The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) announced the return of the Professional Symposium on June 12 to the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.
Also on June 12, the organization’s 36th annual One Voice for Brain Injury conference will take place, running through June 14 at the Holiday Inn.
This year, the Professional Symposium will feature a new format and theme focusing on milestones in childhood brain injury.
“We are thrilled about the schedule for this year’s Professional Symposium,” said Eileen Reardon, executive director for the Brain Injury Association of New York State. “We have leading medical professionals from across the state addressing milestones in childhood brain injury with a focus on a map to recovery. Brain injury is complex, often impacting physical and cognitive abilities. It is extremely important for professionals working in this field or with children in any capacity to understand the complexity of the issues.”
Professionals and specialists in the fields of brain injury medicine and rehabilitation will come together to learn about advances in treatment, network with other professionals and gain access to cutting-edge research and information. The new format will also provide an opportunity for educators, athletic trainers and other professionals working with youth to gain knowledge about childhood brain injury and how to navigate healthcare systems during different stages in the individual recovery process.
The live program will feature four modules focusing on the following presentation topics: youth rehabilitation; transitioning to school; success in school and transitioning to adult services and supports. Live stream options are available for those who are unable to attend the in-person presentations.
Exhibitor booth and underwriter opportunities are available by contacting Erica Rossin at 518-459-7911 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The One Voice for Brain Injury conference is a two-day event open to professionals, brain injury service providers and consumers, will contain a variety of workshops including: professional presentations; panel discussions; and personal testimonials from brain injury survivors and their family members. New this year, the conference will feature optional evening leisure activities for attendees.
The conference will feature a keynote presentation from Diana Williams, award-winning reporter and anchor for ABC7NY Eyewitness News.
For more information or to register, visit www.bianys.org.
BIANYS is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families, and promotes prevention. Established in 1982, BIANYS provides education, advocacy and community support services that lead to improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries.