November 1 & 2, 2018 — Edison, NJ
This two day course will provide comprehensive information on post-concussive syndrome. The conference will open on the afternoon of Nov.1 with an overview of the disorder, including the pathophysiology of concussion and a discussion of the role of neuroimaging in the evaluation of PCS. Given the strong prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in children and teens, concussion in the pediatric population will be extensively discussed. The first day will conclude with a keynote address to be presented by Christopher Nowinski, PhD focusing on the patient experience of post-concussion syndrome, as well as cutting-edge research on biomarkers.
The second day will open on the morning of Nov. 2 with a presentation further delving into behavior, but also more globally discussing neuropsychological evaluation and treatment in understanding the impact of the injury on cognitive processes and psychosocial functioning. In-depth discussion of other topics include post traumatic headaches, neuropharmacology, medical evaluation, management of vestibular issues and vestibular therapy. Life planning concerns, including legal and disability issues and return to work will be covered. Vision will be a salient area of focus, including neuro-optometry and vision therapy. An evening workshop on Nov. 2 will provide comprehensive information on visual ocular issues following concussion.
Early Bird in effect until October 12. Sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. To view the brochure and register online please visit http://www.cvent.com/d/FBQJ4Z or contact Mary Ann Laurita via email at MaryAnn.Laurita@HackensackMeridian.org or by calling 732-632-1570.