Sports Concussion Educational Programs

Sports Concussions Seminars

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

Every year, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) hosts the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers in cooperation with the Department of Health and Senior Services/TBI Grant and several statewide organizations. This educational program provides sports and school personnel with current information on concussion care and his or her role in this care for youth.  

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers regional seminars will be held from January through February 2018 at five locations: St. Louis, Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Springfield and Kansas City. 

Download a Save the Date flier for more information about the 2018 BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars. 

If you would like to request more information about registration material for the Seminars when available, click here

The sessions at the 2017 Central Missouri Seminar were recorded to provide this important education for sports and school personnel who were unable to attend in person. These videos may be great refresher for you too! They can also be accessed on the BIA-MO YouTube channel. 

Watch videos here 

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri offers several education programs for youth, parents, school personnel, coaches and the community regarding concussions and brain injury. All of the programs below are offered free of charge to team and school personnel.

Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes

A 15-minute standardized educational program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teachers organizations or athletic association meetings. 

Content includes the signs and symptoms of a concussion, why it is important to recognize a possible concussion, what should the parent or teammate do if they suspect someone has a concussion, what helps with healing of a concussion and when medical attention is needed following possible concussion. 

Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel

Training for youth-sports coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administrators and licensed athletic trainers.

This six-hour training is free of charge for sports team and school personnel. Content includes an in-depth review of the signs and symptoms of concussion, risk factors regarding short and long-term effects of concussion, concussion care and management at the time of potential injury through recovery, return to play protocols and Missouri’s youth sports concussion law.

Save Your Brain 

Age-appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day program.

Content includes causes of brain injury, affects of brain injury, impact on the person and his or her family, concussions and how to be accepting of individuals who may have sustained a brain injury. We also mention services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for further information.

Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.  

Contact BIA-MO for information at or 800-444-6443.

Survivor and Family Seminars

BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminar

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions, and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in the Spring each year and in Eastern Missouri during October.

Attendance is Free, but Registration is Required.


Kansas City: Saturday, March 3, 2018 
First Baptist Church of Blue Springs
4500 Little Blue Parkway
Independence, MO 64057 

Springfield: Saturday, March 10, 2018 
Catherine McAuley Conference Center 
Mercy Medical Center - Springfield 
1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804

To register and receive updates for the 2018 Survivor and Family Seminars, contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.

Phone: 314-426-4024 or 800-444-6443

Email: Alyssa Weissman at

  Annual Statewide Conference

Conference Success!

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically to address current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury. This year’s BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 5 – 7, 2017 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

The 2017 Conference featured national and local experts, who addressed issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury and family members.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

In all, over 275 individuals attended the BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference and Survivor and Family Seminar. 

Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6 Featured: 

Keynote Presentations

  • The Public Health Burden of TBI - John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, The Ohio State University
  • Post Traumatic Epilepsy and Seizures from Brain Injury – Brian Keith Day, MD, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cardinal Cowboy, Chase Your Dreams – Carter “Cardinal Cowboy” Rethwisch, Survivor of Brain Injury and Coma

Additional Topics

  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology
  • Dealing with Denial – Helping Survivors in Recovery
  • Pediatric Brain Injury and Transition to Adult Services
  • Behavior Modification for Better Therapy Participation
  • Federal Health Reform: Where Things Stand & the Impact on Missouri
  • Veterans and Agriculture: Gaining Ground
  • And more!

Send an email to to be added to the mailing list 
for updates about the 2018 BIA-MO 14th Annual Statewide Conference.

Thank you again to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor 

Department of Health and Senior Services


Rehabilitation Track Sponsor 

SSM Rehabilitation Network

A SSM-Select Medical Partnership


Veterans Track Sponsor 

Missouri AgrAbility Project


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Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.


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Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290