Brain Injury Across The Lifespan – A BIAD Conference

Do you or someone you know, have a brain injury? Would you like to learn more about the latest brain injury information, connect with others experiencing similar situations? Consider attending the 22nd annual Brain Injury Association of Delaware (BIAD) conference, Brain Injury Across The Lifespan, April 4th and 5th, 2013, Wilmington DE.

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Doug Smith – Featured Keynote Speaker

Listen to keynote speaker, former NHL player Doug Smith, as he recounts his recovery from a broken neck and spinal cord injury. Learn how he fought back from quadriplegia to walk once again.

All registered attendees will receive a copy of his book, The Trauma Code. Doug will also be hosting the workshop, Internalizing Your Performance, during the conference breakout sessions.

2013 Brain Injury Conference Schedule

The conference will begin the evening of Thursday, April 4th, and will conclude Friday evening, April 5th, with the Diamond Dinner. The specific dates and times of events are:

– Thursday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm – Mix and Meet Reception

– Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm – Brain Injury Conference

– Friday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm – The Diamond Dinner

NOTE Change of Conference Location: All activities will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, in downtown Wilmington. The exact address is 700 N. King St., Wilmington, DE.

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BIAD Conference Breakout Sessions

Choose from the following breakout sessions running through out the conference on Friday:

Child/Teen Track: Sessions on Interactive Metronome, Recreation after a Brain Injury, and Brain Injury and Child Abuse.

Mid-life Track: Sessions on Rational Psychopharmacology, Technological Recovery Tools, and Delaware Rehabilitation Services.

Elderly Track: Sessions on Vision, Concussion, and TBI.

Quality of Life Track: Sessions on Harnessing Your Passion after Brain Injury, Internalizing Your Performance, and Sibling Life.

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BIAD Conference Registration Details

There is a fee to attend the conference. If registering by March 31st, survivor, family member and student fees are $40 for BIAD members and $65 for non-members. The BIAD member professionals fee is $75, $100 for non-members. After March 31st, registration fees increase to $90 for survivors, family and students, $125 for professionals.

Need assistance with the registration fee? A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals with brain injuries and family members. Contact BIAD for details at 1-800-411-0505.

Need a hotel room? Reserve a room at the Doubletree Hotel by March 1st to receive the discounted conference rate of $109. Call the hotel directly at 302-655-0400.

Learn more about the conference and how to register in this flyer.

Conference Questions? Call BIAD at  1-800-411-0505.

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A Healthy Life Without Limits

Don’t forget to also attend the Healthy Life Without Limits health fair on Saturday, April 6th, for families and children with special health care needs. More details about this partner event can be found at A Healthy Life Without Limits.

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Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C3 Non-profit organization. Consider donating to our organization via United Way #12691.

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