BIAC Annual Conference

save the date!  the next annual professional conference will take place on march 16, 2018!

BIAC has begun the process of planning for the next Annual Professional Conference, which will take place on March 16, 2018.  We are excited to announce a new venue - Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine in North Haven, made possible by the support of Quinnipiac’s Occupational Therapy Department.  

The BIAC Annual Conference brings together 250+ brain injury providers throughout the state, and is a unique opportunity to network and learn more about current, innovative and evidence-based treatments and research in the field of brain injury.  This event provides a special opportunity for professionals in the field of brain injury to present original research and treatment methods aimed at providing a full picture of the progress being made towards better diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for those living with brain injury.  A must attend for nurses, rehab counselors, case managers, director care workers, educators, neurologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, state agency personnel and veterans service providers.  

Keynote Speaker: Al Condeluci, PhD - The Power & Potency of Social Capital - Al Condeluci received his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.  For the past 44 years Al has been associated with CLASS, a full service nonprofit organization supporting people with disabilities, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.  Al holds faculty appointments with the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Social Work.  Al serves as a consultant, collaborator and lectures extensively around the country. He has been particularly active in looking at best practice aspects in disability services and the shift from Micro services to macro approaches.

 Download the Save the Date flyer.




Registration, Exhibits Open & Continental Breakfast


The Power & Potency of Social Capital, Al Condelu, PhD, CEO of Class, Faculty at University of Pittsburgh's School of Health & Rehabilitation and School of Social Work


Annual Awards Ceremony




Morning Workshops


What Exactly is Evidence-Based Practice? Finding Evidence in Our Daily Work to Support Our Work Every Day, Tim Feeney, PhD, Senior Director of Research & Development, Belvedere Health Services


Advances in Neurotrauma Care & a Team Approach to TBI Care, David Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine and panel members


Executive Impairment After mild TBI: A Neuropsychiatric Hypothesis and Potential Treatments, Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD, Medical Director, The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital




Afternoon Workshops A


Vestibular Issues After Brain Injury, Ben Wycherly, MD, Physician, ProHealth Hearing & Balance


Neuropsychological Evaluation: Domains Affected & Practical Strategies, Sarah Bullard, PhD, ABPP, Private Practice Neuropsychologist, River Valley Neuropsychology & Sarah Raskin, PhD, ABPP/ABCN, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College


The Intersection of Race, Culture & Socioeconomic Status on Cognition and Neuropsychological Assessment, Jennifer Manly, PhD, Associate Professor, The Taub Institute, Columbia University Medical Center




Afternoon Workshops B


Employment & Veterans with Brain Injury, Sandra Resnick, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University and Deputy Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center 


Integrative Healing Modalities after Brain Injury, Tracey Sondik, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CT Valley Hospital


Building a Community-Based Team Approach That Works, Barbara Nadeau, PhD, OTR/L, Associate  Professor, Quinnipiac University and panel members

4:00pm CEU/CME Distribution/Evaluations


A CME application will be submitted to Saint Francis Hosptial and Medical Center.


CEU applications will be submitted for the following: NASW (social workers); APA (psychologists); ASHA (speech-language pathologists); CRC (rehabilitation counselors); and CCMC (case managers).  

NEW THIS YEAR!  Call for Posters

BIAC is seeking POSTER proposals through December 31, 2017 for its Annual Professional Conference.  Learn more or submit a poster proposal.  


THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTERS, ATTENDEES, sponsors & exhibitors at the 2017 conference

BIAC was pleased to host its 2017 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury ‚Äčat 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. Click here to download and/or listen to presentations from the 2017 Annual Conference.

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.


BIAC 2017 Annual Conference