7th Annual Alaska Brain Institute 2020

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
One day event with breakfast and lunch included
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM until 06:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Anchorage Downtown Marriott
820 West 7th Avenue
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
FREE to $350.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Please see agenda
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C.E. Credit for University of Washington School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education: 9.00 [pending]
Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
C.E. Credit for NorthStar Behavioral Health/Institute for Medical Quality: 9.00 [pending]
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the providership of North Star Behavioral Health. North Star Behavioral Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for participation in this activity.
C.E. Credit for Therapy - Alaska Physical Therapy Association: 0.90
Application has been submitted to the Alaska Physical Therapy Association and is approved for 0.90 contact hours.
C.E. Credit for Montana Nurses Association Continuing Nursing Education: 9.00
This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved by  the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
C.E. Credit for BH - National Association of Social Workers Alaska Chapter (NASW-AK): 9.00 [pending]
Application has been submitted to the NASW-Alaska Chapter and is pending for pre-approval of Social Work.
C.E. Credit for Brain Injury Association of America: 9.00
Specialization: Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Brain Injury Association of America has approved the event for 9 CEUs to go toward CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist).

Training Overview Description

The Alaska Brain Injury Network and The Alaska Training Cooperative are pleased to present this outstanding educational opportunity. We have an impressive line up of national and local experts in the field of brain injury and two specialized training tracks to choose from. This one-day conference on traumatic and acquired brain injury (TABI) features national and local experts discussing concussion management, neurobehavioral aspects of TABI and screening tools.

Participants will attend general presentations and will select a training track for their specific area of expertise. General sessions will offer insight into living with a brain injury, the landscape of brain injury in Alaska and who's who in brain injury rehabilitation.

Two tracks running side by side: 9 CMEs

Medical Provider Track will cover the basic research on the development on new treatments and biomarkers for TBI along with identification, treatment and management of brain injury through new protocols, testing and treatment methods, enabling medical providers to become more proficient and confident in helping their brain injured patients return to their lives. Curriculum will also include information on concussion management in primary care as well as how MRIs can help in mild/moderate TBI, when to call for them and what will they show.

Support Professionals Track will help professionals working with brain injured Alaskans be more effective and confident addressing neurobehavioral symptoms and substance use following brain injury, why and when to have a neuropsychological evaluation, and the impact of nutrition and diet following brain injury. Other courses in this track include the latest research findings and clinical advances in neurophysiology for TBI.


Physicians Track

Andrew Pieper, MD, Ph.D.: Harrington Investigator, Director of Neurotherapeutic Discovery, Harrington Discovery Institute, University Hospitals
Seminar on basic research being done to develop new treatments and biomarkers for TBI

Support Professionals and Caregivers Track

David F. Tate, PhD, BA, BS: Neurophysiologist. Dr. David Tate is a clinical neuropsychologist trained at Brigham Young University and Brown Medical School. He is heavily involved in medical imaging research used to examine a number of developmental, clinical, and medical disorders including traumatic brain injury and HIV. Dr. Tate has held faculty appointments at Brown University, Boston University, Harvard Medical School, and University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Tate has an active funded research program that explores the biological and cognitive benefits of cognitive rehabilitation treatments for service members with a traumatic brain injury. He also supports the Neuroimaging Core for the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC) which is a multicenter DoD/VA funded collaborative effort to study the long-term effects of mild traumatic brain injury among US service members and veterans. In addition, he has begun working with researchers examining the imaging and cognitive effects high altitude flying has on pilots working in decompressed environments.
Latest research findings and clinical advances in neurophysiology for TBI


Saturday, February 29, 2020, 8am – 6pm
Breakfast and Lunch included

Breakfast 7:20 – 8:00 am

Opening session – both tracks
Amanda McDevitt & Katie Bazin - Brain injury survivor and her caregiver sister talking about their experience

Physicians Track (9 hours total)
Andrew Pieper, MD, Ph.D. - Seminar on basic research being done to develop new treatments and biomarkers for TBI
Cheryl Wellington, PHD - TBD
Gerald "Gerry" York, MD - How MRI's can help in mild/moderate TBI, when to call for them, what will they show
Sheryl "Sherry" Lentfer, OD - How to assess TBI using VOMS
James Bales, MD, Ph.D. - TBD
Renee Cantarini, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC & Eugene Bailey, MD – Case Study workshop

Support Professionals and Caregivers Track (9 hours total)
David F. Tate, PhD, BA, BS - Latest research findings and clinical advances in neurophysiology for TBI
Elisabeth Wilde, PhD - TBD
Laura Kompkoff, OD - Understanding the Collaborative teams of TBI
Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD - Clinical applications and strategies with a workshop
Rebecca Young, LPC - TBD
Paul Bailey - CEO and President of Total Concussion Management LLC - Understanding the Berlin Consensus on concussion in sport and the 11R's for the circle of care

Complementary Networking reception 6:00 – 7:30 PM

*Agenda subject to change.

Download the attached flyer for full presentation information

The 7th Annual Alaska Brain Institute 2020 is sponsored by the Alaska Training Cooperative, the UAA Center for Human Development, NorthStar Behavioral Health System, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Rehab Without Walls - NeuroSolutions, Providence Health & Services Alaska, Alaska Regional Hospital, and the Centre for Neuro Skills.

Event-specific Details

Physician Track $350
Support Professional & Caregivers Track $250

Lodging: Make your reservations at the Mariott through the Alaska Brain Injury Network block of rooms for the conference rate of $139/night plus taxes

Parking: Half price valet parking is available for $6 per day or $12 per overnight.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included.

Please check-in upon arrival.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Developmental Disabilities
All Senior Services
All Health Care
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

Continuing Education Credits. For those pursuing Continuing Education Credits there will be a separate check-in process throughout the day. CE Certificates will be emailed after confirmation of attendance and completion of a required training evaluation.

Registrations are closed