Watch the recording of

‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’: Traveling and Exploring with Confidence

with Megan and Lauren, Occupational Therapist’s at Johns Hopkins Myositis Center

‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’: Traveling and Exploring with Confidence

As the world begins reopening and you might consider traveling again, whether to join us at the Myositis Empower Walk in October or to visit family and friends, or to just getaway.

We’ll review any updated COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, but spend the majority of the session focused on overcoming some of the challenges people with myositis face when traveling. We’ll talk about modes of transportation, how to decide which attractions or travel locations to go to, restaurants, hotels, and more.

The slides provide clickable links to added and helpful resources. Be sure to check those out!

We understand public transportation may not be right for you

Based on the latest research presented to us by the experts at Johns Hopkins, those who are taking certain immunosuppression medications are not having an antibody response to the COVID-19 vaccine. It is recommended that they continue with full precautions in addition to receiving the vaccine.

While this might make travel on public transportation dangerous for some people, there are other ways to explore with road trips and local parks, and added ways included in the webinar.

Joining us from the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center

Megan McGowan, Occupational Therapy

Megan McGowan received her M.S. in occupational therapy from Keuka College of Keuka Park, NY in 2012. Megan has been practicing at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for 5 years. Her clinical focus has been within acute care and within the Johns Hopkins Myositis Clinic. Megan has a clinical specialty in myositis and has been working in the clinic for 4 years. She has presented nationally at The Myositis Association conference and has held an active role in research studies being performed within the Johns Hopkins Myositis Clinic.

Lauren Burgess, Occupational Therapy

Lauren Burgess received her master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2015 at the University of Southern California. At Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center she practices in the acute care setting, working with a variety of patient populations. She is also one of two primary occupational therapists for the Johns Hopkins Myositis clinic, where she works collaboratively with other providers to offer a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach to care.

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