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					THE BRAiN iNjuRy ASSoCiATioN
     of NEw HAMpSHiRE
    26th Annual Brain injury
      & Stroke Conference




               Defying       the   ODDs
                  Keynote Presentation




             Jason Crigler         MarJorie Crigler




                                            May 20, 2009
             Center of New Hampshire Radisson, Manchester, NH


                      Lead Sponsor ~ Abramson, Brown & Dugan
       Supporting Sponsor ~ NH Bureau of Developmental Services
Sponsors:                           Keynote Speakers
abramson, Brown                     DeFYing THe oDDs
& Dugan                             How One Man Recovered From a Devastating Stroke
                                    with the Help of His Determined Family
Crotched Mountain
rehabilitation Center
Healthbridge
Management
Healthsouth
rehabilitation
                                       Jason Crigler          MarJorie Crigler
Hospital
                                    on august 4, 2004, Jason Crigler, one of new York City’s most sought-after guitarists,
nH Bureau of                        suffered an aVM brain hemorrhage during a concert in Manhattan. He was rushed to
                                    the hospital where doctors told Jason’s family, “even if he lives through the night, there
Developmental                       won’t be much left of the man you knew.” But Jason’s pregnant wife and the rest of his
services                            family refused to accept the dire prognosis. Convinced that Jason was “in there” his family
                                    mounted an intensive and intimate course of rehabilitation that would force Jason’s doctors
nH Psychological                    to reconsider the factors that inspire recovery. in this multimedia presentation, Jason and
association                         his sister Marjorie explain how and why Jason pulled through, and argue that intense
                                    family involvement makes the difference in a positive recovery.
robin Hill Farm

Conference Planning                 Special Legal presentation
Committee:                                             sPonsoreD BY
Jill anderson, PT
Concord Hospital
nicola Beauregard, Ms, PT
elliot Hospital
Cindy Blaine, Paralegal
abramson, Brown & Dugan                                                                                  Jared Green,
Paula Dempsey, Moed                        1819 elm street, Manchester, nH                                  Esquire
lakeview neurorehabilitation Ctr.
gina england, Ms, CCC-slP           Jared green joined abramson, Brown & Dugan in 1996. He is a member of the
Healthsouth rehabilitation Hosp.    new Hampshire Trial lawyers association and the association of Trial lawyers of
                                    america. He has argued cases before the nH supreme Court, the Maine supreme
Kim errico, oT                      Court and the United states Court Circuit of appeals for the First Circuit. in
northeast rehabilitation Hosp.      his fifteen years practicing law, Jared has represented a number of brain injury
Diane read Fagan, rn, Bsn, Crrn     survivors and their families.
Mt. ascutney Hosp. & Health Ctr.
linda Fecteau, PT
                                                       Medical Decision-making - Legal and Practical Issues
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med. Ctr
                                                        for Providers, Patients, and Families Presented by:
laura Flashman, PhD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med. Ctr.                        Donald Crandlemire, esq., Crandlemire group
Wendi guillette, oTr/l               Hon. David D. King, administrative Judge of the new Hampshire Probate Court,
Healthsouth rehabilitation Hosp.
                                            Mildred laFontaine, MD, Concord neurological associates, Pa.,
nina Hopkins, oTr/l
Catholic Medical Center                                   John Mcintosh, esq., Private Practice
Debra Kaufman, CCC-slP
nancy laPoint, rn, Bsn              a panel, including a neurologist, a probate judge, and attorneys who have
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med. Ctr.       represented medical care providers, patients, and their families, will address a
susan riley, oT                     variety of legal and practical issues relating to patient treatment decisions. Topics
northeast rehabilitation Hosp.
                                    will include: who has authority to make decisions, how can such authority be
                                    established and demonstrated, and what are the legal obligations of the provider.
Connie Thompson, rn, Bsn, Crrn      We hope to have a lively discussion incorporating audience questions and
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med. Ctr.       concerns.
                                Conference at a Glance
                              Level of knowledge Recommended for Attendees: B-Beginner A-Advanced
                               Topic is Geared Towards: SF-Survivor /Family P-Professional E-Everyone


                    Track A                      Track B                   Track C                   Track D                 Track E                   Track F
8:15-8:30 am    Welcome
8:30-9:30 am    Keynote: Defying the Odds: “How one Man recovered From His Devastating
                stroke With The Help of His Determined Family” Jason Crigler & Marjorie Crigler
                      Alternative
                      Therapies                     Stroke                                                                        SLP               Family/Survivor

                                                                                                                                                   Strengthening
                                                                                                                                                   Strengthening
               An Introduction and
               An Introduction and          The Benefits of a
                                            The Benefits of a           Dizziness in Patients
                                                                       Dizziness in Patients      Diagnosis and
                                                                                                   Diagnosis and          Rancho Level 4:
                                                                                                                          Rancho Level 4:          Support Groups
                                                                                                                                                   Support Groups
               Overview of
               Overview of                  Telestroke Program
                                            Telestroke Program         with Brain Injury and
                                                                        with Brain Injury and      Treatment of
                                                                                                  Treatment of            Managing
                                                                                                                          Managing
  Session II   Music Therapy
               Music Therapy                                            Stroke – Implications
                                                                       Stroke – Implications      Seizures after
                                                                                                   Seizures after         Aggressive/Agitated
                                                                                                                          Aggressive/Agitated       Jeannine Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                   Jeannine Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                   Strengthening
   9:50 am
               An Introduction and          The Benefits of DO
                                             Barry Gendron, DO
                                            Barry Gendron, a            for Rehab
                                                                       for Rehab in Patients
                                                                       Dizziness                   Traumatic Brain
                                                                                                  Traumatic Brain
                                                                                                  Diagnosis and           BehaviorLevel 4:
                                                                                                                          Rancho through
                                                                                                                          Behavior through          Support Tease
                                                                                                                                                    Cameron Tease
                                                                                                                                                   CameronGroups
               Shannon Laine, MT-BC
               Shannon Laine, MT-BC
               Overview of                  Holly Goodell, MS,
                                             Holly Goodell, MS,
                                            Telestroke Program          Kim Nadeau, PT,
                                                                       Kim Nadeau, PT,and
                                                                       with Brain Injury           Injury and Stroke
                                                                                                  Injury and Stroke
                                                                                                  Treatment of            Cognitive
                                                                                                                          Cognitive
                                                                                                                          Managing                  Pete Wilson
                                                                                                                                                   Pete Wilson
         to
                                                                                                                                                    Strengthening
               An Introduction
               Music Therapy and             CCC-SLP
                                            CCC-SLP
                                             The Benefits of a          MS,GCS,CWS
                                                                       MS,GCS,CWS
                                                                        Dizziness in Patients
                                                                       Stroke – Implications       Diagnosis and
                                                                                                  Seizures after          Reconnections4:
                                                                                                                          Reconnections
                                                                                                                          Rancho Level
                                                                                                                          Aggressive/Agitated       Brian Bischoff
                                                                                                                                                   Brian Bischoff
                                                                                                                                                    Support Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                   JeannineGroups
  10:50 am
               Overview of                   Kendra Wilson
                                            Kendra Wilson DO
                                             Telestroke Program
                                            Barry Gendron,             for Rehab Injury and
                                                                        with Brain                Barbara Jobst, MD
                                                                                                   Barbara Jobst,
                                                                                                  Traumatic BrainMD
                                                                                                   Treatment of           Gina England, MA,
                                                                                                                          Gina England, MA,
                                                                                                                          Managing
                                                                                                                          Behavior through          Strengthening
                                                                                                                                                   Strengthening
                                                                                                                                                    Sue McConchie
                                                                                                                                                   Sue McConchie
                                                                                                                                                   Cameron Tease
               Shannon Laine, and
               An Introduction
               An Introduction and
               Music Therapy MT-BC          HollyBenefits MS,
                                             The Goodell,
                                            The Benefits of a
                                            Langus, DPT of a
                                             Langus, DPT                Dizziness in PT,
                                                                       DizzinessImplications
                                                                       Kim Nadeau,Patients
                                                                        Stroke – in Patients       Diagnosis and
                                                                                                   Seizures and
                                                                                                  Diagnosisafter
                                                                                                  Injury and Stroke       Rancho Level 4:
                                                                                                                          Rancho Level 4:
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          Aggressive/Agitated
                                                                                                                          Cognitive                 Support Groups
                                                                                                                                                   SupportForest
                                                                                                                                                    Sandy Groups
                                                                                                                                                   Sandy Forest
                                                                                                                                                    Jeannine Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                   Pete Wilson
               Overview of
               Overview of                  Telestroke Program
                                             Telestroke
                                            CCC-SLP Program
                                             Barry Gendron, DO          for Rehab Injury
                                                                        with Brain
                                                                       MS,GCS,CWS and
                                                                       with Brain Injury and       Treatment of
                                                                                                  Treatment Brain
                                                                                                   Traumatic of           Managing
                                                                                                                          Managingthrough
                                                                                                                          Behavior
                                                                                                                          Reconnections            BrianSeverance
                                                                                                                                                    Don Bischoff
                                                                                                                                                   Don Severance
                                                                                                                                                    Cameron Tease
               Music Therapy
               Music Therapy MT-BC
               Shannon Laine, B/E  B/E      Kendra Wilson B/A/P
                                                             B/A/P     Stroke – Implications
                                                                        Stroke – Implications
                                                                        Kim Nadeau, PT, A/PA/P     Seizures Stroke
                                                                                                   Injury andafter A/E
                                                                                                  Barbara after A/E
                                                                                                  SeizuresJobst, MD       Aggressive/Agitated
                                                                                                                          Aggressive/Agitated
                                                                                                                          Gina England, A/PA/P
                                             Holly Goodell, MS,                                                           Cognitive        MA,     Jeannine Leclerc B/E
                                                                                                                                                   Sue McConchie B/E
                                                                                                                                                    Jeannine Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                    Pete Wilson
                                            Barry Gendron, DO
                                             Barry Gendron,
                                            Langus, DPT DO
                                             CCC-SLP                    for Rehab
                                                                       for Rehab
                                                                        MS,GCS,CWS                Traumatic Brain
                                                                                                   Traumatic Brain        Behavior
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLPthrough
                                                                                                                          Behavior through
                                                                                                                          Reconnections             Cameron Tease
                                                                                                                                                   Cameron Tease
                                                                                                                                                    Brian Forest
                                                                                                                                                   SandyBischoff
               Shannon Laine, MT-BC
                Shannon Sports:
                Adaptive Laine,
               Adaptive Sports: MT-BC       Holly Goodell, MS,
                                             Holly
                                            StrokeGoodell, MS,
                                                       Children:
                                             KendrainChildren:
                                             StrokeinWilson             Kim And BPPV –
                                                                        TBI Nadeau, PT,
                                                                       Kim Nadeau, PT,
                                                                       TBI And BPPV –             Injury and Stroke
                                                                                                   Injury and Stroke
                                                                                                   Adolescence and
                                                                                                  Adolescence and
                                                                                                   Barbara Jobst, MD      Cognitive
                                                                                                                          Cognitive
                                                                                                                          Adult Apraxias: The
                                                                                                                          Gina England, The
                                                                                                                          Adult Apraxias: MA,      Survivor Panel
                                                                                                                                                    Survivor Panel
                                                                                                                                                    Sue Wilson
                                                                                                                                                    Pete Wilson
                                                                                                                                                   Pete Severance
                                                                                                                                                   Don McConchie
 Session III                        B/E
                Sports as Rehabilitation
               Sports as Rehabilitation      CCC-SLP
                                            CCC-SLP
                                            A Not-so-rare and
                                             A Not-so-rare and
                                             Langus, DPT B/A/P
                                             Kendra Wilson
                                            Kendra Wilson
                                            Frequently
                                            Frequently
                                                                        MS,GCS,CWS A/P
                                                                       MS,GCS,CWS
                                                                        Case Studies
                                                                       Case Studies               Traumatic Brain A/E
                                                                                                   Traumatic Brain
                                                                                                   Barbara
                                                                                                  Injury Jobst, MD
                                                                                                  Barbara Jobst, MD
                                                                                                                          Reconnections
                                                                                                                          Reconnections A/P
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP Motor
                                                                                                                          Speech and
                                                                                                                          Speech and Motor
                                                                                                                          Gina England,
                                                                                                                          Gina England, MA,
                                                                                                                          DisconnectionsMA,
                                                                                                                                                    SandyBischoff
                                                                                                                                                    Brian Forest
                                                                                                                                                   Brian Bischoff
                                                                                                                                                   Facilitator: Diane
                                                                                                                                                    Facilitator: Diane
                                                                                                                                                                       B/E

  11:00 am
                  Gaining Confidence
               --Gaining Confidence                                                                Injury                 Disconnections            Sue McConchie
                                                                                                                                                   Sue McConchie
                                                                                                                                                    Don Severance
                and Dignity!
               and Dignity!
               Adaptive Sports: B/E          Langus, Children:
                                            Langus, DPT
                                            Stroke in DPT Event
                                            Unrecognized Event
                                            Unrecognized B/A/P         Donna BPPV
                                                                       TBI AndLannan,MS,
                                                                       Donna Lannan, –MS, A/P     Adolescence and  A/E    CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          Rodney Chronister,
                                                                                                                          Rodney Chronister,
                                                                                                                          Adult Apraxias:A/P
                                                                                                                                           The     Sandy Fagan, RN,
                                                                                                                                                   Read Fagan, RN, B/E
                                                                                                                                                    Read Forest
                                                                                                                                                   Survivor Panel
                                                                                                                                                    Sandy Forest
         to     Jennifer Fraser, PT
               Jennifer Fraser, PT
                Sports as Rehabilitation
               - Gaining Sports: B/EB/E
                                            A Not-so-rare and MD,
                                            Eric F. Grabowski, MD,
                                             Eric F. Grabowski,
                                                            B/A/P
                                                             B/A/P
                                                                       PT Studies
                                                                       PT
                                                                       Case
                                                                       TBI And BPPV – A/P A/P
                                                                                                  Thomas F. Brain
                                                                                                   Traumatic Frye,
                                                                                                   Thomas F. Frye,
                                                                                                                   A/E
                                                                                                                   A/E
                                                                                                                          MD
                                                                                                                          MD
                                                                                                                          Speech and Motor
                                                                                                                          Adult England, A/P
                                                                                                                          DisconnectionsA/P
                                                                                                                                                    BSN, CRRN
                                                                                                                                                    Don CRRN
                                                                                                                                                   BSN,Severance
                                                                                                                                                   Don Severance
                                                                                                                                                                       B/E
                                                                                                                                                   Facilitator: Diane B/E
                                                                                                                                                    Panel: Cindy Feiker,
                                                                                                                                                   Panel: Cindy Feiker,
                                            Stroke
                                            DSci in Children:
                                            Frequently                                             PhD
                                                                                                  PhD                     Gina Apraxias:MA,
                                                                                                                          Gina England, MA,
  12:00 pm
                Adaptive Confidence          DSci                                                  Adolescence and
                                                                                                  Injury                                    The     Survivor Panel
                Sports as Rehabilitation
               and Dignity!                 Ferdinando S. and
                                            A Not-so-rare
                                            Unrecognized Event
                                             Ferdinando S.             Case Studies
                                                                       Donna Lannan, MS,           Traumatic Brain        CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP Motor
                                                                                                                          Speech and
                                                                                                                          Rodney Chronister,       Chris Feiker, TBD
                                                                                                                                                    Chris Feiker, TBD
                                                                                                                                                   Read Fagan, RN,
                - Gaining Sports:
               Jennifer Sports:
               AdaptiveFraser, PT
                Adaptive Confidence         Stroke in Children:
                                            Stroke in Children:
                                            Frequently MD
                                             Buonanno,
                                            Buonanno, MD               PT And BPPV –
                                                                       TBI And BPPV –
                                                                       TBI                         Adolescence and
                                                                                                  Adolescence and
                                                                                                   Injury
                                                                                                  Thomas F. Frye,         MD Apraxias: The
                                                                                                                          Adult Apraxias: The
                                                                                                                          Adult
                                                                                                                          Disconnections            Survivor Panel
                                                                                                                                                   Survivor Panel
                                                                                                                                                    Facilitator: Diane
                                                                                                                                                   BSN, CRRN
                                            Eric F. Grabowski, MD,
               Sports as Rehabilitation
                Sports as Rehabilitation
                and Dignity!        B/E
                                    B/E     A Not-so-rare Event
                                            Unrecognized and
                                            A Not-so-rare and
                                            DSci            B/A/E
                                                             B/A/E     Case Studies MS,
                                                                       Case Studies
                                                                       Donna Lannan, B/P B/P      Traumatic BrainB/E
                                                                                                   Traumatic BrainB/E
                                                                                                  PhD                     Speech and Motor
                                                                                                                          Rodney and Motor
                                                                                                                          Speech Chronister,
                                                                                                                          Gina England, MA,A/P
                                                                                                                                            A/P    Panel:Fagan, Feiker,
                                                                                                                                                    Read Cindy RN, B/E B/E
                  Gaining Confidence
               -- GainingFraser, PT
                Jennifer Confidence         Frequently
                                            Frequently S.              PT                         Injury
                                                                                                   Injury
                                                                                                   Thomas F. Frye,        Disconnections
                                                                                                                          Disconnections
                                                                                                                          MD
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP                   Facilitator: Diane
                                                                                                                                                   Facilitator: Diane
                                                                                                                                                    Chris Feiker, TBD
                                                                                                                                                    BSN, CRRN
  12:00 pm
                                            Ferdinando
                                            Eric F. Grabowski, MD,

                Luncheon
                and Dignity!
               and Dignity!                 Unrecognized
                                            Unrecognized Event
                                            Buonanno, MDEvent          Donna Lannan, MS,
                                                                       Donna Lannan, MS,                                  Rodney Chronister,
                                                                                                                          Rodney Chronister,        Read Fagan, RN,
                                                                                                                                                   Read Fagan, Feiker,
                                                                                                                                                                   RN,
                                                                                                                                                    Panel: Cindy
                                                                                                                                                      Sponsored
                                                                                                                                                    Chris Feiker, by
                                            DSci                                                   PhD                    Gina England, MA,
                                                                                                                                                    BSN, CRRN
                                                                                                                                                   BSN, CRRN TBDB/E
         to
                Jennifer Fraser, PT
               Jennifer Fraser, PT B/E        Stroke in S. B/A/E
                                            Eric F. Grabowski,Adults
                                            Eric F. Grabowski, MD,
                                             Stroke in Young MD,       PT
                                                                       PT                         Thomas F. Frye,
                                                                                                   Thomas F. Frye,        MD
                                                                                                                          MD
                                            FerdinandoYoungAdults       The Anatomy & B/P            Addressing B/E       CCC-SLP          A/P
                                                                                                                                                        Abramson,
                Herbal and Nutritional
               Herbal and Nutritional                                    The Anatomy &              Addressing             Before the
                                                                                                                             Before the            MedicalCindy Feiker,
                                                                                                                                                    MedicalDecision-
                                                                                                                                                    Panel: Decision-
                                                                                                                                                   Panel: Cindy Feiker,
                                            DSci
                                            DSci
                                            Buonanno, MD                                           PhD
                                                                                                  PhD                     Gina England, MA,
                                                                                                                          Gina England, MA,
   1:15 pm
                Support for Brain Injury
               Support for Brain Injury       Timothy Lukovits, MD
                                             Timothy Lukovits, MD        Physiology of Mild TBI
                                                                        Physiology of Mild TBI       Substance Use
                                                                                                    Substance Use          Neuropsych Eval:
                                                                                                                             Neuropsych Eval:      Making: LegalTBD
                                                                                                                                                   Chris Feiker, and
                                                                                                                                                    Making: LegalTBD
                                                                                                                                                    Chris Feiker, and
                Recovery
               Recovery             B/E     Ferdinando S. B/A/E
                                            Ferdinando S.                and why we need
                                                                        and why we need  B/P        Disorders in B/E
                                                                                                     Disorders in
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                          CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                           How can we most
                                                                                                                             How can we mostA/P      Brown & Dugan
                                                                                                                                                   Practical Issues forB/E
                                                                                                                                                    Practical Issues for
                                            Buonanno, MD
                                            Buonanno, MD
               Herbal and Nutritional         Stroke in Young Adults     to know
                                                                        to know
                                                                        The Anatomy & B/P           Persons with Brain
                                                                                                    Addressing Brain
                                                                                                     Persons with          effectively assess
                                                                                                                           Before the assess
                                                                                                                             effectively            Providers, Patients,
                                                                                                                                                   Providers, Patients,
                                                                                                                                                   Medical Decision-
                                                                       Sports Concussion                                                            andLegal Track B/E
                                    B/E
                                    B/E                      B/A/E
                                                             B/A/E                       B/P                       B/E
                                                                                                                   B/E                      A/P
                                                                                                                                           A/P
                Guido Mase’, RH (AHG)
               Guido Mase’, RH (AHG)
               Support for Brain Injury       Timothy Lukovits, MD      Physiology of Mild TBI      Injuries
                                                                                                     Injuries
                                                                                                    Substance Use            and interpret
                                                                                                                           and interpret Eval:
                                                                                                                           Neuropsych              and Families and B/E
                                                                                                                                                        Families
                                                                                                                                                   Making: Legal
                                              Stroke in Young Adults     Debra Fournier,
                                                                        Debra Fournier,                                    executivewe most        Medical Issues for
                                                                                                                                                   PracticalDecision-
                Herbal and
               Recovery Nutritional                                      The Anatomy &
                                                                        and why we need              Addressing
                                                                                                    Disorders in            Before thecognitive
                                                                                                                           How can cognitive
                                                                                                                             executive
                                              Timothy Lukovits, MD       ARNP
                                                                        ARNP                        Lindy Sue Keller,      functions? assess
                                                                                                                             functions?            Donald Crandlemire,
                                                                                                                                                    Donald Legal and
                                                                                                                                                   Making: Crandlemire,
                Support for Brain Injury                                to know
                                                                         Physiology of Mild TBI      Lindy Sue Use
                                                                                                     Substance Keller,
                                                                                                    Persons with Brain     effectively Eval:
                                                                                                                            Neuropsych             Providers, Patients,
                Herbal and
                Guido and Nutritional
               Herbal Mase’, RH (AHG)
                Recovery Nutritional          Stroke in Young Adults
                                              Stroke in Young Adults     The why we need
                                                                        The Anatomy &
                                                                         and Anatomy &               Addressing
                                                                                                    Addressing
                                                                                                    MS, LADCin
                                                                                                     MS, LADC
                                                                                                     Injuries
                                                                                                     Disorders              Before the
                                                                                                                           BeforeJ.the most
                                                                                                                            How J. Hajjar, MS
                                                                                                                           DavidcanHajjar, MS
                                                                                                                             David we
                                                                                                                           and interpret           Medical Decision-
                                                                                                                                                   Medical Issues for
                                                                                                                                                   PracticalDecision-
                                                                                                                                                   Esq.Families
                                                                                                                                                    Esq.
                                                                                                                                                   and
 Session IV
               Support for Brain Injury
                Support for Brain Injury      Timothy Lukovits, MD
                                              Timothy Lukovits, MD
                                                               B/A/E
                                                              B/A/E     Debra Fournier, A/E TBI
                                                                         Physiology of Mild TBI
                                                                        Physiology of MildA/E
                                                                         to know                    Substance Use
                                                                                                     Substance Use
                                                                                                     Persons with Brain     Neuropsych
                                                                                                                            effectively Eval:
                                                                                                                           Neuropsych Eval:
                                                                                                                           CCC-SLP cognitive
                                                                                                                             CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                           executive assess        Providers, D. and
                                                                                                                                                   Making: Legal King
                                                                                                                                                   Making: Legal and
                                                                                                                                                   Hon. DavidPatients,
                                                                                                                                                    Hon. David D. King
                Recovery
               Recovery
                Guido Mase’, RH (AHG)                                   ARNP we need
                                                                        and why we need
                                                                         and why                    Disorders in
                                                                                                     Disorders
                                                                                                    Lindy Sue in
                                                                                                     Injuries Keller,      How interpretmost
                                                                                                                           functions? most
                                                                                                                            How can we A/P
                                                                                                                            and can we A/P          Mildred Issues for
                                                                                                                                                   Practical Issues for
                                                                                                                                                   PracticalLaFontaine,
                                                                                                                                                   Donald LaFontaine,
                                                                                                                                                   Mildred Crandlemire,
                                                                                                                                                   and Families
   1:20 pm                                   Stroke: Risk andB/A/E
                                              Stroke: Risk and
                                                                         Debra Fournier,
                                                                         to know
                                                                        to know
                                                                         ARNP
                                                                        Overview of Sports
                                                                         Overview of Sports
                                                                                                     Persons with
                                                                                                    Persons with Brain
                                                                                                    MS, LADC Brain          effectively assess
                                                                                                                           effectively cognitive
                                                                                                                            executive assess
                                                                                                                           David J. Hajjar, MS     Providers, Patients,
                                                                                                                                                   Providers, Patients,
                                                                                                                                                   MD
                                                                                                                                                    MD
                                                                                                                                                   Esq.
         to
               Guido Mase’, RH (AHG)
               Guido Mase’, RH (AHG)                                                                 Injuries
                                                                                                    Injuries               and interpret
                                                                                                                            and interpret          JohnFamilies King
                                                                                                                                                   and Families
                                                                                                                                                   and David D.
                                                                                                                                                    John MacIntosh, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                   Hon. MacIntosh, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                   Donald Crandlemire,
                                              Prevention
                                             Prevention                 Debra Fournier, A/E
                                                                         Debra Fournier,
                                                                        Concussion,,
                                                                         Concussion
                                                                                                     Lindy Sue Keller,      functions?
                                                                                                                           CCC-SLP
                                                                                                                           Speech Pathology
                                                                                                     MS, LADC                Speech Hajjar, MS
                                                                                                                            David J. Pathology
                                                                                                                            executive cognitive
                                                                                                                           executive cognitive
                                                                                                                                            A/P    Esq.
                                                                                                                                                   Mildred LaFontaine,
   2:20 pm                                   Information for Your
                                              Information for Your       ARNP
                                                                        ARNP
                                                                        Consensus
                                                                         Consensus                                           Services
                                                                                                                           Services                Donald Crandlemire,
                                                              B/A/E                        A/E      Lindy Sue Keller,
                                                                                                     Lindy Sue Keller,      functions?
                                                                                                                           functions?
                                                                                                                            CCC-SLP                Donald
                                                                                                                                                   Hon. Crandlemire,
                                                                                                                                                   MD David D. King
                                             Stroke: Your Family,
                                              Patient, Your Family,
                                             Patient, Risk and          Overview of and
                                                                         Statements Sports
                                                                        Statements and              MS, LADC
                                                                                                     MS, LADC              Throughout the MS
                                                                                                                             Throughout the
                                                                                                                            David J. Hajjar, MS
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                                                                                                                                                   Susan Dempsey,
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                             Time Schedule & Session Descriptions
7:30 am - 1:00 pm        Registration
8:00 am - 2:40 pm        Exhibitors
8:15 am 8:30 am          Welcome
8:30 am – 9:30 am        Session I – Keynote: Jason Crigler & Marjorie Crigler
                         “Defying the odds”
9:30 – 9:45 am           Morning Break – Please Visit the Exhibitors
9:50 – 10:50 am          Session II
                    A.   An Introduction and Overview of Music Therapy, shannon laine, MT-BC, Manchester Community Music school - This session
                         will focus on what music therapy is, where to find a music therapist, what to expect during music therapy treatment, as well as
                         some funding options.
                    B.   The Benefits of a Telestroke Program, Barry gendron, Do, Holly goodell, Ms, CCC-slP, Kendra Wilson langus, DPT
                         Wentworth Douglas Hospital - This presentation will define the components and benefits of a Telestroke Program.
                    C.   Dizziness in Patients with Brain Injury and Stroke-Implications for Rehab, Kim nadeau, PT, Ms, gCs, CWs, Concord
                         Hospital - This presentation will address dizziness in the context of traumatic brain injury and stroke. rehabilitation assessment
                         and treatment considerations and progressions will be explored.
                    D.   Diagnosis and Treatment of Seizures after Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Barbara Jobst, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock
                         Medical Center - This presentation discusses the clinical presentation and treatment options of seizures that occur after brain
                         injury and stroke. The audience will be educated about different types of seizures and their consequences.
                    E.   Rancho Level 4: Managing Aggressive/Agitated Behavior through Cognitive Reconnections, gina england, Ma, CCC-slP,
                         Healthsouth rehabilitation Hospital – The primary challenge of working with patients at a rancho level 4 stage of recovery is
                         their frequently restless and agitated cognitive state of mind. Too often the loss of cognitive functions is minimized in favor of
                         pure behavior modification techniques. The nature and value of developing cognitive reconnections will be discussed.
                    F.   Strengthening Support Groups, Jeannine leclerc, Cameron Tease, Pete Wilson, Brian Bischoff, sue McConchie, sandy Forest,
                         Don severance, Monadnock Brain injury steering Committee - Connecting potential and current support group facilitators,
                         family members, survivors and professionals to empower, and energize groups throughout new Hampshire.

11:00 – 12:00            Session III
                    A.   Adaptive Sports, Sports as Rehabilitation – Gaining Confidence and Dignity!, Jennifer Fraser, PT, Program Director, Huggins
                         Hospital adaptive sports Program – Will introduce the field of adaptive sports and the Disabled sports Usa (DsUsa) network.
                    B.   Stroke in Children: A Not-so-rare and Frequently Unrecognized Event, eric F. grabowski, MD, Dsci & Ferdinando s.
                         Buonanno, MD, Co- Directors, Pediatric stroke services, Massachusetts general Hospital and Harvard Medical school - stroke
                         in children has become an increasingly recognized diagnosis in pediatrics, with the incidence of stroke in the newborn
                         period rivalling the incidence seen in later childhood. strokes in the older child can be especially devastating, especially if
                         days pass before the correct diagnosis is made. newer approaches include state-of-the-art brain imaging, judicious use of
                         newer antithrombotic agents, and diagnosis of concurrent predisposing pediatric syndromes, and inherited and acquired
                         hypercoagulability states. a quintessential pediatric issue is how to manage the child at “high risk” of stroke: a child who has a
                         parent with stroke at age <55 and who shares multiple stroke risk factors with that parent.
                    C.   TBI and Benign Proxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) – Case Studies, Donna lannan, Ms, PT, Catholic Medical Center -
                         This will be a case study presentation on TBi and BPPV. Find out how to recognize and treat the TBi patient who complains of
                         dizziness.
                    D.   Adolescence and Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas Frye, PhD, Crotched Mountain rehabilitation Center - Will discuss
                         developmental issues of adolescence and possible impact of traumatic brain injury.
                    E.   Adult Apraxias: The Speech and Motor Disconnections, rodney Chronister, MD, Private Practice; gina england, Ma, CCC-
                         slP, Healthsouth rehabilitation Hospital - oral/verbal and motor apraxias are frequently seen together. This discussion will focus
                         on the significance of this combination in clinical evaluation and subsequent rehabilitation.
                    F.   Survivor Panel, Facilitator: Diane read Fagan, rn, Bsn, Crrn, Mt. ascutney Hospital & Health Center, Panel Members: Cindy
                         Feiker, Chris Feiker, TBD

12:00 – 1:15             Luncheon & Awards
1:20 – 2:20 pm           Session IV
                    A.   Herbal and Nutritional Support for Brain Injury Recovery, guido Masé, rH (aHg), Co-director and founder of the
                         Vermont Center for integrative Herbalism - Current herbal and nutritional science provides many tools with which to support
                         conventional medicine in the management of traumatic brain injury. This overview will both review the literature to date, and
                         discuss traditional whole-person approaches to this complex recovery process on practical whole-food and herbal preparations.
                    B.   Stroke in Young Adults, Timothy g. lukovits, MD, Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease and stroke Program, Dartmouth
                         Hitchcock Medical Center - The causes and treatment options for the more common causes of stroke in young adults will be
                         covered in an interactive, case-based presentation.
                    C.   The Anatomy & Physiology of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Debra Fournier, arnP, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center -
                         This presentation will review the anatomy and physiology of the normal human brain, discuss age-related changes (growth
                         and development to aging) and the areas of the brain most commonly affected by traumatic injury. Cases will be presented
                         to highlight the importance of assessments and interventions which relate areas of injury, mechanism of injury and functional
                         outcomes.
                    D.   Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Persons with Brain Injuries, lindy sue Keller, Ms, laDC, Bureau of Drug and alcohol
                         services, nH Dept of Health and Human services - This presentation will raise awareness of the interaction of brain injuries
                         and substance use disorders as well as considerations for joint treatment planning. appropriate accommodations of addiction
                         treatment for persons with brain injuries will also be discussed.
                    E.   Before the Neuropsych Eval: How can we most effectively assess and interpret executive cognitive functions? David
                         Hajjar, Ms, CCC-slP, Crotched Mountain rehabilitation Center - During this session you will learn about ways to assess cognitive
                         function, plan treatment tasks and begin an initial analysis of current cognitive functioning. it will also look at specific screening
                         activities, compare and interpret results of case studies and discuss materials and methods used by other therapists surveyed
                         around the region.
                           F.   Legal Track Sponsored by Abramson, Brown & Dugan, Medical Decision-Making: Legal and Practical Issues for Providers,
                                Patients, and Families, Donald Crandlemire, esq., Crandlemire group, Hon. David D. King, administrative Judge of the new
                                Hampshire Probate Court, Mildred laFontaine, MD, Concord neurological associates, Pa., John Mcintosh, esq., Private Practice
                                - a panel, including a neurologist, a probate judge, and attorneys who have represented medical care providers, patients, and
                                their families, will address a variety of legal and practical issues relating to patient treatment decisions. Topics will include: who
                                has authority to make decisions, how can such authority be established and demonstrated, and what are the legal obligations of
                                the provider. We hope to have a lively discussion incorporating audience questions and concerns.

2:20 –2:40                      Afternoon Break – Exhibitor Raffle
2:40 – 3:40 pm                  Session V
                           A.   (cont’d) from Session IV A - Herbal and Nutritional Support for Brain Injury Recovery, guido Masé, rH (aHg).
                           B.   Stroke: Risk and Prevention Information for Your Patient, Your Family, Yourself, Mary amatangelo, Ms, aCnP, BC,
                                CCrn - strokes are considered to be one of the most preventable of all “catastrophic” conditions. This program will discuss
                                non-modifiable, modifiable, less-well documented vascular risk factors, current evidence based secondary stroke prevention
                                recommendations, and lifestyle modification strategies.
                           C.   Overview of Sports Concussion, Consensus Statements, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, robert C. Cantu, MD,
                                emerson Hospital - This presentation will cover the Vienna, Prague and Zurich international Concussion Consensus statements
                                as well as those from the national athletic Trainer’s association and american College of sports Medicine. The talk will focus on
                                the spectrum from concussion to post concussion syndrome and finally chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTe). The alarming
                                implications of finding insipient CTe in an 18 year old high school athlete with multiple concussions will be discussed.
                           D.   (cont’d) from Session IV D - Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Persons with Brain Injuries, lindy sue Keller, Ms,
                                laDC, Bureau of Drug and alcohol services, nH Dept of Health and Human services.
                           E.   Speech Pathology Services Throughout the Continuum of Care for Severe TBI, Jean Manning, Ms, CCC-slP, Catholic
                                Medical Center, Matthew Bergeron, Ms, CCC-slP, genesis Healthcare, Pamela Thomas, Ms, CCC-slP, Healthsouth
                                rehabilitation Hospital, Joseph Dorko Ms,CCC-slP, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center - The role of the speech Pathologist
                                on the brain injury recovery team changes as the patient advances through the ranchos los amigos stages of cognitive
                                recovery. Today’s discussion will focus on the cognitive, communication and swallowing interventions required in all 10 rancho
                                stages, and how they are addressed in 4 different healthcare environments.
                           F.   (cont’d) from Session IV F, legal Track sponsored by abramson, Brown & Dugan, Medical Decision - Making: Legal and
                                Practical Issues for Providers, Patients, and Families, Donald Crandlemire, esq,, Crandlemire group, Hon. David D. King,
                                administrative Judge of the new Hampshire Probate Court, Mildred laFontaine, MD, Concord neurological associates, Pa., John
                                Mcintosh, esq., Private Practice

3:45 – 4:45 pm              Session VI
                           A.   Interdisciplinary use of the Wii and Wii Fit during Inpatient Rehabilitation for Patients with Stroke and Brain Injury,
                                glenn Fogg, CTrs/l, Kate Kennedy, PT, northeast rehabilitation Hospital - Virtual reality games have been growing quickly
                                and becoming popular in the general population. The Wii Fit and Wii system has been incorporated as a treatment modality
                                in rehabilitation with great success. This presentation will address their use as part of the interdisciplinary treatment plan for
                                patients in the acute rehab setting, post Brain injury and stroke.
                           B.   Task Specific Training, Joanne Desmarais, PT, DPT, aTP, northeast rehabilitation Hospital -“Practice makes perfect” and “try,
                                try again”---these common phrases ring true in the field of stroke rehabilitation and recovery. Participants will learn how to
                                incorporate meaningful Task specific Training tasks into their physical and occupational therapy sessions.
                           C.   The NH High School Sports Concussion Management Project, arthur C. Maerlender, PhD, Dartmouth Medical school - This
                                session will describe the development and implementation of a demonstration project that implements best-practice guidelines
                                for concussion management in high schools. a description of the program, challenges and future state-wide implementation are
                                discussed.
                           D.   Pleasure, Passion and Procreation: Sexuality & Disability Post TBI, Tina M. Trudel, PhD, President/ Coo, lakeview Healthcare
                                systems - This presentation discusses sexuality frankly and includes sexual depictions. The physical, cognitive and psychological
                                issues of sexuality and disability will be explored. Disability rights, sexual health, ethnicity and gender issues will be discussed.
                                intimacy, pregnancy and parenting are reviewed.
                           E.   (cont’d) from Session V E, Speech Pathology Services Throughout the Continuum of Care for Severe TBI, Jean Manning,
                                Ms, CCC-slP, Catholic Medical Center, Matthew Bergeron, Ms, CCC-slP, genesis Healthcare, Pamela Thomas, Ms, CCC-slP,
                                Healthsouth rehabilitation Hospital, Joseph Dorko, Ms,CCC-slP, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
                           F.   The Brain Injury Advocacy Academy: How to present your victories and needs to people who can make a difference,
                                susan Bartlett, lCsW, CrC, & Paula Dempsey, M.o.ed, lakeview HealthCare systems - This workshop will provide an
                                opportunity for participants to improve their advocacy skills by learning how to provide both written and verbal testimony to
                                present their story of brain injury to legislators and other government decision makers. it will review the logistical details of
                                letter writing, verbal presentation, identifying contact persons, scheduling and follow up activities.
Conference Objectives
Participants will be able to identify advances in prevention, diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation, coping strategies, holistic approaches, recreation and
leisure, and community support. They will also be able to identify ways to support collaboration and hope among participants, while developing a clearer
vision of how we can better meet the needs of survivors and families in the community.
Continuing Education units
Application has been made for the following CEU’s and Continuing Education Credits: ASHA, CCM, Nursing,
NASW, CDMSC, CCMC, CRCC.

Nurses: This educational program will be submitted for the granting of 6 contact hours to the Commission on
Continuing education of the nH nurses association, which is accredited as an approver of Continuing education in
nursing by the american nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of accreditation.

Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: new Hampshire speech language Hearing association (nHslHa)
is approved by the Continuing education Board of the american speech-language-Hearing association (asHa) to
provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .6 CeUs
(intermediate level; Professional area). asHa Ce Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content,
specific products, or clinical procedures.

Psychologists and NH Licensed Psychotherapists: This program is co-sponsored by nHPa and the Brain injury
association of nH. nHPa is approved by the american Psychological association to offer continuing education for
psychologists. nHPa maintains responsibility for the program. Ce Credits for Psychologists 6

All other healthcare and social service professionals: This program will provide contact hours. Certificates of
attendance will be provided at the end of the day.



Brain injury Association of New Hampshire’s Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LOCATION:        Center of new Hampshire radisson Hotel
                 700 elm street
                 Manchester, new Hampshire 03101
                 (603) 625-1000



Directions & Reservation information:
From Boston, MA: Take rte. 93n to rte. 293n left hand exit (off rte. 93). after Brown ave. exit stay to right as 293n
bears right. stay on 293n to exit 5/granite st. Turn right off ramp, go through 2 sets of lights. Hotel garage on left

From Maine & Portsmouth: Take route 95s to rte. 101W to rte. 93s to rte. 293n. Follow directions from above

From Vermont: Take 89s to rte. 93s to rte. 293s, exit 6, amoskeag Bridge. Take a left at the stop sign. at the traffic
lights, turn left onto W. Bridge st. Take a right at the next light onto elm st. Hotel garage is five lights down on the right.


A block of rooms has been reserved for $129.00 (Single and Double Rate).
You must reserve before 4/28/09 to guarantee rate.


For Hotel reservations call 1 (603) 625-1000 and specify BIA of NH Conference.


Parking: In Garage
Valet Parking is available for wheelchair and other adaptive equipment users.
Reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-866-404-0568


If you have any questions about this conference, call the BIA of NH at (603) 225-8400.
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