BIAC Annual Conference



FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018.


Take advantage of early bird registration savings and register online today. We are excited to announce a new venue - Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine in North Haven, made possible by the support of Quinnipiac’s Occupational Therapy Department. 

The program for the day is listed below and also available in the Conference Brochure.  Download the brochure here.

You can also register by mail or fax by downloading the individual registration form or group registration form (reduced rate for groups with a minimum of 5 individuals. All registrations must be submitted and paid for together)

The Annual Conference is also the time to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to  BIAC and to the field of brain injury.  Click here for more information on BIAC Annual Awards. We've made it easy to nominate someone, Complete the Online Nomination Form today!  Deadline for Nominations is Wednesday, February 21st. 

Keynote Speaker: Al Condeluci, PhD - The Power & Potency of Social Capital - Al Condeluci received his masters and doctorate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.  For the past 44 years Al has been associated with CLASS, a full service nonprofit organization supporting people with disabilities, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.  Al holds faculty appointments with the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Social Work.  Al serves as a consultant, collaborator and lectures extensively around the country. He has been particularly active in looking at best practice aspects in disability services and the shift from Micro services to macro approaches.

The BIAC Annual Conference brings together 250+ brain injury providers throughout the state, and is a unique opportunity to network and learn more about current, innovative and evidence-based treatments and research in the field of brain injury.  This event provides a special opportunity for professionals in the field of brain injury to present original research and treatment methods aimed at providing a full picture of the progress being made towards better diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for those living with brain injury.  A must attend for nurses, rehab counselors, case managers, director care workers, educators, neurologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists, state agency personnel and veterans service providers.  

Enhance your presence at the BIAC Annual Conference as a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to demonstrate to our attendees and the entire community your commitment to our mission of sustaining the brain injury community while will gain heightened visibility to the thousands of individuals and organizations that are affiliated with BIAC as well as the hundreds that will be in attendance.

Click here  for more information on sponsorship and exhibitor packages for the 2018 Conference or contact John Hampton at or 860-219-0291, ext. 303. Thank you


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE - (Session Learning Objectives


Registration, Exhibits Open & Continental Breakfast


The Power & Potency of Social Capital, Al Condeluci, PhD, CEO of Class, Faculty at University of Pittsburgh's School of Health & Rehabilitation and School of Social Work

Disclosure:  Financial - Al Condeluci received a speaking honorarium for the 2018 Annual Conference. Nonfinancial - Al Condeluci has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Annual Awards Ceremony




Morning Workshops


A. What Exactly is Evidence-Based Practice? Finding Evidence in Our Daily Work to Support Our Work Every Day, Tim Feeney, PhD, Senior Director of Research & Development, Belvedere Health Services

Disclosure: Tim Feeney has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


B. Advances in Neurotrauma Care & a Team Approach to TBI Care, David Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine and panel members

Disclosure: David Hwang and panel members have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


C. Executive Impairment After mild TBI: A Neuropsychiatric Hypothesis and Potential Treatments, Joseph Trettel, MD, PhD, Medical Director, The Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Hartford Hospital

Disclosure: Joseph Trettel has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.




Afternoon Workshop Sessions I


D. Vestibular Issues After Brain Injury, Ben Wycherly, MD, Physician, ProHealth Hearing & Balance

Disclosure: Ben Wycherly has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


E. Neuropsychological Evaluation: What They Measure & Practical Strategies, Sarah Bullard, PhD, ABPP, Private Practice Neuropsychologist, River Valley Neuropsychology & Sarah Raskin, PhD, ABPP/ABCN, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College

Disclosure: Sarah Raskin and Sarah Bullard have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


F. The Intersection of Race, Culture & Socioeconomic Status on Cognition and Neuropsychological Assessment, Jennifer Manly, PhD, Associate Professor, The Taub Institute, Columbia University Medical Center

Approved by NASW-CT for Cultural Competency Credit Hours.

Disclosure:  Financial - Jennifer Manly received a speaking honorarium for the 2018 Annual Conference. Nonfinancial - Jennifer Manly has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.




Afternoon Workshop Sessions II


G. Employment & Veterans with Brain Injury, Sandra Resnick, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University and Deputy Director, VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center 

Approved by NASW-CT for Veterans Services Credit Hours.

Disclosure: Sandra Resnick has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


H. Integrative Healing Modalities after Brain Injury, Tracey Sondik, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CT Valley Hospital

Disclosure: Tracey Sondik has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


I. Building a Community-Based Team Approach That Works, Barbara Nadeau, PhD, OTR/L, Associate  Professor, Quinnipiac University and panel members

Disclosure:  Barbara Nadeau and panel members have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

4:00pm CEU/CME Distribution/Evaluations

A CME application have been submitted to Saint Francis Hosptial and Medical Center.

CEU applications have been submitted for the following: NASW (social workers); ASHA (speech-language pathologists); and CCMC (case managers); approval is pending. 

Approved for 6 CE Credits by CPA (Connecticut Psychology Association).  CPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program has been approved for 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure. The Role of Race, Culture, and Socioeconomic Status in Neuropsychological Assessment workshop has been approved for 1.5 Cultural Competency Credit Hours, and The Principles of Supported Employment & Working with Veterans with TBI workshop has been approved for 1.5 Veterans Services Credit Hours.

Approved for 6 CE clock hours by CRC (rehab counselors).