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NY TBI Confc_Workshop


New York Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury Program
Best Practices Conference,
Albany, NY, October 16, 2008

MIndKnit Research Center with Veterans Health Affairs, VISN2 Upstate New York;
VA National Therapeutic Supported Employment Program/CWT;
Chairman Secretary of VA Homeless Veterans Advisory Committee;
VA Syracuse Medical Center Polytrauma Program

 

Workshop I: Moses Max MindKnit Research Center, VA, Embassy of Japan, NIH, DoD

Title: Update of the First Annual US Japan “Meeting of the Minds” TBI Conference with Innovations in Science from National Institutes of Health, Japan National Rehabilitation Center for Disabilities, US Veterans Health PolyTrauma; DoD Defense Veterans Brain Injury Centers


Topics include: US Japan exchanges between national healthcare and research leaders for: return to work and community models, legislation for full inclusion of Persons with Truamatic Brain Injury; Brain Mappping and Retraining, and the rights to dignity and self determination for Persons with disabilities such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, and other cognitive challenges.
Presentations from: Minister Shinoda, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan; Dr. Grant and Dr. Mays, National Institutes of Health, Dr. Jaffee, DoD Defense Brain Injury Centers; Dr. Scholten, VA Level I Polytrauma Center,  Tampa, Florida; Ms. Avner, Executive Director New York Brain Injury Association; Ms. Green Gumson, Director, New York TBI Program; Mr. Snider, Snider Law; Ms. Max, Director, National Patient Training Research, MindKnit Research Center; Jared Max, Author and worldwide Speaker in Autism and Cognitive Disabilities; Mr. Mayer Max, Director Moses Max MindKnit Research Center, Researcher, Scientific Expert and Lecturer for enhanced Cognitive Disabilities Assessment and Virtual Reality Communications, for Disaster Preparedness worldwide; and expert for World Health Organization, NRCD, Japan; National Institutes of Health; American Psychiatric Association, UCSD Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference and National Autism Summit;


Workshop II: Moses Max MindKnit Research Center and VA, DoD Partners


“Return with Dignity” of 320,000 Veterans at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury

Topics include: This presentation will feature new “Single Site” Pilot in New York and partnerships between Department of Defense and Veterans Health Affairs; Return to work programs with: community, therapeutic and medical programs; Self support technology for full community, work Inclusion and for life safety for Persons with TBI during national disasters;  national and international partnerships for legislation, research, and community success programs for Persons with TBI;
Presentations from: Dr. Tony Campinell, Chief of Therapeutic Supported Employment Services, Washington, DC; Mr. George Basher, SAMSHA National Pilot Program, NY Test Site; NY; Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Homeless Veterans Advisory Committee, Chairman; Upstate New York, VISN2 Veterans Health Network; Ms. Donna Bejian, Therapeutic Employment Programs, Syracuse VA Medical Center and Polytrauma, Brain Injury Program; ; Mr. Mayer Max, Director Moses Max MindKnit Research Center, Researcher, Scientific Expert and Lecturer for enhanced Cognitive Disabilities Assessment and Virtual Reality Communications, for Disaster Preparedness worldwide; and expert for World Health Organization, NRCD, Japan; National Institutes of Health; American Psychiatric Association, UCSD Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference and National Autism Summit;