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Translational Neuroscience & Colorado Educator's Conference



Conference Curriculum
Friday, September 27, 2013

*All activities located at Driscoll Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

7:30-8:15 a.m. -             Registration and Breakfast 

8:15-8:30 a.m. –             Welcome: Dr. Shelly Smith-Acuña 

Morning Plenary:

8:30-9:30 a.m. –            Dr. Nazanin Bahraini 

"Risk Reduction and Health Promotion: A Public Health Approach to Preventing Suicidal Behavior After TBI"

9:30-9:50 a.m. –           Coffee Break 

Morning Breakout Sessions:

9:50-11:20 a.m. 

Dr. Jeff Kreutzer (Driscoll Ballroom) 
"Resilience after Brain Injury: Theory, Application, and Practice"  

Dr. Karen McAvoy (Anderson Academic Commons)
"School-Based Interdisciplinary Assessment and Intervention: A Common Sense Approach"

 lunch & Updates from the Bench:

11:20-12:15 p.m. –           Lunch Buffet    

12:15-12:45 p.m. -           Dr. Kim Heidenreich

"TBI: The Need for Pharmacological Intervention"

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

1:00-2:30 p.m. –             

Dr. Chuck Bombardier (Driscoll Ballroom)
"TBI and Depression: State of the science and clinical implications"

Beth Urbanczyk (Anderson Academic Commons)
"Self Regulated Self Talk: Context-Sensitive Supports and the Development of Cognitive and Behavioral Supports for Children and Adolescents"

Late afternoon breakout sessions:

2:45-4:15 p.m. -         

Dr. Theresa Hernandez (Driscoll Ballroom)
"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
Current Status and Lessons from the Laboratory"

Beth Urbanczyk (Anderson Academic Commons)
"Structured Flexibility: Positive Supports for Individuals with Complex Needs Following Neurological Injury & Impairment"


Sponsor Reception & Film Screening:

Please join us for a reception to honor our generous sponsors!

4:30- 5:15 p.m.
-          Meet & Greet with snowboarder and TBI survivor Kevin Pearce; 
                                     Cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres

5:30 p.m. -                   Screening of "The Crash Reel," which documents Kevin's TBI and rehabilitation

Please feel free to contact us with any questions via email, or call 303-871-4161 


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