Brain Injury Symposium, 24th Annual
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, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Pharmacists and Athletic Trainers
- Describe secondary injury after brain injury and explain the concept of neuroprotection.
- Identify the key components of neural plasticity and its relation to neurorecovery.
- Explore interventions that improve neuroplasticity, limit secondary injury and potentially lead to functional gains.
- Describe the principles of rehabilitation for persons with brain cancer and functional outcomes in this population.
- Identify the rehabilitation needs and safety considerations following treatment for brain cancer.
- Readily embed rehabilitation for brain cancer patients within the continuum of cancer care.
- Discuss the prevalence, phenomenology and course of cancer related cognitive dysfunction (CRCD) in patients with breast cancer.
- Identify risk factors associated with CRCD and biological mechanisms of CRCD.
- Outline treatment strategies for patients with CRCD.
- Identify the various components of executive functioning and coping styles following mild versus moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
- Utilize more accurate, sensitive and specific measurements of executive functions.
- Explain the neuroanatomy of executive functions.
- Recognize the importance of open chain movement in the rehabilitation of cerebellar injury.
- Explain the theoretically negative implications of using weights during rehabilitation of cerebellar injury.
- Identify and describe the myriad of sleep disorders associated with traumatic brain injury.
- Utilize diagnostic tools to appropriately identify specific trauma related sleep disorders.
- Provide effective treatment options for trauma linked sleep irregularities.
- Identify the role vestibular testing has on establishing the site, pathogenesis and severity of traumatic vestibular disorder and its implication on therapy results.
- Differentiate the signs and symptoms of peripheral vestibular injury versus traumatic brain injury.
- Recognize the role of vestibular rehabilitation in the management of the patient with brain injury.
Bradley M. Aiken, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Programs
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Bradley M. Aiken, M.D. indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.
Richard A. Hamilton, PhD
Clinical Director, Baptist Hospital of Miami Brain Injury and Concussion Rehabilitation Programs
Neuropsychologist, Miami Cancer Institute
Richard A. Hamilton, PhD, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Chief, Cancer Rehabilitation
Miami Cancer Institute
Adrian Cristian, M.D., has indicated that he receives book royalties from Demos Medical Publishers and his discussion will not include mention of investigational, off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation(s) or discussion(s).
M. Beatriz Currier, M.D.
Medical Director, Cancer Patient Support Center
Miami Cancer Institute
M. Beatriz Currier, M.D., indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.
(Eli) Benjamin Elijah Day, P.T., ATP
Care Partners Program for the All Inclusive Care of the Elderly
Asheville, North Carolina
Benjamin Elijah Day, P.T., ATP, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.
Timothy L. Grant, M.D., FAASM
Medical Director, Baptist Health Sleep Center at Sunset
Neurologist, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine
Timothy Grant, M.D., FAASM, has indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau for Merck and his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Ariel B. Grobman, M.D.
Ariel B. Grobman, M.D, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
Neil N. Jasey, Jr., M.D.
Director of Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
West Orange, New Jersey
Neil N. Jasey, Jr., M.D., has indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau for Piramal Pharma Solutions and he will include mention of investigational, off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.
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 7.5 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 7.5 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, the Florida Council of Physician Assistants and the Florida Board of Psychology (7.5 credits). CE Broker Course #20-657196.
Approved for a total of 7.5 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing, Pharmacy, Athletic Trainors, Occupational Therapy, Social Workers and Respiratory Therapy (personal growth). CE Broker Provider #50-182. CE Broker Course #20-657196.
Approved for 7.5 continuing education credits by the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control, Provider #3201106, Course #21001123
This course has been approved for 9 continuing education credits from the Florida Physical Therapy Association, course approval CE Broker Course #20-657196. Accreditation of this course does not necessarily imply that the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
- 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.50 Florida Board of Athletic Training
- 7.50 General certificate of attendance
- 7.50 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 7.50 Nurse Practitioners
- 7.50 Florida Board of Nursing
- 7.50 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 7.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 9.00 Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
- 7.50 Florida Board of Psychology
- 7.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
- 7.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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