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Abstract:  To reduce the risk of concussion in youth ice hockey, Hockey Canada implemented a national “zero tolerance for head contact” (HC) policy in 2011. A previous cohort study revealed higher concussion rates after this implementation in players aged 11 to 14 years. However, it is unknown whether the elevated risk was due to higher

Abstract:  Repeated head impacts sustained by athletes have been linked to short-term neurophysiologic deficits; thus, there is growing concern about the number of head impacts sustained in sports. Accurate head impact exposure data obtained via head impact sensors may help identify appropriate strategies across sports and between genders to mitigate repetitive head impacts. To read

Abstract – Scott Ramsay, RN, BSN and Susan Dahinten, PhD, RN, MBA Introduction Sports-related concussions in children and youth are a significant health concern. There is increasing literature pertaining to levels of knowledge about concussion and the effects of educational interventions, but the literature has not yet been synthesized for the subpopulation of children and

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2021 USBIA Webinars

November 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Supporting Survivors of Brain Injury in a Criminal Justice Setting, presented by Liam Donevan, Program Manager – Criminal Justice System, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. To register for this webinar, click here.

2022 USBIA Webinars

February 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Connection, Loneliness, and Finding Meaning presented by Kate Kerkmans, VP of Client Programs at the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.  Registration coming soon.

May 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  a webinar discussing intimate partner violence will be presented by Eve Valera, Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Research Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Registration coming soon.

August 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Return to School Following Brain Injury:  Promising Practices and Current Research presented by Melissa McCart, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Oregon TBI Teams at the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) at the University of Oregon.  Registration coming soon.

November 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Michelle Wild will present on The Use of Apps Within the TBI Community.  More information coming soon.

Past USBIA Webinars:

Aired on February 17, 2021:  Cognitive and Social Effects of COVID-19 on TBI Survivors and Caregivers, presented by Alina K. Fong, PhD, and Jaycie Loewen, PhD.   To watch the presentation, click here.

Aired on May 12, 2021:  Grieving the Loss of Normal, presented by Gina Pollard, MDiv, CTSS, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.  To watch the presentation, click here.

Aired on August 4, 2021:  The New Age of Concussion:  Refining Diagnosis and Treatment, presented by Gerard A. Gioia, PhD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Children’s National Hospital.  To watch the presentation, click here.