BIAC Annual Conference


2021 BIAC virtual Annual professional conferencE

Are you a physician?  if so, click here to learn more and register for the conference and CMEs.

While we wish we could meet in person for our Annual Conference, based on the public health crisis we are still facing, we have decided the 2021 Annual Professional Conference will be held virtually. Don’t worry though, you can still earn up to 13.5 continuing education hours.  While our in-person conference only allows attendees to obtain 6 continuing education hours, our virtual conference allows attendees to gain a minimum of 6 hours or the maximum of 13.5 hours (each workshop will run for 1.5 hours).  

On-Demand Workshops – We know your time is valuable, so we will be providingup to 13.5 continuing education hours by offering 9 pre-recorded workshops, including our keynote presentation, that you will complete on-demand any time between April 1 and April 30, 2021.  Browse through the registration brochure to learn more about our fantastic keynote and workshoppresenters. Then register to attend

Sponsors & Exhibitors - Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2021 Annual Conference?  While a traditional conference offers attendees exposure to your programs and services for one day our virtual, month long conference gives you so much more exposure to attendees.  As a sponsor and exhibitor of the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference attendees will have access to information about your programs and services throughout the entire month of April.  Learn more.

Attendees will have access to a pre-recorded keynote presentation and 8 pre-recorded individual workshops to view, at their convenience, throughout the month of April.  For a detailed description of each workshop download the conference brochure.  

Keynote Presentation: Can You See Me, Can You Hear Me?, Lilly Velez-Herrerra, CEO/Founder of Lilly Sin Barreras, LLC

As Lydia’s presentation title suggests, she and her organization are driven by the motto, “I Can See You, I Can Hear You”, as they aim to provide resources to those who don’t have them or don’t know where to find them. During her talk, Lydia will describe how she was moved by her own experiences with TBI.  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial relationships to disclose.  Non-Financial Disclosure: Brain injury survivor.

On-Demand, Pre-Recorded Workshops
A. Aging with Brain Injury, Tina Trudel, PhD, CBIST, ABDA, Founder and Co-Principal at Northeast Evaluation Specialists  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

B. Covid Related Brain Injury? From the ICU to Rehabilitation, Timothy Belliveau, PhD, ABPP, Director of Post-Doctoral Training & Research at Hospital for Special Care & Alaina Breitberg Hammond, PsyD, Rehabilitation Psychologist at Hospital for Special Care  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

C. Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Tracey Meyers (Sondik), PsyD, Psychologist at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

D. Managing Dysphagia in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Beth Bouchard, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center/Trinity Health of New England  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

E. Brain Injury Resources: Helping Individuals and Families Navigate Their Way, René Carfi, LMSW, CBIST, Senior Brain Injury Specialist ; Cassandra Riley, MS, CBIS, Manager of Brain Injury Navigation Services; and Devon Julien, Brain Injury Specialist at Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

F. Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) for Individuals with Brain Injury, Tim Feeney, Phd, Chief Knowledge Officer, Belvedere Health Services and The Mill School  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

G. Lifespan Traumatic Brain Injury Practice From a Cultural Humility and Social Justice Framework, David Lechuga, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Neurobehavioral Clinic & Counseling Center & Christine Salinas, PsyD, Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Neuropsychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital Epilepsy Division  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

H. Use of Telehealth in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Naheed Asad-Van de Walle, MD, Attending Physiatrist of Record TBI Unit, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital/Trinity Health of New England  Course length: 1.5 hours  No Financial or Non-Financial relationships to disclose.  

  • CEUs have been approved by NASW/CT (social workers) for 13.5 hours, including 1.5 cultural competence hours for Lifespan TBI Practice from a Cultural Humility and Social Justice Framework.  Each workshop provides 1.5 continuing education hours.  
  • CEUs have been approved by CRCC for rehabilitation counselors for 13.5 hours. Each workshop provides 1.5 continuing education hours. 
  • CEUs have been approved by ASHA for speech-language pathologists for 1.35 hours.  Each workshop provides .15 ASHA CEUs.
  • CEUs have been approved by CTPTA for physical therapists for 13.5 hours.  Each workshop provides 1.5 continuing education hours.  
  • Applications have been submitted and are pending approval through APA (psychologists).   Each workshop provides 1.5 continuing educaiton hours. 
  • The conference has been approved for CMEs for physicians.  If you are a physician,  click here to learn more and register for the conference and CMEs.

General certificates of attendance will also be available for up to 13.5 hours of continuing education.  If you are looking to obtain Continuing Education (CE) hours towards your Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) renewal simply request a general certificate of attendance for no charge upon registration.  Certified Brain Injury Specialists are required to obtain 8 CE hours each year to maintain their certification.  

Download a copy of the learning objectives.  Lydia Velez-Herrera has a non-financial disclosure noted above.  No other course planner or presenter has disclosed any relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships.

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

Download the conference brochure

Are you a physician?  if so, click here to learn more and register for the conference and CMEs.

You can also download and complete an individual registration form or a group registration form if you prefer.