Ninth Annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference-2015

When: March 20, 2015 from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Millenium Centre, 2001 Millennium Place, Johnson City, TN 37604

Registration:  There are four ways to register

In this 9th year of our annual brain injury conference, we take on the subject of brain injury in childhood. The conference is designed to answer specific questions including:

  • how children are injured
  • how they recover
  • the importance of certain interventions
  • how to best facilitate their return to school.

Professionals and family members of children with brain injury will find the information beneficial as they navigate the process of recovery.

Our Present Agenda is:

  • 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
  • 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Opening and Welcome
  • 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Dr. Gregory Corradino-Neurosurgeon
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break with refreshments – visit exhibitors
  • 10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Educational Panel
    • Fredda Roberts – Moderator
    • Kristen Stafford, B.S.W., M.A., Ph.D.
    • Tracy Chitwood, M.P.H., OTR/L
    • Eric Roth, Psy.D.
  • 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Accommodations and Interventions for Children Following TBI-Kristen King, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break – visit exhibitors
  • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Survior Panel
    • Fredda Roberts – Moderator
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Closing and Evaluations

Keynote Speaker:

Gregory Corradino, MD, MBA,

completed his undergraduate studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and his doctor of medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va. Dr. Corradino also received his MBA degree in December 2012 from Milligan College. Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Corradino is accomplished in spinal surgeries such as ruptured or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, pinched nerves (neck and back) and carpal tunnel surgeries. Additionally, he treats patients with brain tumors and aneurysms. Dr. Corradino is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the North American Spine Society. He is the Vice President of East Tennessee Brain and Spine.

Speaker Information:

Tracey Chitwood, MPH, OTR/L,

has been practicing occupational therapy for 21 years and has focused her practice on pediatrics for 18 years. She has a bachelor’s in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. In 2012, she obtained her master’s degree in Public Health at East Tennessee State University with a concentration in epidemiology. She is currently providing therapy services at TalkBack Pediatric Clinic in Johnson City, TN. She provides therapeutic intervention to children birth to 18 years, specializing in helping children develop age-appropriate motor skills, increase core strength, improve muscle tone and coordination, and optimize functional mobility and motor control.

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP , SLP,

is a professor at the University of Tennessee, teaching multiple graduate courses and regularly presents at conferences. She regularly speaks at both state and national levels. Her specialty is traumatic brain injury with an emphasis on mild TBI, especially sports concussions management. Dr. King also does research into the effects of brain injury on attention, memory, semantic processing and processing speed.

Fredda Roberts

is the Regional Service Coordinator for the upper nine counties of East Tennessee. Her office is based at the Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. With her certification as a Brain Injury Specialist, Mrs. Roberts assists brain injury survivors of all ages in her region.

R. Eric Roth, Psy.D.,

earned his Doctorate in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and pursued his Postgraduate Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. He currently works in private practice at Roth Neuropsychology & Behavioral Health Associates and serves as a Neuropsychological Consultant for MSHA and Healthsouth.

Kristen Stafford, BSW, MA, Ph.D.,

is the system-wide social worker for Putnam County, TN, schools; she works with general education and special education students. She has a master’s in Counseling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She is very involved in helping students and their families on 504 and IEP plans.

Conference Speakers have disclosed no financial or non-financial relationships to conference materials.

Below is a brochure that provides additional information concerning the event.

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The Front Lines of TBI

On February 28th, 2013, the Crumley House celebrated its 20th anniversary.  During the Celebration, Dr. Ryan A. Stanton, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky, presented The Front Lines of TBI.  His talk focused on the demographics, causes and prevention of TBI.  Below is a video clip of his presentation.