Join your colleagues from around the world for a wide variety of learning opportunities from April 2024 - December 2024. Registration is free for IBIA and affiliated organization members and $25 for non-members. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 IBIA Webinar Series. All webinar registrants will receive a recording of the webinar several days after the live event.

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Registration links for the sessions are below. If you are signing up to receive the recording of the webinar after the live date, please email Jennifer Wyllie at jwyllie@internationalbrain.org.


Post Traumatic Fatigue: Best Practices Assessment and Clinical Management

Speaker: Brian Greenwald, MD

Date and Time: May 9, 2024 at 12 PM ET

Organized by North America Brain Injury Society.

Speaker Bio:

Brian Greenwald, MD, is the Medical Director of the Center for Brain Injuries and the Associate Medical Director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. He is the Fellowship Director for JFK Johnson’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)- certified Brain Injury Medicine fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Greenwald is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is a Core Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.

Dr. Greenwald completed his residency training in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He was fellowship-trained in brain injury rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Greenwald is the Medical Director for JFK Johnson Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems research grant which is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.

Dr. Greenwald has served on the Board of Trustees for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey since 2002 and is currently the Vice President. Dr. Greenwald has been the recipient of multiple awards for his clinical work, research and teaching. Since 2009 he has recognized by his peers through the Castle Connolly surveys as one of the Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area. Dr. Greenwald has published multiple articles and book chapters in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation. Currently he is involved in several research studies to improve the care of brain injury survivors.

Session Description:

This webinar will review the definition of fatigue as well as how it is conceptualized including peripheral versus central fatigue. Anatomic areas of the brain implicated in fatigue will be reviewed. Assessment tool for fatigue, the differential diagnosis, medical work up and a range of treatment considerations will be discussed.

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Functional Brain Imaging in DoC Clinical Practice and the Forensic Arena: What Can Be Said with Confidence

Speaker: Steven Laureys, MD, PhD, FEAN

Date and Time: May 29, 2024 at 11 AM ET

Organized by Disorders of Consciousness Special Interest Group.


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Steven Laureys is a prominent neurologist and neuroscientist known for his work in the field of consciousness research. He headed, until early 2020, the Coma Science Group that he created in 2014 within the GIGA Consciousness Centre at the University of Liège. Most of his research work is devoted to the study of alterations in consciousness in severely brain-damaged patients, as well as during anesthesia, sleep, meditation and in the hypnotic state. Steven Laureys is the author of over 450 scientific articles, some of which have been published in the most prestigious journals. Winner of numerous scientific awards, including the Francqui Prize (2017) - Belgium's most prestigious scientific prize - and the Generet Prize (2019), Steven Laureys is undoubtedly one of the world's leading specialists on the issue of altered states. He is currently professor at the CERVO research centre at Laval University (Quebec, QC, Canada).

Session Summary:

This talk will explore the role of functional brain imaging in assessing patients with disorders of consciousness (DoC) both in clinical practice and forensic settings. We will discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the use of functional imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), highlighting what can be confidently inferred from these methods in terms of diagnosis, prognosis, and the detection of covert consciousness. The talk will also address the challenges and limitations of these techniques, emphasizing the need for cautious interpretation and the integration of multiple assessment tools in comprehensive patient care.

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Recent Webinars

Our Journey to Recognizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Condition

Speaker: John D. Corrigan, PhD
Interviewed by Katherine Snedaker, LCSW
Date and Time: April 17, 2024 at 12 PM ET
Organized by PINK Concussions.

Session Summary:

Over the last 15 years the field of brain injury rehabilitation has evolved our view of the long-term effects of many brain injuries. Longitudinal data from the TBI Models Systems and TRACK-TBI have shown that brain injury remains more dynamic than static many years post injury. The evolution of this recognition, and its implications for treatment, will be discussed.

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Registration - Chronic Condition Webinar