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Annual SNERC conference on September 27 focused on Brain Injury Rehabilitation

“Brain Injury Rehabilitation” is the subject of the 24th Annual Professional Development Conference sponsored by the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This annual conference provides a professional forum for discussing complex therapeutic issues in rehabilitation.

This year’s focus will be on the challenges of brain injury rehabilitation. The conference is intended for physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, case managers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others who work in a rehabilitation setting. Continuing education credits and hours are available.

To register, please call 401-456-2543 or email lethier@chartercare.org for more information.

Keynote speakers and their topics are:

Thomas J. Guilmette, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Director of Neuropsychology,SNERC, Professor of Psychology, Providence College

Gaurav Jindal, MD, Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Mel B. Glenn, MD, Chief, Brain Injury Division, Department of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Workshop presenters and their topics are:

Richard Muto, Education/Resource Center Manager & Doreen Grasso, Youth Sports Concussion Program Coordinator,Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island

Jessica Garvey, PT, CRCS, Rehab Supervisor, CharterCARE Home Health Services

Kathleen Crosskill, M.S., CCC-SLP, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Patricia McGee, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, New England Institute of Technology, Occupational Therapy Consultant, State of Rhode Island

Topic: Visual Perceptual Deficits

“We are pleased to once again share the latest information on rehabilitative care with our colleagues from the region,” said Dr. Jon Mukand, Medical Director of the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center at Fatima Hospital. “The care of these patients can be challenging, and we are glad to have an impressive roster of presenters.”

The Southern New England Rehabilitation Center, an affiliate of CharterCARE Health Partners, is fully licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by both CARF and TJC.  The Center, which maintains academic affiliations with Boston University, Brown University and Tufts University, is located on the campus of Fatima Hospital in North Providence.