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New York State Brain Injury Annual Conference

It’s not too late to register and make plans to attend the Brain Injury Association of New York State Annual Conference this Thursday and Friday in Albany, New York.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear NYS Commissioner of Health Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH give remarks about his vision and plan for New York State and professional snowboarder and Olympic hopeful Kevin Pearce, who will speak about his recovery from a life- and career-changing  brain injury and the critical role played by his family, friends, and fans. Kevin will also be available to sign autographs.

Register now to reserve your spot at the BIANYS 29th Annual Conference, Uniting as the Voice of Brain Injury, to be held June 2-3, 2011 in Albany, NY. Click here for further registration information.

In addition to Commissioner Shah and Mr. Pearce, highlights of the Conference include:

•         Exciting presentations by individuals with brain injury, family members, and professionals, each offering a different perspective on this complex subject matter.

Some of the sessions scheduled are a roundtable discussion about caregivers; the popular Spirituality session by Rabbi Dan Ornstein; a workshop on creative and artistic outlets; several advocacy-related workshops, including a focus on advocating for change and another on public policy issues in brain injury; and the Department of Health will present information on their 5-year plan for brain injury services in New York and seeks input from attendees.

•         The BIANYS Film Festival, a showcase of two documentaries produced by BIANYS on the topic of brain injury, followed by a discussion with participants in the films. We will show Coming Home: Families, Courage, and Resilience after Brain Injury, depicting the story of three veterans from New York State who sustained brain injuries in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, documenting the impact of these injuries on their families. BIANYS will also premiere Keep Moving Forward: Children with Brain Injuries., which chronicles the stories of three families impacted by the brain injuries of their children.

Registration Information:

Uniting as the Voice of Brain Injury

BIANYS 29th Annual Conference

June 2-3, 2011

Albany Marriott Hotel

Albany, NY

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