1. From the Executive Director's Office
One Week to Go!
The NAO 2014 Charlotte Conference is nearly here, most of the 'hay is in the barn', and the team is just wrapping up the final details. Your NAO Conference Planning Committee and NAO HQ have done an enormous amount of work to ensure a fantastic conference experience. I'll be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday July 6th in the afternoon. I can't wait to see you there!
"Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"
Note: There WILL NOT be a "Tuesdays with Trachtenberg" call on Tuesday 7/8/14. We'll resume the calls on 7/15/14. Post-conference, I'm sure we'll have much to discuss!
Have a great week and a very relaxing and enjoyable 4th of July Holiday! Travel safe!
2. From A-TrACC
Marketplace Presentations at NAO Conference
Educating Health Professionals and Staff on Health Insurance Marketplaces
In the Know: The Latest on the Health Insurance Marketplaces
There will be other opportunities for you to get technical assistance from A-TrACC at the conference!
Potential TA: Collaborative Evaluation
Training Blast from the Past
3. Do Helmets Prevent Concussion?
Date/Time: July 10, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Despite increases in the use of personal protective gear, concussions during sporting events continue to occur and the reporting of these events is rising. Sports medicine expert consensus groups recently published statements about the lack of effectiveness helmets and other equipment have on the incidence and severity of concussion. Biomechanical determinants of injury risk can be measured even though an objective marker of mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis is not available. Determining an acceptable level of risk, risk variation with age, directional variables and other factors is important. The effects of sub-concussive blows, multiple concussions and the interval between them are largely unknown. Recent studies indicate helmet design can reduce the transmission of impact forces to the brain and reduce concussion incidence. This webinar will address the biomechanical determinants of concussion risk and their relevance to real world sports injuries.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Donald Marion, M.D., M.Sc.
Steven Rowson, Ph.D.
To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamentals.pdf
Please note: DCoE's 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/or their families.
For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf.
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