Upcoming & Past Events & Trainings

Upcoming Events/Trainings

Past Events/Trainings

Click the link to register for the past event. If you register for any of the past events & trainings, you will receive a link to the recording in your confirmation email!

Power of Patients App: A Demo with Lynne Becker

Have you ever wanted to SHOW your doctor your brain injury symptoms? Join us for a demonstration & registration for a FREE app to help you manage your brain injury care. Doctors like data and our symptom tracker does just that. Rather than emailing yourself or use a spreadsheet or carry huge files from doctor to doctor, you can create your own TBI tracking program with our system. And it’s free!

Suicide and TBI: Untangling the Complex Relationship with Dr. Matthew Peters

The attendee will receive background information on suicide followed by a discussion of how TBI links to suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide completions. Relevant research is referenced. Both civilian and veteran populations will be discussed. The presentation will end with a consideration of underlying brain networks that may be disrupted in these cases.

TBI and Intimate Partner Violence with Dr. Kim Gorgens

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of a brain injury and the unique vulnerabilities of women.
  2. Participants will learn about the relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
  3. Participants will learn about the importance of advocacy and outreach and will be exposed to community and national resources

Yoga and meditation for TBI recovery – results from first-ever meta-analysis w/ Dr. Rebecca Acabchuk

Dr. Becky Acabchuk will review the results from her group’s meta-analysis that was recently published, showing that yoga and meditation may be effective treatments for certain chronic symptoms following brain injury. She will describe the methods, results, limitations and implications of this work, as well as discuss the proposed mechanisms through which these mind-body practices may exert their effects. In addition, Dr. Acabchuk will discuss what inspired her to do this work and personal insights as a researcher, yoga and meditation instructor, and mother of three teenage athletes. A brief experiential demonstration will also be included, followed by Q&A.

Strategies for the Management of TBI-related Sequelae in Behavioral Health Settings with Dr. Kim Gorgens

1) Participants will be able to list at least three strategies to manage common sequelae of brain injury
2) Participants will be able to generate strategies using whichever data are available to them
3) Participants will be able to list an effective prevention strategy

This session will provide some compelling management strategies for the most common consequences of brain injury. The strategies are informed by 20 years of work with thousands of clients and hundreds of providers and paraprofessionals. This is the perfect talk for anyone frustrated with a client or the system.

Loving What Is: Rediscovering Our Nature by Embracing Daily Rhythms

In this workshop we’ll take a beginner’s look at Ayurveda and consider how daily routines and reflections on sensory input could make a powerful impact on healing and adapting to life with a TBI.  Managing the balance between rest and activity can make a difference in how we experience common symptoms of TBI, such as fatigue, headaches, sensory overload, and emotional lability. 

32nd Annual Brain Injury Conference

Get access to a dozen recordings from our 32nd Annual Brain Injury Conference. View presentations from amazing speakers such as renowned speaker, Dr. Kim Gorgens, as well as inspirational speaker and American former professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce.

Traumatic Brain Injury & Opioid Misuse w/Dr. John Corrigan & Dr. Rachel Sayko Adams

People who have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to be exposed to prescription opioids, appear to be more vulnerable to its misuse and face greater challenges trying to recover from an opioid use disorder (OUD). These combined risks have been called a “perfect storm” of TBI and opioids. 

I Just Can’t Think Straight: Domestic Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Strangulation w/ Rachel Ramirez

In the domestic violence field, we have known for decades that abusers intentionally target a victim’s head, neck and face, with terrifying and painful repeated assaults and strangulation. The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury’s groundbreaking research revealed that over 8 out of 10 people accessing domestic violence services had experienced head trauma, often repeatedly and concurrently–and the significant ways this violence can impact the brain. These invisible injuries are rarely identified and almost never immediately treated, and have a host of physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person’s life. This makes it more difficult for them to get what they need from agencies designed to serve them. Come to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, partner-inflicted brain injury, and Ohio’s practical, free tools developed for you to raise awareness and build relationships with domestic violence service providers.  

Tai Chi with Anne Bower

Tai Chi’s gentle, coordinated movements focus the mind and provide the body with beneficial stretches and relaxation. During this hour long session we will play with moves from various tai chi forms, discovering how they awaken us to our own posture, tension points, and relationship to the space around us. Participants can remain seated or stand to do the tai chi movements, and each person will be encouraged to make adjustments to suit her/his own body.

Sports & Concussion Management w/ Dr. Kristine Karlson

Dr. Karlson is a sports medicine fellowship trained family physician practicing at DHMC since 1997. She directs the sports concussion program at DHMC and manages all varsity sports concussions at Dartmouth College. In this presentation she will discuss the management of concussions in sports.

Identifying & Screening for Brain Injuries w/ Dr. Kim Gorgens

This presentation will highlight a novel model from Colorado that is designed to quickly identify brain injury history in any setting, assess cognitive functioning and psycho-social vulnerabilities (by clinician assessment or brief self-report instrument) and to make customized recommendations that support the individual through various systems (e.g., school, criminal justice, behavioral health).

Vermont Brain Injury Programs & Resources

Webinar on brain injury programs and resources in Vermont by Sara Lane, BSN, RN, Quality Management Nurse, TBI/CFC Programs, DAIL- Adult Services Division