BIAC Annual Conference


 

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Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury

friday, march 17, 2017 at the hilton hartford 

Online registration is now available - click here to register today or download the brochure and register by mail!  Register today and secure your seat at the 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury. 

​   Keynote Speaker: Lee Woodruff

​Best selling author, CBS This Morning contributor and wife of brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff will put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans,   as well as the millions of Americans living with brain injury.

 

    Plenary Speaker:  Barry Willer, PhD

Director of Research at the University of Buffalo Concussion Clinic will speak about physiology of concussion, including findings from the recent 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin in 2016.

 

   Lunchtime Speaker: Kate Callahan               

   Singer/Songwriter, Brain Injury Survivor and CT State Troubadour will speak about the influence music has had in her journey following brain injury.

 

BIAC is pleased to announce its 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury ​is coming back to the Hartford Hilton on March 17, 2017.  This conference brings together professionals working with people with brain injury and their families, from the field of rehabilitation to state government agencies, to learn more about ground breaking treatment in a variety of areas related to brain injury. The event provides a special opportunity for a variety of stakeholders to present research and analysis aimed at providing a fuller picture of the progress being made towards better diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for those living with brain injury in CT. At this annual event, professionals who serve people with brain injury from all over Connecticut will be able to network and learn from one another. 

​Workshop Topics Include: Applying Behavioral Principles in Neurorehabilitation; Behavioral Interventions; Substance Abuse & Brain Injury; Demystifying the Neuropsychological Evaluation; An Innovative Approach to Return to Activity Following Concussion; and Physical Issues after Brain Injury.

A Must Attend for: APRNs, athletic trainers, CRCs, counselors, coaches, direct care workers, educators, neurologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, state agency personnel and veteran service providers. 

All attendees who are present for the full day of programming will receive a general certificate reflecting six hours of continuing education. All certificates will reflect hours attended.  BIAC submits CEU approval for the following: CCMC (case managers); CRC  (rehabilitation counselors); NASW  (social workers); SLP  (speech language pathologists).  BIAC also submits CME approval through the support of St. Francis Medical Center & Hospital. 

Approved for 6 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) through NASW-CT, and meets the CE requirements for Veterans Services (Effective January 1, 2016 certain licensed health care practitioners, including LMSWs and LCSWs are required to attain two hours of continuing education on veterans and/or veteran’s families.).  Approved for 6 CEC credits through ASHA.  Approved for 6.25 CRC CEC credits through CCRC.  

To view the Learning Outcomes for the Annual Conference, click here.

To download the Save the Date flyer, click here.

For information on Sponsorships and Exhibits, click here.

BIAC Annual Awards.  The Conference is also BIAC's opportunity to recognize those individuals and organizations demonstrating an outstanding contribution to our organization and to the field of brain injury.  Consider nominating someone you know. 

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​Conference Speaker Disclosures

Lee Woodruff, Life Changes in An Instant

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

​Barry Willer, PhD, Physiology of Concussion and Systematic Assessment of Exercise Intolerance, employed by University at Buffalo Concussion Clinic

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

​Joseph Ricciardi, PsyD, ABPP, BCBA-D, CBIS, Applying Behavioral Principles in the Neurorehabilitation of People with Brain Injury, employed by Seven Hills NeuroCare

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

​Tim Feeney, PhD, Positive Supports for Individuals with Brain Injury Who Struggle with Substance Use and Structured Flexibility and the Support of People with Complex Needs, employed by Belvedere Health Services

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Kate Callahan, Finding My Voice

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Jennifer Cromer, PhD, Demystifying the Neuropsychological Evaluation Report, employed by Hospital for Special Care

Disclosure:

​Financial - No relevant financial relationship exists.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Dr. Peter McAllister, Physical Sequeae of Traumatic Brain Injury, employed by New England Institute of Neurology & Headache​

Disclosure:

Financial — Contracted research through a grant funded by San Bio and Allergan.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationshp exists.