BIAM 2014 Annual Conference
March 20-21, 2014
“Cherish Today...Challenge Tomorrow”
The (Second) Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
BIAM Conference Time is HERE!
Check out this year's amazing presenters AND
PAPER AND PEN FOR TRADITIONALISTS
Don't Worry - Traditional hard copy applications are also available for download
or we can mail you an agenda, you can make your selections and either fax them to us at 410.448.3541
or call us, and we can take your information over the phone.
To Apply for BIAM's "FRANCES FUND" Conference Scholarship
for BIAM Members who are Brain Injury Survivors or their Caregivers
If you work for a Maryland Public School and would like to apply for
one of our MSDE Conference Scholarships
In recognition of people who have made contributions to improving the quality of life for individuals with brain injury BIAM created the
Partnership for Independence Award .
Nominations are accepted in the following four categories.
The Brain Injury Association of Maryland welcomes its new Keynote Speakers to 2014 Annual Conference.
Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn presently holds the position of Professor and Co-Director of the Neurocognitive Assessment Laboratory and Section Head, Neurocognitive Studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, with joint appointments in the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UVA Medical and Engineering Schools. He is also one of the founders of the UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute. Dr. Barth is a member of the NFL Players Association Concussion Committee and works with the Department of Defense and the American Academy of Neurology on the development of concussion management guidelines.
played goalkeeper for the US Women's National Soccer Team from 1993-2008, during which time she represented the USA in 173 games, currently the most by any other goalkeeper in US Soccer history. Briana won two Olympic Gold medals in Atlanta ('96), Athens ('04), and a silver medal in Sydney ('00). In 1999, she became a World Cup Champion in front of 90,000 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
In 2009 and 2010 Briana played goalkeeper for the Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer. While playing a game versus the Philadelphia Independence on April 25th, 2010, Briana was struck in the right side of her temple by the knee of an onrushing forward that ended her storied career and changed her life forever. Briana is now embarking on a new goal. Her new goal is to raise awareness about concussions by sharing her journey from the pinnacle of her soccer career in 1999 to her recent darkest depths and ongoing struggle with multiple concussion symptoms including anxiety and deep depression.
Joanne Finegan, MSA, CTRS - Earning her degree in 1983 from Pennsylvania State University was an early stepping stone for Joanne Finegan, ReMed Recovery Care Center’s CEO and Managing Partner. Finegan leads ReMed, a rehabilitation and supported living provider for people with acquired brain injury, utilizing her skills as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, her Masters Degree in Administration (West Chester University, 1990) and her years of experience specializing in brain injury treatment. She has worked continuously on educating others on the impact and lifelong effects of brain injury and utilizes ReMed’s “real life rehabilitation” model as her foundation. She leads ReMed by applying practical management, communication and leadership skills in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Finegan is a well-known presenter and publisher on key issues related to brain injury, such as funding and resources, long-term supports, adjustment, socialization, sexuality, recreation and leisure.
Rosemary Rawlins is the blogger of “Learning by Accident: A Blog About Caregiving and TBI” for BrainLine.org, an award winning WETA multimedia site. She is also the author of a book by the same name, “Learning by Accident” , a caregiver’s story about the intense two-year period following her husband’s severe traumatic brain injury — a result of being struck by a car when riding his bicycle. Rosemary has eight years experience in full-time caregiving for loved ones with brain injury, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia presented Rosemary and her family with the “2011 No Barriers Award” in September 2011. Their story was featured in the New York Times Science Section on January 10, 2012.
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