The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey offers comprehensive webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide you with valuable information, strategies and resources that can assist you. All webinars are free and open to the public.
If there is a webinar that you are unable to attend, you will be able to view the presentation within two weeks of the live broadcast. Click here to visit the Webinar Archive.
Dizziness and Brain Injury: Why It Happens and What To Do About It
Presented by: Nidhi Shah, PT, DPT, MS
Owner and Physical Therapist, Your Movement Specialist
This webinar will cover:
- – Different types of dizziness
- – What causes different types of dizziness after brain injury
- – Different body systems involved in producing the sensation of dizziness
- – When to seek help
- – Who treats dizziness
- – How dizziness is treated
Dr. Nidhi Shah PT, DPT, MS is a physical therapist with 10+ years of clinical experience, Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation. She has worked with clients who have BI for over 9 years and was the leader of a Joint Commission accredited Brain Injury Rehab Program for 4 years. With a certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance, she has been helping individuals with acute and chronic dizziness find the correct diagnosis, relief and recovery quickly.
New Approaches to Diagnosing and Treating Cognitive and Neurobehavioral Problems in Patients with TBI
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00PM
Presented by Gerald Tramontano, PhD, Medical Director of The NeuroCognitive Institute
By the end of this 60-minute webinar you will understand:
– Current neurodiagnostic and treatment approaches in TBI
– The need for better diagnostics
– New approaches to treating neurobehavioral problems
– The rationale for these new approaches and how they may help patients and families
Dr. Tramontano specializes in the practice of clinical neuropsychology. As the Medical Director for The NeuroCognitive Institute (NCI), he provides direct patient care and supervises clinicians, medical and psychological interns, residents and fellows in clinical neuropsychology, behavioral neurology and neurology. NCI serves patients with a variety of cognitive and neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from ADHD, through Alzheimer’s disease; including traumatic and acquired brain injury.
Grief and Loss in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Presented by Mandi Zucker, MSW, CT, Education Facilitator, Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey
This one hour interactive webinar explored grief and loss, and covered the following:
– Common reactions to loss
– Self care and grieving during the pandemic and beyond
– Skills for supporting others who have experienced loss
Neurosurgical Management of Brain Aneurysms
Presented by Gaurav Gupta, MD, FAANS, FACS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Director, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
This webinar covers:
- – A general overview of brain aneurysms, particularly causes and symptoms
- – Definition on how brain aneurysms are managed from a surgical standpoint
- – Discussion on the question of whether there is an association between brain aneurysm and COVID-19.
Dr. Gaurav Gupta currently serves as Director of Endovascular and Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Director of Rutgers- Neurological disorders in Pregnancy Program and the Director of New Jersey Brain Aneurysm and AVM program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He is also an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Rutgers RWJ Medical School.
Dr. Gupta did his general surgery training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He then completed his Neurosurgery residency at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He was appointed Chief Resident at the same institution, where he then completed his fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery.
He is an academic neurosurgeon with many invited book chapters and scientific papers in National and International Journals both in basic neuroscience and in clinical neurosurgery. He is also the recipient of the prestigious American Heart Association (AHA)/ American Stroke Association ‘young investigator of the year award’ for his work on transplantation of neural stem cells and neural progenitor cells in brain for stroke and his research was awarded Top 10 research advances in the world by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in 2001.
Personal Injury Law: What NJ/NY Residents Should Know
August 20, 2020 at 10:00AM
Presented by William Ricigliano, P.C., Ricigliano & Filopei, P.C.
In this 60-minute webinar, attorney William Ricigliano, P.C. for Ricigliano & Filopei, P.C., will share the basics of personal injury law and your rights as a resident of NJ/NY. The webinar will end with a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions related to both traumatic brain injury and general personal injury law.
This webinar will answer the following questions (and more!):
– What is personal injury law?
– What types of injuries do personal injury lawyers handle?
– What makes traumatic brain injury cases unique?
– What steps do I need to take to pursue a personal injury case?
– How much will a personal injury lawyer cost me?
– How much time do I have to contact a lawyer after I’m injured?
William Ricigliano, P.C., has been practicing personal injury law in the New York and New Jersey area since 1994. He first became involved with the TBI community in 2011 when he represented an 8 year-old boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury that required a lifetime of medical care. Through that case, Mr. Ricigliano developed a passion for the science behind brain injury, as well as a personal commitment to fight for survivors in court. He has taken on over 100 traumatic brain injury cases to date.
BIANJ Webinar – Personal Injury Law(webinar slides)
Applying an Integrated Approach to Managing the Behavioral Consequences of Emergencies
July 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Presented by Steven Crimando, Director of Training for the Disaster & Terrorism Branch, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
There are complexities of how people react to emergency situations, especially those that have sustained a brain injury. This webinar will provide information and skills to help caregivers form more accurate behavioral assumptions to guide their efforts proactively in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a variety of emergency situations.
Participants will be able to:
1. Describe the three basic types of behavioral response to emergencies in individuals and communities.
2. Identify typical and atypical emergency stress reactions in those they care for.
3. Explain strategies for improving coping with emergency-related stress.
Neurofatigue: The Tired Brain and How to Manage It
June 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Presented by Erin Fults, PsyD
- Learn about neurofatigue and its prevalence following brain injury
- Identify triggers and symptoms of neurofatigue
- Be able to differentiate neurofatigue from other types of fatigue
- Increase knowledge of treatment approaches to manage neurofatigue
Mental Wellness During COVID-19 and Beyond
May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Presented by: Alexandria P. Theordor, MSW, LCSW, CBIS, Center for Brain Injuries, Cognitive Rehabilitation Department, Hackensack Meridian Health
- Identify the common challenges to mental wellness and brain injury and how they can be magnified during the pandemic.
- Become aware of the triggers and warning signs of reduced mental wellness.
- Learn coping strategies for immediate management of stress symptoms.
- Increase knowledge of available community resources to maintain optimal mental wellness.
THESE WEBINARS ARE FUNDED IN PART BY THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY SERVICES, AND NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.