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Brain Injury Association of New York State Events Update
Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference: June 14-June 15
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will be holding its annual conference this year from June 14-June 16 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY.
The conference, is open to persons with brain injury, their families and friends as well as professionals and brain injury service providers. The conference will feature workshops, panel discussions and personal testimonials from brain injury survivors and their family members. This is the 35th year BIANYS is hosting an annual conference.
In addition to the annual conference, BIANYS is also hosting the following additional programs at the conference location.
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) Training – June 13, 2017
This training is intended to review material for the Certified Brain Injury Specialist examination. The deadline to register for this class is April 14th.
Starting six weeks prior to the class, enrollees will have access to weekly webinars and receive study tips and detailed home study information that corresponds with the chapters in the Essential Brain Injury Study Guide.
Professional Symposium – June 14, 2017
This symposium is intended for professionals and specialists in brain injury medicine and rehabilitation. The program will provide information on new developments in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
Certified Education Units (CEU’s) for Certified Brain Injury Specialists and other professionals as well as Contact Hours for Social Work will be provided to attendees. Live stream is available for professionals who are unable to attend in-person.
Registration is now open for all of these programs. For further information, visit the Brain Injury Association of New York State web site.
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Traumatic Brain Injury Upcoming Events: April 2017 – November 2017
The following brain injury conferences have been scheduled:
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota Annual Conference Brooklyn Center, MN
Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin Annual Conference
Wisconsin Dells. WI
Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury Conference
Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference
Saratoga Springs, NY
Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference
National Neurotrauma Society Annual Conference
American Society for Neurorehabilitation
State of the States in Head Injury Meeting
Brain Injury Association of Michigan Annual Conference
Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Conference
Brain Injury Association of Vermont Annual Conference
Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
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Brain Injury College Scholarship in Honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month
The brain injury attorneys at DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP, are pleased to offer a scholarship for a student who is a survivor of traumatic brain injury and is pursuing a college education. Full scholarship details and the application can be viewed at our web site, De Caro & Kaplen, LLP
Please feel free to share this information on your web site.
Every year our partners, Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen, devote their time and dedicate a portion of our firm’s fees to brain injury education, prevention and advocacy. We are nationally recognized for our leadership roles in the field of brain injury law. Shana De Caro is a member of the board of directors of the Brain Injury Association of America. Michael V. Kaplen is three term past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Shana and Michael have each served as chairperson of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group. We have created a brain injury scholarship to assist survivors of traumatic brain injuries who want to pursue a college education.
Our attorneys help people who have sustained brain damage caused by all types of accidents. As advocates for people with a brain injury and their families, we have witnessed the incredible hardships they have endured and the dedication and determination that are necessary to help rebuild their lives. We want to recognize an individual’s hard work and perseverance in living with a brain injury and pursuing his/her dreams and goals.
This scholarship is an important reminder that each and every person who has sustained a traumatic brain injury is an individual, not just a statistic. Today many industries place profits over safety, such as the trucking and motor vehicle industry, construction industry, negligent doctors, and sports organizations, both professional and school or community-based. We lose sight of the full impact these injuries have on both the individual and family. A life can be changed in an instant.
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month a scholarship of $ 1,000 will be awarded to one applicant for the year 2017.
Full details and the application can be viewed at: brainlaw.com
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New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Waiver Program--Important Meeting
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is continuing its efforts to transition participants in the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program into managed care and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program. The Health Department continues its efforts despite wide spread opposition from TBI Waiver participants and other stakeholders including the Brain Injury Association of New York State.
The transition has serious implications for all TBI Waiver participants and may jeopardize their continued eligibility or the types of services they receive.
A workgroup meeting has been scheduled by DOH for Wednesday March 1, 2017 10:00 am -12:00pm, but an agenda has not been announced. [nothing like waiting to last moment to surprise everyone, but typical of the attitude of the Health Department to persons with a brain injury]
Stakeholders are invited to either attend in person in Albany at the Office of the Division of Long Term Care: One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, room 1613, or via webinar/conference call.
To participate by webinar or call you must first register.
- Click here
- Then Click "Register".
- On the registration form, enter your information and then click "Submit".
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March 2017 Brain Injury Conferences
Here is a list of brain injury conferences scheduled for March, 2017:
Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference
Scripps Brain Injury Conference
San Diego, CA
BIA of Virginia Annual Conference
BIA of Nebraska Annual Conference
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World Congress on Brain Injury
The 12th World Conference on Brain Injury is scheduled to take place from March 29 to April 1, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. My partner, Shana De Caro and I are both scheduled to attend and participate in the legal conference. The international conference is the largest multidisciplinary gathering of brain injury professionals with an outstanding faculty and program. Click here for more information.
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Conference
A conference reviewing developments in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy will be held at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center on November 3rd & 4th, 2016.
Boston University, Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor, Boston, MA 02215
More information can be obtained by clicking here.
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12th World Congress on Brain Injury--Call for Abstracts
The 12th World Congress on Brain Injury will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel March 29 - April 1, 2017. The congress has issues a call for abstracts. The deadline for submitting an abstract is November 7, 2016. More information can be obtained by clicking here.
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Congressional Brain Injury Caucus Briefing Scheduled for Tuesday Sept 13 on CTE
Neuroscience Caucus to Hold Briefing on CTE Next Week
On Sept. 13, 2016, the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, in partnership with the American Brain Coalition, the American Academy of Neurology, and the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, will present a briefing that explores our current understanding of sports-related injuries and research efforts aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of these injuries on the human brain. The briefing, "Sports-Related Brain Injuries: From the NFL to the Laboratory," will be held from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Visitors Center H-201A-B. This briefing will feature Chris Borland, a linebacker formerly of the San Francisco 49ers who stunned the sports world by retiring after one year in the NFL due to concerns about CTE. Chris is now forming a foundation to work with high school athletes who serve their communities. Dr. Ann McKee, a professor of Neurology & Pathology at Boston University, who is a renowned brain researcher and one of the leading authorities on TBI and CTE in the nation, will also be presenting information.
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Brain Injury Association of America--Newly Announced Webinars
April 21, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
David Strauss Memorial Lecture: Cognitive Rehabilitation Focus on Awareness, Sheldon Herring, PhD
Dr. Herring will describe clinical implications and treatment of awareness deficits.
May 18, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury: The Role of the Family, Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD
Dr. Vaishnavi, Director of The Neuropsychiatric Clinic and author of the book The Traumatized Brain, will discuss ways to help families understand the long-term neuropsychiatric symptoms of brain injury, and offer strategies for how they can help.
July 13, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
Robert Sbordone Memorial Lecture: Gender and Sex Differences in Concussion, Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW
Ms. Snedaker will discuss the latest gender-based research on concussion/mTBI and how those findings might inform clinical practice.
July 21, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: How to Select the Right App and Use Strategies Consistently, Michelle Wild, MA
Ms. Wild will will pose four questions to ask when deciding which apps to download, go through each question to evaluate several apps to illustrate the process, and cover ways to improve the consistent use of compensatory strategies on a daily basis.
July 26, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
David Strauss Memorial Lecture: Cognitive Rehabilitation Focus on Attention, John Whyte, MD, PhD
Dr. Whyte will discuss the organization of attention processes in the healthy brain, the occurrence and clinical implications of attention deficits following TBI, and cognitive rehabilitation strategies to improve outcomes.
September 14, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Lecture: Use of Internal Strategies as a Memory Compensation Technique after Brain Injury, Mary R.T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP, McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Therese O'Neil Pirozzi, ScD, CCC-SLP
What are internal strategy options for post-TBI memory impairment? In this webinar, Drs. Kennedy, Sohlberg, and Pirozzi will discuss the evidence supporting various internal memory strategies and demonstrate the key systematic instructional principles for teaching internal memory strategies.
September 22, 2016: 3
pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
BIAA Webinar: Post-TBI Headache, Nathan Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIST
Dr. Zasler will provide insights into the myriad causes of headache following brain, head, and/or neck injuries; review headache classification, etiology and pathophysiology; and describe treatment options for the various subtypes of PTHA.
October 19, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, noon PT
Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers Webinar: Strategies for Families Managing Personality Changes after Brain Injury, Allan Grill, CRC, MFT
Mr. Grill will discuss how families deal with the personality changes a person with a brain injury might present after an injury; offer some insights into strategies families can use and useful resources for professionals to share with families; and include case scenarios, followed by a discussion about issues and concepts that families need to understand to effectively manage behavioral and personality challenges.
November 9, 2016: 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT, 1 pm MT, noon PT
Business of Brain Injury Webinar: A Review of Medicaid Waivers for TBI, Janet Williams, PhD
Dr. Williams will address the philosophy behind Medicaid Waivers, how they differ from state to state, how rehabilitation providers may provide services under the waivers, and how people with brain injury may access services through waivers.