Statewide Conference 33

33rd Texas Brain Injury Symposium

December 2, 2017

J.J. Pickle Center, Austin, Texas

The Texas Brain Injury Alliance proudly announces that our 2017 Symposium will be held December 2 at UT’s J.J. Pickle Research Center, Commons Building #137, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758.  The day-long Symposium will provide an opportunity for survivors, educators, families, regulators, medical staff, case managers and others to come together to share information and inspiration. Pre-registration will be required for this conference.  

We are pleased to welcome  Mary Gonzales, MD, as our opening speaker.  Dr. Mary Gonzales is a physiatrist in Austin, Texas. She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School.   Dr. Gonzales starts us off on a great day of learning and networking focusing on topics regarding the chronicity of brain injury, coping and adapting strategies, and utilizing community resources to improve life engagement and satisfaction.

Course Schedule:

7:15-7:45     Registration and Resource Fair

7:45- 8:00    Welcome

8:00- 9:00    Mary Gonzales, MD:  Neuro-Community Involvement to Overcome Challenges Post Injury

 9:00-9:15      Resource Fair

9:15-10:00    Laura Wiggs, PT/NCS/CBIS:  Treating Brain Injury over Lifespan

10:00-10:15   Resource Fair

10:15-10:45   Rudi Spigarelli, PT/DPT and Natalie Hiddeman, PT/DPT/NCS:  Vestibular Involvement      Following Brain Injury

10:45-11:00   Resource Fair

11:00-11:45   James Durham – Life after TBI

11:45-12:45   Lunch/Resource Fair

12:45-1:30     Amy Mackenzie, RN: Utilizing Resources to Improve Life Engagement

1:30- 1:45     Resource Fair

1:45- 2:30     JoAnne McGee, PhD:  Interventions for Behavioral Changes

2:30- 2:45     Resource Fair

2:45- 3:30     Kristin Myers, OT/CBIS:   Long Term Vision for Short Term Goals

3:30- 3:45     Resource Fair

3:45- 4:45     Deana Adams, PhD/LPC-S, and Patti Foster:   Coping and Adaptive Strategies of TBI Survivors and Primary Caregivers

 4:45               Closing and CEU Certificate Pick Up