Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania – News

Save the Date
Run, Walk, Roll for Brain Injury
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Tyler State Park – Richboro, PA

BIAPA Annual Conference
June 26 – 28, 2022
Lancaster Marriott – Lancaster, PA
Registration is open!


Brain Injury Challenge: Race for Recovery
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Tyler State Park – Richboro, PA
BIAPA’s 2022 Annual Conference
Registration is Open!

 unnamed(2).pngJoin us for our annual in-person conference: Celebrating Connections and Collaboration in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, June 26-28, 2022 at Lancaster Marriott & Convention Center in Lancaster, PA.

*Designed for professionals, survivors, family members, caregivers, & volunteers.
*15 CEU in-person conference opportunities.
*7 bonus on-demand CEU’s available after the conference.
*Experts present on ethics, headaches, sleep, opioids, supports, and more!
*Exhibits & poster presentations.
*Networking & social opportunities with safety protocols per CDC guidelines.
*Silent auction.
*Scholarships available: download application (deadline April 1, 2022)
BIAPA Employment Opportunities
 NeuroResource Facilitator
The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the PA Department of Health, is working to connect individuals with brain injuries to care across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This five-year project aims to connect individuals with treatment, resources, and benefits, as well as to build natural supports in the community. BIAPA is currently hiring NeuroResource Facilitators (NRFs) to take on this important work. For more information about this opportunity, see the posting on our website.
Click here for more information about the Pennsylvania NeuroResource Facilitation Program (NRFP)
 Program Coordinator
The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to work approximately 10 hours per week as an independent contractor. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the BIAPA Director of Programs on the day-to-day tasks of implementing selected BIAPA programs. Experience working with individuals with brain injury and supporters, strong interpersonal and organizational skills essential to this work/ Experience in marketing, and public relations preferred. For more information about this opportunity, see the posting on our website.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Monica Vaccaro at vaccaro@biapa.org
Brain Injury Awareness DayOn Wednesday March 29, the Second Annual Brain Injury Awareness Day was held at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg.  The day started with a Rally in the Rotunda, a truly inspiring space!  Senators Aument and Kearney spoke about their commitment to keeping the issues affecting individuals with brain injury and their family members in mind as they do their day to day work in the legislature.  They serve as co-chairs of the Brain Injury Caucus, along with Representatives Pickett and Briggs, who spoke at a reception in the afternoon. Stefanie Bauman provided educational information about brain injury in her address to the group.  Kevin McDonald and Melissa Carmen told their stories to inspire the group and bring the issues experienced by individuals with brain injury to life. Many attendees made visits to their legislators over the course of the day to educate them about issues affecting individuals in Pennsylvania with brain injury. Dr. Drew Nagele facilitated a panel discussion on brain injury in the afternoon and the day closed with a reception and opportunity to network with others in attendance. Thank you to Melissa Carmen and Kevin McDonald who organized this successful event, and to the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Coalition for their support. Stay tuned for pictures from this productive day!
 Research Opportunity for Individuals
with Brain Injury and Family MembersThis article was contributed by Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of NursingDid you have a TBI more than a year ago? Are you still experiencing problems? We invite you to take part in a study (The HOME Program fore05873b8-d4e3-4823-a345-ab8b6e0a1b88.pngIndividuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and Family Members). This is conducted by Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study occurs in your home. The aim is to help persons with TBI manage their symptoms and limitations and to support their family members.We are seeking participants in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties, and southern NJ. Download our flyer for more information. Please call Jan Dinnella at 610-519-4504 to talk about the study.

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