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2015 BIAM Annual Brain Injury Conference - Keynotes Announced

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Conference Keynotes

March 26-27, 2015

“Making it Happen...Making it Matter”

Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM, Director, Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology - Dr. Jeffrey S. Kreutzer completed his doctoral degree in Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (1982). He is a tenured (Full) Professor with appointments in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College (VCUMC) of Virginia Campus in Richmond. Board certified in rehabilitation psychology (ABPP), Dr. Kreutzer has more than two decades of clinical experience as a brain injury rehabilitation specialist and has substantial experience conducting clinical research.  As VCUMC’s Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, Dr. Kreutzer coordinates the delivery of psychological and neuropsychological services to persons with a wide variety of neurological disabilities. His practice emphasizes holistic rehabilitation, learning and skills training, self-advocacy, long-term needs, psychotherapy, return to work, and family intervention



gordon horn Dr. Gordon J . Horn is a clinical neuropsychologist and Director of Clinical Services for NeuroRestorative Florida in Clearwater.  Dr. Horn’s current research pursuits include brain tumor, acquired brain injury, and normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a condition caused by an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP) due to an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain.  In addition to serving as Director of Clinical Services for NeuroRestorative Florida in Clearwater, Dr. Horn is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in rehabilitation treatment and programming, both inpatient and outpatient, acute care management and neurological intensive care consultation. He is also an adjunct faculty professor at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program. He is a member of the Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology.


michael andersonJ. Michael Anderson, M.D., is the director of Rehabilitation for stroke and neuromuscular disorders at the LifeBridge Health Brain & Spine Institute. He completed his medical degree at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He completed his internship and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Anderson was a fellow at the Lothian Health Board, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Edinburgh, and has taken post-graduate courses ranging from cerebral palsy to industrial musculoskeletal health. He is an associate professor in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Neurology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson is board certified as a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. His clinical interests include rehabilitation of brain-injured patients and stroke rehabilitation.



jennifer fieldJennifer Field, At age 17, Jennifer had her sights set on the Olympics as a world class equestrian rider, when it all came crashing down following a near fatal car accident that left her comatose and brain damaged. Unable to walk, talk, or eat on her own, over the next twenty years Jennifer battled physical, mental and emotional obstacles to regain her life and independence. Against all odds, Jennifer fought back and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wheaton College, to become a sought after professional speaker. Jennifer’s electrifying keynote moves the audience to seek something deeper within them to succeed. The  ersonal testament of the human spirit, the  critical nature of determination and courage, demonstrate for the audience, “If she can do it, I can too!” Jennifer illustrates that believing and having trust in yourself and others is extremely valuable.

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…a group of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the lives and futures of Marylanders affected by brain injury. Since being founded by a small group of family members of individuals with brain injury in 1983, we have grown to become the premier source of information, education, advocacy, and hope for the brain injured community in Maryland. 

Today, membership includes brain injury survivors, dedicated family members, business people,  and professionals from every healthcare field helping us bring help and hope to the citizens of Maryland.

Our Mission... to create a better future through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and promotion of research.

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…brain injuries affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The devastating consequences of a brain injury last a lifetime. Individuals and families need support, information and access to a range of treatment and rehabilitative resources. The work of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland is not only to help reduce the incidence of brain injury through education and increased public awareness, but also to help improve the treatment of brain injury through promoting research and sound public policy.





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