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Presenter: Robert John Sawyer, II, Ph.D.

Kimberly Hill - Monday, February 20, 2017

Please join us March 10-11, 2017 at our 10th Annual Conference celebrating “Ten Years of Help, Hope and Healing”. Professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury while earning up to 12 CEUs. Survivors will participate in hands on activities, socialize with others and hear motivational, helpful and inspiring messages. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found HERE or by sending email to info@biala.org.


Robert John Sawyer, II, Ph.D. will be presenting on Saturday, March 11th at 2:30 pm on “Non-TBI Factors that can Hinder Recovery in Those with Mild-Mod TBI”.


Robert John Sawyer, II, Ph.D. was born in Gulfport, MS and went to Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Memphis after completing his internship at the Memphis VA Medical Center. He concluded his training with a 2-year fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Maryland VA Health Care System.  Afterward, he remained on staff as a Neuropsychologist at the Baltimore VA Medical Center where he was also the Assessment Training Co-Coordinator for the VA Maryland Health Care System and University of Maryland Medical School Psychology Internship Program.

Dr. Sawyer is a neuropsychologist trained to evaluate children, adolescents, and adults with a range of cognitive and psychological/behavioral concerns. For adults/geriatrics, Dr. Sawyer has particular expertise in Alzheimer’s disease (and other types of dementia or memory disorders), concussion/TBI, stroke, movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease), seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, Infectious Diseases (HIV, Hepatitis C), and psychiatric concerns. For children/adolescents/young adults, Dr. Sawyer has expertise in Learning Disorders (e.g., Dyslexia), concussion/TBI, neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., Intellectual Disability, ADHD), and seizures.

Outside of Dr. Sawyer’s primary clinical work, he also evaluates patients in legal contexts (e.g., decision making capacity, traumatic brain injury or TBI, neurotoxic exposure, and so forth), pilots referred by the F.A.A., and fitness for duty evaluations for professionals. Dr. Sawyer has supervised several neuropsychology trainees and was an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland and Towson University in Maryland. He routinely conducts presentations at national and local organizations on a variety of neuropsychology-related topics.

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