Dr. Tina Trudel to Serve as Conference Chair for Alaska Brain Injury Network Conference

Dr. Tina TrudelDr. Tina Trudel, Lakeview President and COO, is serving as the Conference Chair for the Alaska Brain Injury Network’s (ABIN) upcoming conference, assembling a group of local and national brain injury experts to provide a comprehensive program of presentations and continuing education options.   On April 30 - May 2, 2014, the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) and the ABIN will join together to host the second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage.

This conference, entitled ‘Shining a Light on Everyday Heroes: Supporting Brain Injury in Your Community’, will have a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. Attendees will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized authorities on the subject of brain injury research, rehabilitation and long-term care.

From groundbreaking diagnostic and telemedicine techniques, to community rehabilitation and re-entry for successful lifelong living, an all-star cast of top researchers and clinicians will present the very latest in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation.  The conference will benefit all providers in Alaska, with specialty tracks specific for military and veterans (i.e. blast injuries and caring for wounded warriors) and tribal/rural topics (i.e. telehealth, using technology to delivery medical and community based services).

The Alaska Brain Injury Conference attracts a diverse, multidisciplinary range of professionals due to the array of providers needed to successfully support individuals after brain injury: doctors, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, neuropsychologists, psychologists, behavioral health counselors, educators, vocational specialists, paraprofessionals, TBI survivors and family members.

Dr. Trudel will be speaking on a number of topics, including military and veterans issues such as TBI, PTSD and community re-entry; psychiatric, forensic and behavioral health concerns post-TBI; assistive technology and brain injury; adolescence, sexuality and relationships following TBI; and a special session on neuropsychological assessment and person-centered planning in partnership with individuals from Alaska who have experienced the TBI recovery process.

Dr. Trudel will also be meeting with Alaska lawyers and judges and providing a presentation on Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System.

Registration is now open for this Second Quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury conference April 30th – May 2nd, 2014 at the Anchorage Marriot Hotel.

For more information visit ABIN or NABIS at http://www.alaskabraininjury.net/

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