|Registration is open for the 13th Annual Pacific Northwest Regional Conference 2015. Hotel room rates expire March 6. Register today 503-281-2500. Professional members will be $575 for all three days, $175 for Thursday, March 12, only (8.5 CEUs), $425 for Friday and Saturday (17 CEUs).Who should attend? Attorney’s – Win More Cases-Help More Clients
Medical Professionals – Increase your understanding and strengthen you skills dealing with individuals with brain injury
Case Managers – Learn about the newest and latest resources while increasing your understanding and strengthening you skills dealing with individuals with brain injury
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Special Education Teachers, Youth Transition specialists– learn strategies in dealing with consumers and students that have varying degrees of difficulty, increasing positive outcomes
Adult Foster Home Providers, Caregivers, Family Members – learning strategies in dealing with difficult behaviors helping survivors reach the highest level of functioning possible
Thinking Outside the Box: Working with Clients and Individuals with Brain Injury and Other Neurological Changes will be devoted to effective ways caregivers and families can work with clients and individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders and the best practices being used. A round table question and answer session with the experts–bring your questions. Intended audience are case managers, trauma nurses, foster care providers, nursing home staff, family caregivers and all other interested attendees.
Keynote Speakers will be:
Functional Neurological Management of Persistent Port-Concussion Syndrome – Dr. Glen Zielinski will give an overview of some of the underlying pathophysiology of PPCS will be presented, with emphasis on central vestibiopathies and impairment of visual-vestibular proprioceptive interaction, methodologies to evaluate and address this will be presented, along with case study results.
The Amen Clinic and Their Method – Kabran Chapek, ND will present on: – Brain SPECT Imaging: A powerful, Evidence Based Tool in Assessing TBI – How SPECT imaging is transforming clinical practice – Cases of Hope and Healing in TBI – Natural and Effective approaches to Treating Traumatic Brain Injury – Dietary approaches to treating Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury in the Young: What We Know Now – Fred Langer, JD RN will review of old myths we in the medical field had about brain injury in the young and comparing the state of art data to what we know now.
Do you see what I see? Dr. Bruce Wojciechowski will focus on how life changing visual disruptions (the hidden disability) following TBIs can be addressed, evaluated, and treated. The survivors, family members, and practitioners will be able to recognize and identify changes in visual behavior following minor to catastrophic TBIs and all points in between. This talk will also cover the latest evaluations, treatments, and future treatments with the hopes of being able to strategize with successful traumatic brain injury individuals.
Native American Vocational Rehabilitation – Angie Butler
Mobility Options – Living after Brain and /or Spinal Cord Injuries – Ryan Green