NJPHA Annual Conference

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New Jersey Public Health Association

In collaboration with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Presents its

2017 Annual Conference

Prevention of Brain Injuries

October 23, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

At the New Jersey Law Center

1 Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ

 

Traumatic brain injuries are a serious public health problem, according to the CDC, with approximately 2.8 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths occurring each year.  Those who survive a traumatic brain injury can face disabilities which may last the rest of their lives.  Fortunately, many traumatic brain injuries can be prevented.  Those attending this conference will learn about evidence-based programs for preventing brain injury, including model programs currently being implemented here in New Jersey.  This content will be of particular interest to people in public health departments and community-based agencies who are engaged in providing health promotion and wellness programs, particularly those with an emphasis on promoting exercise and physical activity.

Speakers:

William A.B. Ditto, MSW, LSW

Former Director, Division of Disability Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Cynthia Boyer, PhD

Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Board Member; private practice neuropsychology; affiliations with Assurance Behavioral Healthcare and CHE Senior Psychology

Special guest speaker:

Cathleen D. Bennett, JD

Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health

Panel: Model Brain Injury Prevention Initiatives in New Jersey

Approved for 5.75 New Jersey Public Health CEs and 5.75 CHES credits

 

Agenda

8:00 AM- 9:00 AM                    Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM                   Welcome and Opening Remarks

Kevin McNally, NJPHA President

Rita Steindlberger, BIANJ President and CEO

9:30 AM- 10:10 AM                  Keynote: William B. Ditto, former Director, New Jersey Division of

Disability Services

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM             Break

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM              Cynthia Boyer, PhD, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Board Member; private practice neuropsychology; affiliations with Assurance Behavioral Healthcare and CHE Senior Psychology

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM               Cathleen D. Bennett, JD, Commissioner, NJ Department of Health

12:00 PM- 1:15 PM                  Lunch & NJPHA Annual Awards Ceremony

1:20 PM – 2:45 PM                 Panel Discussion:

Derek Shendell, PhD              Rutgers University – NJ School of Public Health

Carol Ann Giardelli                   Safe Kids New Jersey

Tracy Noble                                                AAA

Laura Jacobs, MA                     Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

Zenobia Fields                           North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM                   Closing Remarks; Evaluation; Adjourn

 

To register, click on the following link here.

Registration deadline: October 17