Monthly Webinars

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education. Past DCoE webinars can be viewed on the DCoE YouTube channel.

  • Putting Clinical Recommendations into Practice: Progressive Return to Activity Following Acute Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    May 11, 2017; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) will host a webinar 1-2:30 p.m., May 11, to highlight two clinical tools to help health care providers treat patients following concussion. Current concussion management guidelines include a stepped, or phased, approach to returning to activities after a period of rest.

    Webinar presenters will demonstrate how to use clinical recommendations to treat service members and discuss:

    • How to begin the progressive return to activity process
    • The roles of the primary care provider and the rehabilitation provider
    • The six stages of the progressive return to activity  process

    The goal of this webinar is to help providers use these tools and take a standardized treatment approach to boost patient recovery.

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Compare and contrast the two clinical recommendations
    • Identify the criteria to refer patients to a rehabilitation provider
    • Recognize when a patient is ready to progress through each activity stage
    • Educate patients about acute symptom management and each activity stage


    Scott C. Livingston, Ph.D., PT, ATC
    Director, Education Division DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland
    Jessicah Ray, PA-C
    Information Innovators, Inc. Contract Support to DVBIC Clinical Practice Guidelines/Clinical Recommendations Division Silver Spring, Maryland
    Maryanne Sacco, MA, OTR/L
    TBI Clinical Educator Contract Support to DVBIC Office of Clinical Training and Education Silver Spring, Maryland


    Lt. Cmdr. Lisa D. Ellis, MS, FNP-C
    Clinical Provider Training Chief DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland

    Continuing Education

    Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) May 11, 2017, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

    The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and TBI care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.                 


    Sign up for the webinar. Please note registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation email with webinar event details.

    Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.

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This page was last updated on: May 8, 2017.