Training for Health Professionals: Seminars & Observational Training

Comprehensive Management of the Neuropathic Foot

April 10-12, 2019
September 18-20, 2019
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Promotes an increased level of understanding among members of the medical, nursing and allied health professionals regarding current concepts in the management of insensitive feet.
  • Covers areas in the field of sensory feedback mechanisms, biomechanics of the sole of the foot, stress patterns, diabetic foot problems, Hansen's disease, insensitivity, management of tropic ulcers, the hypersensitive foot, objective methods of pressure insole materials and shoe design for equal pressure and shoe fitting.
  • Registration form

Hansen’s Disease in the United States
Diagnosis & Treatment Seminar
November 5-6, 2018
Carville, Louisiana

  • Designed to increase the level of understanding among healthcare providers regarding the unique characteristics and current concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of Hansen’s disease (Leprosy).
  • Discusses the epidemiology, initial diagnosis, treatment protocols, management of reactions, peripheral neuropathy, pathology, prevention of disability, and strategies for coping with the stigma of the disease.
  • Registration form

Single Day Seminars
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • For nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers and other allied health specialists.
  • Contact Mickey Templet for a schedule of upcoming seminars, a brochure and registration form

Observational Training

  • Opportunity for individuals working or planning to work as as professional Hansen's disease (leprosy) personnel to learn current concepts in the management of Hansen's disease (leprosy).
  • Generally, those accepted for observational training are practicing professionals in medicine or science.
  • Provides highly specialized training in one or more aspects of Hansen's disease (leprosy) such as clinical aspects, rehabilitation methods, or clinical laboratory methods.
  • No prescribed curriculum provided; observational training is tailored to provide an appropriate learning experience for each individual accepted to the program.
  • Offered throughout the year.
  • Length of observational training varies from several days to one month, depending on individual needs.
  • Recommended that observational training commence with attendance at one of the two-day medical seminars listed above.



Date Last Reviewed:  July 2018