2018 BIAMI Impact Report

EDUCATION REACHING OUT TO SURVIVORS, CAREGIVERS AND PROVIDERS

Conferences, focused programs and speaking engagements are just a few of the ways BIAMI helps to educate its constituents – from survivors and their families to diverse members of our provider community. FALL CONFERENCE The Annual Fall Conference, a 2-day event in Lansing, is our major educational showcase featuring nationally-known keynote speakers and scores of expert- led continuing education-accredited breakout sessions on topics of interest to attendees. In additional, the conference provides exhibition opportunities for a record 150 vendors in 2018, as well as networking, dining, and social opportunities for both survivor participants and members of the provider community. Last year, in partnership with the Michigan Disability Support Alliance (MI-DSA), our Fall Conference included a highly successful session for survivors on voting rights for people with disabilities. QUALITY OF LIFE CONFERENCE The Quality of Life Conference provides education and information of interest to survivors, families, and caregivers – ranging from stress management to post-TBI sexuality to a presentation from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office on dealing with phone and email scams. 148 survivors and professionals attended the 2018 event. LEGAL CONFERENCE The Legal Conference is a one-day event, primarily for attorneys, case managers, and related providers, that explores the complex legal issues affecting brain injury survivors and families. Last year’s intensive sessions were attended by 207 professionals.

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