Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
MSA Conference

The 2023 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference will take place on Thursday, November 16 at the Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. Regisration is NOW OPEN!!! Our Keynote presentation will be presented by Dr. Anjail Sharrief from the McGovern Medical School.

Click here to for our full schedule and to register today!

Consumer Family Conference

Join us on Saturday, October 14 for our Fall Consumer and Family Conference. This free conference will take place at New Life Presbyterian Church in Roseville, Minnesota. You can look forward to updates from our Public Policy department, dealing with debt collectors, and a survivor story from one of our Citizen Advocates.

Click here for more information and to register today.

Town Hall Forum

Please join us in October and November for a Town Hall Forum on Brain Injury. Learn about issues impacting services and supports. Share your concerns and ideas for improvements with Minnesota policymakers. Light snacks and refreshments are provided. Learn more on our Town Hall Forum page.

We Need Your Input!

For over a decade, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance has been hosting the bi-annual Consumer and Family Conference, aimed at providing free workshops and sessions for people with brain injury, family members, and loved ones. We have always sought to create an inclusive and empowering environment for all attendees. However, we have received feedback from some community members who expressed discomfort with the term "consumers" being used to refer to individuals with brain injuries and their families.

In response to this valuable feedback, we have decided to rename the conference to better reflect our commitment to inclusivity and respect for everyone involved. We believe that language matters, and we want to ensure that the conference's name aligns with our core values. We value your opinion and invite you to participate in this important decision-making process.

We encourage all members of our community to submit their suggestions and ideas for the new conference name. Please share your submissions with us. Let's work together to find a name that represents the strength, resilience, and unity of our community. The new name will be unveiled at our upcoming Fall conference, where we will continue our journey of support, education, and empowerment for all those affected by brain injury.

Thank you for being a part of this positive change and for helping us shape the future of our conference.

Lunch and Learn

Are you ready to have lunch and learn AND get your CEUs? The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is offering Lunch and Learn Sessions for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units will be available after each session. The sessions will begin at 12 p.m. and be held via Zoom. (Zoom link to be sent out within 48 hours of the event.)

Find out all about our 2023 Lunch and Learn sessions here.

Mind Matters Summer 2023
In the Summer 2023 edition of Mind Matters, we look at the experiences of two people who have successfully returned to work after a brain injury, our upcoming Walk for Thought, Public Policy updates and more.

Click here to read our Summer 2023 edition of Mind Matters.

Brain Injury Basics
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance provides free or low-cost educational opportunities for all people affected by brain injury and stroke, including family and friends, and training opportunities for the professionals who support them. Our Brain Injury Basics workshops are a primary education opportunity for individuals, families and friends.

Our next session will take place on August 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Click here for more information.

Unmasking Brain Injury
Few people understand the personal impact brain injury can have. Its effects often are subtle and difficult to express. In March of 2016, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance began the Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota project - a statewide community-based art project that enlisted the participation of over a thousand individuals living with the effects of brain injury. Unmasking allowed individuals affected by brain injury to design masks that communicate their unique perspectives and altered outlooks. It gave survivors and caregivers a voice to illuminate their life with a brain injury; to show others that persons living with a disability due to brain injury are deserving of respect, compassion and the same opportunities afforded all citizens in their respective communities.

Click here to learn more about Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota.