Idaho Traumatic Brain Injury
Virtual Program Center

Institute of Rural Health
Idaho State University

Spring 2010 Virtual Grand Rounds


February 26: The Value of Peer Support and Online Connections: TBI Survivors Network – 12/9/2010 4:48:00 PM

The Internet now offers many opportunities for survivors and caregivers of TBI. Hear the history of this site and how this and other peer support networks have enhanced the lives of survivors.

Presenters: Craig Sicilia – Behavioralist, TBI Survivor, and Advocate; Penny Condoll – Social Worker, TBI Advocate, and Survivor.

March 3: Compassion Fatigue – 12/9/2010 4:48:00 PM

Care givers are at high risk for compassion fatigue. Attendees will learn to identify compassion fatigue and differentiate it from burnout, identify elements of CF and those at risk, and identify resiliency factors.

Presenter: LCDR Pamela Herbig – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Director, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences – Director of the PMH-NP program.

March 12: Resources for Military Personnel and Their Families – 12/9/2010 4:49:00 PM

Presenter: Barbara Cohoon, R.N., Ph.D. – Deputy Director of Government Relations for the National Military Family Association

March 31: Why do we See Personality Changes after TBI? – 12/9/2010 4:50:00 PM

This session will discuss the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence changes in coping style and personality after traumatic brain injury.

Presenter: Greg O’Shanick, M.D. – President and Medical Director, Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, PC, BIAA National Medical Director.

April 9: Grief and Loss among Families after a Brain Injury – 12/9/2010 4:51:00 PM

The session will discuss the common emotions and reactions of the family after a family member has sustained a brain injury or blast injury, and how family members cope and adjust to changes in their lives and families over time.

Presenter: Marilyn Lash, M.S.W. – Social Worker and founding partner of Lash and Associate

This project is supported in part by grant number H21MC26926 from the U.S Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201 and Idaho State University. This project was previously supported in part by grant # 1-H21-MC07735, using funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources Services Administration's (HRSA's) Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Idaho State University. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. The content contained herein are solely those of the authors and points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy, the view or policies of the U.S. Government, the State of Idaho, or Idaho State University