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Effective & Innovative Treatments in mTBI Symposium

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 5:15 pm EST
Location/Method: Connect via the Zoom platform
CE Credit: Counts towards continuing education credit

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About This Symposium for Health Professionals

The Center for Neurological Studies and the Center for Integrated Neurology presents an Impacting Knowledge Symposium: Effective & Innovative Treatments in mTBI.

Traumatic Brain Injury occurs frequently in the US with more than 25 million cases annually. Mild to moderate TBI accounts for about 3 of every 4 TBI cases. Mild to moderate TBIs are the most difficult brain injuries to diagnose and treat and are often confused with symptoms and side effects that may or may not be caused by the brain injury.

Healthcare providers may describe some TBIs as mild-to-moderate because they are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of mild TBI or concussion can be serious and sometimes deadly, and often life altering. This symposium, presented by medical experts, will provide a forum for creating a plan and path for diagnosis and management of effect and innovative treatments in mTBI.

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Objectives & Goals:

  • Understand mTBI and TBI diagnosis and treatment issues and innovations.
  • Discuss and learn new developments, and trends in the diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI and TBI.
  • Share evidence-base methodologies, approaches, and techniques in the diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI and TBI.
  • Obtain new knowledge and skills for diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI and TBI
  • Explore how new and emerging technologies can be applied to diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI and TBI.

Who is this symposium for?

The symposium is designed to meet the needs and provide educational opportunites to those who play a role in addressing diagnosis, management and treatment of mTBI and TBI including but not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Health Educators
  • MPH
  • Medical students

Continuing Education Units

Attendees can earn CE credits. Certificates of attendance will be provided as requested.


Medical Expert Panel

Dr. Gerard Gianoli

Dr. Gerard Gianoli

Presenting: Post-Concussive Dizziness: A Review and Clinical Approach To the Patient

About Dr. Gerard Gianoli

Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D., graduated from Tulane University with a degree in Engineering and subsequently matriculated from Tulane University’s Medical School in 1986. He did an internship in General Surgery and an internship in Pediatrics. Following a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, he completed a fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute. He was a full-time Associate Professor at Tulane Medical School until July 2000 when he joined Ear and Balance Institute. He still maintains a Clinical Associate Professor appointment at Tulane in both the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics. He has published and lectured extensively in the field of Neurotology and serves on multiple Editorial Review Boards for the fields of Neurotology and Otolaryngology. Dr. Gianoli is Board Certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Board Certified in Neurotology. He is one of less than 200 Board Certified Neurotologists in the country. Dr. Gianoli has been consistently named in the ranks of “America’s Top Doctors” (Castle Connolly Medical Limited) and “America’s Top Physicians” (Consumers’ Research Council of America)


Dr. Opada Alzohaili

Presenting: Pituitary Dysfunction Post TBI

About Dr. Opada Alzohaili

Dr. Opada Alzohaili is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Wayne State University and the Endocrine Section Chief at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Alzohaili is the founder and director of Metro Detroit Endocrinology, the busiest endocrinology practice and research center in Michigan. His medical education includes degrees from Damascus University Medical School, Cleveland Clinic, Wayne State University, and an MBA from the Kelly Business School at Indiana University. He has been an expert for many HMOs on endocrine-related policies, as well as a member of several HMO Quality Improvement Committees. Additionally, Dr. Alzohaili has been named one of the “Top Doc’s” by Hour magazine.


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Dr. Debra L Feinberg

Presenting: Occult but Treatable Entities Caused by mTBI: Binocular Vision Dysfunction and Hyperacusis

About Dr. Debra L Feinberg

Dr. Feinberg is the lead optometrist and owner of Vision Specialist of Michigan and the Director of Clinical Instruction at the NeuroVisual Medicine Institute. Dr. Feinberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Illinois College of Optometry. She has been honored as an innovative “Woman Who Wow” by Neuro Visual Medicine and is the recipient of the Theia Award for Innovation from the Women in Optometry. Dr. Feinberg is a member of the American and Michigan Optometric Associations, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association and the College of Optometry and Vision Development at Illinois College of Optometry.


Dr. Mark Rosener

Presenting: Occult but Treatable Entities Caused by mTBI: Binocular Vision Dysfunction and Hyperacusis

About Dr. Mark Rosener

Dr. Mark Rosner is currently the Chief Operations Officer of Vision Specialist of Michigan, the Director of Education and Research at NeuroVisual Medicine Institute and the Co-Director of the NeuroVisual Medicine Training Program. A University of Michigan Medical School graduate Dr. Rosner is a respected presenter and speaker on vision dysfunctions. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Michigan State Medical Society, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.


Dr. Nathan Keiser

Presenting: The Eyes are the Window to the (Concussed) Brain

About Dr. Nathan Keiser

Dr. Keiser is a board-certified chiropractic neurologist who operates a private facility in Chelsea, MI. His clinical interest is in helping people with concussion, dysautonomia, traumatic brain injury and movement disorders improve their brain function and therefore their symptoms. Dr Keiser is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology for the Carrick Institute where they provide Post-Graduate instruction for doctors of all disciplines in the fields of clinical and functional neurology.


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Todd Nadeau

Presenting: QEEG Driven Treatment for mTBI & Concussions: A Performance Driven Treatment Model

About Todd Nadeau

Todd Nadeau is a pediatric psychologist, a clinical director, a sport psychologist & movement specialist with degrees from Albion College and Western Michigan University. He is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and a guest professor of sport psychology at Northwood University. Todd is a sport psychologist for the University of Michigan women’s basketball team, the Fort Wayne Fury (CBA professional basketball league) and the Roanoke Dazzle (NBDL professional basketball team), he has also been the Head Coach for the US Girls Junior Olympic basketball team. Todd has written several articles for sport magazines and a chapter in the latest publication of “Speed Third Addition” published by Human Kinetics Publishing. 


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Dr. Randall Benson

Presenting: Advanced MRI Imaging of Mild TBI — Uncovering the Markers of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

About Dr. Randall Benson

Dr. Randall Benson is a nationally regarded behavioral neurologist and imaging neuroscientist who has provided scientific knowledge to more than 500 cases and can advise on the most recent advances in the objectifying and diagnosing of mild traumatic brain injury. He is an innovative leader in advancing the scientific research of neurovascular disease through MRI and other imaging techniques, and is recognized for developing new, more effective diagnosis for incapacitating brain disorders using advanced functional MRI methods. Dr. Benson completed his Neurology Residency at Boston University and the VA Hospital, learning from world-renowned clinician researchers in brain dysfunction. His work has led to an unprecedented understanding of brain function and disease. Among Dr. Benson’s accomplishments are: First dual Research Fellow in Behavioral Neurology and MRI at Harvard Medical School; Neurology residency at Boston University and the Veterans Administration; Principal investigator on US National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense projects and Testified before the US Congress on a National Football League sponsored study on concussions.


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Eric Hipple

Presenting: Living in Uncertainty, the Overlap of Brain Injury and Mental Health

About Eric Hipple

Eric Hipple is a former National Football League (NFL) quarterback whose ten year career was spent with the Detroit Lions. Born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Downey California, Eric graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Business administration and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 1980. Hipple’s accomplishments include two playoff bids, a divisional championship, and the Detroit Lion’s most valuable player award for the ‘81season. He is currently ranked sixth in career passing yards for Detroit. From 1995-2000 Hipple was color analyst for the FOX NFL pre-game show in Detroit. 

Since his 15-year-old son Jeff’s suicide, Hipple has devoted his life to building awareness and breaking down the stigma surrounding depressive illnesses. Hipple received the University of Michigan 2015 Nuebacher Award for work with stigma associated with disabilities, the Detroit Lions 2010 Courage House award and the prestigious 2008 Life Saver Achievement award given by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He co-authored a study examining depression among retired football players, the study appeared in the April 2007 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. He was awarded a presidential citation at the American Psychological Association’s 2006 Annual Convention for his six years of national community-based work combating adolescent depression and suicide prevention. He also was a finalist for the 2019 NFL’s Salute to Service Award. 

His message of resilience has provided mental fitness awareness to professional groups, military, law enforcement, schools, communities and through the “Under the Helmet” program, thousands of high schools and youth coaches across the country. In conjunction with NAVY U.S. Fleet Forces, he has provided workshops on suicide and destructive behavior prevention during the last 10 years by focusing on Mental Fitness. 

His book “Real Men Do Cry” received a publisher Presidential Award.