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The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest

Brain Injury Conference 2018

35th Annual BIAOR Conference

 

Sponsored by

The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

The Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho

Alaska Brain Injury Network

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Oregon Chiropractic Association

 

Medical Legal Conference
Living with Brain Injury, Stroke & Neurological Changes:

 

2018 


March 1-3, 2018

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Portland, Oregon

 

All Sessions recorded by BIAOR Recording and will be for sale at the conference

 

 

2018 Conference Program

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:: Conference 2018

16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2018

Living with Brain Injury, Stroke and Neurological Changes - How to Work with Challenging Behaviors

March 1, 2018

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Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, March 1   8:00 – 5:00 pm


Working with Clients and Individuals with Brain Injury, Stroke and Other Neurological Changes


How to Work with Challenging Behaviors After Brain Injury, Stroke and Neurological Changes

Overview

An entire day devoted to effective ways caregivers and families can work with clients and individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders and the best practices being used. 

Thursday – March 1

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  Registration and Check-in

7:45 am - 8:00 am  

Welcome to BIA Conference 2018:
Hands on booths, interactive demonstrations and individual trainings throughout the day

8:00 am –  10:45 am

Inspiring Change: Tips and Techniques for Modifying Behavior - Matthew Kampfe

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What you need to know about working with Challenging Behaviors  - Karen Campbell and Jill Selman

Interactive Case Study:  How to find the right fit for each brain injured person -Comparing and contrasting two case studies
Establishing a Baseline - Less is more: how medications can make all the difference in a brain injured person
Recognizing Confusion vs. Behaviors - Understanding the why. 
 


12:15 pm – 1 pm Working Lunch

Strategies for Working with Challenging Behaviors - Matthew Kampfe, Karen Campbell and Jill Selman

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Strategies for Working with Challenging Behaviors- Karen Campbell and Jill Selman

Activities as therapy - Importance of creating fun activities that also serve as therapies
Manners make a difference - Expectations set the foundation
Color Coding - How color coding can assist brain injured persons, families and staff.
Finding appropriate Resources - How to find the right resources at the right time


3:15-5:00 pm

Using Music to Calm Challenging Behaviors - Lillieth Grand and Karen Campbell

 

Friday - March 2 Saturday - March 3
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Registration and Check-in - Continental Breakfast

7:45 am - 8:00 am    Welcome to BIA Conference 2018
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Registration and Check-in - Continental Breakfast

7:45 am - 8:00 am   Welcome to BIA Conference 2018  

 

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debra Braunling-McMorrow -   A Continuum of Care Pilot for Persons with Catastrophic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
 

The future of healthcare services, whether through bundled payments or accountable care organizations, is challenged to meet the triple aim of healthcare by providing good outcomes, at a reasonable price, and with satisfied consumers.

NEURO-NET is an innovative program providing a continuum of care model designed for persons with catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury. We have long known the creation of a clinically integrated expert continuum of care for persons suffering catastrophic neurological injuries was needed. The vast majority of these patients are currently treated in separate and often fragmented systems that do not provide good clinical integration. The result can be poor outcomes resulting in higher costs and compromised health for these patients.

Four expert providers of catastrophic care joined forces through an innovation pilot to begin such a continuum. NEURO-NET is a private/ public partnership, combining health care providers with different cultures, payment systems and outcome methodologies.

The presentation will include an overview of the coordination of care model, a patient data sharing system, and the outcome measurement system will be presented. Preliminary data from the first 70 participants including treatment gains, re-hospitalization as well as consumer satisfaction and input will be presented. Outcomes will be compared to those not participating in a continuum of care model and compared with national averages. We will discuss the challenges in designing and implementing such a model and well as future directions and replicability.

Objectives:
This session is designed to enable learners to:

• Demonstrate and analyze the results of a coordinated case management program across a continuum of rehabilitation providers and compare those results with patients receiving the standard of care.

• Explain and utilize collaborative strategies from NEURO-NET as a model of a successful initiative that has improved case management practice and outcomes for patients with catastrophic injuries.

• Analyze and describe lessons learned and NEURO-NET’s impact on clinical and psychosocial patient outcomes.  


8:00 am - 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker:   The Latest Treatments in TBI - Dr. Danielle Erb


Dr. Erb will discuss the latest treatments she is using with her patients – what is working and what to look for.

 

Mt. Adams - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued- Dr. Dan Murphy 

presentation notes

 

Dr Murphy will bring new light to this topic and give you the tools needed to help you and your patients achieve the quality of life you deserve!

Dr Murphy’s goal for this presentation is for you to better understand the history, symptoms, signs, history collections, in office diagnostic tests, special imaging diagnostic tests, and management of patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury or who are suffering from brain neurodegenerative disease.

Dr Murphy’s presentation will also include the pathology of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease and discuss the management of Brain Trauma and Brain Neurodegeneration with Low Level Laser Therapy.

Dr Murphy will cover:
- The epidemiology of brain trauma and the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury
- The pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury: Inflammation, free radicals, and excitotoxicity
- The genetic markers of prognostic significance in brain injury recovery
- Brain injury management protocol and brain injury nutrition
- The pathology of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
- The management of brain trauma and brain neurodegeneration: Low Level Laser Therapy
- The management of brain trauma and brain neurodegeneration: Insulin resistance
- The management of brain trauma and brain neurodegeneration: Inflammation
- General dietary and supplement science and application
- And much, much more  


9:30 am - 10:30 am

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Track 1 -  Mt Adams - Legal Issues - How to Win Cases and Prove Damages in a Brain Injury Case

9:30-10:00 Common Mistakes by Plaintiff Attorneys in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case (as told by former Insurance Defense Attorney and former Insurance Adjuster).
Arthur D. Leritz and Jacob W. Gent: Both attorneys at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Members, BIA-WA Members

10:00-10:25 Reframing Inherent Juror Bias in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases with Plaintiff’s ‘Before and After’ Witnesses to Win the Case.
Steven J. Angles and Lauren E. Adler: Both attorneys at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Members, BIA-WA Members

10:25-10:50 Understanding State Laws on Traumatic Brain Injury to Use in All TBI Cases to Educate the Jury and Take-Apart Defense Experts.
Melissa D. Carter and Arthur D. Leritz: Both attorneys at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Members, BIA-WA Members

Track 2 - The Medical Perspective of TBI -
Dr. James Chesnutt

This presentation will cover concussion diagnosis and management.

Track 3 - TBIs and the incarcerated population -
Tim Roessel, Disability Rights Oregon

An overview of a life with a TBI in a mental health world.

Track 1 - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued- Dr. Dan Murphy 

Track 2 - Forging New Pathways-What you may not know and why you should - Dan Overton, MC, LMHC, MHP, CBIS

Neural Pathways – What are they? How does a TBI affect them and what can be done about it? In this presentation, the participant will learn how to forge new pathways through an increased understanding of theories related to neuroplasticity.

The Hebbian Theory postulates that from birth neurons form “nets”/pathways / relationships based on the needs of the individual.  The success of the person recovering from and living with a TBI is going to depend on re-wiring the brain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts old nets/pathways and can make the creation of new nets/pathways challenging. Most people focus on the absence of function and can miss how to encourage new nets from forming. Once understood the individuals can take some control in the forming of new pathways and encourage the neuroplasticity of the brain.

Learning Objective:
1) The participant will have an increased awareness of the common theories related to neuroplasticity.

2) The participant will have an understanding of the impact TBI/ABI may have on neural pathways/nets.

3) The participant will have an understanding of techniques to encourage neuroplasticity.

4) The participant will leave with practical application in maintaining ongoing “brain health” as it relates to neuroplasticity.

Track 3 -   Acupuncture and Chinese medicine - How it can make a difference - Douglas S. Wingate, MAcOM, L.Ac.

This presentation will cover how acupuncture can aid in facilitating the healing process after a brain injury and various symptoms that can follow an injury. Other Chinese medical approaches including herbal medicinals will also be discussed.


10:45 am - 12:00 pm 110:45 am - 12:00 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 

10:25-10:50 Understanding State Laws on Traumatic Brain Injury to Use in All TBI Cases to Educate the Jury and Take-Apart Defense Experts.
Melissa D. Carter and Arthur D. Leritz: Both attorneys at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Members, BIA-WA Members

10:50-11:15 Using Medical Literature in a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Case.
Melissa D. Carter, Attorney at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Member, BIA-WA Member

11:15-12:00 Effective Presentation of Your Client’s Traumatic Brain Injury: Story, Pictures and Videos to Win Hearts and Minds.
Richard H. Adler, Attorney at Adler Giersch PS, WSAJ Eagle Members, Past President and Current Board Member of BIA-WA.

Track 2 -  The Therapeutic Triad: Forgiveness, Self-compassion and Resilience as Gateways for Healing -
Dr. Susan Stuntzner PhD, LPC, LMHP, CRC, NCC, DCC, BCPC, DAPA, FAPA 

Learning to live well following a major life change such as a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or spinal cord injury is a process and is not always easy; it is not something that automatically happens given enough time. In many instances, people with these conditions want to cope and adapt to their disability and new set of experiences so they can move forward in a positive fashion. Those that do often learn how to accept, rise above, transcend, and/or find meaning in their disability and associated life changes. Yet, some people are not able to do so or continue to experience emotional and/or psychological pain. For these individuals and their families, forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience approaches can be of great help and can promote inner healing. Throughout this session, professionals will explore the meaning of forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience, ways these are inter-related to one another, barriers to and benefits of each approach, and how they are applicable to the people they serve. Professionals are afforded the opportunity to learn how improvement in one area can positively influence change in the others and specific strategies to cultivate forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience in peoples' lives.

Abstract
Forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience are three therapeutic approaches gaining attention in the allied helping professions. Each of these helps people heal and move forward following hurt, pain, or difficult life events including the advent and presence of a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or spina cord injury. Throughout this session, professionals are afforded the opportunity to learn about these constructs, their applicability to persons living with these conditions and the coping and adaptation process, and strategies to consider when cultivating them.

Objectives
1. Increase professionals’ knowledge and understanding of forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience and the ways these constructs are related and applicable to persons with TBI, stroke, and SCI.

2. Enhance professionals’ understanding of the skills and factors associated with forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience.

3. Improve professionals’ effectiveness in identifying and applying therapeutic skills and approaches they can use in their work with people and/or their families to help cultivate forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience.

Track 3 -   Forging New Pathways-What you may not know and why you should - Dan Overton, MC, LMHC, MHP, CBIS

Neural Pathways – What are they? How does a TBI affect them and what can be done about it? In this presentation, the participant will learn how to forge new pathways through an increased understanding of theories related to neuroplasticity.

The Hebbian Theory postulates that from birth neurons form “nets”/pathways / relationships based on the needs of the individual.  The success of the person recovering from and living with a TBI is going to depend on re-wiring the brain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts old nets/pathways and can make the creation of new nets/pathways challenging. Most people focus on the absence of function and can miss how to encourage new nets from forming. Once understood the individuals can take some control in the forming of new pathways and encourage the neuroplasticity of the brain.

Learning Objective:
1) The participant will have an increased awareness of the common theories related to neuroplasticity.

2) The participant will have an understanding of the impact TBI/ABI may have on neural pathways/nets.

3) The participant will have an understanding of techniques to encourage neuroplasticity.

4) The participant will leave with practical application in maintaining ongoing “brain health” as it relates to neuroplasticity.
Track 1 -   Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued- Dr. Dan Murphy  Continued

Track 2 - Needs Assessment of Individuals with TBI in Idaho -
Russell C. Spearman M.Ed. Principal Investigator, Traumatic Brain Injury Program Institute of Rural Health ISU Meridian Health Science Center

This presentation will discuss the results of a statewide TBI needs and resou8rce assessment conducted in 2017.
 
Track 3 - Facing Pain: Empowering Yourself to Live a Beautiful Life –  Daniella Clark, PhD

 

Dr. Clark, an intellectual and former lecturer at Washington State University, performing artist, and TBI survivor will discuss her story of recovery from a severe ski accident that fractured her face and skull while leaving her with both gifts, and deficits. Specific strategies for improving moral during TBI rehabilitation and post-injury adjustment to live a beautiful life despite injury will be discussed. She will include specific steps survivors can take on a consistent basis to develop pot traumatic growth and heal while maintaining hope

12:00 - 1:00 pm Working Lunch

12:15-12:45 pm  Legal Track- Arthur Towers - Legislative Update

Poster Presentations

12:00 - 1:00 pm Working Lunch Poster Presentations

Meeting of BIAOR Members and Updates

Where is help when you need it? - Ombudsman Long Term Care Ombudsman, Fred Steele
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 

Track 1 - Legal Issues

Forensic Life Care Planning -
Dr. Janet Mott

The purposes, methodology, elements, and process of Forensic Life Care Planning will be presented. The major focus will be to explore the relationship of Forensic Life Care Planning to the Legal Representation of persons with brain injury and related catastrophic injuries.

Learning Objectives

1) Participants will learn the developmental history of life care planning.
2) Participants will learn the qualifications of life care planners.
3 Participants will learn the major purposes of utilizing a Life Care Plan in personal injury and related litigation.
4) Participants will learn the basic methods utilized in preparing Life Care Plans for utilization in personal injury and related litigation.
5: Participants will learn the basic elements/components of a Life care Plan for individuals with the residuals of traumatic brain injury.
6)Participants will learn about the process of Life Care Planning in relationship to the Injured Claimant, Healthcare Providers, Lay Witnesses, and Expert witnesses.

Track 2 - Brain Injury 101 - Kayt Zundel and Kahyra Ramirez, Think First Oregon

This presentation will cover basic brain anatomy, brain function, and brain injury. 
Included will be::
1) Common Misconceptions of Traumatic Brain Injury
2) Brief Brain Anatomy and Function
3) Common Types of Brain Injury
4) Levels of Traumatic Brain Injury Severity
5) Effects of TBI
6) TBI Statistics
7) TBI Recovery
8) TBI Prevention

Track 3-  Oregon Disabilities Commission - Public Meeting


The Oregon Disabilities Commission is charged by state statute to advise the Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency Administrators on issues related to achieving the full economic, social, legal and political equity of individuals with disabilities. ODC also acts as a coordinating link between and among public and private organizations services individuals with disabilities. In order to carry out its mission, the commission: - Identifies and hears the concerns of individuals with disabilities and uses the information to prioritize public policy issues which should be addressed. - Publicizes the needs and concerns of individuals with disabilities as they relate to the full achievement of economic, social, legal and political equity. - Educates and advises the Department of Human Services, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency administrators on how public policy can be improved to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

The Commission is taking this time to hear concerns from AFH, professionals, caregivers, family members, survivors, and the general public on any issues that they may be having with any government or private agency.

 

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Afternoon Keynote

 
Resiliency - Putting the R back in Brain Injury Recovery - Dr. Adam Grove, ND, Chair, Alaska Brain Injury Network

Almost every one recovers to some extent after a brain injury but some get much better than others. Why? In this presentation Dr Grove will explore different aspects of a person and their environment which help foster more complete recovery. He will provide an overview and specific recommendations to hasten healing.
 

Physical Factors
• Sleep – proper sleep enhance brain healing, improves mood and energy – all things needed for recovery.
• Diet – how and what we eat has a huge impact on how we recovery physically and emotionally
• Gut function – the enteric nervous system plays a large and important role in how we heal
• Exercise – Increasing physical activity appropriately is key to restoring cognitive and physical function
• Mitochondrial function and genetic variation – As the body’s energy generators, mitochondria are crucial to brain function and recovery.
• Genes - Genetic polymorphisms impact many aspects of recovery and their expression can be manipulated.

Social Factors
• Engagement – Isolation after injury is common and negatively impacts recovery
• Support - pets, family, friends, community all are needed to help someone find hope and motivation to recover fully
• Activity - Recovery is greatly enhanced by simply helping a peer, serving as a volunteer or holding down a paying job.

Mental/Emotional/Factors
• Past life experience/Attitude – We are sum total of our experiences and knowing someone’s life path can help us help them heal
• Happiness – this is an essential ingredient for a health brain and it can be trained
• Faith and mindfulness– this may be one of the single most important aspects in uniting a healthy body, mind, sense of self and of community.  

 

 

Mt Adams -  Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued- Dr. Dan Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

 


2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 
The Do’s and Don’t's When Working with Clients with Brain Injury - Timothy Titolo, JD,  Chair of the American Association of Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Secretary/Treasurer of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group.

Discussion on key things to do and not to do when representing traumatic brain injury clients.

Track 2 - TBI and Hormones: A Case Study - Dr. Kamran Jahangiri, DC, DACNB, San Diego Chiropractic Neurology

This presentation will cover the pathophysiology, assessment, and treatments approaches related to TBI and hormones.

Track 3 - Oregon Disabilities Commission Oregon Disabilities Commission - Public Meeting Continued

 

Track 1 - Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued 



Track 2 -  The Eyes Have It! - Dr. Remy Delplanche, Optometric Physician

A look into the visual consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury including the use of Electrophysiology as an "objective" measurement for concussion, along with my personal research showing the benefits of therapy and the neuroplasticity of the neuro-vision system
 
Track 3 - Rehabilitation of Balance Disorders and Dizziness - Dr. Jeff McNally, DC DACNB

This presentation will cover effective ways of improving balance disorders/dizziness and how to decrease fall risks. Information about the vestibular system, preprioceptive system and visual system and how they rely on each other to keep an accurate sense of where we are in space will be covered.  How to decrease fall risk, improve stability, and rehabilitation of dizziness will also be presented.



4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 

Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity -
Mark Johnson Roberts, JD,  Deputy General Counsel, Oregon State Bar

This presentation will include:
- Application of RPC 1.14 on incapacity
- Assessing capacity
- Review of Elder Abuse reporting obligations

Track 2 - 3 - Closing Keynote

Functional Neurology Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN 
 
This presentation will reveal the essential premises and research behind functional neurology treatment, how it compares and contrasts with other traditional therapies and where it fits within the broader rehabilitation context, and case studies.
 
Track 1- Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued

Track 2 - 3  Closing Keynote

Music and Brain Injury Recovery   - 
Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC

Music is a powerful tool because it follows unique neural pathways and functions globally in the brain. Because of this, the music therapist is able to access neural function using music to assist their patients to achieve rehabilitative, habilitative and palliative goals. This presentation will define music therapy as it pertains to rehabilitation. Goals of music therapy as well as several case examples will be shared.

 



 

Poster Presentations: will be up for the entire conference

Poster Abstract Submission Form

 

Biopsychosocial Perspective of Resilience and Depression after Traumatic Brain Injury

Nicholas K. Mehrnoosh & Jonathan W. Anderson Ph.D. Eastern Washington University, Department of Psychology

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can significantly alter an individual’s personality, values, and perspective on the world that subsequently change their relative interactions with both their environment and the people that reside within that environment thus making the effects pervasive. The purpose of the following study was to investigate life after a TBI from a holistic perspective.

 

Needs Assessment of Individuals with TBI in Idaho

Russell C. Spearman, M. Ed., Beth Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D., and Ann D. Kirkwood, M.A. Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University

 

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury

Sherry Stock, ABD/PhD, MS CBIST  Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Objectives

 

At the completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

1. Implement strategies designed to significantly improve positive outcomes for those living with brain injury and neurological conditions in all communities.

2. Describe the epidemiology of brain injury and its resultant impairments, disability, and psychosocial impact.

3. Integrate new developments in science and medicine into practice for brain injury rehabilitation.

4. Utilize multidisciplinary strategies for the management of psychological and behavioral problems common to brain injury including behavior management.

5. Identify neurophysiological mechanisms involved in brain plasticity and their potential application to improving practice and service provision across rehabilitation disciplines.

6. Summarize recent brain injury-related research with corresponding practical application and best practices.

7. Identify clinical management practices, specifically new strategies in behavioral management, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines.

8. Understand health care delivery trends and their impact on long-term brain injury and neurological conditions management, acute care, and what that can/will mean to your business.

9. Analyze past brain injury and neurological conditions - related interventions and weigh their value in today’s world-what is working.

10. To understand brain injury as a chronic disease which affects the person throughout their lifetime

11. To consider co-morbid conditions which affect the process of aging with a brain injury

12. Discuss the life long, post-acute rehabilitation needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and the importance of developing long term care plans.

13. Improve quality of life for brain injury survivors and their caregivers by connecting them with community resources.

14. Create networking opportunities and build partnerships with key brain injury researchers, clinicians, and prevention professionals.

 

CEUs Offered/Applied for:  AFH, DC, DO, CGC, CLE, SLP, OT, PT, CCRC, CDMS, CCMC  Hours:  Thursday: 8 hours; Friday: 7.5 hours;  Saturday: 7.5 hours; all three days: 23 hours; Friday and Saturday Total: 15 hours

 

Presenters

 

Keynotes

 

Friday

Morning

 

Debra McMorrow

 

Debra Braunling-McMorrow, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of Learning Services, a national provider of services for persons with brain injury. She has also served as Vice President of Business Development and Outcomes and Vice President of Quality Assurance for a national rehabilitation provider. She led operations for the Center for Comprehensive Services, one of the first post-acute brain injury rehabilitation programs in the country. She is the Vice-Chair for the board of the North American Brain Injury Society and is the Editor in Chief of The Brain Injury Professional publication.

Dr. McMorrow serves as a Board of Trustee member for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Systems and is a CARF Medical Rehabilitation surveyor. Dr. McMorrow was one of the first chairs of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) and has served on the Brain Injury Association of America’s board of executive directors. Additionally, Dr. McMorrow has served on several national committees and editorial boards as well as on a number of Peer Review Panels including for the U.S. Department of Education NIDRR and the Department of Health and Human Services HRSA.

Her awards have included the James Brady Award from the Brain Injury Association of IL, the North American Brain Injury Society Clinical Service Award, and the Alumni Achievement Award from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. McMorrow has published in numerous journals and books and has presented extensively in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. She has been working for persons with brain injuries for over 30 years.

Afternoon

 

 

Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, is a chiropractic neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology. He graduated as the Valedictorian of his class from Parker College of Chiropractic, and studied functional neurology with the Carrick Institute. He earned his board certification in 2003, and was appointed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology with the Carrick Institute in 2004. He has spent the last decade lecturing on functional neurology, functional medicine, and neuroimmunology throughout North America and Europe. He is the clinical director of Northwest Functional Neurology, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. His practice focuses on rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries, as well as on vestibular disorders, neurodevelopmental challenges, and movement disorders. He has published on mechanisms of persistent post-concussion syndrome. He was honored as the Neurologist of the Year for 2014 by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the highest award in the functional neurology profession. As a Functional Neurologist, he is a firm believer in treating the root cause of neurological dysfunction, not just the reduction of symptoms. His goal is to maximize the function of neurological systems in order to promote the fullest expression of health.

 

Saturday

Morning

 

Dr Danielle Erb

Danielle Erb, MD, FAAPM&R, is the  Medical Director Brain Injury Rehab Center (BIRC) After completing her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, Dr Erb received her Medical Degree from OHSU. In 1990 she completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency at University of Colorado in Denver. In 2001, after 11 years at Rehabilitation Medicine Associates she left and started Brain Rehabilitation Medicine in order to focus 100% of her time on the care and treatment of patients with an acquired brain injury. She and her husband enjoy rock climbing, hiking and foreign travel.  

  

Afternoon

 

Dr. Adam Grove

 

Dr. Adam Grove, CBIS, Vice-Chair, Alaska Brain Injury Network.  Dr. Adam Grove is a Naturopathic Physician practicing family-medicine and specializing in children and adults with neurological and psychological challenges. He practices in Anchorage, Alaska at Head to Toe Holistic Healthcare LLC. He emphasizes an individualized, whole-person focus with attention to accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment for brain-based issues. He works with people of all ages experiencing symptoms of ADD/ADHD, Autism, Brain injury and other brain-based disorders. He is currently the Director of the Board for the Alaska Brain Injury Network. Dr. Adam Grove is also the Director of The Neurocognitive Brain Center which diagnoses and treats brain-based disorders in adults and children. The center’s mission is to provide Alaskan’s with the best options for post-acute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.He is a frequent presenter on topics of Autism, Brain Injury, Environmental Medicine and topics in pediatrics. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (University of Arizona, 1985), a Masters of Arts degree in Soviet Area Studies (Naval Postgraduate School, 1992) and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (Bastyr University, 2002).

 

Closing Keynote

 

Lillieth Grand

 

Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, Executive Director, Milestone Music Therapy, has been a music therapist since 1993 specializing in working with children who have neurological impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, and chronic health conditions. She is passionate about the field and holds several regional and national positions with AMTA and WRAMTA. She also trains music therapists to do Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth and is adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University. As well-known speaker on music therapy, she has been keynote speaker at the Utah Brain Injury Association and presents at nearly every music therapy conference. Lillieth has been trained in neurologic music therapy, NICU music therapy, Sprouting Melodies, Music Together, level 1 of the Bonny Method of Music and Imagery and more. Her master’s degree is in special education. She has a vision of seeing that all persons in Oregon who could benefit from music therapy have access to and use of a music therapist. Lillieth is the single mother of three boys, ages 15, 13, and 4. Her middle child being severely neurologically impaired makes her appreciate them all the more. Her major instrument is voice.

 

Presenters

 

Lauren Adler, JD

 

Lauren E. Adler, JD, graduated with honors in 2012 from Seattle University School of Law and was admitted to the Washington State Bar that same year. Ms. Adler is a lifelong Washingtonian, born in Seattle. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, earning a combined Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Politics. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Adler was active in developing, implementing and sustaining environmental policies on campus, and was an active and contributing member in various community groups with global environmental missions such as climate change prevention, sustainable growth for developing countries, and promotion of local environmental awareness. Her enthusiasm for environmentalism continued into law school, where she was elected President of the Environmental Law Society. As president, Ms. Adler lead local and global awareness campaigns on campus, successfully converting the school’s printers to enable double-sided printing, and raising funds to aid the people of Somalia suffering from severe drought. During law school, Ms. Adler discovered a deep interest for, and developed remarkable skill in courtroom advocacy. In addition to being selected to serve as a board member of Seattle University’s Moot Court Board for two consecutive years, Ms. Adler also became a distinguished participant in local and regional mock trial competitions, frequently advancing to final rounds. Ms. Adler was also selected and invited to join the Seattle University Law Review, the school’s most prestigious and exclusive legal journal. She ultimately advanced to the coveted Lead Article Editor position, critiquing and readying articles written by law professors and skilled attorneys for final publication. Ms. Adler was further recognized for her written advocacy skills when selected by Judge Ronald Leighton of the federal United States District Court for a summer externship, and for whom Ms. Adler drafted many of the court’s opinions and rulings. While her decision to become an attorney was inspired by her passion for the environment, Ms. Adler soon recognized this enthusiasm as a broader desire to promote positive social change and help the disadvantaged in need of an advocate and to make a difference in the lives of people without a voice. Prior to joining ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Ms. Adler served as a trial advocacy and litigation attorney for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, representing Children’s Administration in actions to protect children from abuse and neglect. As Assistant Attorney General practicing child welfare litigation on behalf of abused children, Ms. Adler handled eleven trials, countless hearings, and made three appearances at the Washington State Court of Appeals for oral argument. She immediately became recognized by judges, attorneys and within the Office of the Attorney General as a compassionate, talented and immensely prepared and skilled trial attorney that will not back down for her client. Supported by the guidance and mentorship provided by her colleagues and staff at Adler Giersch, Ms. Adler continues her mission to advocate for those who need a level playing field when dealing with insurers who do not accept responsibility to make the injured person whole again. Ms. Adler is member of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Ms. Adler is an avid yogi and cyclist. She enjoys time with family and friends, time in the sun and experimenting in the kitchen. She lives in Seattle. 

 

Richard Adler

Richard Adler, JD,
graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. He was called to the Washington State Bar that same year. Mr. Adler is the founding principal and partner of ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries, and specializing in brain and spinal cord trauma. Mr. Adler has served as President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) from 2003 to 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of the BIAWA Executive Board. As President of BIAWA led a multi-year effort organizing a powerful coalition of healthcare, businesses, sports, and community partners to enact the “Zackery Lystedt Law.” The law, named after Mr. Adler’s client who suffered from a traumatic brain injury while playing youth football, was the nation’s first law intended to “prevent preventable brain injuries” of young athletes by requiring medical clearance before returning to practice or competition following a concussion. The core principle of the law has been adopted as legislation by all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has been endorsed by medical, legal, sports, and health care professionals and organizations. For his leadership and advocacy of the Lystedt Law, Mr. Adler received the first ever award to an attorney from the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the nation, for “protecting the health and safety of young athletes.” Mr. Adler received the “Advocacy Award” from the BIAWA for his work in representing victims of traumatic brain injury and their caregivers. He was nominated for the prestigious Jefferson Award in Washington State presented by the Seattle City Club. In 2016 he was the only attorney to receive the national Pro-Bono Award from the American Association for Justice for his leadership in prompting civil justice that led to the enactment into law of the core principles of the Zackery Lystedt Law in all states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Adler, and law firm of ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, are “AV Rated,” the highest rating available to attorneys as established by a confidential survey conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. He is an invited member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, organizations for the top trial lawyers in America. He has been selected to the Washington SuperLawyers™ (2012-2016) and a “Top Lawyer” by the Seattle Metropolitan for his exemplary legal representation and advocacy for those suffering from traumatic injury. He has also received the Pro Bono Award from the Washington State Bar Association every year since 2003 for his commitment and leadership in providing legal services to those in need. Mr. Adler has authored many publications on traumatic injuries for attorneys, healthcare providers, and injured persons. His recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim, joins his other top-rated publications, Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families; and Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case. He is currently working on a second edition to the Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury book due out in 2017-2018. Mr. Adler is frequently an invited speaker at legal, medical, insurance, and health care organizations on issues of traumatic brain injury, personal injury law, expert testimony, and the insurance processes. Mr. Adler is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions in the State of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington Bar Association, the Washington State Association of Justice (Eagle Status), the American Association for Justice, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR), the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Mr. Adler enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and colleagues He also enjoys a good glass of red wine, travel, food, and sports.

Steven Angles

Steven J. Anglés, JD,
graduated on the Dean’s List with degrees in Political Science and Spanish Language Arts from Berry College, in Georgia. He remained in Georgia and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from The Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2000. While putting himself through law school, Mr. Anglés worked for the Floyd County District Attorney’s office prosecuting criminal cases. During his service, he secured funding to protect victims of domestic violence by enabling attorneys to prosecute abusers through the use of enhanced technologies to display photographic evidence to judges and juries. Prior to joining ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Mr. Anglés was admitted to the Georgia and Washington Bars and worked as in-house counsel for Progressive Insurance Company representing at-fault parties as well as the insurance company when it was sued for failure to provide benefits to its customers that paid premiums. Over a 12-year period, his practice focused on cases involving severe injuries, insurance policy interpretation, and complex litigation. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Anglés developed and taught legal education courses on emerging issues to insurance agents, claim representatives, and their supervisors about issues facing injured parties and how they affect the settlement of personal injury claims and jury verdicts. He also co-founded a nationwide Employee Resource Group to enrich Progressive’s customer and employee experience as well as address the unique needs of the insured within the Hispanic community. With time and experience, Mr. Anglés became increasingly disenchanted with unjust practices of insurance companies and the resulting impact those practices were having on injured parties. He wanted to put his well-earned and highly specialized knowledge of the insurance industry's inner-workings and claim practices towards the reason he became an attorney in the first place: to stand up for those in need and advocate for those who have been harmed. Mr. Anglés is proud to be a first-generation Cuban American and speaks fluent Spanish. He is an ‘AV’ Preeminent attorney, a rating by attorney peers in the legal community signifying highest level of professional excellence. He has received a 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo.com. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle member), Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), King County Bar Association, and the Latino Bar Association of Washington. He is also a court-appointed arbitrator for the Superior Court in King County. Mr. Anglés and his wife are residents of South King County. In his spare time, he enjoys home improvement projects, snowboarding, joining the 12th Man in cheering on the Seahawks, and volunteering with local non-profits including Habitat for Humanity and supporting a variety of animal rescue organizations.


 

Karen Campbell, BA, was the owner operator of two TBI homes in the greater Portland area. These homes provide services to persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, as well as Neurologically Disabled Persons. Karen has over 30 years of providing incredible service for her clients. The two programs offer: The first program being geared for medically dependent residents, the second phase of our program focuses more on cognitive and restorative training to maximize each residents full potential. The mission of their program is to develop a person centered care plan, with the goal to gain as much independence as they are capable of in a home like environment. This is achieved by limiting it to a maximum of five residents per home. Residents usually come to the home straight out of the hospital, some still in coma status. They place high emphasis on the residents relearning their basic activities of daily living; such as, basic range of motion, swallowing, eating, and toileting. After they learn the basic activities of daily living they then start encouraging the resident to enhance the skills they have learned. At which point the resident will be ready to move on to the next phase of theirr program. When a resident starts their restorative program they concentrate on large motor skills such as, standing, bearing weight, walking, or other forms of mobility, much of the residents time is spent in the gym, Hippo Therapeutic riding( horse Back riding), as well as community based programs. Through out all of these programs they are continually introducing cognitive training, during individualized and group cognitive programs they provide one to one staffing, and other services to support. 

 

Melissa D. Carter, JD, was born and raised in Washington and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1996. She then attended law school in Boston, Massachusetts and received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1999. Ms. Carter is a partner at ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries with a specialty in brain and spinal trauma. She is an “AV” rated attorney, the highest rating available as established in a confidential survey of attorney peers. Ms Carter also has the distinction of being an invited member of Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organization of top trial lawyers in the nation, and was selected as one of Washington’s SuperLawyers.™ Prior to joining ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Ms. Carter followed her calling for courtroom advocacy. She started by representing insurance companies and defending at-fault parties for over twelve years in claims involving complex traumatic injury, insurance contracts and commercial insurance disputes. She was a lead litigation attorney for private practice law firms in Boston and Seattle, representing multiple insurance companies before taking a position as the senior in-house trial counsel of the Pacific Northwest for Nationwide Insurance. Ms. Carter established a reputation for integrity and for holding her own client insurers to a high standard of fairness towards the people they insured. During this time, Ms. Carter conducted and completed well over 30 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courtrooms in Washington and Massachusetts. Her most recent trials involved traumatic brain injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith. Sensing an alarming trend in the insurance industry that favors a mounting imbalance of justice between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter decided she could no longer represent insurers and at-fault parties. Now a partner at ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Ms. Carter has joined her two professional passions of zealous trial advocacy and ensuring that those harmed by others have a level playing field in their recovery of medical, physical and economic losses. Ms. Carter has been an invited speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars for attorneys sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the King County Bar Association, the Snohomish County Bar Association, the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), and the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAO). Ms. Carter has also presented at numerous seminars to insurers, insurance administrators and risk management business leaders concerning trends in personal injury law, including insurance bad faith law in Washington following the passage of the Insurance Fair Claims Act in 2007. Ms. Carter is licensed to practice law in federal court and in every jurisdiction within the state of Washington. She is also an appointed arbitrator for the Superior Courts for King and Snohomish Counties. Ms. Carter is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle member), American Association of Justice, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the King County Bar Association. She resides in Seattle with her husband and their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, live music shows and endlessly pursuing that perfect glass of cabernet.

 

James Chesnutt, M.D.,  is the Medical Director of the OHSU Sports Medicine Program and has been an Assistant Professor at OHSU for 19 years. He is full time faculty in the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Family Medicine departments. Jim has been a Team Physician for 20 years and teaches and practices sports medicine full time. Jim grew up in Portland. He attended Stanford for his undergraduate, and went to OHSU Medical School and had his residency with the Air Force. Dr Chesnutt was the President of the Oregon Academy of Family Medicine from 2004-5. He is a member of the OSAA Medical Aspects of Sports Committee, that governs Oregon HS sports. Jim is the co-director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program. Dr. Chesnutt specializes in Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine and treats athletes and recreationalists of all ages. He has a special focus on the comprehensive care of the adolescent athlete through his work in high school sports medicine programs. Dr. Chesnutt specializes in comprehensive non-operative diagnostic and treatment options, but is very knowledgeable about specialized surgical treatment options available to patients. He has a special interest in treating runners, cyclists and triathletes as well as those involved in outdoor recreational activities. He can evaluate medical problems associated with exercise and has developed a comprehensive set of specialists who can assist in the care of specialized problems. One of Dr Chesnutt’s unique specialty areas is concussion evaluation and management. He is the Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program and serves on the OSAA Medical Advisory Committee. OHSU Sports Medicine is the only credentialed ImPact provider in the Portland metropolitan area and can provide consultation to other doctors and medical personnel.

 

Daniella Clark

Daniella Clark, PhD, is a former University lecturer and Special Education teacher in public school classrooms. Daniella Clark competed her Ph.D. in Special Education at Washington State University. She is a professional performing artist and classically trained concert harpist who resides in rural Washington State. Daniella is the daughter of as disabled Viet Nam veteran and served as the primary caregiver to a family member with cerebral palsy for 5 years as a young adult. She has also been a caregiver for a Native American professor with TBI. In 2010, she was involved in a a severe ski accident that resulted in a TBI-including fracturing all of her facial bones and multiple skull fractures. In 2016, she discovered the TBI community and the supports it provides. That same year, she became aware of TBI rehabilitation specialists that have supported her journey toward continued recovery. Dr. Clark has a particular interest in protecting women with disabilities from abuse, enhancing access to TBI services for rural survivors, and reducing suicidal ideation among TBI survivors. Her experiences as a palliative patient with TBI and increased vulnerability post-injury has fueled a deep desire to alleviate pain and suffering in the lives of others. She has an extensive background servicing hospice patients and palliative patients’ since 2011 in medical setting as a volunteer musician. She speaks publicly to raise awareness of TBI and the protection of individuals with disabilities from exploitation.  

Dr. Remy Delplanche

Rémy J. Delplanche, O.D. - LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF: As a Neuro-Optometric Physician in Beaverton OR I have over 25 years of experience in private practice. Neuro-Optometry follows the behavioral model of visual development and specializes in a functional approach to eye care. Meaning, I consider vision a direct extension of our central nervous system and use lenses and vision therapy as a means to effect change within that system. I graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry with honors as “Outstanding Graduate” in 1993. I currently hold membership in NORA, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and provide cutting edge technologies such as the latest VEP/ERG Electrophysiology system to help diagnose and treat functional deficits in the neuro-vision system.

 

As an infant I was born “slow” and suffered from many developmental delays including reduced speech and ambulatory gait, emotional and mental retardation, and attention and learning deficits. As a 5 year old I was in a go-kart accident where I struck head first a metal pole and spent 2 weeks “in bed”. I received a formal diagnosis of Mental Retardation soon after. Through my 3rd grade I was known to hit my head against the desk or wall, often putting ruts into the floor, and drooling excessively. My parents sought medical advice but were told there was nothing that could be done and that I needed to be institutionalized. As an 8 year old my mom found a newly relocated “neurologically” focused optometrist from New York who promised he could help. After measuring my Visually Evoked Response using his home-made electrodiagnostic VER, I was put on a 1-hour/day vision therapy program. After a set period I was retested and shown to have improved profoundly- something considered impossible from the conventional neuroplasticity research of the 1960’s.

 

I have been the subject of several research articles involving vision and neuroplasticity as a patient, and was the focus of another mentor’s doctoral thesis as a graduate student. With my personal background in both clinical electrophysiology and vision therapy I have shaped my professional focus on providing functional improvements to my own patients, both children and adults alike.

 

Aaron DeShaw

 

Aaron DeShaw, JD DC. is a trial lawyer from Portland, Oregon. He has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of $350 million. He is perhaps the best known expert in the U.S. on the subject of Colossus, the computer assessment program used by most auto insurance companies for evaluating personal injury claims. He is author of three books on auto injuries and insurance. He is a frequent resource for national media such as CNN, MSNBC, BusinessWeek and others on the topic of insurance. He has lectured for both physician and legal professionals including at ATLA, AAJ, the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, as well as private seminars before the nation’s top insurance bad faith lawyers. Aaron handles serious personal injury cases including brain injury cases, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death claims. He works with Rick Friedman, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a by-invitation-only society of the Top 100 plaintiff lawyers in the United States. Friedman, a Harvard Law graduate, and author of two best selling legal textbooks, has obtained over $300 million in jury verdicts. The two lawyers handle cases nationally, with offices in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. You can reach Aaron DeShaw at deshaw@doctorlawyer.net.

 

Jacob Gent

 

Jacob W. Gent, JD, began working at ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS as a Case Manager in June 2002 and since then has been effectively assisting survivors of traumatic injury. Mr. Gent is a partner at ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, and resides with his spouse, Danielle, an immigration attorney, in Everett, Washington. He heads the firm’s Everett office, representing individuals throughout Washington State. Mr. Gent is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle status), King County and Snohomish County Bar Associations, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. In 2013, Mr. Gent received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence. Prior to joining Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company. While at Farmers, he investigated and adjusted first- and third party claims under both personal and commercial auto policies. Mr. Gent completed the Farmers Insurance Claims Management Training (CMT) Program, served as a backup Claims Supervisor, and was certified as a Liability Claims Specialist by the Insurance Institute of America. Befitting his ‘rising star’ status, Mr. Gent was admitted to the Bar and sworn in by two Washington Supreme Court Justices, Tom Chambers and Debra L. Stephens, during a private ceremony in October, 2010. He has written articles on insurance and injury issues for the firm’s Advocate newsletter and web log, Personal Injury Updates. He has lectured on similar subjects to physicians, healthcare providers, and fellow attorneys. Mr. Gent is also a contributor to founding partner, Richard Adler’s recent book, From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2011). He is a contributing editor to Understanding Medical and Treatment Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2013). Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009. In 2007, he studied international law and constitutional law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, through the Widener Law School exchange program. At Widener, Mr. Gent was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and worked in the Widener University Civil Law Clinic, providing free legal services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals who could not otherwise afford representation. Born and raised in central Illinois, Mr. Gent moved to Seattle in 1994 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) from Eastern Illinois University. He worked for over a decade as a director, actor, and stage manager throughout the Puget Sound region and brings this unique skill set to his practice both in and outside of the courtroom. He is recognized by his peers for his tenacity, practicality, creativity, and communication skills in client counseling. In addition to live theatre, Mr. Gent enjoys traveling abroad, cooking, entertaining, and spending quality time with friends and family; including the annual polar bear swim in Puget Sound on New Year's Day.  

Dr. Jahangiri

Dr. Kamran Jahangiri, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. Chiropractor, Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist.  Dr. Kamran is a board certified Chiropractic Neurologist specializing in neurological disorders and select sports rehabilitation. An avid athlete with a background in personal training and clinical nutrition, Dr. Kamran’s foray into the holistic health practice helped him to discover his true passion for helping patients realize their potential through chiropractic care and how the body’s mechanics respond to proper alignment, posture and musculature flexibility.  As a Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. Kamran has had success working with a range of neurological issues including movement disorders such as painful involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia), stroke, hemispheric brain lesions and radiculopathy (pinched nerve). A chiropractic neurologist is a licensed chiropractor who has completed an additional 3-year course of study in neurology, including coursework and residency-based clinical training, and has passed a comprehensive certification examination administered by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. Kamran is one of approximately 700 active board-certified chiropractic neurologists in the world to receive the accreditation.

Mark Johnson Roberts, JD, holds a bachelor's degree from Reed College, a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, and an LL.M. in International Law from the Willamette University College of Law. Mr. Johnson Roberts is Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar. He provides prospective ethics advice to Oregon lawyers and provides counsel to the bar on regulatory, employment, and business matters. Mark practiced family law in Portland for 26 years before joining the bar's staff in 2016. Mark is Chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. He is a past president of the Oregon State Bar, a past president of the National LGBT Bar Association, and a past chair of Oregon's State Professional Responsibility Board. He was given the Multnomah Bar Association's 2014 Professionalism Award in recognition of his many years of service to the bench and bar.

 

Arthur Lertiz 

Arthur D. Leritz, JD,  received his degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law in 1999. Mr. Leritz is a partner at ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS a law firm dedicated exclusively to representing those with traumatic injuries with a specialty in brain and spinal trauma. He is also an “AV” rated attorney, the highest rating available as established in a confidential survey of attorney peers. Mr. Leritz is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of top trial lawyers in American that have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence by achieving an verdict or settlement in access of one million dollars. Mr. Leritz was also honored for his selection as one of Washington’s SuperLawyers™. Prior to joining ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Mr. Leritz represented and defended at-fault parties and their insurance companies for nearly 11 years handling a wide variety of complex insurance and personal injury cases. He has in-depth and broad litigation experience having handled many cases in the trial courts throughout the state of Washington and the U.S. District Courts. It was through his legal representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies that Mr. Leritz realized his true calling was to advocate, protect, and defend those with traumatic injuries. Mr. Leritz was also responsible in part for new case law that affects the insurance policies in the state of Washington. His worked cleared up legal ambiguity in the law concerning the scope of insurance coverage available for businesses, such as an automobile repair shop. This case was selected by the Washington Supreme Court in 2004 for a full hearing resulting in a unanimous decision (9-0) by all justices of the Court. Since then, this decision has been cited by other courts throughout Washington as the “standard of review” on Summary Judgment motions at trial courts and interpretation of laws passed by the Washington legislature Mr. Leritz is a contributor to From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2012) and contributing editor to Understanding Medical and Treatment Concepts and Terms (2012) and Understanding Legal and Insurance Concepts and Terms (2013). Mr. Leritz is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is an advisory Board Member for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Washington, a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Status), American Association of Justice, and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA). Mr. Leritz has been selected and served as the court-appointed arbitrator in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties to resolve personal injury and insurance cases. In his spare time, Mr. Leritz enjoys restoring old Volkswagens. He is also currently restoring a 1957 DKW 3=6 Sonderklasse.

 

Jeffrey McNally

 

Jeffrey McNally, DC, DACNB, graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Contemporary Scientific Paradigms Award. He received his neurology training with the Carrick Institute. After completing his internship at the Carrick Brain Center in Atlanta, he pursued a residency in neurology at Cerebrum Health Centers. He has also received advanced certification in Applied Kinesiology. He moved to Portland in 2016 to work with Dr. Zielinski and join the Northwest Functional Neurology team. His work on treating frozen shoulder an balance disorder with Functional Neurological methodologies was published in the prominent journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. He has a passion for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, dizziness and balance disorders, and post-traumatic headaches. He also focuses on using Functional Neurology for the optimization of athletic performance. He hails from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and completed his Bachelors of Natural Science degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a former athlete, and competed in baseball, football, and karate. He still enjoys working out, hiking, snowboarding, and yelling at his TV while watching sports.

 

Janet Hart Mott, Ph.D., CRC, CCM has been in the field of rehabilitation for over 50 years. At present she provides Clinical Case Management services both through the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and Mott Rehabilitation Services. Dr. Mott has developed Forensic Life Care Plans for individuals with brain injuries as well as other disabling conditions since the early 1980s. She serves on Trust Advisory Committees.



Dr. Dan Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy, D.C., graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 34 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dan Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders. His academic rank at the college is that of Professor. Dan Murphy is on the post-graduate faculty of several chiropractic colleges. His post-graduate continuing education classes include “Whiplash and Spinal Trauma”, Neuroimmunology”, “Pediatrics”, “Phospholipid Neurobiology”, “The Neurophysiology of Therapeutic Lasers”, and “Nutrition”. Dan Murphy is the coordinator of a year-long certification program (through the International Chiropractic Association) in “Chiropractic Spinal Trauma”, which is being offered in Minneapolis this year (2012). He has taught more than 1,400 post-graduate continuing education seminars, including classes in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, England, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Panama, South Korea, and Peru.

Dan Murphy is a contributing author to the books Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, published by Aspen, 1996; Pediatric Chiropractic, published by Williams & Wilkins, 1998 and 2011; and Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, 2nd edition, Jones and Bartlett, 2005. Since 1991, Dan Murphy has written a quarterly column in the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic, with more than 80 columns appearing to date. In 1987, 1991 and 1995 Dan Murphy received the “Post-Graduate Educator of the Year” award, given by the International Chiropractic Association. In 1997 he received “The Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., Educator of the Year” award, given by the International Chiropractic Association of California. In 2001, Dan Murphy was honored by the readers of Dynamic Chiropractic as the top vote receiver for the “Our Virtual Chiropractic Association”. He was also awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by the International Chiropractic Association of California, and “Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year” given by Chiropractic Pediatric University. In 2003, Dan Murphy was awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by Chiropractic Biophysics. This award is most prestigious because Chiropractic Biophysics has more chiropractic research studies published in the scientific literature than any other chiropractic group. From 2003-2009 Dan Murphy was the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association. He was honored to be chosen as “Chiropractor of the Year” for the International Chiropractic Association, May 2009 -2010. Dan Murphy reviews articles regarding alternative health issues, which can be accessed through his website at www.danmurphydc.com

Dan Overton

Dan Overton,MC, LMHC, MHP, CBIS, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist who also holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling, is currently licensed in the State of Washington (LHMC), has been an adjunct professor for over a decade with Western International University and has been working with veterans since the beginning of his professional career at the Seattle VA Medical Center in the mid-1980s. Since that time, he has helped develop programs for inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health programs in the public and private sector as a clinician, a clinical supervisor and a program manager. He has worked in the areas of court ordered treatment, crisis intervention and program development with social and health agencies, law enforcement, the courts, corrections and community corrections in Arizona, Wyoming and Washington. He has been formally recognized for his work by the Arizona Governor’s office and Washington States’ - State Innovation Award. He has presented professionally to groups of 400 or more and “brown bag” meeting with local professionals.  

 

Ellen Pinney has served as Oregon Health Authority / Oregon Health Plan Ombudsperson since 2010. Oregon Revised Statute 414.712 spells out the expectations of her position created in the 2009 legislative session. For 17 years, Ellen served as Executive Director of the Oregon Health Action Campaign a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of health systems that give all people access to the care they need, when they need it, from providers of their choice at an affordable cost. OHAC operated a Health Helpline and was home to statewide and local projects focused on Medicaid access and quality including the Expanded Access Coalition and Project Equality, run by and for people served by OHP. Ellen has a degree in Public Policy and Communications from Tulane University. She started her advocacy career as an organizer with ACORN in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

 

Kahyra Ramierez is the Education and Fall Prevention Coordinator for OHSU ThinkFirst Oregon.  She has her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Goshen College in Indiana.  Her studies are inclusive of Psychology, Kinesiology and Nursing.  Currently, she presents fall prevention programs throughout the Portland Metro area as well as A Matter of Balance Programs.


Timothy Roessel is an Advocate for the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness and Traumatic Brain Injury. Timothy advocates for the rights of people with mental health conditions held in jails, prisons, and hospitals across the state. He closely monitors conditions and investigates allegations of abuse and neglect. To do this, Timothy regularly meets with people with mental health conditions held in these places to develop an in-depth understanding of their experiences. Most weeks, he can be caught making the rounds at the Oregon State Hospitals in Salem and Junction City, the Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility, Unity Center for Behavioral Health, and county detention centers and community-based care programs. Timothy has played a key role in partnering with Basic Rights Oregon to review and respond to the new LGBTQI policy that Oregon State Hospital is considering, and partnered with Planned Parenthood of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority to help shape Oregon State Hospital's new sexual health policy. Timothy advocates for youth held in detention facilities to have access to the same level and quality of mental health services as their detained adult counterparts, including the full range of peer support services and participation in patient advocacy and steering committees. Timothy joined the Disability Rights Oregon team in May 2015. His previous experience spans psychology and social services, crisis counseling, juvenile custody services, and long-term care facility management, making him a formidable advocate for our clients across the state.
 

 

Susan Stuntzner

Dr. Susan Stuntzner PhD, LPC, LMHP, CRC, NCC, DCC, BCPC, DAPA, FAPA is the Director of Disability Services at Southwestern Oregon Community College. She works with students and faculty to coordinate academic accommodations, counsels students with and without disabilities, and collaborates with high schools to assist with student transition. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and at the University of Idaho – Coeur d’Alene. In that capacity, she trained students to become rehabilitation service practitioners and rehabilitation counseling professionals and to work directly with individuals with disabilities in numerous employment settings. Dr. Stuntzner has also worked in the field as a psychology staff member, rehabilitation counselor, vocational evaluator, and a behavioral skills trainer. During this time, she has worked with a number of people with various disabling conditions.

Dr. Stuntzner’s research interests include: adaptation and coping with disability, resiliency, self-compassion and compassion, forgiveness and spirituality, development of intervention techniques and strategies, and mentorship of professionals with disabilities. She has written three books pertaining to coping and adaptation and/or resilience-based skills. Her works are entitled, Living with a Disability: Finding Peace Amidst the Storm, Reflections from the Past: Life Lessons for Better Living, and Resiliency and Coping: The Family After. She has also developed two interventions (i.e., resilience, forgiveness) for persons with disabilities to assist them in their coping process. These works are entitled, “Stuntzner and Hartley’s Life Enhancement Intervention: Developing Resiliency Skills Following Disability” and “Stuntzner’s Forgiveness Intervention: Learning to Forgive Yourself and Others.” Both of these have been approved as a self-study course for CEUs by NBCC [National Board of Certified Counselors]. Dr. Stuntzner has written a number of articles and has given various trainings on forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience as it relates to the needs and experiences of persons with disabilities.

More recently, she was asked by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification to develop an on-line resilience course to educate counselors about resilience and its relevance to persons with disabilities and the rehabilitation counseling process. Information about this course can be found at https://www.crccertification.com/resilience-disability.

 

Russell C. Spearman M.Ed. is the Project Director for Idaho's Traumatic Brain Injury Partnership Implementation grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Children's Health Bureau. Since August 2000 Russ has been employed by the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University- Boise. Prior to this Russ was responsible for developing and implementing all aspects related to Idaho's 1915 C Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver for adults with a traumatic brain injury. He is the former Executive Director for Idaho's Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. He is the lead author of "The Use of Medicaid Waivers and Their Impact on Services". Russ was instrumental in developing and transitioning Idaho's nationally recognized Home of Your Own Initiative, a single family secondary mortgage program, that today has assisted over 100 people with disabilities realize their dream of home ownership.  Over the past 34 years he has personally and in collaboration with others assisted in the passage of several pieces of legislation on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities.  Russ received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his Master's degree from the College of Idaho. He is married with two children, one who experienced a traumatic brain injury in 1993. Russ was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers - Idaho Chapter in 2002 as the public citizen of the year for his work with people with disabilities. In 2009 Russ was honored as a health care hero by the Idaho Business Review.

Fred Steele, JD, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown in September 2015 to be Oregon's Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Agency Director of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Fred has focused his career on advocating for older adults and individuals with disabilities, with particular focus on enhancing infrastructure to maximize independence of Oregonians. He holds a J.D. From Willamette University College of Law and an M.P.H. from Portland State University. Fred relaxes in his free time by camping, hiking, and watching sports with his wife, two young sons, and their dog.​

 

 

Tim Titolo

Timothy Titolo, JD, has dedicated himself to the study of medical and legal aspects of litigating traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. Titolo Law Office began in 1990 as a personal injury and wrongful death practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the years, As an active member of several brain injury associations, and the American Association of Justice, Titolo has acquired the experience and knowledge required to help clients suffering brain injury and other serious injury. Titolo Law Office offers clients compassion and understanding, fully aware of how trauma devastates both the victim and family. Timothy Titolo is a respected authority on brain injury law within the professional legal and medical community. Titolo Law Office serves all of Las Vegas and Nevada. They associate with attorneys both in and out of Nevada in cases across the United States. Timothy Titolo works with internationally recognized authorities in the fields of forensics, trauma, brain, spine and catastrophic injury. Mr. Titolo networks with the finest team of experts in bringing a case to trial. Mr. Titolo accepts referrals from attorneys outside the state of Nevada and routinely collaborates with non-Nevada attorneys. Timothy R. Titolo specializes in catastrophic personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI), neck, back and spinal cord injury, and other personal injury from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck collisions. Tim is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is Chair of the American Association of Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. Tim is Secretary/Treasurer of the Inadequate Security Litigation Group. He is an active member of AAJ’s Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, Motorcycle Litigation Group, and Motor Vehicle, Premises Group. Tim is recognized as a Fellow of the National College of Advocacy. Because of his experience handling brain, spine and other catastrophic injury cases, Tim has been invited to lecture at over 50 legal & medical conferences around the country.  

Kayt Zundel

Kayt Zundel, MPA, has been the Program Director for Oregon Health and Science University's Think.First Injury Prevention Programs since 2009. She works to provide, create, collaborate, and share prevention education at both the local and national levels.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors and Exhibitors

 

 


Sponsors

Avanir

Everyday at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., we focus on the research, development and commercialization of novel medical and pharmaceutical treatments for people with central nervous system disorders. That focus, along with the deep seated passion of our people, is fueling the development of innovative medical solutions.

www.nuedexta.com   www.avanir.com
 Robin Schantz   rschantz@avanir.com  503-601-9051


Disability Rights Oregon

DRO

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) promotes Opportunity, Access and Choice for individuals with disabilities.  We assist people with legal representation, advice and information designed to help solve problems directly related to their disabilities.  All of our services are confidential and free of charge.

DISABILITY RIGHTS OREGON (formerly OAC)
610 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97205-3403
(503) 243-2081
http://www.disabilityrightsoregon.org/



KMS


KMS - Brain Injury Rehab Specialists was the first “Specialized Living Facility” in the state of Oregon to focus on brain injury rehabilitation services, KMS has a history of developing programs that benefit our clients (and payers). We offer independence within the structure of a supported living environment that focuses on developing compensatory strategies which allow clients to successfully transition back into community.

Matthew@kampfemanagement.com
503-788-3266



Exhibitors

 

 
 
 

Access Technologies

 

Empower Your Assistive Technology Decision Making

Get up close and person with assistive technologies that will change the lives of individuals with disabilities in their work, home and school enviorments.

 

Assess Technologies, Inc. maintains an assistive technology library with over 2000 products - Stop by our table and ask about our hands-on, guided AT Demonstrations and Device Loan Library options.

503-361-1201  www.accesstechnologiesinc.org/  info@accesstechnologiesinc.org

 

BIAID
BIAID

The Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through support, advocacy and education based on the expressed needs of persons affected by brain injury.

1055 North Curtis Road
Boise, Idaho 83706
Phone: (208) 367-2747
info@biaid.org
www.biaid.org


Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9-5pm Idaho's TBI Ombudsman, Virginia Galizia, Ph.D. R.PH. Contact her at galivirg@isu.edu or call (208) 478-7830


BIAOR
BAOR
The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Inc. is the only statewide 501(c)(3), not-for-profit association dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy and supporting our mission. Services offered are: Information and Referral: We serve as a clearinghouse for community resources through our 1-800-544-5243 toll free helpline, referring survivors, family and professionals alike to community, state and national services, resources, and professionals serving the brain injury community, sending information packets free of charge; Peer mentoring and support for family members and survivors; Support Groups: over 40 support groups throughout the state; Advocacy: working to educate legislators and voters on brain injury issues; Awareness and Prevention activities:; Support Services: dispersing donated computers, volunteering opportunities and work trials for survivors in rehabilitation; Research: working to facilitate research in the field of brain injury by disseminating current calls for input and volunteers on TBI issues; Education: through conferences, workshops, trainings, seminar's and presentations and our quarterly newsletter, The Headliner, reaching more than 6000 members and supporters. 

www.biaoregon.org   800-544-5243  biaor@biaoregon.org




BIAWA

BIAWA

The Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by brain injury. If you or someone you care about is living with brain injury, then you have come to the right place.  Providing educational information about TBI and information about the free services offered through BIAWA.

www.braininjurywa.org/  877-982-4292.



cascadia community bowne clinic

Cascadia Community Bowen Clinic


Bowen Work is a gentle, manual therapy with proven results for TBI.

Clair Darling, LMT
Cascadia Community Bowen Clinic
3295 SW 106th Ave
Beaverton OR 97005

503-317-4873
cascadiacommunitybowen@gmail.com
 






Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq. PC: a Portland law firm where our lead lawyer, is both a doctor and a lawyer. The combination allows our firm to fully understand the wide variety of health problems that can result from an injury. br>
866-843-3476 
www.DoctorLawyer.net





Dunn Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center


"A Compassionate Tradition of Natural Pain Relief and Wellness Since 1915"


McMinnville:
301 NE Dunn Place
McMinnville, OR 97128
Ph: 503-472 6550
Fax: 503-472-1039

Portland: 
5319 SW Westgate Dr. #154
Ph: 503-977-0055
Fax: 971-266-8369
www.oregonwellnesscare.com








Erchonia

Erchonia is the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications. Over the last 16 years Erchonia has researched & developed with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of lasers. Erchonia lasers are proven through rigorous Level (1) clinical trials to prove their efficacy.

 

650 Atlantis Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32904

Toll Free : (888) 242-0571

Ph : (321) 473-1251 EXT 519

www.erchonia.com

 



GCE

GCE, Global Connections to Employment, is a nationwide non profit. As a contractor under the Federal Ability One program, GCE provides jobs for individuals with disabilities that pay competitive wages and offer benefit and advanced opportunity. Each contract site is different. Some are IT Help Desks, while others are janitorial work.

Our purpose at Global Connections to Employment is to help people overcome life’s challenges by providing meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities. Since its establishment in 1986,Global Connections to Employment has grown to become the largest private employer of persons with disabilities in Northwest Florida.

Ms. Jo'el Roth, MS, CRC
Targeted Employment Navigator
GCE |Global Connections to Employment

9660 Perry Ave
Mailing: PO BOX 33125 JBLM WA, 98433
Email: Joel.Roth@gce.org
www.gce.org



Homeward Bound


Homeward Bound - providing residential and day program services to individuals with acquired brain injury

503-640-0818
office@homeward-bound.org
http://homeward-bound.org/
 


 ISliving

Integrated Supports for Living

Chrislyn Prantl
Chief Executive Officer
Cprantl@isliving.org
1880 Fisher Rd. NE
Salem OR 97305
(503)586-2300



kannaway

Kannaway - CBD Products and Beauty "Define"

Erin McCarty D.C. Kannaway.com/9695137
17675 SW Farmington Rd #315
Aloha, OR 97006
303 751 1460
erindc@gmail.com
hempshopsmart.com



 
 

MediaSmack

 

MediaSmack was designed to become the trusted marketing extension of your business. We build long-term relationships with our clients and because of our deep understanding of our clients, we have the ability to continually adjust your marketing campaign as your business grows and changes.

Our SEO strategies & Digital Marketing Campaigns are designed for one purpose; to generate highly qualified leads for your business.

MediaSmack's industry niche has and always will be Law Firms. The Legal Industry is one of the most competitive markets online, and our continued success there has allowed us to expand our success in working with every other industry as well.

We provide:
► Custom Website Design & Development
► Organic & Local Search Engine Optimization
► Search Engine Marketing: Paid Ad Campaigns
► PR: Brand Awareness & Online Reputation Management
► Video Editing & Optimization (YouTube Partnership)
► Social Media Networking & Management
►Facebook Paid Advertising & Boost Ads

Most companies go online to generate Internet leads, but don't know how to refine and target their efforts. We can help you dominate your local market with proven organic search engine results.

Sean Stonehouse
Direct Line: 408-691-5605
www.mediasmack.com
  
 

 

 

 

 MLTCQRAC

The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council: The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council (MLTCQRAC) was established by the 1995 Legislative Assembly to advise the Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities programs on changes or modifications to the Medicaid reimbursement system for long-term care and community-based care services.


Brookhaven

The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) at Brookhaven Hospital is an internationally recognized center for the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and other neurological disorders. This highly individualized treatment program is tailored to each individual with the goal of restoring the highest level of independence possible.

www.traumaticbraininjury.net


 

NW ADA

Northwest ADA Center Provides technical assistance and training around the American with Disabillties Act

Carla Waring
carla.waring@adaanswers.com
503-841-5771

 

 




What we do
- We work with complicated neurological and other health conditions with a brain-based approach.

- We use in-office evaluations and leading-edge lab testing to thoroughly assess the function of your brain and nervous system, immune system, and other facets of your health.

- By looking at how brain function intersects with other systems in the body we can begin to unravel complex health conditions and understand how best to assist with your care.

Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN
Northwest Functional Neurology
4035 SW Mercantile Drive, Suite 112 Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
(503) 850-4526 Fax: (503) 908-1555




numotion


Numotion is the leading provider of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) in the United States. That means we’re helping thousands of people with individually configured, medically necessary mobility products and services. From manual and powered wheelchairs to disposable medical supplies that serve unique medical and functional needs, we are helping more people live more freely.

Our Services
As a convenient, single resource, we provide a wide spectrum of mobility needs to our customers, including:
CRT products and accessories
Innovative lifestyle enhancement products
Service and repair
Medical supplies
Educational courses, events, seminars, etc.

Rick Wallaert Numotion
Director of Payer Contracting
Mobile: 541-914-7203 Fax: 314-449-9518
Richard.Wallaert@numotion.com
https://www.numotion.com


Nutriwest
Nutri-West products are made to the industry’s most exacting standards of quality, purity and potency. Each of the more than 1,200 raw materials used in producing Nutri-West’s tablets, capsules, tinctures and topical gels undergoes regular, random laboratory analysis to assure that it meets the company’s exacting standards. Many of Nutri-West’s products are proprietary formulations developed for the company by distinguished medical and nutritional researchers. More than 20 recognized authorities in the field of nutrition work on new formulations for specific nutritional situations on behalf of the company. Nutri-West products are manufactured and packaged in the company’s own ultra-modern production facilities in Douglas, Wyoming.  Both product formulations and production methods have been carefully designed with the final customer—your patient—in mind.

Mark W. Earnhart, DC
800-458-7606
drmark@nutriwestpacific.com


Oregon Chiropractic Association



Oregon Chiropractic Association


Jan Ferrante
Executive Director
Office (503) 256-1601
http://oregonchiroassoc.com

http://oregonchiroassoc.com


ORH
 Oregon Office of Rural Health

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the quality, availability and accessibility of health care for rural Oregonians..

www.oshu.edu/orh

 
OTLA


Oregon Trial Lawyers Association



Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
319 SW Washington St. Ste 607, Portland, OR 97204
503 223 5587    FAX 503 223 4101  
otla@oregontriallawyers.org
https://www.oregontriallawyers.org/
 


 

Piel Canela PERU

Peruvian Handicraft - Fair Trade Organization:  Alpaca fiber clothing, Finger Puppets. Woven Tapestries, Paintings, Anden Dolls, Musical Instruments, Handmade jewelry, Children's Sweaters, Organic Cotton Clothing.

Maria I. Espinoza
503-930-9146
pielcanela04@gmail.com
pielcanelaperu.squarespace.com

 

 

 

Rain

Rain International is more than the products we sell. From the beginning, we set out to make changes to improve the world around us starting with the health industry and moving beyond its borders into global sustainability, education initiatives, and more.

All nutrition stems from Seeds - every vegetable fruit, herb and plant. Rain International utilizes these seeds, that are gently cold pressed, to make seed oils and flowers bio-available for human consumption. Rain goes to the source of nutrition in the most beneficial plats to unlock powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.



   
Rehab without Walls

Rehab Without Walls Neurosoultions® is an intensive interdisiplinary neuro-rehabilitation program working with clients and familes, in their environments of home and communities.  Offereing PT, OT, SLP, MS, RN for adults, teens and children.  Specializing in TBI/ABI and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Rehab Without Walls® is committed to serving cost effective and durable outcome to our patients. 

www.rehabwithoutwalls.com/   877-497-1863  425-672-9219  Robyn.Weiss@rescare.com




SSA


Alan Edwards
Social Security Administration
17925 SE Division St
Portland OR 97220
Alan.edwardds@ssa.gov
206-605-9621

WADVA
WADVA


Dan Overton MC, LMHC, MHP
Traumatic Brain Injury Program Specialist IV
Office: ( 360 ) 725 - 2223
Toll Free: (800) 562 - 2308
DanielO@dva.wa.gov
www.dva.wa.gov

 

 










 

Payment: Please register online or by printing the registration fax to the office

 

Mail registration forms and payments to:

 

 Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon - BIAOR
PO Box 549
Molalla OR 97038

 

 

Registration, Payment and Refund Policies


To register, please register online, contact us via e-mail at biaor@biaorgon.org

or by telephone at 800-544-5243, M-F, 9-5. Fax: 503-961-8730

 

No refunds will be issues for cancellations; however, registrations are transferable. 

Substitutions are always welcomed and no-shows will be billed.  

 

Please submit payment with completed registration form.
Fees are payable by check, credit card, or state government purchase orders which obligate payment. 

 

All payments must be received by Februaary 15 to be eligible for discount.   Price increases by $75 after February 15.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations; however, registrations are transferable

 

Continuing Education Units: Thursday: 8 hours; Friday: 7.50 hours; Saturday: 7.50 hours; all three days: 23 hours; Friday and Saturday Total: 15 hours






 



 

Accommodation Information

Hotel:
Ask for BIAOR Discount rate  BIA2018

Conference rate ends on Feb 20, 2018

 

Register for Hotel Online

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/bia2018

 

Free Parking for Conference Attendees

 

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235  NE Airport Way
Portland, Oregon 97220
503.281.2500


For Special Guest Room Needs & Assistance contact: 503-335-2862

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