2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Case Managers, Occupational Therapists/Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Recreation Therapists, Registered Nurses, Speech-Language Pathologists.
Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers are invited.
The focus of the Think BIG symposium is on health and wellness to support long term health in brain injury through promoting active lifestyles, developing strong social networks, encouraging patient/family health and wellness goals, and assessing for
risk factors that limit physical and cognitive engagement in communities.
The day will also include panel presentations of researchers describing the state of brain injury research in Georgia, and of brain injury survivors and caregivers sharing their stories of challenges and successes. Attendees will leave with new
ideas, approaches, and resources to support the long-term success of survivors and caregivers. Think BIG is a healthcare professional, survivor and caregiver symposium presented by Shepherd Center and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG).
At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Registration / Sign In
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Ask the Doctor: Questions and Answers about Brain Injury
Dr. Alan Harben, Dr. Bamidele Adeyemo, Dr. Russell Gore
Breakout Session 1
Management of Mild Brain Injury
Dr. Russell Gore
Support Groups: Development, Sustainability and Future
Jane Jackson, CBIS
Breakout Session 2
Mindfulness and ABI:Clinical Applications from an Emerging Research Base
Katy O’Brien, PhD, CCC-SLP; Ariella Kaplan, MEd, CCC-SLP; Rebecca Marshall, PhD, CCC-SLP; Tessa Trumbauer, BS; Susan Shwartz, PhD
Navigating Information & Resources: Hospital to Community
Susan Johnson MA, CCC-SLP, CCM
Lunch and Learn
Translational Research for Traumatic Brain Injury
Tolu Oyesanyo, PhD; Julie Haarbauer- Krupa, PhD; Susan Margulies, PhD; Michelle LaPlaca, PhD
Breakout Session 3
Using Technology to Support Cognition after Brain Injury
Tracey Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP
Managing Behavior: Yours, Mine, Ours
Kristi Miller, MS, LPT, CBIS
Break and Vendors
Breakout Session 4
Effectiveness of Life Skills Training for Successful Community Re-integration
Cindi Johnson MA, CBIST
Yoga: Benefits for the Brain Injury Community Across the Continuum of Care
Lauren Tudor, CTRS
Panel of Survivors and Caregivers: Stories, Successes & Challenges
Moderated by Kelly Campbell, MEd
Closing Remarks, Adjourn
*This cooperative offering has contributions of in-kind support from both Shepherd Center and Brain Injury Association of Georgia.
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To obtain continuing education credits for this course, you must attend the entire course and complete all required course evaluations and surveys.
This course is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Basic Level; Related Area)
Shepherd Center, Inc. is an approved provider (#9116) of continuing education units by the American Occupational Therapy Association. This program is approved for 0.75 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course content is basic. 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 7.5 Contact Hours)
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 7.5 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 27, 2018.
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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