Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 9, 2019

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.

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 De-partment 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.

Target Audience

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

 

 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/09/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
11/09/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2019 - 4:00pm

Program Schedule

7 - 7:45 am

Registration

7:45 - 8 am

Welcome and Introductions

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, NCS

8 - 9:15 am

Keynote: Social Determinants in Healthcare

Brian Im, MD

9:15 - 10:15 am

Blast Traumatic Brain Injury in the Military Population

Justin Weppner, DO

10:15 - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 - 11:30 am

Pathologic Gait Patterns in Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Upper Motor

Neuron Syndromes

Doug Pawlak, ABC CO

Gary Galang, MD

Terry Breisinger, PT, NCS

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Keynote: Practical Neuroimaging in

Rehabilitation Medicine

Kevin Franzese, DO

1:30 - 2:45 pm

Management of Brain Injuries Through the Post-Acute Care Continuum

Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD

2:45 - 3 pm

Break

3 - 3:45

Unique Aspects of Nursing Care in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Minda Apel, RN

Lisa Grumm, RN

Aubry Lowen, RN

3:45 - 4 pm

Conference Wrap-up

Adjourn

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, NCS

Mercy, Clark Auditorium
1400 Locust St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Course Director:
Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, NCS
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development
UPMC CRS


Presenters
Brian Im, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Program & Fellowship
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
New York University Langone


Justin Weppner, DO
Faculty Physician
Virginia Tech University
Carilion Clinic

Doug Pawlak, ABC CO
Orthotist
Union Orthotics and Prosthetics Co.

Gary Galang, MD
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh

Terry Breisinger, PT, NCS
Supervisor, Brain Injury Program
UPMC CRS

Kevin Franzese, DO
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh

Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director
UPMC CRS

Minda Apel, RN, BSN
Senior Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC Mercy Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Lisa Grumm, RN
Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC Mercy Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Aubry Lowen, RN
Professional Staff Nurse
UPMC Mercy Brain Injury Rehabilitation

 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

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.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care 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.

Available Credit

  • 6.75 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.
  • 6.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/09/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Please login or register to take this course.

Visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.com

Click the link for Upcoming Events and scroll down to the “November 9, 2019 – Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation” section on the web page.  Click the registration button and enter all the requested information.  After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you.  Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email.  If you do not receive this email within 5–7 days of registration, please contact Jessa Darwin at 724-833-6066. To assure participation, registration and payment are expected by October 5, 2019.