12th Annual Current Concepts in Brain Injury Conference

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 20, 2021

According to the National Institute for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury every year. It is estimated that nearly 2% (5.3 million) of the United States population is in need of assistance and/or lifelong care due to TBI. According to the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 795,000 strokes each year in the U.S., and strokes cause more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease.

Target Audience

Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers, physiatrists/physicians, fellows, and residents involved with the acute care and rehabilitation of persons with brain injury are encouraged to attend.

Learning Objectives

Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation will address, through lectures and discussion, the treatments and strategies employed at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Conference goals are in line with the missions of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute to advance health, expand knowledge, and improve care through research, teaching rehabilitation services, and medical care.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/22/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
11/20/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/20/2021 - 4:15pm
Cost:
$1.00

Program Schedule

7:45am

Sign In

 

8am

Welcome and Open Remarks

Gary Galang and Allyson Yukevich

8:00-9:00am

Diagnostic Testing and Medical Management of Vision Deficits post Brain Injury

Tarek Shazley, MD

 

 

9:00am-10:00am

Treatment Approach and Compensatory Strategies for Low Vision and Vision Loss

Holly Stants, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT,  Laura Troxell, OTR/L, 

Dana Aravich, OTR/L

 

10:00-10:45am

Barriers to Sleep and Sleep Deficits in Individuals with Brain Injury

Mark Linsenmeyer, MD

10:45-11:00am

Break

 

11:00am-12:00pm

Acute Care and Therapeutic Outcomes in the Stroke Population

Aileen Chou, DPT

12-12:45pm

Lunch

 

12:45-1:45pm

Outcomes of Community Mobility post Brain Injury

Shanti Pinto, MD

1:45-2:30pm

Adjustment to Disability

Jerrold Yeo, PhD

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-4pm

Telemedicine and Lessons Learned during a Global Pandemic

Gary Galang, MD

Nabela Enam, MD

Scott Beveridge, RN

Elaine Amoroso, RN

4-4:15pm

Closing Remarks

Adjourn

Gary Galang and Allyson Yukevich

UPMC Mercy, Clark Auditorium
1300 Locust Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Faculty Listing

Course Directors

Allyson Yukevich, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, cPAMs

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Occupational Therapy Senior, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

Gary Galang, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh

Mary Budd, RN

UPMC, Brain Injury Unit Clician at UPMC Mercy Hospital

 

 

Presenters

Tarek Shazley, MD

UPMC Department of Ophthalmology

Holly Stants, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Laura Troxell, MOT, OTR/L

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Dana Aravich, MOT, OTR/L

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Mark Linsenmeyer

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Aileen Chou, DPT

University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Shanti Pinto, MD

Atrium Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Jerrold Yeo, Ph.D

UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Nabela Enam, MD

UPMC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Scott Beveridge, BSN, RN

UPMC

Elaine Amoroso, BSN, RN

UPMC

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.0 contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

This course is being offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 7.0 Contact Hours.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approve provider of Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 7.0 units of General Access CEUs.

This program is offered for 7.0 CE hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 346-8044.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 7.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Fees

Fee includes: Course credits

Registration

 

$75

 

Residents: Free

Student Tuition: $25

Student ID must be presented at conference sign in.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to Amy Pietrolaj. Tuition for cancellations postmarked or date stamped on/before October 20, 2021 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made after October 20, 2021.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Amy Pietrolaj at 412-232-4072.