Annual Conference

Conference Overview

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. 

Conference Sessions

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 2018 Annual Statewide Conference
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Thank you Sponsors 

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

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.




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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

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