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2024 Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Symposium

Course Description

This interdisciplinary symposium will focus on the current evidenced-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 describe how medical interventions affect functional recovery.
  2. The participant will describe current research in acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.
  3. The participant will be able to identify challenges associated with living with a disability.
  4. The participant will be able to list therapeutic interventions utilized post acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Registration Information

Early Bird (Before 9/22/24)Late registration (after 9/22/24)
Visiting Professionals$225.00$250.00
Barrow/Dignity Health Employees$200.00$225.00
Student Attendee$100.00$100.00
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 12th will result in a full refund of tuition. Please contact the CME office at CME@BarrowNeuro.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the symposium for any special needs requests or accommodations.

CME Information

*CEUs will be awarded to participants after they have successfully completed the post-symposium assessment and learning outcomes assessment.

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Date, Time, and Location

In-Person Goldman Auditorium & Virtual Availability
Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 2024

Target Audience

This program is designed for allied health professionals who treat people with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Speaker Information

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

SPeakerTopic/Time
Day 17:55 AM
Candyce Williams, MDWelcome
Susan Harkema, PhDKeynote: Mechanisms of Whole-Body Neuromodulation for Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (8:00 AM)
Matthias Linke, DO, FAAPMR, SCIMSpinal Cord Injury, Latest Research Review (9:00 AM)
Break9:40 AM
Sara Cuccurollo, MD, Talya Fleming, MD, FAAPMRTransitioning to Value-Based Stroke Care (Concurrent at 10:00 AM)
Jessica Schneider, PsyD
Desmond Bernstein, PT, DPT, NCS,
Cassandra Alvarez, MS, CCC-SLP
Emily McFadden, OTD, OTR/L
Transdisciplinary Applications of Therapeutic Techniques in Non-Transdisciplinary Settings (11:00 AM)
Lunch Break12:00 PM
Brooke Murtaugh, OTD, OTR/L, CBISTDisorders of Consciousness After Severe Brain Injury: Rehabilitation Across the Care Continuum (1:00 PM)
Jenna Zellner, OTD, OTR/L
Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTP
A Holistic and Comprehensive Approach to Utilizing Robotics & Technologies in Neuro-Rehabilitation (1:45 PM)
Jillian MacDonald, PT, DPT, NCS
Brenda Miller, PT, DPT, CBIS
Intensive Gait Training: Application & Practice Change (Concurrent at 2:30 PM)
Valeria Cordova MS, CCC-SLPUnlocking Potential: Exploring the Integration of Neurotechnology in Speech Therapy (Concurrent at 2:30 PM)
Break3:15 PM
Julia Carpenter, MA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDSEvidence-to-Practice in Aphasia Rehabilitation: A Framework for Balancing Real-World and Research Considerations (Concurrent at 3:30 PM)
Al Biemond PT, DPT, CBISQi Gong (Ba Duan Jin form): Therapeutic Benefits for the Neurological Patient (Concurrent at 3:30 PM)
Katie Cooper, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, CWT
Jess Simermeyer MSOT, OTR/L
Collaborative Pediatric Therapeutic Treatment and Intervention Considerations for Individuals with ABI and SCI (4:30 PM)
Adjourn5:15 PM
Reception6:00 PM
Day 27:55 AM
Candyce Williams, MDWelcome (7:55 AM)
Miguel Xavier Escalón, MD, MPH, FAAPMRKeynote: Cryoneurolysis for the Management of Spasticity (8:00 AM)
Tori Le, MOT, OTR/LA Rehabilitative Perspective and Process on 3D Printing (9:00 AM)
Break9:45 AM
Curtis McKnight, MDPsychiatric Management Post Acquired Brain Injury (10:00 AM)
Kyla Pearce, MPH, PhD, CBIS, E-RYTABI Patient Experience: Resilience After TBI: Personal Journey to Global Movement (10:45 AM)
Jenna Kneepkens, MS, CCC-SLPRespiratory Muscle Training (Concurrent at 11:30 AM)
Kyla Pearce, MPH, PhD, CBIS, E-RYT
Barb Capone, PT, DPT
Yoga Lab: LoveYourBrain Yoga for Brain Injury (Concurrent at 11:30 AM)
Lunch Break12:30 PM
Brian Harris, MA, MT-BC, NMT/FThe Cutting Edge Neuroscience of Music: Clinical Applications in Neurorehabilitation (1:30 PM)
Katie Chun, PT, DPT, Ernie ChunSCI Patient Experience: Babies and Parenting Post SCI: One Family’s Experience (2:15 PM)
Adjourn3:00 PM

Disclosures

Susan Harkema, PhD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

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

Sara Cuccurollo, MD
Financial disclosures – Royalties from Demos/Springer Publishing-PM&R Board Book Review-Royalties donated to the Resident Education Fund
Non-financial disclosures – None

Tayla Fleming, MD, FAAPMR
Financial disclosures – Salary from JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health
Non-financial disclosures – Volunteer speaker for the American Heart Association, Volunteer Advisory Board member for NeuroTechR3

Jessica Schneider, PsyD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Desmond Bernstein, PT, DPT, NCS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Cassandra Alvarez, MN, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Emily McFadden, OTD, OTR/L
Financial disclosures– None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Brooke Murtaugh, OTD, OTR/L, CBIST
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Jenna Zellner, OTD, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Trent Maruyama, OTR/L, CKTP
Financial disclosures – Salary-paid by Dignity Health
Non-financial disclosures – None

Jillian MacDonald, PT, DPT, NCS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Brenda Miller, PT, DPT, CBIS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Valeria Cordova, MS, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Julia Carpenter, MA, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Financial disclosures – Honorarium from Barrow Neurological Institute
Non-financial disclosures – None

Al Biemond, PT, DPT, CBIS
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Katie Cooper, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, CWT
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Jessica Simermeyer, MSOT, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – Salary-Employed at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Non-financial disclosures – None

Miguel Xavier Escalon, MD, MPH, FAAPMR
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Tori Le, MOT, OTR/L
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Curtis McKnight, MD
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None

Kyla Pearce, MPH, PhD, CBIS, E-RYT
Financial disclosures –Salary-LoveYourBrain Foundation, nonprofit organization
Non-financial disclosures – Married to the ED of LoveYourBrain Foundation

Jenna Kneepkens, MS, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures – Salary-Dignity Health Employee
Non-financial disclosures – None

Brain Harris, MA, MT-BC, NMT/F
Financial disclosures – Salary and Ownership of MedRhythms
Non-financial disclosures – None

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

Ernie Chun
Financial disclosures – None
Non-financial disclosures – None