3rd annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community!

The 3rd annual Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community is the updated continuation of the Coma to Community Conference hosted by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from 1977 through 1995.

The main conference includes two days of multi-disciplinary state of the art educational sessions focusing on issues related to brain injury treatment and research in both a military and civilian population. The 2013 conference features two half-day pre-conference workshops as an optional add-on. Past speakers have included:  former NFL player George Visger, Co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute; Chris Nowinski, Vice President for Global Accessibility at Yahoo; Alan Brightman, the Central Park Jogger; Trisha Meili; and President of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tamara Bushnik.

The 2013 main conference has four track-based concurrent sessions focusing on:

  1. Medical Complexity and Acute and Chronic Treatment (successful strategies and new approaches)
  2. Innovative Interventions and Assistive Devices (new technology, stem cells and others)
  3. Living After Brain Injury (socialization, relationships, advocacy and caregiving)
  4. Special Populations (military and veteran issues, cultural competence, pediatrics, and aging)

The conference curriculum appeals to social workers, therapists, psychologists, physiatrists, nurses, researchers, administrators, advocates, individuals with brain injury and family members affected by brain injury. Presentation format includes lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. Peer reviewed symposia and poster presentations are an integral part of the program allowing for the sharing of information regarding research and innovative multidisciplinary treatment approaches.

Conference organizers anticipate an audience of 500 rehabilitation professionals representing a variety of disciplines as well as individuals with brain injury, family members, and caregivers. The 2012 conference was endorsed by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Brain Injury Association of America, and the International Brain Injury Association.

The conference is offering up to 13 CME’s for the main conference and 4 CME’s for the pre-conference for a variety of disciplines.

For more information and to register for this conference please visit http://tinyurl.com/cre96g9.

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