WAVE 2021: Nutrients as Promising Therapeutic Candidates in the Restoration if Brain Function in NFL Players (Willeumier, Online 2024)

Overview

My research shows that former NFL football plays contend with not just brain injury, but also had a heightened prevalence of obesity, depression, attention, memory, and sleep issues leading to accelerated brain aging. Following our brain rehabilitation program we were able to demonstrate successful reversal of cognitive dysfunction and improvement in quality of life in a high percentage of athletes. With over 45 million children participating in organized sports in the U.S. along with 2.8 million individuals sustaining a traumatic brain injury annually, these protocols can be useful to clinicians in the chiropractic setting who routinely interface with these populations.

Instructions

This seminar is part of The WAVE 2021 (Online 2024). To access, you must be registered for the full Conference. Once you are registered you may choose this and whichever lecture hours you prefer.

  1. Check on the right of this screen or under the CREDITS tab to see if this session is approved for CE in your licensure state(s).
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  3. Once in the seminar, follow the MENU of steps on the left side of the screen, or follow the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen.
  4. In order to earn credit, you must complete all of the course steps, including printing or downloading your certificate. Your certificate will not be sent to you.

If you have questions or concerns along the way, contact Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education at thewave@lifewest.edu or 510.780.4508 during our regular business hours 9am-5pm Mon-Fri. Please expect a response within 1-2 business days.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn:

• Long-term effects of repetitive subconcussive impacts on brain function and cognition
• Targeted lifestyle and nutritional approaches to address multiple issues incurred following a traumatic brain injury including the inflammatory cascade, perfusion deficits, cognitive impairment, focus, and sleep.
• Efficacy of a brain-directed nutritional approach as measured by brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging and cognitive assessments in a traumatic brain injury cohort.
• Targeted nutrient approach in traumatic brain injuries can also be applied at lower dosages to support brain function in a healthy cohort
 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 1.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 1.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 FL Chiropractic Board
    Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine
  • 1.00 GA Chiropractic Board
    Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 1.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 1.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 1.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 1.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 1.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 1.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NM Chiropractic Board
    New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 1.00 NY Chiropractic Board
    New York State Board for Chiropractic
  • 1.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 1.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 1.00 PA Chiropractic Board
    Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 1.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 TX Chiropractic Board
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 1.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 1.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 1.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024

Kristen Willeumier, PhD

KRISTEN WILLEUMIER, PhD

Kristen Willeumier, PhD, is a neuroscientist with research expertise in neurobiology and neuroimaging. Dr. Willeumier holds a BA degree in Psychology from Boston College, an MS degree in Physiological Science from the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences and an MS and PhD degree in Neurobiology from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She conducted her graduate work in the laboratory of neurophysiology at UCLA and the laboratory of neurogenetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center using optical imaging tools to investigate synaptic vesicle recycling and the role of protein ubiquitination in regulating this process.  She was a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where she continued her work in the field of neurodegenerative disease.

In recognition of her research at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she was the recipient of a National Research Service Award Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. She has presented her work at national and international scientific meetings including the Society for Neuroscience and the Gordon Research Conference in Honk Kong, China.

From 2009-2016, Dr. Willeumier served as the Director of Neuroimaging and Clinical Research for the Amen Clinics, where she led the efforts to utilize imaging techniques to understand the neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders. In this capacity, she oversaw many pioneering studies, including a clinical research trial investigating the long-term effects of concussive and repetitive subconcussive impacts on brain function in National Football League players. Subsequent work focused on therapeutic approaches to rehabilitate brain function in athletes with mild traumatic brain injury and the application of machine learning algorithms to neuroimaging data to improve the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.    Dr. Willeumier is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals including The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Nature Translational Psychiatry, The Journal of Neuroscience, and The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.  Areas of published research include mild traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, autism, neuroimaging biomarkers predictive of suicide, functional neuroimaging in obesity, sex differences in brain function, neuroimaging of nutraceutical interventions, treatment outcomes in psychiatry and brain rehabilitation.

Dr. Willeumier is a leading advocate for brain health and is a frequent contributor to top media outlets. She is the author of the book Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power, published by the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins.

 

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NOTE: that while you are invited to partake in all of the conference sessions, your state may have limitations on the total number of hours accepted for the conference as a whole. Check https://wave.lifewest.edu/chiropractic-ce-credits/ to see how many hours your state allows for the sum of all conference sessions. You will receive a single certificate for the entire conference; rather you may print or download your certificate once you have completed the "Required Last Step" on the main course page. We will notify you within the following month via email once your certificate is ready. 

ONLINE HOURS: If you are a CA Doctor, these hours will only count as online hours. This conference is not at all eligible for earning live hours in the state of California. If you are from any other state please check directly  with your board to determine if you are able to earn live and online hours for this conference. 

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Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

*The following State and Province boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 1.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 1.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 1.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 FL Chiropractic Board
    Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine
  • 1.00 GA Chiropractic Board
    Georgia Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 1.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 1.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 1.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 1.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 1.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 1.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NM Chiropractic Board
    New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 1.00 NY Chiropractic Board
    New York State Board for Chiropractic
  • 1.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 1.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 1.00 PA Chiropractic Board
    Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 1.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 TX Chiropractic Board
    Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 1.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 1.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 1.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 1.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 1.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
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