Annual Conference

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 or call 800-444-6443.  Register for the Professional Conference online.

Conference Details

·      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

Sponsorship Benefits

·      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 

Award Nominations

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:  

Courage Award

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.

Hotel Accommodations


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 PathologistsThis program is offered for 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). Credits are sponsored by SSM Rehabilitation Hospital.

Social WorkNeuroRestorative 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.





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

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