Geis Selected to Present at International Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Conference

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (April 23, 2018) – Carolyn Geis, M.D., medical director for the Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation, has been invited to present her abstract entitled "Factors Associated with Return to Acute Hospital Care From Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility" at the 12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress being held in Paris, France on July 8-12.  The abstract was accepted by the organization’s Scientific Program Committee as an e-poster for presentation during the international conference.

The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) serves as the global agency for physical and rehabilitation medicine.  Since its founding in 1999, ISPRM has aimed to continuously improve physical and rehabilitation medicine practice and facilitate its input in international health organizations with the goal of contributing to optimal functioning and quality of life of people experiencing disability.

Top rehabilitation specialists from around the world attend the conference to present the latest research and cutting-edge techniques in physical and rehabilitation medicine.

Recently elected vice-chair of the board of directors for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Geis is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in Galveston and completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.  Her clinical expertise is in neurologic rehabilitation, spasticity management, stroke rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.  Dr. Geis holds subspecialty certification in brain injury medicine.  In 1998, she was named the medical director of Halifax Health’s Center for Neurosciences and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  In addition, she serves as an assistant clinical professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine in Daytona Beach.

Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Inpatient Rehabilitation is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities as a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility designed to provide patients with the full continuum of rehabilitation services for neurological, orthopedic, cardiac and oncology  conditions.  The Halifax Health | Brooks Rehabilitation team of clinicians include a physician specialized in rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and rehabilitation nursing. For more information visit halifaxhealth.org/rehabilitation.     

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Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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