2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Brain Injury 2004
Portland, Oregon


“Sleep, Mood, and Behavioral Disorders” is the theme for the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 1-2, 2004.  The conference will be held at the Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel and is hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Oregon.


Presentations will highlight the latest research, diagnosis and treatments for brain injuries and behaviors resulting from injuries, cutting-edge basic and clinical research, and new therapies and medications.


Friday’s program will be targeted to medical and legal professionals, service providers, non-profit and government agency case staff.   Saturday’s program will add a community track intended to attract persons with brain injury, their families, friends and other caregivers, as well as social workers, case managers and advocates. 

Speakers include:

·     Lieutenant Betty Hastings, MSW, federal coordinator for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program with the Indian Health Service (HIS), and former Director of the TBI State Grant Program, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

·     Alta Bruce, Chair, Indigenous BIA, Injury Prevention Specialist, Indian Health Service, ND

·     Manfred Tatzmann, Michigan State TBI Grant Director-How to navigate the system and design your own survivors guide,

·     Pennie Seibert, Professor Chair of Psychology Department Director of Applied Psychological Science Research Institute Director of Research, Idaho Neurological Institute at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders Undermine TBI Recovery

·     Ted Becker, PhD, Washington-Case Presentations on Physiological Measurement of Fatigue Following Brain Injury.

·     Chris Persel, Centre for Neuro Skills - Behavioral issues and TBI

Continuing education credits will be offered for physicians, nurses/nurse practitioners, case managers, social workers, etc. 

We are offering training and examination for Level 1 AA Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS)

Join national, state, and local policy makers, physicians, health care professionals, health agencies, business and education communities, Brain Injury Association members, survivors and family members, and advocates from 12 states and leading health stakeholders at the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest regional conference.

The conference program will enable health professionals to discuss current practices and state and community representatives to discuss strategies  designed to significantly improve access to resources, support mechanisms, and various marketing and advocacy strategies for the next year or more for each states.

More specifically, with this vision in mind, the 2004 Conference will look at:

  • Recent trends in Brain Injury diagnosis and treatment
  • Cutting-edge basic and clinical research
  • New therapies and medications
  • Brain injury coalition efforts
  • Improving communication and collaboration between state and community
  • Physician and health care provider education and skill building
  • School-based brain injury interventions
  • Survivor education and skill building
  • Community-based interventions-including for indigenous people
  • State and local legislation and advocacy


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