brain-ric2The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) notes that it will host an interdisciplinary brain injury course May 2 to 3, centered on modern research in neuroscience and advances in technology that have enhanced the understanding and management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The course is designed to provide attendees with the latest research and clinical advances that impact current and future trends in interdisciplinary management of individuals with brain injury.

RIC states that the event will address multiple issues, including a new approach to facilitating recovery and advances in the management of attention. Additionally, the course is slated to discuss medical issues, vestibular rehabilitation, behavior management, use of computer aids, and apps for cognitive-communication rehabilitation, preparation for discharge, and family adaptation following brain injury, ethical issues related to use of social media by individuals with TBI.

Keynote speakers include Angelle Sander, PhD, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, neuropsychologist, Quentin Mease Community Hospital, and director of the Brain Research Injury Research Center at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Assaf Y. Dvorkin, PhD, will also serve as key speaker. Dvorkin is a research assistant professor, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Northwestern University, research scientist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Upon its completion, the course aims to provide participants multiple abilities, including the ability to outline the differences between standard treatment and the sensory kinetic balance system for vestibular rehabilitation, discuss interventions that empower families for home care-giving and the tools to improve discharge communication/preparation amongst the interdisciplinary team, and outline current approaches and new directions for assessment and rehabilitation of attention following a brain injury.

For more information and a full list of course faculty, click here.

[Source: RIC]