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Sports Concussions Seminar
Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers
Every year, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) hosts the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers in cooperation with the Department of Health and Senior Services/TBI Grant and several statewide organizations. This educational program provides sports and school personnel with current information on concussion care and his or her role in this care for youth.
Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers regional seminars will be held in February 2016 at five locations: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. The seminars were a success in 2015; attendance increased from 2014 by 25 percent to nearly 1,000 participants across Missouri.
Columbia - February 17 | Stoney Creek Conference Center | 2601 S. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
Cape Girardeau - February 18 | Osage Community Centre | 1625 N Kingshighway St.,Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
St. Louis - February 22 | Spazio’s Bistro-Westport Plaza | 12031 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
Springfield - February 25 | Northside Christian Church | 4902 State Hwy H, Springfield, MO 65803
Kansas City - February 26 | Gladstone Community Center | 6901 N Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64118
Each Seminar will be held from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. Registration will begin at 7:45 am.
Watch videos from the 4th Annual BIA-MO the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers, Columbia, MO
A Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes and the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers seminar held in Columbia, MO is available to view here.
Maureen Cunningham, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, addresses common misunderstandings about concussions and shares information about training for coaches (paid or volunteer) of school, recreational, community for traveling teams. The BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are offered free-of-charge for team and school personnel.
Watch the BIA-MO Concussion Education 3-minute video now.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Professional Networking Coffee - St. Louis & Surrounding Areas
Locating resources for consumers and clients is often a challenge. To help increase or refresh awareness of service providers throughout the St. Louis area, please join us for a Networking Coffee on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. This Networking Coffee is for professionals caring for survivors of brain injury, regardless of the cause - traumatic or acquired. The purpose is networking and education, not marketing or selling.
What: Brain Injury Association of Missouri Networking Coffee
Who: Professionals in the fields of direct services in areas of rehabilitation, employment, community support, residential, mental health, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, trauma services, discharge planning, or other assistance for the survivor of brain injury to live a quality life with brain injury. This care can be on a full-time, part-time or periodic basis. Feel free to share this invitation with other professionals who provide care for survivors of brain injury in the St. Louis area.
When and Where: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am - BIA-MO Office, 2265 Schuetz Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146
Networking Dates 2016: To be held at the BIA-MO office.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am
RSVP: RSVP to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at DMenzie@biamo.org
or by phone, 800-444-6443.
We hope to see you on March 1, 2016 and at more BIA-MO Networking Coffees in 2016.
BIA-MO Social Recreation Event Coming Up Next:
February 13, 2016
2265 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis Missouri 63146
Parents, athletes and coaches, sign up for the following BIA-MO educational opportunities to learn more about concussion prevention, signs and symptoms and what the next steps are after a concussion occurs.
Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes- A FREE 15-minute standardized education program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teacher organizations or athletic association meetings.
Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel - Training for youth- sport coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administration and licensed athletic trainers.
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.
Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.
Forms can be submitted by mail: 2265 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, Missouri 63146 or by fax: 314-426-3290
For more information click here.
Bowling for Brain Injury
Saturday June 18, 2016
Springfield - Enterprise Park Lanes
1625 South Enterprise Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
St. Louis TBD
Join this fun event for individuals of all abilities -- bowling alley accessibility, lane adaption, and bowling assistance devices -- make Bowling for Brain Injury a great fundraiser for all!
Why We Bowl
Help Survivors of brain injury and family members know they are not alone.
Offer information regarding brain injury resources.
Educate survivors and families about life-changes due to brain injury.
How it Works
- Tell your story about brain injury! You can update the computer-generated webpage with your personal story and picture if you wish. This really is easy - or help is available at 314-426-4024.
- Share your story! Send an email or post on Facebook the invitation for family, friends, co-workers and social networks to support your fundraising efforts.
- Boast about your success as donations are received. Send periodic updates as you reach your initial fundraising goal and strive for more success.
Shop Thru The Heart
YOU CAN Make a Difference
Your back-to-school, everyday and work shopping can benefit the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at no extra cost to you.
School and office supplies, clothes, dorm room essentials and more are all available through retailers such as Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Verizon, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, Office Max and more.
When you make on-line purchases using the Shop Thru the Heart mall, a donation will be made to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO). There is no additional cost to you or BIA-MO.
It is easy to Shop Thru the Heart
Go to www.shopthrutheheart.com
from the top of the screen
from the top of the screen (you can use the BIA-MO general account)
Enter the following information in the I’m a Returning Customer
box (case sensitive):
Email Address: email@example.com
Make your online purchases with up to 10 percent of your total being donated to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, at no additional cost to you.
How does Shop Thru the Heart work, this sounds to good to be true?
mall receives a commission based on your purchases. They then make a donation to BIA-MO based on your purchase - when BIA-MO is your selected charity or you sign-in using the BIA-MO general account. There is no additional cost to you, your company, employees, colleagues and friends.
Please Shop Thru the Heart for your on-line purchases for home, school and work.
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
YOU can provide help and hope for individuals and families adjusting to life with brain injury.
You probably know a survivor of brain injury. You might be a survivor or have a loved one with brain injury. Perhaps you have a friend or colleague who is impacted by brain injury. You know the emotional roller-coaster survivors and families experience in these days, weeks, months and year that follow the injury.
Please be help and hope for survivors and their families, colleagues and friends or anyone you know that has been impacted by brain injury. A donation helps all of those listed above and more, to receive information and answers.
Your Membership in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri matters. It ensures that survivors of brain injury and their families have access to services, receive support and education to face new challenges, and celebrate accomplishments in their lives. Click here for more information about Membership.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board Meetings
Members of the Brain Injury Association of the Missouri are welcome to attend Board Meetings as a guest. The meeting dates for 2015 are:
All meetings are held at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 in the Main Street Conference Room on the 1st Floor. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.