Traumatic Brain Injury Webinar

Webinar Title: Understanding Psychological Health Conditions Resulting from TBI*

When: 1-2:30 p.m. (ET) Nov. 9, 2017

Summary: Patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may also experience psychological health concerns including posttraumatic stress, depression and anxiety. Because symptoms of TBI and psychological health problems can be similar, knowing when to refer a patient to another provider is important for effective treatment.

Goals: The goal of this webinar is to highlight psychological health conditions associated with TBI and the roles of other health care providers. The presenter will share diverse case studies to explain psychiatric assessment, treatment and prognosis with relevance to military medicine.

Participants will learn to:

  • Describe common psychological health conditions resulting from, or associated with, traumatic brain injuries.
  • Understand the roles of psychiatrists, psychologists and other psychotherapists and when to refer patients to an appropriate specialist.
  • Recognize common treatments for patients with TBI, including benefits and risks.

Presenter
U.S. Army Capt. (Dr.) John F. Chaves
National Capital Psychiatry Consortium
Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center
Fort Meade, Maryland

Moderator
Maj. (Dr.) Alyssa Soumoff
Staff Psychiatrist
Walter Reed Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group. You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Nov. 9, 2017, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Registration

Sign up for the webinar at http://dcoe.cds.pesgce.com. Please note registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing account. After you register you will receive a confirmation email with more webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect to attend the webinar.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team at:
[email protected]

*Although TBI is considered out of scope in our MFLC work, given the population we serve, it is vitally important that MFLCs understand the multiple, varied psychological effects of TBI. If you have questions, please discuss with your MFLC Liaison.