Annual Statewide Professional Development Conference

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.

This year’s BIA-MO 15th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 3 – 5, 2019 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

Sessions held Thursday and Friday focused on topics of interest to therapists, medical personnel, mental health professionals, rehabilitation specialists, care coordinators, vocational experts, community support staff, and others who provide care for persons with brain injury.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

Thursday, October 3 – Friday, October 4 Featured:

Keynote Presentations

  • Trauma and the Brain: A Psychological and Physiological Perspective
  • Neurophysiological Optimization: Life and Neurological Health after TBI
  • Survivor Keynote Presentation

Additional Sessions

  • Increasing Independence and Improving Therapy with Technology, Robotics and Adaptive Equipment
  • Long-Term Cognitive Impairment Strategies and Memory Techniques
  • Finding Life After Brain Injury
  • Methods and Implications of Neuropsychological Evaluations
  • Brain Repair and Neuroplasticity
  • Community Integration Strategies
  • The Role of Vision Therapy in Brain Injury Recovery
  • Suicide Prevention – Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training
  • Family Dynamics and Role Changes Following Brain Injury
  • Behaviors, Emotions, Drugs and Drinking: Coping with Brain Injury
  • Reducing Risk and Readmission Rates of Stroke Survivors

Plan for the Conference in 2020
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Thank you again to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!
Co-Host Sponsor

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 

Rural Missouri Track Sponsor

Missouri AgrAbility Project

Rehabilitation Track Sponsor

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network 

Track Sponsor

Missouri Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program

Keynote Sponsors
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital
Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Missouri Department of Mental Health – Division of Developmental Disabilities
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Break Sponsors
Newman Bronson & Wallis
Wolfgram & Associates