Skills for Life Workshop
Registration, Hotel Reservations & Program Layout
Registration is now open!
Please note: You must register on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot at Skills for Life. If you are a limb loss/limb different individual, remember your registration is free, but you will still need to complete the online process. All other registrations range from $150-$650.
Address: JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria
5150 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 961-1500
*Cutoff reservation date is September 14, 2022
If you have any troubles with making reservations online, please call the central reservations team at 800-228-9290 and make sure to mention you are with the "Enhancing Skills for Life Bilateral Upper Limb Loss Workshop" to receive the $150/night rate. Our Marriott rooming coordinator is Me'Orie Dixon and she can be reached by email if problems continue to persist.
*Preliminary, subject to change
Tuesday, October 4
Exhibitor Set Up, Registration/Check-In
Wednesday, October 5
Exhibitor Set Up, Exhibit Hall Opens TBD, Registration/Check-In, Program begins after lunch, Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Social
Thursday, October 6
Program Content 8am-5pm, Exhibit Hall TBD
Friday, October 7
Program Content 8am-5pm, Exhibit Hall TBD
Saturday, October 8
Program Content AM, Exhibitor Tear Down, Activity Day, Closing Dinner/Fundraiser
Sunday, October 9
*Preliminary draft only. Days, times and speakers are subject to change.
Activity Day & Special Events
Look for an exciting boot camp opportunity with Hanger Clinic's Kevin Carroll and Cameron Clapp on Friday morning, October 7th. Additional info and details will be made available in the coming months. We are also looking forward to a swim clinic opportunity led by swim coaches from Challenged Athlete’s Foundation (CAF) on Saturday, October 8th.
The ever popular Activity Day will be back too! We will definitely have your favorites from years past like, Kids Korner, Adaptive Gaming with Warfighter Engaged, Biking with Achilles International, Art Class, as well as Quad Rugby with TIRR Sports and Hippotherapy/Horse Care with Cowboy Up Therapies.
We are also excited to announce that OPAF and the First Clinics are working on a First Swing Golf clinic with help from the National Amputee Golf Association.
Find Houston Flights & COVID Policy
FLIGHTS TO HOUSTON
We are now less than a year away so it may be a good idea to start looking into airfare. Escape Houston is a great way to find cheap flights to Houston so we recommend following them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, joining their Telegram channel or signing up for their newsletters. Even though the notifications may discuss traveling from Houston to another destination, the reverse itinerary between cities is typically the same fare.
SFL 6 & COVID
We are working on our COVID policies and have discussed the possibility of requiring either a negative test or proof of vaccination within 48-72 hours of arrival. The United States CDC also continues to recommend NIOSH approved masks for large indoor gatherings as of February 2022. We will continue to update you here in these newsletters as well as our website because things will likely change between now and October 2022.
Repair Booth - New This Year!
For those wearing prosthetic arms or legs, have you traveled to a conference in the past and had something break on you? If so, not to worry at Skills for Life 6 because we will have a repair booth in Houston, courtesy of Fillauer and Holmes Prosthetic Center! This means if you have a screw come loose (literally, not figuratively), a frayed cable, something breaks, a grommet falls out or a common piece mysteriously disappears from your arms (or legs), we have you covered at Skills for Life! We have seen our amazing healthcare professionals working in the side rooms or back corners since 2008 to help with impromptu fixes to make sure you can still function while you are away from home and your prosthetists. We just want to make sure everyone knows this awesome booth will be available throughout the 3.5 days while you are in Houston! Be sure to thank our Fillauer and HPC friends if you see them around at SFL 6!
Disclaimer: This is not a prosthetic evaluation clinic, it is only for small repairs or quick fixes.
Understand pre-prosthetic evaluation and treatment needs unique to individuals missing both arms or all four limbs
Understand evaluation and treatment needs after a prosthetic device has been fit
Gain exposure to functional skills, adaptations, equipment, modifications used by individuals missing both arms or all four limbs
Learn about the latest technology, surgical techniques and prosthetic componentry
Discuss appropriate functional outcomes, dependent upon level of limb loss/absence
Discuss emotional adjustments and impacts to the individual and family living with bilateral upper limb or quadruple limb loss
*CEU's will be applied for with America Board for Certification (ABC) and Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA)
Full tuition less credit card processing fees are refundable if we receive written cancellation seven days prior to the seminar. Registrants who notify Enhancing Skills for Life of cancellation up to one week before the beginning of the seminar are eligible for a registration refund, less any credit card processing fees. Enhancing Skills for Life is not responsible for any guaranteed airline or hotel reservations. In the unlikely event that the event is canceled, we will make every effort to contact the participants, with the information they submitted when they registered as well as posted information on the website. In the event of cancellation, participants will receive a full refund based on payment method. We ask participants to allow ample time for refund check processing and credit card account transactions. Enhancing Skills for Life reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the event non-viable. If Enhancing Skills for Life cancels an event, registrants will be notified and offered a refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at a new, future date.