15th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference

The Great Helmet Debate

Dr. Frank Conidi discusses the biomechanics of head trauma and how it affects the brain.
Frank Conidi, MD, FAAN, FAHS

Frank Conidi, MD, FAAN, FAHS

Director, Florida Center for Headache and Sports Neurology
Founder and Chair, Seeing Stars Foundation
Team Neurologist, Florida Panthers, NHL
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Neurogenic Bladder

Dr. Graham Creasy reviews the current methods of management of the neurogenic bladder.
Graham Creasey, MD

Graham Creasey, MD

Paralyzed Veterans of America Professor of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Emeritus
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Neuromuscular Complications of COVID

Dr. Colin Franz discusses the major neuromuscular complications associated with severe COVID-19.
Colin Franz, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

Colin Franz, MD, PhD, FAAPMR

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

The Intersection of Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Backpacking

Dr. Michael Lobatz discusses the neurological effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Michael Lobatz, MD

Michael Lobatz, MD

Director, Medical Affairs
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Encinitas, California

Managing Challenging Patient Behaviors Without Drugs

Dr. Paul Dores reviews the types of challenging behaviors that can arise as a result of traumatic brain injury.
Paul Dores, PhD, BCBA -D

Paul Dores, PhD, BCBA -D

Psychologist Hidden Valley Ranch Rehabilitation Services Ramona, California

Acute Therapy: Driving Rehab

Megan Robbins outlines the legal requirements for health care professionals with regard to TBI patients and driving rehabilitation.
Megan Robbins

Megan Robbins

Occupational Therapist Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas, California

COVID & Brain Injury

Dr. Benedict Michael discusses the clinical spectrum of COVID neurological complications.
Benedict Michael, MBChB, MRCP, PhD

Benedict Michael, MBChB, MRCP, PhD

Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow (MRC/NIHR) Clinical Infection, Microbiology, and Immunology Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Science, UoL NIHR HPRU for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection Liverpool, England

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Course Overview

The 15th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference is designed to provide a clear understanding of the need for multidisciplinary strategies in the management of patients with brain injuries. A renowned faculty of interdisciplinary specialists will present the latest in research and outcomes from a variety of medical perspectives.

Educational Objectives
After completing this internet enduring material, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of brain injury and its resultant impairments, disability, and psychosocial impact.
  • Utilize multidisciplinary strategies for the management of psychological and behavioral problems common to brain injury.
  • Identify neurophysiological mechanisms involved in brain plasticity and their potential application to improving practice and service provision across rehabilitation disciplines.
  • Discuss the life-long, post-acute rehabilitation needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and the importance of developing long term care plans.
  • Review the latest rehabilitative and assistive technology tools for individuals with traumatic brain injuries.

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