Join us for the 35th Annual Brain Injury Conference
Wednesday, November 1st 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel, South Burlington
2 Keynote Speakers: Stacia Bissell and Katya Bowen
9 Breakout Sessions to choose from with tracks for Survivors, Families, and Professionals
Exhibitors from Vermont and Surrounding Regions
Silent Auction and Raffle Drawings
Breakfast and Lunch Included
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Vermont Assistive Technology Program
The Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) is Vermont’s federal AT Act Program. The AT Acts Programs help individuals of all ages find accessible solutions to overcome barriers at home, work, and in the community as related to disability and aging needs. The mission of VATP is to support full access and integration for Vermonters with disabilities and aging-related needs, in education, work, and their communities.
In this webinar, associates from VATP explain the program and how it can benefit and support Vermonter’s living with a brain injury.
Strategies for the Management of TBI-Related Sequelae in Behavioral Settings Presented by Dr. Kim Gorgens
Join the Brain Injury Alliance of Vermont as we welcome Dr. Kim Gorgens, Professor of Psychophysiology, Clinical Neuropsychology, and Psychology of Criminal Behavior at the University of Denver This presentation will provide some compelling management strategies for the most common consequences of brain injury. The strategies are informed by 20 years of work with thousands of clients and hundreds of providers and paraprofessionals. This is the perfect talk for anyone frustrated with a client or the system. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to;
- List 3 strategies to manage common sequelae of brain injury
- Will be able to generate strategies using whichever data is available
- Will be able to list an effective prevention strategy
A Chat with Attorney Jim Caffry and Associate Attorney Kaitlyn Lewis Keating
12 ways to Enhance our Lives, Well-Beings and Relationships after a brain Injury with
Craig Phillips, MRC BA
- Becky Roy-Widschwenter
A Tai Chi Session
- Anne Bower
Participants can remain seated or stand to do the tai chi movements, and each person will be encouraged to make adjustments to suit her/his own body.
Blissful Life Planning Workshop
- Betsy Drury
Collaborate! The Massachusetts Model:
- How the ADRC Network educates providers and supports those aging with a brain injury.
Improvements in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Management
Cognitive-Communication Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury
Language and Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Living Well after Moderate to Severe Brain Injury
- Lenny Hawley
Best Practices for Returning to School Following Concussion
- Dr. Melissa McCart
Brain Injury: Rehabilitation and Employment Strategies
- Maria Crowley
Power of Patients App: A Demo
- Lynne Becker
Suicide and TBI: Untangling the Complex Relationship
- Dr. Matthew Peters
TBI and Intimate Partner Violence
- Dr. Kim Gorgens
2. Participants will learn about the relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
3. Participants will learn about the importance of advocacy and outreach and will be exposed to community and national resources.
Yoga and meditation for TBI recovery: results from first-ever meta-analysis
- Dr. Rebecca Acabchuk
Strategies for the Management of TBI-related Sequelae in Behavioral Health Settings
- Dr. Kim Gorgens
2) Participants will be able to generate strategies using whichever data are available to them.
3) Participants will be able to list an effective prevention strategy.
This session will provide some compelling management strategies for the most common consequences of brain injury. The strategies are informed by 20 years of work with thousands of clients and hundreds of providers and paraprofessionals. This is the perfect talk for anyone frustrated with a client or the system.