31st Annual Conference on Brain Injury

Wisconsin Dells, WI US
April 29, 2019

Course Overview

The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership is pleased to invite you to attend our annual conference.

This conference is dedicated to bringing learners the opportunity to increase their knowledge about brain injury, specifically in the areas of best clinical practices, theoretical paradigms, research, and functional treatment applications in various clinical settings.

Content is relevant to all healthcare providers that work with brain injury survivors, brain injury survivors and their caregivers and families.

Practice Gaps and Needs

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 2.5 million Americans experience a brain injury each year. Spurred on by recent military conflicts and a spotlight on sports concussions among other reasons, brain injury research continually generates new insights and new treatment options, creating a practice gap among healthcare professionals.

This conference will address the professional gap by providing the participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge base in regards to brain injury, specifically in the areas of current best clinical practices, theoretical paradigms, research, and functional treatment applications in various clinical settings.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ area of medical knowledge, Institute of Medicine areas of patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, and evidence based medicine, and Interprofessional and Nursing areas of roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, therapists and researchers working in the field of brain injury. It is also designed for brain injury survivors and their caregivers and families.

Learning Objectives

After attending this conference, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain interprofessional treatment options that are available to people affected by brain injury, how to access them, and how to make the best use of them.
  2. Apply best practices for brain injury treatment as members of the healthcare team.
  3. Describe lifelong challenges that affect a person with a brain injury.
  4. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of interprofessional healthcare team members who care for people affected by brain injury.
  5. Describe the pathophysiology of brain injury, and relate this to diagnostic and treatment decisions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 ACE Credits
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.00 APA CE Credits
  • 7.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
02/28/2019
Course expires: 
06/13/2019
Event starts: 
04/29/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/29/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$200.00

Monday, April 29, 2019

TimeSpeakers/Topics/Highlights
7:30-8:00 AM

     Registration

8:00-8:15 AM

     Welcome

8:15-9:15 AM

     Keynote: Surviving Successfully: 35 Years After Brain Injury   ----   Audrey Nelson, MS, CSW

9:15-10:15 AM

     Keynote: Zen and the Art of Brain Injury Recovery   -----   Donald Mickey, PhD, FNAN

10:15-10:30 AM

     Break and Exhibits

 

10:30-11:30 AM

 

     Breakout Session 1

       a. Exercise and Concussion (mTBI)   -----   Christine McGee, APNP

       b. 7 Key Ingredients of Effective Brain Training for Brain Injury   -----   Tanya Mitchell    

            ****Continuing education credit will NOT be awarded for this session.

       c. Brain Injury 101: The Basics   -----   Nathan Glassman, PhD, ABN, ABPP

11:30-12:30 PM

     Lunch: A Conversation with Brett Favre

          Moderator: Dr. Benjamin Siebert

     ***Continuing education credit will NOT be awarded for this session.

12:30-1:30 PM

 

     Breakout Session 2

       a. Molecular Mechanisms of Injury and Recovery Following Head Injury   -----   Jake Vanlandingham, PhD  

           ****Continuing education credit will NOT be awarded for this session.

       b. Communicating with the Experts (TBI Survivors)   -----   Jerry Hoepner, CCC-SLP, PhD

       c. Survivors Panel   -----   Cameron Curtis, Jay Baukin, and Chris Hannis (Moderator: Karl Curtis)

1:30-2:30 PM

     Breakout Session 3

       a. Brain Injury: Impact on Family and Caregivers   -----   Donald Mickey, PhD, FNAN

       b. One Moment Lasts Forever   -----   Susan Kainz, BA

       c. Caregivers Panel   -----   Karl Curtis and Valentine Oluchi, MB, BS, MS, CBIS  (Moderator: Karl Curtis)

2:30-2:45 PM

     Break and Exhibits

2:45-3:45 PM

     Keynote: Living with a Brain Injury: Strategies for Support Through the Life-Course

                     -----   Valentine Oluchi, MB, BS, MS, CBIS

3:45-4:45 PM

     Keynote: Mild TBI: Co-Occurring Conditions and Promoting Recovery

                     -----   Karen Carpenter, MS, CRC, LRC and Alanna Kessler-Jones,PsyD

4:45-5:00 PM     Conference Wrap-up

PROGRAM CHANGES

Situations occasionally occur that may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

Wilderness Resort and Conference Center
511 E Adams
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
United States
+1 (800) 867-9453

CONFERENCE HOUSING

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference site, the Wilderness Resort. Please call the hotel directly (1-800-867-9453) to arrange accommodations. To receive the special rate of $99.99 (plus tax and $24.95 per night resort fee), please mention GROUP CODE: 721054 when making your reservation. The block of rooms will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis until March 27, 2019. Rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after March 27, 2019 or in the event that the block of rooms is filled.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE

Business causal attire is appropriate for this conference. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational event.

Distinguished Presenters

Karen Carpenter, MS, CRC, LRC
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, UW-Madison Waisman Center
Madison, WI
Donald L. Mickey, PhD, FNAN
Counseling Resources Neuropsychological Associates, LLC
Madison, WI
Nathan D Glassman PhD, ABN, ABPP
Neuropsychologist, Glassman Neuropsychology Associates LLC
West Allis, WI
Tanya Mitchell
Chief Research and Development Officer, Gibson Institute
Colorado Springs, CO
Jerry K. Hoepner, CCC-SLP, PhD
Associate Professor, UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI
Audrey Nelson, MS, CSW
Owner/Director, Reality Unlimited, LLC
Eau Claire, WI
Susan Kainz, BA
Executive Director, Shaken Baby Association, Inc.
Brookfield, WI
Valentine Oluchi, MB, BS, MS, CBIS
Director/Proprietor, Hannah's House East
Madison, WI
Alanna Kessler-Jones, PsyD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI
Jake Vanlandingham, PhD
Founder and President, Prevacus
Tallahassee, FL
Christine McGee, APNP
Neuroscience Group
Wausau, WI
 

Panelists

Family Panelists   -----   Karl Curtis and Valentine Oluchi (Moderator - Karl Curtis)
Survivor Panelists   -----   Cameron Curtis, Jay Baukin, and Chris Hannis (Moderator - Karl Curtis)

Planning Committee

Karl Curtis, BS - Course Director
The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin
Kalli Reinheimer, MSW, CBIS
Nexday Neuro Rehab
Valentine Oluchi, MB, BS, MS, CBISBenjamin Siebert, MD, FAAPMR
Neuroscience Group
Sarah E. Porter, PsyD
Madison Neuropsychological Services, LLC
Traci Snedden, PHD, RN, APRN, CNE
UW–Madison School of Nursing

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity materials.

Disclosures will be available prior to the start of the conference.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider Logo

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of  7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER (ANCC) & IOWA BOARD OF NURSING

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of  7.00 ANCC contact hours and Iowa Board of Nursing contact hours. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

ASWB APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION (ACE) – SOCIAL WORK CREDIT

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 7.00 live continuing education credits.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP).  The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.70 continuing education units (CEUs) or 7.00 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 7.00 ACE Credits
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 7.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.00 APA CE Credits
  • 7.00 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 7.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Course Information

Registration opens: 
02/28/2019
Course expires: 
06/13/2019

Price

Cost:
$200.00
Please login or register to take this course.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2019

REGISTER A BRAIN INJURY SURVIVOR

If you are a brain injury survivor or want to register a brain injury survivor for this conference but do not wish to create an additional account, contact Karl Curtis (262-790-9660/608-206-6426 or kcurtis@biaw.org).

Note that anyone registering through Karl Curtis will not be able to receive continuing education credit.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. Cancellation requests are subject to a processing fee of $50. No refunds will by made for cancellations received after April 15, 2019.

CREATING AN ACCOUNT TO REGISTER

When creating an account, if you are not eligible for any of the continuing education credit types indicated, please select "none."

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For conference information or details regarding exhibit booths please contact Karl Curtis (262-790-9660/608-206-6426 or kcurtis@biaw.org).