Sponsored by the ETSU Office of Professional Development, the conference begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and features sessions on a variety of topics throughout the day until 4:45 p.m.
Scheduled speakers and their topics include keynote speaker Dr. Katherine Gifford, assistant professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University, on “Concussion: From Diagnosis to Management” and “Traumatic Brain Injury: Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional Consequences”; Laurel Farrell, attorney, on legalities of protecting a person with a brain injury; and Johanna Philipson on the treatment of brain injuries in Sweden. In addition, 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.