Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
October 31, 2018

In this issue:

Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
There is still time to register for the first annual Minnesota Stroke Association Statewide Stroke Conference. We've got 15 breakout sessions, vendor/sponsor booths and plenty of networking and learning opportunities. Our speakers and presenters will be covering such diverse topics as brain aneurysms, discharge planning, care in rural settings, aphasia, seizures and post-stroke depression.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jawad F. Kirmani, Vice Chair of the HMH- SOM DON, HMH-JFK Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center at the Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center. Dr. Kirmani will be discussing how recent evidence-based advances in stroke treatment have "opened up" the time window for treatment and changed how medical professionals approach after-stroke brain care.

The Statewide Stroke Conference is on November 8, 2018 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park. Online Registration for the 2018 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference ends at 12 p.m. on Monday, November 5.

Click here for full information on the 2018 Minnesota Statewide Stroke Conference
Click here to register today!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Unmasking Brain Injury Events
The Minneapolis Central Library will be hosting an Unmasking exhibition from October 2 through November 29 with special events throughout the exhibitiion:
Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m. - Lecture by Dr. Robert L. Karol in Pohlad Hall

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

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Public Policy Update
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance encourages you to vote in the upcoming November 6 elections. The lawmakers we elect will directly impact the services people with brain injuries rely on. Services such as Medical Assistance, housing the and waivers are all at stake. You can check your registrations status, find your polling place, get your sample ballot or find answers to many other question at mnvotes.org. If you have any questions about the election, please contact Zack Eichten at zacke@braininjurymn.org.

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Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education
The Minnesota Stroke Association in collaboration with the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant will present education sessions about caregiving through the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education (CARE) Program. The program will also include 30 minutes of social time for caregivers to connect and benefit from the experience, skills, and wisdom of other caregivers.

Our next CARE session will be on November 20: Options and Resources to Support Aging in Place

Click here for more information on the Caregiver Advocacy and Resource Education series or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 763-553-0088.

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2019 Annual Conference Request for Presenters
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 2019 Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 25 and 26, 2019 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 30.

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

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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:
Caregiving: November 15
Introduction to Brain Injury: December 20 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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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.

Our last Lunch and Learn session for 2018 will take place on November 14.

Click here for complete information on our 2018 Lunch and Learn Seminars.

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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 8,000 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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