If you are interested in being a presenter at this year's conference or need more information, please contact the Brain Injury Association of Vermont at 1-877-856-1772 or send an email to
We are looking for people to facilitate brain injury support groups in Bennington, St Albans, Middlebury and White River Junction. These volunteer positions are a wonderful opportunity to be in an environment of support with individuals whose lives have been affected by brain injury. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
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Vermont Trainings / Education Courses / Higher Education - Spring 2009
Heads Up: Brain Injury in Your Practice - A Tool Kit for Physicians
An estimated 75%-90% of the 1.4 million traumatic brain injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits that occur each year are concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI).
Many individuals who sustain an MTBI are not hospitalized or receive no medical care at all. An unknown proportion of those who are not hospitalized may experience long-term problems such as persistent headache, pain, fatigue, vision or hearing problems, memory problems, confusion, sleep disturbances, or mood changes. Symptoms of MTBI or concussion may appear mild, but can lead to significant, life-long impairment affecting an individual's ability to function physically, cognitively, and psychologically.
Physicians can play a key role in helping to prevent MTBI or concussion and improve a patient's health outcomes through early diagnosis, management, and appropriate referral.
In response, CDC, in collaboration with an expert work group, has recently updated and revised the "Heads Up: Brain Injury in Your Practice" tool kit. This tool kit is available free-of-charge and contains practical, easy-to-use clinical information and tools.
TBI Certification ResourcesThe American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) offers a voluntary national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services. AACBIS provides staff and professionals the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate their learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential. http://www.aacbis.net/