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Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture Webinar: Use of Internal Strategies as a Memory Compensation Technique
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

What are internal strategy options for post-TBI memory impairment? In this webinar, Mary R.T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Therese O'Neil Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP will discuss the evidence supporting various internal memory strategies and demonstrate the key systematic instructional principles for teaching internal memory strategies.

BIAA Live Webinar: Post-Traumatic Headache
Thursday, September 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Post-traumatic headache or PTHA is an often perplexing and common clinical condition seen in persons after brain, head and/or neck injury.  This webinar, presented by Nathan Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIST, will provide insights into the myriad causes of headache following these types of injuries and the importance of  defining the specific pain generators to optimize treatment efficacy.  Headache classification, etiology and pathophysiology will be reviewed, as well as examination caveats.  Treatment options for the various subtypes of PTHA will also be examined.  Data regarding natural history, prognostic factors and outcome will also be delineated.  The importance of patient education in the context of PTHA treatment will also be emphasized.

Learning objectives. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the major etiological factors associated with PTHA following traumatic brain injury as well as cervical whiplash injury
  • Understand the pathophysiological mechanisms posited to be the cause of post-traumatic headache pain
  • Review the key points of inquiry in the context of taking a thorough PTA history
  • Delineate the basic examination both neurological and otherwise of the patient presenting with headache following trauma
  • Appreciate the complexity of treatment options for PTHA as related to the various headaches subtypes
  • Learn about the natural history and prognosis of PTHA
  • Comprehend the importance of patient education in the context of holistic PTHA management

Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Strategies for Families Managing Personality Changes after Brain Injury
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

How do families deal with personality changes after a brain injury? These can be evident both early on after the injury due to impaired awareness and increased impulsivity, and later on due to changes in how the person with a brain injury processes incoming information. This webinar will be an interview/discussion with Allan Grill. CRC, MFT. We will discuss how families deal with the personality changes a person with a brain injury might present with after an injury. This webinar will offer some insights into strategies families can use, and useful resources for professionals to share with families. This webinar will offer some case scenarios, followed by a discussion about issues and concepts that families need to understand to effectively manage behavioral and personality challenges.

David Strauss Memorial Lecture: Cognitive Rehabilitation - Executive Function
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

The fourth of the David Strauss Memorial lecture webinar series on cognitive rehabilitation will focus on executive function: What is executive functioning, what are common executive function deficits as a result of brain injury, and how are those deficits treated in rehabilitative settings? Bridget Lowery, BA, CBIST, and Jessica Chappell, MA, CBIST, will present.

Business of Brain Injury Webinar: A Review of Medicaid Waivers
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Janet Williams, PhD, will address the philosophy behind Medicaid Waivers, how they differ from state to state, how rehabilitation providers may provide services under the waivers, and how people with brain injury may access services through waivers.

Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Discharge Planning: What Families Need to Know to be Advocates
Wednesday November 16, 2016 
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific
Discharge Planning is a major stressor for families. Unfamiliar language and systems can make families feel powerless over the choices made for their loved ones. Join us as we discuss the challenges of discharge planning and how families can be advocates. This webinar will cover:

  • What can families do if they do not agree with the discharge plan?
  • What information do families need to know to be effective advocates?
  • What issues do families need to plan for as the discharge from a program becomes a reality?
Join Prissi Cohen, Director of ProPatient Advocacy services as we discuss these issues using case examples and discussion of important resources families can use to advocate for their loved one.

Robert Sbordone Memorial Lecture on mTBI and Concussion: Recovery After Concussion/mTBI
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Recovery after a concussion/mTBI can vary from person to person. Often people are given basic information, and not much else. This webinar will discuss some of the best practices when it comes to recovery after a concussion/mTBI, and ways people can create the best possible environment for healing to take place. 

Robert Sbordone Memorial Lecture on mTBI and Concussion: When Patients Don't Get Better: What are We Missing?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific

Most people who have sustained a concussion/mTBI return to normal work, school, and life as pre-injury. Some individuals, however, experience continuing symptoms incongruent to the initial diagnosis. What contributes to this disconnect? Can these symptoms find resolution? Dr. Jonathan Silver, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, presents.

Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Pooled Special Needs Trust Planning: What Families Need to Know
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12 (noon) pacific
A pooled special needs trust is administered by a nonprofit organization and, as you will learn, offers many advantages. Join the presenter as she provides an overview of the following:

  • How pooled special needs trusts work
  • How to set up a pooled special needs trust
  • The responsibilities of the trust administrator
  • The types of trusts that are available
  • How Medicaid and SSI benefits are protected
  • How funds from a trust can be used
  • How a pooled special needs trust differs from an ABLE account
There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Brain Injury Business Practice College

The Brain Injury Association of America will present the 2017 Brain Injury Business Practice College from February 8-10 at The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202. Click here for more information.

Bowling for Brain Injury

Bowling for Brain Injury is the signature fundraising and awareness event for the Brain Injury Association of America and its affiliates. Events are scheduled in Indiana, Virginia, California, New York, Nebraska, and Missouri. Money raised through Bowling for Brain Injury stays in the state where the event is held and is used to assist those living with brain injury, their families, caregivers, and the professionals who work with them.

 
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