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Agenda



07:00-08:00a Breakfast and Extended Registration


08:00-08:10a Welcome Remarks and Conference Logistics

 

08:10-08:35a Dr. Joel Scholten, VA Hospital Polytrauma and Brain Injury Center, Tampa

"VA Medical Approach: Traumatic Brain Injury, (PTSD) and Polytrauma Patient, Rehab, Community and Work Transition"

08:35-09:05a Dr. Anthony Campinell, VA National Therapeutic Supported Employment, Office of Mental Health

"Therapeutic Supported Employment:

09:15-09:30a Minister Shinoda,Honorable Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Shinoda, Embassy of Japan

"Welcome Remarks from the Ambassador of Japan to the First Annual US Japan International Symposium"

09:30-10:00a Dr. Reiko Fukatsu, Director, Neurology, Japan National Rehabiltation Center for Disabilities, Tokyo

"The NRCD Approach: Patients and Clients with TBI, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Treatment, Rehabilitation, Transition into Community and Work; Interaction with Community Organizations, Families, and Employers

10:00-10:10 Break

 

10:10-10:35a Dr. Michael S. Jaffee, National Director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center,

"Serving active duy military, their dependants and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research and education"

10:35-11:30a Panel
"Medical to Work Transition, Job Placement, Work and Healthcare Sustainment;" Mayer Max, Moderator

  • Dr. Anthony Campinell, VA National Therapeutic Supported Employment, Office of Mental Health
  • Jared Max, Adult on the Autism Spectrum, Animator, Author, International Speaker on Adaptive Environments, Lifelong Development and Disaster Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
  • Mr. Ralph Zaccheo, Admin, VA National Therapeutic Supported Employment, Office of Mental Health
  • Dr. Noelle Berger, VA Hospital Polytrauma and Brain Injury Center
  • Burt Nakasone,Special Agent, Government Executive, Expert on TBI, Supervisor Supports for Return to Work
  • Judith Avner, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association, New York State
  • Patricia Gumson, Office of the Healthcare Commissioner, New York State
  • Dr. Michael S. Jaffee, National Director, Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center, DoD
  • Mr. Michael Snider, Esq., Legal Expert on Employment and Labor Law, Reemployment of National Guard and Reserve upon Return Home

11:30-12:00p Dr. Steven Grant, National Institutes of Health:

"Survey of Research Grants and Inhibition Response Brain Research to Help Veterans with TBI, Individuals with Autism, and Special Needs Adapt to the Workplace"

12:00-12:45p Distinguished KeyNote Speaker and Lunch


12:45-1:15p Dr. Stephen Mott, Director, Pediatric Neurology: Georgetown Medical School and Hospital

"Autism Models: Families and Patients with Clinicians; Cognitive and Neurology Challenges; Treatment to Prepare for: Home, Education, and Workplace; Next Challenges"

1:15-2:15p Panel "Autism and TBI Share Protocols and Experience: Family Referral, Clinical Treatment, Community Transition and Research" Dr. Reiko Fukatsu, Moderator

  • Dr. Stephen Mott, Director, Pediatric Neurology, Georgetown Hospital, Director Ahead with Autism
  • Mayer Max, MindKnit Research, Virtual Reality Attention and Environmental Assessment Research, Education and Career Transition Planning Lessons for Autism and TBI for "Society Inclusion"
  • Dr. Reiko Fukatsu, Director Neurology, Japan National Rehabilitation Center for Disabilities
  • Sheila Max, RN, MindKnit Research, Patient Teaching, Services Integration, and Lifelong Career and Education Planning
  • Jared Max, Adult on the Autism Spectrum, Author, Animator, International Speaker on Adaptive Environments, and Lifelong Development
  • Burt Nakasone, Special Agent, US Government Executive, Expert on TBI Recovery and Lifelong Development Planning
  • Mr. Michael Snider, Esq., Legal Expert on Employment and Labor Law, Reemployment of National Guard and Reserves

2:15-3:15p "Filling in the Seams: Governor's Office, Community, VA Hospital, and Community and Expert Provider Coalition Model for The New York State Veterans Traumatic Brain Injury Coalition" Mayer Max, Moderator

  • Pat Gumson, NY Health Commissioner
  • Judith Avner, Brain Injury Association -New York State
  • Dr. Noelle Berger, Bronx VA Hospital Polytrauma and Brain Injury Site
  • Mayer Max, MindKnit Research
  • Dr. Anthony Campinell, Director Therapeutic Employment Services, VA Office of Mental Health
  • Dr. Noelle Berger, Neuropsychology and CWT, Bronx VA Polytrauma and Brain Injury Site

3:15-3:25p Break


3:25-4:25p Panel: "New Research Connections and Integration Between Veterans in the Community and Support Network; Clinical and Hospital Treatment, and Research and New Therapies," Dr. Joel Scholten, Tampa VA, Moderator

  • Dr. Reiko Fukatsu, Director, Japan National Rehabilitation Center for Disabilities, Tokyo
  • Dr. Steven Grant, Clinical Neuroscience, National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH
  • Dr. William Brim, DoD Centers of Excellence, Center for Psychology and Deployment
  • Mayer Max, MindKnit Research Center

4:25--5:25p Panel:
New "Online Connected Community of Practice:" Innovative connections among: military healthcare, Veterans Health, NIH, community expert organizations; across US and Japan; for TBI, PTSD, Autism; with State, Federal, and Community providers."Dr. Robert Mays, Jr., Office of the Director, NIMH, Moderator

  • Dr. William Brim, Deputy Director, Center for Deployment Psychology, DoD Centers of Excellence for Psychology and TBI
  • Dr. Joel Scholten, Medical Director, Tampa VA Hospital Polytrauma Site
  • Dr. Reiko Fukatsu, Director, Japan National Rehabilitation Center for Disabilities, Tokyo
  • Patricia Gumson, Office of the Healthcare Commissioner, New York State
  • Dr. Anthony Campinell, Director Therapeutic Supported Employment, VA Office of Mental Health
  • Mayer Max, MindKnit Research Center

5:30-6:00p Bus to Embassy of Japan

6:00-7:00p Tour of Tea House Pavilion as Guests of Embassy of Japan