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29th Annual Western Michigan Brain Injury Network Conference

Save the Date: May 1, 2014

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TIME
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATION
Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
1800 East Beltline S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

SPEAKERS

Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD
Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Topic: Physical and emotional transitions from young child to adolescent to adult with TBI, societal transitions with TBI

Katy O'Brien, SLP, University of Minnesota
Topic: Adolescents going or returning to college young child to adolescent to adult with TBI, societal transitions with TBI

Brent E. Masel, M.D., President and Medical Director
Transitional Learning Center at Galveston, Texas
Topic:  Brain Injury as a chronic condition – implications for clinical practice; co-morbidities with TBI, how are the chronic conditions managed /related to TBI.

Panel Discussion with Brain Injury Survivors, Spouses  and Rehabilitation Support Team

SPEAKERS’ DISCLOSURES

Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD

Dr. Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa has 30 years of clinical experience in the area of acquired brain injury rehabilitation. She is a researcher at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and is the principle investigator of a National Institute on Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) grant to investigate reading and language outcomes of preschool children with TBI, transition to adulthood in adolescents with complex medical conditions, and a transition program for teens with acquired brain injury. She obtained her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, with cognates in neuroscience and language development at Georgia State University. She is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, at Emory School of Medicine. Currently, she is a Health Scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury Team, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Disclosures:

Financial: Receives a salary as a researcher from the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as adjunct faculty at the Department of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine, as a scientist for the Traumatic Brain Injury Team, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, as a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the principle investigator of a National Institute on Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) grant.

Nonfinancial: Volunteers her time to provide technical support for the B.R.A.I.N program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Katy O’Brien, MA, CCC-SLP

Katy O’Brien received her M.A. from Appalachian State University and is currently a PhD candidate in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota. She has clinical experience in adult acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, and is currently involved in an ongoing research program supporting students with brain injury as they return to college. Her research addresses cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury, metacognition, prospective memory and the structure and function of personal narratives.

Disclosures: 

Financial: Ms. O’Brien received an honorarium and travel expenses for this presentation.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial disclosures

Brent E. Masel, M.D.

Dr. Brent E. Masel is the President and Medical Director of the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston. He received his MD from Loyola University School of Medicine, and completed his post-graduate training from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a Board Certified Neurologist and holds clinical appointments at UTMB in the Departments of Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Dr. Masel has conducted research and published multiple articles in the area of brain injury rehabilitation including long term medical issues from chronic brain injury. He serves on the Board of Directors of the TIRR Foundation, the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Brain Injury Association of America, where he is also the National Medical Director.

Disclosures:

Financial: Receives a salary as the President and Medical Director of the Transitional Learning Center at Galveston and received an honorarium and travel expenses for his presentation.

Nonfinancial: Published relevant articles in the area of brain injury rehabilitation without compensation, serves on the Board of Directors of the TIRR Foundation, the North American Brain Injury Society, and the Brain Injury Association of America,

Stephen Bloom, DO

Dr. Stephen Bloom is a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, sub-specializing in the area of brain injury. He graduated from the University of Michigan, went to medical school at Michigan State University, and completed his residency training at Northwestern University through the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Bloom has been in practice in Grand Rapids since 1994, and is the medical director of the Brain Injury and Trauma Programs at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. He is also on staff at Spectrum Health, Saint Mary’s and Metro Hospitals. He is an assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University. He is widely published in the field of brain injury, rehabilitation and musculoskeletal medicine, and lectures around the country on a variety of topics.

Disclosures:

Financial: Serves as the medical director for the Brain Injury and Trauma Program at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and as a clinical professor at Michigan State University.

Nonfinancial: Published within the field without compensation. 

CONTACT
Margaret Crummel, BS, CCMEP
Medical Education Coordinator
Phone (616) 242-0476
Email: margaret.crummel@maryfreebed.com

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