Brain Injury Association Information, Brain Injury Events

Latest Developments in Brain Injury Identification, Rehabilitation, and Treatment

I will be co-chairing a one-day symposium for professionals exploring cutting-edge research and information on traumatic brain injury as part of the Brain Injury Association of New York State annual meeting.

The program features influential leaders in the fields of brain injury medicine and rehabilitation, providing insight and updates on brain injury services. The program will showcase information important to attorneys, medical and health care professionals, TBI program staff, Waiver and Health Home service providers, and many other professionals.

The full day program will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 9am-5pm at the Albany Marriott Hotel, Albany, New York. The annual meeting begins on June 6th.  To view the schedule and register visit the BIANYS website.

Continuing Education Units are available for Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuser Counselors (OASAS), Psychology (NYSPA), Social Work (NASW NY Chapter), and Certificates of Attendance will be provided to all attendees. This program meets the requirements for continuing education as required by the CBIS/T certification renewal process. Occupational Therapy CEUs are available for the Assistive Technology workshop.

April 23, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Brain Injury and Sports, Brain Injury Events, Brain Injury Lawyers and Law

Sports Concussion Lecture at American Association for Justice Annual Convention

 

I am honored to be invited to lecture at the American Association for Justice, Annual Convention on the Program, Pediatric and Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injuries, to be held on July 27, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

My title of my presentation is, From Concussion to the Classroom and Playing Field.  I will be discussing the legal issues in sports concussion management in the class room and on the athletic field. 

The program is presented by the association’s Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.  The learning objectives of the all day program are:

1.       Educate about diagnosing and treating

2.       Recognition of signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) by attorneys

3.       Prevention measures that can be implemented 8:40 am         

April 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Strategies for Teaching New Skills to Individuals with Brain Injury: Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar

Strategies for Teaching New Skills to Individuals with Brain Injury: Brain Injury Association of America Caregiver Webinar

March 6, 2014 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) 

Learning new skills is often one of the most challenging things for a person with a brain injury. This webinar, presented by Laura Turner, M.S., BCBA of the May Institute, we will focus on applied behavior analytic and evidence-based strategies that can assist in the process of learning and mastering new skills. Applied behavior analysis uses the basic principles of learning and systematic measurement to teach functional and meaningful skills to improve the quality of life of individuals with brain injury and their families. Register by 5:00 PM (ET) on March 4, 2014.  Click here to register.

February 25, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Brain Injury Awareness Day 2014 in Washington DC

Brain Injury Awareness Day 2014

Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill will be on Wednesday March 12, 2014.

Here is the schedule of the day’s events:

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM              

Brain Injury Awareness Fair

First Floor Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM                

Briefing: "Returning to Work: Making Headway After Brain Injury"                                         

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Meeting Room South

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                

Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Gold Room 2168, Rayburn House Office Building

All are welcome to attend the day's events

If you plan to attend please make appointments with your Congressional  Representative and Senators to advocate for funding for TBI programs and research.

I hope to see you in Washington, D.C. this March!

February 7, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury: Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission site for the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 11, 2013.  To submit an abstract, click here.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Congress’s International Scientific Committee, which  will determine the most appropriate presentation format (oral  presentation or poster) for each abstract accepted.

The 2014 abstract submission categories mirror the educational themes of the Congress as follows:

Neurotrauma – basic research

Neurotrauma – prevention and public health

Neurotrauma – case reports/clinical research

Neurotrauma – health services and outcomes

Technology – basic research

Technology – clinical research/applications

Neurorehabilitation – basic research

Neurorehabilitation – case reports/clinical research

Neurorehabilitation – activities and participation

Neurorehabilitation – public policy and advocacy

Congress Overview

The Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury will take place in San Francisco, California on March 19 - 22, 2014. 

The IBIA World Congress is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury. Delegates are comprised of physicians, psychologists and neuropsychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses, case managers, legal professionals, advocates and all others working in the field of brain injury.

The Tenth World Congress program will feature internationally recognized invited speakers, platform lectures, workshops, short oral presentations and poster sessions.  The theme of the congress will be Neurotrauma, Technology, and Neurorehabilitation.

The aim of the Tenth World Congress is to provide an opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with international professionals focused on the care and/or service of persons with acquired brain injury and/or the science of brain injury research. State of the art research will be presented dealing with information spanning from basic science to clinical (coma to community) aspects of brain injury.

For more information, please click here.

Congress Location and Hotel

The 2014 IBIA Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury will be held on March 19 - 22, 2014, in  San Francisco, California at the Hyatt Embarcadero Hotel.

August 25, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Concussion Management Protocol For Schools-Webinair

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is offering a free webinar: From the Desk of the School Nurse: How to Implement A Concussion Management Protocol.

Time and date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (EDT)

Overview: The presenter, Patricia McLaughlin, RN, will focus on the importance of taking a multi-disciplinary team approach to concussion management and how best to implement a concussion management protocol in a school district setting. Patricia McLaughlin is a parent and a registered nurse with 25 years of experience. She is a current member of the staff at Albany Medical Center Coronary Care Unit. Mrs. McLaughlin also works as a full-time school nurse at Pine Bush Elementary School K-5, where she has been for 6 years.

For more information, please click here

August 24, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Brain Injury Business Practice College-Save the Date

The Brain Injury Association of America will present the 2014 Brain Injury Business Practice College at the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Las Vegas (Henderson), NV, January 21-23, 2014.

 

The 2014 College will offer sessions to enable rehabilitation executives, managers, and professionals to improve their business methods and metrics, and the Planning Committee has chosen Innovation as its theme. The full schedule will be posted on the BIAA website.

August 15, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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The Crash Reel-An important message on the life long consequences of traumatic brain injury

I had the pleasure of viewing in preview, a new HBO documentary, The Crash Reel exploring the life and brain injury sustained by American snowboarding champion, Kevin Pearce which will debut on Monday, July
15th at 9 PM eastern time, 8 c on HBO.

As an advocate for persons with a brain injury, I appreciated the compassionate approach to the subject matter.  The treatment of Kevin as a person with a brain injury, rather than a brain injured person is a very important message for members of the public.  Kevin does not allow his brain injury to define who he is. He is an inspiration to anyone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury. 

The stages of the film depicting Kevin’s journey are quite helpful to an understanding of the transitions that an individual and their family members go through following profound brain trauma. 

This film will make a very important contribution to the understanding of traumatic brain injury in the minds of the public. 

The filmmakers have launched a comprehensive traumatic brain injury awareness and outreach campaign called #LoveYourBrain and the Pearce family has started the Kevin Pearce Fund to support families and individuals
affected by traumatic brain injury and other challenges.

For more information on the documentary, visit their face book site.

July 13, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Abuse Head Trauma-Free Webinar

The Brain Trauma Foundation will be hosting a free Webinar: Abusive Head Trauma: A Unique Form of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury on Wednesday, July 10th from 12 noon to 1 PM, eastern standard time.

You can click here to register. 

Seminar description:

Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from child abuse and the leading cause of death from traumatic brain injury in children less than 2 years of age.  AHT is a unique form of TBI and is not simply a TBI which is inflicted by an adult on a child. This lecture will focus on describing some of the differences between AHT and non-inflicted TBI including of clinical presentation and radiologic findings. The epidemiology of AHT will also be discussed as well as several ongoing research studied related to improving the ability of physicians and other medical professional to identify AHT in its most mild form.

Objectives

-List at least three reasons why abusive head trauma is different from other forms of pediatric TBI.

-Discuss how epidemiology of abusive head trauma and how macroeconomic factors may be important in incidence.

-Discuss two approaches to improving detection of abusive head trauma and how close these are to clinical use.   

July 2, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Brain Injury Association of New York State-3rd Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day At Citi Field

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will be hosting the Third Annual Brain Injury/Concussion Awareness Day while the New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field, Flushing, Queens on Sunday, July 21.

More information can be obtained on the Brain Injury Association web site including including ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities. It will be a great day for the brain injury community to come together for a lovely outing. 

Even if you don’t like baseball (or are a fan of another team), please support BIASNYS by purchasing tickets and donating them for use by others who cannot afford the ticket price.

What a great way to support the Brain Injury Association of New York State and have a day with America’s favorite pastime. Please share this information widely.

June 30, 2013 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack