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Sports Concussion Educational Programs

Sports Concussions Seminars

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols.

These Seminars will be held between January 29 and February 12, 2018. Register Now! Attendance is free-of-charge! Space is limited, so don’t miss your opportunity to attend. 

Register yourself and invite others to attend with you – Coaches (paid or volunteer), Athletic Program Administrators, Licensed Athletic Trainers, School Nurses and others instrumental in concussion care for youth. If you are involved with the implementation of school, community, recreational or club sports for youth, register today for one of the Regional Seminars. The dates and locations are as follows:

BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers Dates 2018

Eastern Missouri | January 29, 2018 | Spazio Westport, 12031 Lackland Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146  

Central Missouri | February 2, 2018 | Stoney Creek Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Rd, Columbia, MO 65203

Southeast Missouri | February 6, 2018 | Osage Community Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Southwest Missouri | February 8, 2018 | Northside Christian Church, 4902 State Highway H (Glenstone Ave), Springfield, MO 65803

Western Missouri | February 12, 2018 | KC First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Each Seminar is scheduled from 7:45 am – 1:30 pm. Topics include:

  • Concussion Facts and Fallacies
  • New Frontiers in Research
  • International Concussion Consensus Guidelines
  • How Does Your Team or School Compare – Know the Data?
  • Changing Your Concussion Culture
  • Sports Concussion Case Studies

Lunch is provided. Registration is required.

Register Online Now

Download a printable Registration Form and Fax to 314-426-3290.

Register by phone at 314-426-4024 or 800-444-6443.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Featured Sponsor

Department of Health and Senior Services


http://health.mo.gov/


Western Missouri Lunch Sponsor

Sports Medicine Center at Children's Mercy 





Eastern, Central and Southeast Program Sponsor 

Washington University and Saint Louis Children's Young Athlete Center






The Brain Injury Association of Missouri offers several education programs for youth, parents, school personnel, coaches and the community regarding concussions and brain injury. All of the programs below are offered free of charge to team and school personnel.

Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes

A 15-minute standardized educational program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teachers organizations or athletic association meetings. 

Content includes the signs and symptoms of a concussion, why it is important to recognize a possible concussion, what should the parent or teammate do if they suspect someone has a concussion, what helps with healing of a concussion and when medical attention is needed following possible concussion. 


Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel

Training for youth-sports coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administrators and licensed athletic trainers.

This six-hour training is free of charge for sports team and school personnel. Content includes an in-depth review of the signs and symptoms of concussion, risk factors regarding short and long-term effects of concussion, concussion care and management at the time of potential injury through recovery, return to play protocols and Missouri’s youth sports concussion law.

Save Your Brain 

Age-appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day program.

Content includes causes of brain injury, affects of brain injury, impact on the person and his or her family, concussions and how to be accepting of individuals who may have sustained a brain injury. We also mention services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for further information.


Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.  

Contact BIA-MO for information at info@biamo.org or 800-444-6443.


Survivor and Family Seminars

BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminar

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions, and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in the Spring each year and in Eastern Missouri during October.

Attendance is Free, but Registration is Required.

 

Kansas City: Saturday, March 3, 2018 
First Baptist Church of Blue Springs
4500 Little Blue Parkway
Independence, MO 64057 


Springfield: Saturday, March 10, 2018 
Catherine McAuley Conference Center 
Mercy Medical Center - Springfield 
1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804

To register and receive updates for the 2018 Survivor and Family Seminars, contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.

Phone: 314-426-4024 or 800-444-6443

Email: Alyssa Weissman at Alyssa@biamo.org





  Annual Statewide Conference

Conference Success!

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically to address current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury. This year’s BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 5 – 7, 2017 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

The 2017 Conference featured national and local experts, who addressed issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury and family members.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

In all, over 275 individuals attended the BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference and Survivor and Family Seminar. 


Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6 Featured: 

Keynote Presentations

  • The Public Health Burden of TBI - John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, The Ohio State University
  • Post Traumatic Epilepsy and Seizures from Brain Injury – Brian Keith Day, MD, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cardinal Cowboy, Chase Your Dreams – Carter “Cardinal Cowboy” Rethwisch, Survivor of Brain Injury and Coma

Additional Topics

  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology
  • Dealing with Denial – Helping Survivors in Recovery
  • Pediatric Brain Injury and Transition to Adult Services
  • Behavior Modification for Better Therapy Participation
  • Federal Health Reform: Where Things Stand & the Impact on Missouri
  • Veterans and Agriculture: Gaining Ground
  • And more!

Send an email to Conference@biamo.org to be added to the mailing list 
for updates about the 2018 BIA-MO 14th Annual Statewide Conference.

Thank you again to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor 

Department of Health and Senior Services

 

Rehabilitation Track Sponsor 

SSM Rehabilitation Network

A SSM-Select Medical Partnership

 

Veterans Track Sponsor 

Missouri AgrAbility Project

 

BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.
  

   


Click here to view a video about how BIA-MO helps those with brain injury

 

 

 

Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290