36th Annual Professional Seminar
Thursday, May 17, 2018
iPlay America Event Center
110 Schanck Road
The overall objective of this seminar is to provide an educational opportunity to professionals working with individuals affected by brain injury through workshops related to research, clinical innovations and strategies, rehabilitation, and advocacy.
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Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
825 Georges Road, 2nd Floor
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
2018 Keynote Address
Chris Nowinski, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO of the Councussion Legacy Foundation
Born September 24, 1978 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Chris attended Harvard, where he was a three-year letterman for the football team. He graduated from Harvard cum laude with a degree in sociology in 2000. Chris was a contestant and finalist on the MTV reality show, Tough Enough, and on June 10, 2002, he made his wrestling debut on WWE’s Monday Night RAW. In 2003, his career ended due to symptoms he continued to experience from past concussions.
Following his wrestling career, Chris wrote Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis, which examined the long-term effects of head trauma among athletes. In the book, Chris draws on his own post-concussion experiences, having suffered at least six concussions from his wrestling and football days. He has also written several articles for sports and medical journals. Today, Chris is the Founding Executive Director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF), a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, advocacy, and research. He serves as a co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine (BU CSTE). Chris also serves on the Ivy League Multi-Sports Concussion Committee, the National Football League Players Association Mackey/White TBI Research Committee and on the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. He was named an Eisenhower Fellow in 2011, and has a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from BU School of Medicine.
Concussion and CTE: Fact, Fiction and the Future of Sports
Agitation: Current Concepts
Students with Brain Injury
Aging with Brain Injury
Pediatric Concussions and Neuropsychology
Return to Work
Concussion: Topics in Research
Voice Activated Technology
Trauma Informed Care
2017 Annual Seminar for Professionals Presentations
Keynote Address: Health and Neurodegeneration: A Continuum of Aging
Presented by Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD
Home and Community Based Treatments
Presented by Ann Marie McLaughlin, PhD and Steven Holefelder, OTR/L
Behaviors: Challenging for the Patient, Challenging for the Team
Presented by Jay Gordon, PhD and Kristen Schreier MA CCC-SLP, CBIST
Autonomic Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Brian Greenwald, MD
Smartphone-Based Research for Individuals with Brain Injury
Presented by Stephen Hampton, MD
Brain Injury in the Corrections System: Implications of Misdiagnosis or Underdiagnosis
Presented by Drew Nagele, PsyD, CBIST
Relationships and Sexuality after Brain Injury
Presented by Ann Marie McLaughlin, PhD
Traumatic Brain Injury: Re-integrating Vision, Hearing, Speech and Balance
Presented by S. Moshe Roth, OD, FCOVD
Substance Abuse After Brain Injury: A Toxic Mix
Presented by Scott Peters, MS, OTR/L
The Process for Becoming Eligible for Medicaid
Presented by Tom Grady, MPA, DTM
Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)
Presented by Horizon NJ Health
Maximizing Communication: Strategies, Techniques and Technology
Presented by Pamela Tamulevicius, MSR, CCC-SLP
Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Deep Vein Thrombosis
Presented by David Glazer, MD
Length of Stay and Functional Outcomes in the ABI Population- 10 Year Retrospective Study
Presented by Kristina Lagzdnis, PT, DPT, CSRS, CBIS
Working Around the System: The Experience of Professionals Working in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Presented by Gillian Murray, DSW, LSW, CBIS
Awards and Recognition
Each year the Alliance recognizes outstanding individuals for their dedication to our mission through their professional contributions, personal achievements, strength of character, and relentless work to support our constituency.
Special thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:
Afternoon Break Sponsor
Thank you to our Corporate Circle Partners, without whom events like these would not be possible.
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