Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
March 27, 2013


2013 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment
Date: April 25
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Brain Injury Basics: Caregiving
Date: May 30
Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Location: All classes are held in the Education Center at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

To register for a class, please click here or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

 

In this issue:
2013 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
Minnesota Stroke Association 2013 Strides for Stroke
Advocacy Matters
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Spring in Your Step 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Connections4Concussion
Job Openings at the Alliance
Brain Injury Support Group in Grand Rapids
Classified Ad: Sports Neuropsychology Society Symposium


2013 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury
We're TWO WEEKS away from our 2013 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury - have YOU registered yet? This year's conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and will feature several dynamic speakers who will cover a variety of topics related to community-based services and supports, cultural and medical aspects of brain injury care, and education.

Join professionals, caregivers, advocates and providers from around the state! Alan Weintraub, M.D., and Robert G. Winningham, Ph.D., will deliver the Thursday and Friday morning keynote addresses. Lance Corporal Kyle Anderson, USMC, Casey Linstad, CTRS, and Dave Schafer MS, will be presenting at the close of the 28th Annual Conference.

Click here for complete Annual Conference information and be sure to register today!

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Minnesota Stroke Association 2013 Strides for Stroke - May 4
The Minnesota Stroke Association is pleased to present the 2013 Strides for Stroke Walk! It will be held this year on Saturday, May 4 at Como Park in Saint Paul, and for the first time at Silver Lake Park in Rochester, presented in partnership with Neurological Recovery House. FOX9 News anchor Jeff Passolt will be the emcee for the Saint Paul event this year. Stroke survivors, care partners, professionals, family and friends are invited for a day dedicated to raising awareness and helping to enhance the quality of life for all people coping with the sudden and long term effects of stroke. Click here for complete details on this year's Strides for Stroke and get your team registered today!.

Strides for Stroke is the biggest fundraising event for the Minnesota Stroke Association and it continues to grow each year. Last year, walkers came out in record numbers and it would be great if we could surpass those numbers in 2013. Join an existing walk team, create a new team for you and your friends or just come out to enjoy the day.

Need additional information? Feel free to call Nancy at 763-553-0088.

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Advocacy Matters Join us at the Minnesota State Capitol
What happens over the next couple months of the 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session is incredibly important as state policymakers will be setting the Minnesota state budget for the next two years. We recently learned that state policymakers set their state budget 'targets' and that the Health and Human Service budget has been targeted for budget cuts to help balance the state budget, again. We need your help sharing the real life stories of individuals and families affected by brain injury and protecting services and supports for individuals with brain injury and other disabilities:

Join us for a Tuesday at the Capitol which will resume next Tuesday, April 2 to share your story with legislators. For more information about Tuesdays at the Capitol and how to prepare click here or contact Public Policy Intern Liz at braininjurymn@gmail.com or call 612-594-4765.

Join us for Disability Matters Day at the Capitol, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Click here for more information or contact Public Policy Intern Liz at braininjurymn@gmail.com or call 612-594-4765.

Can't get to the State Capitol? Click here to check out our Advocacy Action Center policy updates and 'Take Action' from home on important state and federal policy issues.

Otherwise, contact the Public Policy Department by phone at 612-378-2742, 800-669-6442 or by e-mail at michelleg@braininjurymn.org or jeffn@braininjurymn.org.

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Like what we do at the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance? Donate to support our programs that serve individuals affected by brain injury, including our Multicultural Outreach Program, our Citizen Advocate Academy, our Speakers Bureau, and our Education Programs.

Visit our website for tips and ideas on spreading brain injury awareness and ending negative assumptions during Brain Injury Awareness Month.

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Spring in Your Step 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Connections4Concussion
Preferred Choice Chiropractic is sponsoring the "Spring in Your Step 5K Walk/Run" to benefit our friends at Connections4Concussions at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Steller Health Center in St. Michael, MN. Please call 763-497-1152 for information on entry fees, registration and to help support this unique peer-to-peer support group.

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Job Openings at the Alliance
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is currently hiring for the following positions:

Case Manager
Care Coordinator
Case Management Aide

To learn more about these positions and to apply, please click here.

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Brain Injury Support Group in Grand Rapids
Anyone living with a TBI or their caregivers are encouraged to attend the monthly TBI support group in the Community Meeting Room at the Central Square Mall in Grand Rapids. The idea of the meetings will be to meet, talk about ideas and problems with work, shopping, getting around or anything that we wish to discuss.

The next meetings will be April 8, May 13 and June 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All future meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month.

For more information, please call or email Wayne Stoltz at 218-245-0251 or e-mail stoltzwd@lcp2.net or contact Judy Rupert at 218-362-6675 or e-mail judy@accessnorth.net.

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Classified Ad: Sports Neuropsychology Society Symposium
This inaugural symposium sponsored by the Sports Neuropsychology Society is designed to meet the needs of physicians, athletic trainers, neuropsychologists, nurses, PAs, administrative personnel, and others interested in better understanding sports-concussions. We have assembled a truly exceptional group of speakers who will cover cutting edge advances in clinical practice and research.

Take advantage of early registration rates by booking early. After APRIL 15 the rates increase significantly. Also keep in mind that we have a limited number of registration slots as well as limited number of spaces for the concurrent sessions, so be sure you get to see the sessions you want by registering early.

Submit your Abstracts
An important component of our conference will be poster and brief rapid oral presentations. Please review the Call for Abstracts and submit your work today! The deadline for submissions is March 25th.

Book your Room
We have an excellent venue for our meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington, MN. With a phenomenal rate of $89 per night. Why not come early and stay late to network with colleagues, enjoy the area, and do some shopping? The number of rooms is limited so book early. Our room block closes on APRIL 3rd. Please be sure to use our site for hotel reservation so that your stay is credited to our room block.

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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 5,500 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.

The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at philg@braininjurymn.org or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."

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