Registration for the Idaho’s spring 2012 TBI Webinar Series is now open. This is Idaho’s eighth consecutive TBI webinar series with three sessions on April 12, 19, and 26.
There is no cost to attend.
Descriptions of the three sessions are below:
A Partial Perspective Using Idaho Trauma Registry Data:
It is difficult to accurately determine TBI-related acute care hospitalizations and outcomes in Idaho due to the absence of emergency room, hospital and rehabilitation discharge databases. Although it is not yet statewide, the Idaho Trauma Registry collects demographic, injury-specific
and acute care-hospital discharge disposition information on TBI patients who meet inclusion criteria – the most severely injured individuals. This presentation will summarize what is known for TBI patients who are transported to acute care hospitals for treatment.
Ginger Floerchinger-Franks, DrPH, Director, Idaho Trauma Registry
ISU Veterans Sanctuary: Overcoming Obstacles To Achieve Great Things. The Veterans’ Sanctuary at Idaho State University is a nationally-recognized transition and support program for student veterans and service members. We use a “one-stop-shop” approach to provide comprehensive educational and social support services. These include resources for disabled student veterans, a VA Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and assistance with VA educational and medical benefits. We also offer free tutoring in all subjects, veterans’ academic and technical advisors, scholarships, job preparation and employment assistance, student-run veterans clubs, veteran preference housing, counseling, and Idaho’s first university-or college-based veterans center complete with a lounge, conference
room, study areas and a kitchen.
Casey Santee, Veteran Recruiter/Counselor, Veterans’ Sanctuary, Idaho State University
Concussion and the Adolescent Athlete: Critical Management Guidelines. Dr. Faure will discuss the prevalence of concussion in youth and adolescent sports
and will provide background on management guidelines (including legislative efforts) for sport administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, parents and athletes. She will also discuss potential short- and long-term cognitive effects associated with sport-related concussion, including post-concussion syndrome and the need for academic accommodations for athletes who suffer concussion.
Caroline “Smitty” Faure, EdD, ATC-L, Assistant Professor of Sport Science & Physical Education, Idaho State University
All sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MDT
To register, please go to http://www.idahotbi.org/.
These sessions will be broadcast to your computer. You will need to use a headset or speakers to listen as the presenter moves through the slides.
The session moderator will give instructions for how to use the software and ask questions at the start of each webinar. The presentations will run approximately 60 minutes with
additional time for questions.