FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Mary M. Creagh
June 21, 2013 (845) 786-4225
REHABILITATION HOSPITAL TO SPONSOR BRAIN INJURY SYMPOSIUM
Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a two-day educational conference, “A Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury: a multidisciplinary approach to managing trauma, restoring function and re-entering the community” on October 4 – 5, 2013. The program is open to nurses, therapists, case managers and other healthcare professionals and students who work with individuals with brain injury, or are interested in the field of brain injury.
The Symposium focuses on maximizing the recovery of individuals with brain injury, emphasizing a collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach to care. Presentations will cover utilization of the latest treatment modalities in trauma management, medical care and rehabilitative therapies, and community reintegration. Conference participants will be able to select from 15 different presentations in three program tracks. Speakers include physicians, physical, occupational and speech therapists, nurses, and neuropsychologists who specialize in brain injury.
The Symposium will feature presentation on the following topics:
- Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neuropsychological Evaluations
- FEES Treatment for Dysphagia
- Spasticity management
- Computer Access/Integrating Apps into Treatment
- Brain Computer Interface Research
- Transitioning Home/TBI Wivers
- Concussions & Sports Injuries
- Brain Imaging
- Adapted driving
- Vent & Trach Management
- PTSD & Behavioral Issues
- FUNctional Recreation for Recovery
- Navigating the TBI System
- Patient Panel discussion
- Managing Agitation & Aggression
Continuing education credits will be granted. For additional information, or to register, call 845-786-4225, or visit the hospital’s web site at www.helenhayeshospital.org.
Founded in 1900, Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s premier physical rehabilitation hospitals. It offers an extensive continuum of care and an array of specialty services to individuals with traumatic brain injury, from coma recovery to transitional rehab, enabling them to resume active and healthy lives.