News and Announcements
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri is in the news! Information about TBI and our Association is included in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “Photographer rediscovers how to make things click” that is in the Health section of the paper, Thursday, Feb 27, 2014.
Read the article: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/medical/injured-photographer-rediscovers-a-way-to-make-things-click/article_dd30e76d-12bb-59de-bf95-9df76bcd22d4.html
Brain Injury Awareness Day
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Missouri State Capitol, House Hearing Room 2
Sharing personal stories to educate your elected officials is vital for the availability of services and the prevention of brain injury. This is the purpose of Brain Injury Awareness Day. We hope you will join us.
New to Brain Injury Awareness Day? The “Awareness Day – How It Works” document may be helpful if you have not previously participated in the event.
Register online now to be a part of Brain Injury Awareness Day.
Mail – BIA-MO, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
For more information
Call the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Office – 314-426-4024
See the Advocacy Page
For those who did not attend the BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers seminars, there are concussion education opportunities in March 2014 that may be of interest.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Concussion Management: The Team Plan
Monday, March 24, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
To learn more, please click here.
Join us for a FREE seminar of
information and practical suggestions
for life with brain injury
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Survivor and Family Seminar
Same sessions – three locations
No cost – lunch provided with registration
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Southwest – March 22, 2014
Western – April 26, 2014
Eastern – October 18, 2014
See Events Page for Program Schedule
Registration is Easy:
· Print Registration Form and return to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri
o Mail: 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
o Fax: 314-426-3290
· Online Now
· Phone: 800-444-6443
YOU CAN Make a Difference
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is pleased to introduce “Shop Thru The Heart”
a new source of funding based on purchases we are already making for work and at home.
HOW IT WORKS: Every time you, your company, your vendors, your employees, families & friends make an on-line purchase using our link:, BIA-MO.ShopThruTheHeart.net earned commissions will be donated to support the many services we provide to people with brain injury.
*There is NO COST to you or to your supporting shoppers to use this program*
EVERYONE CAN promote this program! We’re inviting you, your corporation,your friends and families to support theBrain Injury Association of Missouri by simply shopping on our internet Mall at name brand stores like Amazon, Tiger Direct, 1-800 flowers, OfficeMax, Orbitz, Macy’s, Walgreens, Bass Pro Shops and over 500 other name brand & boutique stores.
It’s all about People Helping People . . . Please visit our webpage to get started TODAY:
BIA-MO Donald Danforth Jr. Wilderness Camp:
Dates: May 25 - May 30
Location: Wonderland Camp
Download Application Now.
Please print the application, complete all information, and send it with your
non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your slot.
See the Events page for more Upcoming Events!
Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO)
Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) hosted Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers in cooperation with the Department of Health and Senior Services/TBI Grant and several statewide organizations. This educational program provided sports and school personnel with current information on concussion care and his or her role in this care for youth.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive at all five of the seminars across the state. Coaches, school nurses, licensed athletic trainers, PE teachers and school administrators voiced appreciation for a comprehensive discussion about concussions and The Team Plan approach to concussion care as discussed by Dr. Joe Waeckerle.
Athletes who shared their experiences, recommendations and humor with the audiences included professional NFL players Trent Green and Mike Jones as well as NHL athlete Scott Millman. College and high school athletes discussed their concussion experiences with the audience and provided helpful insight in helping the youth better understand concussions.
Nearly 750 individuals attended the BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers seminar. Their sharing of the material and information from these seminars will reach thousands more. Awareness of concussions is essential for better understanding by the Medical, Family, Athlete, School and Community.
This seminar is based on Concussion Management: The Team Plan written by Joseph F. Waeckerle, MD, FACEP. “I wrote Concussion Management: The Team Plan as a best practices approach for concussion care. It features the role of each ‘Unit’ in the circle of care from prevention to recovery”, states Dr. Waeckerle, who is a nationally-known physician board certified in emergency medicine and sports medicine. The Units discussed in this document are Family, Athletic, Medical, School, and the Community.
At the seminar, the role of each Unit and the circle of care was discussed in sessions titled: Sports Concussions Facts and Fallacies, Concussion Management: The Team Plan, Panel of Experts, Missouri Concussion Law and Resources, and Panel of Athletes. Waeckerle served as the Keynote Speaker for each of the five regional seminars held throughout Missouri between January 14 and February 4, 2014.
Dr. Joseph F. Waeckerle, MD, FACEP, served as the Keynote Speaker for each BIA-MO Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers regional seminar. Local expert Dr. Mark Halstead presented the opening session along with other local experts serving on the Panel of Experts.
Target audience included coaches – paid or volunteer – of all sports for youth and high school teams, athletic directors and program administrators, licensed athletic trainers, game officials, PE teachers, school nurses, school counselors, and school administrators.
- Missouri State High School Activities Association
- Missouri Athletic Trainers’ Association
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services/TBI Grant
- Missouri School Boards’ Association
- Missouri Association of School Nurses
Membership – Voice of Brain Injury in Missouri
Your Membership in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri matters. It ensures that survivors of brain injury and their families have access to services, receive support and education to face new challenges, and celebrate accomplishments in their lives.Click here
for more information about Membership.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri Board Meetings
Members of the Brain Injury Association of the Missouri are welcome to attend Board Meetings as a guest. The meeting dates for 2014 are April 12, June 14, September 13, and December 13.
All meetings are held at University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212 in the Main Street Conference Room on the 1st Floor. The Executive Committee meets at 9:15 am followed by the Board of Directors meeting at 10:30 am.