On With Life's Annual Neuro Rehabilitation Conference
Full refunds will be given through September 1. Partial refunds will be given through September 9.
The On With Life Neuro Rehabilitation Conference brings together experts from around the U.S. to discuss recent trends in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. Intended for healthcare providers including nurses, social workers, vocational specialists, counselors, administrators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, case managers, claims specialists, community living specialists and direct care staff.
Please join us for two half days of online learning about recent trends in the field of neuro rehabilitation, coming from experts all over the United States. This year's conference will cover discussions on pelvic floor, return to living, Parkinson's Disease, and more. Intended for healthcare providers, the On With Life Conference brings together experts from around the United States to discuss recent trends in the field of neuro rehabilitation. Attendees include nurses, case managers, social workers, vocational specialists, claims specialists, counselors, administrators, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, community living specialists and direct care staff.
- Delineate key characteristics of TBI that behavioral health professionals should understand, describe why TBI is associated with behavioral health problems and list three ways that TBI affects successful behavioral health treatment
- Define effective feedback and its value, demonstrate giving effective feedback using a simple model and receive feedback without excuses, blame, or defensiveness
- Define the basic anatomy of the pelvic floor, list three reasons you might initiate a referral to a pelvic floor therapist and identify three ways to incorporate pelvic floor treatment into practice
- Identify three ways mindset can impact progression towards independence and describe how can therapy can include salient activities to help overcome perceived barriers related to independence
- Identify the five aspects of Living LARGE with PD, identify the interplay between motor and non-motor symptoms on the psychosocial impact of PD and understand the importance of social and community support with various resources discussed and identified
- Describe the etiology of complex concussion, name two symptoms and three interventions of post-concussive syndrome and discuss how psychosocial factors can influence recovery
- Define post-traumatic growth, recognize how pre-injury characteristics can impact rehabilitation and identify three ways survivors have re-established meaning and purpose in their lives
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Return to Living: Getting On With Life
Black Women, Brain Injury and Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
Living LARGE and Informed with Parkinson’s
Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
What Healthcare Professionals Should Know About TBI
Overcoming Adversity, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Finding Meaning After Brain Injury
The Neurogenic Pelvic Floor – Let’s Give You Something to Talk About
Return to Work after mTBI: Therapy’s Role After Acute or Delayed Recovery
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|Ashley Coop - Ashley is a licensed occupational therapist who has worked at On With Life for the past 2 years. 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 serve those who have sustained a brain injury return to independent living.|
|John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP - Dr. Corrigan is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, and Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Dr. Corrigan is the Director of the Ohio Brain Injury Program, which is the designated lead agency in the state of Ohio for TBI policy and planning. He founded and for 25 years directed the TBI Network at Ohio State––a specialized substance use disorder treatment program for persons with brain injury. Dr. Corrigan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America and has previously served national organizations, including CARF, the Injury Control Center at CDC, the Veterans Administration and the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Board. He has received many awards for his service and research in brain injury rehabilitation, including the Brain Injury Association of America’s William Fields Caveness Award, the 2007 Robert L. Moody Prize and the Gold Key Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.|
|Libby Roberts, M.S. Ed - Libby came to ATW Training Solutions in 2016 after spending almost nine years in the banking industry, where she started in front-line operations and moved to management and training. Libby brings experience in supervision and management, customer service, communication skills, workplace etiquette, and sales to her role at ATW. Libby holds a bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Organizational Performance from Drake University. In addition to her role at ATW, Libby is a member of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development and serves on the membership committee.|
|Megan Ihrke, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST - Megan is a speech-language pathologist who has been practicing in the area of neurological rehabilitation with adolescent and adult populations for the last 10 years, all of which have been served at On With Life. She completed her bachelors and masters in speech-language pathology at the University of Iowa. Megan serves as a Clinical Team Lead at On With Life in Ankeny. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer and also maintains MANDT certification. Megan provides assessment and treatment in the areas of neurogenic swallowing, speech production, expressive and receptive language, and cognitive-linguistic skills in a transdisciplinary approach providing individual, co-treatment, and group therapy for individuals who are survivors of acquired brain injury.|
|Jillian Jones, DPT, CBIS - Jillian is an Iowa-licensed physical therapist who received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from St Ambrose University. She is passionate about working in the field of neurological rehabilitation, particularly in the field of brain injury. At On With Life she has had the opportunity to work in a multitude of settings which include inpatient, outpatient and long-term care, exposing her to brain injury rehabilitation through the continuum. She is a certified brain injury specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America and is a member of the Outpatient Complex Concussion Committee at On With Life. She has participated in research in collaboration with Drake University, specifically in the area of post-concussion syndrome. Jillian also serves on the Concussion Specialist Certification Committee through the BIAA.|
|Lindsay Maltas, DPT, C/NDT, CBIS, ACCI - Lindsay is a physical therapist and has worked at On With Life for the past 9 years. Lindsay received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health with minors in Spanish and Psychology from Iowa State University (go Cyclones!). She received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa. Lindsay is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), is a credentialed clinical instructor, and has received training in pelvic floor assessment and treatment through Herman & Wallace.|
|Gail McGaughy, MPT, C/NDT, CLT CBIS - Gail has been a Physical Therapist for 22 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, member of the Parkinson’s Committee at On With Life and board member for the Iowa Chapter of APDA, Gail has a keen interest in the treatment and wellbeing of Parkinson’s patients 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.|
|Laura McPike, PTA, CBIS - Laura is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who has worked in Neuro Rehab for 8 years and at On With Life for over 2 years. She has a bachelors degree in communications from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is a certified brain injury specialist with a passion for women’s health. Laura has received training in Pelvic Floor health and Neurological conditions affecting the Bowel and Bladder from Herman and Wallace.|
|Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD - Since 2004, Dr. Pappadis has been conducting patient-centered outcomes research in the area of stroke and traumatic brain injury research. Her research includes the role of neurocognition on outcomes after brain injury, minority aging, health disparities, and addressing gender, language, and cultural differences related to outcomes after injury. She has won several research awards, made several national and international presentations, published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, and disseminated several educational materials for persons with brain injury and their caregivers.|
|Magen Rainey, CTRS, CBIS - Magen is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist who has worked at On With Life for about 4 years. She has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Iowa in Leisure Youth and Human Services, specializing in recreation therapy. Magen has worked in a wide variety of settings, but her passion for neuro continues to challenge her on a personal and professional level.|
|Emily Summerfield, DPT, CBIS - Emily is an occupational therapist who has worked at OWL for 3 years and has practiced in neurorehabilitation for 4 years. Emily received her graduate/undergraduate degrees at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, NE. She is a certified brain injury specialist and certified LSVT clinician. Emily is a team member of the complex concussion committee at OWL.|
|Lindsay Vaux Eldredge, MS, CBIST - Lindsay received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from the University of Iowa. She completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Utah with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Lindsay has been serving brain injury survivors for 11 years. She has been working at On With Life for over 7 years, where she provides psychological services to inpatient persons served and their families.|
|Sam Williams, OTR/L, CBIS - Samantha is an occupational therapist and has worked in the area of neurological rehabilitation for the past 8 years and has been at On With life for the past 3 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 has received training in pelvic floor assessment and treatment through Herman & Wallace. Samantha is passionate about keeping up with the world of neuro rehab.|
|Natasha Winterbottom - Natasha currently runs the Iowa Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Natasha has worked previously one on one to set up in home cares for PD patients as well as running two separate support groups for patients and caregivers in Iowa. She has a passion for finding new ways to support our local PD community and sharing the APDA mission that every day, we provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest.|
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose.
- Abby Bogaards, MHA - activity director and planning committee member
- Ashley Coop - speaker
- John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP - speaker
- Madison Denkinger - activity coordinator and planning committee member
- Megan Ihrke, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIST - speaker
- Jillian Jones, DPT, CBIS - speaker
- Lindsay Maltas, DPT, C/NDT, CBIS, ACCI - speaker
- Gail McGaughy, MPT, C/NDT, CLT CBIS - speaker
- Laura McPike, PTA, CBIS- speaker
- Monique Pappadis, MEd, PhD - speaker
- Magen Rainey, CTRS, CBIS - speaker
- Kim Reed, CBIS, CTRS - planning committee member
- Sonni Ricklefs, BSN, RN, CRRN - planning committee member
- Libby Roberts, M.S. Ed - speaker
- Emily Summerfield, DPT, CBIS - speaker
- Lindsay Vaux Eldredge, MS, CBIST- speaker
- Nicole Weidman, PTA, MHA - planning committee member
- Sam Williams, OTR/L, CBIS - speaker
- Natasha Winterbottom - speaker
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). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 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 8.0 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 8.0 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 Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
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.
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 8.00 AOA Category 2A
- 8.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 8.00 IBON
This conference will be held using Zoom. We will host one continuous webinar each day that will include all four presentations and time for breaks. Registered individuals will be emailed the login information prior to the event.
- Attend both days: $50
- Attend one day: $30
Full refunds will be given through September 1. Partial refunds will be given through September 9.