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BIANYS presents annual conference & medical symposium

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Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am

Join June 9-11 virtually

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) will host its annual conference and medical symposium virtually again for 2021.

A press release stated, “We cannot wait to be back together again in person for 2022. Until then, we want to be sure to have a safe environment for all to enjoy on June 9, 10 and 11.

“June 9 and 10 will feature our annual conference providing learning opportunities for all brain injury survivors, caregivers, brain injury service providers and professionals. We have James B. Durham III, TBI survivor, founder of TBI One Love, as our keynote speaker; presentations that include hippotherapy: equine movement as a therapy tool, effective prosecution of a New York State Workers’ Compensation claim for brain injury and more; as well as multiple panel discussions.”

This event will be hosted on the Pheedloop platform and is presented by Goldblatt & Associates PC.

The medical symposium on June 11 will focus on brain injury rehabilitation in 2021 and what it looks like in this new landscape. Presenters include Brian S. Im, M.D., director of brain injury rehabilitation at Rusk Rehabilitation; Sheryl Maier, MA, CCC-SLP; speech-language pathologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center; Amy Pacos-Martinez Psy.D., director of the integrated cognitive rehabilitation program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, to talk about COVID-19 and its impacts on brain injury and treatments.

This day of learning is geared toward professionals in the brain injury community and those seeking a deeper understanding of what brain injury survivors face today.

“We have all learned so much in the last year about how to be sure we at BIANYS are there for our brain injury community,” Executive Director Eileen Reardon said. “We are improving our knowledge daily and learning how to do things differently and better. This year we will bring you our annual conference and medical symposium virtually once again. We are so excited about the improvements on the platform and the incredible presenters, sponsors and exhibitors that have helped make this virtual conference amazing. We hope that next year we will once again all be together to celebrate the brain injury community.”

Those interested in participating in the annual conference and medical symposium can visit www.bianys.org for more information. 

The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide nonprofit membership organization that advocates on behalf of people with brain injuries and their families. BIANYS provides education, advocacy and community support services that lead to improved outcomes. Visit bianys.org for more information.

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