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2021 Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Symposium

Course Goal

The 2021 Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Symposium will focus on the current evidence-based practice and research for the treatment of those with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. The symposium will provide an educational opportunity for rehabilitation professionals focusing on the medical management and rehabilitative treatment interventions.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. The participant will be able to state how medical interventions affect functional recovery.
  2. The participant will be able to identify challenges associated with living with a disability.
  3. The participant will list strategies for behavioral management post acquired brain injury.
  4. The participant will describe current research in acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Registration Information

Early Bird (Before 9/22/21)Late registration (after 9/22/21)
Visiting Professionals$200.00$225.00
Dignity Health Employees$175.00$200.00
Students$75.00$75.00
Registration fee includes: Symposium, program materials, and continuing education credits.
Refund and cancellation policy: Barrow reserves the right to cancel or change the program for due causes. Cancellation of this program by Barrow or by the participant before October 10th will result in a full refund of tuition.

Course Completion Requirements

  1. To obtain CEUs from this symposium, you must login and logout and be in attendance throughout the agenda to receive full CEUs. SLP, PT, and OT are not eligible for partial credit and must attend the course in its entirety to receive CEUs.
  2. Completion of the online post course evaluation is required.

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area). Partial credit is not offered.

This course is offered for 12.75 APTA Arizona CEUs.

Barrow Neurological Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #02145. This Distance Learning-Interactive symposium is offered at 1.3 CEUs at an intermediate education level for OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge.   

Nursing CEUs are pending.

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Date, Time, and Location

Virtual Only
October 9-10, 2021

Target Audience

This program is designed for allied health professionals who treat persons with acquired brain injury and SCI.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).

SPeakerTopic
Day 1October 9, 2021
Candyce Williams, MDWelcome (7:55 AM)
Nicholas Theodore, MD, FACS, FAANSKeynote: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury in Elite Athletes: Tales from the NFL and Beyond (8:00 AM)
Matthias Linke, DOCase Reports: Helping Your Patient to Become Independent and Continent of Bowel and Bladder (9:00 AM)
Break9:45 AM
Jessica Matthes, PhDAddressing Behavioral Issues Following Traumatic Brain Injury:
Behavior Management & Behavior Modification Techniques (10:00 AM)
Ammon Lovell, PT, DPT, NCS; Gracelyn Garniss, OTR/L; Laura Baumert, PT, DPT; Brody Burnell and Steve BurnellTraumatic Brain Injury Throughout the Continuum of Care: A
Case Study (10:45 AM)
Mark Nash, PhD, FACSMCardiometabolic Disease after Spinal Cord Injuries: At the Crossroads of Lifestyle and Molecular Management Strategies (11:30 AM)
Lunch Break12:15 PM
Rory Murphy, MDSurgical Management for Peripheral Nerve Injury after Spinal Cord Injury (1:00 PM)
Kim Anderson, PhDExperiences during Inpatient Rehabilitation, Perspectives on
Recovery, and Impact of COVID-19 (2:00 PM)
Break2:45 PM
Christina Kwasnica, MDSpasticity: Is It Good or Bad? (3:00 PM)
David Berlowitz, PhDSleep disorders: Spinal Cord Injury (3:45 PM)
Wrap up and Evaluation4:30 PM
Adjourn4:45 PM
Day 2October 10, 2021
Candyce Williams, MDWelcome (7:55 AM)
Terry Fife, MDVestibular Symptoms Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (8:00 AM)
David Wang, DOBandage of a Brain Bleed, Are We Making Any Progress? (9:00 AM)
Break9:45 AM
Shashir Shah, DO, CWSWound Care (10:00 AM; concurrent)
Rachel McCarville, PT, DPT, NCSVestibular Rehabilitation (10:00 AM; concurrent)
John T. Haller, PharmD, BCCCPAnticoagulant Reversal in Head Injuries: Putting the PCC’s
Together (10:45 AM; concurrent)
Sue Kime, OTR/LCompensations and Strategies for Successful Home Independence and Work Re-entry (10:45 AM; concurrent)
Katie Chun, PT, DPTFunctional Seating and Positioning with Spinal Cord Injury and ABI (11:30 AM)
Break12:15 PM
Kelly Irion, OTR/L and Jerald IrionPatient Experience: Irion Family (12:30 PM)
Tiffany Sheehan, PhD, RN, SCRN, ASC-BC, FAHAJourney to Comprehensive: Developing a Stroke Center of Excellence (1:15 PM; concurrent)
Steven M. Frey, OTR/L, CKTP and Sara J. Stephenson, OTD, OTR/L,
BCPR, CBIS, CSRS
All Subluxed Shoulders Need TLC: Kinesiotaping (1:15 PM; concurrent)
Wrap up and Evaluation2:00 PM
Adjourn2:15 PM

Disclosures

Kim Anderson, PhD
Financial disclosures – Consultant: AbbVie, not related to proposed talk
Non-financial disclosures – None

Laura Baumert, PT, DPT, NCS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

David Berlowitz, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Brody Burnell
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures –None

Steve Burnell
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Katie Chun, PT, DPT
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Terry Fife, MD, FACS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Steven M. Frey OTR/L CKTP
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Gracelyn Garniss, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures –  None

J. Tyler Haller, PharmD, BCCCP
Financial disclosures– None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Kelly Irion, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Jerald Irion
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Susan Kime, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Christina Kwasnica, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Matthias Linke, DO
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Ammon Lovell, PT, DPT, NCS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Rachel McCarville
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Jessica Matthes, PhD, ABN
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Rory Murphy, MD
Financial disclosures – Shareholder or Ownership: Intelligent Implants
Consultant: Stryker
Non-financial disclosures – None

Mark Nash, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Tiffany Sheehan, PhD, SCRN, ASC-BC FAHA
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Shashir Shah, DO
Financial disclosures – Speakers Bureau: Sanowave
Consultant: Medline Industries
Non-financial disclosures – None

Sara J. Stephenson, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Nicholas Thoedore, MD, FACS, FAANS
Financial disclosures – Royalty: Depuy Synthes; Globus Medical
Shareholder or Ownership: Globus Medical; Spine Align Surgical
Consultant: Globus Medical; Misonix Corporation
Non-financial disclosures – None

David Wang, DO, FAHA, FAAN
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Candyce Willams, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None