Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brainstorms Conference to Raise Awareness of Epilepsy, Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, and Stroke

The Brain Storms Survivor/Family/Caregiver Conference, March 6th, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky will empower and educate members of the general public affected by epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumor, and stroke.

Steven Schachter, M.D., Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Re-search for the Neurology Department, and Vice Chair of the Committee for Clinical In-vestigations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts will give the keynote address.

Following the keynote address, panel discussions and various sessions will be presented by health care professionals from around the region. All are geared toward individuals living with neurological conditions, their family members, and caregivers.Space is limited and registration is required.

To register, call The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky at 502.493.0609, e-mail or mail your completed registration form to BIAK, 7410 New LaGrange Road, Suite 100, Louisville, Ky 40222.Pre-registration cost is $10/person, or $12/person at the door.

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:50 a.m. - Registration/Check In Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Keynote Address Steven Schachter, M.D.
10:00-10:15 a.m. - Break/Exhibits
10:15-11:15 a.m. - Panel Discussion: Medicines Tad Seifert, M.D., Neurologist, Norton Healthcare TBD Representative, University Health Care, Inc. TBD Pharmacist
11:15-12:15 p.m. - Benefits Information and Planning Lucy Axton Miller, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University;
12:15-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Grief Jan Cox-Gedmark, Pastoral Care Counseling Baptist Hospital East
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Patient Advocacy Eileen Hornback/Marie Rosser/Angela Lee Price
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break/Exhibits
3:15-4:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion: Managing Your Illness Jonathan E. Hodes, M.D., Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Louisville Kerri Remmel, M.D., Director of Stroke Program, University of Louisville Jean Campbell, M.A., LMFT, Family Therapist Melissa Boyles, PhD, Neuro Psychologist, Boyles & Assoc.
4:30 p.m. - Conference Adjourns

Brain Storms is designed to:· Increase public awareness of epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumor, and stroke;
  • Improve the quality of life of those affected by these neurological conditions;

  • Empower consumers, family members, and caregivers to embrace the “New You”’

  • Discuss the myriad of psycho-social issues that may accompany the condition(s), and how to deal with them;

  • Describe the range of treatment options available, their advantages and disadvantages;

  • Demonstrate the importance of advocating for one’s self or a loved one.

The Brain Storms Conference is a collaborative effort of the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana, Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation and Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association.


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