Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 4, 2019

In this issue:


2019 Walk for Thought
The 2019 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 21 at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud and at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton in the Twin Cities.


Register your team today by choosing the site closest to you: Duluth, Saint Cloud or the Twin Cities in New Brighton.


Find out more about the Walk for Thought!

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Consumer and Family Conference
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Fall 2019 Consumer and Family Conference on Saturday, October 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

This half-day conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

There is no cost to attend this conference. To register, please call 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by October 11.

Click here for more information on the Consumer and Family Conference.


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Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
The 2019 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference will take place on Thursday, November 14 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park.Magdy Selim will be our keynote speaker in the morning with 15 breakout sessions, vendor/sponsor booths and plenty of networking and learning opportunities.

Click here for full information on the 2019 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
Click here to register today!

We look forward to seeing you there!


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2020 Annual Conference Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is planning our 2020 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 16 and 17, 2020 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. We would like to invite you to submit a proposal or proposals for breakout sessions. Proposals are due by November 29.

Click here for more information and to fill your RFP today!

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Unmasking Brain Injury at Saint Luke's in Duluth
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, in partnership with UCare and St. Luke's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, is hosting a mask-making event in the St. Luke's atrium on Thursday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alliance staff and volunteers will be on hand with mask-making materials for anyone who would like to share their brain injury experience through art.

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota is a statewide, community- based art project that promotes brain injury awareness by giving individuals a creative outlet to show others what it is like to live with a brain injury. All are welcome to participate.

St. Luke’s atrium
915 E 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55805
RSVP to Brenda: 218-249-5351.

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Lunch and Learn Seminars
Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Seminars at our offices in Roseville and are targeted for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals.

Sessions will take place on:
September 18 - De-escalation and Navigating Behavioral Symptoms
October 16 - Health Care Directives, Hospice and Palliative Care
November 20 - Behaviors vs. Symptoms

Click here for complete information on our 2019 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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Town Hall Forums
Join the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for our Town Hall Forums on Brain Injury and Disability this fall! Come learn about our advocacy program, meet your local legislators, and tell your story! See the entire series here or click the following dates for the locations and times of the next four forums.

Tuesday, September 10
Coon Rapids
Courage Kenney at Mercy

Thursday, September 12
St. Paul
Regions Neuroscience Center

Monday, September 16
St. James
St. James Library

Wednesday, September 18
Duluth
Ordean Building

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Unmasking Brain Injury at Gustavus Adolphus College
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance in partnership with Gustavus Adolphus College is hosting a mask-making event in the Heritage Room in the Jackson Campus Center on Wednesday, September 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alliance staff and volunteers will be on hand with mask-making materials for anyone who would like to share their brain injury experience through art.

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota is a statewide, community- based art project that promotes brain injury awareness by giving individuals a creative outlet to show others what it is like to live with a brain injury. All are welcome to participate.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Jackson Campus Center
Heritage Room

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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.

Brain Injury Basics:
Introduction to Brain Injury: September 26
Adjustment to Brain Injury: October 24

Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.

Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.

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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 8,500 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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