Creating Life after Brain Injury:
Help for the Journey
Welcome to the Hope After Brain Injury 2022 Virtual Conference. Our speakers will share their knowledge and experiences, and together, we will strive to thrive along the journey after brain injury. For questions or more information, please contact Hope After Brain Injury.
Patti Foster, TBI Survivor and Author
Patti is an urgent advocate of brain injury. She serves as Vice President of Hope After Brain Injury, is a member of the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council and is Chairperson of the Services and Supports Committee. Patti is also a member of the North Texas TBI Model System Advisory Council, serves on the Brain Injury Association of America -Texas Division Strategic Planning Committee, and travels often as a speaker for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Patti leans into life as an inspirational communicator and voice-over actor and strives to live her motto: M.A.D. Now! (Make A Difference Now!)
Welcome and Introduction
Randi Dubiel, D.O., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, specializing in Brain Injury Medicine. Medical Director of Traumatic Brain Injury at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas
Striving for Success in Social Settings
Alexis Rosen, PhD, Neuropsychologist will be presenting on socialization after brain injury, including the effects of brain injury on behavior and socialization as well as methods for fostering success in social situations. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas.
Creativity for an Artful Journey
Estefanie Garduno, women’s advocate, research project manager, art mentor and speaker. This presentation will offer the audience an opportunity to promote creative thinking and generate imaginative ideas. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
Serendipity: How Being a Brain Injury Doctor Helped Me Be a Better COVID Doctor
Juan A. Cabrera, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, with specialization in Brain Injury Medicine. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
Along for the Ride: Finding Peace Wherever You Are
Kathleen “Kat” Millione, PT, DPT, CBIS. Kat is a physical therapist specializing in brain injury rehabilitation, as well as a fitness and yoga instructor. She will demonstrate practical strategies for finding peace through movement and mindfulness. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas
“Pack” a Peer: The Importance of Peer Mentoring
Stephanie Calhoun and Audrey Self are administrators of the Traumatic Brain Injury Peer Mentoring Program at Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas. They will introduce what is peer mentoring and how peer support can help with the journey after brain injury.
Packing a Purposeful Playlist
Chad Harmon, MA, MT-BC and Siobhan Kelley, MT-BC. Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas, Texas. These two board-certified music therapists will share with you how to pack a “purposeful playlist” for your journey.
Roundtable Discussion with brain injury survivors and their care partners sharing their own personal journeys following brain injury - Hosted by Deana Adams, PhD, LPC-S president and founder of Hope After Brain Injury and Patti Foster, TBI survivor, advocate and author.
Thank you for participating in the 2022 Hope After Brain Injury Annual Conference. We hope that some of the topics discussed today will help you or a family member find strength to thrive during your journey after brain injury.
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