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2016 Advanced Sessions for Attorneys



NEW FOR 2016!



New for 2016, the conference organizers have selected a series of concurrent presentations specifically for the seasoned brain injury professional. There is no additional charge to attend these advanced sessions.


Cutting Edge Neuroimaging Tools

Evolving neuroimaging tools including volumetric analysis and diffusion tensor imaging are allowing professionals to better understand alterations in the expected course, pattern, and timing of development following TBI. Additionally, imaging may reveal important insights into the relation between dynamic changes in brain structure and function. This session will be chaired by respected authority Elisabeth Wilde, PhD, Director of PM&R Research at Baylor University.


Cognitive Rehabilitation Effectiveness for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

This in-depth three-hour workshop covers the latest government-funded research for improving the quality of life of patients with mild TBI through the development of empirically validated cognitive rehabilitation interventions. Amy Bowles, MD, Chief of TBI at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, will address the results of the latest published research on efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation and mTBI.


Concussion in Children

Recent published findings are objectively showing that mild TBI is not “just a concussion”. This session will be of significant interest to those representing adolescents with mild TBI. The panel is made up of some of the nation’s leading experts in childhood brain injury including: Julie Harrbauer-Krupa, PhD, John Kuluz, MD, Linda Papa, MD, and Gillian Hotz, PhD.


New Developments in Recognizing and Proving Moderate TBI

Understanding the biomechanics of brain injury is critical to any brain injury case. Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD, Professor of Biomechanics at North Dakota State University provides a thorough review of the latest science and emerging techniques for brain injury detection in this important session.


Neurosensory Disorders After mTBI

It is vital for to be well versed in neurosensory manifestations of mTBI so that appropriate diagnosis and treatment are provided and accurate prognostic implications can be provided for patients and their families. The presenter of this session will be Michael Hoffer, MD, Director of the Vestibular and Balance Program at the University of Florida Miller School of Medicine.


There is no additional charge to attend these special sessions. To return to the main conference page, click here.