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BIAC 2024 Annual Professional Conference
March 15, 2024
Quinnipiac University, School of Medicine

Thank you to all who joined us for our in-person 2024 Annual Professional Conference. It was a truly wonderful day with outstanding, informative, and top-notch professional education on current topics within brain injury practice and research. To everyone involved – our attendees, sponsors & exhibitors, speakers, and attendees – we appreciate your support!

We’re excited to begin planning for our 2025 Conference. Stay tuned for our Call for Proposals and Save the Date information!

Our 2024 Conference Lineup Included the Following Sessions:

Keynote Presentation: Healing by Growing and Farming After Brain Injury – One SURVIVOR’S Story
Ivette Ruiz, MHS, HS-BCP, Owner/Founder/Accessibility Consultant/Farmer / Healing By Growing Farms (HBG)

Work Hard(er): High Intensity Training after Brain Injury
Jillian Kossbiel, PT, DPT, NCS, Physical Therapist/University of Hartford    Erika Ozdemirer, PT, DPT, NCS, Physical Therapist/University of Hartford

Cognitive-Communication Disorders In Veterans With TBI Karen Le, PhD CCC-SLP, Research Speech Pathologist/ VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS)

Clinical Pharmacological Regimen for Postconcussive Neurocognitive and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms

Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Psychiatry Medical Director, Dementia and Behavioral Neurology Yale University School of Medicine Department of Neurology/ Yale University School of Medicine Department of Neurology

Person-Centered Assessment of Interfering Behavior: A Discussion & Application of Evidence-Based Tools Nichole Collins, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA, Director of Autism & Developmental Disabilities/The Supported Living Group

Neurologic Music Therapy Across the Continuum of Care in NeuroRehabilitation Vanessa Moran, MT-BC, NMT-F, Neurologic Music Therapist/MedRhythms Inc. Isabelle Lu, MT-BC, NMT, Neurologic Music Therapist/MedRhythms, Inc.

Using Epidemiological Cohorts to Study the Long-Term Consequences of Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries Raj Kumar, PhD MPH, Assistant Professor/ Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  /Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance Core faculty, Brain Injury Research Center 

Holistic Clinical Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury Mike Lewis, MD MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, Physician/Founder/ Brain Health Education and Research Institute

The Phenomenon of Disability Culture Dr. Sarah Raskin PhD, ABPP/ABCN, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and
Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Please Note: This workshop was originally scheduled to be presented by Dr. Dee P. Genetti, Ph.D., LMHC, CTS. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Sarah Raskin presented the workshop on Dr. Genetti’s behalf.

An Interdisciplinary Team Approach-Adolescent TBI: A Case Study from Injury to Home Jennifer Shockley, MSPT / Team Lead Christopher White, MS, OTR/L Elizabeth Bouchard, MA, CCC-SLP 

Lots of opportunity for professional CEUs! All workshops have been recorded and will be available online for on-demand viewing to those who register AND attend the in- person conference, enabling you to earn up to 14.5 continuing education credits!

Workshops will be available online by late March and CEU’s will be distributed by May 6th. Please note that ONLY those who attend the conference will have access to the workshops online for on-demand viewing.

CERTIFICATES Professional CEU’s have been approved for the following: APA* (psychologists); CTPTA (physical therapists); NASW (social workers); ASHA (speech language pathologists).

*APA CEU Credit only available for in person workshops. APA CEU credit not eligible for On-Demand Workshops.

Certificates of Attendance: General certificates of attendance will be available, at no cost, for those needing proof of attendance.

All certificates, including General certificates, will be emailed to participants by May 10th and will include any additional recorded workshops attended.


Conference Questions? Contact Bonnie Meyers
Please call 860-219-0291 ext 304 or email bmeyers@biact.org.

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting for our 2025 Conference? Contact Lori Shield at 860-219-0291 ext 303 or lshield@biact.org