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“Uncovering the Invisible: Delving Into the Silent Epidemic of Brain Injury”

Monday, May 8, 2023
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ

New Jersey’s Premier Brain Injury Seminar for Professionals

The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey is the primary provider of information, education, advocacy, prevention strategies and support services for people with brain injury and their families in New Jersey.

The Annual Seminar offers an educational and networking opportunity for professionals to gain knowledge of the latest research, best practices and effective strategies for working with individuals affected by brain injury. The knowledge level of the audience varies, including both new and experienced professionals.

The Seminar is a full day conference consisting of a keynote presentation followed by three workshop blocks with three presentations in each block. Lunch will be served and organization exhibitors and student poster presentations will also be included.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Eve M. Valera, PhD, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the Annual Seminar for Professionals. Dr. Valera is the director of the Valera Lab at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, which uses a variety of neuropsychology and neuroimaging methodologies to investigate two understudied areas of interest: the sequelae of traumatic brain injuries in women experiencing intimate-partner violence and the role of the cerebellum in psychiatric illness.

Dr. Valera’s keynote presentation is titled Understanding “Concussion+: The overlooked epidemic of brain injuries experienced by women experiencing intimate-partner violence. Intimate-partner violence (IPV) is an underappreciated public health epidemic, in which women experience a high prevalence and number of brain injuries.  Dr. Valera will discuss her work aimed at understanding the prevalence, cognitive, psychological and neural effects of brain injuries (including both traumatic brain injuries and strangulation related ischemic brain injuries, namely “concussion+”) experienced from intimate partner violence.

Submit a Proposal

Proposals typically focus on research, prevention, treatment or rehabilitation related to working with individuals affected by brain injury. Workshops should contribute to participant’s knowledge base, understanding of best practices and strategies that can be used in their work.

Student Poster Proposals

Proposals typically focus on research, prevention, treatment or rehabilitation related to working with individuals affected by brain injury. Posters should contribute to participants’ knowledge base, understanding of best practices and strategies that can be used in their work. Please limit proposal abstracts to 300 words.

For more information or to submit a proposal, click here.

Past Seminars

2022: Building Community and Enhancing Quality of Life Following Brain Injury

2021: Exploring and Navigating the Scope and Diversity of Brain Injury

2020: A 2020 Perspective: Improving TBI Outcomes in the Next Decade

2019: Moving Forward in Brain Injury: Evidence in Action

2018: Exploring Diverse Issues in Brain Injury

2017: Making New Connections Following Brain Injury

2016: Achieving Meaningful Outcomes

Show the brain injury community that you care

Sponsoring the Annual Seminar for Professionals provides unique exposure to a diverse group of professionals working in the field of brain injury. Participate by exhibiting, sponsoring, or placing an ad.