Webinar Wednesdays

A webinar series designed to meet your needs whether you are a brain injury/stroke survivor, caregiver, or provider.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Brain for Life
    August 12, 2020 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central
    JoLynn Pennington is the owner of Health with Jo in Bismarck and would like to share the benefits that her products can have on individuals with brain injury!
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://und.zoom.us/j/98075311600
    Meeting ID: 980 7531 1600 • Phone number: (669) 900-6833

Archived Webinars

  • Why do I have so much Brain Fog and Fatigue?
    July 29, 2020
    Dr. Ala Lysyk-Smith talked about the causes of brain fog and fatigue following a brain injury. Dr. Lysyk-Smith is the founder of Clarity Brain Centers, concussion-focused clinics in Fargo, North Dakota, and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. She also owns Cereset, in Fargo, a sleep technology center.
  • Brain Injuries and the Criminal Justice System
    July 15, 2020
    Several community experts and survivors talked about the impact a brain injury has on those involved in the criminal justice system.
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
    July 1, 2020
    Dr. Jeremy Schmoe is the founder and director of the Functional Neurology Center in Minnetonka, MN and a codeveloper of the Brain Health Online Summit. He has treated thousands of patients with head injuries, vertigo, dysautonomia, dizziness, movement disorders, neurodegenerative and developmental disorders. He talked about the autonomic nervous system and how it is affected by a brain injury.
  • Meta-Cognition and Awareness
    June 17, 2020
    NDBIN staff talked about the meaning of meta-cognition and how awareness is an essential recovery component to brain injury survivors successful recovery.
  • Cognitive Skills and How They Are Impacted by a Brain Injury
    June 3, 2020
    NDBIN staff went over cognitive skills and what that impact on those skills a brain injury can have on an individual.
  • Brain Injury Screening Protocols
    May 6, 2020
    Rebecca Quinn, Program Director for NDBIN went over our recommendations for best screening practices when determining whether or not an individual has a brain injury.
  • Concussion Tools
    April 22, 2020
    Carly Endres, Outreach Coordinator for NDBIN went through the REAP (Remove/Reduce, Educate, Adjust/ Accommodate, Pace) Concussion Management guide, as well as shared some helpful tips on common academic accommodations that can be made in order to allow students to return to learn following a concussion.
  • Exploring North Dakota's New Options for Community Based Services
    April 8, 2020
    Erica Reiner from North Dakota's Department of Human Services provided an overview of the new service options recently made available including Residential Habilitation, Community Support Services, and Agency Adult Foster Care. Learn more about how these services can help people continue to live in their communities and how to enroll to become a provider.
  • Brain Injury and Physical Therapy
    March 11, 2020
    Diana Palm is a Physical Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Specialist employed with Sanford Health in Fargo. Diana explained why it is important for individuals to see a physical therapist following their brain injury.
  • My Sister's Journey
    February 26, 2020
    Kim Spivack is a Grand Forks native and currently a STEMI Stroke Coordinator with Altru Health Systems in Grand Forks. Kim is also the little sister to a wonderful young woman, Kari, who has Down syndrome, is a stroke survivor and also had a scary hospitalization last winter. Kim explained some of the barriers individuals with special needs face in the hospital setting and how they can best be supported by all professionals that these unique patients come in contact with.
  • Stroke Survivors Story
    February 12, 2020
    Scott Hayden had a stroke in July 2018. Since his stroke, he is on a mission to increase stroke awareness, and to let people know recovery can happen. He grew up in Minnesota and Monday, graduated high school in Penang, Malaysia, and worked in New Zealand before returning to the Midwest. He enjoys nature in all seasons, especially winter!
  • Music Therapy
    January 29, 2020
    Emily Wangen is the owner of Music Therapy in Motion, located in Fargo and Grand Forks. Music Therapy has shown to have superb benefits to survivors of brain injury! Learn more about this incredible service!
  • The Role of a Stroke Coordinator
    January 15, 2020
    Jerilyn Alexander is a Stroke Coordinator with Trinity Health in Minot. Stroke Coordinators wear many different hats – listen to what Jerilyn had to say about her role and strokes in North Dakota!
  • Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital and Stroke Treatment
    December 11, 2019
    Cobalt Rehabilitation Hospital in Fargo recently opened and they provided us with a virtual tour, and some educational/treatment items related to stroke that they are able to offer at their new facility!
    • The recording is unavailable. CEUs for live viewers can still be requested.
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  • Fatigue Pie
    December 4, 2019
    Rebecca Quinn, LMSW, CBIST
    Rebecca is the Program Director for the NDBIN and is considered the statewide expert on brain injury. She explained the barriers fatigue causes to individuals with brain injury and strategies to help overcome those barriers.
  • North Dakota Assistive
    November 20, 2019
    Staff from North Dakota Assistive explained what North Dakota Assistive does and they gave us a virtual tour of their new Smart Homes, located in Fargo and Mandan! See this exciting advancement in technology for North Dakotans!
  • Telerehabilitation
    November 13, 2019
    Quality Living, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska is a medical rehabilitation center specializing in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and other neurologic injury. They recently have started providing telerehabilitation. Listen to what this is all about and how it may benefit you!