Brain Injury Rehabilitation to be Focus of Professional Development Conference

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


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Brain injury rehabilitation is set to be the subject of the 24th annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center.

“We are pleased to once again share the latest information on rehabilitative care with our colleagues from the region. The care of these patients can be challenging, and we are glad to have an impressive roster of presenters,” said Dr. Jon Mukand, Medical Director of the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center at Fatima Hospital.

The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Wednesday, September 27.

Professional Development Conference

The focus of the conference will be on the challenges of brain injury rehabilitation.

The conference is intended for doctors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, case managers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others who work in a rehabilitation setting.

Education credits and hours are available.

Keynote speakers and their topics are:

·         Thomas J. Guilmette, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Director of Neuropsychology, SNERC, Professor of Psychology, Providence College

Topic: Assessment and Management of Impaired Self-Awareness in Brain Injury


·         Gaurav Jindal, MD, Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Topic: Imaging of traumatic brain injury


·         Mel B. Glenn, MD, Chief, Brain Injury Division, Department of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Topic: Psychopharmacology After Brain Injury


Workshop presenters and their topics are:

·         Richard Muto, Education/Resource Center Manager & Doreen Grasso, Youth Sports Concussion Program Coordinator, Brain Injury Association of RI

Topic: Psycho-Socio Aspects of Adjusting to Living with a Disability


·         Jessica Garvey, PT, CRCS, Rehab Supervisor, CharterCARE Home Health Services

Topic: Vestibular Rehabilitation for Central Nervous System Impairment


·         Kathleen Crosskill, M.S., CCC-SLP, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Topic: Interdisciplinary Treatment of Disorders of Consciousness


·         Patricia McGee, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, New England Institute of Technology, Occupational Therapy Consultant, State of Rhode Island

Topic: Visual Perceptual Deficits


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