4th Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community
February 5-7, 2015 Santa Clara, California
The 4th Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference: Building on the Legacy of Coma to Community, will be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Marriott Santa Clara, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
This conference is the updated continuation of the Coma to Community Conference hosted by Santa Clara Valley Medical Center from 1977 through 1995. We anticipate an audience of 500 rehabilitation professionals representing a variety of disciplines as well as individuals with brain injury, family members, and caregivers. Our previous conferences were endorsed by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Brain Injury Association of America, and the International Brain Injury Association.
The main conference includes two days of multi-disciplinary state of the art educational sessions focusing on issues related to acquired brain injury treatment and research in both a military and civilian population. The 2015 conference will feature multiple half-day pre-conference workshops as an optional add-on.
The 2015 main conference will focus on:
1. Medical Complexity and Acute and Chronic Treatment (successful strategies and new approaches)
2. Innovative Interventions and Assistive Devices (new technology, stem cells and others)
3. Living After Brain Injury (socialization, relationships, advocacy and caregiving)
4. Special Populations (military and veteran issues, cultural competence, dual diagnosis, pediatrics, and aging
The conference curriculum will appeal to social workers, therapists, psychologists, physiatrists, nurses, researchers, administrators, advocates, individuals with brain injury and family members affected by brain injury. Presentation formats will include lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. Peer reviewed symposia and poster presentations will be an integral part of the program allowing for the sharing of information regarding research and innovative multidisciplinary treatment approaches. We will be offering CME's for the main conference and CME's for the pre-conferences for a variety of disciplines.
In addition to faculty, comprised of nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field of brain injury and rehabilitation, there will be exhibitors sharing the latest innovations and information regarding services for individuals with brain injury and their families.