Marlborough, March 27th & 28th, 2019. The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) Conference is for brain injury survivors, caregivers, families and professionals to gather and discuss the challenges faced by the brain injury community. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. John Corrigan with The Public Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury: A 1% or 10% Problem?
* There will be 34 workshops offering the latest research in the field of brain injury, new therapies and provide support and guidance for those affected by brain injury.
* An exhibitor area will have a variety of community resources and healthcare options.
Registration required to BIA-MIA Brain Injury Conference page or contact (800) 242-0030 or email@example.com
The conference will also offer:
- Behavior Management: Clinical Challenges, Practical Solutions
- Navigating the Bumpy Road to Guardianship and Conservatorship and How to Avoid Potholes Along the
Way! – Andrea AJ Witt, Esq. and Stephen Spano, Esq., Attorneys at Spano & Dawicki, LLC.
- Concussion Diagnosis and Management – Alexandra Stillman, MD, Director of Concussion, TBI and
Neurorehabilitation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
- A New Perspective: Rehabilitation Modeling in the 21st Century – Frank Lewis, Ph.D., National Director of
Clinical Outcomes, NeuroRestorative and Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D., Deputy Director of Analytics and Outcomes
- Impact of Sensory Impairment after Brain Injury on Social Isolation – Cathy Stern, OD, FCOVD, FNORA,
Behavioral and Neuro-Optometrist.
- Why is My Arm Not Working? – Gwen Larsen, PT, MSPT, NCS and Jackie Farrell, MS OTR/L; both from
Community Rehab Care
- The 21 Lessons: Techniques and Strategies for Supporting Persons with Cognitive, Emotional, and
- Community Based Services: Impact on Social Determinants of Health – Emily Navetta, MPH, Caregiver
- Post- Concussion Syndrome: What is Happening in My Head? – Beth Grill, PT, DPT, NCS and Kathryn C.
MacDonald, PT, DPT, NCS; both from Spaulding Rehabilitation Network.
- Integrated Behavioral Health Care for Young Adults with TBI and Substance Use Disorder – Leah Coburn,
MSW, LICSW and Sarah Gale, MSW, LICSW; both from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
- Seeing is Believing: The Healing Potentials of Vision Therapy for a TBI Survivor – Eileen Lawlor, LICSW,
LADC, BCD, Survivor and Theresa J. Ruggiero, O.D., FCOVD, Board Certified in Optometric Vision Therapy,
- Who Am I?: Re-Building New Aesthetics for SELF with ABI/TBI- Sonja J. Boodajee MA, ATPQ, Association
Québécoise des Traumatisés Crâniens
- Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Individuals with ABI – Katey Grey, MM, PATH Intl. Therapeutic bRiding Instructor/Equine Specialist, Owner of High Horse Hill Therapeutic Horsemanship, and Brian Darnold, Civil Engineer.
- Music IN Therapy, Music AS Therapy – Eve D. Montague, MSM, MT-BC, South Shore Music Conservatory.
- 21. Insights from a Brainstorm – Joanne M. Susi, Certified Life Coach, Survivor, Author and Teri Caputo, DPT, Norwood Physical Therapy.
- Functional Vision Problems after Concussion – Julia Rush, OTR/L, Spaulding Cape Cod.
- Functional Outcomes of a Physical Therapy Program in Individuals with Chronic Acquired Brain Injury:
More Than Maintenance – Audrey Hatas, PT, DPT, NCS, Community Rehab Care.
27. Let’s Discuss the 5 W’s Questions Associated with Mild TBI and Post Concussive Syndrome – Julia
Krasheninin, MS, CCC-SLP and Karla McAuliffe, MS CCC-SLP; both from Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital