Addiction, Therapies & Treatments Among Sessions Highlighted at Contemporary Forums' 10th Annual Brain Injuries Conference Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in San Francisco, CA

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Healthcare professionals can earn up to 24.75 CE credits

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Each session features a nationally-known expert with extensive background and research in the areas of brain injury . . . to improve oucomes for patients.

Contemporary Forums, a leading provider of continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals, announced its lineup for the annual Brain Injuries conference, September 28 - October 1 in San Francisco, Calif. Offering a total of nearly 25 CE credits, the conference will feature nationally known experts discussing the latest innovations and information on brain injuries and treatment.

“Despite advances in treating brain injury, clinicians and healthcare professionals still face challenges in the recovery process and need to be educated on new, evidence-based treatments that will make a difference in the patient’s quality of life,” said Kathryn Clayton, MSN, RN, MBA, ALNC, program manager at Contemporary Forums. “Each session at the Brain Injuries Conference will feature a nationally-known expert with extensive background and research in the areas of brain injury, speaking to attendees and imparting the most up-to-date clinical management information so they in turn can improve outcomes for their patients.”

The conference will kick off on Wednesday, September 28, with two preconference sessions on brain rehabilitation. The first, Using Technology in Brain Rehabilitation, will feature a variety of speakers who will highlight assistive technology, web-based treatments and rehab training. The second, Workshop on the Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual for Therapists, will review rehabilitation protocols featured in the newly released Manual for Cognitive Rehabilitation.

Throughout the three-day main conference there will also be several sessions on topics including management of behaviorally challenging patients, expanded brain injury therapies and management of brain injury in the military setting, including the following:

  •     Managing the Behaviorally Challenging Patient: An Integrated Approach by John Whyte, MD, PhD
  •     Factors that Promote or Impede Treatment Adherence by Eva van Leer, PhD, MFA, CCC-SLP
  •     Exploring the Connection Between Brain Injury and Addiction: Research, Risks, Relapse and Recovery Strategies for Effective Behavioral Management by Annette Pearson, MS, LADC, CBIS
  •     What is Social Cognition? Why Does it Matter in Brain Injury Rehabilitation? By Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP
  •     POWER Program: Wellness Model in MTBI/PTSD by Carole R. Roth, PhD, CCC, BC-NCD
  •     It’s All in Your Head: Post Traumatic Injury Headaches by Kathleen R. Bell, MD
  •     Seated Tai Chi: Physiologic Impact and Outcomes by Darlene A. Karasik, MSN, RN & Kazuko Shem, MD

For more information about the Tenth Annual Brain Injuries Conference, including registration details and a full conference agenda, please visit:
About Contemporary Forums
Contemporary Forums, a Reed Elsevier company, headquartered in Dublin, CA, provides leading-edge, accredited, clinical continuing education (CE) conferences for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, Contemporary Forums’ Online CE Library offers thousands of presentations captured directly from Contemporary Forums’ national conferences available on-demand. Over the past 30 years, Contemporary Forums’ conferences and online library have provided unparalleled professional enrichment and skill development to hundreds of thousands of nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers. Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). For more information, please visit or


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