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 featured 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 focused 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 was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

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    


Conference Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, October 15, 2015

·        How to Advocate for Your BI Clients in Returning to the Workplace 

·        Life After Brain Injury and Possible Complications 

·        The Impact of Blast Exposure and Signs of Early Aging in the Brain of Troops 

·        Resources: Post-Acute Care Through Independence in the Community 

·        Common Medications with Different Reactions with TBI 

·        The Practice of Assisting by Teaching/Not Doing for Individuals Who Have Survived a Brain Injury 

·        Educating and Counseling Challenging Families in Neurorehabilitation 


Friday, October 16, 2015


·        Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment of Imbalance/Dizziness in the TBI Patient by Physical Therapy

·        Neurobehavioral Impact of Brain Injury 

·        Treatment and Rehabilitation of Stroke vs. Traumatic Brain Injury 

·        How to Advocate with Legislators

·        Complementary Therapies 

·        Post-Concussion Syndrome: Managing Migraines and Other Symptoms Afterward 

·        Co-diagnosis with Brain Injury and Mental Illness 

·        Something that Matters: Understanding, Supporting and Empowering Survivors of Brain Injury

Plan to join us for the BIA-MO 12th Annual Statewide Professional Conference in October 2016. Specific dates and times to be determined. Contact Us to receive information about the BIA-MO 12th Annual Statewide Conference.

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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