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Annual Conference

BIAPA Annual Conference

Sunday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

Navigating Paths to Hope and Health

General Registration Information Coming Soon


Exhibitor, Sponsor, Advertiser Opportunities
The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference offers your company the opportunity to exhibit, advertise and sponsor during this year’s annual conference. Market your company while supporting the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania. Make contact with over 350 professionals, persons with brain injuries and families. Make your company a part of Brain Injury advocacy, education and support through one of the excellent opportunities available. Partner with us at this important event focusing on knowledge, services and support in brain injury!

New opportunities available this year. Don't miss this great event.

Download the 2017 EXHIBITOR INFORMATION here!

Exhibitor Map

Exhibitor, Sponsor, Advertiser online registration.

The BIAPA 2017 Conference is a phenomenal value with three days of keynote sessions, 22 workshops, social events, five meals, and unlimited opportunities to learn new information, make new friends, refresh with colleagues, and revitalize your spirit!

The 2017 Keynote Presenters will be Cristabelle Braden, Briana Scurry, Dr. John Whyte, and a panel of presenters on advocacy and service programs.

Register TODAY for the BEST conference of 2017!

Download the Conference Registration brochure.

Register online as an attendee here.

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Award Nominations
Each year, BIAPA recognizes the many contributions by volunteers and professionals to the field of brain injury. The Conference Planning Committee is requesting award nominations. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 5, 2017. The awards will be offered in and nominations are being accepted for the following categories:
Pioneer in Brain Injury
Service to the Brain Injury Community
Organization Award
John Sears Inspiration Award
Barb Dively Advocacy Award
Dennis Minori Family Tribute Award
Service to the Association
Leadership Award
Public Policy Award
Direct Service Award
The nomination form is available to download here.

Interested in becoming a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)?
BIAPA offers a CBIS Review Course for those interested in taking the certification exam. Anyone interested in attending the Review Course must 1) notify BIAPA of interest in attending the CBIS Review Course by emailing admin@biapa.org; 2) follow the CBIS Review Course & Application Information for details on registration and how to apply for the CBIS exam and receive the discounted group rate, and 3) prepare for the Review Course and the exam ahead of time. The deadline for applying to CBIS as part of our group and for registering for the CBIS Review Course is Monday, May 29, 2017! There will be no exceptions to this deadline!

You can download the CBIS Review Course & Application Information here.

Scholarships are available for persons with brain injuries, their family members or caregivers. Funds are made available through generous donations to the David Strauss Memorial Scholarship Fund. Major donors to the Fund include the Council on Brain Injury and ReMed. Additional funds are raised during the annual Silent Auction held during each conference. Scholarships are awarded based on applications received and funds are limited. Priority is given to first time applicants and applicants in financial need. Applications are due no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.

The Scholarship Application may be downloaded here.

Silent Auction Donations Requested
The Silent Auction is held each year at the conference. The auction will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017. All funds raised are used for scholarships. Scholarships are available to people with brain injury, their family members and/or caregivers to attend the conference. Items may be, but are not limited to things like, photography or art, jewelry, gift baskets, wine, gift cards, games, activity baskets, chocolate, and food baskets. Any items are welcome! The Silent Auction Co-Chairs are Stefanie Bauman and Ronnie Arck-Pozzi from Success Rehabilitation. If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction please contact Kara at admin@biapa.org. The information on donating auction items is below.

The Silent Auction information may be downloaded here.

Artisan Showcase
The Artisan Showcase will be held during the Conference on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. All persons with a brain injury who are attendees at the conference are welcome to display their artwork during the Artisan Showcase. The Artisan Showcase may include your original artwork, fine crafts, painting, photography, drawings, jewelry, pottery, or other related crafts. The Artisan Showcase also is a suitable venue for poetry, books you authored, and music. Artisans are welcome to offer their work for sale. The registration deadline for the Artisan Showcase is Monday, May 29, 2017. Additional details will be provided upon registration.

The Artisan Showcase information may be downloaded here.

 For more information, contact Kara Latshaw at admin@biapa.org or (717) 692-5569.








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