The 9th Annual Conference

Brain Injury: Preventing... Treating…Living


Saturday, October 26, 2013 

The Doubletree Hotel
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN  37406

Conference Registration Fee:

$65 for full day seminar with CEUs

$35 for full day seminar without CEUs 

You may also call CABIA Service Coordinator, Lisa Morgan, at 423-634-1572 or e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to purchase tickets over the phone or by mail-in check.

Refund Information:  No refunds will be made after Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Refunds will not be given for no-shows. 


Target Audience

 This educational conference is targeted for:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Clinicians
  • Case Managers.
  • Rehab Counselors
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Educators
  • and others who serve brain injury survivors and their families. 


Seminar Objectives

 Participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of brain anatomy and related functions.
  • Be able to identify communication disorders related to brain injury and how they may impact rehabilitation efforts.
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of concussion on brain function.
  • Gain a better understanding of spasticity related to brain injury.
  • Understand the behavioral consequences of brain injury and the impact in the home, community, work, and school.


Six (6) hours of CEUs are being provided by Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association through the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga




7:45 – 8:15 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 Welcome/Opening Comments  Gina Del Gardo, Ph.D., CABIA 
8:30 – 9:30
“Concussion in Young Athletes” Andrew Gregory, M.D., FAAP, FACSM, Vanderbilt 
9:30 – 10:30 “Neurons, Axons, Synapses…Oh My!: A Review of Neuroanatomy and Physiology” Brandon Baughman, Ph.D., Semmes Murphey
10:30 – 11:00 Break/Meet with Exhibitors
11:00 – 12:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
  A -  “Language Disruption With Traumatic Brain Injury" Chris Young, Ph.D., Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation 
  B -  “Managing Severe Spasticity” Melissa King, B.S., Medtronic, Inc.
12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 “Brain Injury Today” Lisa Morgan, B.A., CTRS, CABIA12:30 – 1:30  “Acquired Brain Injury…A Change of Mind” Bruce Allen, D.Min. and Laura Allen, M.R.E., Peer Counselors – Marietta, GA
1:30 – 1:45 Break/Meet with Exhibitors
2:45 – 3:15 “Vestibular Considerations in Acquired Brain Injury” Jason Clopton, OD, FCOVD, The Center of  Vision Development
2:45 – 3:15 Break/Meet  with Exhibitors
3:15 – 4:15 Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
  A - “Behavioral Issues Following Brain Injury”  Anita Trowbridge, Psy.D.  (Panel  Moderator), Siskin  Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation
  B – “Brain Injury and the Aging Brain” Michael Scott, Psy.D., Board-certified   Neuropsychologist – Miami
4:15 – 4:30 Wrap-up/Receive CEUs


Travel Directions


From Nashville:  I-24E to Hwy 27N

From Knoxville:  I-75S to I-24W to 27N

From Atlanta:  I-75N to I-24W to 27N 


Then take Exit 1-C (4th Street) and turn right onto Chestnut Street.  Hotel drive on right.

(The Doubletree Hotel telephone number is 423-756-5150)





Complimentary self-parking is offered in The Doubletree Hotel-owned lot, located to the left of the building and based on availability.  There is a Republic Parking area close by.