BIAM 2014 Annual Conference
March 20-21, 2014
“Cherish Today...Challenge Tommorow”
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The Brain Injury Association of Maryland welcomes its new Keynote Speakers to 2014 Annual Conference.
Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn presently holds the position of Professor and Co-Director of the Neurocognitive Assessment Laboratory and Section Head, Neurocognitive Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, with joint appointments in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UVA Medical and Engineering Schools. He is also one of the founders of the UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute. Dr. Barth is a member of the NFL Players Association Concussion Committee and works with the Department of Defense and the American Academy of Neurology on the development of concussion management guidelines..
Joanne Finegan, MSA, CTRS - Earning her degree in 1983 from Pennsylvania State University was an early stepping stone for Joanne Finegan, ReMed Recovery Care Center’s CEO and Managing Partner. Finegan leads ReMed, a rehabilitation and supported living provider for people with acquired brain injury, utilizing her skills as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, her Masters Degree in Administration (West Chester University, 1990) and her years of experience specializing in brain injury treatment. She has worked continuously on educating others on the impact and lifelong effects of brain injury and utilizes ReMed’s “real life rehabilitation” model as her foundation. She leads ReMed by applying practical management, communication and leadership skills in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Finegan is a well-known presenter and publisher on key issues related to brain injury, such as funding and resources, long-term supports, adjustment, socialization, sexuality, recreation and leisure.
Rosemary Rawlins is the blogger of “Learning by Accident: A Blog About Caregiving and TBI” for BrainLine.org, an award winning WETA multimedia site. She is also the author of a book by the same name, “Learning by Accident” , a caregiver’s story about the intense two-year period following her husband’s severe traumatic brain injury — a result of being struck by a car when riding his bicycle. Rosemary has eight years experience in full-time caregiving for loved ones with brain injury, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia presented Rosemary and her family with the “2011 No Barriers Award” in September 2011. Their story was featured in the New York Times Science Section on January 10, 2012.
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