BIAC Annual Conference


2021 BIAC Annual professional conferencE

The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut's Conference Planning Committee is beginning to plan for the 2021 Annual Conference.  In light of current public health restrictions the 2021 Annual Conference will take place as a virtual conference.  We look forward to returning to an in person conference in the future. The Annual Conference will take place in the spring of 2021 with more details to follow.

We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for the 2021 Annual Conference - Lilly Velez-Herrera.  Lilly is the Founder and CEO of Lilly Sin Barreras - an advocacy organization. Translated in English, “Lilly Without Borders” is an organization that provides legal, informative, and personal support to those that have experienced brain injury or those that experience cultural, language, or financial barriers. Lilly has over 20 years of experience as a disability advocate. She has also produced television shows on Latino health issues and practices on access channel and regular radio presentations. She has been the Hostess of Telemaque Productions, Vierness Culturales and W13 BF-TV.  

Additional workshops include:

  • COVID-19 and Acquired Brain Injury
  • Aging with Brain Injury
  • Dysphagia - Signs and Symptoms
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches to Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Community Resources Following Brain Injury
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • and more!  

Applications for CEUs are being submitted for the following: CTPTA (physical therapists); CRC (Rehabilitation Counselors); NASW (Social Workers): ASHA (Speech-Language Pathologists).  In addition, an application for CMEs will be submitted for physicians.  General certificates of attendance will also be available for up to 15 hours of continuing education.  

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