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 30th BIAW Brain Injury Conference

April 23-24, 2018

Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership are pleased to invite you to attend our annual conference. The conference is dedicated to bringing learners the opportunity to increase their knowledge about brain injury, specifically in the areas of best clinical practices, theoretical paradigms, research, and functional treatment applications in various clinical settings. The content is relevant to all healthcare providers that work with brain injury survivors, brain injury survivors and their caregivers and families.


Brain Injury Survivors and their Caregivers/Family Members (BIAW Members): $75

Brain Injury Survivors and their Caregivers/Family Members (Non-Members): $100

Full-Time students: $100

Brain Injury Professionals (BIAW Members): $200

Brain Injury Professionals (Non-Members): $235

Fees includes the cost of registration, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

Scholarships are available for survivors and families in need. Contact the BIAW at 262-790-9660 for more information.


Online: Click Here to Register for the Conference or copy and paste https://ce.icep.wisc.edu/30th-annual-conference-brain-injury 


–Select the Register/Enroll Tab

–Select login or register and follow the instructions for UWMadison NetID log in or Visitor account creation/log in

–Follow any prompts to complete or update your profile information

–Click the Register tab, select your Eligible Discount and “Add to Cart”

–Select “Checkout” and follow the prompts to pay for the conference


A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference site, the Wilderness Resort. Please call the hotel directly (1-800-867-9453) for more information and to arrange accommodations. To receive the special rate of $99.99 (plus tax and $19.95 per night resort fee), please mention GROUP CODE: 648508 when making your reservation. The block of rooms will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis until April 2, 2018. Rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after April 2, 2018 or in the event that the block of rooms is filled.


  • Brice Dzubinski,  JD – Survivor/Inspirational speaker
  • Dr. Traci Snedden, PhD, RN, APRN, CNE – UW Madison – Academic Effects of Concussion in Children & Adolescents: Support in the Classroom and Beyond
  • BRAIN Fox Valley Panel – TBI, Homelessness and Domestic Violence study
  • Dr. Benjamin Siebert, MD – Neuroscience Group, Wausau – Post-TBI Headaches
  • Dr. Linda Dejmek, OD — A B See Vision Therapy Centers —Neuro-Optometric Treatment of TBI
  • Dr. Robert Karol, PhD, LP, ABPP, CBIST – Retired
    • Grief and Loss after TBI
    •  Behavioral Dyscontrol
  • Dr. Nathan Glassman Ph.D, ABN, ABPP – Brain Injury 101
  • Dr. Terry Young, PhD – Brain Injury 201
  • Dr. David Wassarman, PhD – UW Madison Genetics – Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons from Drosophila
  • Dr. Sarah Porter Psy.D – Madison Neuropsychological Services LLC – Neuropsychological Testing 101
  • Dr. Jan Heinitz, PhD – Concordia University – TBI 5 and 10 Years Post-Injury
  • Chris Patterson, MSW – Night Owl Support Systems – Setting up a home post-TBI
  • Chastity Krings, CBIS – Reality Unlimited – Relationships and Sexuality Post-TBI
  • Survivors and Caregivers panels
  • Presenters and Topics subject to change

Further Information

For conference information or details about exhibit booths or sponsorship please contact Karl Curtis at 262-790-9660/608-206-6426 or kcurtis@biaw.org

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be submitted in writing to help@icep.wisc.edu. Cancellation requests are subject to a processing fee of $50 ($25 for reduced fee categories). No refunds will be made for cancellations received after April 15, 2018.


Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider TM

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and The Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 ANCC and Iowa contact hours.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 10 hours.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made available in the activity handout materials.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact info@icep.wisc.edu.


This CE (continuing education) activity is intended for nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, therapists and researchers working in the field of brain injury. It is also designed for brain injury survivors and their caregivers and families.


This CE activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, and evidence based medicine, and the nursing competencies of roles/responsibilities and interprofessional communication.

This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies roles/responsibilities and interprofessional communication.


The Center for Disease Control  estimates that 2.5 million Americans experience a brain injury each year. Spurred on by recent military conflicts and a spotlight on sports concussions among other reasons, brain injury research continually generates new insights and new treatment options, creating a practice gap among healthcare professionals.


After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Describe lifelong challenges that affect a person with a brain injury
  • Explain treatment options available to people affected by brain injury, how to access them, and make the best use of them
  • Apply best practices for brain injury treatment as members of the healthcare team.

Our 2018 sponsors:

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors!

Thank you to our Benefactor Sponsors!