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"My life is separated into before and after. Before, I was a Senior Clinical Research Associate assisting in clinical trails with CAP working with Dana Farber, Tufts, Johns Hopkins, and others in Cancer research. Now I am a survivor and lucky to be alive". Read Kristin's story

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facesAccidents happen. Brain injury happens.
We can help!

In the blink of an eye, everything changes; nothing is as it was before. How will you identify brain injury if it happens to you or to someone you love? How will you cope with it? What resources will you need? Where will you find them? The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is here to help with information for brain injury survivors, family members, caregivers, professionals and others. To meet people whose lives have been impacted, visit "Faces of Brain Injury"

Join Us! Soaring Without Limits; Healing Through the Arts

Join the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts to view the works of art that brain injury survivors and caregivers have created, paired with poems that poets have written inspired by these works. 70% of the proceeds from the sale of the art work will go to the artist. View flyer. Questions? Call 508-743-0333

Art & Poetry Exhibit
April 1 – 28, 2017

Artists' & Poets' Reception
April 5, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Open House
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Poetry Readings

Where: Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St, Brockton, MA

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is asking our community to get involved.

Over 107,000 children and adults sustain a brain injury in Massachusetts each year. Help BIA-MA raise important awareness about this silent epidemic this month. During the month of March, help us raise awareness, encourage advocacy, and promote prevention! Read more.

36th Annual Brain Injury Conference

We are happy to announce that due to overwhelming interest, we have closed registration for the BIA-MA 36th Annual Brain Injury Conference. We would like to thank you for all of your support! Please contact Beth Pusey, BIA-MA Education Manager, with questions at 508-475-0032 x19.

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) will host the 36th Annual Brain Injury Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, in Marlborough, MA. Over 700 conference participants attend 29 workshops and network with over 40 exhibitors.

View the Registration Brochure 

Date and Time: Thursday, March 30, 2017; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA

Upcoming Events

Event When Description
36th Annual Conference Mar 30, 2017

This one-day, state-wide conference provides a place to gather and discuss the challenges faced by the brain injury community. In 2016, over 800 participants attended a variety of 29 workshops, and networked with over 50 exhibitors. Learn more.

Golf Classic Jun 19, 2017

The Annual Golf tournament provides a gorgeous day of golf followed by a raffle and auction. Held at The Haven Country Club, this event provides funding to make a difference in the lives of people with brain injury. Learn more.

Falmouth Road Race Aug 20, 2017

Join Team BIA-MA for the Falmouth Road Race, one of the "best non-marathon races in the country". Stay tuned.

Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Sep 9, 2017 Berkshires
Sep 16, 2017
Cape Cod
Sep 24, 2017
Framingham

To be held at 3 locations in 2017, this event provides the opportunity for individuals and teams in local communities to honor loved ones and connect with other brain injury survivors. Stay tuned.

BIA-MA Names Dwork President of Board of Directors

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MIA) recently appointed David Dwork, ESQ., president of the board of directors.  For more than 30 years, Dwork has dedicated his career to traumatic brain injury (TBI) litigation and helped guide brain injury survivors through the complicated legal process of trials and out-of-court settlements.Dwork is a magna cum laude graduate of the Boston University Law School and a former Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. He is a lecturer in civil litigation as well as being the author of several scholarly articles.

Dwork is preceded by Teresa Hayes, who served as president of the board for five years, and recently received the BIAA Award of Excellence for Affiliate Association Leadership.  Read more.

Advocacy Day at the State House - February 1, 2017

On February 1, 2017, BIA-MA held its 2nd Annual Advocacy Day at the State House.

Over 200 legislators, brain injury survivors, volunteers, and BIA-MA employees attended the event, held at Grand Staircase on the second floor. The occasion was held to emphasize the importance of continued legislation to bring services and supports to individuals with brain injury. Read More.

Watch Our Own Ryan Farrell on WCVB 5 Investigates!

It started with a simple fall while cheerleading, but instead of sitting out, Ryan Farrell was told to keep cheering. Ryan, a spokesperson for BIA-MA, is interviewed by Karen Anderson from WCBV 5 Investigates on "Concussions Plaguing Student Athletes Raises Alarm". Watch now



BIA-MA Newsletter - Winter 2017

fall newsletterBIA-MA's quarterly newsletter, Heads Up Headlines, provides updates on recent events, research, survivor and caregiver tips, a calendar of upcoming events, and prevention articles to keep you aprised of the latest in the field of brain injury. The Winter 2017l Newsletter contains articles on the State House Advocacy Day, David Dwork's incoming executive message, Support Groups, upcoming events, regional office highlights, survivor's corner, and more. Read Now