Rehabilitation Hospital To Sponsor Brain Injury Symposium

January 18, 2007

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, New York will sponsor a two-day educational conference, “A Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury: a multidisciplinary approach to managing trauma, restoring function and re-entering the community” on April 13-14, 2007. The program is open to nurses, therapists, case managers and other healthcare professionals who work with individuals with brain injury, or are interested in the field of brain injury.

The Symposium focuses on maximizing the recovery of individuals with brain injury, emphasizing a collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach to care. Presentations will cover utilization of the latest treatment modalities in trauma management, medical care and rehabilitative therapies, and community reintegration. Conference participants will be able to select from 15 different presentations in three program tracks. Speakers include physicians, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists, nurses, and neuropsychologists who specialize in brain injury.

The Symposium will feature presentation on the following topics:
Trauma & acute injury management
Virtual reality therapies
Neurological testing & neuroanatomy
Adapted driving
Neuro-optometric management of sensorimotor vision disturbances
Early ambulation with body-weight support
Saebo Flex treatment
Neuropsychological evaluations
Brain injury & behavior
Repairing the brain after TBI – research initiatives
The TBI continuum of care in recovery
Transitioning home
Patient panel discussion
Respiratory issues
Dysphagia in TBI

Continuing education credits will be granted. For additional information, or to register, call 845-786-4225, or visit the hospital’s web site at

Founded in 1900, Helen Hayes Hospital is one of the nation’s premier physical rehabilitation hospitals. It offers an extensive continuum of care and an array of specialty services to individuals with traumatic brain injury, enabling them to resume active and healthy lives.