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  1. 1. brain injuries Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C. oooctober 9–12, 2013ctober 9–12, 2013ctober 9–12, 2013 register by august 28 and save up to $80 earn up to 23.75 CE hours a Multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitationa Multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation pagE 11 pagE 10 insErt – a register online at or by calling 800-377-7707 emotions in check and problems solved! behavioral management during acute and post-acute brain injury rehabilitation prEconferences pagEs 4-5
  2. 2. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 2 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM This year’s 12th annual Brain Injuries conference promises to be one of the BesT, focusing on some of the challenging dilemmas you face in your everyday practice. What are the best options in managing patients with disorders of consciousness? What is in the treatment pipeline from bioengineering, telerehabilitation, and regenerative medicine? How do you determine effective treatment for blast and combat concussions to maximize outcomes? Join us as our multidisciplinary experts examine the evidence and analyze treatment options. Bring your questions and puzzling cases, our dynamic faculty will give you answers and guidance. Did you know that most of the clinicians who attend the Brain Injuries conference have been in this field for over 10 years? Think of the opportunities you’ll have as you discuss challenging cases and network with your colleagues from across the U.s.! contents conference schedules........................ 4 conference faculty ............................. 8 online ce Library................................. 9 Host city Information........................10 Accreditation .........................................11 pull-out insErt ContEnts conference Information....................... A Hotel Accommodations........................B registration Information........................c registration form.................................. D you’re invited! Who should attend? Physicians Physicians Assistants Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Registered Nurses Nurse Practitioners Psychologists Speech Pathologists Social Workers Recreational Therapists Case Managers Certified Disability Management Specialists Certified Rehabilitation Counselors Life Care Planners Neuropsychologists Special Educators planning committee members Teresa Ashman, PhD Hossam (sam) Bayoumy, PT Bonnie schaude, MA, ccc-sLP Michelle Tipton-Burton, Ms, oTr/L program manager Kathryn clayton, Msn, MBA, Lnc contemporary forums
  3. 3. this was the most professional, informative and interesting conference i have ever attended. the speakers were very knowledgeable in their topic areas and presented the information in fun and creative manners. Brianna Driscoll, oTr/L, rn Great falls, MT four easy Ways to register What makes this conference a must attend event? uu Two Preconferences examining key challenges in brain injury recovery: Emotions in Check and Problems Solved and Behavioral Management During Acute and Post-Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation. uu Discover new ways to engage and motivate your patient through the challenges of recovery. uu 16 concurrent session choices to meet your current clinical learning needs. uu Direct clinical application of evidence-based information presented and practical strategies to improve clinical outcomes. uu faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information discussed to life! uu D.c. in the fall! Take in the many museums and great dining choices, all in the midst of the fall color change! 3 conference objectives uu Integrate new developments in science and medicine into practice for brain injury rehabilitation. uu Describe improvements in cognitive treatment utilizing direct attention training. uu explore new developments in effectively managing post traumatic headaches. uu examine techniques to manage “the impossible patient”. uu List ways to determine subtle cognitive-communication deficits after acquired brain injury (ABI). online (Credit Card only) contemporary phone (Credit Card only) (800) 377-7707 Monday – friday 8am - 5pm (Pacific Time) fax (Credit Card or Purchase Order) (800) 329-9923 mail Attn: registrar 6377 clark Ave., suite 200 Dublin, cA 94568
  4. 4. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 4 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM preconference a emotions in check and problems solved! The executive functions of the brain are the most fundamental cognitive skills for personal effectiveness, social competence, and vocational success. People with brain injuries often experience significant problems with executive functions, which prevent them from managing their lives effectively in many domains. Treating executive dysfunction is challenging because of the complex interaction between cognitive and emotional functioning, which affects people with brain injuries in different ways. Treatments for executive dysfunction typically involve strategy training. However, these approaches often fail to address the emotional aspects, and may not produce sustainable outcomes. The Preconference faculty have developed a treatment approach that integrates well- supported interventions to address both the cognitive and the emotional components of executive function. This integrative approach combines problem-solving training (sWAPs) and emotional regulation training (emreg). In the first part of the workshop you will learn about the theoretical and empirical basis of the two interventions, and outcomes from two randomized controlled trials. In the second part of the workshop you will learn how to administer sWAPs and emreg, and you will participate in simulated treatment sessions. Wednesday, october 9 7:00 a.m. Preconference A registration continental Breakfast 8:00 the consequences of executive dysfunction following brain injury Teresa Ashman, PhD 9:00 sWaps: how to solve any problem in 5 easy steps Joshua B. cantor, PhD, ABPP 10:00  refreshment Break 10:15 harnessing the power of feelings: a model of emotional regulation following brain injury Theodore Tsaousides, PhD, ABPP 11:15 emotions in check and problem solved: applying sWaps and emreg together When Working with individuals with bi Bonnie schaude, MA, ccc-sLP 12:15 p.m. Lunch on Your own 1:45 practical application part i: a demonstration of how to utilize sWaps and emreg When Working with individuals with bi Teresa Ashman, PhD Joshua B. cantor, PhD, ABPP Bonnie schaude, MA, ccc-sLP Theodore Tsaousides, PhD, ABPP 2:45 refreshment Break 3:00 practical application part ii: a simulated group session of sWaps and emreg Teresa Ashman, PhD Joshua B. cantor, PhD, ABPP Bonnie schaude, MA, ccc-sLP Theodore Tsaousides, PhD, ABPP 4:00 how to maximize the benefits and address the challenges faculty Panel 5:00 Adjourn learning objectives: • List the consequences of executive dysfunction following BI. • Describe the five steps of problem-solving training (SWAPS). • Describe a model of emotional regulation (EmReg) following BI. • List and address potential challenges in the delivery of SWAPS and EmReg.
  5. 5. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 5 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM preconference b behavioral management during acute and post-acute brain injury rehabilitation hossaM (saM) bayouMy, pt richard l. delMonico, phd Michelle tipton-burton, Ms, otr/l Behavioral disturbances following a TBI create a major barrier to maximizing rehabilitation potential across the continuum of care. These disturbances present significant challenges for clinical intervention and attainment of independent functions for patients. Participate in this workshop to learn successful approaches for management of these behaviors during acute rehabilitation and through the continuum of rehabilitation care. This workshop will discuss a variety of behavioral disturbances, the processes to develop appropriate management strategies, and steps for implementation of a comprehensive and consistent behavioral management program through each stage of rehabilitation. Utilize this advanced knowledge to better manage your patients and provide caregivers ways to successfully transition their family member through the rehabilitation process to home and the community. learning objectives: • Identify individuals at risk for behavioral problems and key components of a comprehensive behavioral assessment. • List specific strategies and interventions which address common behavioral problems in rehabilitation. • Identify methods for ongoing education, assessment, and modification of behavioral interventions within a transdisciplinary team across the rehabilitation continuum of care. • Explore caregiver education methodologies so they can adjust behavioral interventions to be effective for the community discharge transition. Wednesday, october 9 7:00 a.m. Preconference B registration continental Breakfast 8:00 basics of a behavior management program: guidelines, documentation and interventions for high risk situations for behavior problems Hossam (sam) Bayoumy, PT 9:30 refreshment Break 9:45 substance abuse: behavior complications richard L. Delmonico, PhD 10:00 behaviors requiring intervention: active vs. passive behaviors, intervention strategies, and use/no use of restraints richard L. Delmonico, PhD Michelle Tipton-Burton, Ms, oTr/L 11:15 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 11:45 Lunch on Your own 1:15 p.m. pharmacologic management of behavior richard L. Delmonico, PhD 2:00 establishing and implementing an effective behavior management treatment plan Hossam (sam) Bayoumy, PT 2:45 refreshment Break 3:00 caregiver training and transition to community richard L. Delmonico, PhD Michelle Tipton-Burton, Ms, oTr/L 3:45 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 4:15 Adjourn
  6. 6. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 6 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM main conference thursday, october 10 7:00 a.m. Main conference registration continental Breakfast, exhibits 8:00 delivery and evaluation of direct attention training for people with acquired cognitive impairments McKay Moore sohlberg, PhD, ccc-sLP 8:45 post traumatic headaches: updates in diagnosis and management Gary M. Abrams, MD, fAAn 9:30 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 9:45 refreshment Break, exhibits 10:15 the future is now: changes in our knowledge base of bioengineering, telerehabilitation, and regenerative rehabilitation - implications for practice steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, fAPTA, fAHA 11:00 motivational interviewing: a tool for patient engagement stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP 11:45 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your own 1:30 sports concussions: a short-term problem with long-term concerns Gary M. Abrams, MD, fAAn 2:15 When “mild” is not mild: detecting subtle but significant cognitive-communication deficits after acquired brain injury (abi) sheila MacDonald, reg. cAsLPo 3:00 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 3:15 refreshment Break, exhibits 3:45 disorders of consciousness: review of medical complications Brian D. Greenwald, MD 4:30 blast and combat concussions: differences in management and long-term consequences David X. cifu, MD 5:15 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 5:30 Adjourn 5:45– 10:45 p.m. Washington by night tour (reservation and fee required.) When the sun goes down, Washington lights up with the splendor of the lighted dome of the capitol, the White House and the spectacular Washington Monument. Your tour will include visits to the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean War, nurses and World War II Memorials, as well as the exterior of the White House. You will stop at Union station for dinner on your own, and have time to appreciate this grand train station and its specialty shops and boutiques. complete details regarding cost and reservations will be included with your registration confirmation. If a minimum number of reservations are not received, this event is subject to cancellation.
  7. 7. conference InformatIon pull-out Insert for your ConvenienCe! Brain injuries onlIne (Credit Card only) visit us 24 hours a day at: phone (Credit Card only) (800) 377-7707 Monday – friday 8am - 5pm, Pacific time before Calling, CoMPlete all registration inforMation. fax (Credit Card or PurChase order) (800) 329-9923 maIl attn: registrar 6377 Clark ave., suite 200 dublin, Ca 94568 4 easy Ways to regIster: registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. registration fees preconference maIn conference A or B rn, nP, Pt, ot, speech Pathologist, others Physicians early registration* (on/beforeaugust28) $265 $495 $595 regular registration (after august 28) $295 $545 $645 *Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before August 28. Please see Insert C for additional registration information and discounts. Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference. Out of consideration to registrants, children of any age and spouses may not attend the sessions. a
  8. 8. Contemporary forums has a special discount agreement with united airlines unavailable to the general public. to obtain these special conference fares visit, insert offer coDe ZpcB367092. ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. to ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase. hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. for special rates, call hertZ at (800) 654-2240 and refer to Contemporary forums plus the conference discount code cV#03000260. traVel DIscounts The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from october 7 to october 13 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares. rates: $209 single/double (*rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.) for room reserVatIons: to obtain the special group rates, make your reservation early and before the “hotel room block release date” which is september 16. rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now. after the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel regarding availability. to reserve your room online, please visit our website at for details. for room reservations, call (800) 633-7313 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums’ conference on Brain Injuries. request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. reservations must include a first night’s deposit. Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. for arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations. for aDDItIonal hotel InformatIon, call the hyatt regency crystal cIty at (703) 418-1234. hotel accommoDatIons braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 B CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  9. 9. QuestIons? methoD of tuItIon payment Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with registration form), Visa, mastercard, Discover, american express or purchase order. a $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are not accepted at the conference. Purchase orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.o. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number. Contact Contemporary forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday – friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Pacific time) or email: if you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference. $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group cancel on/Before august 28 to receive a full refund august 28 $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group group DIscounts (Mail, fax or call in together. online registration is not available.) Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete main conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference(s). To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received. partIal attenDance (online registration is not available.) to register, call Contemporary forums for tuition and Ce credit for individual days. group discounts do not apply. registrations may not be shared. cancellatIons Cancellations may be made by phone or in writing. Cancellations received on/before august 28 receive a full tuition refund. Cancellations received after august 28 are assessed a $20 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations received after the conference begins or for “no shows.” If this meeting is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees. program changes Contemporary forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. the most current program can be found on our website. c CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  10. 10. BraIn InjurIes regIstratIon form senD thIs form WIth full payment (u.s. funDs) to: coDe from Back coVer aBoVe aDDress:______ regIstratIon InformatIon (Please Print Clearly) *name, license/degrees, Place of employment, City, state appear on your badge. *first name *last name *license/degrees *Place of employment *City *state attendee’s email (Required) For confirmation, receipt, handouts prior to conference, and access to your Certificate of Attendance. Provide your best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. home address City state Zip daytime Phone(s) professIonal profIle Choose one category in each section that best applies to you. if you have multiple roles and select the one that occupies the majority of your time. use “other” only if none of the choices apply to you. 1. SPECIALTY ❏ Case Management ❏ neuropsychology ❏ neurotrauma ❏ Peds rehab ❏ Physical Medicine & rehabilitation ❏ rehabilitation ❏ tbi ❏ other:__________ 3. POSITION/JOB FUNCTION ❏ admin. director/ Coordinator ❏ Case Manager ❏ Clinical specialist ❏ Clinical staff ❏ educator/instructor ❏ Medical director ❏ Private Practice/Consultant ❏ supervisor/assistant ❏ other:__________ 2. LICENSE/PROFESSION ❏ Case Manager ❏ Certified disability Management specialist ❏ Certified rehabilitation Counselor ❏ Md/do/Pa ❏ neuropsychologist ❏ occupational therapist ❏ Physical therapist ❏ Psychologist ❏ recreation therapist ❏ rn/nP ❏ social Worker/Counselor ❏ speech Pathologist ❏ other:__________ 4. HIGHEST DEGREE ❏ diploma ❏ associate degree ❏ bachelors degree ❏ Masters degree ❏ doctoral degree ❏ other:__________ 5. CLINICAL SETTING ❏ acute Care-rehab ❏ acute Care unit ❏ Clinic/hospital ❏ College/university ❏ insurance Company/ Managed Care organization ❏ outpatient rehab ❏ Post acute rehab ❏ Private Practice ❏ va/Military Clinic/hospital ❏ other:__________ regIster to attenD: q preconference a (october 9) q preconference B (october 9) q main conference (october 10-12) concurrent sessIons selectIon (friday, october 11) see page 7 Please indicate the numbers of your session choices below. #1 (8:00 a.m.) __________ #2 (10:00 a.m.) _________ #3 (1:00 p.m.) __________ #4 (2:45 p.m.) __________ payment summary #60 early fee Postmark deadline: august 28 main conference $ group Discount* -$ preconference a +$ preconference B +$ total payment encloseD $ *SeeInsertC.Registrationformsmustbesentintogether. ❏ Check/Money order Payable to Contemporary forums Credit Card # exp. date Print Cardholder’s name billing address City state Zip Payer email Payer Phone # We collect this data in order to provide you with information about Contemporary forums and conferences. if you prefer not to receive further information, please see our privacy statement at contemporary forums attn: registrar 6377 Clark ave. suite 200 dublin, Ca 94568 or regIster onlIne 24/7 at: Phone: (800) 377-7707 fax: (800) 329-9923 for offIce use only c______ D______ braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 D CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM
  11. 11. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 7 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM friday, october 11 during each concurrent session, 4 topics are presented siMultaneously in separate rooMs. indicate your selections on the registration forM. 7:00 a.m. continental Breakfast, exhibits 8:00 concurrent sessions #1 #11 Knowing When to recommend assistive technology after tBi David X. cifu, MD #12 Evidence-Based Management of Vision Deficits Following traumatic Brain injury neera Kapoor, oD, Ms, fAAo, fcoVD-A #13 Canine assisted therapy: program Development and Clinical implications across the Continuum of Care sarina Piergrossi, MA, oTr/L #14 strategy training to improve High level reading Deficits in Comprehension: retention Following acquired Brain injury McKay Moore sohlberg, PhD, ccc-sLP 9:30 refreshment Break, exhibits 10:00 concurrent sessions #2 #21 the ipad and More … apps and accessibility Features to improve Cognitive skills: attention, Memory, sequencing, reasoning and Executive Functioning Joan L. Green, MA, ccc-sLP #22 Controversies and Changes in our understanding of Disorders of Consciousness Brain D. Greenwald, MD #23 Contextual, Cognitive-Communication interventions after “Mild” Brain injury: Evidence to practice and practice to Evidence sheila MacDonald, reg. cAsLPo #24 robotic applications in rehabilitation: implications for patients with Cns injuries steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, fAPTA, fAHA 11:30 Lunch on Your own 1:00 p.m. concurrent sessions #3 #31 the ipad and More … apps and accessibility Features to improve reading, Writing and Visual perceptual skills Joan L. Green, MA, ccc-sLP #32 Basic skills in Motivational interviewing stephen T. Wegener, PhD, ABPP #33 a High-Yield Vision screening for rehabilitation Health Care professionals neera Kapoor, oD, Ms, fAAo, fcoVD-A #34 systematic instruction and goal attainment scaling: Critical Clinical practices for all types of training McKay Moore sohlberg, PhD, ccc-sLP 2:30 refreshment Break 2:45 concurrent sessions #4 #41 Central Vestibular Dysfunction related to Moderate to severe tBi Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT, ncs #42 ptsD, Combat Ethics and unspeakable Horror: the phenomenon of ‘Moral injury’ John D. Banja, PhD #43 systematic approach to treating Family Caregivers of persons with traumatic Brain injury Angelle Marie sander, PhD #44 autonomic Dysfunction in Brain injury: Best practice guidelines for identification and treatment Theodora (Teddie) Potter, Bsn, rn, crrn 4:15 Adjourn saturday, october 12 7:00 a.m. continental Breakfast 8:00 the impossible patient John D. Banja, PhD 8:45 central vestibular dysfunction related to mild tbi and concussion Jeffrey Hoder, PT, DPT, ncs 9:30 refreshment Break 9:45 addressing sexual functioning in rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury Angelle Marie sander, PhD 10:30 drug addiction and free Will: ethical and treatment implications John D. Banja, PhD 11:15 Questions and discussion faculty Panel 12:00 p.m. Adjourn
  12. 12. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 8 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM conference faculty gary m. abrams, md, faan Director, neurorehabilitation clinic Professor, Department of neurology University of california san francisco rehabilitation section chief san francisco VA Medical center San Francisco, California teresa ashman, phd Planning Committee Member Associate Director, Psychology research Training Director, Postdoctoral fellowship rusk Institute of rehabilitation Medicine Associate Professor nYU Langone Medical center New York, New York john d. banja, phd Professor, Department of rehabilitation Medicine Associate editor: AJOB Neuroscience Medical ethicist, center for ethics emory University Atlanta, Georgia hossam (sam) bayoumy, pt Planning Committee Member Director, rehabilitation services Kessler Institute for rehabilitation-chester campus Chester, New Jersey joshua b. cantor, phd, abpp co-Director, Brain Injury research center Associate Professor Department , rehabilitation Medicine Icahn school of Medicine at Mount sinai New York, New York david X. cifu, md national Director for PM&r Program office Department of Veterans Affairs chairman and Herman J. flax, M.D. Professor executive Director, center for rehabilitation sciences and engineering Department of PM&r Virginia commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia richard l. delmonico, phd chief, neuropsychology Kaiser foundation rehabilitation center Vallejo, California joan l. green, ma, ccc-slp owner, Innovative speech speech Language Pathologist Potomac, Maryland brian d. greenwald, md Medical Director, JfK Johnson rehabilitation center for Head Injuries Associate Medical Director JfK Johnson rehabilitation Institute clinical Associate Professor UMDnJ–robert Wood Johnson Medical school Edison, New Jersey jeffrey hoder, pt, dpt, ncs Assistant Professor Department of neurology Virginia commonwealth University Program Director of rehabilitation and Wellness VcU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders center Richmond, Virginia neera kapoor, od, ms, faao, fcovd-a Associate clinical Professor chief, Vision rehabilitation services sUnY college of optometry’s University eye center New York, New York sheila macdonald, reg. caslpo clinical speech-Language Pathologist sheila MacDonald & Associates Guelph, Ontario, Canada sarina piergrossi, ma, otr/l clinical Manager, Brain Injury Unit Kessler Institute for rehabilitation West orange campus West Orange, New Jersey theodora (teddie) potter, bsn, rn, crrn coordinator, Brain Injury Program Kessler Institute for rehabilitation West orange campus West Orange, New Jersey angelle marie sander, phd Director, Brain Injury research center TIrr Memorial Hermann Associate Professor Department of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation Baylor college of Medicine Houston, Texas bonnie schaude, ma, ccc-slp Planning Committee Member ABI special Projects coordinator clinical speech Language Pathologist shepherd center Atlanta, Georgia mckay moore sohlberg, phd, ccc-slp Professor University of oregon Eugene, Oregon michelle tipton-burton, ms, otr/l Planning Committee Member occupational Therapist and rehabilitation case Manager Brain Injury rehabilitation santa clara Valley Medical center Adjunct Professor Department of occupational Therapy san Jose state University San Jose, California
  13. 13. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 9 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM theodore tsaousides, phd, abpp Assistant Professor Department of rehabilitation Medicine Icahn school of Medicine at Mount sinai New York, New York stephen t. Wegener, phd, abpp Director of rehabilitation Psychology Associate Professor Department of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland stephen l. Wolf, phd, pt, fapta, faha Professor, Departments of rehab Medicine and Medicine Professor, Department of cell Biology emory University school of Medicine, center for rehabilitation Medicine Professor, Health and elder care nell Hodgson Woodruff school of nursing at emory University senior research scientist, Atlanta VA rehab r&D center Atlanta, Georgia online ce library Earn CE CrEDit onlinE at Your ConVEniEnCE contemporary forums online ce Library is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education. The Library contains over 1,000 multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences and is continually updated. each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas. Visit for more information onlinE CE liBrarY group DisCounts Hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities can provide and manage quality accredited continuing education to meet staff needs. To request group access discount pricing and details, visit or call (925) 361-4811. email updates If you are not receiving information via email about our conferences or online ce Library please go to to join our mailing list or to update your email address. You will then be notified of all conferences as soon as they are announced as well as have access to all special promotions. All email addresses are for contemporary forums use only. eXhibitsWe are inviting a group of coMpanies and organizations With professionally relevant products, services or career opportunities to exhibit at this conference. the schedule provides tiMe for you to address your particular areas of interest at each exhibit. for exhibit space availability or additional inforMation: phone: (925) 361-4807 eMail: visit: 2013 conference calendar (partial listing) Emergency Care summit snowmass, co July 21-24, 2013 Hot topics in primary Care Jackson Hole, WY July 21-24, 2013 pharmacology for advanced practice Clinicians san francisco, cA August 19-25, 2013 pharmacology for advanced practice Clinicians Washington, Dc september 30 – october 6, 2013 advanced Critical Care and trauma Las Vegas, nV october 13-16, 2013 Women’s Health and oB/gYn nursing Las Vegas, nV october 13-16, 2013 Contraceptive technology Atlanta, GA october 31 – november 2, 2013 pharmacology for advanced practice Clinicians Las Vegas, nV november 11-17, 2013 for complete conference information, visit our website at, call toll free at 800-377-7707 or email us at contemporary forums is a division of American career college.
  14. 14. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 10 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM area activities host city: Washington d.c. for more information, contact the Washington, d.c., convention & visitors association. (202) 789-7000 or online at Visit and take photographs of one of the world’s most iconic buildings – the White House. stretching from 3rd to 14th street, the national Mall contains an extensive collection of historic monuments and museums. Built as a tribute to George Washington, the Washington Monument towers over 555 feet above the national Mall. Honoring the 16th President of the United states, the Lincoln Memorial is home to many historic milestones and events. Discover Washington, D.C. ... a unique blend of politics, diplomacy and history. tour the impressive Capitol Building and the original supreme Court Chambers, where landmark decisions are made. You won’t want to miss the Jefferson Memorial, lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Martin luther King Memorial to get a glimpse into the lives of the great men who formed the basic concepts of our democracy. the Vietnam, Korean War and FDr Memorials are vivid reminders of key moments in our nation’s history. The internationally famous smithsonian Institution is constantly expanding its collection, including the unique Museum of natural History and the impressive Air and space Museum. At the national Archives, our nation’s most significant political documents — the Declaration of Independence, constitution, and Bill of rights — are on display. Look closer and you’ll discover there’s more to this city than stately government buildings, world-class museums and majestic monuments. Dazzling performances at the Kennedy center, street festivals and sidewalk cafes in Adams-Morgan, elegant shops, restaurants and historic townhomes in Georgetown… all combine to make Washington, D.c. a city to celebrate and explore. for evening entertainment, D.c.’s internationally acclaimed restaurants truly reflect the diversity of the city. from fresh seafood to rich Italian, organic or your favorite ethnic dish, “D.c.” has it all! sip a beverage at old ebbitt Grill, the oldest bar in town, or explore the trendy clubs and cafes along connecticut Avenue. for a unique dining experience, visit Zola, in the International spy Museum, a modern American restaurant with a sleek atmosphere and an undertone of espionage!
  15. 15. braininjuries|october9-12,2013|#BI13 11 CONTEMPORARYFORUMS.COM es , on. 1 Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 2 This program is approved by Contemporary Forums, American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Provider #3273. Assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. 3 The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Contemporary Forums as an Approval Agency to approve providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California. 4 Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Please call Contemporary Forums regarding continuing medical education credit for neonatologists and pediatricians. 5 The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME to grant Category 1 hours toward the Physician’s Recognition Award. PAs may report up to the listed hours of credit. 6 Contemporary Forums is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contemporary Forums maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 7 There are no standard requirements for continuing education credit for educators, and guidelines vary by district. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying your attendance at this course. Contact your governing agencies regarding guidelines for registering your credit. 9 This conference has been approved by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Provider #1975-148. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit hours for Marriage, Family & Child Counselors and/or Licensed Clinical Social Workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE771. Application has been made to the Commission for Case Manager Certification, Certified Disability Management Specialists, and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. 8 accreditation A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization. preconferences main conferencea b 1 nurses and nurse practitioners 7 Ancc/ 8.4 cA Brn contact hours 6.25 Ancc/ 7.5 cA Brn contact hours 16.75 Ancc/ 20.1 cA Brn contact hours 2 occupational therapists 7 ceUs 6.25 ceUs 16.75 ceUs 3 physical therapists 7 hours 6.25 hours 16.75 hours 4 physicians 7 credits 6.25 credits 16.75 credits 5 physician assistants 7 hours 6.25 hours 16.75 hours 6 psychologists 7 hours 6.25 hours 16.75 hours 7 special educators 7 hours 6.25 hours 16.75 hours 8 speech pathologists .7 ceUs .6 ceUs 1.65 ceUs 9 social Workers/marriage, family & child counselors 7 ce credit Hours 6.25 ce credit Hours 16.75 ce credit Hours Contemporary Forums is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information for numberof ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. Asha CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. Preconference A: This program is available for up to 0.7 CEUs (Various level, Professional area) Preconference B: This program is available for up to .6 CEUs (Various level, Professional area) Main Conference: This program is available for up to 1.65 CEUs (Various level, Professional area) In accordance with ASHA requirements, faculty financial and nonfinancial disclosures may be found on our website: