New England Rehabilitation conference to focus on brain injuries

New England Rehabilitation conference to focus on brain injuries

NORTH PROVIDENCE - "Rehabilitation Across the Spectrum of Brain Injury" is the subject of the 20th Professional Development Conference sponsored by the North Providence-based Southern New England Rehabilitation Center this Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 7:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. The annual conference provides a professional forum for discussing complex therapeutic issues in rehabilitation.

This year's focus will be on the challenges facing rehabilitation providers who are caring for brain injury patients. The conference is intended for physicians, nurses, therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, case managers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and others who work in a rehabilitation setting. Continuing education credits and hours are available.

To register, visit or call 401-456-2323.

"We are pleased to once again share the latest information on rehabilitative care with our colleagues from the region," said Dr. Jon Mukand, medical director of the Southern New England Rehabilitation Center at Fatima Hospital. "The care of brain injury patients can be challenging, and we are glad to have an impressive roster of presenters."

The center, which maintains academic affiliations with Boston University, Brown University and Tufts University, recently relocated to Fatima Hospital, a CharterCARE Health Partners' affiliate.

Keynote speakers at the Sept. 27 event will address a number of topics like post concussive headaches, a neurosurgical perspective on severe traumatic brain injury, and aging and long-term management. Along with several educational workshops, there will also be a special guest luncheon speaker, Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein. An author and pediatrician, Roy-Bornstein will discuss the balance between a mother grieving for all her son has lost and a physician determined to turn tragedy into opportunity.

The Southern New England Rehabilitation Center is fully licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission.