Alamo Head Injury Association



17th Annual AHIA Symposium Agenda



7:30am-8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • Continental Breakfast Sponsored by University Health Systems 


8:00am-8:15am Welcome 


8:15am-9:15am    Disorders of Consciousness

  •  Blessen Eapen, MD, PolyTrauma Rehabilitation Center, South Texas Veteran Health Care System


 9:15am-9:45am Morning Break 

  • Sponsored by Mentis Neuro Rehabilitation


 9:45am-10:45am  Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation

  • Alisa Nola, OD , Optometry Center for Vision Therapy 


10:45am-11:45am    Self-Compassion and Adjustment after Brain Injury

  • JoAnne McGee, PH.D, Rehab Without Walls NeuroSolutions


 11:45am-12:45pm  Lunch and Survivor Speaker

  • Sabrina McCoy


 12:45pm-1:45pm   Ethics for Healthcare Professionals

  •   Jill Hernandez, PH.D., University of Texas at San Antonio


 1:45pm-2:00pm Afternoon Break

  • Sponsored by HealthSouth RIOSA


 2: 00pm-3:00pm     Beyond Workbooks: Functional Treatment Strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury

  •  Rene’ Mills, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIST, Meridian  NeuroRehab Associates


 3:00pm-4:00pm    Behavioral and Cognitive Consequences of  Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

  •  Walt Mercer, PH.D., Texas NeuroRehab Center


 4:00pm-4:15pm Evaluations and CE pick up
























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