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Survivor and Family Seminars

BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in the Spring each year and in Eastern Missouri during October each year.  

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Annual Statewide Professional Conference Overview

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri 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 and Friday 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, a special seminar is 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


Attendance at the BIA-MO Annual Statewide Conference was higher than ever!

There were national and regional speakers who provided exceptional sessions!

Thank you to all the Attendees, Speakers and Sponsors.

Highlighted sessions featured:
  • Aging with Brain Injury presented by Dr. George Grossberg
  • Decreasing Burnout for Health Care Professionals presented by Dr. Stuart Slavin
  • Substance Abuse and Brain Injury presented by Dr. Mervin Langley


Co-Host Sponsor 
Department of Health and Senior Services


Rehabilitation Track Sponsor 
SSM Rehabilitation Network
A SSM-Select Medical Partnership


Rural Track Sponsor 
Missouri AgrAbility Project



Send an email Conference@biamo.org to be added to the mailing list for the BIA-MO 13th Annual Statewide Conference, to be held in October, 2017!


Sports Concussion Educational Programs

Sports Concussions Seminars

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers

Every year, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) hosts the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers in cooperation with the Department of Health and Senior Services/TBI Grant and several statewide organizations. This educational program provides sports and school personnel with current information on concussion care and his or her role in this care for youth.  

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers regional seminars will be held from January through March 2017 at five locations: Columbia, Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.  




Videos from the 2016 Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminar held in Columbia, MO are available to view below.

Understanding Concussions

Concussion: Not Just Football


Effective Communication with Parents

Resources and Procedures

Getting Through the Noise: Understanding Research and Advertising

Athlete Perspective

Team Approach to Implementing Concussion Protocols

What Worked with Implementing our Concussion Procedures and Protocols

 To learn more or for questions, please call the office at 800-444-6443 or email info@biamo.org




The Brain Injury Association of Missouri offers several education programs for youth, parents, school personnel, coaches and the community regarding concussions and brain injury. All of the programs below are offered free of charge to team and school personnel.

Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes

A 15-minute standardized educational program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teachers organizations or athletic association meetings. 

Content includes the signs and symptoms of a concussion, why it is important to recognize a possible concussion, what should the parent or teammate do if they suspect someone has a concussion, what helps with healing of a concussion and when medical attention is needed following possible concussion. 


Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel

Training for youth-sports coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administrators and licensed athletic trainers.

This six-hour training is free of charge for sports team and school personnel. Content includes an in-depth review of the signs and symptoms of concussion, risk factors regarding short and long-term effects of concussion, concussion care and management at the time of potential injury through recovery, return to play protocols and Missouri’s youth sports concussion law.

Save Your Brain 

Age-appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day program.

Content includes causes of brain injury, affects of brain injury, impact on the person and his or her family, concussions and how to be accepting of individuals who may have sustained a brain injury. We also mention services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for further information.


Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.  

Contact BIA-MO for information at info@biamo.org or 800-444-6443.


 

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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