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Join us for this one and a half day Conference with stimulating courses presented by IM Providers and Leading Research partners.
Learn how other professionals are utilizing the IM System in their practice, creative ways to modify IM to suit your patient's needs and research underway. You do not need to be certified to attend this Conference, although we are offering a certification course at the same location on Friday, 10/26/12 from 7:45 am to 5:15 pm.
IM Professional Conference 2012 – Schedule October 26, 2012 5:30 – 6:30pm Registration Check-In Cocktail Mixer & Hors D'oeuvres October 27, 2012 7:00 – 8:00am Late Registrations & Check-In Continental Breakfast GENERAL SESSION 8:00 – 8:30 Opening Remarks Matthew Wukasch, CEO GENERAL SESSION 8:30 – 9:00 The Joy and Grief of IM Training: Words from a Survivor. Brad & Lori Schmidt GENERAL SESSION 9:00 – 10:30 Keynote Address: I think…therefore IM Kevin McGrew, PhD Break & Poster Session 10:30 – 10:45 Using Traditional and Nontraditional Ways to Keep Children Motivated During IM Sessions Wendy Harron, OTR/L Room A Room B 10:45 – 11:45 Picking up the Slack: Using IM-Home to Help 'At-Risk' Middle and High School Students Patients with Alzheimer's Improve Using Interactive Metronome Mary Jones, OTR/L, LMT, CIMT Carol Lampe MA, Sped
Certified Behavior Specialist
Clinical Director - Brain Development
Centers Randee VanNess, MS
CEO- Brain Development Centers
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch GENERAL SESSION 1:00 – 2:30 Immediate Effects of Interactive Metronome on Cognition and Electrocortical Functioning in Recovery from Blast Related Traumatic Brain Injury Lonnie Nelson, PhD Room A Room B 2:30 – 3:30 Advanced IM for Pediatrics: Practical and Innovative Techniques to Take Your IM Practice to the Next Level IM and Fall Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Approach Dillen Hartley, OTR/L Dara Coburn, MS, CCC-SLP & April Christopherson, OTR/L Break & Poster Session 3:30 – 3:45 From Special Ed to Honor Roll Mary Jane Martin, MEd GENERAL SESSION 3:45 – 4:45 Delivering the IM System (IM Pro & IM-Home) with Clinical Success Sherry Hardy, MEd & April Christopherson, OTR/L Poster Session 4:45 – 5:00 Ensuring Profitability & Success with IM-Home Reid Christopherson 5:30 – 6:30 Cocktail Hour 6:30 – 8:00 Dinner October 28, 2012 7:00 – 8:00am Check-In Continental Breakfast GENERAL SESSION 8:00 – 9:00 An Effective Model of Large-Scale IM System Delivery: A Collaborative Effort Between Hardy Brain Training and Boys & Girls Club of America Sherry Hardy, MEd Break & Poster Session 9:00 – 9:15 IM Resolved My PTSD Dana Merritt, CCC-SLP Room A Room B 9:00 – 10:00 Family Communication: What to Expect During IM Training A Compilation of Research Results on the Positive Effects of the Interactive Metronome Working with Post CVA Clients April Christopherson, OTR/L Leonard Trullijo, PhD Room A Room B 10:15 – 11:15 Beating Dyslexia: Get in Sync Use of IM with Degenerative Disorders of the Central Nervous System - and Beyond… Barbara Fuoco-McCooley, MA, CCC-SLP Mary Jones, OTR/L, LMT, CIMT GENERAL SESSION 11:15 – 12:15 Ask the Experts – Question & Answer Period with Conference Presenters April Christopherson, OTR/L
Barbara Fuoco-McCooley, MA, CCC-SLP
Brad Schmidt, BS, OT Graduate Student
Carol Lampe MA, Sped
Dara Coburn, MS, CCC-SLP
Dillen Hartley, OTR/L
Kevin McGrew, PhD
Leonard Trullijo, PhD
Lonnie Nelson, PhD
Lori Schmidt, Educator
Mary Jones, OTR/L, LMT, CIMT
Sherry Hardy, MEd
GENERAL SESSION 12:15 – 12:30 Closing Remarks Post-Test CEUs
1.15 ASHA CEUs (11.5 contact hours)
1.1 AOTA CEUs (11 contact hours)
1.1 BOC CEUs (11 contact hours)
Individual price on or before August 31: $347
Individual price after August 31: $397
Group price (2+) on or before August 31: $327
Group price (2+) after August 31: $377
Register before August 31, 2012 to receive the registration discounts!
UCLA's Daily Bruin covers the Human Connectome Project with Drs. Toga, Van Horn, and Thompson.
A collaborative project at UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging looks at how the brain integrates neural information to help scientists better understand brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's, autism and multiple sclerosis. The Human Connectome Project, which was established in 2009, is the first of its kind in the field of connectomics, which is the study of interactions between different parts of the nervous system, said Arthur Toga, director of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging who is one of the principal investigators.
NEWS CONFERENCE: EFFECTS OF COMBAT ON AGING VETERANS, WOMEN WARRIORS, FAMILIES
University of California, San Francisco
Jennifer O'Brien, Interim Executive Director/News
Source: Steve Tokar (415) 221-4810 x5202 or 722-3359 (cell)
Web: www.ncire.org, www.ucsf.edu
June 20, 2012
-Prevention of Dementia In Aging Veterans
-Challenges Facing Women Warriors
-Effects of Multiple Deployments on Families and Communities
In association with The Brain at War conference on the neurocognitive consequences of combat, sponsored by NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute
Thursday, June 21
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Library, 11th Floor
Marines' Memorial Club and Hotel
609 Sutter St., San Francisco
WHAT: A news conference about:
-Growing evidence that post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury put older Veterans at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
-The unique challenges facing the first generation of American women to directly participate in combat operations
-The long-terms effects of multiple deployments on military families and on communities
-General (Ret.) Peter W. Chiarelli, former US Army Vice Chief of Staff and CEO of One Mind for Research
-Michael Weiner, MD, Director, Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases, San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
-Kristine Yaffe, MD, geriatric psychiatrist, SFVAMC and UCSF
-Thomas Neylan, MD, Director, Stress and Health Research Program, SFVAMC and UCSF
-Aoife O'Donovan, PhD, Mental Health Researcher, SFVAMC and UCSF
-Captain Rebecca Murga, U.S. Army Reserve: Personal perspective on women serving in combat operations
Family and Community:
-Karen Kelly, Gold Star mother, advocate for military families, wife of Lieutenant -General John F. Kelly, USMC, Senior Military Advisor to the Secretary of Defense
-Sergeant Major (Ret.) Wayne Bell, USMC, former Sergeant Major of the 1st Marine Division, advocate for Veterans and military families
About The Brain at War: The Brain at War is the leading national conference on the neurocognitive consequences of combat and their effects on service members and Veterans.
About NCIRE: The nonprofit research institute associated with the San Francisco VA Medical Center, NCIRE supports the largest biomedical research program in the VA system. Our mission: Advancing Veterans Health Through Research.-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Everyone has had the experience of reading a few pages of a book and then suddenly noticing none of it has gone in. But how common is this experience?
A study by Schooler et al., (2004) suggests it's fairly common:
"On average participants caught themselves zoning out approximately 5.4 times during the 45 min reading period. Several findings were consistent with the hypothesis that people are often (at least initially) unaware of the fact that they are zoning out."
This means you're not always aware of when you're zoning out. To combat this the experimenters used a system to catch people zoning out. This found that they were zoning out from reading about 13% of the time. And what were they thinking about while zoning out?
"...they were only very rarely (less than 3%) thinking about what they were reading when they reported zoning out. Although they sometimes reported thinking about nothing at all (18%), more often participants reported thinking about specific things, such as school-related topics (27%), fantasies (19%), and themselves (11%)." (Schooler et al., 2004)
So we are often unaware that our minds are wandering from what we are reading, even when it's a gripping Amazon bestseller rather than a boring textbook.
In fact, mind wandering is very common:
"Killingsworth and Gilbert (2010) sampled the experience of 2,250 US adults at random intervals. Each time participants reported, through their smartphone, how they were feeling and what they were doing. Almost half the time people were asked, at that moment their minds were wandering from whatever they were doing—43% to pleasant topics, 27% to unpleasant topics and the rest to neutral topics. The only time their minds weren't wandering was when they were having sex." (From: Does Keeping Busy Make us Happy?)
If our minds wander only 13% of the time when we're reading, that's actually pretty good compared to an average of 50% for everyday life.
Image credit: Mark Sebastian
It's because creativity is mysterious. Just ask any scientist, artist, writer or other highly creative person to explain how they come up with brilliant ideas and, if they're honest, they don't really know.
But over the decades psychologists have given ordinary participants countless tests, forms and tasks and conducted hundreds of hours of interviews. From these emerge the psychological conditions of creativity.
Not what you should do, but how you should be...
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