Event: MABS's Summer SIG (Special Interest Group)

Date: Friday, 8-25-2017 at 10:00 AM to Friday, 8-25-2017 at 12:00 PM

Location: Location Silver Spring Library


When Brains Collide: Addressing Head Injuries from the Inside Out

Presenter: Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army

Join the MABS’s summer Special Interest Group (SIG) for a presentation and discussion about concussions. Dr. Lewis is the author of When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries. He is the president and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute ( and has a functional medical practice focused on brain health, called BrainCARE (Concussion, Assessment, Recovery, Education) in Potomac, MD.

Session Description: Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective pharmaceutical treatment strategy for concussions and Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3FA) offer the advantage of addressing a combination of aspects including neuroprotection, neuroinflammation, and neuroregeneration. There is a growing body of strong preclinical evidence and clinical experience which suggests that benefits may be possible from aggressively adding substantial amounts of n-3FA to optimize the nutritional foundation of TBI, concussion, and post-concussion syndrome patients without significant side-effects. Similarly, cannabidiol (CBD) has significant neuroprotective and antioxidant effects with potential use in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases and neuro-trauma. With evidence of unsurpassed safety and tolerability, n-3FA and CBD should be considered for the prevention and treatment of head injuries, if conventional medicine can overcome its inherent bias against nutritional, non-pharmacologic therapies.

Registration Fee: The SIG is free for MABS members; non-members are asked to make a small donation.

Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, Meeting Room #1. Parking garage is across the street; metro stop within walking distance.

Continuing Education:

  • This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. Our co-sponsor, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AAPB maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • BCIA approved CE credits to meet requirements for BCIA recertification.
  • Attention MFTs, LPCs, Social Workers, School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals: Many state licensing boards accept APA-approved CE credits for mental health professionals. Check with your board to see if they will accept the APA-approved credits for this conference.
  • There will be a $10 fee for a continuing education certificate. Details on how to pay for it will be provided when you register.

How to Register: Send an email to MABS' executive Director, Bea Haskins, at

See the flyer attached, which basically has the same information! Click here: MABS Summer 2017 SIG Flyer.