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30th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
March 29-April 1, 2017




Conference Overview
Preliminary Program
Concurrent Medical Sessions
Who Should Attend
Invited Speakers
Continuing Education
Exhibit and Support
Planning Committee



NABIS has applied for and expects approval of 17.25 hours with 1.0 hours ethics for a 60 minute state (20.70 hours with 1.20 hours ethics for a 50 minute state) of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from states with mandatory requirements, including one hour of ethics.

Actual hours based on recording systems for individual states were available at the Conference at the registration desk. NABIS will process your MCLE credits for each state as reported in your CLE paperwork that was left at the registration desk by the last day of the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Carol Blanton at



The Conference will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in the vibrant city of New Orleans! Details on room bookings will be posted shortly!



The North American Brain Injury Society is pleased to announce that the 30th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury will be held March 29-April1, 2017 in New Orleans, at the Sheraton Hotel.

Attendees can expect the very latest information on brain injury litigation at this three-day hands-on conference considered a "must attend" event for all professionals involved in brain injury litigation. The conference features an all-star cast of top trial attorneys and medical experts who will present a broad array of practical information covering the latest literature, diagnostic testing methods, rehabilitation, case management, trial techniques and cutting-edge demonstrative evidence. Attorneys will also benefit from an overview of the medical science of brain injury from an outstanding faculty of researchers and clinicians presenting the very latest in brain injury science, treatment and testing.

As noted below, the conference will be held in concurrently with the 12th World Congress on Brain Injury that will further enhance the educational opportunities available to attendees.



Whether you are a seasoned neuro-litigator or handling your first TBI case, this comprehensive program will provide you with the tools you need to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.  

The conference organizers have selected a series of concurrent presentations specifically for the seasoned brain injury professional. There is no additional charge to attend these advanced sessions.  


Presentation Topics Include:

Admissibility of DTI and Defeating Defendant’s Motion to Exclude DTI 

Bulletproofing the TBI Plaintiff from Defense Attacks

Case Study: Preparing a Presentation of Your Catastrophic Injury Case that Can be Used in Jury Focus, Mediation and Trial


The Impactful Day in the Life Video

Malingering Issues-How Neuropsychology Approaches Malingering and What Can Attorneys Do About It?

The New and the Obscure: Don't Leave Any TBI Damages Behind

Pediatric Neuropsychology 

Pituitary Dysfunction after TBI

The Progressive Injury Cascade of Brain Injury

Proving Long Term Disability for TBI Injuries--Courtroom Hurdles 

Representing Children with Acquired TBI

Telling Your Client's TBI Story: Actionable Ideas from a Trial Consultant

Trial Psychology: The Importance of Understanding Embedded Suggestions

Use of Lay Witnesses

Using Demonstrative Evidence to Enhance Recovery

The View from the Defense

The Vocational Economic Repercussions of TBI



The registration fee for this hands-on event starts at only $620.  This year you can bring a second attendee for 1/2 price!  We also offer discounts for paralegals and support staff. 

On-line registration opens soon!

Mailing Payments:  Checks should be payable to NABIS. Mail payments to: NABIS, PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA 22313



As an added bonus, attorneys have the option to attend any of the four additional concurrent medical sessions of the 12th World Congress on Brain Injury where internationally recognized medical experts in brain injury will present the latest advances in the science, rehabilitation and treatment in the field. This means you get access to two conferences for the price of one! To view information on the World Congress, click here



Attorneys, neuropsychologists, allied health professionals, expert witnesses and all those involved in brain injury litigation. Attendees will come away from the conference with the essential hands-on tools needed to successfully handle these challenging cases from beginning to end.



Attendees will benefit from nationally recognized legal and medical authorities on the subject of brain injury litigation. From the latest groundbreaking diagnostic and imaging technology, to effective courtroom techniques and life-care planning, this is the only conference that covers every aspect of handling the brain injury case from beginning to end. 

The list of invited speakers will be posted shortly.  To view the program from our 2016 conference in Tampa, please click here.


Invited Speakers:
The current list of speakers is provided below. Additional names will be added leading up to the Conference. 



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


The Conference Planning Committee for this year's Legal Conference are: 

  • Stewart Casper, Esq.
  • Simon Forgette, Esq. Co-Chair
  • Kenneth Kolpan, Esq. 
  • Bruce Stern, Esq. Co-Chair