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Joanne Susi

"It's the difference between surviving and thriving...and I'm thriving here."Joanne Susi was BIA-MA's keynote speaker at the 35th Annual Brain Injury Conference. On March 16, 2011, Joanne Susi's life was transformed. After three long years in a nursing home, she moved into the community as a result of the ABI Waiver Program. Read Joanne's story

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Education and Training

academy BIA-MA is dedicated to educating the public about brain injury, as well as providing the latest information and resources to professionals, medical providers, caregivers, survivors and families. 

BIA-MA serves as a centralized source of education for medical professionals and individuals working or aspiring to work in the field of brain injury. BIA-MA also offers educational programs to survivors, family members, and the general public.

BIA-MA's education and training offerings include:

Upcoming Educational Events

Event When Description  
MRC Provider Training: Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Brain Injury Nov 10, 2016

**THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL - To be placed on a waiting list, please contact Laura MacFeeley at**

This *FREE* half-day training looks at brain function, behavior, and the science of addiction. What happens when an acquired brain injury is influenced by alcohol, illicit drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs?
INCLUDED: Best ways to identify/screen for drug use in individuals with brain injury; How to proceed with treatment.
DATE:               11/10/2016
TIME:                9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
LOCATION:      UMass Medical School, 333 South St., Shrewsbury, MA
INSTRUCTOR:  Robert Ferris, LSW

ABI Clinical CE Series Jan 26-27, 2017

A continuing education series developed to enhance the knowledge, expertise, and skills of providers working with brain injury survivors. Watch this space for more details!

For more information contact Laura MacFeeley, BIA-MA Education Coordinator, email or call (508) 475-0032.