Survivor and Family Seminars

BIA-MO Survivor and Family Regional Seminars

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Survivor and Family Regional Seminars provide helpful information, practical suggestions, and support for life with brain injury. Regional Seminars are held in Southwest and Western Missouri in the Spring each year and in Eastern Missouri during October.

Attendance is Free, but Registration is Required.

2018 Seminar Highlights:
  • Behavior Following Brain Injury
  • Fighting Fatigue
  • Let’s Talk – Facilitated Discussions for Survivors and Family
  • Stress Management
  • So Many Questions
  • Healthy Me

Contact the Brain Injury Association of Missouri to be added to the mailing list for the 2019 Survivor and Family Seminars.

 Annual Statewide Conference

October 4 - 6, 2018 
Marriott St. Louis West 
Chesterfield, Missouri

Conference Success!

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri Annual Statewide Conference is the only conference in Missouri established specifically to address current trends in innovative therapeutic strategies, cutting-edge and best practice treatment options, and research relating to brain injury.

This year’s BIA-MO 14th Annual Statewide Conference took place October 4 – 6, 2018 at the Marriott St. Louis West hotel in Chesterfield, MO.

Sessions held Thursday and Friday focused on topics of interest to healthcare professionals, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, vocational counselors, physicians, psychologists, mental health professionals, case managers, service coordinators, and others who provide care for persons with brain injury.

On Saturday, a special seminar was held for survivors of brain injury and their families.

2018 Sessions: 

Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5 Featured: 

Keynote Presentations

  • Impulsivity Assessment and Treatment Options – Eric Hart, PsyD, ABPP-CN and Julie Gretler, PhD, University of Missouri – Columbia
  • Neurological Testing – Sean Goretzke, MD, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
  • Daily Life of a Survivor of Brain Injury – Panel presentation featuring survivors and family

Additional Topics

  • Mental Illness and Brain Injury
  • Employment and Return-to-Work Best Practices
  • Rehabilitation Continuum of Care: Hospital to Community Living
  • How Family Dynamics Impact a Survivor’s Recovery and Life
  • IEPs and 504 Plans for Pediatric Survivors of Brain Injury
  • Public Benefits, Guardianship, Public Administration, Special Needs Trusts, and ABLE Accounts
  • And more!

Plan for the Conference in 2019
Send an email to to be added to the mailing list 
for updates about the 2019 BIA-MO 15th Annual Statewide Conference.

Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors!

Co-Host Sponsor
Department of Health and Senior Services

Rehabilitation Sponsor
SSM Health Rehabilitation Network 
A SSM-Select Medical Partnership 


Rural Track Sponsor

Missouri AgrAbility Project
FY 2018 – FY 2021

Keynote Sponsors:

Gateway Neuropsychology

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital


Ozark Center

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis 

Sports Concussion Educational Programs

Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars 

The Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Regional Seminars are a professional development opportunity for youth sports team and school personnel to reduce the risk of concussions and improve concussion management protocols. Seminars are held during January and February on an annual basis, in five centralized cities: Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Saint Louis, and Springfield.

The Sports Concussions Regional Seminars are offered free-of-charge, so budgets do not become a factor in keeping youth safe in team sports.

Thank you again to this year’s Presenters, Sponsors, and attendees.

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend in 2019! Email to join the Seminar notification list. 

Sessions from the 2018 Eastern Missouri Concussions Seminar are now available to watch on online!

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The Brain Injury Association of Missouri offers several education programs for youth, parents, school personnel, coaches and the community regarding concussions and brain injury. All of the programs below are offered free of charge to team and school personnel.

Concussion Overview for Parents and Athletes

A 15-minute standardized educational program that is incorporated into parent and/or athlete meetings. It is also relevant for parent-teachers organizations or athletic association meetings. 

Content includes the signs and symptoms of a concussion, why it is important to recognize a possible concussion, what should the parent or teammate do if they suspect someone has a concussion, what helps with healing of a concussion and when medical attention is needed following possible concussion. 

Request a Presentation 

Concussion Training for Coaches and School Personnel

Training for youth-sports coaches (paid or volunteer), school nurses, administrators and licensed athletic trainers.

This six-hour training is free of charge for sports team and school personnel. Content includes an in-depth review of the signs and symptoms of concussion, risk factors regarding short and long-term effects of concussion, concussion care and management at the time of potential injury through recovery, return to play protocols and Missouri’s youth sports concussion law.

Sign up to receive information about the Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers Seminars

Save Your Brain 

Age-appropriate education is offered for elementary, middle and high school students regarding brain injury as part of a specific class or Ability Day program.

Content includes causes of brain injury, affects of brain injury, impact on the person and his or her family, concussions and how to be accepting of individuals who may have sustained a brain injury. We also mention services of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri for further information.

Request a printable Request for Presentation form or complete the Request for Presentation online.  

Contact BIA-MO for information at or 800-444-6443.


BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.


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Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290