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BIBH Webinar 1 - Spier

Endorsed by the National Association of Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) and the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council

An estimated 2.8 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, leaving them with an increased risk for behavioral health disorders. This six-part webinar series is an opportunity for community behavioral health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills in serving this unique population.

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This webinar has been completed. A recording is available at YouTube, see below. Participants can take part in one, several or all of the webinars. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. The webinars are approximately 45-50 minutes of presentation followed by time for Q&A. Questions can be submitted to the speaker in writing via the Q&A link in the webinar. The speaker will answer questions at the end of the presentation as time permits.

Eric T. Spier, M.D., serves as the Brain Injury Program Medical Director and Outpatient Brain Injury Medical Director at Craig Hospital. He also serves as Neurorehabilitation Consultant at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver, a Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Spier earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Brain Injury Medicine. He joined the medical staff at Craig Hospital in 2016 after building and serving as the Medical Director for Mentis El Paso, a 24-bed post-acute neurorehabilitation program that served West Texas, New Mexico and surrounding areas. Dr. Spier serves as the Medical Director for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and also serves as the Medical Director for the Board of Governors of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. He has co-authored textbook chapters in the field of brain injury medicine.

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of behavioral health professionals involved in the care of patients living with the effects of brain injury.

This webinar will provide an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurobehavioral health outcomes.

To increase knowledge of brain injury and neurobehavioral outcomes.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the complexities of diagnosing TBI
  • Summarize types and severities of TBI
  • Identify, through case examples, some of the specific disabilities associated with TBI and key determinants of outcomes
  • Describe Community Integration, Life Long Living and the role of a Specialized TBI System of Specialized Care

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Craig Hospital. Physician Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Craig Hospital. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: Medical Education Resources designates this liive activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nursing Credit: Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides one (1) contact hour of continuing nursing education. Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for one (1) contact hour. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

A recording of this webinar is viewable at Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit and a certificate of participation will be provided ONLY to those who attended the live webinar and will not be available for those who view the recording.

Please contact if you have questions about this webinar.

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC)
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)

Craig is a world-renowned hospital and research center specialized in the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or a brain injury. Located in Englewood, Colorado, Craig is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit care facility providing a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, and long-term follow-up services. Half of Craig's patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig has been ranked as a top 10 rehabilitation center by U.S. News & World Report for 31 consecutive years. Craig received the NDNQI® award in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the highest quality outcomes in nursing care in a rehabilitation facility. Craig also received its 3rd recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® in 2015. The 2015 recognition ensures Magnet designation until the year 2020. Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Workplace" in the Denver Post in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. For more information visit