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Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehab Conference

November 7, 2020


The 11th Annual Current Concepts in Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. via Zoom.

According to the National Institute for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 1.4 million people sustain a brain injury every year. It is estimated that nearly 2% (5.3 million) of the United States population needs assistance and/or lifelong care due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the National Institutes of Health, there are more than 795,000 strokes each year in the U.S., and strokes cause more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease. 

Learning Objectives

Through lectures and discussion, this year’s conference will address the treatments and strategies for brain injury rehabilitation employed at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute. Conference goals are in line with the missions of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute to advance health, expand knowledge, and improve care through research, teaching rehabilitation services, and medical care.

Target Audience

All nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, case managers, physiatrists/physicians, fellows, and residents involved in the acute care and rehabilitation of persons with brain injury are encouraged to attend. 

Please click here to learn more and register by November 5th.

Course Directors

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist
Centers for Rehab Services

Allyson Yukevich, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, cPAMs
Centers for Rehab Services

Gary Galang, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored By

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, Center for Brain Injury 
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services 
UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

CME Accreditation and Designation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 6.5 Contact Hours

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approve provider of Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 6.25 units of General Access CEUs.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Information

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Amy Pietrolaj at 412-232-4072.

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services used on or consumed by patients.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.