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8th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 19-21, 2023

October 19 -21, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
INBC 2023

Didem Inanoglu

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2023 - Didem Inanoglu
Franciscan Childrens, United States
Title : Aging with disability: Early- onset acquired brain injury


Children with special health-care needs (CSHN) have or are at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions and also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by their peers. Acquired brain injury (ABI) is one of the common causes of early onset disability and aging with ABI can be overwhelming and alarming for the patients and families. In order to serve aging CSHN with ABI through best practices, providers need to understand the developmental course of disability over the life span and provide comprehensive care to focus on primary and secondary prevention. Furthermore, public health model of prevention should include primary, secondary and also tertiary prevention: use of environmental modifications and technologies to remove barriers to participation in life. In this lecture, World Health Organization International Classification of Function and United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations will be discussed in relation to real life case presentations. The emphasis will be on lifetime care that demands clinicians recognize key health-related concerns and target interventions in people with early-onset disabilities who are predisposed to having multiple chronic conditions. The medical complications of ABI and their impact on activity, participation, and independence will be outlined with current evidence base.


Dr. Didem Inanoglu is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine specialist who has practiced medicine since 2003. Dr. Inanoglu is a licensed physician in the states of Massachusetts and Texas, and she is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Inanoglu’s professional career includes numerous medical directorships, and hospital, and academic appointments at institutions including: The Franciscan Children’s Hospital, the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Health, University Hospitals in Dallas, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Inanoglu’s professional associations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Inanoglu completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. In addition to practicing clinical physiatry, Dr. Inanoglu is a prolific lecturer on topics of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, early onset disability and spasticity treatment.