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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

February 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Cognitive and Social Effects of COVID-19 on TBI Survivors and Caregivers, presented by Alina K. Fong, PhD, and Jaycie Loewen, PhD.   This webinar is now complete.  To watch the presentation, click here.

May 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Grieving the Loss of Normal, presented by Gina Pollard, MDiv, CTSS, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.  This webinar is now complete.  To watch the presentation, click here.

August 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  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 register for this webinar, click here.

November 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm Eastern:  Supporting Survivors of Brain Injury in a Criminal Justice Setting, presented by Liam Donevan, CBIS, Systems Outreach Coordinator – Criminal Justice, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.