View our Webinars
Please click on the links below to view our growing series of brain injury webinars. We’ll be adding new ones every few months, so check back often.
Brain Injury: Basic Information About A Complex Disability
Presented by: Christine Baggini, MSW, CBIS
Senior Resource Coordinator
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia
Brain injury has been known as an unrecognized public health epidemic; but with more people surviving serious injuries, and as we learn about the devastating effects of mild brain injury, it’s no longer silent. Our "About Brain Injury" webinar will provide basic information about brain anatomy and brain injury, including causes, treatment approaches, and survivor and caregiver needs.
An Introduction to Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury
Presented by: Dr. Greg O’Shanick
Center for Neurorehabilitation Services in Richmond, VA
This webinar explores the rationale underlying the use of centrally acting medications in individuals following a brain injury. You will learn the roles of neurotransmitters, hormones and cofactors with specific attention to those that influence behavior cognition. The webinar will also explore strategies for medication trials, misuse of these agents and learn about tolerance difficulties and common medication side effects.
This training is geared towards professionals and requires completion of a survey.
Sports Concussions, What You Need to Know
Presented by: Donna K. Broshek, Ph.D., Co- Director, Brain Injury & Sports Concussion (BISC) Institute, University of Virginia Dr. Shane Caswell, Professor, Co-Director, Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing (S.M.A.R.T.) Laboratory, George Mason University Dr. Howard Goodkin, University of Virginia, Pediatric Neurologist/BISC Institute
Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that can occur from a mild to severe blow to the head. Concussions can occur from any sport or recreational activity from high school football to elementary school students colliding on the playground. Parents, teachers, school nurses, athletic trainers and pediatricians need to be able to recognize symptoms and direct athletes and their families to the proper care and treatment. This webinar will review concussion basics and important Virginia laws around concussion. We will cover how to do an on the field assessment and how to handle students returning to school and accommodations that may be needed including managing headaches after the injury.
The presentation is geared towards professionals and requires completion of a survey and follow up activities. (You will need to provide a name and email address to view the webinar.)
Neurobehavioral Complications of TBI: Behavior Support Approaches
Presented by: Gordon J. Horn, PhD
National Deputy Director, Analytics & Outcomes
This webinar identifies challenges and risk factors with neurobehavioral conditions. Viewers will be able to understand complexity of behavior and a basic understanding of outcomes when neurobehavioral impairment exists.
Concussion 101: Do's and Don'ts for Brain Health
Presented by: Dr. Alison Alford
Pediatric Headache Center
This webinar details the diagnosis of a concussion including the common signs and symptoms, as well as the warning signs for which to monitor. Dr. Alford also discusses acute treatments, therapies and some emerging concepts for newer treatments currently being tried in concussion sufferers.