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ETSU Professional Development to host 13th Intermountain Brain Injury Conference

Contributed • Updated Mar 1, 2019 at 4:25 PM

The 13th annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference, “Special Topics in Brain Injury,” will be held at East Tennessee State University on Friday, March 22, at the Millennium Center.

Sponsored by the ETSU Office of Professional Development, the conference begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and features sessions on a variety of topics throughout the day until 4:45 p.m.

Scheduled speakers and their topics include Dr. Kerry Proctor-Williams, ETSU Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, “Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Infants and Children Prenatally Exposed to Opioids”; Dr. Courtney Hall, ETSU Department of Physical Therapy, “Fall Prevention in Older Adults: Steps to Better Balance and Greater Independence”; and Dr. Eric Roth, Roth Neuropsychology, “Causes and Neuropsychological Effects of Head Trauma in Our Aging Population.”

In addition, a session on “Adaptive Driving and Assessment” will be led by Leah Bell of Prisma Health, Greenville, South Carolina, and Fredda Roberts of the Crumley House will share a “Survivor Story.”

Several organizations and individuals are involved with this community-planned conference.

In addition to ETSU’s Office of Professional Development, planners include the university’s Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and Department of Physical Therapy, along with Roth Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health Associates, the Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center and Milligan College’s Department of Occupational Therapy.

The $125 registration fee ($55 for students with ID) covers breakfast, lunch and breaks. General continuing education units and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association continuing education hours are available.

For registration or more information, call the Office of Professional Development at 1-800-222-3878 or visit www.etsu.edu/professionaldevelopment.

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