2021 Annual Fall Conference Attendee Brochure

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TIME

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote

Keynote

9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.

Session I Breakouts

Session I Breakouts

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Break

Exhibitor Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session II Breakouts

Session II Breakouts

Lunch and Exhibitor Break

Lunch and Exhibitor Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session III Breakouts

Session III Breakouts

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session IV Breakouts Session IV Breakouts

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Break

Exhibitor Break

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Session V Breakouts Session V Breakouts

Exhibitor Happy Hour

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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ATTENDEE OPTION

EARLY BIRD

# OF CES

# OF CES

REGULAR

One Day Live

$150.00

6

6

$200.00

$275.00

12

12

Two Day Live

$330.00

One Day Unlimited

$400.00

16

16

$478.80

Two Day Unlimited

$500.00

32

32

$600.00

Survivor & Family Rate

$25.00

32

32

$25.00

Howmany Continuing Education (CE) credits can I get? You receive one credit for each session attended. For each day you attend, you can complete six total CEs by attending the live keynote and five live sessions. That means six for a one day live, 12 for a two day live. If you purchase an unlimited option, you will have access to the entire library of live AND recorded sessions, which comes out to 32 total CEs with the two day option! The recorded sessions will be available for two weeks following the conference if you purchase an unlimited option. Survivor and family members will receive unlimited access.

Register HERE

What CEs are available? We apply to the following accreditation agencies: - Ohio Nurses Association - ASHA

- CRCC - Social Work - CDMSC - NHA - CBIS .

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THURSDAY KEYNOTE The History of the Traumatic Brain Injury Industry Presented by: Don Stein, PhD

8:15 a.m.

Join this keynote for a look back on the traumatic brain injury industry and treating brain injury with a game changing leader.

SESSION BREAKOUT I

9:30 a.m.

TH1 - The Neuropsychology of Hypoxic Brain Injury Medical/ Physical Track Presented by: Percival Pangilinan, MD and Joshua Startup, MD

This talk will be a broad overview of hypoxic brain injury including a summary of lung and cardiovascular functioning, conditions that make people vulnerable to hypoxic brain injury, and several conditions (COPD, sleep apnea, and COVID-19) that can lead to hypoxic brain injury. The speakers will review prognosis of the conditions covered as well as treatment approaches. Associated cognitive and psychological problems as well as health disparities will be discussed for this specialized population. TH2- Advances in Binocular Vision Dysfunction Treatment – Noise Cancellation Devices and Microprism Lenses Clinical Track Presented by: Debby Feinberg, OD and Mark Rosner MD Binocular vision dysfunction (BVD) is present in at least 50% of those with persistent post-concussive symptoms (headache, dizziness, anxiety, neck pain, gait/balance instability, photosensitivity). Treatment with microprism lenses significantly reduces symptoms. It has recently been discovered that sound sensitivity contributes to symptoms, and that noise cancelling devices can be used as both a treatment modality and a diagnostic tool to identify inner ear pathology. This presentation will discuss in detail BVD, microprism lens treatment and sound sensitivity assessment and treatment. TH3 - Long Term Planning for Catastrophic Injuries in the New Auto No-Fault World Business/Administrative Track Presented by: Mark Evans MA, CCM, CLCP, CRC, CBIS In the new world of Auto No-Fault Insurance, consumers now have a choice of benefits under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) portion of their policy. For those who sustain catastrophic injuries and have chosen a cap on their PIP benefits, long term care planning should begin very soon after the date of injury. Clinical and Care decisions need to be made with an eye toward financial limitations. This presentation will discuss the many variables that need to be considered when planning for life long care.

10:30 a.m.

EXHIBITOR BREAK

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SESSION BREAKOUT II

11:00 a.m.

TH4 - The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea in the Context of TBI Clinical Track Presented by: Emily Noyes, PhD and Robert Spencer, PhD

There is a high prevalence of sleep apnea among people who have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sleep apnea can be both a cause and a consequence of TBI that can impact neurologic recovery. Many cognitive and emotional difficulties commonly reported by persons with TBI are also affected by sleep apnea. Early identification and treatment of sleep apnea often improves the quality of life for those who have sustained TBI.

TH5- Health Disparities in Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Psychosocial Track Presented by: Sonia Eden, MD

The session will focus on the effects of race and socioeconomic status on outcomes after traumatic brain injury. Suggestions to close the gap of care will also be discussed.

TH6 - Create Your Lasting Legacy Business/ Administrative Track Presented by: Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”- Dr. Maya Angelou As professionals, we are tasked with the responsibility of caring for many obligations. Within that responsibility is our own personal purpose in life. With the complexities of workplace culture, personal responsibilities, and other external pressures, we are often left overwhelmed or burnt out. How can individuals balance their personal and professional life? How can you thrive while creating your professional legacy?

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH AND EXHIBITOR BREAK

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SESSION BREAKOUT III

1:00 p.m.

TH7- Traumatic Brain Injury and the Opioid Epidemic Medical/ Physical Track Presented by: Alana Conti PhD, Kelly E. Bosse PhD, and John Corrigan, PhD

Opioids are commonly used for pain management after TBI, increasing risk for devastating outcomes of opioid misuse in TBI patients. Research suggest TBI-opioid exposure interactions can lead to greater challenges during rehabilitation and recovery, making it critical to design models useful for development of novel approaches to address pain relief. This panel incorporates research from animal models of TBI and opioid seeking with evaluation of opioid use among adults with TBI, with the goal of identifying safer therapeutic opportunities.

TH8- Auto No Fault Update Legal, Quality of Life Track Presented by: Wayne Miller, JD A current update on the auto no fault legislative situation in Michigan will be presented.

TH9 - The Role of Anticonvulsants in Brain Injury Patients Medical/ Physical Track Presented by: Rob Leffler, RPh

Seizures are a significant complication after traumatic brain injury. This presentation will review the efficacy of anticonvulsant strategies to prevent and treat seizure disorder in patients with brain injury. Randomized controlled trials and other studies will be reviewed to draw conclusions about the efficacy of various treatment options for post-traumatic seizures.

SESSION BREAKOUT IV

TH10- Inspire Increased Attention: Interdisciplinary Approach to Target Attention Deficits following Neurological Incident Cognitive Track Presented by: Karley Brouwer, CTRS, CDP, CBIS, Jessica Ellinger, MS, OTRL, CBIS and April Toivonen, MA CCC-SLP, CBIS Difficulties with attention is a common symptom after sustaining a neurological incident and can be a barrier to optimal resiliency and functioning if not treated effectively. This presentation explores the impact of attention deficits on post-acute neurological rehabilitation, the clinical use of the interdisciplinary team, and offers practical applications for use within neurobehavioral rehabilitation. Within this presentation you will learn to incorporate modalities to address attention within treatment to maximize rehabilitation outcomes.

2:00 p.m.

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SESSION BREAKOUT IV, CONTINUED

2:00 p.m.

TH11 - COVID-19 and the Brain Medical/Physical Track Presented by: Venkatakrishna Rajajee, MD

This talk will describe the ways in which COVID-19 impacts the brain. I will cover symptoms such as loss of smell, delirium, coma, stroke and direct invasion of the brain. I will discuss the evidence for each of these manifestations and also discuss long-term outcomes following neurological manifestations of COVID.

TH12- Neurofeedback Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Symptoms and Care Clinical, Special Populations in TBI Track Presented by: Dessie Clark, PhD and Sidney Brandhorst, BS Survivors of intimate partner violence are at increased risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI). These survivors may experience negative symptoms of TBI including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and symptoms of disability. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that uses operant conditioning to regulate activity in various regions of the brain. Some research suggests that neurofeedback decreases these negative symptoms improving survivors well-being both acutely and over time. This presentation will discuss neurofeedback, how it may be used to help survivors, and findings from a study that explored impacts of neurofeedback over time.

3:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR BREAK

SESSION BREAKOUT V

3:30 p.m.

TH13- Interdisciplinary Team Involvement in Return to Work Following Brain Injury Clinical, Community Reintegration Track Presented by: Lindsay Hunt, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Kacy Shetler, PT, DPT, CBIS and Colette Brzezinksi, MS, OTRL, CBIS Research indicates that individuals experience low return to work rates following brain injury, increasing risk for negative psychosocial impacts. The interdisciplinary therapy team (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology) is uniquely positioned to address commonly cited barriers to work, including physical, cognitive, and sensory deficits, through remediation and provision of compensatory strategies. This presentation will provide attendees with strategies and resources to evaluate and treat return-to-work goals following mild-moderate brain injuries.

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SESSION BREAKOUT V, CONTINUED

3:30 p.m.

TH14 - Introducing AAC: Improving Communication in the Recovery Process Cognitive Track Presented by: Darcy Hardy Lees, M.Ed., CCC-SLP and Camber Moulton, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP This one-hour session focuses on augmentative alternative communication (AAC) solutions for adults who experience impaired ability to use speech to communicate effectively following Traumatic Brain Injury. AAC options including no tech, low tech to high tech to facilitate recovery and reduce frustration from communication breakdown will be introduced. Alternate means to utilize AAC will be discussed and demonstrated. Video examples will be used throughout the class and resources for device trials, acquisition, and support will be shared. TH15- Anger and Negative Attributions after Brain Injury: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Treatment Psychosocial Track Presented by: Dawn Neumann, PhD Negative attributions, which are judgments about the degree to which people’s actions are intentional or hostile, are explored in relation to anger / aggression after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This presentation will 1) illustrate negative attributions are related to anger /aggression after TBI; 2) show that participants with TBI perceive others’ behaviors more negatively than uninjured peers; 3) identify risk factors for negative attributions; and 4) demonstrate early efficacy of an intervention at reducing post-TBI negative attributions, anger, and aggression.

4:30 p.m.

EXHIBITOR HAPPY HOUR

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FRIDAY KEYNOTE

The Future of the Traumatic Brain Injury Industry Presented by: Flora Hammond, MD

8:15 a.m.

Join this keynote for a look forward for the traumatic brain injury industry and treating brain injury with a game changing leader.

SESSION BREAKOUT I

9:30 a.m.

FR1 - Seizures after Traumatic Brain Injury Medical/Physical Track Presented by: Percival Pangilinan, MD and Joshua Startup, MD

Seizures can occur following a brain injury at different time frames. Injuries associated with the trauma can increase the risk of seizures. Not all shaking is a seizure.

FR2- Brain Injury 101 Clinical Track Presented by: Mary Newton, PhD, LMSW, CCM

An introduction to brain injury with focus on defining terms, and types of injuries. Discussion on the parts of the brain and how injuries to those parts will impact functional status post injury. Causes and treatments will also be discussed. Discussion will have examples and scenarios.

FR3 - Estate Planning Basics Quality of Life Track Presented by: Erin Zettle, JD and Brian Elder, JD

Estate planning basics will explain the different legal ways to protect yourself and your assets. The session will cover Powers of Attorney, simple wills, trusts (including special needs trusts) and MiAble accounts. The session will explain each document in straightforward and accessible terms, and will outline in detail what the documents can and cannot do.

10:30 a.m.

EXHIBITOR BREAK

SESSION BREAKOUT II

11:00 a.m.

FR4- Optimizing Brain Health: What the Science Says Medical/Physical Track Presented by: Percival Pangilinan, MD, Joshua Startup, MD and Robert Spencer, PhD Many claims about the best way to recover from TBI are made. Many claims about maximizing brain health are also made. We will review some of these claims and show the science to either support or refute them. We will offer our advice about some proven treatment methods for traumatic brain injury.

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SESSION BREAKOUT II, CONTINUED

11:00 a.m.

FR5- TBI & PTSD, the Overlap, the Differences, and the Importance of Making the Correct Diagnosis Psychosocial Track Presented by: Mary Newton, PhD, LMSW, CCM This presentation will give a broad overview of the fundamentals of acquired brain injury from a clinical perspective, as well as fundamentals of post traumatic stress disorder. It will also focus on the the overlap of symptoms between brain injury and PTSD, as well as some important differences a clinician can use for differential diagnosis. Finally, it will discuss the importance of making the correct diagnosis. FR6- Fostering Resilience: Mental Wellness and Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic Quality of Life Track Presented by: Erin Wallace, CDP The COVID-19 pandemic has created emotional distress for Michiganders across the board. As the pandemic wears on, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress is on the rise. How can we help Michiganders manage their own stress-related feelings and build resilience?

12:00 p.m.

SESSION BREAKOUT III LUNCH AND EXHIBITOR BREAK

FR7- Cannabis use in the treatment of TBI: A review of the current state of the literature Medical/Physical Track Presented by: Jessica Bair, BS and Percival Pangilinan, MD Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major public health problem, and chronic TBI symptoms are often associated with decreased functioning and poorer quality of life for patients. However, optimal pharmacotherapy interventions to support TBI recovery remains elusive. Cannabis has been suggested as one possible avenue to explore in the treatment of TBI. This presentation will examine the current state of the literature on TBI and cannabis use, reviewing research on the potential therapeutic and adverse effects of cannabis on TBI.

1:00 p.m.

FR8- Auto No Fault Update Legal, Quality of Life Track Presented by: Katie Tucker, JD A current update on the auto no fault legislative situation in Michigan will be presented.

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SESSION BREAKOUT III, CONTINUED

1:00 p.m.

FR9- Achieving Results Through Advocacy Quality of Life Track Presented by: Brett Williams, BA

This session will introduce the participants to the importance of advocacy, how advocacy efforts can change the lives of the people around them, as well as the importance of individuals to take the initiative to advocate. Attendees will also gain a further understanding of historical advocacy efforts that changed a nation, how to become involved in collective advocacy efforts, and how to lead individual efforts to improve a person’s life including their own.

SESSION BREAKOUT IV

FR10- Disorders of Consciousness- Minimum Competency Recommendations for Rehab Programs in Nursing Homes and Post Acute Rehab Programs Medical/Physical Track Presented by: Lynn Brouwers, MS, CBIST Michigan nursing homes and post-acute programs are often the discharge sites for persons newly injured with severe brain injury, who meet criteria for the "disorders of consciousness (DoC)" diagnosis. Persons with DoC require care from multidisciplinary teams with specialized training and expertise. Practice guidelines were established in 2018 by the physiatry and neurology physician communities and in 2020, 21 recommendations were identified on the structure and process of essential services required for effective DoC-focused rehabilitation. Recommendations address ethics, treatment, transitioning care, and diagnosis/prognosis. Learn how to design programs for best outcomes. FR11- The Psychological, Neurological, and Social Effects of TBIs in Adolescents: Effective Strategies for Rehabilitation through Developmental Stages Special Populations, Adolescent Track Presented by: Dania Alsabeh, BS In this presentation, we explore the psychological, neurological, and social effects of moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries in adolescents ages 13-18. Given their continuing psychological and neurological development, we explore effective interventions that optimize rehabilitation outcomes while addressing the developmental milestones specific to this population. We explore topics including return to school, return to extracurricular activities, social participation, and impact on family units. Specific considerations are addressed for virtual engagement in a post-COVID world. FR12- Life After Settlements: Establishing and Navigating a Special Needs Trust Legal, Quality of Life Track Presented by: Michele P. Fuller-Urbatsch, JD Life after a settlement can bring some very intense changes to a beneficiary’s life. This presentation will define the options available to those who are receiving a settlement, specifically in regard to special needs planning and special needs trusts. We will discuss how a settlement can affect a beneficiaries publics benefits (like Medicaid or Social Security). We will guide on how to set expectations on using settlement funds for caregiving, transportation and housing. We will also touch on social changes and things to be aware of during this time of immense change and opportunity.

2:00 p.m.

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3:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR BREAK

SESSION BREAKOUT V

3:30 p.m.

FR13 -Emotional Functioning and Treatment Options After Traumatic Brain Injury Psychosocial Track Presented by: Carolyn Scott, PhD, LP

Anxiety, depression, and anger/irritability are not uncommon after moderate and severe brain injury. While medications have a role in addressing emotional and behavioral change, psychotherapy techniques can also be beneficial. Different types of therapy will be discussed as well as environmental supports that non-professionals can put into place to help support those with emotional concerns after traumatic brain injury.

FR14- Risk and Prevention of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Older Adults Special Populations, Older Adults Track Presented by: Elizabeth Campbell PsyD and Anthony Correro, PhD

Older adults (OA) are more likely to sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and are at increased risk for poorer outcomes. The most frequent cause of TBIs in OAs is falling. A multifaceted approach to prevention is necessary given the breadth of potential causes, which include medication effects, health conditions, age-related changes to vision and musculoskeletal functioning, and obstacles in the home. This session will provide specific recommendations to decrease fall risk targeted toward family members and front-line workers.

FR15- Drums Alive Quality of Life Track Presented by: Dena Raptis

Drums Alive® is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially! Join this session for a brief overview, history and practice of Drums Alive- a researched based "Whole Mind Whole Body" language and how it is adaptable to all fitness and skill levels - even those who aren't ambulatory or must participate sitting down; and the speaker's personal story of how music, drumming, and specifically how Drums Alive continues to be an integral part of her ongoing healing and recovery.

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