BIAC Annual Conference

2019 BIAC Annual professional conference 

BIAC's Annual Professional Conference will take place on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine in North Haven. The keynote speaker will be Colleen Kelly Alexander - a lifelong athlete, motivational speaker, author and brain injury survivor. In 2011, Colleen was run over by a freight truck, and after five weeks in a coma and twenty-nine surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain. Colleen is uniquely qualified to speak to the miraculous power of body, mind, spirit and the phenomenal potential every human being has to make a positive impact.

Workshop topics are in the process of being finalized. Check back for more information.


call for proposals now being accepted

About BIAC’s Annual Conference

The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut is seeking workshop proposals through August 31, 2018 for its Annual Conference for Professionals, scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2019 at Quinnipiac University’s School of Medicine in North Haven, CT. 

  • 260+ professionals attended this event in 2018
  • Proposals are reviewed by a committee of professionals in the field of brain injury
  • Program focus should be evidence based and focus on research, new or innovative therapies for brain injury, strategies, practical applications, skill-building for practitioners
  • Preference is given to evidence based presentations that are interactive, include strategies to engage the audience, and leave participants with new skills and learning they can immediately put to use.

The following are suggested topics, including but not limited to:

  • Brain injury assessment and outcomes
  • Brain injury and behavioral issues
  • Mental health issues and brain injury
  • Vision therapy and brain injury
  • Holistic approach to brain injury
  • Building social networks for people with brain injury
  • Substance abuse and brain injury
  • Care planning and community service coordination -  team building
  • Best practices for treatment
  • Cross cultural considerations, language barriers, and solutions
  • Intersection of trauma-informed care and brain injury
  • Criminality and brain injury
  • Family systems – focusing on caregivers, spouses, siblings, and loved ones
  • Veterans with brain injury

Workshop Guidelines

  • Continuing education credit (CEUs) and continuing medical education credits (CMEs) are provided to professional conference attendees in a variety of fields. Requirements specify that each speaker must submit a resume or CV, bio, a bibliography for the presentation (citing recent references), goal & learning objectives, and disclosure statements.  If your proposal is accepted you will be asked to complete this submit these documents in a timely manner.
  • The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut does not provide honoraria or travel expenses.  We thank you in advance for contributing your time and talent to brain injury education, and supporting our mission.
  • Conference workshops are 75-90 minutes in length and speakers are encouraged to leave time at the end, for audience questions and comments. 
  • Given the time limit, only 1-3 speakers may co-host a single workshop.  Panels (4+) may be considered, depending on topic, at the discretion of the conference committee.
  • Based on the feedback of previous participants, BIAC strongly encourages presenters to provide handouts/copy of PowerPoints.
  • Workshops must be free of commercialism, promotion and advertising. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising will be prohibited. This includes pervasive and inappropriate use of logos. No advertising matter of any kind may be distributed. No material may be displayed that in any way directly promotes the commercial interest of any company or enterprise, or of the author(s)/presenter(s).

Submitting a proposal indicates your willingness and availability to provide an education workshop for BIAC’s Annual Conference on March 15, 2019.  Submit a proposal online.  Proposals are due by August 31, 2018. 

For questions, contact Rene Carfi at 860-219-0291 x306 or



2018 BIAC Annual Conference