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14th Annual Conference on Brain Injury

 

The North American Brain Injury Association presents the 14th Annual Conference on Brain Injury

Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes for Children, Adolescents, Adults and the Elderly

Hyatt Regency Downtown
Houston, Texas
March 14 - 17, 2018

Scientific Chair: Jonathan Silver, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Abstract Submission Chair: Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD
North Dakota State University

 

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Continuing Education Credits
Conference Overview
Exhibits and Support
Preliminary Program

Scientific Planning Committee
Registration
Hotel Accommodations

Questions

  

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 14th Annual Conference on Brain Injury will be held March 14 - 17, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas.  

This conference is designed to present the latest scientific and clinical advances in the area of brain injury. Emphasis will be placed on a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with brain injury from acute care through to community re-entry and beyond.


An internationally recognized faculty will present on a broad range of brain injury topics relating to the development of effective treatment interventions and restoring persons with brain injury to optimal levels of functioning. In addition to the myriad of invited talks from luminaries in the field, participants will have opportunity to present their work through the Call for Abstracts process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and presented as oral sessions, panels and scientific posters.

 

Who should attend?

This conference will cover the latest scientific and clinical advances in the area of brain injury. Emphasis will be placed on a multidisciplinary approach in the management of patients with brain injury from acute care through to community re-entry and beyond. Attendees will be comprised of:

  • Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Case managers
  • Advocates
  • …all those providing care and treatment to patients with brain injury


At the conclusion of the Conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Support research activities so as to increase knowledge and understanding about causes and consequences of brain injury and effective treatment interventions.

  • Support and encourage rehabilitation programs and other measures that are critically necessary to restoring persons with brain injury to optimal levels of functioning.

  • Conduct and coordinate educational programs and training activities that disseminate contemporary information about brain injury, its consequences, and possible prevention.

Click here for 2015 program.

 

EXHIBIT AND SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

This conference offers a variety of unprecedented exhibit and support options for companies wishing to market their services to our conference attendees.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the decision makers who are shaping the field of brain injury. If you are interested in exhibit space or support opportunities, please email Megan Bell-Johnston at mbell@nabis.org

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS

Professional Education Services Group in cooperation with NABIS is pleased to present this continuing education activity covering Brain Injury. This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, nurses, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, psychologists, and case managers.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

This meeting will hold special Pre-Conference sessions on March 14, 2018.  Please refer back in September for details on the Pre-conference sessions.  The website will be continuously updated prior to the meeting.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS

The conference program will feature a faculty of internationally recognized speakers who will present on a range of topics relevant to all mutidisciplinary professionals working in the field of brain injury.  The program will be posted later in the year.  Click here for 2015 program.

Invited Presenters:
As the meeting gets closer, we will be updating this space with information pertaining to the invited speakers. Additional names will be added leading up to the Conference.

Presentation Topics: 

As the meeting gets closer, we will be updating this space with information pertaining to the presentation topics.  This list will be continually updated leding up to the conference.  

 

SCIENTIFIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Scientific Chair
Jonathan Silver, MD
New York University School of Medicine


Abstract Submission Chair

Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD
North Dakota State University

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DETAILS

The abstract submission portal is not open yet.  For further information please contact us at 703.960.6500. NABIS welcomes abstracts of original research on the following topics:

  • Neurorehabilitation - activities and participation

  • Neurorehabilitation - basic research

  • Neurorehabilitation - case report/clinical research

  • Neurorehabilitation - public policy

  • Neurotrauma - basic research

  • Neurotrauma - case report/clinical research

  • Neurotrauma - health services and outcomes

  • Neurotrauma - prevention and public health

  • Technology - basic research

  • Technology - clinical research/applications

     

All submitted abstracts will go through a peer review process. Accepted abstracts will be presented as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation, as determined by the Scientific Planning Committee.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION   

Registration is not open yet.  Please refer back in September.   

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston.  The Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Houston located in downtown Houston.  The hotel features a dramatic, 30-story atrium and incredible restaurants.  It is located in the heart of Downtown and situated close by to the Theater District and restaurants.  The hotel has free hotel features such as wi-fi, shuttle rides downtown, 24-hour fitness center.  Onsite there is a Fedex Business Center and a full-service concierge.  

NABIS will have a negotiated rates for conference attendees.  Once the hotel reservation portal is open, we recommend you reserve your rooms as soon as possible as spaces go quickly.  

 

FREE JOB FAIR

All registered conference attendees are invited to participate in the Joint Meeting Job Fair at this year's conference at no extra charge. The job fair is being held in light of the challenging economic times and NABIS mission to promote the development and success of professionals who serve individuals with disability following brain injury.


TO POST A JOB OPENING, please bring five copies of each job announcement (multiple announcements are welcome) to post on the conference job board near the registration desk. Each announcement must be printed single-sided on 8 ½ by 11 inch paper. Announcements will be listed according to the type of position being offered. Please be sure to include the job title, the name of your company / organization, a brief description of the position, who to contact during the conference about the position (including appropriate cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses), and who to contact post-conference.


IF YOU ARE SEEKING A JOB, please bring five copies of your full curriculum vitae or resume, each copy individually stapled and three-hole punched to the conference registration table. An optional one-page brief biographical sketch to summarize your interests and experiences is also recommended. Be sure to indicate the type(s) of position(s) you are seeking. These materials will be placed on the Job board near the registration desk for prospective employers to review. Be sure to include appropriate contact information on each document.
 

QUESTIONS

Call 703.960.6500 (Alexandria, VA office) or 713.526.6900 (Houston, TX office).

Click here for 2015 program.