Concussions 2020

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Date(s) - 7 Mar 2020
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

Concussions: 2020 – Traumatic Brain Injuries in Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

This year’s meeting features an innovative and unique program. In addition to Keynote Speaker, Eve Valera, PhD, other nationally recognized experts in the field of concussions in victims of intimate partner violence will discuss both the current approach to identifying their concussions, treat and facilitate their rehabilitation.

Date And Time

Sat, March 7, 2020

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM MST


475 North 5th Street

Room 113

Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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The current topics and speakers include:

Increasing Our Understanding of an Overlooked Public Health Epidemic: Traumatic Brain Injuries in Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence

Eve Valera, PhD

Mechanisms and Bioresponse to Concussions: Gender Differences

Jonathan (Jonny) Lifshitz, PhD

Intimate Partner Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Social Work: Moving Forward

Kathleen Monahan, PhD

Creating C.A.R.E.: Ohio’s path to the creation and evaluation of a health justice advocacy enhancement approach for addressing partner-inflicted brain injury with domestic violence survivors

Rachel Ramirez, MA, MSW and Julianna Nemeth, PhD

Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

Javier Cardenas, MD

Neurocognitive Assessments and Therapy in IPV Victims: Post-Concussion Syndrome, PTSD or both?

Jennifer Wethe, PhD

Vision and Balance Evaluations of Visual-Vestibular Functions in Concussion Patients

Charlie Shearer, OD and Amy Alexander, PT

Sojourner MC3DV: Collaboration Between Law Enforcement, the Medical Community and Shelters for a Better Understanding, of Concussions in Domestic Violence Victims.

Hirsch Handmaker, MD

Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Relationship to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Edward B. Lee, MD

Concussions and Domestic Violence in Indigenous Populations

Melodie Lopez, MSW