Conference Attendee Information

38th Annual Braintree Neurorehabilitation Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about traumatic brain injury, stroke and neurologic disorders from experts in the rehabilitation field. Explore below what you will learn in your chosen sessions, how you can receive CEU credits and more about the topics to be presented. We look forward to seeing you in Boston in November!  

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Goals and Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference learners will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of cognitive impairments on daily life after brain injury.
  • Discuss the evidence addressing interventions for cognitive impairments.
  • Apply key principles of defining and specifying a complex intervention using an example from brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Identify different classes of rehabilitation robots and provide a rationale for their use.
  • Discuss innovative approaches in robotics and provide insights into their design and limitations.
  • Describe key elements of the AHA Stroke Rehab Guidelines.
  • Integrate key elements of the AHA Stroke Rehab Guidelines in their own institutions and identify key barriers to implementation.
  • Identify the roles of enhanced expectancies, autonomy support, and an external focus of attention in optimizing motor performance and learning.
  • Identify the distinction between an internal and external focus of attention.
  • Evaluate recent health reform proposals developed by Congress and the likely effects of key proposals.
  • Discuss the importance of a positive diagnostic criteria based on objective physical examination finds of Functional Neurological Disorders.
  • Identify factors necessary when considering assistive technology for an individual with a neurological condition.
  • Identify different technologies that can be used for productivity and independent living needs for adults with progress neurological disorders.
  • Describe the Famous People Protocol-FPP (a clinical inventory of communicative competence in aphasia).
  • Explain the new concepts of aphasia management.
  • Identify neuroanatomy of micturition and enteric nervous system.
  • Identify current treatment options for neurogenic bowel/bladder in the MS population.
  • Apply recent evidence related to the role of physical therapy and the development of a plan of care for patients with Functional Neurological Disorders.
  • Identify barriers for patient discharge.
  • Describe the stages of recovery in the natural history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and diagnostic criteria for disorders of consciousness.
  • Discuss treatments that affect recovery of consciousness and function after very severe TBI.
  • Identify strategies for treating when dealing with substance abuse problems and TBI and behavioral manifestations.
  • Define principles of rehabilitation for people with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Discuss the evidence related to cognitive and physical therapy interventions for people with MS.
  • Review two methods of stress reduction techniques that offer a life balanced response to individuals who care for others.
  • Describe specific approaches on how to address those various challenges for both patients and families.
  • Discuss the rationale and value of implementing outcome measurement into routine clinical practice.
  • Describe the experience of living with stroke and Moyamoya disease.

Agenda

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Friday, November 10, 2017


3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Early Check-In/Registration (optional

Saturday, November 11, 2017 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Check-In/Registration/Exhibits

8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome/Overview - Douglas Katz, M.D.

8:10 – 9:10 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE
 

Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines: Implications for Practice
Joel Stein, MD

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. MORNING PLENARIES – A (Choice of 1 Session) 

A1 
Promoting Independence After Brain Injury: Strategies For Training Individuals With Cognitive Impairments 
Elizabeth Skidmore, Ph.D., OTR/L

A2
Optimizing Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation
Gabriel Wulf, Ph.D.; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

11:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MORNING PLENARIES – B (Choice of 1 Session) 

B1
The Famous People Protocol (FPP): A Clinical Inventory of Communicative Competence in Aphasia – PART I
Audrey Holland, PhD, CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS

B2
Humane Treatment of Those Who Suffer From Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Neurological Disorders
Donna White, RN, Ph.D., CNS, CADAC

B3
Attentional Focus and Motor Learning
Gabriel Wulf, Ph.D., PT; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D., PT  

B4
Multiple Sclerosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Diagnosis, Natural History and Treatment
Salvatore Napoli, M.D.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. BOXED LUNCH PROVIDED

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – C (Choice of 1 Session)  

C1
Applying the Famous People Protocol (FPP) and Related Activities to the Treatment of Aphasia – PART II
Audrey Holland, PhD, CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS

C2
Defining and Specifying Complex Interventions
Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L

C3
Multiple Sclerosis Rehab: Integrating 70 Years of Evidence into Clinical Practice
Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

C4
Compassion Fatigue: Instilling Hope When We have Little Left to Give
Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, CADAC

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – D (Choice of 1 Session)  

D1
New Approaches in Robot-Aided Rehabilitation
Joel Stein, MD

D2
Coping with the Multiple Sclerosis Experience: Tools For Empowerment
David Bullis, PhD

D3
Rehabilitation of Patients with Very Severe TBI and Disorders of Consciousness
Douglas Katz, MD  

D4
Demonstrating the Value of Rehabilitation: Outcome Measurement in Clinical Practice
Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

4:50 – 5:35 p.m. SPECIAL PLENARY  

The Path Forward: The Future of Health Reform
David Jones, PhD

Sunday, November 12, 2017

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Coffee/Exhibitors

8:45 – 10:15 a.m.CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – E (Choice of 1 Session ) 

E1
Functional Neurological Disorders: The Art and the Science-PART I
Sean Glass, MD

E2
Making Your #2 Our #1: Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Robert Winston, DO, FAAMPR

E3
Designing, Adapting and Implementing Assistive Technology for Adults with Progressive Neurological Disorders
Alex Burnham, MS, CCC-SLP, MSCS; Kevin Berner, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

E4
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Beyond BPPV-Treatment Options for Challenging Vestibular Disorders
Kathy Joy, PT, MBA

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – F (Choice of 1 Session)  

F1
Functional Neurological Disorders: The Art and the Science-PART II
Janet Callahan, DPT, MS, NCS; Kristin Parlman, PT

F2
Home is Where the Heart is: Getting Neurologically Complex Patients Home
Elisa Charbonneau, DO, MS

F3
Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity Management Across the Spectrum
Stephen Koelbel, MD 

F4
Therapeutic Approaches to Behavior Problems
Randall Otto, PhD

12:10 – 1:10 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE 

A Survivor’s Perspective  
Lisa Deck

Lisa Deck is a longtime volunteer and advocate for the American Heart Association and served as a Go Red For Women National Spokeswomen; 2014-2015. She is a blogger and motivational speaker who shares her incredible personal story of overcoming four strokes, a rare brain disease and two brain bypass surgeries. Her story of courage and determination is truly inspirational!

Continuing Education Credits


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Conference Evaluation/CEU Instructions 

Certificates of attendance for up to 11.75 contact hours will be awarded to participants who complete and submit the on-line evaluation forms.  

Physicians - HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.  

HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ASHA - Find out about ASHA eligibility 

ASHA approved provider

This program is offered for up to 1.1 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area). 

Psychologists - HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  11.75 credit hours will be awarded.

Nursing - HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

PT/OT - Physical therapists and occupational therapists will receive a CE certificate for up to 11.75 contact hours. 

For continuing education credit information for social workers, case managers and others, please contact Education Coordinator, Ellen Spiegel, or call 781 348-3827 with any questions.

Please note that Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital is currently applying for APA renewal for Fall 2017. 


Conference Evaluation/CEU Certificate

Conference Rates Table

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ADVANCED

July 1 - 
Sept. 30

 

 

REGULAR

Oct. 1 -
Nov. 9

 

ON-SITE 

Nov. 10-12

Student – student I.D. required

$200

$250

$300

Day Registration

$250

$300

$350

Full Registration

$425

$525

$575

HealthSouth Employee

$325

$425

$475

Group Rate - Three or more
from same facility
(Must register
at the same time) 
$375 $475 $525

Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital
Full-Time Employee

No cost

No cost

No cost


Hotel Info

 The Hyatt Regency Cambridge is located approximately 5.5 miles from Logan International Airport, easily accessible by taxi or public transportation.

A limited number of guest rooms are available until October 10, 2017 at the significantly discounted rate of $244 single/double.

Please BOOK EARLY as these rooms will sell out fast.

Click here for hotel reservations or contact reservations directly at 1 888-421-1442.  Mention Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital's 38th Annual Neurorehabilitation Conference to get the discounted room rate.

Session Handouts

Please note that handouts will not be provided for the following sessions due to propriety nature of materials (A2, B2, B3 and C4)

A2
Optimizing Motor Learning in Neurological Rehabilitation 
Gabriel Wulf, Ph.D.; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D.

B2
Humane Treatment of Those Who Suffer From Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Neurological Disorders 
Donna White, RN, Ph.D., CNS, CADAC

B3
Attentional Focus and Motor Learning
Gabriel Wulf, Ph.D., PT; Rebecca Lewthwaite, Ph.D., PT

C4
Compassion Fatigue: Instilling Hope When We have Little Left to Give 
Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, CADAC


Please click on the session title to get the session handout. We will be uploading handouts as they are received. If you wish to have copies at the conference, print and bring them along with you. We will not have session handouts at the conference. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 

8:10 – 9:10 a.m. OPENING KEYNOTE 
Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines: Implications for Practice
Joel Stein, MD

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. MORNING PLENARIES – A 

A1 
Promoting Independence After Brain Injury: Strategies For Training Individuals With Cognitive Impairments 
Elizabeth Skidmore, Ph.D., OTR/L

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MORNING PLENARIES – B

B1
The Famous People Protocol (FPP): A Clinical Inventory of Communicative Competence in Aphasia – PART I
Audrey Holland, PhD, CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS

B4
Multiple Sclerosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Diagnosis, Natural History and Treatment
Salvatore Napoli, M.D.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – C

C1
Applying the Famous People Protocol (FPP) and Related Activities to the Treatment of Aphasia – PART II
Audrey Holland, PhD, CCC/SLP, BC-ANCDS

C2
Defining and Specifying Complex Interventions
Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L

C3
Multiple Sclerosis Rehab: Integrating 70 Years of Evidence into Clinical Practice
Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – D

D1
New Approaches in Robot-Aided Rehabilitation
Joel Stein, MD

D2
Coping with the Multiple Sclerosis Experience: Tools For Empowerment
David Bullis, PhD

D3
Rehabilitation of Patients with Very Severe TBI and Disorders of Consciousness
Douglas Katz, MD  

D4
Demonstrating the Value of Rehabilitation: Outcome Measurement in Clinical Practice
Deborah Backus, PT, PhD, FACRM

4:50 – 5:35 p.m. SPECIAL PLENARY  

The Path Forward: The Future of Health Reform
David Jones, PhD

Sunday, November 12, 2017

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS

E1
Functional Neurological Disorders: The Art and the Science-PART I
Sean Glass, MD

E2
Making Your #2 Our #1: Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Robert Winston, DO, FAAMPR

E3
Designing, Adapting and Implementing Assistive Technology for Adults with Progressive Neurological Disorders
Alex Burnham, MS, CCC-SLP, MSCS; Kevin Berner, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

E4
Vestibular Rehabilitation: Beyond BPPV-Treatment Options for Challenging Vestibular Disorders
Kathy Joy, PT, MBA

10:30 a.m. - 12:00p.m. CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS – F

F1
Functional Neurological Disorders: The Art and the Science-PART II
Janet Callahan, DPT, MS, NCS; Kristin Parlman, PT

F2
Home is Where the Heart is: Getting Neurologically Complex Patients Home
Elisa Charbonneau, DO, MS

F3
Multiple Sclerosis Spasticity Management Across the Spectrum
Stephen Koelbel, MD 

F4
Therapeutic Approaches to Behavior Problems
Randall Otto, PhD

12:10 – 1:10 p.m. CLOSING KEYNOTE 

A Survivor’s Perspective  
Lisa Deck



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Contact Ellen Spiegel at 781 348-3827 or via ellen.spiegel@healthsouth.com

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