BIAC was pleased to host its 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury at the Hartford Hilton on March 17, 2017. This conference bought together close to 300 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 provided 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. Workshop Topics Included: 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.
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.
The conference was also an opportunity to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the brain injury field. Click here for information on BIAC's Annual Awards.