CDP Presents: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) in Adults: Pathophysiology, Clinical Recovery, and Intervention with ‘Complex’ Cases - Online via Adobe Connect
21 March, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
This 90-minute (75-minutes didactics, 15-minutes Q&A) webinar will by led by Dr. William Garmoe, ABPP-CN, Assistant Director of Psychology, DC Operations, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), also referred to as Concussion, is commonly seen in civilian (sports, and non-sports related) and military populations. Fortunately, most individuals who sustain MTBI recover well, but many factors can contribute to prolonged symptoms and complicated recovery. While there has been a considerable increase in specialized MTBI programs the majority of assessment and care is still provided by medical and mental health providers in hospital and community settings. This seminar will first review definitions of MTBI, explain the pathophysiology of changes that happen in the brain, and discuss the most typical pattern of good recovery. Common-sense, clinically effective strategies to help individuals recover well from MTBI will be reviewed. A small percentage of individuals who sustain MTBI experience prolonged, sometimes permanent, symptoms. In this seminar the term ‘Complex’ MTBI is used to describe cases in which an individual is at risk for prolonged symptoms. Factors that contribute to Complex cases will be reviewed along with strategies clinicians can use to improve outcomes.
- Characterize current clinical and research knowledge about the pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury.
- Consider clinically effective strategies to help recovery from acute mTBI, including common myths that are not well-supported.
- Discriminate factors that contribute to 'Complex' concussion cases, including strategies for assessment and intervention to improve outcomes.
This course will be presented via Adobe Connect teleconferencing software. Adobe Connect is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visitinghttp://admin.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm) We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Adobe Connect in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Adobe Connect app is also available for iOS and Android devices. We will also be posting a recording of this event afterwards for on-demand viewing. However, CE credits will not be available for the recorded version.
Continuing Education Details:
All participants who register, attend, and complete a short post-training evaluation/assessment will be eligible to receive one free CE. CEs will be provided through PESI, Inc. For CE credit information only, please contact Bridget Schaub at: email@example.com. If you have any other questions or technical issues, please contact Ms. Maria Janampa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com)