NeuroNights

Building wellness skills for brain injury survivors and families.
Connecting community members to research and care.

WHAT IS NEURONIGHTS?

NeuroNights is a wellness workshop series for survivors of brain injury and other neurological conditions. Patients, family members, students, and professionals all interact in hour-long educational sessions led by doctors, therapists, and researchers. Survivors and family members can learn together, find resources, and connect with each other during our informal and engaging discussions. All are welcome!

Each month, we explore a theme over 3 sessions:

WORKSHOP 1: LEARN about a wellness topic from clinicians and researchers

WORKSHOP 2: APPLY this information with guidance from therapists and community professionals

SOCIAL NIGHT: SHARE your experience and successes with peers and our students

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN NEURONIGHTS?

While we are not yet back to in-person events, NeuroNights is available online. To join the sessions:

1. REGISTER for NeuroNights: Sign-up Here
You must register to get the password for all of our sessions.

2. LOG IN by clicking the ACCESS THE WORKSHOPS HERE button above.
Links will be live 15 minutes before each scheduled session.
You will need to use Zoom to access the meetings. Instructions are available here and in the videos below.

All NeuroNights sessions are held on Wednesday nights from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, and hosted online. Recorded presentations are available to watch any time.

NeuroNights is supported by Ohio State's Chronic Brain Injury Program (CBI), Wexner Medical Center's rehabilitation team, and the undergraduate Buckeyes Raising Awareness in Neuroscience (BRAIN) student group - along with funds raised at the annual Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk. Learn more about the race by visiting go.osu.edu/BIA5K!

Autumn 2021 Schedule

September: Sensorimotor Series: Auditory Issues

9/1: Christina Roup, PhD, audiologist and researcher

9/8: Gail Whitelaw, PhD, audologist and clincal director

9/15: Katie Krumpack, SLP and Pam Richardson, Music Therapist

October: Sensorimotor Series: Visual Issues

10/6: Panel Discussion w/ Optometrists Sara Huffman, OD and Phil Yuhas, OD, PhD + Jodi Jones, MOT, OTR/L, vision therapist

10/13: Julie Omiatek, MS, OTR/L, CHT, occupational therapist

10/20: BRAIN Undergraduate Students: Introduction to Neuroscience

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November: Sensorimotor Series: Vestibular & Balance Issues

11/3: Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, TBI biomechanist and researcher

11/10: Matt Bjelac, PT, DPT, NCS, vestibular physical therapist

11/17: Survivor Story: Ryan Kiehle

December: Sensorimotor Series: Spasticity & Movement Issues

12/1: Sheital Bavishi, DO, TBI rehab director

12/8: Katlyn Baker, PT, DPT, NCS, neurologic physical therapist + Brook Harshbarger, PT, DPT, concussion physical therapist

12/15: BRAIN Undergraduate Students: Neuroplasticity Presentation

Spring 2021 Sessions

Research in TBI

Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

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2020 Sessions

Learn and ask questions about how the coronavirus pandemic impacts brain injury survivorship in an open forum with Dr. Sheital Bavishi, Medical Director of Ohio State's TBI Rehabiltation Program.

Social distancing and troubling news can be stressful for anyone. In this session, Drs. Anthea Gray, Ruchika Prakash, and Kathy Wright show you how daily schedules, sleep routines, and mindfulness practices can help you to reduce stress and mood challenges.

Staying active at home is great for physical and mental wellness. Physical therapist Alicia Kempton and nurse practitioner Susan Bowman Burpee lead an interactive chair yoga session, plus offer tips and resources for safe exercising at home.

Learn how relationships, especially intimate ones, can change and recover following chronic injury or illness. Dr. Lisa Batchos, Rehabilitation Psychologist at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center discusses how rehabilitation psychology can help improve sexuality and intimacy for survivors and their loved ones.

Dr. Mallory Kasper, Physical Therapist, discusses actions you can take to start and improve relationships, and to safely meet, date, and connect over the internet.

Learn how to plan for disability expenses, how to understand new policies, and more with financial planner Logan Phillips. This session is especially great for caregivers.

Music is a fantastic way to reduce stress, improve mood, and connect with others. Dr. Eugenia Costa-Giomi will explain how music helps you to stay well, and will lead a therapeutic drumming session using items you have at home.

Knowledge is power! Learn how your brain responds to injury, how and why brain injury survivors develop persistent symptoms, and how we can evaluate and intervene using technology. Neurologist Andrew Sas, MD, and rehab scientist Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, will give you a good foundation on the clinical side of brain injury