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2019 Medical Legal Conference
March 7-9, 2019



Become an Exhibtior or Sponsor for the 2019 Conference Exhibitors & Sponsors Packet

Many of the 2018    presentations were recorded on DVDs - click here for the order form

Conference Program 2018



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If you any questions contact BIAOR at:

PO Box 549
Molalla OR 97038


Fax: 503-961-8730

have YOU HAD a brain injury?
Call 1-800-544-5243 or Email
Brain Injury Help Center, EDUCATion and Resource Facilitation: 503-961-5675

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Brain Injury Awareness Video


Free Assessment clinic this summer at PSU
Speech, Language and Cognitive
Adult Assessment Clinic


Rick Pape and Jeri Cohen talking about TBI on the Rick Dancer Show


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Our Mission

The mission of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, advocacy, education, research, and support.


March 7, 8, 9 2019

Pacifc Northwest Medical Legal Brain Injury Conference

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New Certification for Caregivers:

New ACBIS Certification Program –

Brain Injury Fundamentals Certification

BI Fundamentals


Developed by experienced clinicians and rehabilitation professionals, Brain Injury Fundamentals is an all-new training and certificate program designed to address the unique needs and challenges of those who care for or encounter individuals with brain injury. This includes non-licensed direct care staff persons, facility staff, family members and friends, first responders, and others in the community. The mandatory training course covers essential topics such as: · Cognition    · Guidelines for interacting and building rapport  · Brain injury and behavior  · Medical complications  · Safe medication management  · Families coping with brain injury More information


Governor's Task Force Report - 2016
Individuals with brain injury often experience a complex blend of physical, sensory, cognitive and/or psychological challenges that defy easy categorization, therefore precluding access to coordinated, culturally sensitive services and staff trained to serve their unique needs on an on-going basis. In children, the challenges can be even more complex, as the effects of TBI often emerge over time, when expectations for independence at school and home increase.

To further understand and recommend policy-based solutions to address these gaps, Governor John Kitzhaber signed an Executive Order in 2013 to convene the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) on TBI with the purpose of gathering information to inform policy recommendations within and across state agencies and private sector entities (see Appendix A). The 14-member GTF was comprised of representatives from various stakeholder groups, including individuals with TBI, family members, medical professionals, advocacy groups, Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Disability Rights Oregon and state agency representatives from Oregon Departments of Addictions & Mental Health, Corrections, Education (ODE), Human Services (DHS), Veterans Affairs (ODVA), and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Individuals with specific expertise were also invited to contribute background information and policy recommendations (see Appendix B).  Please see the final report.  Governor's Task Force Report - 2016

To contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon:

Call 1-800-544-5243 or Email biaor@biaoregon.org

Currently, more than 5.3 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI and 6.4 million have a disability due to stroke. (Statistics courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and the Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics 2010 Update At-A-Glance.). This translates into more than 156,655 Oregonians living with disability from acquired brain injury. Men are three times more likely to sustain a traumatic brain brain injury.  That is about the population of Salem or all of Deschutes County.



Upcoming Events - 2018 -2019


“I have survived Brain Injury and I am medically stable … but what do I do now? WHO CAN HELP?” Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Providence Medical Center, Cancer Center Auditorium; 4805 N.E. Glisan, Portland, Oregon 97215  Flyer


17th Pacific NW Brain Injury Medical Legal Conference

for more information


OHSU Rural Health Forum - May 1, 2, 3 2019 Lincoln City


2018 Trainings

FREE TRAININGS and FREE CEUs through Oregon Care Partners!

Class topics include Challenging Behaviors, Medication Management, and ’ Alzheimers and Dementia Care. Courses are funded by a grant from the state and are specifically designed for long term care professionals, Adult Foster Home Providers, family caregivers, and members of the public.  www.OregonCarePartners.com or call (800) 930-6851.


"Standing Together to Prevent Falls"

Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations and emergency room visits in Oregon, and the leading cause of death for those over the age of 65.


To reduce risk of falls, individuals are encouraged to:


- Exercise regularly - focus on leg strength, weight bearing exercises, and improving balance. Tai Chi programs are especially good.

- Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, to identify medicines that may cause side effects or interactions such as dizziness or drowsiness.

- Have vision checked at least annually by an eye doctor and update eye glasses as needed.

- Make homes safer by reducing tripping hazards such as area rugs, adding grab bars inside and outside the shower or tub and next to the toilet, adding railings on both sides of stairways and improving your homes lighting.

For more information about falls prevention, visit http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fall-prevention/HQ00657




Join the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon today!


Join BIAOR and work toward a richer, brighter future for all survivors! Click HERE for more information.

Keep up-to-date with the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

2018 Events have been added to the News & Events page.
Visit our News & Events page for the latest updates and details!

Looking for resources and supports dealing with brain injury?

Neuro-Resource Facilitation helps people with brain injury and their families find answers to their questions. It is a free service dedicated to helping people choose, get and keep needed services and supports.

For more information call the Brain Injury Association at 1-800-544-5243 or e-mail us at biaor@biaoregon.org

For our history and contact information, visit the About Us pageLooking for resources in your community? Search The Charity Vault


For Spanish Resources - Española 


Sponsor and Exhibitors for Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2018


Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc


Disability Rights Oregon


KMS Brain Rehab Specialists


Access Technologies, Inc


Alaska Brain Injury Network

Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington


The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI) at Brookhaven Hospital


Cascadia Community Bowen Clinic

Dunn Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center



IS Living

DeShaw Trial Lawyers

Global Connections to Employment

Homeward Bound



The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council


Northwest ADA Center

Northwest Functional Neurology



Oregon Chiropractic Association

Oregon Office of Rural Health

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Piel Canela PERU


Rain International-Tridecta, Seed Nutrition

Rehab Without Walls




Brain Injury Association of Oregon, Inc.  (BIAOR)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 549
Molalla OR 97038


Sherry Stock

Becki Sparre

Inperson Meetings by Appointment Only

Brain Injury Help Center Without Walls
Patricia Murray
By Appointment Only

Fax: 503-961-8730
e-Mail: biaor@biaoregon.org

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Vehicle Donation

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting Brain Injury Association of Oregon. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

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:: The Headliner
BIAOR Quarterly Newsletter


Other Newsletters and Magazines

The Brain Injury Alliance of
Oregon is pleased to provide
Brain Injury Journey Magazine
by Lash & Associates to its
members as a membership
benefit. You will receive the
magazine every 3 months.

 Brain Injury Journey

:: TBI Today Newsletter
The latest issue of TBI Today, the newsletter for the Virginia Commonwealth University Traumatic Brain Injury Model System 

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:: Current Research

Balance Deficits Study
OHSU and the Portland VA are recruiting volunteers to participate in a clinical trial (flier below). This study is for adults (age 18-65 years) who have balance deficits resulting from mild or moderate TBI. The patient’s last TBI needs to be one or more years ago.  Flyer


Participate: Transition Planning for Youth with TBI
The NIDRR-funded project on Defining Success: Web-Based Transition Training for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is seeking parents of children with TBI to participate in a study assessing the effectiveness of a web-based intervention for youth with TBI transitioning from school. Qualifying participants will take a short online survey before and after visiting the Transition Web website over two months, after which they will receive $75 in compensation. For more information, email transitionweb@cbirt.org


Opportunity for clients and families to help with some important research

The Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine is conducting important research. The research consists of two online surveys: one for individuals with brain injuries and the other for their family members or significant others. The survey is designed to collect information about the potential educational needs that these individuals may have.

Survivor      Family


MSKTC Recruiting Veterans, African Americans and Latino/ Hispanics with TBI

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals to participate in a phone interview for a study to improve health information available for individuals with TBI. Participants must have a TBI and be over 18. Participants must also be a veteran OR African American OR Latino/Hispanic. They will receive $75 after completing the interview, which will last approximately 60 minutes. For more information, visit our recruitment page


:: Camping, Rafting, Hiking - Information Registration Form

 Please join us for our Annual Camping, Rafting, Hiking trip.

July 2019 


This camp is for people with brain injuries to attend with their friends and family. We only charge $25 per person then rely on donations to cover the rest of the cost.

Price includes camp sites, rafting, massage therapists, food and drinks. We have chefs to cook our food and massage therapists to work out our aches and pains. If we have enough money left we then even reimburse up to $40 in gas (so far we have been able to do this every year).



:: Quote

"If a disease were killing our children in the proportions that [brain] injuries are, people would be outraged and demand that this killer be stopped."

former Surgeon General Everett Koop, MD.

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