PRESENTER

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner image

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Heidi Reyst, PhD, CBIST
President
Sage Solutions Group

Angie Jackson, MS-CCC/SLP; MBA; CBIST
Clinical Educator
Pate Rehabilitation

Dave Anders, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIST
Clinical Director
On With Life

Mohan Ganesan

Mohan Ganesan, PT, PhD, CBIST
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Clarke University

Wendy Waldman

Wendy Waldman, BSW, CBIST
Local Support Network Leader
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana

Certified Brain Injury Training: The Official Academy Of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)  TWO-DAY COURSE

TWO DAYS  Friday – Saturday 12 – 13 April 2019

TIME  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM  (lunch break 1:00 – 2:00 PM)

FORMAT  2-Day instructional course

ROOM LOCATION  To be determined

TOPIC AREAS   Brain Injury, Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)

CAREER LEVEL Intermediate


WHY ATTEND

  • Brain injury-serving organizations value hiring and training CBIS certified staff, because this allows them to work with and promote clinicians who:
    • Understand the unique needs of persons recovering from brain injury and
    • staying abreast of current resources in the field.
  • Get continuing education units/credits
  • Network
  • Pop into ACRM Community group meetings & experience what ACRM is all about

“I strongly believe that professionals who work with individuals with brain injury will definitely benefit from this useful and informative course, resulting in a more comprehensive understanding of brain injury and improved patient care.” —Mohan Ganesan, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Clarke University, Dubuque, Iowa

“The two-day course enables you to see the continuity of the topics (from anatomy-physiology to policy- regulations). The presenter’s personal experiences brought a context to the topics, which was helpful to remember the details.” —Course attendee, Asha K. Vas, PhD, OT, Assistant Professor, Texas Woman’s University

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This Course and the CBIS Certification Exam are intended for direct-care paraprofessionals at all levels and experienced professionals who want a strong foundation in best practices for brain injury rehabilitation.

The ACBIS Course is designed to prepare participants to sit for the (optional) CBIS Certification Exam, which will be offered at the end of the course on 12 April.

Earn up to 12 hours of CME/CEUs

 


Limited capacity — Secure your seat


DESCRIPTION

The Brain Injury Association of America offers a national certification program through its Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS).

This two-day training is the official course designed to prepare participants to sit for the Certification Exam and join more than 6,000 Certified Brain Injury Specialists worldwide.

To obtain certification, candidates must complete the required work experience/training and pass an examination.

The (optional) exam will be offered at the end of the course on 12 April.

The course will focus on:
• Diagnostic imaging
• Medical, physical, cognitive, neurobehavioral, and psychosocial consequences
• Pediatrics, adolescents, and aging with a TBI
• Concussions and mTBI
• Disorders of consciousness
• Rehabilitation philosophy, outcome measurement, and care management
• Effect of injuries on families
• Cultural, gender, and sexuality issues
• Military populations
• Neuropsychology
• Participation and return to work

*Participants who wish to sit for the proctored certification exam immediately following the training, must apply for testing no later than 1 April. 

The latest edition of the Essential Brain Injury Guide (EBIG 5.0) also supports preparation for the Certification Exam and is available for purchase from BIAA at https://shop.biausa.org/


Learning Objectives

  1. Define or describe topics including: diagnostic imaging; medical/physical/cognitive/neurobehavioral/psychosocial consequences; pediatrics/adolescents/aging/military populations; concussions/mTBI; disorders of consciousness; rehabilitation philosophy; outcome measurement; care management; family/cultural/gender/sexuality issues; neuropsychology; participation/return to work
  2. Demonstrate learning in a written examination
  3. Earn a national credential

CME/CEUs

Receive a GENERAL CERTIFICATE of ATTENDANCE to secure CME/CEUs of your choice on your own.

Continuing education hours will be offered for the following professionals:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists (California Only)
  • Speech-Language Professionals (ASHA)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Physicians (ACCME)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • 16 hours of live instruction (two 8-hour days), continuing education credit processing

  • 12 Hours CME / CEUs: Continuing Education in your choice of 10 disciplines.

  • Downloadable slides: Password-protected access to downloadable training materials

  • Opportunity to sit for CBIS Certification Exam (additional fee and prequalification required)

  • NON-MEMBERS: receive 6-months introductory ACRM membership

BODY OF ABSTRACT

Brain injury-serving organizations value hiring and training CBIS certified staff, because it allows them to work with and promote clinicians who understand the unique needs of persons recovering from brain injury and staying abreast of current resources in the field.


ACRM ACBIS Review Course and Exam Application & Payment Procedures 

A pre-conference Certified Brain Injury Training: The Official Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) Course will be held on April 11th and 12th 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. The CBIS Training Course is offered for those who are preparing for the CBIS exam which will be given at the end of the course April 12th.

However, the course is also appropriate for paraprofessionals and professionals at all levels who simply want a strong foundation in the best practices in brain injury rehabilitation and do not wish to sit for the certification exam.

The Brain Injury Association of America offers a voluntary national certification program for both direct-care level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services through the Academy for Certification of Brain Injury Specialists.

The CBIS credential is open to any profession or discipline serving people with brain injury. Eligibility requirements for taking the CBIS Exam can be found at http://www.biausa.org/acbis/cbis .

The CBIS Exam is a 70 question, multiple choice exam, on which you must get 80% correct in order to earn your CBIS Certification. To pass the CBIS Exam you will need to study and prepare well in advance. This Review Course will review materials which may be covered in the test. The preconference CBIS Review Course will be instructed by ACBIS Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainers (CBISTs).

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for applying to ACBIS to become eligible to take the CBIS Exam, and for registering to attend the Review Course is April 1, 2019. No exceptions to the deadline will be made.

 

To take the CBIS Training Course and CBIS Exam attendees should complete a TWO-PART PROCESS.

  • 1) The application for CBIS Exam needs to be completed online at http://www.biausa.org/acbis/cbis and the $300 application fee is payable directly to ACBIS.
  • 2) The CBIS Training Course registration fee is payable directly to ACRM during the conference registration process (from REGISTER links on this page)

The ACBIS Review Course registration (to ACRM) and CBIS application (to ACBIS) are both due no later than April 1, 2019. 


For questions on the ACBIS application or certification process, please see the ACBIS website at http://www.biausa.org/acbis/cbis. If further information or clarification is needed, please contact Christine Chen, ACBIS Coordinator, at cchen@biausa.org.

It is highly recommended that you study prior to the CBIS Review Course and the examination. You may purchase the study guide titled: The Essential Brain Injury Guide Edition 5.0 published by Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Please note that by applying for the CBIS credential through ACBIS, The Essential Brain Injury Guide is discounted to $90.00 plus $20.00 s/h.

https://shop.biausa.org/product/EBIG50APP/theessentialbraininjuryguideedition50withsubmissionofacbisapplication.php


In order to take the CBIS Exam, you will need to bring your own laptop computer to the proctored examination that is offered at the end of the CBIS Training Course.


TWO PAYMENTS ARE DUE

1) Cost of the CBIS Exam payable to ACBIS

2) Cost of the CBIS Training Course payable to ACRM

**In order to take the CBIS Review Course and the CBIS Exam at the ACRM Conference, you must register with ACRM AND apply with ACBIS no later than April 1, 2019** 

Participation in the CBIS Review Course will not be guaranteed unless you register with ACRM.

PART 1 ACBIS APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Go to http://www.biausa.org/acbis/cbis  

STEP ONE: Please complete and submit a USER ACCOUNT SETUP FORM to begin the CBIS application process. A confirmation email detailing your next steps will be sent to you.

STEP TWO: Upon your receipt of the User Account Setup Approval Email, you will need to complete the CBIS APPLICATION FORM – a link to this application is included with your confirmation email after submitting the User Account Setup Form. The following items are necessary to complete this application:

• An electronic copy of your resume
• You will need to have made a form of payment prior to clicking “Submit” on the application. If paying by check, you will need to provide a check number; if paying by credit card, provide the BIAA Marketplace Confirmation number. Payments made by credit card can be processed through this link: https://shop.biausa.org/product/ACBISAP1/acbisapplicationgroupsof14applicants.php

*Please note that applications will not be approved until payment has been confirmed.*

STEP THREE: You will receive a confirmation email after your application has been approved. Please forward your confirmation email to Angie Jackson, MS-CCC/SLP, MBA, CBIST at ajackson@paterehab.com. Failure to provide the confirmation email may result in your not being eligible to take the exam.

PART 2 REGISTRATION FOR ACRM’s CBIS REVIEW COURSE:
You can register for The CBIS Training Course from the REGISTER links on this page. The CBIS Training Course can be registered for individually or in conjunction with other ACRM Spring Meeting courses.

 


*Although significant changes are not anticipated, all schedules and presenters posted on this website are subject to change.


KEYWORDS

  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
  • Certification
 REGISTRATION RATES EARLY-BIRD REG ON-SITE
  THROUGH 31 JAN 1 FEB – 10 APR 11 – 14 APR
STUDENT, RESIDENT, FELLOW, CONSUMER, NON-PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVER
ACRM MEMBER $399 $449 $649
NON-MEMBER $499 $549 $749
EARLY CAREER
ACRM MEMBER $449 $499 $699
NON-MEMBER $549 $599 $799
PROFESSIONAL
ACRM MEMBER $499 $599 $799
NON-MEMBER $599 $699 $899