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State-of-the-States 2018


The 29th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Meeting
Was a huge success!
Sponsored by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
101 E. Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309
September 24 – 27, 2018

Des Moines, Iowa

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SOS 2018 Brochure


Monday, September 24, 2018
 Preconference: Connecting the Dots: Brain Injury and Behavior  

8:45am – 9:45am – Connecting Brain Injury and Behavioral Health
 John D. Corrigan, PhD,
 Brian Hepburn, MD
 9:45am – 10:30am – Linking Opioids, Overdose, and Brain Injury in Policy and Practice
 Laura Bartolomei-Hill, LMSW
   10:45am – 12:00noon – Behavioral Rehabilitation: An Integrated Approach
 John White, MD, PhD
 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Explaining the Intersectionality of TBI and Domestic Violence to New Audiences
  Anne McDonnell, MPA
 2:45pm – 3:45pm – Suicide and Brain Injury: A Double Challenge
 Bob Karol, PhD
 3:45pm – 4:30pm – Trends in Criminal and Juvenile Justice: Behavior and Brain Injury
 Judy Dettmer and Maria Crowley, MA, CRC

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
29th Annual State of the States: Building Bridges for a Better Future


10:00am – 11:30am General Session: The Opioid Epidemic – Expanding the Understanding of the Unique Needs of Persons Living with Brain Injury
 Arizona Specific Statistics and Response
 Malissa Mallett, LMSW
 The Evolving Opioid Epidemic in the United States: CDC Response and Links to Brain Injury

 Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH
 Administration for Community Living
 Thom Campbell
 1:00pm – 2:15pm – Concurrent Workshops

 A: Bridging TBI and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

Teresa McCourt, MSSL, MSW and Sara Miller, MPH


Fact Sheet: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research & Service


B: State Planning & Technical Assistance: How NASHIA Can Support You!

Rebeccah Wolfkiel, MPP

 Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 8:30am – 10:00am General Session: Collaborative Community-based Brain Rehabilitation Research: Clinical Trials Designed for Implementation

Allen Brown, MD

10:15am – 11:30am – Concurrent Workshops
 A. Leveraging a State Registry: TBI Prevalence Data & Increased Service Provision

 Teresa McCourt, MS, LWS
 Jon Roesler, MS |Anna Gaichas, MS
 Anne McDonnell, MPA, OTR/L, CBIST
 Jean Doster, MS

B. Conscious Professional: Principals and Practices for Brain Injury Rehabilitation Providers

Dave Anders, MS., CCC-SLP, CBIST

C. Building Healthy, Inclusive Communities

Maggie Ferguson, MS, CRC, CBIS

1:30pm – 2:45pm – Concurrent Workshops
 A: Brain Injury Resource Facilitation: Results, Regrets, and Return on Investment

Geoffrey Lauer, MA
Brandi Jensen, BS, CBIS
Sara Schlegelmilch, LSW, BIS
Lance Trexler, PhD

 B: Neurovascular Coupling: A Unifying Theory for Post-Concussion Syndrome Treatment and Functional Neuroimaging

Caleb Epps, MD (This is a very large file - over 65 megabytes)

 C. Advancing Self-Direction Options for People with Brain Injuries

Merle Edwards Orr, PhD
Sara Lane, BSN, RN


3:00pm – 4:30pm General Session

Looking Forward: Long-Term Perspectives on Recovery, Risk Reduction and Research (NOTE: This is a 265 megabyte file and could take quite some time to download)


Kim Gorgens, PhD

Thursday, September 27, 2018

 8:30am – 9:45am – General Session: Preventing the Leading Cause of TBIs among Older Adults: Falls Prevention Programs, Strategies, and Resources

Chelsea Gilchrist, MGS 
Kathleen Cameron, MPH

9:45am – 10:30am – General Session: Meeting Many Needs with One Program
 Tennessee TBI Family Support Program

Jean Doster, MS


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