Occupational Therapist Shepherd Center Decatur, Georgia
Recent advances in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) research have led to a greater understanding of mTBI resulting in rapid changes in the field and raising dilemmas about how to best apply current knowledge. This talk will discuss emerging data that illustrates dysfunction in cortical networks after mTBI and will describe cutting edge interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment protocols. It will surface critical issues faced by leaders in the field who are working to apply this latest knowledge and will culminate in an interactive discussion aimed at facilitating exchange of ideas and experiences regarding approaches to addressing practice dilemmas, optimizing mTBI care practices, and accelerating knowledge translation.
Discuss the current evidence for persistent cortical network dysfunction after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
Describe cutting edge diagnosis and treatment protocols for mTBI.
Describe interdisciplinary rehabilitation in the management of mTBI.
Describe approaches to addressing practice dilemmas and challenges to knowledge translation in mTBI rehabilitation.