BIAC Annual Conference


2020 BIAC Annual professional conference 

CURRENTLY SEEKING WORKSHOP PROPOSALS FOR THE 2020 ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

The 2020 BIAC Annual Professional Conference is tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020 at Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine in North Haven.  BIAC seeks professional workshop proposals focusing on developing the knowledge, expertise and skill set needed by brain injury practitioners in today’s complex environment. This annual conference is attended by hundreds of professionals from across the State. 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.

CRITERIA FOR ALL WORKSHOPS:  Workshop sessions are 90 or 120 minutes in length.  We are seeking presentations that focus on strategies, skills building, and practical application, as well as presentations that provide insight into a new or innovative brain injury topic. If possible, presenters should include an interactive component and provide participants with “take home” handouts on key information and concepts. 

Deadline for submission:  September 13, 2019 Presenters will be notified by December 2, 2019.

PRESENTER BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  BIAC will promote workshops and presenters through mailings, e-mail, social networks, and our web site. Presenters are responsible for transportation, lodging, and copies of handouts for workshop participants. Presenters are not paid but those who wish to attend the full BIAC Annual Conference may do so at a reduced rate.   Based on the feedback of previous participants, BIAC strongly encourages presenters to provide handouts/copy of PowerPoints either prior to or at the conference.

AVOIDANCE OF COMMERCIALISM: All presentations must avoid commercialism. 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). If the cost of presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating support and identifying the particular source should be included (e.g., “The support of [name of organization] for this project is gratefully acknowledged.”). Statements made in presentations are the sole responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s). Any statement made should not be viewed as, or considered representative of, any formal stance or position taken on any product, subject, or issue by BIAC.

SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL:  Please submit the online BIAC proposal form with details of your proposed presentation, along with any supplementary materials, such as workshop handouts and presenter CV, to Rene Carfi at rcarfi@biact.org. Questions about your proposal should be directed to Rene Carfi at 860219-0291, ext. 306 or rcarfi@biact.org. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

Submitting a proposal signifies your willingness & availability to provide the workshop on March 13, 2020.

See what you missed!  Download the  2019 conference brochure. 

Want to be sure you are on the mailing list for the March 2020 Conference?  Send an email to April Michaud now.

For questions, contact Rene Carfi at 860-219-0291 x306 or rcarfi@biact.org.