Annual Conference

Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Annual Statewide Conference

October 5-7, 2017
Marriott St. Louis West 
Chesterfield, Missouri 

Conference Overview
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically for current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research 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 and Friday 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, a special seminar is held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

Thursday, October 5 - Friday October 6 Features: 

Conference Professional Audience
  • Therapists - physical, occupational, speech
  • Medical Personnel - physicians, nurses, neurologists
  • Mental Health Professionals - social workers, counselors, psychologists, neuropsychologists
  • Rehabilitation Specialists - medical, therapy, mental health
  • 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 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
  • Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Recovery
    Veterans and Agriculture: Gaining Ground
      and more! 

Saturday, October 7 features the Survivor and Family Seminar – Eastern Missouri. This Seminar is held in conjunction with the BIA-MO Annual Statewide Conference. Learn more about the Survivor and Family Seminar 2017 – Eastern Missouri program now.


Click here to register for the Annual Conference online.

Fax a printable Registration Form to 314-426-3290.

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CEU Information 

Hotel Accomodations 

Thank you to our 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

Keynote Sponsors

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital 
St. Louis Children's Hospital 
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Tim Imhoff and Rachel Dietz
Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

Break Sponsors 

Maryville University Department of Communication Disorders 
Preferred Family Healthcare 

Chill, Thrill, Heal: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Personal Trainer

Logan Johnson loves skiing and it came to a crashing halt in 2012 when he sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for two months and has made a miraculous recovery.

In the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” inspiring video, Logan discusses his trials and tribulations as a survivor of brain injury. Logan shares the message that anything can be accomplished. As he says, “Anything worth doing isn’t easy.”

Watch the “Chill, Thrill, Heal” video featuring Logan Johnson that was shown as the Keynote session at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference 2016.




BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.


Click here to view a video about how BIA-MO helps those with brain injury




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