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October 2014 Brain Injury Conferences

The following brain injury conferences scheduled for October  2014 may be of interest to my readers:

October 7-11
ACRM Annual Conference
Toronto, ON, Canada
703 435-5335 click here

October 10
13th Annual Neuro-Rehabilitation Conference
Loma Linda, CA
909 558-3500 click here

October 10-11
Brain Injury Association of Montana, Annual Conference
Bozeman, MT
800 241-6442 click here

October 11-12
Brain Injury Association of Illinois Annual Conference
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
800 699 6443  click here

October 18
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Conference
St. Louis, MO
800 444-6443 click here

October 27-30
25th Annual State of the States in Head Injury Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
802 498 3349  click here

 

 

September 2, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Michigan Brain Injury Association Annual Conference

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan's Annual Conference will take place this year on September 11- 12 in Lansing, Michigan.

The purpose of this two-day conference is to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. This conference is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury as well as caregivers and persons with brain injury.

 For further information, click here.

 

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

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Lead Off Speaker at American Association for Justice-Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group

On Sunday, July 27th, I will be the lead off speakier at the annual conference of the American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group’s annual program to be held this year in Baltimore, Maryland.

My topic this year is entitled, From Concussion to the Classroom and Playing Field.  I will explore the many legal issues in recently enacted concussion management legislation, public health issues and additional steps that must be taken to protect our nation’s youth from the epidemic of traumatic brain injury in all sports.

Recent evidence points to over 250 million of our nation’s youth sustain some type of a traumatic brain injury each year while participating in athletic competition all athletic training.  Brain injury in sports is a public health crisis that must be approached from many different areas including education, prevention, return to play guidelines and legal liability when a preventable brain injury takes place.

The legal conference is a part of the four day conference sponsored each year by the nation’s largest trial lawyer association, the American Association for Justice.  The conference each year is attended by over 2,000 attorneys from across the nation.  The conference provides educational skills to attorneys on how to more effectively represent their clients following a personal injury.  

The traumatic brain injury litigation group is comprised of attorneys who have a special interest in the area of traumatic brain injury litigation.  I have been honored to have been a chair of this group and continue to serve on the group’s executive board. 

July 22, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Brain Injury and Concussion Awareness Day at Citi Field Sponsored by Brain Injury Association of New York State

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will again be hosting Brain Injury and Concussion Awareness Day at Citi Field with the New York Mets on September 28, 2014.

BIANYS is selling field level tickets to see the Mets take on the Houston Astros at the last regular season home game of the year. You can obtain more information and purchase your tickets by clicking here.  

July 18, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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August and September 2014 Brain Injury Conferences

The following brain injury conferences scheduled for August and September  2014 may be of interest to my readers:

August 1
Brain Injury: The Family's Journey
Sioux City, IA
855 444-6443. click here

September 11-12
Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference
Lansing, Michigan
810 229-5880  click here

September 24-26
Brain Injury Association of Canada Annual Conference
Gatineau, QC, Canada
613 762-1222 click here

 

 

 

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July 17, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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White House - Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit

I am honored to be invited to attend the president’s Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit tomorrow at the White House.

The goals of the White House Summit on sports concussions scheduled for May 29th must embrace a uniform national protocol to comprehensively tackle the issues related to sports concussion management. This is critical to avoid preventable brain injuries and manage the brain injuries that will unfortunately but inevitably occur.  Though many coaches and parents fear the over-protective label, they have justification for their safety concerns.

Sport related concussions have multiplied to epidemic levels.  The Centers for Disease Control report almost 250,000 brain injury related emergency department visits each year by children and adolescents. The CDC has cautioned that this frightening statistic is a vast underrepresentation. The available data is limited to organized sports, omitting visits to private physicians, cases where traumatic brain injury is not the principal diagnosis and concussions that remain undiagnosed altogether.  In extrapolating, the CDC estimates a more accurate approximation is between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports related traumatic brain injuries each year.  Unbelievable but true, this is a public health crisis that commands action on a federal level.  

Yes, concussions happen. It is part of the game, but we must implement initiatives to reduce the risk of injury, and prevent, preventable injuries.  This national summit on the public health crisis of sports related brain injury and proposing meaningful safety standards is an important move in the right direction.

 

May 28, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Latest Developments in Brain Injury

The field of brain injury is rapidly evolving with new findings announced, almost daily.  It is difficult for health care professionals and the legal profession to keep pace with all the new changes that are taking place.

I am pleased to be co-chairing a program with Dr. Steven Flanagan, M.D., Medical Director, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center on the latest developments in the field of traumatic brain injury identification, rehabilitation and treatment sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of New York.  The all day program will be held on Thursday, June 5th in Albany, New York. 

The program covers important areas including sports concussion recognition and management; neuroimaging, assistive technology; management of behavioral problems; neuropsychology and return to learn protocols.

Program and registration information can be found at the Brain Injury Association of New York State web site.

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

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White House Sports Concussion Summit

The White House has announced that President Obama will hold a summit on youth sports and concussions on May 29th at the White House entitled, The White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together young athletes, academics, parents and others to raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries in our nation’s youth as a result of sports.

According to a press statement,  the administration will announce new commitments by the public and private sectors to raise awareness among athletes, parents, coaches, schools and others on how to identify and treat concussions and to conduct research to help understand how sports-related concussions affect young athletes.

 

May 20, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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Comprehensive Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Brain Injury Association of America Webinar Program

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) will be sponsoring a webinar examining the questions,  What is the current scientific perspective surrounding mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)? What are the necessary elements to a comprehensive approach to concussion management?

The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific

The scheduled speakers are Kevin Crutchfield, M.D., Vascular Neurologist and Director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program at LifeBridge Health, and Jessica McWhorter, Ph.D., ABPP/RP  Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist at The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, will discuss current controversies in the treatment of concussion and diagnostic dilemmas in working with patients who experience persistent symptoms. They will also present a comprehensive model of care. Register by 5:00 p.m. (ET) May 6, 2014.

Click here to register.

May 2, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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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