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Culture, Ethnicity, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The International Brain Injury Association has just announced The First International Conference on Culture, Ethnicity, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation to be held in Washington, D.C. area, U.S.A., March 12 and 13, 2009 at the Marriott Crystal City.

They have issued a Call for Abstracts with a deadline of Deadline November 1, 2008.

Here is some information supplied by the conference sponsors:

Rehabilitation providers often struggle in their efforts to effectively serve survivors and family members who come from very different cultures and speak different languages.  This conference will bring together brain injury rehabilitation experts from different countries and cultures to discuss and share ideas regarding effective assessment, intervention, and research practices. Program faculty include speakers from Asia, Australia, South America, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, and the United States. 

A full spectrum of topics relating to neurobehavioral, cognitive, functional, vocational, psychosocial, family, and medical aspects of rehabilitation will be addressed via lectures, workshops, panel presentations, and posters. Sessions will also focus on health care disparities, successfully conducting research with multi-ethnic populations, and meeting the clinical care needs of diverse patient populations.

Contact: If you have questions or would like more information about the conference please contact Juan Carlos Arango, Ph.D., USA; e mail  or at 804 828-8797.

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