. To RSVP, contact Andrew Miller, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, ATC/L, CFE, Clinical Assistant Professor of the SFU MOT program at or 814-472-3315. 

Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, is the oldest Catholic-Franciscan college in the United States. Its mission is to help students grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of faith, generosity, respect, discovery, and joy. Saint Francis University offers traditional campus-based learning and competitive online and graduate degree offerings.