On With Life Neuro Rehabilitation Conference + Concussion Symposium

Ankeny, IA US
September 13, 2019

Registration


Cost:

  • $75 - By August 24
  • $85 - After August 24

Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please contact Janice Plew, RN, CBIS at janice.plew@onwithlife.org. Full refunds will be available by emailing info@onwithlife.org through September 7. 
 

Purpose

To educate healthcare providers on many facets of neuro rehabilitation to include goals, the use of salience and assistive technology, transdisciplinary coordination, neurobehavioral programming, Parkinson’s Disease, return to work following a brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, CMAs, CNAs, therapists, therapy assistants, community workers, and worker’s compensation adjusters and case managers.

Agenda

7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:20 amWelcome
8:30 am

Transdisciplinary Coordination: Blurred Lines for Better Care
Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, Clinical Director, On With Life

  • Identify functional differences among multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary care models in rehabilitation.
  • Identify at least three common brain injury challenges that can be addressed through a transdisciplinary care model.
  • Identify the benefits of combining didactic and integrated learning environments to build team competency.
9:30 am

Neurobehavioral Programming: Embracing the Challenge with Dignity
Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST
Allison Logemann, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, On With Life

  • Identify how fundamental attribution error in caregivers adversely affects the development of mutually reinforcing relationships within the survivor/caregiver roles.
  • Identify the neurobehavioral characteristics that necessitate the use of a dignity-based intervention plan and a more traditional behavior plan.
  • Identify nine survivor-specific, dignity-based interventions built upon a combination of behavioral treatment planning and sensory / perceptual / communicative / cognitive interventions after brain injury.
10:30 amBreak
10:45 am

Living, Loving, and Doing: Our Goals for Rehabilitation 
Barry Willer, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Research at the University’s Concussion Management Clinic, University at Buffalo

  • List ways to incorporate interests into rehabilitation.
  • Describe the importance and impact of community and social interaction through rehabilitation.
  • Identify meaningful interventions for rehabilitation.
12 pmLunch
1 pmAssistive Technology in Neuro Rehabilitation: Improving Participation and Quality of Life
Samantha Williams, OTR/L, CBIS, Occupational therapist, On With Life
Tracy Keninger, MS, CRC, ATP, Rural Solutions and Assistive Technology Program Director, Easter Seals
  • Define assistive technology and its role in rehabilitation.
  • Identify how to utilize Easter Seals as a resource for assistive technology needs
  • Identify at least three technology options for improving access to person served environment and participation in therapy.    

The Effects of Exercise and Wellness Programming on Persons with Parkinson’s
Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT, CBIS, Physical Therapist, On With Life 
Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Iowa State University

  • Identify signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s (PD) and related functional deficits during lifespan of PD. 
  • Identify current research related to Music, Exercise and Neuroplasticity in PD. 
  • Describe the benefits of Exercise and Wellness programming by participating in large amplitude movements and voice training via singing.
2 pm

Break

2:15 pm

The “Other Neuro Diagnoses” Coffee Club: Polyneuropathies, Myopathies, and West Nile Virus Encephalitis
Shawna Swain, MPAS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, On With Life

  • Identify signs of acute demyelinating polyneuropathy and describe the difference between acute and chronic disease processes.
  • Identify and describe disease and treatment course of necrotizing autoimmune myopathy.
  • Identify and describe disease and treatment course of West Nile encephalopathy.    

Forward Together: A Team Approach to Return-to-Work
Ashley Coop, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, Occupational Therapist, On With Life
Sarah Rowat, Iowa Workforce Development

  • Identify provider specific role in the return to work process.
  • Identify three strategies to work with individuals and employers.
  • Discuss process and result of collaboration within case study.
3:15 pm

Break

3:30 pmSalience in Rehabilitation: Work Hard to Play Hard
Leslie Oba, CTRS, CBIS, Recreation Therapist, On With Life
Bri Kappos, CBIS, Residential Support Lead, On With Life
Jess Blough, COTA/L, CBIS, Occupational Therapy Assistant, On With Life
  • Describe the link between salience, effort and outcomes in brain injury rehabilitation.
  • Identify at least three ways in which standard rehabilitation interventions can be made more salient.
  • Describe the link between salience in rehabilitation and increased independence.
4:30 pmAdjourn

Speakers

Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, Clinical Director, On With Life
Dave is an Iowa licensed speech language pathologist who has been practicing in the field of brain injury rehabilitation for 22 years. He has been a certified brain injury specialist since 2004 and a certified brain injury specialist trainer since 2012. Dave is a member of Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa’s Board of Directors and has presented both regionally and nationally on a wide range of topics related to acquired brain injury.

Jess Blough, COTA/L, CBIS, Occupational Therapy Assistant, On With Life
Jess is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College and has been at On With Life for nearly eight years. She is Mandt-certified and am one of three Certified Mandt trainers at On With Life. She also serves on On With Life’s Dignity Team, a transdisciplinary team aimed at addressing neurobehavioral challenges while maintaining the dignity of the persons we serve.

Ashley Coop, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, Occupational Therapist - On With Life
Ashley is a licensed occupational therapist who has worked at On With Life for the past year. She has a bachelors degree in rehabilitation science and a masters degree in occupational therapy from Concordia University Wisconsin. Ashley is a certified brain injury specialist with a passion to help individuals who have experienced a brain injury successfully return to work.

Bri Kappos, CBIS, Residential Support Lead, On With Life
Bri is certified nursing assistant who has been working at On With Life for nearly three years. She is currently a residential support lead at On With Life’s Residential Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation house. She has been a certified brain injury specialist for the last two years and is passionate about allowing persons served to do the most they can for themselves.

Tracy Keninger, MS, CRC, ATP, Rural Solutions and Assistive Technology Program Director, Easter Seals
Tracy is currently a director at Easterseals Iowa where she is involved with overseeing services for farm family members with disabilities, veterans, and various statewide assistive technology services for children and adults with disabilities and persons with special needs. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Minnesota State University as well as her Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Minnesota State University. Additionally, she is a certified Assistive Technology Practioner through the RESNA. Easter Seals Iowa serves more than 2,500 families each year reaching all Iowa’s 99 counties.

Allison Logemann, PsyD, Neuropsychologist, On With Life
Dr. Allison Logemann joined the On With Life staff as a neuropsychologist in 2018. She has experience in rehabilitation and academic/medical settings and has worked with various populations such neurodegenerative diseases, TBI/concussion, stroke, ADHD, learning disabilities, presurgical evaluations for epilepsy, tumor resection, bariatric and spinal cord stimulator. She also has training in psychotherapy and working with individuals with chronic pain.

Gail McGaughy, MPT, C/NDT, CLT CBIS, Physical Therapist, On With Life
Gail has been a Physical Therapist for 21 years with emphasis and specialty in neurological disorders. Gail worked in Inpatient Rehab for 15 years and Outpatient Neuro Rehab at On With Life since 2012. As a certified LSVT BIG provider and member of the Parkinson’s Committee at On With Life, Gail has a keen interest in the treatment of Parkinson’s through the lifespan from early diagnosis to end stage Parkinson’s. Gail and staff have committed their time, energy, and efforts to be the provider of choice for persons with PD and their care-partners. Gail is also certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), Lymphedema Treatment (CLT) and Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Gail has also provided various lectures and CEU opportunities in NDT for Adult Hemiplegia in IA, IL and WI.

Leslie Oba, CRTS, CBIS, Recreation Therapist, On With Life
Leslie has been a recreation therapist for four years and has worked at On With Life since January 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and has experience in working with populations such as brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, geriatrics, and learning disabilities. Leslie is a certified brain injury specialist and enjoys assisting persons served in participating and modifying leisure interests to enhance their overall quality of life.

Sarah Rowat, Disability Employment Specialist, Iowa Workforce Development
Sarah is a Disability Employment Services Specialist at Iowa Employment Solutions at DMACC which is a part of IowaWORKS, a proud partner of the American Job Center network. Sarah has been working in employment, education, and training for the last five years in a variety of roles. She has worked with migrant and seasonal farm workers, persons with disabilities, high-skilled immigrants, people with refugee status, individuals with a criminal background, and a variety of other barriers to employment, education, and training. Sarah earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the The University of Iowa and is completing a Masters degree in Counseling at Drake University. Sarah enjoys walking alongside individuals on their journey to gainful, sustainable, and meaningful work.

Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, MT-BC, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Iowa State University
Dr. Elizabeth Stegemöller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and is the Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience at Iowa State University. She is a music therapist and neuroscientist with expertise in using music-based interventions for persons with Parkinson’s disease.

Shawna Swain, MS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, On With Life
Shawna is a licensed physician assistant. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Health and Human Performance. After spending some time as an Exercise Physiologist in Cardiac Rehabilitation, she attended University of Iowa Master’s of Physician Assistant Program. She spent nine years working in orthopedic surgery and after experiencing brain injury and rehabilitation first hand, decided to joint On With Life’s program earlier this year.

Barry Willer, PhD, University at Buffalo
Dr. Willer is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at State University of New York at Buffalo. He has spent more than 30 years studying brain injury and along with his colleague, Dr. John Leddy, has been a leader in the treatment and research of the physiological aspects of concussion. Their research has been the primary motivation for proactive approaches in the treatment of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Dr. Willer’s team has conducted internationally published research in the areas of active rehabilitation and exercise following a concussion, guidelines on the return to play and the use of evidence-based protocols for the assessment and treatment of concussion.

Samantha Williams, OTR/L, CBIS, Occupational Therapist, On With Life 
Samantha is an occupational therapist and has worked in the area of neurological rehabilitation for the past eight years and has been at On With Life for the past two years. Samantha received her undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from St. Ambrose University. She is a certified brain injury specialist and passionate about keeping up with the world of assistive technology in neuro rehab.

Disclosures

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with commercial interest companies to disclose.

  • Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST, Speaker
  • Jess Blough, COTA/L, CBIS, Speaker
  • Abby Bogaards, MHA, Activity Director
  • Ashley Coop, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, Speaker
  • Jillian Jones, DPT, CBIS, Speaker
  • Joanna Judd, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Speaker
  • Bri Kappos, CBIS, Speaker
  • Tracy Keninger, MS, CRC, ATP, Speaker
  • Allison Logemann, PsyD, Speaker
  • Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT, CBIS, Speaker and Planning Committee Member
  • Tammy Miller, COTA/L, MHS, CBIST, CCM, Planning Committee Member
  • Corey Morrison, Planning Committee Member
  • Leslie Oba, CTRS, CBIS, Speaker
  • Janice Plew, RN, CBIS, Planning Committee Member
  • Stephanie Robinson, RN, Planning Committee Member
  • Sarah Rowat, Speaker
  • Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD, Speaker
  • Emily Summerfield, OTR/L, CBIS, Speaker
  • Shawna Swain, MPAS, PA-C, Speaker
  • Beth Triebel, OD, FCOVD, Speaker
  • Barry Willer, PhD, Speaker
  • Samantha Williams, OTR/L, CBIS, Speaker
  • Jennifer Youngquist, Planning Committee Member

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.25 IBON
  • 6.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
09/13/2019
Course expires: 
09/13/2019
Event starts: 
09/13/2019 - 8:20am
Event ends: 
09/13/2019 - 4:30pm
Cost:
$75.00
Rating: 
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FFA Enrichment Center
1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy
Ankeny, IA 50023
United States
+1 (515) 965-7372

Accommodations

A limited number of rooms have been set aside for September 11 and 12 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny. To reserve your room, call 515-422-5555 and identify yourself as attending the On With Life Conference to get the conference rate of $119 before August 24.

Travel

From Interstate 35 (I-35)

Take I-35 either North or South to Ankeny.
Take the Oralabor Road exit (same as airport) & Go West
If you are coming from the north, this is a right turn
If you are coming from the south, this is a left turn.
After driving about 2 miles, you will run into South Ankeny Blvd.
Turn right onto South Ankeny Blvd.
Turn left on DMACC Blvd.
Turn right on SW Campus Court

From Interstate 80 (I-80) in Des Moines

Take the 2nd Avenue exit north (Highway 415).
Drive to Oralabor Road in Ankeny.
Turn right on Oralabor Road.
Turn left at the first stoplight—DMACC Blvd. 
Turn left on SW Campus Court

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and On with Life. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 6.25 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 6.25 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session within each day to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLOSURE

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AOA Category 2­A
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 6.25 IBON
  • 6.25 CE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/13/2019
Course expires: 
09/13/2019

Price

Cost:
$75.00
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Cost:

  • $75 - By August 24
  • $85 - After August 24

Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

Click here to register.

If you have questions, please contact Janice Plew, RN, CBIS at janice.plew@onwithlife.org. Full refunds will be available by emailing info@onwithlife.org through September 7.