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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
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.
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.
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
Megan Ihrke, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speech Language Pathologist, On With Life
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
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
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org through September 7.
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