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This webpage is your access to the sessions of  Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies, and New Frontiers Seminar 2022. You may also download session handouts, read presenter biographies and learn more about our Sponsors.

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Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

If you are unable to join the Seminar with video, the telephone number is 1-312-626-6799 with the Webinar ID: 991 0336 3120

For questions, please contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at Concussions@biamo.org or 314-426-4024.

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8:45 am – 9:00 am          Welcome
Maureen Cunningham, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri

9:00 am – 9:20 am          Concussion Research Update

W. David Carr, PH.D, ATC, Missouri State University
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9:25 am – 9:50 am          Get Schooled on COVID: Similarities of Post-COVID and Concussion Symptoms

Karen McAvoy, PsyD, Co-Creater and Founder of Get Schooled on Concussions and Get Schooled on COVID
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9:55 am – 10:20 am          Practical Ways to Educate Parents About Concussions

Michael Aaron, MAT, ATC, Union High School, Mercy Sports Medicine
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10:30 am – 10:55 am          What You Do for a Non-Athlete Concussion

Mark Halstead, MD, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and WashingtonUniversity Physicians Young Athlete Center
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11:00 am – 11:25 am          New Approach: Light Physical Activity at 72 Hours

Becky Bliss, PT, DPT, DHSc, University of Missouri Department of Physical Therapy, and Mizzou Therapy Services
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11:30 am – 11:55 am          What You Do for the Kid Not Getting Better

Jay Roberson, MD, Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy Kansas City
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Thank you to our Sponsors


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

 

                                                                         
            Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy                  Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center


Missouri Athletic Trainer’s Association

                                           
Missouri Institute of Mental Health                        Missouri United School Insurance Council

Additional Resources
Get Schooled on Concussions

Education and concussion specialists developed the Get Schooled on Concussions program to help teachers support any student in “return to learn” after sustaining a concussion.
A short questionnaire on educational content, teaching style, environment, and student factors provides strategies tailored to support a specific student. The plans are sent to your email inbox and are ready to use.

What:  Get School on Concussions is a website featuring a Teacher Acute Concussions Tool (TACT) to implement individualized learning strategies to help concussed students. Elementary through high school, while they are recovering from a concussion.

Who: Every teacher, school nurse, counselor, coach, and administrator of students of all ages.

When:  Available FREE to every Missouri School through June 1, 2022.

How:  Log into the Get Schooled on Concussions website and complete a five-minute survey based on teaching style and a student’s unique needs.  Individual strategies come to your email inbox over four weeks to help support the student through recovery, many times without the need for a 504 or IEP.

Where:
Website: GetSchooledonConcussions.com/Missouri
Password: TACTmissouri2022
Your name, school, and contact information are required to access the Get Schooled on Concussions for Missouri website.

The Get Schooled on Concussions website and resources are available FREE of charge to EVERY SCHOOL in Missouri through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service and the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Visit Get Schooled on Concussions – Missouri webpage
Watch Video: Concussions and Return to Learn (35 minutes)
Watch Video: How to Use Get Schooled on Concussions Website (20 minutes)

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BIA-MO UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 28

Rolla Support Group

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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St. Louis (South/Southwest) Support Group

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jul 04

Kirksville Support Group

July 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kirksville, MO
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