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35th Annual BIA-MA Brain Injury Conference (2016)

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts (BIA-MA) is committed to education for professionals, survivors, families and caregivers. Our one-day, statewide annual conference provides an educational forum for the latest in research, therapies, supports, and services.

Following a morning Keynote Speaker, over 25 workshops are offered throughout the day, led by an outstanding group of brain injury professionals. More than 40 exhibitors in health care and related services provide information and resources and networking opportunities. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered in more than a dozen fields.

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016

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

Who: Professionals, survivors, family members and the general public 

Conference Countdown:

  • Sep 2015: Call for workshop proposals (proposal deadline Nov 30, 2015)
  • Oct 2015: Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities brochure available
  • Jan 2016: Conference brochure available; Online registration open
  • Mar 24, 2016: 35th BIA-MA Annual Conference


The BIA-MA is now seeking workshop proposals. Workshop presenters are asked to submit a topic and description for consideration along with goals and learning objectives. Proposal submissions are due by November 30, 2015.

BIA-MA is a non-profit organization with a limited budget. Speakers are chosen with the understanding they will volunteer their time to host an educational workshop; lodging and travel expenses are the speaker's responsibility. BIA-MA will provide complimentary conference registrations, which include the following benefits:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Opportunity to attend other workshops and network with professionals and exhibitors
  • Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEU's)

Our 35th Annual Conference Committee thanks you for contributing your time and talent to promote brain injury education programs.


The BIA-MA Annual Conference Poster Session is an opportunity for brain injury professionals to share research, special projects, and ideas in a professional setting. 

Click here to learn more and apply


34th Annual Brain Injury Conference held March 26,2015.

For any questions contact Laura MacFeeley at 800-242-0030 or