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On With Life Fall Conference

Please join us on September 14, 2018 for the 18th Annual On With Life Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fall Conference with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Brent Masel, presenting "Moving the Field: Re-Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Disease." Intended for healthcare providers, the On With Life Fall Conference brings together experts from around the United States to discuss recent trends in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. 


September 14, 2018
FFA Enrichment Center (Adjoining the DMACC Campus)

1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
Ankeny, Iowa 50023


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Intended Audience

Intended for healthcare providers including nurses, social workers, vocational specialists, counselors, administrators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, case managers, other allied professionals, community living specialists, and all direct care staff.

Keynote Speaker

Brent E. Masel M.D. is the Executive Vice-President for Medical Affairs with the Centre for Neuro Skills and is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He previously served as the President and Medical Director of the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston from 1994 -2017. He is well known for his research work and has over 40 publications in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation including virtual reality, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, sleep abnormalities, metabolic abnormalities, hormonal dysfunction, and the long-term medical issues from chronic brain injury. His greatest achievements are his two sons who are both physicians.

Agenda

7:30 a.m.  - Registration, Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - Welcome  

Jean Shelton, CEO, On With Life

8:30 a.m. - Conscious Professionalism: Principles and Practices for Brain Injury Rehabilitation Providers

Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, Director of Therapy, On With Life

9:30 a.m. - Self Care: The Struggle is Real

Sarah Noll Wilson, MS, owner, Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc.

10:30 a.m. - Break  


10:45 a.m.  - KEYNOTE: Moving the Field: Re-Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Disease

Brent E. Masel, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, Center for Neuro Skills; Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch


12:00 p.m. - Lunch


1:00 p.m. - BREAK-OUT SESSION #1

1) It's More Than Just Walking and Talking: How Cognition Affects Physical Function

Amy deBuhr, DPT, CBIS, CCI, Physical Therapist, On With Life

Megan Ihrke, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speech Language Pathologist, On With Life

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2) Neuro-Visual Rehabilitation Following a Brain Injury

Beth Triebel, OD, FCOVD, Vision Park Family Eye Care


2:00 p.m. - Break


2:15 p.m. - BREAK-OUT SESSION #2

1) Psychosocial Impact of Concussions

Jillian Jones, DPT, CBIS, Physical Therapist, On With Life

Tammy Miller, COTA/L, BS, CBIS, CCM, Outpatient Care Manager, On With Life

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2) Ethical Responsibilities When Disaster and Disability Collide

Peter R. Teahen, BA, FD, CT, DNCCM, certified traumatologist and diplomat for the National Center for

Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress


3:15 p.m. - Break


3:30 p.m. - The Road Less Traveled: An Individual's Journey Through the Rehabilitation Continuum of Care

Kelsee Hove, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, Assistant Professor, Drake University Courtney Huber, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speech Language Pathologist, On With Life

Patty Jansa, Family Member


4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks


CEU Information

  • All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from On With Life stating 6.25 contact hours. Certificates will be sent (electronically) following the program and will contain all pertinent conference information for verification to licensing boards for review and approval.
  • Nurses: This program has been submitted for approval to Broadlawns Medical Center, Iowa Board of Nursing #38 for 6.25 contact hours.
  • Case Managers: This program has been submitted for approval to The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course has been submitted for 6.25 CE contact hours. 
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselors: This program has been submitted for approval to University of Iowa Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program for 6.25 contact hours for CRCs.

  • CEUs provided only for complete attendance, no partial credit awarded. CEU documentation will be emailed.  

Registration Costs

Registration costs include continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. An additional fee will be charged for those registering for nursing, case management and CRC credits to cover admin costs and CEU fees charged by these accrediting organizations. All professional registration attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from On With Life stating CEU credits earned (at no additional charge). Certificates will be sent electronically following the program and will contain pertinent conference information for verification to licensure boards for review and approval.

  • Registration - Early bird rate: $75 ($85 after August 24).
  • Additional CEU Fees: 
      • Nursing - $10
      • Case Management - $10
      • Certified Rehab Counselor (CRC) - $10

Registration is required by September 12. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Attendance is limited to 250 participants. Full refunds will be given by emailing info@onwithlife.org through September 7.

Please contact info@onwithlife.org for any conference-related questions. 


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