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We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Trauma Rehabilitation Conference held on May 18-19, 2017!  Conference information and presentations for this past conference may be found below.

Conference Brochure

Conference Presentations:

Thursday, May 18

THE ART OF FAILING: SEMINAL TIPS FOR THE PROFESSIONS
Lester Butt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P. (Presented by Ginger Nemenz, RN, BSN, CBIS)

TOO TIRED TO CARE: COPING WITH COMPASSION FATIGUE
Kay Hardin, D.Min.

BASIC OVERVIEW OF SSI, SSDI, MEDICAID, SPECIALS NEEDS TRUSTS, AND ABLE ACCOUNTS
Raymon Harvey

LIFE AFTER TRAUMATIC LIMB AMPUTATION
Mike Horton & Chris Madison

PULMONARY ISSUES IN SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Norma Rivera, RRT, RCP

Friday, May 19

NEURAL PLASTICITY: IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Frank Lewis, Ph.D.

THE CONTINUUM OF CARE FOR BURN INJURIES
Anna Rinewalt, M.D.

REFUSING NEEDED TREATMENT: ETHICAL ISSUES IN REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Chris Hackler, Ph.D.


The conference program is printed below for screen readers:

The Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute, and NeuroRestorative Timber Ridge present the Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Conference 2017. This event will be held Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Little Rock.

This year’s conference features expanded, informative presentations by regional, national, and model system experts.

There will also be an exhibit hall featuring local, regional, and national vendors.

The program will focus on:

  • “The Art of Failing”
  • The Continuum of Care for Burn Trauma Patients
  • Neuroplasticity Following Brain Injury
  • Compassion Fatigue and Caregiver Burnout
  • Disability Rights and Law
  • Amputation Rehabilitation and Prosthetics
  • Issues in Ventilator Dependent Patients
  • Refusing Needed Treatment: Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation Medicine

9.5 Contact Hours/CEUs are pending approval for healthcare professionals.

The Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program is pleased to offer this program at a low cost to participants to help fulfill its goal to disseminate and promote best practice information and support its adoption. This is accomplished by bringing together acute care providers, rehabilitation professionals, and other partners in the system of care for traumatically injured Arkansans.

BAPTIST HEALTH is an approved provider of continuing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


For more information, contact us at atrp@arkansas.gov.