Thank you for participating in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Live Stream 2024. This webpage is your access to this online BIA-MO Live Stream program and related documents.

If assistance is needed accessing the Live Stream, please contact BIA-MO at or 314-426-4024.

Links to BIA-MO Sports Concussions Live Stream Sessions

Welcome (7:45 am – 8:00 am)
Maureen Cunningham, CFRE
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Missouri

Concussion Facts and Fallacies (8:00 am – 8:30 am)
Melanie Kennedy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Sports Medicine Center

Return to Learn (8:35 am -9:15 am)
Karen McAvoy, PsyD
Licensed Clinical and School Psychologist
Get Schooled on Concussions

Get Schooled on Concussions for Missouri – Interactive Tutorial (9:15 am -9:30 am)
Karen McAvoy, PsyD

Keynote: Consensus Statement on Concussions in Sport: The 6th International Conference on Concussion in Sports Amsterdam, 2022 (9:40-10:50 am)
Jared Bruce, PhD
Professor, Director of Psychiatric Research
Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics
University of Missouri – Kansas City School of
Medicine Neuropsychology Service

              University Health Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology

Managing Emotions in Sports-Related Concussion (11:00 am – 11:55 pm)
Jared Bruce, PhD

Concussion Research Update (12:00 pm – 12:30 pm)
Michael Rippee, MD
Sports Neurology, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Medical Director, Center for Concussion Management
The University of Kansas Health System/University of Kansas Medical Center

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Get Schooled on Concussions for Missouri
Online resources that complement the education of the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers education 2024.
The Get Schooled on Concussions website and resources are available FREE of charge to EVERY SCHOOL in Missouri for calendar year 2024.
The Get Schooled on Concussions program was developed by education and concussion specialists 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. Various educator-oriented Tip Sheets and videos are also available. This resource and website access is available through the Brain Injury Association of Missouri in partnership with the Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services TBI Grant.

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