Why you should attend Encompass Health Braintree’s Neurorehabilitation Conference

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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Braintree will host its 40th annual Neurorehabilitation Conference Nov. 16-17. Offering one and a half days of professional development, continuing education, compelling speakers and networking, the conference is an educational opportunity for all clinicians looking to expand their knowledge in the treatment of traumatic brain injury and stroke, as well as a special track this year on neuromuscular disorders such as Guillian-Barre.

Douglas Katz, M.D., medical director at Encompass Health Braintree, is one of many renowned clinicians speaking at this year’s conference. Below, Katz shares why you should attend the conference.

Learn from leaders in the field of neurorehabilitation.

More than 20 faculty are on the docket for the conference, representing multiple clinical disciplines.

Katz and Brigid Dwyer, M.D., also of Encompass Health Braintree, will be speaking on motor and cognitive rehabilitation and using diagnosis and prognosis in treatment planning.

“Our presentation will demonstrate how better understanding of diagnosis and prognosis in our patients can inform the rehabilitation team in assisting in treatment planning, goal setting, discharge planning and in selection of treatment techniques and strategies”

There’s something for everyone—including contact hours.

Clinicians from all disciplines and in all roles are encouraged to attend. The variety of sessions offered during the conference allows each attendee to tailor their experience in a way that best meets their needs, and up to 11.75 contact hours can be obtained through the duration of the conference.

“Anyone working in clinical neurorehabilitation is welcome and, I think, will find areas that will be useful for their practice,” Katz said.

Not only do attendees learn more about treating disorders, but they also learn more about the disorders themselves.

The new neuromuscular track offered at this year’s conference is an excellent example of the education the conference provides.

“We focus on understanding neuromuscular disorders, so when you see someone that has a nerve or muscle or neuromuscular junction disorder or motor neuron disorder, like ALS, you better understand the condition when you’re treating them,” Katz said. “We’re trying to bring a little bit of understanding of the neurology or neuroscience of neurorehabilitation to the conference, as well.”

Be a part of tradition.

Now in its 40th year, the conference is held in high esteem in the world of neurorehabilitation.

“When we ask speakers—well-known speakers and researchers from around the country, even outside of the country, around the world—they say, ‘Oh, thank you for inviting me to the Braintree Conference,’” Katz said. “So it has a certain reputation since it’s been around for so long.”

As the conference draws attendees from across the country, and even some international attendees, the networking opportunities are unparalleled.

Register today to before prices increase.

Regular conference pricing is available now through Nov. 15. Onsite registration pricing will increase. If you are interested in taking your knowledge of neurorehabilitation to the next level while connecting with likeminded professionals, learn more about the conference and register here.