Survivor and Family Seminars

BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in March and Eastern Missouri in October each year. 

Western - Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, I-70 Campus, 4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO 64057

Southwest - Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Catherine McAuley Conference Center, Mercy Medical Center – Springfield Location, 1235 E. Cherokee, Springfield, MO 65804

Eastern - Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Marriott St. Louis West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141

Program Agenda 2018

  • Brain Injury 101
  • Behavior Following Brain Injury
  • Fighting Fatigue
  • Let’s Talk – Facilitated Discussions
  • Stress Management
  • So Many Questions
  • Healthy Me

Registration Required. Register Online Now!

Download a Printable Registration Form

Please return the Registration Form by:

Mail: 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
Fax: 314-426-4024

Show your support for Survivors of Brain Injury and their Families by becoming a Sponsor!

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 Annual Statewide Conference

Conference Success!

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically to address current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury. Last year’s BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 5 – 7, 2017 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

The 2017 Conference featured national and local experts, who addressed issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury and family members.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

In all, over 275 individuals attended the BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference and Survivor and Family Seminar. 


Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6 Featured: 

Keynote Presentations

  • The Public Health Burden of TBI - John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP, The Ohio State University
  • Post Traumatic Epilepsy and Seizures from Brain Injury – Brian Keith Day, MD, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cardinal Cowboy, Chase Your Dreams – Carter “Cardinal Cowboy” Rethwisch, Survivor of Brain Injury and Coma

Additional Topics

  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology
  • Dealing with Denial – Helping Survivors in Recovery
  • Pediatric Brain Injury and Transition to Adult Services
  • Behavior Modification for Better Therapy Participation
  • Federal Health Reform: Where Things Stand & the Impact on Missouri
  • Veterans and Agriculture: Gaining Ground
  • And more!

Plan for the Conference in 2018
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Thank you again to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor 

Department of Health and Senior Services


Rehabilitation Track Sponsor

SSM Rehabilitation Network

A SSM-Select Medical Partnership


Veterans Track Sponsor

Missouri AgrAbility Project

Sports Concussion Educational Programs

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars 

The Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols. Seminars are held during January and February on an annual basis, in five centralized cities: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Springfield.

The Sports Concussions Regional Seminars are offered free-of-charge, so budgets do not become a factor in keeping youth safe in team sports.

Thank you again to this year’s Presenters, Sponsors, and attendees.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend in 2019! Email to join the Seminar notification list. 

Sessions from the 2018 Eastern Missouri Concussions Seminar are now available to watch on online!

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The Brain Injury Association of Missouri offers several education programs for youth, parents, school personnel, coaches and the community regarding concussions and brain injury. All of the programs below are offered free of charge to team and school personnel.

Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes

A 15-minute standardized educational program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teachers organizations or athletic association meetings. 

Content includes the signs and symptoms of a concussion, why it is important to recognize a possible concussion, what should the parent or teammate do if they suspect someone has a concussion, what helps with healing of a concussion and when medical attention is needed following possible concussion. 

Request a Presentation 

Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel

Training for youth-sports coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administrators and licensed athletic trainers.

This six-hour training is free of charge for sports team and school personnel. Content includes an in-depth review of the signs and symptoms of concussion, risk factors regarding short and long-term effects of concussion, concussion care and management at the time of potential injury through recovery, return to play protocols and Missouri’s youth sports concussion law.

Sign up to receive information about the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars

Save Your Brain 

Age-appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day program.

Content includes causes of brain injury, affects of brain injury, impact on the person and his or her family, concussions and how to be accepting of individuals who may have sustained a brain injury. We also mention services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for further information.

Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.  

Contact BIA-MO for information at or 800-444-6443.


BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.


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Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290