Mind Your Brain Conference
The mission of the Mind your Brain @ Penn Medicine conference is to enhance, through education, advocacy, support, and research, the quality of life for those affected by brain injury, including patients, survivors, families and caregivers. All affected by brain injury should, and can, have immediate and equal access to services and support to help lead full and meaningful lives.
In March, 2017, during Brain Injury Awareness Month, Penn Medicine will be hosting Mind Your Brain @ Penn Medicine, a conference for brain injury survivors, families, caregivers, and interested parties to connect to resources and information that can help on the journey to recovery. This dynamic program will include presentations, interactive discussions and resource sharing by a variety of authorities. This includes Penn Medicine’s experts on neuroscience and brain injury, former professional athletes, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and brain injury survivors. This program will focus on sharing research, insights, and therapies designed to address the personal and medical issues of those impacted by brain injury.
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On July 19, 2005, Candace Gantt suffered a serious brain injury after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle. Following an extensive hospitalization and surgeries at Penn Medicine, she was back on her bike just six months after the accident.