23rd Butters-Kaplan West Coast Neuropsychology Conference 2016 San Diego

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  • The 23rd Butters-​Kaplan West Coast Neu­rop­schol­ogy Con­fer­ence car­rys the theme “Recov­ery and Resi­lence in Chil­dren with Neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal and Acquired Brain Dis­or­ders” and will be held on April 710, 2016 in San Diego, CA, United States at the Hyatt Regancy La Jolla. The event will be organ­ised by the UC San Diego School of Med­i­cine, Con­tin­u­ing Med­ical Edu­ca­tion.

    Course Overview

    Neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal research often focuses on impair­ments and dys­func­tion (i.e., neg­a­tive out­comes) asso­ci­ated with neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal and acquired brain dis­or­ders, over­look­ing what we might learn from chil­dren who do well despite the odds. This con­fer­ence will reverse this trend by exam­in­ing recov­ery and resilience and by iden­ti­fy­ing fac­tors related to more pos­i­tive devel­op­men­tal tra­jec­to­ries. The con­fer­ence fac­ulty will include renowned author­i­ties in research and follow-​up clin­i­cal prac­tice with chil­dren who have neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal or acquired brain disorders.

    They will present the lat­est find­ings from their research and the broader lit­er­a­ture that point to the poten­tial for pos­i­tive out­comes in these chil­dren and that offer clues regard­ing under­ly­ing mech­a­nisms of pos­i­tive out­comes. A wide range of dis­or­ders and poten­tial inter­ven­tions will be con­sid­ered. Speak­ers will also present new approaches for assess­ing recov­ery of func­tion and its neural basis. The con­fer­ence will pro­vide valu­able updates on processes that con­tribute to recov­ery of func­tion in chil­dren as well as prac­ti­cal infor­ma­tion on ways to opti­mize reha­bil­i­ta­tion and longer-​term edu­ca­tional and behav­ioral outcomes.

    Tar­get Audience

    This con­fer­ence is intended for neu­ropsy­chol­o­gists, clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gists, school psy­chol­o­gists, speech ther­a­pists, learn­ing spe­cial­ists, edu­ca­tors, psy­chi­a­trists, neu­rol­o­gists, and other inter­ested health care professionals.


    At the con­clu­sion of this activ­ity par­tic­i­pants should be able to:

    • Describe the con­cepts of neural plas­tic­ity, cog­ni­tive reserve, and resilience.
    • Pro­vide evi­dence for the util­ity of these con­cepts in explain­ing pos­i­tive out­comes of neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal and acquired brain disorders.
    • List cur­rent inter­ven­tions for chil­dren with neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal dis­or­ders and describe evi­dence for their efficacy.
    • Pro­vide exam­ples of how knowl­edge of recov­ery of func­tion and envi­ron­men­tal influ­ences on out­comes may lead to more effec­tive — interventions.
    • Sum­ma­rize tech­ni­cal advances in neu­roimag­ing and how these can be applied to fur­ther under­stand­ing of the basis of neural plas­tic­ity –and cog­ni­tive reserve.
    • Iden­tify ways to enhance the eco­log­i­cal valid­ity of neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal assess­ment and fac­tors that may explain func­tional recov­ery in chil­dren with resid­ual cog­ni­tive impairments.

    Con­firmed Speeches

    • James A. Hold­nack, PhD: “Advanced Neu­ropsy­cho­log­i­cal Analy­sis of the WISC-​V: Clin­i­cal Inter­pre­ta­tion Strate­gies and Com­mon Cog­ni­tive Pro­files in Child Neu­robe­hav­ioral Pop­u­la­tions“
    • H. Gerry Tay­lor, PhD, ABPP-​CN: “Recov­ery of Func­tion after Child­hood Brain Injury: Why Some Chil­dren are so Resilient“
    • Stacy J. Suskauer, MD: “Under­stand­ing ‘Recov­ery’ After Pedi­atric TBI: What Does This Mean for Eval­u­a­tion and Treat­ment?“
    • Miriam H. Beauchamp, PhD: “Deficits and ‘Doing Well’ After Pedi­atric Trau­matic Brain Injury: A Focus on Cog­ni­tive and Social Out­comes“
    • Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, ABPP-​CN: “Cog­ni­tive and Behav­ioral Inter­ven­tions for Chil­dren with CNS Dis­or­ders: What We Know (and Don’t Know)“
    • M. Dou­glas Ris, PhD, ABPP-​CN: “Sur­vivors of Child­hood Brain Tumors: Promise and Peril Over the Lifes­pan“
    • Scott J. Hunter, PhD: “Urban Youth Home­less­ness, Exec­u­tive Func­tion­ing, and Psy­chopathol­ogy: Devel­op­ing a Model of Neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal Risk and Resilience“
    • Jef­fery M. Halperin, PhD: “Maps and Path­ways: How Neural Changes Asso­ci­ated with ADHD Recov­ery Impact Novel Treat­ment Devel­op­ment“
    • Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD: “Read­ing Devel­op­ment in Atyp­i­cal Read­ers: Neu­ro­science, Inter­ven­tion, and Com­pen­sa­tion Per­spec­tives“
    • Erin D. Bigler, PhD, ABPP-​CN: “Neu­roimag­ing, Brain Con­nec­tiv­ity, and Neu­ropsy­chol­ogy: Pre­dic­tors of Resiliency in Pedi­atric Brain Injury and Neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal Dis­or­ders“
    • Sharon L. Nichols, PhD: HIV in Chil­dren and Ado­les­cents: Max­i­miz­ing Neu­rode­vel­op­men­tal Out­comes“


    The Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego School of Med­i­cine is accred­ited by the Accred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil for Con­tin­u­ing Med­ical Edu­ca­tion to pro­vide con­tin­u­ing med­ical edu­ca­tion for physicians.

    AMA: The Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego School of Med­i­cine des­ig­nates this live activ­ity for a max­i­mum of 18.00 AMA PRA Cat­e­gory 1 Cred­its™. Physi­cians should claim only the credit com­men­su­rate with the extent of their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the activity.

    • Pre-​Conference: 3.0 hours [Thurs­day, 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm]
    • Gen­eral Ses­sion: 15.00 hours


    It is the pol­icy of the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego School of Med­i­cine to ensure bal­ance, inde­pen­dence, objec­tiv­ity and sci­en­tific rigor. All per­sons involved in the selec­tion, devel­op­ment and pre­sen­ta­tion of con­tent are required to dis­close any real or appar­ent con­flicts of inter­est. All con­flicts of inter­est will be resolved prior to an edu­ca­tional activ­ity being deliv­ered to learn­ers through one of the fol­low­ing mech­a­nisms: 1) alter­ing the finan­cial rela­tion­ship with the com­mer­cial inter­est, 2) alter­ing the individual’s con­trol over CME con­tent about the prod­ucts or ser­vices of the com­mer­cial inter­est, and/​or 3) val­i­dat­ing the activ­ity con­tent through inde­pen­dent peer review. All per­sons are also required to dis­close any dis­cus­sions of off label/​unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Per­sons who refuse or fail to dis­close will be dis­qual­i­fied from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the CME activity.

    Cul­tural and Lin­guis­tic Competency

    This activ­ity is in com­pli­ance with Cal­i­for­nia Assem­bly Bill 1195 which requires con­tin­u­ing med­ical edu­ca­tion activ­i­ties with patient care com­po­nents to include cur­ricu­lum in the sub­jects of cul­tural and lin­guis­tic com­pe­tency. Cul­tural com­pe­tency is defined as a set of inte­grated atti­tudes, knowl­edge, and skills that enables health care pro­fes­sion­als or orga­ni­za­tions to care effec­tively for patients from diverse cul­tures, groups, and com­mu­ni­ties. Lin­guis­tic com­pe­tency is defined as the abil­ity of a physi­cian or sur­geon to pro­vide patients who do not speak Eng­lish or who have lim­ited abil­ity to speak Eng­lish, direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the patient’s pri­mary lan­guage. Cul­tural and lin­guis­tic com­pe­tency was incor­po­rated into the plan­ning of this activ­ity. Addi­tional resources can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

    Con­fer­ence Committee


    • Dean C. Delis, PhD, ABPP-​CNUC San Diego, School of Med­i­cine, La Jolla, California
    • H. Gerry Tay­lor, PhD, ABPP – Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­sity, Cleve­land, Ohio


    • Miriam H. Beauchamp, PhD – Depart­ment of Psy­chol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of Mon­tréal, Ste-​Justine Hos­pi­tal Research Cen­ter, Mon­tréal, Canada
    • Erin D. Bigler, PhD, ABPP-​CN – Depart­ment of Psy­chol­ogy, Mag­netic Res­o­nance Imag­ing (MRI) Research Facil­ity, Brigham Young Uni­ver­sity, Provo, Utah
    • Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD – Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Sci­ences and Dis­or­ders, MGH Insti­tute of Health Pro­fes­sions, Boston, MA
    • Jef­frey M. Halperin, PhD – Depart­ment of Psy­chol­ogy, Queens Col­lege, New York, New York
    • James A. Hold­nack, PhD – Uni­ver­sity of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    • Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D. – The Cen­ter for Health and the Social Sci­ence (CHeSS), The Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Sharon L. Nichols, PhD – Depart­ment of Neu­ro­sciences, UC San Diego, School of Medicine
    • M. Dou­glas Ris, PhD, ABPP-​CN – Sec­tion of Psy­chol­ogy, Depart­ment of Pedi­atrics, Bay­lor Col­lege of Med­i­cine, Hous­ton, Texas
    • Stacy J. Suskauer, MD – Brain Injury Clin­i­cal Research Cen­ter, Kennedy Krieger Insti­tute., Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity School of Med­i­cine, Bal­ti­more, Maryland
    • H. Gerry Tay­lor, PhD, ABPP-​CN – Psy­chi­a­try and Psy­cho­log­i­cal Sci­ences, Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­sity, Cleve­land, Ohio
    • Keith Owen Yeates, PhD – Pedi­atrics and Clin­i­cal Neu­ro­sciences, Uni­ver­sity of Cal­gary, Cal­gary, Alberta
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