BIAC Annual Conference

2021 BIAC virtual Annual professional conferencE

Early bird registration ends 2/12/21

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, for as little as $11 per credit.

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!  See you in April 2021!

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 You 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. 

On-Demand, Pre-Recorded Workshops
A. Aging with Brain Injury, Tina Trudel, PhD, CBIST, ABDA, Founder and Co-Principal at Northeast Evaluation Specialists

B. Covid Related Brain Injury? From the ICU to RehabilitationTimothy 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

C. Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Tracey Meyers (Sondik), PsyD, Psychologist at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers

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

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

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

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

I. 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

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 13.5 hours of continuing education.  

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

Download the conference brochure

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