Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
September 18, 2019

In this issue:

2019 Walk for Thought
The 2019 Walk for Thought will take place this 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.

Registration for the event has now closed. You may still register on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. So, if you haven't signed up, don't worry; just find the registration booth at your local event and sign up. Shirt sizes are limited and we can't guarantee your size unless you registered by September 13.

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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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:
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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Brain Injury and Disability Town Hall Forums
This fall, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance will be hosting Town Hall Forums on Brain Injury and Disability. These forums are great opportunities to learn about our advocacy program, meet your local legislators, and share your story.

Our next event is on Wednesday, September 25:
Edina - Southdale Library
7001 York Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

We hope to see you there!
See the entire series here.

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Unmasking Brain Injury at Gustavus Adolphus College
Minnesota Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) will present "Arts, Health and Wellbeing: A Creative Approach to Public Health Education" at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN on October 24 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance will be partnering with the Minnesota SOPHE for a special post-conference session for the general public. This session will consist of a display of "Unmasking" masks; a showing of Jed Schlegelmilch's award-winning "Unmasking documentary; and a Q & A following the film, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This unique one-hour event is open to the public and registration is not required.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Jackson Campus Center
Heritage Room

Click here for full information.

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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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