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Anchorage Marriott Hotel

Anchorage, Alaska
April 30 - May 2, 2014




On April 30 - May 2, 2014, the North American Brain Injury Society and the Alaska Brain Injury Network will join together to host the second quadrennial Alaska Brain Injury Conference in Anchorage!


Click here to view the program!



This conference, entitled Shining a Light on Everyday Heroes; Supporting Brain Injury in Your Community, will have a strong focus on rural and underserved communities. Attendees will benefit from nationally and internationally recognized authorities on the subject of brain injury research, rehabilitation and long-term care.


From groundbreaking diagnostic and tele-medicine techniques, to community rehabilitation and reentry for successful lifelong living, an all-star cast of top researchers and clinicians will present the very latest in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation.


The conference will benefit all providers in Alaska, with specialty tracks specific for military and veterans (i.e. blast injuries and caring for wounded warriors) and tribal/rural topics (i.e. telehealth, using technology to delivery medical and community based services). 



The Alaska Brain Injury Conference will attract a diverse, multidisciplinary range of professionals due to the array of providers needed to successfully support individuals after brain injury; doctors, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, neuropsychologists, psychologists, behavioral health counselors, educators, vocational specialists, paraprofessionals, TBI survivors and family members.



The confirmed invited speakers for this meeting are:  

Debra Braunling McMorrow, PhD

Sherrill Collins - Alaska

Curtis Cripe, PhD

Rolf Gainer, PhD

Ann Glang, PhD

Brian Greenwald, MD

Shannon Hilton, ARNP - Alaska

Scot Hines, MD - Alaska

Mary Paige Lucas - Alaska

Heather Macomber, PhD - Alaska

Thomas Nassif, PhD 

Captain Kelton Oliver, MD - Alaska

Patty Raymond, MPH - Alaska 

Adam L. Rutherford – Alaska

David Seaton 

Roland Torres, MD - Alaska

Tina Trudel, PhD 

Alan Weintraub, MD 

Barry Willer, PhD 

Janet Williams, PhD 

Robert Williams, PhD

Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD 

Click here to preview the program. 



Nurses:  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The conference has been approved for 9.5 contacthours of Continuing Nursing Education.

Social Workers: NABIS is an approved NASW-National CE provider. “This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886640213-2615) for 9.5 Social Work continuing education contact hours.”

Alaska Psychological Association (AK-PA): AK-PA has approved the conference for 9.5 CE hours, awarded upon participant's submission of AK-PA CE form (available at conference CE table) and fee.

Licensed Professional Counselors: The conference is approved for 9.5 CE hours. The Trust Training Cooperative, conference co-sponsor and CE coordinator, is an approved LPC CE provider (12 AAC 62.320 (O)

Alaska Commission on Behavioral Health Certification: The conference is approved for 9.5 CE hours. The Trust Training Cooperative, conference co-sponsor and CE coordinator, is an approved ACBHC CE provider.



The Conference will take place at the Downtown Anchorage Marriott Hotel on April 30 - May 2, 2014.  
The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is one of the only full-service, luxury Anchorage, Alaska hotels. The hotel's guest rooms feature oversized picture windows that frame striking views of downtown Anchorage, Chugach.   Anchorage Marriott Downtown is the newest of the Anchorage hotel near the airport, AK Experience Theater & Alaska Zoo. Shop off site at 5th Avenue Mall, an upscale shopping mall located within minutes of our Anchorage, Alaska Airport hotel.

To reserve a room call 1-907-279-8000 and reference the "NABIS Alaska Brain Injury Conference".   
Please note that the hotel does not provide any transfers from the airport to the hotel.



This conference offers a variety of unprecedented exhibit and support options for companies wishing to market their services to brain injury professionals in Alaska and other rural communities. Don't miss this opportunity to meet face-to-face with this hard to reach group of healthcare decision makers!

Click here to download an exhibit/support prospectus.  If you are interested in exhibit space or support opportunities, please email Megan Bell at


Click here to register! The attendee rate is $275 USD.   The Pre-Conference day is $95 USD. 

If you have any registration questions, please contact Colleen LoGrande at

Cancellation Policy:  All requests for cancellations must be received at least 30 days prior to the start of the event for a full refund.  Registration refunds are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail (, fax (703-960-6603 ATTN: Colleen LoGrande), or by U.S. mail (PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA  22313 ATTN: Colleen LoGrande.) No refunds will be made for requests received after that time.  Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing. 


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Senior and Disabilities Services

Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority

Alaska Regional Hospital

Seaton Foundation

Trust Training Cooperative