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ASSBI Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Working together to improve the lives of people with brain impairment
39th ASSBI Brain Impairment Conference 2016 MACAU
Continuing Education Programme
THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BRAIN IMPAIRMENT Continuing Education Program - 2015. There will be a full day Workshop conducted in Melbourne on 15th May his year and a full- day Workshop is in the planning stages for later in the year. Please note: APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. Don't forget if you want to propose a workshop email Margaret or Miriam Poole and we'll see what we can do to assist  
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
Continuing professional development (CPD): Standards and guidelines under National Registration The Psychology Board of Australia has introduced a requirement of continuing professional development (CPD) in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Thirty hours of CPD per year are required. The first cycle started at July 1 2010 and will finish on 30 November 2011. From then on the annual cycle will be November to November the following years. Registrants are encouraged to identify their learning needs, write a CPD plan to address these needs, and keep a record of their activities. The key elements required include a minimum of 10 hours of peer consultation in individual or group format. For the remaining 20 hours, it is recommended that at least 10 hours should be 'active CPD' involving written or oral activities designed to enhance and test learning. For the detailed psychology guidelines see http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/ The Physiotherapy Board of Australia requirements are broadly similar but are less prescriptive than those of the Psychology Board. Practising physiotherapists must complete at least 20 hours of CPD per year. All learning activities which help physiotherapists maintain competence will be accepted as CPD. These include both formal and informal activities in any mix. For the detailed physiotherapy guidelines see http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/
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Professor Laura L. Murray On Monday 12th October 2015 9.30 pm – 4.30 pm Vibe Hotel, 111 Goulburn St Sydney, NSW “Executive Dysfunction in Acquired Neurogenic Disorders: Symptoms and Management Procedures”   This workshop will provide an overview of executive functioning and how deficits within this cognitive domain manifest in individuals with aphasia, cognitive-communicative disorders related to right hemisphere brain damage or traumatic brain injury, or dementia. The importance of managing executive function disorders will be highlighted by describing interactions between executive function deficits and other linguistic and nonlinguistic cognitive abilities in individuals with acquired brain injury and by identifying the effects of executive function deficits on rehabilitation and functional outcomes. The workshop will also include a critical review of recently published procedures for assessing and treating executive dysfunction in individuals with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. This workshop will cover content of interest to healthcare professionals providing services in a variety settings to individuals with neurogenic communication or cognitive disorders subsequent to onset of acquired brain damage or disease. Most of the research and management procedures reviewed will focus on the adult patient population Learner Objectives: Following this workshop, participants should be able to: 1) Define and provide examples of executive functions 2) List executive function deficits frequently observed in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders 3) Identify quantitative and qualitative procedures for assessing executive dysfunction in in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders 4) Summarize evidence-based direct and indirect approaches for treating executive function disorders in individuals with neurogenic communication disorders SPEAKER Professor Laura L. Murray is a Full Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Cognitive Science and Neuroscience Programs at Indiana University. She teaches courses on normal aging and acquired neurogenic cognitive and communication disorders, and has received several awards for her teaching efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She founded the Indiana University Aphasia Support Group, and continues to serve as a clinical supervisor for that group. Her research interests include examining how cognitive deficits (e.g., attention) interact with the language abilities of adults with neurogenic communication disorders, and developing assessment and treatment strategies for these patient populations. Her contributions include a graduate-level textbook: Neurogenic disorders of language and cognition: Evidence-based clinical practice (in its second edition), and numerous peer-reviewed and invited journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations at the national and international levels in the fields of aphasia, right hemisphere disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and normal aging. Cost  $190 for ASSBI members ($160 early bird*), $120 for student Members ($100 early bird*);   $240 for non-members ($210 early bird*) and $140 for Non-member students ($120 early bird*)   includes morning tea, lunch and GST.   (Students are required to provide a photocopy of their student id to get the reduced rate). * Early bird - if fees received before 19th September
Professor Laura L. Murray On Monday 26th October 2015 9.30 pm – 4.30 pm Rydges Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC “Extra-Linguistic Cognitive Deficits in Individuals with Aphasia: An Update on Assessment and Intervention Approaches”   Extra-linguistic cognitive impairments commonly co-occur with aphasia due to acquired brain damage or disease. This workshop will overview such extra-linguistic cognitive deficits, including attention, memory, and executive function problems, as well as how such deficits may affect communication symptoms and outcomes in aphasia. Currently available assessment tools and procedures and recently developed, evidence-based treatment protocols will be reviewed in the discussion of how these cognitive deficits can be addressed, directly or indirectly, within the context of aphasia management in a variety of healthcare settings. This workshop will cover content of interest to healthcare professionals providing services in a variety settings to individuals with neurogenic communication or cognitive disorders subsequent to onset of acquired brain damage or disease. Most of the research and management procedures reviewed will focus on the adult patient population Learner Objectives: Following this workshop, participants should be able to: 1. Describe attention, memory, and executive function deficits that commonly co-occur with aphasia. 2.   Identify standardized and non-standardized tools and procedures for assessing cognitive deficits in individuals with aphasia. 3. Describe direct and indirect approaches to treating cognitive deficits in individuals with aphasia. SPEAKER Professor Laura L. Murray is a Full Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Cognitive Science and Neuroscience Programs at Indiana University. She teaches courses on normal aging and acquired neurogenic cognitive and communication disorders, and has received several awards for her teaching efforts at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She founded the Indiana University Aphasia Support Group, and continues to serve as a clinical supervisor for that group. Her research interests include examining how cognitive deficits (e.g., attention) interact with the language abilities of adults with neurogenic communication disorders, and developing assessment and treatment strategies for these patient populations. Her contributions include a graduate-level textbook: Neurogenic disorders of language and cognition: Evidence-based clinical practice (in its second edition), and numerous peer-reviewed and invited journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations at the national and international levels in the fields of aphasia, right hemisphere disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and normal aging. Cost $190 for ASSBI members ($160 early bird*), $120 for student Members ($100 early bird*); $240 for non-members ($210 early bird*) and $140 for Non-member students ($120 early bird*) includes morning tea, lunch and GST. (Students are required to provide a photocopy of their student id to get the reduced rate). * Early bird - if fees received before 26th September
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