North American Brain Injury Society

Planning is well underway for the Brain Injury Conference of the Americas, scheduled for September 14-16, 2006, at the Eden Roc Resort in Miami.  Over fifty speakers from Canada, Latin America and the USA are scheduled to present on the very latest developments in brain injury treatment and care over a three-day period.  In addition to the speaker sessions we are especially pleased to be introducing several unique panel workshops that will cover Blast Injuries, Women’s Issues, Multicultural Issues and Neuroimaging.

Also new this year we have expanded our Call for Abstracts to include both poster and oral presentations. NABIS values abstracts that present current and best practices, including information that compliments the Conference’s topic tracks (Long Term Living, Medical/Science, Concussion/Mild TBI and Legal Issues) as well as innovative approaches to brain injury assessment, treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.  Also encouraged are abstracts that deal with international and cross-cultural approaches to TBI rehabilitation.

The NABIS conference is also an excellent opportunity to network and promote brain injury products and services – last years’ exhibit opportunities sold-out very quickly and companies interested in exhibiting are encouraged to reserve their space as soon as possible. To download a sponsorship prospectus, visitwww.nabis.org.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the second state affiliate of the Society, the North Dakota Brain Injury Society (NDBIS). NDBIS has been established to promote professional awareness, understanding and dissemination of information about brain injury through education and collaborative opportunities that advance the field of brain injury in North Dakota. NDBIS joins the Texas Brain Injury Society, which became the first affiliate of NABIS in May of last year.  NDBIS will be chaired by Mariusz Ziejewski, PhD, and Rodney Swenson, PhD, ABPN will serve as President. Dr. Ziejewski serves on the International Brain Injury Association’s Board of Governors and the Board of Directors of the North American Brain Injury Society. 

To learn more about our work at NABIS, please visit www.nabis.org.