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2015 Brain Institute

4th Annual Brain Institute

NOVEMBER 4-6, 2015

Alyeska Resort (Girdwood, AK)

“Putting Together the Pieces: Understanding Complex Issues After Brain Injury” 

Featuring National and International Experts:

Michael R. Yochelson, MD, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

Carolyn Lemsky, Ph.D., Community Head Injury Resource Services

Huw Williams, Ph.D., Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research


Thank you to all the sponsors, presenters, attendees, and organizers for making this event a high-level training academy for Alaska providers.

Attendees please note the upcoming events:

Follow Up Webinars:  Two follow up webinars are included in the registration fee and are a requirement for reimbursement.  They are scheduled for December 8, 2015 (12:00-1:30pm) and January 12, 2016 12:00pm-1:30pm. Presenters include:  Dr. Amy Murphy, DO Brain Injury Specialist and Eric Boyer, Suicide Prevention Trainer.  Details will be posted and emailed to participants as they become available.

Program Details:   The Brain Institute took place on November 4-6, 2015 at the Alyeska Hotel in Girdwood, Alaska.  Attendees, if you are interested in presentations and materials from the event, please visit the 2015 Attendee Login Page.  Click here to view the Brain Institute Draft Agenda.

Registration:   Application/Registration deadline is closed.  Registration is limited to 100 applicants.

Cost:  Fees for the 2.5-day conference are $375.00*. Payment Due By September 30, 2015. (Conference fee includes lunch on day 1 & 2, plus your conference packet). *$75.00 of registration costs will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the 2.5-day institute in November and two follow-up teleconferences in December and January.

Cancellation/Refund policy: If you are unable to attend, we are not able to offer a refund, but you may send a substitute staff member.

Location: Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, AK.  For travel information to and from the hotel, click here.

CEUs available:  Free CME and Nursing CEU (16 hours). Applications in process for Alaska Psychology Association (AK-PA), Alaska Occupational Therapy Association (AKOTA), and Alaska Physical Therapy Association (AKAPTA).  For more information please contact Eric Boyer, or 907 264-6257

Nursing CEU: You will receive CEs following successful completion AaNA.anniversaryLogo_61of the training.  The continuing education credits for this event are being co-provided by the Alaska Nurses Association (AaNA) and the Trust Training Cooperative. Alaska Nurses Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  For more information please contact Eric Boyer, or 907 264-6257



2015 Brain Institute Partners and Sponsors include:

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 Sponsorship Opportunity

The Brain Institute is a premier networking event and only possible with your support! To view the sponsorship letter, including benefits and amounts click here: 2015 Brain Institute Sponsor. For more information, please contact Tawny Buck at (907) 274-2822, or email


Presenter Bios

Dr. Michael Yochelson is Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and is Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation, neurology and brain injury medicine. Click here to read more.

Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is Clinical Director at Community Head Injury Resource Services in Toronto, Ontario.  Dr. Lemsky completed specialized training in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. She came to CHIRS with experience from a variety of rehabilitation settings including the Rehabilitation Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.  Click Carolyn Lemsky Bio to read more.

Professor Huw Williams is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University.  He gained his PhD and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor. He was on the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC) for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely and Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia. He has honorary positions with the OZC and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Emergency Department. He has published papers and books and held grants in a range of areas of Clinical Neuropsychology – particularly on neuro-rehabilitation. Click here to read more.

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