Insights In Rehabilitation: A Professional Conference

Insights In Rehabilitation: A Professional Conference

Join Ability KC and educational presenters Jerry K Hoepner, Ph.D, CC-SLP, Michael Partington, MD, MS FAAP, Mark Fisher, MD, Terrie Price, Ph.D, ABPP, and Megan Clark, MD as we discuss meeting the needs of patients with cognitive disorders.

All attendees and other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance to self submit to their respective profession for six CEUs. Please fill out the form below.

Space is limited and attendees are restricted to healthcare professionals. For questions about registration please contact us HERE. Due to the limited space we are not able to accept walk-ins.

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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

4801 Rockhill Rd.

Kansas City, MO 64110




7:30 am – 4:30 pm CST




  • 7:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – Everyday Technologies: Identifying Individualized Uses and Supporting Recovery of Acquired Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • 9:15 AM – Surgical Management of Spasticity
  • 10:15 AM – BREAK
  • 10:30 AM – Adaptive Sports Medicine
  • 11:15 AM – Counseling Considerations for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
  • 12:00 PM – LUNCH
  • 12:45 PM – Authentic, Person-Centered Cognitive Rehabilitation: Blending Evidence-Based Interventions with Individualized
  • 2:00 PM – Cancer Rehabilitation
  • 3:15 PM – BREAK
  • 3:30 PM – Patient and Family Panel

A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.


Jerry K. Hoepner, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor and Pro. Stem Coordinator

Terrie Price,PhD ABPP (Rp)

Director Neuropsychology and Family Services, Ability KC

Michael Partington, MD, MS, FAAP

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Mercy

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Mark Fisher, MD

Megan Clark, MD

About The Keynote Speaker

Jerry Hoepner, PhD, CCC-SLP  is an associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. He has 20 years of clinical experience and more than 15 years of teaching experience in the areas of acquired cognitive disorders, dysphagia, neurological aspects of communication, aphasia and related disorders, anatomy and physiology, research and speech and hearing science. Dr. Hoepner’s clinical interests include utilizing everyday routines to reduce demands on working memory and optimize executive functions as well as the use of video playback to support cognitive interventions. He is actively involved in community-based brain injury groups (Mayo TBI Group, Blugold Brain Injury Group, Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin – Third Thursday Group), the Chippewa Valley Aphasia Group, and Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp. In addition, Dr. Hoepner acts as a clinical supervisor and is active in student-faculty collaborative research projects. His research interests include self-assessment, video self-modeling, and coaching everyday partners of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and aphasia. Dr. Hoepner also researches teaching techniques and the influence of non-course based learning on clinical skill development in university students. He was the 2015-2016 University of Wisconsin Systems Teaching Scholar recipient. Dr. Hoepner completed his doctorate in communicative sciences and disorders at UW Madison with an emphasis in neurosciences and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. He earned his master’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in communicative disorders and his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University – Mankato in psychology.


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