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Building Brain Awareness to Help Brain Injury: The Series

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event

We are Synapse National at the University of Oregon! We are a student-run advocacy and awareness group created to serve the Eugene/Springfield area's growing community of individuals who have experienced brain injury. 

Come join us on dates spanning from October 6th to November 5th for our webinar event: Building Brain Awareness to Help Brain Injury: The Series! Our event dates and speakers include: 


10/6 at 12 pm PST - Dr. Daniel Avesar on “Why Brain Awareness is Important for Brain Injury” & Liam Donevan on “Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice System” 
10/15 at 2 pm PST - Dr. Amy Lawson Moore & Dr. Christina Ledbetter on “Cognitive Rehabilitation Training for TBI” 

10/22 at 2 pm PST - Dr. Allan Gulledge on “The Predictive Nature of the Cortex” & Dr. Don Hagler on “An Overview of Attention” 
10/27 at 12 pm PST - Dr. Jeff Taube on “The Vestibular Contribution to the Head Direction Signal and Navigation” & Dr. Elizabeth Powers on “A Clinical Look at Vision and Vestibular Systems” 
11/5 at 11 am PST - Dr. Amanda Hernan on “A Deeper Look at Neuroplasticity” & Shilo Zeller on “Yoga and Meditation for Brain Injury: Evidence, Innovations, and Ways Forward” 


In this seminar, we bring together researchers and clinicians to speak about their work - in hopes of promoting an understanding of what is known about our biopsychosocial processes and how they work. Those living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) have shared a particular interest in these topics as they are the ones living with unique changes affected by them. With help from enough researchers and clinicians, we hope to deliver a mosaic of information that, together, will be particularly valuable for the University of Oregon as well as the ABI community. 

Please come if interested, or forward to anyone who might benefit! Our goal is to build brain injury awareness and strengthen community resources, so ALL are welcome! 

Link to register: 

If you are interested but unable to attend, we encourage you to register anyway. We will be sending out a recording to all registered attendees after the webinar event. 

If you are a brain injury survivor and interested in joining our bi-weekly peer support group, please email us at to be added to our mailing list. 

Synapse National at the University of Oregon 

IG: @uosynapse 

Facebook: @SynapseNationalUO 

Event Type

Wellness, Lectures & Presentations, Free, Mental Health


College of Arts & Sciences, Biology, Human Physiology, Psychology, Neuroscience

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public





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