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Joanne Susi

"I lost consciousness in the helicopter and I remember thinking I was dead, and that this was the end…then nothing,” Jim has no memory of his time in the hospital during his stroke, but came out the other side dedicated to fight his way back. And fight he did!
Read Jim'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
ABI Clinical Series: Certificate Jan 18 & Feb 1, 2018

This two-day training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of ABI, its potential long-term consequences, and recommended interventions. Learn more

ACBIS Training Jan 23 - Feb 27, 2018

This 5 week online course will prepare professionals to take the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (ACBIS) preparation exam.   Registration includes "The Essential Brain Injury Guide 5.0 Edition", application for the exam, and a site provided to complete the exam. Learn more

ABI Clinical Series: The Aphasias Feb 8, 2018

This half-day training will provide participants with an understanding of the types of cognitive-communicative disorders associated with different types of acquired brain injuries. Learn more

2018 Annual Brain Injury Conference Mar 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 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. Participant registration opens mid-January. Learn more

Questions? Contact or call 508-475-0032.