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2016 Calendar of Events

The Head for Safety  –  5K Run/Walk (formerly Miles for James)

October 1, 2016
Family Harvest Church – Tinley Park, IL

Watch for more details and registration information

Annual Educational Conference

October 28-29, 2016
Drury Lane Conference Center - Oakbrook Terrace
Conference Lodging - Hilton Suites

Make plans to attend the 2016 annual statewide educational conference at the Drury Lane Conference Center. Join us for the annual 2 day conference drawing attendees from throughout Illinois and bordering states. We’ve seen an increase in attendees coming from Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio. Discounted rates are available for those organizations bringing 10 or more staff. Call the office for details.

CEU applications have been submitted for 11 hours of CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.

A continental breakfast will be served on Friday and Saturday. Our Friday lunch buffet is popular with everyone due to the wide variety of soup and salad options.

Some of our Presenters and Topics include:

BRAIN INJURY IN THE MEDIA, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY
Regina Waldroup
NBC5 Chicago

THE GROWING IMPACT OF REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY
Jeff Oken, MD
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Spasticity Assessment and Management
Gioia Herring-Williams, MD
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital

Health Literacy and Patient Education
Kelsey Watters, OTR/L
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Employment Rights for Individuals with Brain Injuries -Equip for Equality

Familiar Auditory Stimulation as a Treatment for Severe TBI
Theresa L-B Pape, Dr.PH, MA
Ann Guernon, MS
Brett Blabas, MS
Hines VA Research Service

THE LAW OF SPORTS INJURIES
William T. Gibbs, Esquire
Corboy & Demetrio

Fall Prevention in the Healthcare Setting
Shirley Ambutas, RN, APN, CCNS, DNP
Rush University Medical Center

PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF BRAIN INJURY FROM ACUTE STROKE
R. Webster Crowley, M.D., FAANS
Rush University Medical Center

THE EFFECTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Mary Keen, MD
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

POST TRAUMATIC EPILEPSY AND SUDEP (SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED DEATH FROM EPILEPSY)
Stephan U. Schuele, MD, MPH
Northwestern Medicine Neurological Testing Center

PEARLS AND PITFALLS OF REHABILITATION
James A. Young, MD
Rush University Medical Center

NEUROANATOMICAL CORRELATES OF THE RANCHO LOS AMIGOS STAGES OF COGNITIVE RECOVERY AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO RATIONAL NEUROPHARMACOLOGY
David Ripley, MD, MS, CRC, FAAPM&R
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

PARADIGM SHIFT: FROM BRAIN DISORDERS TO BRAIN HEALTH
Demetrius (Jim) M. Maraganore, MD, FAAN
Neurological Institute NorthShore University HealthSystem

THE ROLE OF DANCE MOVEMENT IN THE REHABILITATION PROCESS
Lisa Goldman, ADTR, LCPC, GLCMA
New Focus at Anixter Center

Click to download the conference registration form (PDF)

Click below to register online for the conference today!

2016 Conference Registration/Membership Fees

Register Today to become a Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor

The Exhibitor Hall is a place to meet with brain injury program and service providers, consumers, families, and other professionals in the community. Attendees will have an opportunity to gather information and sign up for research opportunities that may be available. Conference attendees are encouraged to spend time in the Exhibitor Hall meeting the exhibitors and sponsors.

We offer many opportunities to show your support for the Brain Injury Association of Illinois. There are a wide range of exhibitor and sponsorship levels. Our audience will include individuals who have sustained a brain injury, their families, physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers, psychologists, educators, attorneys, nursing home administrators, licensed counselors, and other professionals working in the field of brain injury and in communities around the state. Our conference is a cost-effective marketing opportunity for you to reach a targeted audience.

Download the Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration form (PDF)

Download Information Regarding Exhibitors and Sponsorships (PDF)

Click below to register online as a Conference Exhibitor

2016 Conference Exhibitor Opportunities
Name of Company/Exhibitor
Name(s) of Exhibitor Staff

Click below to secure your Conference Sponsorship

2016 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
 
Name of Sponsor

Click to secure your Program Book Sponsorship

2016 Conference Program Book Sponsorships
Name Listing for Program Book

Conference Lodging Rate and Reservation Information

Hilton Suites – (630) 941-0100
$109 per night plus tax

Click here to make your hotel room reservation online

  • Double or Single rooms are available
  • Accessible rooms are available
  • To receive the special conference rate, you must identify the Brain Injury Association of Illinois Conference when making reservations.
  • Reservations MUST be made by October 7th, to receive the conference lodging rate.
  • The hotel offers a restaurant for its guests, as well as some nearby restaurants will deliver to the hotel.

 

ACBIS Training and Examination Dates 

- The BIA will post training and examination dates that are open to qualified candidates.
- If you are interested in having a training specifically for your program staff, please contact the BIA of Illinois office.

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