2023.07.12 – From a Split Second to a Long Haul: When Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Become Chronic Health Conditions (Live Webinar)

A Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research live webinar featuring Christopher C. Giza, M.D., Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D., and Brad G. Kurowski, M.D. Airs live at 3 p.m. ET on July 12, 2023.

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In this webinar, Christopher Giza, M.D., Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D., and Brad Kurowski, M.D., will describe how TBI in children might meet the criteria of a chronic health condition. They will also explain how identifying a health condition can facilitate improved monitoring and care of children over time.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what makes TBI in children a chronic health condition.
  • Explain how identifying a health condition can facilitate improved monitoring and care of children.

Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.

Speaker Bios:

Christopher C. Giza, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Mattel Children’s Hospital, and director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT program. He graduated from Dartmouth College, received his M.D. from West Virginia University, and completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in Adult and Pediatric Neurology at UCLA, and worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team before joining the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. Dr. Giza traveled to Afghanistan in 2011 as a civilian advisor to the Department of Defense. He co-Chaired the American Academy of Neurology’s committee that developed an evidence-based Practice Guideline for the Management of Sports Concussions from 2009-2013. He currently serves on advisory committees for TBI/concussion with the CDC, NCAA, MLS, and USSF, and has been a clinical consultant for the NFL, NHL, and MLS. 

Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D., is a senior health scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team, in the Division of Injury Prevention at the CDC’s Injury Center. As a health scientist, her role on the TBI team is to devise research projects and products to better understand trends in TBI in the U.S. and to improve health outcomes for individuals living with a TBI. She is the project lead on the Report to Congress on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, and a scientific collaborator for clinical decision support and return to school projects in the division. Dr. Haarbauer-Krupa has over 30 years of experience and has authored over 100 publications and presentations in the area of TBI, with specialties in rehabilitation and pediatric populations. She currently holds an adjunct position in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

Brad G. Kurowski, M.D., M.S., is Co-Director of the Brain Recovery After Injury (BRAIN) Health and Wellness Center and Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. He earned his BS/MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts, M.S. in Clinical and Translational Research from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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