The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation Presents A Panel Discussion on The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan

Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) is the #1 cause of death and disability in children/young adults in
the United States


The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
Presents


A Panel Discussion on The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan

Monday, September 20, 2010 from 3:30pm-5:30pm

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue (between 98th and 99th Street)
Goldwurm Auditorium, 1st floor New York, NY 10029
Experts Participating on the Panel Include

Welcoming Remarks and Moderator: Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, M.D., Dr. Lucy G. Moses Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Prevention Category of Care: Barbara Barlow, M.D., Founder and Executive Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Acute Category of Care: Steven Weinstein, M.D., Director, Pediatric Epilepsy, Weill Cornell Medical College

Reintegration Category of Care: Rene Carfi, Director of Community and Information Services, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

Adult Transition Category of Care: Brian D. Greenwald, M.D., Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

“Mild” TBI Category of Care: Wayne Gordon, Ph.D., Jack Nash Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rural/Tele-health Category of Care: Jennipher Dickens, Communications Director, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, mother of a 4-year-old PABI survivor

The Virtual Center Category of Care: Edwin Simpser, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children

National Legal Advocacy: Patrick B. Donohue, Esq., Founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation

WITH SPECIAL GUEST
BRYAN STEINHAUER

Binghamton University graduate who was viciously beaten into a two-month coma in May 2008, by Serbia-born college basketball player Miladin Kovacevic; Bryan is a leading voice for brain injury advocacy

Please join the SJBF for a Meet and Greet the Experts Reception
5:30pm-7:00pm (immediately following panel presentation)


Meet and Greet Reception: FREE (there will be no charge for those who attend the panel presentation)

Reception Sponsorship Levels – Donor: $100 pp; Sponsor: $250 pp; Underwriter: $1,000 pp

Host Committee Levels – Platinum: $50,000; Gold: $25,000; Silver: $10,000 (includes sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m.)For questions regarding the panel, tickets, or sponsorship packages, please contact Jen Glaser at jen@thebrainproject.org
or (212) 576-1180


Meet and Greet the Experts Reception Committee


Barbara Barlow, MD, Founder and Executive Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Joshua B. Bederson, MD, Chair, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Alex Bekker, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, CEO, Foundation for Perioperative Research & Education, New York University Medical Center

Rene Carfi, Director of Community and Information Services, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

Jennipher Dickens, Communications Director, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, mother Christopher (4-year-old PABI survivor)

Patrick B. Donohue, Esq., Founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, father Sarah Jane (5-year-old PABI survivor)

Isabelle M. Germano, MD, Professor, Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Darryl Gibbs, Founder, Cynthia Gibbs Foundation, father of Cynthia Gibbs (8 months old when she was killed due to PABI)

Wayne Gordon, Ph.D., Jack Nash Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mark W. Green MD, Professor of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Director of Headache and Pain Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Brian D. Greenwald, M.D., Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Roger Hartl,
MD, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, Associate Neurological Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Leonard and Fleur Harlan Clinical Scholar Weill Cornell Medical College, Team Neurosurgeon, New York Giants

Professor Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D, Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics, and Neuroscience, Director of the MD/PhD Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Andy Jagoda, MD, Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, EMS Medical Director, Brain Trauma Foundation

Danielle Laraque, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Debra and Leon Black Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics

Julie Peters, Executive Director, Brain Injury Association of Connecticut

Silvana Riggio M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Medical Director of the NFL Neurological Care Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, M.D., Dr. Lucy G. Moses Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Nikolaos K. Robakis, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience and First A.P. Slaner Professor for Alzheimer disease research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Frankki Romano, Founder, Sarah Jane Brain Club, Jericho High School, sister of John (19-year-old PABI survivor)

Roxann Romano, mother of John (19-year-old PABI survivor)

Craig Sears,
adult PABI survivor

Edwin Simpser, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children

Bryan Steinhauer, adult PABI survivor

Steven Weinstein, M.D., Director, Pediatric Epilepsy, Weill Cornell Medical College

Daniel Winchester,
Ph.D., Specialist in rehabilitation with focus on Developmental Psychology

Craig Sears
The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
339 5th Avenue - Suite 405 New York, NY 10016
Phone# 212.576.1180 email: craig@thebrainproject.org
www.thebrainproject.org