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HNS Annual Meeting: Intersectionality Across all Aspects of the Neuropsychological Evaluation

Clinical neuropsychologists rarely learn tangible ways to conduct assessments with patients of backgrounds that may not match their own cultural identity and experiences. Certainly, language represents one, if not the main, barrier that English-speaking neuropsychologists face when attempting to conduct competent assessments of non-English speaking patients. However, one could argue that language is but one aspect amongst a multitude of other factors to consider. Anchoring the discussion around intersectionality theory, HNS at NAN 2023 seeks to highlight how appreciating heterogeneity will be instrumental to providing equitable neuropsychological services to all patients. The structure of HNS at NAN 2023 is unique. We aim to establish a tradition whereby the updated Minnesota Neuropsychological competencies of equity, justice, cultural respect, inclusion, self-care, and advocacy are fully integrated into our program. As such, we will also focus on inclusive events that are geared towards redefining the role of a neuropsychologist as a champion for advocacy, self-care, and inclusion as we move toward the next century of neuropsychology.

Code of Conduct and Behavior Policies
We value the participation of each member of the HNS community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees, guests, speakers, and volunteers are expected to show respect and courtesy to others at all times. All communication and behavior, in-person, online, or otherwise, should be appropriate for a professional environment. Those violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference with or without a refund at the sole discretion of the National Academy of Neuropsychology or The Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. 

Health and Safety
We invite all attendees, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, volunteers and other participants to realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone. The Annual Conference will be organized in accordance with the latest health and safety regulations, guidelines, and recommendations, as directed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the local Pennsylvania Department of Public Health & Environment.

Cancellation Policy 
In the event that an individual who has already registered for the HNS Conference wishes to cancel, for whatever reason, 50% of the registration fee will be provided as long as the individual provides written notification (email is fine) to no later than 30 days before the beginning of the conference.  A 25% refund of the registration fee will be provided if the individual provides written notification (again, email is fine) to between 29 and 15 days in advance of the beginning of the conference.  Requests for refunds less than 15 days before the beginning of the conference will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Refunds will be provided within 30 days of the close of the conference.

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Philadelphia 19107


Intersectionality in Clinical Neuropsychology: Its Application When Working with Linguistically-Diverse Patients Across the Lifespan Patients do not exist within discrete demographic groups. Instead, they hold intersecting characteristics that impact brain development, influence the expression of neurological diseases, and dictate how they interact with and within healthcare systems. As such, neuropsychological work with culturally and linguistically diverse patients requires a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges relevant to different social groups (i.e., limited access to culturally informed evaluations, reduced false positives/false negatives in clinical diagnosis) and warrants expanded competencies on the part of the professional to ensure accurate diagnosis and appropriate follow-up intervention(s). Applied Experience Breakouts: 1. Case Presentation 2. Evaluation Day 3. Case Conceptualization 4. Feedback Session 5. Pediatric Evaluations *Special Considerations* This CE course will review basic concepts of intersectionality, highlight the heterogeneity among underserved cultural communities (UCCs), and describe their application to different aspects of the neuropsychological assessment. While the emphasis will be on the Hispanic population, the concepts discussed will have relevance when conducting assessments with other UCCs. In the workshop-style portion of this event, attendees will have the opportunity to work through clinical cases, integrating constructs of intersectionality. Participants will receive neuropsychological cases and navigate through several stations where issues pertinent to intersectionality for the given case will be highlighted. In the end, participants will accumulate resources, materials, and knowledge that can be applied in their daily practice. Learning Objectives At the end of this session participants will be able to: 1. Assess some of the complexities and nuances of conducting a neuropsychological assessment with UCCs and expand beyond categorizing patients into discrete demographic groups like race and/or ethnicity. 2. Explain how to conduct a clinical interview from a culturally informed perspective. 3. Design a more tailored and culturally appropriate assessment including norm and language selection and discuss how to interpret results when patients are not well represented in normative samples (e.g., extreme ends of education levels, bilingual patients, etc.) 4. Use the information learned in session to provide feedback to patients from UCCs.
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
10/28/2023 11:00 AM

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