Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Annual Statewide Conference
October 15-17, 2015
St. Charles Convention Center
2015 Conference Overview
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri 11th Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri dedicated to current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practices treatment options, and research specifically relating to brain injury.
This Conference features national and local experts addressing issues of interest to professionals, survivors of brain injury and family members.
Sessions held Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 will focus on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, vocational counselors, physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, service coordinators, and others providing care for persons with brain injury.
On Saturday, October 17, a special seminar will be held for survivors of brain injury and their families.
View and print a Sponsorship brochure. To receive a Registration Brochure, send an email to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-444-6443. Register for the Professional Conference online.
· Professional Audience: Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16
· Survivor and Family Audience: Saturday, October 17
· Location: St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri
Conference Professional Audience
· Therapists - physical, occupational, speech
· Medical Personnel - physicians, nurses, neurologists
· Mental Health Professionals - social workers, counselors, psychologists, neuropsychologists
· Rehabilitation Specialists - medical, therapists, mental health, community support
· Care Coordinators - case managers, service coordinators, discharge planners
· Vocational Experts - vocational counselors, job developers
· Community Support Staff - independent living experts, personal care attendants, support providers
Keynote Speakers and Sessions
· “The Impact of Military Blast Exposure and Signs of Early Aging in the Brains of Troops” on October 15 by Dr. Regina McGlinchey, Director, and Benjamin Trotter, Health Science Specialist, at VA RR&D National TBI CoE: TRACTS VA Boston Healthcare System.
· “Neurobehavioral Impact of Brain Injury” on October 16, by Gerard Erker, Director, Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology at SSM Rehabilitation.
· “Something That Matters: Understanding, Supporting and Empowering Survivors of Brain Injury” on October 16, and “Getting Hit, Getting Up, and Moving Beyond: 13 Keys to Re-Empowerment” on October 17 by Joanne E. Cohen, M.A., CBIS.
Sessions in addition to these keynote presentations will focus on topics including:
· Advocating for clients’ return to work following brain injury
· Veterans, military personnel and their families
· Stroke and other acquired brain injury
· Mild brain injury
· Diagnosis and treatment of imbalance/dizziness in the TBI patient
Conference Sponsorships Available
· Professional Conference Registrations for you or your staff
· Exhibit Hall Space to share information with conference attendees
· Recognition of your sponsorship at Conference and on BIA-MO website
· Share information about your services with professionals, survivors of brain injury, and family members
· Show your commitment for BIA-MO and the brain injury community
· More benefits are available based on the Sponsorship level.
Your sponsorship for the BIA-MO 11th Annual Statewide Conference will help educate professionals of various disciplines who provide care at all levels of brain injury treatment. This care includes trauma, surgery, rehabilitation, transition and adjustment to current abilities, return to work, community living, recreation, and more. You can help survivors of brain injury and their families live a quality life with brain injury.
Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Each year the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) honors individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the brain injury community.
Nominate someone for a BIA-MO Award by September 1, 2014:
Honors the success of an individual with brain injury.
Point of Light Award
Honors an individual who has provided outstanding service to persons with brain injury. Nominations must be made by an individual with brain injury.
Volunteer of the Year
Honors an individual who has furthered the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri through his or her volunteer service with the organization.
Legislator of the Year
Honors an elected official representing citizens of Missouri who has supported the prevention of brain injuries, services for survivors of brain injury or their families, or supported issues important to the brain injury community.
Bill Buell Memorial Award
Honors a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or Case Manager who has provided outstanding service to the brain injury community within or outside of his or her employment responsibilities.
Service Excellence Award — Prevention
Honors an individual or organization for lasting contributions in brain injury prevention.
Service Excellence Award — Community Service
Honors an individual or organization for exceptional service within the brain injury community.
Service Excellence Award — Public Relations
Honors an individual or organization for outreach and educational efforts that have increased awareness of brain injury, needs within the brain injury community, and the Brain Injury Association of Missouri.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Honors an individual or organization for significant contributions and long-term impact to the brain injury community.
The St. Charles Convention Center is adjacent to the Embassy Suites—St. Charles Hotel. Embassy Suites-St. Charles Hotel is an upscale full-service all-suite hotel with spacious two-room suites which are beautifully decorated with a private bedroom and spacious living room. All of the suites are fully equipped with two televisions, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and two telephones with data ports, high speed internet access and a well lit dining/work table. The Hotel also features its own day spa—Spa Botanica. Guests are treated to a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly manager’s reception.
The Embassy Suites—St. Charles is just minutes away from Historic Main Street, Saint Charles. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within a three mile radius and complimentary self-parking.
Continuing Education Units
Nursing—CMSA-KC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering has been submitted for approval for contact hours which are applicable for RN, LPN, and LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider number: LT 0206-0606. NeuroRestorative is sponsoring the nursing CE credits.
Speech Pathologists—This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). Credits are sponsored by SSM Rehabilitation Hospital.
Social Work—NeuroRestorative is sponsoring the social work continuing education credits through the state of Illinois.
Case Managers—CCM CEU’s provided by NeuroRestorative.
Rehabilitation Service Providers/Vocational Counselors—CCRC CEU’s provided by NeuroRestorative.