PUCCS was chosen to receive the Richard Patterson Advocacy Award, which will be given out at the awards reception at the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference held on March 1st in San Jose, California. PUCCS was chosen based on its accomplishments and because it serves as a positive steward of the community, one that is reshaping the perception of concussions one person at a time.
Approximately 500 people are expected to attend the conference, including rehabilitation professionals representing a variety of disciplines as well as individuals with brain injury, family members, and caregivers. The conference curriculum will appeal to social workers, therapists, psychologists, physiatrists, nurses, researchers, administrators, advocates, individuals with brain injury and family members affected by brain injury. Presentation format will include lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. Peer reviewed symposia and poster presentations will be an integral part of the program allowing for the sharing of information regarding research and innovative multidisciplinary treatment approaches.
In addition to earning this award, PUCCS will also receive free admission for one person to attend one day of the conference. Two PUCCS committee members will attend the conference. Those members are eager to learn more about brain injuries and the entire PUCCS organization is honored to receive this prestigious award.