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BIAV Webinars

Please click on the link below to view the webinars. Additional webinars will be posted in the future 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.

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An Introduction to Neuropharmacology and Brain Injury

Presented by: Dr. Greg O’Shanick
Medical Director of the 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.

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Sports Concussions, What You Need to Know

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.  

Webinar Presenters:
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 

The presentation is geared towards professionals and requires completion of a survey and follow up activities. 

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These webinars are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Traumatic Brain Injury Implementation Grant H21MC26931 (total award amount of $250,000, 0% financed with nongovernmental sources) and state contract # 14-322 administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS, the U.S. Government, or DARS. 

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