Think BIG is a conference for healthcare professionals. It is presented by Shepherd Center and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG). This conference will provide clinical tools that rehabilitation professionals can use to improve their care of individuals with brain injury – from acute care through the transition back to the community. The day will conclude with a panel of providers discussing long-term care topics, such as family/caregiver considerations and how to plan for long-term special needs and financial resources. Attendees will leave with new ideas and resources to understand the needs of people with brain injury and ways to support long- term success.
You can download a brochure for this event here.
Shepherd Center, Callaway Auditorium
Please join us for a wonderful evening to welcome conference speakers and attendees at The BIG Connect: A Reception Showcasing Survivors and Solutions. You’ll have an opportunity to network and connect with professionals committed to improving the care of individuals with brain injury, explore an “Unmasking Brain Injury” art exhibit, visit vendor exhibits and attend the conference poster session. Authors will be standing at their posters from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event includes hors d’oeuvres and wine/beer. This event is open to conference speakers and registrants who RSVP for no additional charge. Reception attire is business casual.
Shepherd Center, Callaway Auditorium
*This cooperative offering has contributions of in-kind support from both Shepherd Center and Brain Injury Association of Georgia.
Risa Nakase-Richardson, Ph.D., FACRM, is a clinical research neuropsychologist at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and professor and research director in the Morsani College of Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Division, at the University of South Florida. She has worked in neurorehabilitation in both clinical and research capacities since 1998. She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) and National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has authored more than 90 publications and 250 conference presentations. She has published extensively on the topic of sleep and TBI, receiving grant funding to improve clinicians’ understanding of the diagnostic utility of sleep assessments for persons with moderate to severe injury. Her publications also include contributions to the literature on disorders of consciousness. She serves as chair of the Disorders of Consciousness (DOC)Task Force within the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) and ACRM special interest group. She has served as primary investigator or investigator on grants funded by various federal agencies and private organizations, including the VA, DOD, PCORI, NIDILRR and NAN. She has worked at the VA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in Tampa, Florida since 2008. Her interests include rehabilitation outcomes for persons with brain injury with a more recent emphasis on the role of sleep in management of brain injury.
To register for this course and view complete course information, please visit: education.shepherd.org
Professionals: $250 • Students: $99 (Enter coupon code “BIAGStudent” and bring your valid student ID to the course registration.)
January 20, 2020
To obtain continuing education credits, you must attend the entire event, pass the post test and complete the required course evaluation.
This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area)
Shepherd Center, Inc. is an approved provider (#9116) of continuing education units by the American Occupational Therapy Association. This program is approved for 0.8 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course content is introductory. Activity type for OTs/COTA: Category 1- Areas of Occupation.
An application has been submitted to the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia and is pending approval for PTs and PTAs.
Shepherd Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (This program is approved for 8.0 Contact Hours.)
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 8.0 clock hour(s).
If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee, will be refunded. Refund requests should be made in writing to the administrative contact. No refunds will be made after January 20, 2020. Cancelled registrations are nontransferable. Shepherd Center reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Shepherd Center must cancel or postpone this event, the entire registration cost will be refunded. Shepherd Center is not responsible for related costs, charges or expenses to participants, including fees associated with airfare/travel/lodging.
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