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The NABIS 13th Annual Conference on Brain Injury

 

 

 

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The Grand Hyatt Hotel
Tampa, Florida
April 6 - 9, 2016

 

Scientific Chair: Jonathan Silver, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Abstract Submission Chair: Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD
North Dakota State University

 

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       Registration is now closed!    

To view the Conference abstracts published in JHTR, please click here. 



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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS

Professional Education Services Group in cooperation with NABIS is pleased to present this continuing education activity covering Brain Injury. This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, nurses, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, and case managers.

 

DEADLINE FOR ASHA CE SUBMITTEES:  MAY 6, 2016

ALL OTHER CEU/CME DEADLINES:  JUNE 5, 2016 

 

CLAIMING CE CREDIT

  1. Go to URL: http://nabis.cds.pesgce.com/
  2. Select the April 2016 NABIS Annual Conference
  3. This will take you to the log in page. Please enter your E-mail address and Last Name. Click Continue!
  4. Verify, correct, or add your information AND select your accreditation(s). Click Submit.
  5. Click and complete each session evaluation you attended
  6. Repeat this process for all session you attended.
  7. When you are done evaluating all sessions, click on Submit
  8. Click on Certificate(s)


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Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME as a provider of continuing
medical education for physicians. This activity provides a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim credit
only for the hours they participated.

Nurses
Nurse CE is provided for this program through collaboration between PHA and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). Professional
Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides a maximum of 27.50 contact hours of nurse CE credit.

Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified
Case Managers (CCMs). A maximum of 27.50 clock hours have been approved.

Psychologists
This Conference is approved for up to 27.50 hours of continuing education. APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) is approved by
the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA Division 22 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Rehabilitative Counselors
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has approved the 11th Annual Conference on Brain Injury for a maximum of 27.50 clock hours.

Occupational Therapists
For the purpose of recertification, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) accepts certificates of participation
for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Occupational Therapists may receive a maximum of 27.50 hours for completing this live program.

Physical Therapists
Physical Therapists will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physical Therapists may receive a maximum of 27.50 hours for completing this live program.

Speech-Language Pathologists
This course is offered for 2.75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Conference on Brain Injury will be held April 6 - 9, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, Florida.

This conference is designed to present the latest scientific and clinical advances in the area of brain injury. Emphasis will be placed on a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with brain injury from acute care through to community re-entry and beyond.


An internationally recognized faculty will present on a broad range of brain injury topics relating to the development of effective treatment interventions and restoring persons with brain injury to optimal levels of functioning. In addition to the myriad of invited talks from luminaries in the field, participants will have opportunity to present their work through the Call for Abstracts process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and presented as oral sessions, panels and scientific posters.

 

Who should attend?

This conference will cover the latest scientific and clinical advances in the area of brain injury. Emphasis will be placed on a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with brain injury from acute care through to community re-entry and beyond. Attendees will be comprised of:

  • Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Case managers
  • Advocates
  • …all those providing care and treatment to patients with brain injury


At the conclusion of the Conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Support research activities so as to increase knowledge and understanding about causes and consequences of brain injury and effective treatment interventions.

  • Support and encourage rehabilitation programs and other measures that are critically necessary to restoring persons with brain injury to optimal levels of functioning.

  • Conduct and coordinate educational programs and training activities that disseminate contemporary information about brain injury, its consequences, and possible prevention.

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EXHIBIT AND SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

This conference offers a variety of unprecedented exhibit and support options for companies wishing to market their services to our conference attendees.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the decision makers who are shaping the field of brain injury. If you are interested in exhibit space or support opportunities, please email Andrew Falter.  To download the exhibit and support prospectus, click here.

 

For a list of past exhibitors and supporters of the NABIS Annual Conference on Brain Injury, please click here.

 

 

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

This meeting will hold special Pre-Conference sessions on April 6, 2016.  Please find topic details below. The website will be continuously updated prior to the meeting.

Physiology of Concussion: Assessment and Treatment Implications

Post-traumatic Headache: Key Elements in Interdisciplinary History Taking and Physical Assessment

Practical Approaches to Working with Families after Brain Injury: An Illustrated Guide

SCORE: Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Service Members with mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

The conference program will feature a faculty of internationally recognized speakers who will present on a range of topics relevant to all mutidisciplinary professionals working in the field of brain injury.  Click here for preliminary program.

Invited Presenters (As of March 2016):
The current list of speakers is provided below. Additional names will be added leading up to the Conference.

David B. Arciniegas

Jeffrey Barth

Amy Bowles

Al Condeluci

John Corrigan

Fiona Crawford

Sara Etheredge

Sharon Grandinette

Michael Hoffer

Gillian Hotz

Margaret Johnson

James P. Kelly

Ivan Kirov

Jeffery Kreutzer

John Kuluz

John Leddy

James Malec

Debra McMorrow

Risa Nakase-Richardson

Linda Papa

Ann Perkins

Melissa K. Ray

David Seaton

Jonathan Silver

Rodney Vanderploeg

Shari Wade

Alan Weintraub 

Elisabeth Wilde

Barry Willer

Janet Williams

Nathan Zasler

Mariusz Ziejewski

 

Presentation Topics (As of March 2016): 

A Continuum of Care Pilot for Persons with Catastrophic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Animal Models of Acute and Chronic TBI

Community Matters: Measuring Outcomes

The Complexity of Mild TBI : Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

Considering Concussion in Children

Cultural Shifting: Building Inclusive Communities for All

Disorders of Mood and Affect after TBI: A Neuropsychiatric Perspective 

Evaluating Alternative Treatments: Hyperbaric RX

Imaging

Interdisciplinary Intensive Outpatient Program Model

The Journey from Mild TBI and Sports Concussion to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Life Long Living with TBI

Neurosensory Disorders After mTBI

New Developments in Recognizing and Proving Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries

Physiology of Concussion: Assessment and Treatment Implications

Post-traumatic Headache: Key Elements in Interdisciplinary History Taking and Physical Assessment

Practical Approaches to Working with Families after Brain Injury: An Illustrated Guide

Predictors of Long-term Outcomes of Early Childhood Brain Injury: Implications for Follow-up and Intervention

Research on Therapies

SCORE: Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Service Members with mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Case Presentations and Panel Discussion 

Spectroscopy

Supporting Students with Brain Tumors in Obtaining School Intervention Services: The Clinician’s Role from an Educator’s Perspective

TBI as Chronic Health Condition

The Use of Objective Technologies in Sleep Management After TBI

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Scientific Chair
Jonathan Silver, MD
New York University School of Medicine


Abstract Submission Chair

Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD
North Dakota State University

Committee Members 

David Arciniegas, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Lisa Brenner, PhD
University of Colorado

David Cifu, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Micaela Cornis-Pop, PhD
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

John Corrigan, PhD
Ohio State University

Christopher Giza, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine

Sharon Grandinette, MSEd
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Gillian Hotz, PhD
University of Miami

Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD, CLCP
Harvey E. Jacobs, PhD LLC

Michael Jaffee, MD
University of Virginia

Ricardo Jorge, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Neera Kapoor, OD, MS
SUNY College of Optometry

Michael Kirkwood, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Ivan Kirov, PhD
New York University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM
Virginia Commonwealth University

Alexander Lin, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Yvonne W. Lui, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center

James Malec, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Brent Masel, MD 
Transitional Learning Center at Galveston

Thomas McAllister, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD
Baylor University Medical Center

Sumit N. Niog, MD, PhD
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus

David Seaton
Live Oak Living Communities

Jonathan Silver, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD
University of South Florida

Alan Weintraub, MD
Craig Hospital

Barry Willer, PhD
University at Buffalo

Janet Williams, PhD
Communityworks

John Whyte, PhD
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute

Nathan Zasler, MD
Concussion Care Centre of Virginia

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS


To view the Conference abstracts published in JHTR, please click here. 

The abstract submission portal is now closed. For further information please contact us at 703.960.6500. NABIS welcomes abstracts of original research on the following topics:

 

  • Neurorehabilitation - activities and participation

  • Neurorehabilitation - basic research

  • Neurorehabilitation - case report/clinical research

  • Neurorehabilitation - public policy

  • Neurotrauma - basic research

  • Neurotrauma - case report/clinical research

  • Neurotrauma - health services and outcomes

  • Neurotrauma - prevention and public health

  • Technology - basic research

  • Technology - clinical research/applications

     

All submitted abstracts will go through a peer review process. Abstract submitters have received acceptance or nonacceptance notifications March 5, 2016.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Accepted abstracts will be presented as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation, as determined by the Scientific Planning Committee.


To view the Conference abstracts published in JHTR, please click here. 

For information on abstract sessions, please click here

For information on poster sessions, please click here. 

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION   

Registration is now open. To register (before 3/25/2016 at 5:00pm cst), click here.    To register after 5:00pm pm 3/25/2016, click here

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, Florida.  Discover the best of Tampa Bay from the comfort of a AAA Four Diamond refuge, situated on 35 lush acres of unforgettable natural beauty. Set along a nature preserve on the Bay’s upper shores, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay invites you to unwind in unspoiled beauty in one of Florida’s most picturesque locales. 

Negotiated rates for conference attendees are $199.00 single/double occupancy rate per night. Additionally, there are a limited amount of rooms for individuals needing a government hotel rate.  

To reserve a room at the conference hotel, click here.  Please note that the Grand Hyatt Tampa is in a sell out status on April 5, 2016. If you search for rooms that include that date, it will show there is no availability; however, the NABIS block has plenty of availability on April 6, 7, and 8, 2016. We are working on adding additional rooms to our block on April 5, 2016, as they become available.

 

 

CHARLES W. HAYNES "PAY IT FORWARD" BRAIN INJURY FELLOWSHIP

Thanks to a generous grant from the Seaton Foundation, the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) has expanded the Charles W. Haynes PAY IT FORWARD Brain Injury Fellowship for young professionals starting their career in the field of brain injury.

The Fellowship recognizes promising new professionals that best promote the NABIS mission of advancing brain injury services, treatment and outcomes through innovative clinical, research and/or policy initiatives.

Each Fellowship recipient will receive a cash award and a complimentary registration to attend the 13th Annual Conference on Brain Injury that will take place April 6-9, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, Florida. NABIS has selected 10 Fellowships will be awarded to attend the Conference.

For more information on the Fellowship and to see award recipients, click here

 

 

FREE JOB FAIR

All registered conference attendees are invited to participate in the Joint Meeting Job Fair at this year's conference at no extra charge. The job fair is being held in light of the challenging economic times and NABIS' mission to promote the development and success of professionals who serve individuals with disability following brain injury.


TO POST A JOB OPENING, please bring five copies of each job announcement (multiple announcements are welcome) to post on the conference job board near the registration desk. Each announcement must be printed single-sided on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper. Announcements will be listed according to the type of position being offered. Please be sure to include the job title, the name of your company / organization, a brief description of the position, who to contact during the conference about the position (including appropriate cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses), and who to contact post-conference.


IF YOU ARE SEEKING A JOB, please bring five copies of your full curriculum vitae or resume, each copy individually stapled and three-hole punched to the conference registration table. An optional one-page brief biographical sketch to summarize your interests and experiences is also recommended. Be sure to indicate the type(s) of position(s) you are seeking. These materials will be placed on the Job board near the registration desk for prospective employers to review. Be sure to include appropriate contact information on each document.
 

 

QUESTIONS

Call 703.960.6500 (Alexandria, VA office) or 713.526.6900 (Houston, TX office).

Click here for preliminary program.


To view the Conference abstracts published in JHTR, please click here.