Seminar to address brain injuries Health

Posted: February 10, 2002

The Bancroft NeuroHealth Institute for Professional Development and Research will hold "The ABCs of ABI," a conference on acquired brain injury, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26 at the Cherry Hill Hilton on Route 70.

The conference is designed to provide those who work with children with brain injuries knowledge about acquired brain injury assessment and how to handle behavioral, cognitive and clinical needs.

Training sessions will be held on a variety of topics on pediatric brain injuries, including the mechanics of brain injury, characteristics that affect learning and behavior, and key teaching strategies.

Registration is $99 before Feb. 28 and $109 on March 1 and later. For more information, call 856-429-5637, Ext. 142.

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Bret Bissey, chief compliance and privacy officer at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, has been reappointed president, Region 2 of the Healthcare Compliance Association.

Region 2, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, is one of 10 regions that make up the national organization, the largest professional compliance association in the United States.

The association promotes integrity and ethical behavior in the health-care community by providing a forum for development of industry-wide, compliance programs.

As Region 2 president, Bissey will coordinate all activities for the region. He was nominated for the office by regional and national board members and was appointed by the 2002 national board. He will continue to serve in the role through December.

The Starfish Reminiscence and Discussion Group, for anyone age 80 and older, will meet from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at New Seasons Assisted Living, 600 Medical Center Dr., Washington Township, across from Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Washington Township.

To register, call Kennedy's ElderMed office at 1-800-522-1965.

The Kennedy ElderMed program will offer Tai Chi for older adults from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 18 to March 13. All sessions will be held at Shaolin Kung Fu, Eagle Plaza in Voorhees.

Through the slow movements and practice of Tai Chi, participants can achieve balance, rhythm, coordination and relaxation of the body. The cost is $50. To register, call 1-800-522-1965.

The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern New Jersey will hold a free 12-week support group, Back to Work, to help people deal with the anxiety and stress of losing a job.

The program will offer tips on how to reenter the job market. Therapists will provide emotional support, and job reentry skills and self-marketing techniques will be taught by outplacement specialists.

The group will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 27 at the agency's Burlington County office, Suite 702 Birchfield Drive, Mount Laurel. To register, call 856-424-1333.

On Feb. 26, Virtua Health cardiologist Robert Singer will present a workshop on how to prevent, control and reduce the risk factors for heart disease. The seminar will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Moorestown Estates/Brandywine, 1205 N. Church St., Moorestown. To register, call 1-888-847-8823.

"Health Notes" spotlights events and programs at local hospitals and health organizations. Submission of items is welcomed. Information must include a name and phone number for verification. Mail items to Rosalee Rhodes, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Items marked "Health Notes" can be faxed to 856-779-3221.

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