Upcoming International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) Organized Webinars

Throughout the year leading up to the next International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) Conference, IPBIS will be organizing a series of webinars that will provide participants with a brief overview of the content of a pre-conference and symposium sessions that will form part of the program for the next IPBIS conference in New York City in October 2021 (IPBIS2021).

Date Title Speaker Education Credits
November 12, 2020 at 11am Eastern Updates on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of pediatric disorders of consciousness Erika Molteni, MSc, PhD 1 CME
January 14, 2021 at 11am Eastern Childhood stroke: medical aspects, consequences and implications for interventions Eli Gunnarson 1 CME
March 11, 2021 at 11am Eastern Sensory Stimulation for Children and Youth with Disorders of Consciousness: Recommendations from the developing evidence-base Wendy Magee & Valerie Paasch 1 CME
May 13, 2021 at 11am Eastern Authentic partnerships: a model for building lived experience to co-design caregiver support after the pandemic Caron Gan & Brenda Agnew 1 CME
July 8, 2021 at 11am Eastern Rehabilitation Services and Long-Term Discharge Planning for Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) Patients: A Single Institution Review Kim Davis & Kirsten Fischer 1 CME
September 9, 2021 at 11am Eastern Helping children with brain injury develop executive function skills through the use of apps Michelle Ranae Wild 1 CME

Updates on Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of Paediatric Disorders of Consciousness

November 12, 2020 at 11am Eastern

About the Webinar

Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) including coma, vegetative state, and minimally conscious state can occur following acquired brain injury in children. The literature on pediatric DoC is sparse and there are no specific clinical guidelines for behavioral evaluation or treatment of children with DoC. This webinar will focus on an overview of the preliminary results of a broad scoping review on the pediatric DoC. Further information will be presented at the IPBIS 2021 conference in New York City.

About the Speaker

Erika Molteni, MSc, PhD, FHEA, received her MSc with honors in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy - ’07) with a thesis on time-frequency analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) data from patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) and healthy controls. She then obtained a PhD in Bioengineering ‘cum laude’ from the same university (’12), with a defense on “Development of methods for the employment of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) devices in clinics and research”. Since then, she has been working in the pediatric neurorehabilitation field, focusing on the development of methods for the employment of NIRS, functional MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, EEG and polysomnography in monitoring the restructuring of consciousness, sleep and circadian rhythms at the exit from coma after pediatric ABI. Her past affiliations include IRCCS E. Medea (Bosisio Parini, Italy) and University College London (UK). She has published 40 journal papers and she is reviewer for several journals in the field. She is winner of the ISABEL Young Investigator Award (Rome, Italy, 2010). Dr Molteni is currently affiliated with the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences (BMEIS), King’s College London, UK.

Recording

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CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Childhood stroke: medical aspects, consequences and implications for interventions

January 14, 2021 at 11am eastern

About the Webinar

Stroke is an acute medical condition and constitutes a clinical syndrome caused by either arterial ischemic, venous thrombotic or hemorrhagic stroke. Childhood stroke is receiving increased attention in the field of acquired brain injury, although there is still much to be learned about the specifics of the condition related to prevention, diagnosis, outcomes and rehabilitation interventions. This webinar will present aspects of stroke in childhood, including a brief overview of stroke types and common neurological consequences. Specific cognitive and speech, language and communication outcome profiles will be discussed in light of how these may interact and create functional challenges in everyday communication, learning and participation. Clinical experiences and suggested implications for interventions, individually as well as in family settings, will be briefly presented. These and other aspects will be discussed in further detail by clinicians, researchers and members of the Swedish rehabilitation network for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury in a Symposium on childhood stroke at the upcoming IPBIS conference 2021.

About the Speaker

Dr. Eli Gunnarson is a senior consultant and specialist in Child Neurology at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Since about 10 years, and currently, she is the senior medical consultant in the multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation teams for children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries in the Stockholm Health Care Region. Her work involves medical treatment, clinical and team assessments within the specific neurorehabilitation teams, providing a chain of care for children from the acute, inpatient rehabilitation phase to outpatient rehabilitation and follow-up programs throughout adolescence. The services for childhood ABI in Stockholm include a special unit offering individualized pre-school and school-oriented rehabilitation following hospital care. Dr. Gunnarson’s PhD and scientific background are mainly experimental, with a specific interest in cellular and molecular mechanisms for brain injury, brain edema and secondary injuries as well as neuroprotection. She frequently gives lectures on ABI in children and mechanisms for brain injury both for health care professionals, families and school professionals throughout Sweden. She is engaged in the Swedish rehabilitation network for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury and recently joined the IPBIS as a board member.

Registration

Registration links will be posted shortly.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sensory Stimulation for Children and Youth with Disorders of Consciousness: Recommendations from the developing evidence-base

March 11, 2021 at 11am Central

About the Webinar

Disorders of consciousness (DOC) can occur following profound acquired brain injury. Recovery patterns vary widely for this population with some individuals quickly emerging from a DOC and others remaining in this stage for a prolonged amount of time. There is a paucity of evidence-based interventions and assessments for this complex population, as pediatric-specific research is lacking in this area. This presentation will draw on emerging research and current clinical practice to provide an overview of sensory stimulation approaches that have been protocolized for intervention and research. It will also examine the current theoretical rationale underpinning these approaches. The importance of identifying individualized and personally relevant stimuli across multiple sensory domains will be discussed, with a particular focus on auditory stimulation. Current evidence from the pediatric literature regarding auditory processing of musical stimulation will be briefly reviewed. This will lead on to the introduction of an approach to use music as sensory stimulation in children and youth with DOC. Finally, the potential use of evidence-based sensory stimulation protocols to optimise care for children and youth with DOC will be explored.

About the Speakers

Wendy L. Magee, PhD, is Professor of Music Therapy at Temple University, teaching for both the Philadelphia and Japan campuses. She has practiced in neurological rehabilitation since 1988 as a music therapy clinician, researcher, manager and trainer (Australia, Ireland, UK and USA). As a clinician, Wendy’s experience lies with adults and children with complex needs stemming from acquired neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, degenerative neurological illness and disorders of consciousness following acquired brain injury. Her publications span music therapy, music psychology, neuroscience, medicine, rehabilitation, psychology, and health sociology. The topics of her research include evidence-based practice in neurorehabilitation including a Cochrane Review; measurement tools in rehabilitation; music therapy and identity; and technology for practice and service delivery in health and education. Her primary research topic since 2012 has been developing and validating music-based measures for disorders of consciousness, based in her clinical work from 1990. Her current research collaborations include partners in the USA, UK, Europe, South America, New Zealand and China with a focus on assessment for Disorders of Consciousness.

Dr. Valerie Paasch is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a licensed psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She serves as the Director of Behavioral Sleep Services in the KKI Pediatric Sleep Disorders Clinic and the Director of Postdoctoral Training in the KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology. Clinically, as a pediatric psychologist she provides therapy services to pediatric patients and their families to address emotional, behavioral, and adherence issues associated with chronic and acute medical conditions and rehabilitation needs. Within the field of pediatric brain injury, Dr. Paasch provides clinical consultation and intervention across the inpatient, outpatient, and interdisciplinary clinic continuum of care to children, adolescents, and young adults with brain injuries and their families. She also specifically works with and conducts research with pediatric disorders of consciousness, especially in the area of preference assessments and identifying salient stimuli that can be used with these patients to shape communication, increase motivation, foster family interactions, and improve quality of life.

Registration

Registration links will be posted shortly.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Authentic partnerships: a model for building on lived experience to co-design caregiver supports after paediatric ABI

March 13, 2021 at 11:00am eastern

About the Webinar

Session information to be posted shortly.

About the Speakers

Caron Gan, RN, MScN, RP, RMFT, AAMFT Clinical Fellow is an Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Caron Gan is an Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Psychotherapist, and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist. Professional experience includes over 40 years’ experience in healthcare, with 30 years at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, where she provided psychotherapeutic intervention to children, youth, and families living with the effects of acquired brain injury. She continues to keep busy with a part-time private practice that is dedicated to adults and couples living with the effects of brain injury, PTSD, and neurotrauma.

Caron is a frequent workshop presenter and keynote speaker at local, national, and international brain injury conferences on topics of family adjustment, family interventions, solution-focused rehabilitation, resilience, and sexuality after brain injury. Caron has also authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and five book chapters on Family Assessment and Intervention after brain injury. Her most recent contribution has been the Family Assessment and Intervention after Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury chapter in the Third Edition of Brain Injury Medicine.

Through the Bloorview Research Institute, she led the development of the Brain Injury Family Intervention for Adolescents (BIFI-A), which has been designated a leading practice through Accreditation Canada. She has trained over 400 clinicians worldwide around the BIFI-A protocol including roll-out of the Swedish version of BIFI-A across Sweden. She is also co-developer of the internationally validated Family Needs Questionnaire for Pediatric ABI (FNQ-P). In addition to its use at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, the FNQ-P has been downloaded for use by 18 different countries and translated into 4 languages.

Caron is passionate about her work with caregivers after brain injury. Engaging caregivers with lived expertise and learning from them has been transformative in her professional life as a clinician and researcher.

Brenda Agnew is a wife and a mother of two sons. Her youngest son, Maclain, has severe cerebral palsy and profound hearing loss resulting from a condition known as Kernicterus, a brain injury that results from untreated jaundice. Since Maclain was diagnosed, she has been tireless in advocating for better systems and programs for children with special needs and their families. She is a proud member of both the CHILD-BRIGHT Citizen Engagement Council and the AACDPM Community Council, as well as an active member for other volunteer organizations such as CP-Net, Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee and the PONDA network. Her full-time role is client liaison for Gluckstein Lawyers. She is also a school board trustee at the Halton Catholic District School board. Brenda feels there is so much value in being a part of the research community, whether it be as a participant, a parent of a child participating, or as a family advisor. There is much personal empowerment in having the ability to provide substantial input on how research priorities and projects are created and communicated, and how to incorporate and engage families. Relational research is a priority for her as a parent-partner, and she feels that there are great opportunities to create, foster, and grow relationships with parents and patients. It is for this reason that Brenda is very proud of her work with the Ontario Brain Injury Association and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the development of the Pediatric Caregiver Resource Guides and Workshop for parents of kids with ABI.

Registration

Registration links will be posted shortly.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rehabilitation Services and Long-Term Discharge Planning for Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES) Patients: A Single Institution Review

July 8, 2021 at 11:00am eastern

About the Webinar

Information to be posted shortly.

About the Speakers

Dr. Kimberly Davis, PhD, is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) and an Assistant Professor within the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University, completed a clinical psychology internship at Primary Children’s Hospital and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship specializing in pediatric neuropsychology with an emphasis in rehabilitation at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis is actively involved in service provision across the continuum of brain injury recovery, providing consultation on the Neurointensive Care Unit (NICU), serving as the Attending Neuropsychologist on the TCH Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, and providing outpatient cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy within the outpatient Psychology Service. Research interests include characterizing the trajectory of recovery for children participating in acute inpatient rehabilitation and examining injury and psychosocial factors as predictors of recovery.

Dr. Kristen Fisher, DO completed her medical training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She then continued her training in Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, with an anticipated graduation in July 2021. Her clinical interests and training have focused on the treatment and long term neurodevelopmental implications of acquired brain injury, including meningitis and encephalitis, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, autoimmune encephalitis, and neuroimmunologic and neuroinflammatory disorders.

Registration

Registration links will be posted shortly.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Using apps to develop Executive Function Skills

September 9, 2021 at 11:00am Eastern

About the Webinar

This session explores several common app features and how they can be taught to help users develop and apply executive function skills. We’ll explore and discuss two apps during this session — Inspiration Maps and StrategizeMyLife. These are just two apps within the recommended toolbox of apps to be discussed during our upcoming pre-conference workshop.

About the Speakers

Bio to be posted shortly.

Registration

Registration links will be posted shortly.

CME Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and the International Brain Injury Association. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.