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2023 Conference

Agenda

Curious about what the 2023 Nebraska Brain Injury Conference has to offer for topics? You’re in the right spot! 

The agenda for the conference is filled with plenty of opportunities to explore relevant topics in the field of brain injury such as the similarities between COVID-19 and brain injury from a rehabilitation standpoint, suicide prevention, prescribing psychologists, recreational therapies, concussion management, and more. 

But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself below. 


Day 1 - Thursday • March 23, 2023

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration / Networking Time

8:30 - 8:40 a.m. - Opening Remarks / Kickoff

8:40 - 9:40 a.m. - Keynote: The Intersection between COVID-19 and Brain Injury: Advancing Understanding and Rehabilitation Outcomes - Ryan Knight and Dr. Judith Burnfield, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

9:40 - 10:00 a.m. - Break / Networking Time

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

Individuals/Caregivers: Integrating Diet and Intense Physical Activity into the Recovery Model - Stephanie Roob, QLI

Professionals: Concussion isn’t just a BRAIN injury: Treating the system - Kate Higgins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. - Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Plenary Session: Developing Your Best IEP - Elizabeth Eynon-Kokrda, Lauren Micek Vargas, Education Rights Council

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch / Awards Presentation

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Plenary Session: Alcohol and Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Jeff Snell, QLI

2:30 - 2:50 p.m. - Break / Networking Time

2:50 - 3:50 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Individuals/Caregivers: Music Therapy and Brain Injury, Maddie Fanton, MT-BC
  • Professionals: Post-Traumatic Headache, Dr. Chad Whyte

3:50 - 4:00 p.m. - Short Break

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Keynote: Introduction to Supporting Those at Risk - Jen Sparrock, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Nebraska


Day 2 - Friday • March 24, 2023

7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Sign-in for CEU Credits (Professional Attendees)

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. - Keynote: Prescribing Psychologists for Nebraska: A History and Opportunities for Patient Advocacy - Dr. Ryan Ernst, Dr. Daniel Ullman

9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Break

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Individuals/Caregivers: Aquatic Therapy and Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Using Water To Rebuild The Brain, Jill Knoell
  • Professionals: A Socio-Cultural Examination of Concussion: What it means and how care should be updated as a result, Dr. Todd Caze II

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. - Break / Networking Time

10:50 - 11:50 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Individuals/Caregivers: Moving Forward and Living Life to the Fullest After Brain Injury, Jena Munson
  • Professionals: The Stress Response, Brain injury, Dysfunction, and the Role of Chiropractic in Restoring Normal Function - Dr. Joel Engler, Riverside Chiropractic

11:50 a.m. - Noon - Break

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote: Resiliency in the Midst of Tragedy - Meg Busing, RN, BSN, Midwest YouCan Foundation

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. - Ending Remarks / Final Prize Drawings

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Lodging Information

The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska has arranged discounted rates for the following number of rooms at the hotels listed below. 

Please note that there are a limited number of discounted rooms available and reservations are first come, first serve, so plan accordingly and make a reservation sooner rather than later. 

La Quinta Inn, 308-237-4400

  • Wed. 3/22: 15 Standard Rooms Available – Individual Call-In / Individual Payment
  • Thurs. 3/23: 30 Standard Rooms Available – Individual Call-In / Individual Payment
  • Rate: $124.95 Standard Rate

Hampton Inn, (308) 234-3400

  • Wed. 3/22: 15 Standard Rooms Available – Individual Call-In / Individual Payment
  • Thurs. 3/23: 30 Standard Rooms Available – Individual Call-In / Individual Payment
  • Rate: $124.95 Standard Rate

If you have any questions, please contact Brittney at brittney@biane.org or 402-680-0724.

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