Upcoming expert webinar: Traumatic brain injuries & recent research

I’m happy to let you in on a bit of a secret: we have some really, really good webinars coming your way. Not just any webinars, guest expert webinars. A full lineup will be announced soon, but what I can tell you here and now, is that February 17, from 2-3 PM Eastern, guest expert Missy Fraser will present on traumatic brain injuries and recent research. Missy will speak from her own experiences and research at The Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center, and the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes.

During this webinar, Missy will answer the following questions:

  • What are the effects of cognitive and physical rehabilitation on Return to Play (RTP)? 
  • Head Impact Sensors: What’s out there? How can you use them? Are they all they’re cracked up to be?
  • Long-term impact: Can sport-related head impacts result in long-term cognitive, physical, or emotional changes?

A little bit more about the presenter

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Missy Fraser, MS, ATC is a University of Iowa alumnus (BS). As a member of the Women’s Track and Field team, she earned degrees in Psychology and Exercise Science with an emphasis in athletic training, as well as her Paramedics license. In 2003, she graduated with her Masters in Kinesiology from The Pennsylvania State University while working with their varsity athletes as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. Missy has nearly 12 years of clinical experience as a certified athletic trainer working with D-I, D-II, and Extreme Sports athletes. She is currently in her third year of the Human Movement Science Doctoral program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz. The Matthew A. Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center is the base for their research, and she also has the privilege to work closely with the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes (CSRA). Her research interests primarily focus on how personality/affect and memory are affected by sport-related repeated head impacts and concussions in the short- and long-term. Her methodology typically employs the use of head impact technology, surveys, biomarkers, and fMRI studies.

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