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Craig Hospital hosts third Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado

Craig Hospital to host third Brain Injury Summit in Vail, Colorado
The conference will be held January 11-14


Englewood, CO—Craig Hospital will host the third ever Brain Injury Summit for professionals in the specialized field of brain injury rehabilitation, January 11-14, in Vail, Colorado. This state-of-the-art, three-day event will feature nationally and internationally recognized leaders practicing in clinical brain injury treatment, rehabilitation, and research.

“We are thrilled to bring together some of the brightest minds in the field of brain injury research and care—from around the world—to inspire new ideas,” said Amy Berryman, OTR, MSHSA, Occupational Therapy Supervisor at Craig Hospital and Chairperson for the 2015 Brain Injury Summit.

The conference will begin with remarks from renowned Neuropsychologist and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Professor Jennie Ponsford, PhD; Ponsford is coordinating one of the world’s largest longitudinal outcome studies, tracking more than 2000 patients over 20 years following traumatic brain injury. Her talk is entitled Achieving Meaningful Outcomes: The Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitationists Challenge.

Geoffrey T. Manley MD, PhD, will close the conference with the plenary, Pulling it all Together: Crossing the Bridge between Translational Neuroscience and Best Clinical Rehabilitation Practices. Manley is the Chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is a trauma neurosurgeon with clinical interests in brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurocritical critical care. His translational research interests span from the laboratory to the bedside.

“This an important opportunity for applicable education and networking within the brain injury professional provider community. We anticipate this meeting will stimulate important discussions and exploration into crucial topics necessary for evidence informed treatment and meaningful research of brain injury in the future,” said Alan Weintraub, MD, Medical Director of the Brain Injury Program at Craig Hospital.

The Brain Injury Summit is endorsed by theBrain Injury Alliance of Colorado, Brain Injury Association of America, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, the North America Brain Injury Society, and the United States Brain Injury Alliance.

The conference is sponsored by a number of organizations, including major event sponsors Bachus and Schanker, LLC, and Burg Simpson.

Learn more about the conference at  braininjurysummit.org


About Craig Hospital

Craig Hospital in Denver, CO, is world-renowned for the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit, free-standing rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital that provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, and long-term follow-up services. Half of Craig's patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig is designated by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) as a Model System Center for both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is the NIDRR National Statistical TBI database for the other 16 Model System Centers in the U.S. Craig received the prestigious Magnet Recognition® for quality in nursing, in 2005-2010 and 2011-2015 and the Magnet Prize® Award in 2012. Craig Hospital has received the NDNQI® award as the nation's top rehab hospital by the American Nurses, three out of the past four years. In 2013 and 2014, Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Work Place" by the Denver Post, and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. Craig has been ranked as a Top Ten rehabilitation center by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years, since the rankings began. www.craighospital.org