Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network will host a think tank on retraining your brain in Long Beach on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The specific goal of Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.) is to create a campus in Southern California for brain-injured individuals needing recovery and/or long term residency and where families can gain insight and information.
To reach this goal and provide the best opportunities for survivors of brain injury to thrive, this year the Network will present a Think Tank Symposium with the theme, “Retraining the Brain: BACK TO BASICS.”
The event will encompass a variety of topics and speakers relating to the importance of and requirements for a healthy brain.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, which has become a standard handbook in understanding and improving the brain. Medina is an affiliate scholar at the National Academy of Engineering and his research has focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders.
Other speakers include:
- Andrew Doan, M.D., a recognized expert in digital media application in clinical medicine and addictions related to problematic use and author of Hooked on Games.
- John Kelley, CEO of CereScan, a functional brain diagnostics company headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
- Dr. Mary Kennedy CCC-SLP, a professor of Communicative Sciences & Disorders at Chapman University, will speak on her many years of clinical and research experience with adults with acquired brain injury and the outcomes and interventions research on a coaching approach used to support college students with brain injury.
- Dr. Dee Gaines, a forensic expert and VA Principle investigator, conducts evaluations for male prisoners, military and sports concussions, individuals with dementia and more while executive producing and hosting the first live neuropsychology show broadcasting weekly on KABC 790AM.
Please join us at Think Tank on April 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cornerstone Building in Long Beach. The address is 1000 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, California 90815.
Cost to attend
- $160, $135 – licensed professionals for continuing education; visit www.thebrainsite.org/programs/ for more information.
- $150, $125 – general public; visit www.thebrainsite.org/programs/ for more information.
- $100 – students with valid student ID.
Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network, B.R.A.I.N., is a non-profit organization that provides education, high quality services and programs along with medical referrals to adults affected by brain injury. Our mission is to advance research, recovery and residual care to brain injury survivors and their families and caretakers. Staff and volunteers show empathy, understanding, and respect to all participants and individuals associated with our organization.
B.R.A.I.N. strives to provide the best in therapy and services with licensed and certified speech therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, occupational therapists, yoga instructors and more. At B.R.A.I.N. you can participate in a variety of weekly classes and groups including yoga for the brain, literacy class, B.R.A.I.N. therapy choir, an expressive language group and a stroke support group.
On Tuesday evenings, B.R.A.I.N. hosts its largest event meeting — F.B.I., or Friends of Brain Injury. It is a time to laugh and play, support one another, learn about the brain and share stories from individuals and families affected by brain injury. Tremendous progress and change has been witnessed from B.R.A.I.N. survivors resulting from the motivation and support given by B.R.A.I.N. members. All of those who enter the Network’s door will be valued and listened to.
For more information about Think Tank and our organization, please visit the Network’s website at www.thebrainsite.org or call the B.R.A.I.N. office at 714-828-1760.
The article above was released by Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (B.R.A.I.N.).