The following events were announced on the Brian Injury Association of America (BIAA) website. If you, or someone you know, is recovering from a concussion or any type of brain injury, you might want to read BIAA articles and/or watch the webinars publicized. I chose to share the following information because webinars offer visual and auditory learning opportunities and I have enjoyed learning from the BIAA.
Brain Injury as a Disease: 2016 Update
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific
Brent E. Masel, M.D., National Medical Director, Brain Injury Association of America
In 2009, the Brain Injury Association of America encouraged the field of rehabilitation to embrace the concept that traumatic brain injury is the beginning of a lifelong chronic condition and disease causative/accelerative process. Dr. Brent Masel was instrumental in disseminating information about this concept and, with Dr. Douglas DeWitt, authored a Journal of Neurotrauma article in 2010 advancing the premise and recently guest edited a special issue of the Journal on chronic effects of TBI (http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/neu/32/23). Dr. Masel returns to BIAA’s webinar platform to update attendees on progress in science, medicine, and rehabilitative practice.
The Biology of the Brain Injury Recovery Process
Wednesday February 24, 2016 3:00 p.m. eastern/12:00 (noon) pacific.
Click on the Title to register for this free, one hour Webinar.
Join Ken Collins, a person with a brain injury, as he discusses the importance of understanding the role of the limbic system in recovery after a brain injury. The biology of brain injury needs to be better understood if we are going to effectively treat brain injury and the consequences of the fight or flight response. Learning about the Sympathetic Nervous System is important because the limbic system is where the fight or flight response and many other problems people with brain injuries are centered. Veterans and people with brain injuries need more information about their brain injuries so we can play a more proactive role in solving the problems created by our brain injuries instead of just reacting to them. Information about what is going on between our ears, peer support and independent living skills coaching would increase our ability to manage stress that triggers the limbic system fight or flight response instead of just reacting to it.
After registering for one of the previously mentioned webinars, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
This information in this post was provided in its entirety by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). My thanks to the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to share the picture and text in this post.