April 10, 2013

Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center sponsors brain function conference April 13

Mercy Medical Center’s Regional Rehabilitation Center is sponsoring a brain function conference, "The Executive Functions of the Brain & Higher-Order Cognition (Recent Findings & Ideas)," on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Barrette Business & Community Center at Walsh University.

The conference, which is open to physicians, therapists and other health care professionals, is designed to provide the latest information regarding the structure of the brain, the anatomy of the skull and causes of brain problems. Topics for the seminar include The Structure and the Anatomy of the Skull and Causes of Brain Problems, The Executive Functions of the Brain and Higher-Order Cognition: Recent Findings and Assessment of Cognitive Abilities and the Assessment of Deficits of the Right and Left Frontal Lobes.

The conference keynote speaker is Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D. Dr. Goldberg serves as clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine. He is an active researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience and has more than 30 years of clinical experience in traumatic brain injury, memory impairment, executive deficit, dementia, stroke, dyslexias, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder and other conditions.

Additional speakers for The Executive Functions of the Brain & Higher-Order Cognition include John C. Andrefsky, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University and Abbas Sadeghian, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist for the Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center at Mercy Medical Center.

To register for the conference, or for more information regarding continuing education credits, please call the Office of Medical Education at Mercy Medical Center, 330.489.1409, or e-mail kathy.ruppert@cantonmercy.org. The cost for the conference is $40.

The Mercy Regional Rehabilitation Center is designated a stroke specialty and adult medical rehabilitation center by the Commission Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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