Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
August 18, 2010

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

Upcoming Workshops:

Brain Injury Basics: Adjustment to Brain Injury
Date: Tuesday, August 24
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Professionals; $5 donation appreciated from Consumers.

Wednesday Workshop - Acute Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Date: Wednesday, August 25
Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Cost: $40 for Professionals

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

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


Consumer and Family Conference 2010: Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being.
Brain injury affects the whole person - including changes in the physical, emotional and cognitive areas of their body. This one-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. The 2010 Consumer and Family Conference will be held on Saturday, August 28 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to learn more. To register, please call the Association at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. This conference is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Al Newman Joins Walk for Thought as Honorary Ambassador
Two-time World Series Champion and former Minnesota Twins third base coach Al Newman is joining Randal McDaniel as Honorary Ambassador for the 2010 Walk for Thought.

The Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's Executive Director David King says, "“We are excited and grateful that Al Newman has agreed to help represent the Walk for Thought. His experience in the world of sports and his involvement in the community will help us bring our message of sports safety and concussion awareness to a wide audience."

Newman will be on hand at the St. Paul Walk on September 25 to promote "Sports: Play Hard. Play Safe." and speak to participants about the importance of helmet safety and concussion awareness.

The 2010 Walk for Thought will be held at Como Park in St. Paul, Canal Park in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester and CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud on Saturday, September 25, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the Walk starting at 10 a.m. (10:30 a.m. in Duluth).

Online registration for the Walk for Thought is available through our Web site. Click here for more information and to start your team now!

Cranestorm-Wishes in Flight
Help us meet our goal of folding 100,000 cranes to raise brain injury awareness! You can fold cranes with your family, friends or organization and send them to us OR you can come to a Cranestorm Workshop at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota offices. Join us at 34 13th Ave NE, Suite B001, Minneapolis, MN 55413 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, visit our Web site or contact Anna by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or click here to e-mail.

MNCCD Policy Grills
Meet the Candidates - Eat Some Food

Join us for some great summertime food from the grill and get to know the candidates from your area in an informal picnic gathering. All picnics will offer free food and are open to the public.

Monday, August 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Boom Island Park Area C
724 Sibley St NE

Tuesday, August 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kingsley Commons
4550 N Humboldt Ave S

Thursday, September 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Powderhorn Park
3400 15th Ave S

Learn where your candidates stand on issues important to you so that you can make a more informed decision on November 2.  For more information and a list of other grassroots events this fall, please click here or feel free to contact Michelle Gray at the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 or by e-mail.

If you're interested in volunteering for any of these Policy Grills, contact Lee George by calling 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442, or by e-mail.

Upcoming Brain Injury Conferences
North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) is hosting two conferences in Minneapolis this October.

The first conference is the 2010 Joint Meeting of National Association for Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) and the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), which is a multi-track event held October 6 through 8, 2010, at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Over 50 nationally recognized speakers will cover a wide range of brain injury topics including medical best practices, rehabilitation, research, life-long living, pediatrics and advocacy. For more information including the speaker list, program, and registration information, please click here.

The second conference is the 23rd Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury, which will be held October 7 through 9, 2010, at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis, MN. Attorneys can expect the latest information on brain injury litigation at this three-day, hands-on conference. This meeting is considered a "must attend" event for all attorney representing persons with brain injury. For more information including the speaker list, program, and registration information, please click here.

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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 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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Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
34 13th Avenue Northeast, Suite B001 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - 55413

612-378-2742 | 800-669-6442

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