First webinar in series designed to provide insight and information to professionals working with veterans affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI)

Registrants will receive 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours, 1.5 Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) CEUs or a certificate of attendance

ALBANY, NY: January 24, 2017 – The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) announced “Meeting the Needs of Veterans with TBI (Webinar)” to be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00pm.  The webinar is the first in their new professional development series designed to train professionals working with individuals and their families affected by brain injuries across the state.

Representatives from organizations serving veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are invited to participate. The live on-line program will provide information around the symptoms and challenges of TBI as experienced by military members.   The webinar will also include a question-and-answer session with a certified professional from BIANYS. Social work continuing education contact hours will be available to attendees.

“Brain injuries can happen in an instant but can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes,” said Eileen Reardon, Executive Director for BIANYS. “TBI is the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the rate of combat-related brain injuries in returning soldiers is higher than in previous conflicts.  BIANYS is committed to working with professionals across the state to provide training and resources to better serve our veterans.”

Margo Singer, CBIS, BIANYS Brain Injury Training Specialist will lead the Webinar. Topics covered will include: background, epidemiology, causes of TBI; signs and symptoms of TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); challenges faced by veterans with TBI; and resources for professionals working with veterans and their families including BIANYS FACTS program.

The fee to participate is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register or learn more about upcoming training with BIANYS, please call (518) 459-7911 or visit