25th Annual Brain Injury Symposium Current Concepts in Neurological Rehabilitation
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke are public health problems of major proportions. Each year, more than 230,000 people in the United States sustain a TBI, resulting in hospitalization and potential life-long disability due to a complex variety of cognitive, physical and emotional sequelae. There have been many advances in the practice of rehabilitation medicine, psychology, neurology and other clinical specialties that identify and treat patients with brain injury. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to accurately diagnose, treat and rehabilitate brain injury survivors.
Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neuropsychologists, Physiatrists, General Internists, Family Practice Physicians, Pediatricians, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Pharmacists and Athletic Trainers
- Describe the wide variety of imaging tools and techniques available for assessing stroke patient.
- Recognize the limitations and practical challenges of stroke imaging.
- Explain the imaging penumbra in stroke care.
- Utilize best evidence and current guidelines in the evaluation and management of youth concussion.
- Describe an active approach to concussion treatment and rehabilitation.
- Implement best practices to improve the Return to School process.
- Recognize the important role life care planning has in meeting an acquired brain injured patient’s individual health needs.
- Outline the different components and multidisciplinary teams involved in creating a Life Care Plan.
- Identify areas of a Life Care Plan that are of particular importance in the management of the acquired brain injured patient.
- Describe the neuroanatomical substrate of different types of maladaptive behavior.
- Implement behavior modification procedures to decrease maladaptive behavior.
- Identify antecedents to maladaptive behavior.
- Explain the risk factors and epidemiology of Traumatic Brain injury.
- Describe medical complications commonly associated with Traumatic Brain injuries.
- Outline the different classifications of Traumatic Brain injuries.
- Recognize functional outcome predictors for Traumatic Brain injuries.
- Appropriately utilized pharmacologic management for the treatment of Traumatic Brain injuries.
- Identify individuals who qualify for a BalanceWear assessment and list the steps of facilitating a referral to a qualified clinician.
- Determine the most appropriate assessment tools for commonly reported persistent symptoms following concussion.
- Utilize a multifaceted approach for the treatment of individuals with brain injury (severe to moderate) based on evidence based practice.
- Describe the emotional sequelae to TBI.
- Identify contributions of the rehabilitation team as it relates to treatment planning.
- Recognize the brain injury recovery process and difficulties from the perspective of a patient.
Bradley M. Aiken, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Programs
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Richard A. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Baptist Hospital of Miami Brain Injury and Concussion Rehabilitation Programs
Neuropsychologist, Miami Cancer Institute
Kevin J. Abrams, M.D.
Chief of Radiology, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Medical Director, Neuroradiology
Kevin J. Abrams, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant Keystone Hart and a stock holder for Keystone Hart and Cleerly, Inc. Dr. Abrams will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
Janel Blanco, has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that her discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Gerard Gioia, Ph.D.
Division Chief, Pediatric Neuropsychology
Children's National Health System
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics
George Washington University School of Medicine
Gerard Gioia, Ph.D., has indicated that he is an author and receives royalties for the Psychological Assessment Resource, Inc, Gerard Gioia, Ph.D. will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Alan Keith Novick, M.D.
Rehabilitation Medical Director
Memorial Rehabilitation Institute
Alan Keith Novick, M.D., has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Paul M. Ramos, P.T.
Paul M. Ramos, P.T., has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Lida Rivera-Perez, PT, DPT
Emily Ann Schultz, P.T., DPT, NCS
UHealth Physical Therapy Outpatient Neuro
Emily Ann Schultz, P.T., DPT, NCS, has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that her discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
Accreditation and Credits
Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 7 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, the Florida Council of Physician Assistants and the Florida Board of Psychology (7 credits). CE Broker Course #20-661891.
Approved for a total of 7 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing, Pharmacy, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists and Clinical Social Workers. CE Broker Provider #50-182. CE Broker Course #20-661891.
This course is pending approval for 8.5 continuing education credits from the Florida Physical Therapy Association, course approval CE Broker Course #20-661891. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply that the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
- 7.00 Florida Board of Athletic Training
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 7.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 7.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 7.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 7.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 7.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 7.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 7.00 General certificate of attendance
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