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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:

Educational Events - SAVE THE DATES

Event When Description
ABI Clinical Series:
Acquired Brain Injury Continuing Education Certificate
Oct 3&4, 2018

This two-day continuing education program is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of major categories of acquired brain injury (ABI), including neoplastic, traumatic, vascular, metabolic and infectious disorders of the central nervous system. Learn more and Register

ABI Clinical Series:
Overview of Neurodiagnostic Procedures and Neurological Effects of ABI
Oct 12, 2018

In this half-day training, participants will learn the pathophysiological mechanisms in acquired brain injury and the common acute neurological sequelae of ABI, including post-concussion syndrome, seizures, hydrocephalus and cognitive disorders. Learn more and Register

ABI Clinical Series: Substance Abuse and ABI Nov 7, 2018

In this one-day training the clinical criteria for substance abuse disorders and their relationship to the occurrence of acquired brain injury, as well as their neurocognitive impact, will be reviewed and discussed. Learn more and Register

ABI Clinical Series: Functional Neuroanatomy Review Dec 5, 2018

This one-day continuing education program will provide participants with a review of the structures and functions of the central nervous system (CNS), including the cerebral hemispheres and subcortical structures (brain stem and spinal cord) .Learn more and Register

Questions? Contact the education department at or call 508-475-0032.