Professional Symposium to feature presentations from leading medical professionals across the state

Education Units (CEU’s) for Certified Brain Injury Specialists and other professionals as well as Contact Hours for Social Work will be provided to attendees

Live Stream available for interested organizations who are unable to attend the in-person presentations

SARATOGA, N.Y.: May 3, 2017 –  The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) announced today the lineup of their popular Professional Symposium slated to return to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this June.

Professionals and specialists in the fields of brain injury medicine and rehabilitation will come together to learn about advances in treatment, network with other professionals in the field and gain access to cutting-edge research and information.

“We are thrilled about the schedule for this year’s Professional Symposium,” said Dr. Steven Flanagan, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chair at Rusk Rehabilitation. “We have leading medical professionals from across the state addressing various topics related to brain injury. Brain Injury is often a hidden injury profoundly affecting individuals’ physical and cognitive abilities.   It is extremely important for professionals working in this field to understand the complexity of the issues.”

This live in-person program will feature the following presentation topics: Brain Injury, Substance Abuse and PTSD; Physiology of Brain Injury; Equine Assisted Therapy and Brain Injury; Headaches after Brain Injury: Treatment Options; Exercise and Brain Injury; Sleep Disorders After TBI; and Physical Therapy Treatment Interventions Using New Technologies.

Conference and Training Details
Registration is now open for the Professional Symposium and the 35th Annual “One Voice for Brain Injury” Conference.  Both events will take place at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. beginning Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16, 2017.

BIANYS Professional Symposium and Annual Conference is made possible with the longstanding support of: Burke Rehabilitation, Goldblatt & Associates, NYSARC Trust Services and O’Connell & Aronowitz.

Exhibitor booth and underwriter opportunities are still available by contacting Erica Rossin by phone at 518-459-7911 or via email at [email protected]

For more information or to register, visit www.bianys.org.



The 35th Annual “One Voice for Brain Injury” Conference June 15-16, 2017
This two-day conference, which is open to professionals, brain injury service providers and survivors will contain a variety of workshops including: professional presentations; panel discussions; spiritual demonstrations and delivery of personal testimonials from brain injury survivors and their family members. The conference will feature a keynote presentation from Dr. Joel Goodman, founder of The Humor Project in Saratoga Springs.

About the Brain Injury Association of New York State
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) is a statewide non-profit membership organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with brain injuries and their families, and promotes prevention.  Established in 1982, BIANYS provides education, advocacy and community support services that lead to improved outcome for children and adults with brain injuries.