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Neuromedical Interventions for Chronic Brain Injury

  • September 18, 2013
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • The Towers Office Complex *Centre for Neuro Skills 2000 Powell St. Suite 250 Emeryville CA 94608


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"Neuromedical Interventions for Chronic Brain Injury"

Mark Ashley, Sc.D.

Co-Founder and President/
CEO of Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS)

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

4:30-6:30 PM

The Towers Office Complex

*Centre for Neuro Skills

2000 Powell St. Suite 250

Emeryville CA 94608

* Note- Suite 250 is located  on the second floor of building 2000. There is a parking fee of $1.20/20 minutes. Please plan accordingly.

Once viewed as an event, brain injury is increasingly being recognized as having profound impact on neurophysiological processes that appear to impact development of disease which may extend over the lifetime of the individual.  Further, recovery from brain injury occurs over a longer time frame than previously understood, responding to both biological and environmental factors that impact both the rate and extent of recovery.  Neurological rehabilitation is founded in principles of neuroplasticity combined with neural regenerative processes occurring post injury.  Both appear to be environmentally dependent and vulnerable to facilitation.  Derangement of the neurophysiologic milieu occurs during brain injury and can result in lasting challenges to metabolic, trophic, immune, endocrine and neuromodulatory function.  These challenges can result in disease development or acceleration.  Further, these challenges represent real and potential therapeutic targets for ongoing medical and rehabilitative management of patients with brain injury.  While brain injury rehabilitation has become increasingly temporally constrained, neuroscience presents a number of therapeutic options that merit treatment or investigation as therapies that may slow the progression of disease, reverse disease processes, or prevent disease development altogether.

This presentation will help the attendee to:

(1) describe the medical management of a number of chronic medical conditions and novel interventions in metabolic, trophic, immune, endocrine, neurotransmitter and neuroprotection approaches,

(2)  apply the principles of neuroplasticity and neural regeneration and

(3) list existing and potential rehabilitation medicine treatment targets that will be presented against a backdrop of neuroplastic facilitation and neural regeneration.

Dr. Mark J. Ashley is Co-Founder and President/CEO of Centre for Neuro Skills® (CNS), which has operated postacute brain injury rehabilitation programs at facilities in Emeryville, California, Bakersfield, California, Encino, California, and Irving, Texas, since 1978. In addition to his responsibilities with CNS, Dr. Ashley serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of America and California Brain Injury Association. He is the immediate past-Chair of the Corporate Advisory Committee of the American Academy for Certification of Brain Injury Specialists and member of the California TBI INterim Advisory Board. Dr. Ashley serves as the Liaison for the Brain Injury Association of America and the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has participated in preparation of Traumatic Brain Injury Medical Treatment Guidelines for the State of Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and served on the grant review committee for the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund. Dr. Ashley also serves on the Board of Ernie Irvan's Race 2 Safety Foundation, dedicated to Prevention and Awareness of Brain Injury.

Dr. Ashley founded the Centre for Neuro Skills Clinical Research and Education Foundation (CREF), a non-profit research organization. His work has been published in numerous professional and research publications and he has written two books - one entitled Working with Behavior Disorders: Strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and the other entitled Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, now in its third edition.

Dr. Ashley received his Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and a Doctorate of Science from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. In 1995, Dr. Ashley was named Distinguished Alumni of the Year by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is currently an Adjunct Professor for the University's Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences in the College of Education, specializing in brain injury and cognitive deficits. Dr. Ashley is a licensed Speech/Language Pathologist in California and Texas, is a Certified Case Manager and Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST).

NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  NCNF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Approved for 2 hours of CE and QME (CA Worker's Comp) credit.

Questions regarding special accommodations:  Eric Freitag Psy.D, NCNF President at (925) 988-0569 or NCNFpresident@gmail.com



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