Marlborough, March 30th, 2017. 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. Learn about the latest brain injury research, therapies, support, and services. Everyone in the brain injury community benefits from this conference.
Keynote Speakers – Stacia Bissell and Katya Bowen – “Courageous Inspiration Through Brain Injury Education”
Stacia Bissell, MEd, is a native of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. A bicycle accident left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and her career as a public school educator came to an end. Instrumental in Stacia’s recovery was her Speech Lanugage coach, Katya Bowen. With encouragement from Katya, the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, former co-workers, friends and family, Stacia began doing speaking engagements to various audiences on the topic of brain injury.
Stacia is also a co-facilitator of the BIA-MA Northampton brain injury support group and a founding member of the Berkshire Brain Injury Collaborative, developing and providing professional development to teachers on “return-to-learn” strategies after a student suffers a concussion.
Katya Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, has been treating patients with both traumatic and acquired brain injuries for more than 14 years. She lives and works in Western Massachusetts.
Registration required to BIA-MIA Brain Injury Conference page or contact (800) 242-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference will also offer:
29 content-rich workshops on a wide variety of topics, such as
“Brain Injury and Substance Use Disorders”
“Concussion – Look into the Eyes”
“Understanding and Approaching Hoarding Behavior due to TBI”
“ABI and Dementia”
“Tai Chi”, and many more.