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The 16th Annual Pacific Northwest

Brain Injury Conference 2018

35th Annual BIAOR Conference

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon

The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

The Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho

Alaska Brain Injury Network


Living with Brain Injury, Stroke & Neurological Changes:



March 1-3, 2018

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Portland, Oregon


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16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2018

Living with Brain Injury, Stroke and Neurological Changes - How to Work with Challenging Behaviors

March 1, 2018

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Thursday - Draft Program -8.5 CEU hours

ACBIS National Certification Training (CBIS)

March  1, 2018 The Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) offers a national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services. ACBIS provides the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate learning in a written examination, and to earn an internationally recognized credential.

The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon is offering a training program geared toward preparing for the CBIS examination. This training will be delivered in a one day workshop March 1, 2018, from 8:00-6:00pm.

Students must attend the entire session. The workshop will include study materials to be downloaded and an interactive workshop with Sherry Stock, Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. The National Online Examination will be given scheduled at a time that works for each student; within a month after the class is suggested.

Registration fee: $700, includes The Essential Brain Injury Guide Book, materials, instructor time, the ACBIS certification fee, one year professional BIAOR membership with listing in The Headliner and online, and one year subscription to The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, and lunch. For further information and qualifications click here.

Join us for this comprehensive training, and gain your national certification as a Brain Injury Sepcialist, with support through BIAOR.  


Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday, March 1   8:00 – 5:00 pm

Working with Clients and Individuals with Brain Injury, Stroke and Other Neurological Changes

How to Work with Challenging Behaviors After Brain Injury, Stroke and Neurological Changes


An entire day devoted to effective ways caregivers and families can work with clients and individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders and the best practices being used. 

Thursday – March 1

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.  Registration and Check-in

7:45 am - 8:00 am  

Welcome to BIA Conference 2018:
Hands on booths, interactive demonstrations and individual trainings throughout the day

8:00 am –  10:45 am



11:00 am - 12:15 pm

12:30 pm – 1 pm Working Lunch Strategies for Working with Challenging Behaviors

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What you need to know about working with Challenging Behaviors - Karen Campbell

3:00-3:45 pm

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Provider Roundtable - Where is help when you need it? -
Ombudsman Long Term Care Ombudsman, Fred Steele, Guardian Ombudsman, Travis Wall and Oregon Health Authority Ombudsman, Ellen Pinney  


Friday - March 2 Saturday - March 3
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Registration and Check-in - Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:15 am  Welcome to BIA Conference 2018
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Registration and Check-in - Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome to BIA Conference 2017  


8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Debra Braunling-McMorrow -   A Continuum of Care Pilot for Persons with Catastrophic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

The future of healthcare services, whether through bundled payments or accountable care organizations, is challenged to meet the triple aim of healthcare by providing good outcomes, at a reasonable price, and with satisfied consumers.

NEURO-NET is an innovative program providing a continuum of care model designed for persons with catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury. We have long known the creation of a clinically integrated expert continuum of care for persons suffering catastrophic neurological injuries was needed. The vast majority of these patients are currently treated in separate and often fragmented systems that do not provide good clinical integration. The result can be poor outcomes resulting in higher costs and compromised health for these patients.

Four expert providers of catastrophic care joined forces through an innovation pilot to begin such a continuum. NEURO-NET is a private/ public partnership, combining health care providers with different cultures, payment systems and outcome methodologies.

The presentation will include an overview of the coordination of care model, a patient data sharing system, and the outcome measurement system will be presented. Preliminary data from the first 70 participants including treatment gains, re-hospitalization as well as consumer satisfaction and input will be presented. Outcomes will be compared to those not participating in a continuum of care model and compared with national averages. We will discuss the challenges in designing and implementing such a model and well as future directions and replicability.

This session is designed to enable learners to:

• Demonstrate and analyze the results of a coordinated case management program across a continuum of rehabilitation providers and compare those results with patients receiving the standard of care.

• Explain and utilize collaborative strategies from NEURO-NET as a model of a successful initiative that has improved case management practice and outcomes for patients with catastrophic injuries.

• Analyze and describe lessons learned and NEURO-NET’s impact on clinical and psychosocial patient outcomes.  


8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker:   Dr. Dan Murphy
- Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Track 1 -  Legal Issues


1. Telling the Story with Images and Video - Richard H. Adler, JD of Adler Giersch ps
2. Proving mTBI Case When No Loss of Consciousness and Negative CT - Jacob Gent, JD and Steven Angles, JD

Richard H. Adler, JD
is the founding principal for the law offices of Adler Giersch ps, which is exclusively dedicated to representing victims of traumatic brain, spinal, and musculoskeletal injuries.
Steve Angles, JD,
a former in-house insurance attorney for Progressive Insurance
Jacob Gent, JD,
a former claims manager for Farmers Insurance company before joining Adler Giersch and then heading to law school

Track 2 -

Track 3 -
Track 1 - Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration  Continued

Track 2 -   

Track 3 -  

10:45 am - 12:00 pm 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 


1. Uncovering the Deceptive Neuropsychological IME and Report - Melissa D. Carter, JD
2. Proving Economic Damages in a mTBI case. Arthur D. Leritz, JD

Arthur Leritz, JD
a former insurance attorney from a private practice law firm
Melissa Carter, JD,
a former in-house insurance attorney for Nationwide and she handled their complex cases including severe TBI

Track 2 -  Susan Stuntzner PhD, LPC, LMHP, CRC, NCC, DCC

Track 3 - 

Track 1 -   Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration  Continued

Track 2 - Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury: Idaho's Approach -
Russell C. Spearman M.Ed. Principal Investigator, Traumatic Brain Injury Program Institute of Rural Health ISU Meridian Health Science Center

Idaho's community health screening (CHS) program is a collaboration of Idaho State University, Central District Health Department, the Department of Health and Welfare, and Ada County. The CHS was developed to provide health screenings and education for low income adults with no insurance or limited access to preventative healthcare.

Track 3 - 


12:00 - 1:00 pm Working Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 pm Working Lunch

Meeting of BIAOR Members and Updates
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm 

Track 1 - Legal Issues

Track 2 -

Track 3- Oregon Disabilities Commission

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Afternoon Keynote

Keynote Speaker:  A Holistic Approach to Healing Broken Brains - Dr. Adam Grove, ND, Chair, Alaska Brain Injury Network


Mt Adams - Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued


2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 

Track 2 -


Track 3 - Oregon Disabilities Commission


Track 1 - Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued 

Track 2 - 

Track 3 - Where is help when you need it? - Ombudsman Long Term Care Ombudsman, Fred Steele, Guardian Ombudsman, Travis Wall and Oregon Health Authority Ombudsman, Ellen Pinney

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Track 1 -  Legal Issues - Continued 

Track 2 - 3 - Closing Keynote

Functional Neurological Management of Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome - Dr. Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN 
An overview of some of the underlying pathophysiology of PPCS will be presented, with emphasis on central vestibiopathies and impairment of visual-vestibular proprioceptive interaction interaction, methodologies to evaluate and address this will be presented, along with case study results.

Track 1- Dr. Dan Murphy - Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration Continued

Track 2 - 3  Closing Keynote

Music and Brain Injury Recovery   -
Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC

Music is a powerful tool because it follows unique neural pathways and functions globally in the brain. Because of this, the music therapist is able to access neural function using music to assist their patients to achieve rehabilitative, habilitative and palliative goals. This presentation will define music therapy as it pertains to rehabilitation. Goals of music therapy as well as several case examples will be shared.



5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  Reception


Poster Presentations: will be up for the entire conference


Comparison of Intentional Deaths (Suicide) and Unintentional Motor Vehicle Traffic Deaths with and without Traumatic Brain Injury as an Underlying Cause by State and By Year Across Selected Demographic, Economic and Geographical Characteristics—Unites States 1999-2010

Russell C. Spearman, M. Ed., Beth Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D., and Ann D. Kirkwood, M.A. Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University


What is a Traumatic Brain Injury

Sherry Stock, MS CBIST  Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon




At the completion of the conference, participants will be able to:

1. Implement strategies designed to significantly improve positive outcomes for those living with brain injury and neurological conditions in all communities.

2. Describe the epidemiology of brain injury and its resultant impairments, disability, and psychosocial impact.

3. Integrate new developments in science and medicine into practice for brain injury rehabilitation.

4. Utilize multidisciplinary strategies for the management of psychological and behavioral problems common to brain injury including behavior management.

5. Identify neurophysiological mechanisms involved in brain plasticity and their potential application to improving practice and service provision across rehabilitation disciplines.

6. Summarize recent brain injury-related research with corresponding practical application and best practices.

7. Identify clinical management practices, specifically new strategies in behavioral management, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines.

8. Understand health care delivery trends and their impact on long-term brain injury and neurological conditions management, acute care, and what that can/will mean to your business.

9. Analyze past brain injury and neurological conditions - related interventions and weigh their value in today’s world-what is working.

10. To understand brain injury as a chronic disease which affects the person throughout their lifetime

11. To consider co-morbid conditions which affect the process of aging with a brain injury

12. Discuss the life long, post-acute rehabilitation needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries and the importance of developing long term care plans.

13. Improve quality of life for brain injury survivors and their caregivers by connecting them with community resources.

14. Create networking opportunities and build partnerships with key brain injury researchers, clinicians, and prevention professionals.


CEUs Offered/Applied for:  AFH, DC, DO, CGC, CLE, SLP, OT, PT, CCRC, CDMS, CCMC  Hours:  Thursday: 7.75 hours; Friday: 7.75 hours;  Saturday: 7.75 hours; all three days: 23.5 hours; Friday and Saturday Total: 15.5 hours









Debra McMorrow


Debra Braunling-McMorrow, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of Learning Services, a national provider of services for persons with brain injury. She has also served as Vice President of Business Development and Outcomes and Vice President of Quality Assurance for a national rehabilitation provider. She led operations for the Center for Comprehensive Services, one of the first post-acute brain injury rehabilitation programs in the country. She is the Vice-Chair for the board of the North American Brain Injury Society and is the Editor in Chief of The Brain Injury Professional publication.

Dr. McMorrow serves as a Board of Trustee member for the Southern Illinois Healthcare Systems and is a CARF Medical Rehabilitation surveyor. Dr. McMorrow was one of the first chairs of the American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists (AACBIS) and has served on the Brain Injury Association of America’s board of executive directors. Additionally, Dr. McMorrow has served on several national committees and editorial boards as well as on a number of Peer Review Panels including for the U.S. Department of Education NIDRR and the Department of Health and Human Services HRSA.

Her awards have included the James Brady Award from the Brain Injury Association of IL, the North American Brain Injury Society Clinical Service Award, and the Alumni Achievement Award from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. McMorrow has published in numerous journals and books and has presented extensively in the field of brain injury rehabilitation. She has been working for persons with brain injuries for over 30 years.




Dr. Adam Grove


Dr. Adam Grove, Vice-Chair, Alaska Brain Injury Network.  Dr. Adam Grove is a Naturopathic Physician practicing family-medicine and specializing in children and adults with neurological and psychological challenges. He practices in Anchorage, Alaska at Head to Toe Holistic Healthcare LLC. He emphasizes an individualized, whole-person focus with attention to accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment for brain-based issues. He works with people of all ages experiencing symptoms of ADD/ADHD, Autism, Brain injury and other brain-based disorders. He is currently the Director of the Board for the Alaska Brain Injury Network. Dr. Adam Grove is also the Director of The Neurocognitive Brain Center which diagnoses and treats brain-based disorders in adults and children. The center’s mission is to provide Alaskan’s with the best options for post-acute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.He is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.He is a frequent presenter on topics of Autism, Brain Injury, Environmental Medicine and topics in pediatrics. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (University of Arizona, 1985), a Masters of Arts degree in Soviet Area Studies (Naval Postgraduate School, 1992) and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (Bastyr University, 2002).






Dr. Dan Murphy


Danial J. Murphy, D.C., graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 34 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dan Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders. His academic rank at the college is that of Professor. Dan Murphy is on the post-graduate faculty of several chiropractic colleges. His post-graduate continuing education classes include “Whiplash and Spinal Trauma”, Neuroimmunology”, “Pediatrics”, “Phospholipid Neurobiology”, “The Neurophysiology of Therapeutic Lasers”, and “Nutrition”. Dan Murphy is the coordinator of a year-long certification program (through the International Chiropractic Association) in “Chiropractic Spinal Trauma”, which is being offered in Minneapolis this year (2012). He has taught more than 1,400 post-graduate continuing education seminars, including classes in the United States, Canada, Australia, France, England, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, Spain, Panama, South Korea, and Peru.


Dan Murphy is a contributing author to the books Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, published by Aspen, 1996; Pediatric Chiropractic, published by Williams & Wilkins, 1998 and 2011; and Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, 2nd edition, Jones and Bartlett, 2005. Since 1991, Dan Murphy has written a quarterly column in the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic, with more than 80 columns appearing to date. In 1987, 1991 and 1995 Dan Murphy received the “Post-Graduate Educator of the Year” award, given by the International Chiropractic Association. In 1997 he received “The Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., Educator of the Year” award, given by the International Chiropractic Association of California. In 2001, Dan Murphy was honored by the readers of Dynamic Chiropractic as the top vote receiver for the “Our Virtual Chiropractic Association”. He was also awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by the International Chiropractic Association of California, and “Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year” given by Chiropractic Pediatric University. In 2003, Dan Murphy was awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by Chiropractic Biophysics. This award is most prestigious because Chiropractic Biophysics has more chiropractic research studies published in the scientific literature than any other chiropractic group. From 2003-2009 Dan Murphy was the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association. He was honored to be chosen as “Chiropractor of the Year” for the International Chiropractic Association, May 2009 -2010. Dan Murphy reviews articles regarding alternative health issues, which can be accessed through his website at





Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN, is a chiropractic neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology. He graduated as the Valedictorian of his class from Parker College of Chiropractic, and studied functional neurology with the Carrick Institute. He earned his board certification in 2003, and was appointed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology with the Carrick Institute in 2004. He has spent the last decade lecturing on functional neurology, functional medicine, and neuroimmunology throughout North America and Europe. He is the clinical director of Northwest Functional Neurology, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. His practice focuses on rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries, as well as on vestibular disorders, neurodevelopmental challenges, and movement disorders. He has published on mechanisms of persistent post-concussion syndrome. He was honored as the Neurologist of the Year for 2014 by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation, the highest award in the functional neurology profession. As a Functional Neurologist, he is a firm believer in treating the root cause of neurological dysfunction, not just the reduction of symptoms. His goal is to maximize the function of neurological systems in order to promote the fullest expression of health.






Richard Adler

Richard Adler, JD,
is an honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1980. He was called to the Bar in Washington State that same year. Mr. Adler is the founding principal for the law offices of Adler Giersch ps, which is exclusively dedicated to representing victims of traumatic brain, spinal, and musculoskeletal injuries. Mr. Adler volunteers his time with the Brain Injury Association of Washington having served as its President (2006-2009) and current serves as its Chairman of the Executive Board. He is credited with turning around the BIAWA’s organization with initiatives to implement BIAWA’s mission of prevention, education, support, and advocacy for brain injury survivors and their caregivers. In 2009 he organized a powerful coalition of healthcare, businesses, and community partners to enact the “Zackery Lystedt Law,” names after this client, that requires medical clearance before a young athlete can return to competition or practice following concussion. Mr. Adler has authored many publications on traumatic injuries for attorneys, healthcare providers, and the injured. His most recent book, Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Survivors and Families (2006) joins prior top-rated writings, The Medical-Legal Aspects of Soft Tissue Injuries, and Spinal Trauma and the Personal Injury Case, and From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim.  Mr. Adler has co-produced several educational and instructional videos for doctors on testifying at deposition and trial. Also, he writes and edits the law firm’s monthly newsletter, “The Advocate,” which focuses on various medical-legal-insurance aspects of personal injury claims. Frequently, he lectures on traumatic brain injury, personal injury and insurance law to attorneys, medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and psychologists. Mr. Adler and the law firm of Adler Giersch PS are “AV” rated, the highest rating available, as established in a confidential survey of other attorney conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2005, Mr. Adler was inducted into the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, an organization of the top trial lawyers in America. He has also received the Pro Bono Award from the Washington State Bar Association for his commitment and leadership in providing legal services to those in need every year since 2003. In 2008, Mr. Adler received the President’s Award from the American Massage Therapy Association, an award that is reserved for those who have advanced the profession of massage therapy statewide. In 2009, he received an award from the American College of Sports Medicine for “protecting the health and safety of young athletes,” in establishing the “Zackery Lystedt Law.” Mr. Adler is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the State of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington Bar Association, Washington State Association of Justice (Eagle Status), American Association for Justice, the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon.

Steven Angles

Steven J. Anglés, JD, is a first generation Cuban-American. Mr. Anglés graduated on the Dean’s List with degrees in Political Science and Spanish Language Arts from Berry College, in Georgia. He remained in Georgia and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from The Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2000. While putting himself through law school, Mr. Anglés worked for the Floyd County District Attorney’s office prosecuting criminal cases. During his service, he secured funding to protect victims of domestic violence by enabling attorneys to more effectively prosecute and convict abusers through the use of enhanced technology designed to display photographic evidence to judges and juries. Prior to joining Adler♦Giersch PS, Mr. Anglés was admitted to the Georgia and Washington Bars and worked as in-house counsel for Progressive Insurance Company defending at-fault parties as well as the corporation itself when sued for failure to provide benefits. Over a 12-year period, his practice focused on cases involving severe injuries, insurance coverage, and complex personal injury claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials in his career. In addition to his active trial practice, Mr. Anglés developed and taught legal education courses on emerging issues to insurance agents, claim representatives, and their supervisors about issues facing injured parties and how they effect the settlement of personal injury claims and jury verdicts. He also co-founded a nationwide Employee Resource Group to enrich the holistic customer and employee experience as well as address the unique needs of the insured within the Hispanic community. With time and experience, Mr. Anglés became increasingly disenchanted with unjust practices of insurance companies and the resulting impact those practices were having on injured parties. He wanted to put his well-earned and highly specialized knowledge of the insurance industry’s inner-workings and claim practices towards the reason he became an attorney in the first place: to stand up for those in need and advocate for those who have been harmed.










Kendra Bratherton, COTA/L, Reiki II Practitioner, PNW Head Injury Support Group Leader, Board of Director/Secretary for Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Vice President/Co-owner at Seaside Brewery, has personal understanding of the kind of emotional and behavioral disturbances that one is often faced with after brain trauma. Kendra has sustained multiple head injuries over the course of her life and is also a spinal cord injury survivor. The first three of her head injuries and spinal cord injury occurred in her 1991-1992 college year. The last head injury occurred in 2005. In the earlier years she had to learn ways of coping with multiple cognitive, emotional and physical deficits in order to achieve her education. Her 2005 injury was more devastating due to accumulative brain trauma. She had to learn how to live life again- with physical and cognitive deficits, speech and language problems, severe migraines, PTSD, and multiple behavioral and emotional changes. Since she has overcome her many life changing experiences with success, she gladly shares her experience, strength and hope with others. She went through multiple physicians, psychiatrists, medications and alternative care methods to achieve continued success of recovery and beyond.

Through all of Kendra’s experiences during her multiple recoveries, she decided to focus, not only on her pursuit for a Psychology degree, but also to become a therapist. She has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Baker College of Muskegon - Muskegon, MI. , completed her BA, majoring in Psychology with Thomas Edison State College - Trenton, NJ. Her early professional career was specializing in Stroke rehabilitation and head trauma and has worked for Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH, Lakewood Hospital - Lakewood, OH, Macomb Hospital -Macomb County, MI and is currently living and working in Astoria, Oregon where her professional career consists of hand therapy, cognitive retraining and physical rehabilitation. She is also part of the Clatsop EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance) multi-disciplinary team which is a program that works to identify young people who are experiencing psychoses and to provide the information and support they need to continue on their life path. She works as a PRN, part-time lab instructor for Linn-Benton Community College OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) program. She started the Pacific Northwest Head Injury Support Group in 2012 (Astoria, OR), has been a member of BIAOR since 2012 and is now serving as Secretary on the board. She is in pursuit of attaining Reiki Master and is currently completing an 8 month Tensegrity Medicine Mentorship program and is working towards becoming a certified Bowen Practitioner. She has plans of launching her new healing business in fall of 2017. She is also co-owner and Vice President of Seaside Brewery in Seaside, OR.




Karen Campbell, BA, was the owner operator of two TBI homes in the greater Portland area. These homes provide services to persons with Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, as well as Neurologically Disabled Persons. Karen has over 30 years of providing incredible service for her clients. The two programs offer: The first program being geared for medically dependent residents, the second phase of our program focuses more on cognitive and restorative training to maximize each residents full potential. The mission of their program is to develop a person centered care plan, with the goal to gain as much independence as they are capable of in a home like environment. This is achieved by limiting it to a maximum of five residents per home. Residents usually come to the home straight out of the hospital, some still in coma status. They place high emphasis on the residents relearning their basic activities of daily living; such as, basic range of motion, swallowing, eating, and toileting. After they learn the basic activities of daily living they then start encouraging the resident to enhance the skills they have learned. At which point the resident will be ready to move on to the next phase of theirr program. When a resident starts their restorative program they concentrate on large motor skills such as, standing, bearing weight, walking, or other forms of mobility, much of the residents time is spent in the gym, Hippo Therapeutic riding( horse Back riding), as well as community based programs. Through out all of these programs they are continually introducing cognitive training, during individualized and group cognitive programs they provide one to one staffing, and other services to support. 



Melissa D. Carter, JD, was born and raised in Washington and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1996. She then attended law school in Boston, Massachusetts and received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1999.   While in law school, Ms. Carter worked as a legal advocate for its Battered Women’s Clinic and assisted hundreds of victims of domestic violence to obtain and enforce restraining orders against their abusers. During her time in Boston, Ms. Carter was selected for the prestigious fellowship with the Suffolk Public Interest Law Program, which involved providing legal representation, counseling and advocacy to indigent and underprivileged individuals at the Justice Resource Institute’s Health Care Center. She also held positions at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she researched, investigated and prosecuted discrimination cases involving public housing, education and employment.   Prior to joining Adler♦Giersch PS, Ms. Carter followed her calling for courtroom advocacy by representing insurance companies and at-fault parties for over twelve years in claims involving complex traumatic injury, insurance contracts and commercial insurance disputes. During this time, Ms. Carter conducted and completed well over 30 jury trials to verdict in state and federal courtrooms in Washington and Massachusetts. Her most recent trials involved traumatic brain injury, wrongful death and insurance bad faith.


James Chesnutt, M.D.,  is the Medical Director of the OHSU Sports Medicine Program and has been an Assistant Professor at OHSU for 19 years. He is full time faculty in the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Family Medicine departments. Jim has been a Team Physician for 20 years and teaches and practices sports medicine full time. Jim grew up in Portland. He attended Stanford for his undergraduate, and went to OHSU Medical School and had his residency with the Air Force. Dr Chesnutt was the President of the Oregon Academy of Family Medicine from 2004-5. He is a member of the OSAA Medical Aspects of Sports Committee, that governs Oregon HS sports. Jim is the co-director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program. Dr. Chesnutt specializes in Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine and treats athletes and recreationalists of all ages. He has a special focus on the comprehensive care of the adolescent athlete through his work in high school sports medicine programs. Dr. Chesnutt specializes in comprehensive non-operative diagnostic and treatment options, but is very knowledgeable about specialized surgical treatment options available to patients. He has a special interest in treating runners, cyclists and triathletes as well as those involved in outdoor recreational activities. He can evaluate medical problems associated with exercise and has developed a comprehensive set of specialists who can assist in the care of specialized problems. One of Dr Chesnutt’s unique specialty areas is concussion evaluation and management. He is the Co-Director of the Oregon Concussion Awareness and Management Program and serves on the OSAA Medical Advisory Committee. OHSU Sports Medicine is the only credentialed ImPact provider in the Portland metropolitan area and can provide consultation to other doctors and medical personnel.


Aaron DeShaw


Aaron DeShaw, JD DC. is a trial lawyer from Portland, Oregon. He has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of $350 million. He is perhaps the best known expert in the U.S. on the subject of Colossus, the computer assessment program used by most auto insurance companies for evaluating personal injury claims. He is author of three books on auto injuries and insurance. He is a frequent resource for national media such as CNN, MSNBC, BusinessWeek and others on the topic of insurance. He has lectured for both physician and legal professionals including at ATLA, AAJ, the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, as well as private seminars before the nation’s top insurance bad faith lawyers. Aaron handles serious personal injury cases including brain injury cases, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death claims. He works with Rick Friedman, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a by-invitation-only society of the Top 100 plaintiff lawyers in the United States. Friedman, a Harvard Law graduate, and author of two best selling legal textbooks, has obtained over $300 million in jury verdicts. The two lawyers handle cases nationally, with offices in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. You can reach Aaron DeShaw at




Jacob W. Gent, JD, began working at Adler ♦ Giersch PS as a Case Manager in June 2002 and since then has been effectively assisting those with traumatic injuries. Mr. Gent earned his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August 2009. He continued working for Adler Giersch, PS, while attending law school at night and completed a four year part-time law school program in just three years. At school he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and participated in mock trials and trial skills workshops. During the summer of 2007, Mr. Gent studied international law and constitutional law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, through the Widener Law School exchange program. During his final year, Mr. Gent worked in the Widener University Civil Law Clinic, providing free legal services to indigent, elderly, and disabled individuals on a wide variety of matters. Befitting his ‘rising star’ status, Mr. Gent was admitted to the Bar and sworn in by two Washington Supreme Court Justices, Tom Chambers and Debra L. Stephens, during a private ceremony in October, 2010. Mr. Gent is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle status), King County and Snohomish County Bar Associations, the Brain Injury Association of Washington, and the Greater Everett Community Foundation.  

Linda Giffotrd

Linda Gifford - In the space of an instant, Linda’s life was irrevocably changed due to a head-on car accident.  As a result of her traumatic brain injury, Linda suffered memory loss and sustained multiple injuries throughout her body.  Suffering from the loss of independence, including relationship with family and friends, did not stop her from fighting to survive.  She discovered people who led her to scientific discoveries on how to heal.  Using both Western medicine and Alternative modalities gave her the tools to recover.  Her extensive research has led her to a compilation of a wide range of materials related to brain trauma.  You will lean more things than ever imagined related to brain injury; how the entire body is affected and the many paths to healing yourself.  “Heal the Brain, Heal the Body” is a “One good stop” book on how to restore one’s health from natural aging and numerous diseases.  As Linda shares her real life experiences, she also, teaches others how to recover, restore and be at their best without the use of medications or surgery.  Linda teaches these methods to others and they tell of their journeys not only to survive, but to thrive.

Lillieth Grand


Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, Executive Director, Milestone Music Therapy, has been a music therapist since 1993 specializing in working with children who have neurological impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, and chronic health conditions. She is passionate about the field and holds several regional and national positions with AMTA and WRAMTA. She also trains music therapists to do Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth and is adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University. As well-known speaker on music therapy, she has been keynote speaker at the Utah Brain Injury Association and presents at nearly every music therapy conference. Lillieth has been trained in neurologic music therapy, NICU music therapy, Sprouting Melodies, Music Together, level 1 of the Bonny Method of Music and Imagery and more. Her master’s degree is in special education. She has a vision of seeing that all persons in Oregon who could benefit from music therapy have access to and use of a music therapist. Lillieth is the single mother of three boys, ages 15, 13, and 4. Her middle child being severely neurologically impaired makes her appreciate them all the more. Her major instrument is voice.


Shauna Hahn



Shauna Hahn, PMHNP. is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Portland, Oregon. She has been working with a "downtown" population of Severely and Persistently Ill Population for approximately one decade, her whole career. Shauna became interested in TBIs through the work of her family member and became increasingly aware of the prevalence of unassessed TBIs in her population. It is now her mission to help explain to her patients their unique symptomology post-TBI.



Arthur Lertiz 

Arthur D. Leritz, JD, received his degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1996, followed by his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University College of Law in 1999. Prior to joining ADLER ♦ GIERSCH PS, Mr. Leritz represented and defended insurers for nearly 11 years, handling a wide variety of complex insurance and personal injury cases. It was through his legal representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies that Mr. Leritz realized his true calling was to advocate, protect, and defend those with traumatic injuries. Mr. Leritz is a contributor to From Injury to Action: Navigating Your Personal Injury Claim (2011), and is a contributor to the firm's Advocate newsletter on insurance and injury issues. He has also lectured to attorneys and healthcare providers. Mr. Leritz is licensed to practice law in federal court and all jurisdictions in the state of Washington. He is a participating member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice-Eagle, the American Association of Justice, and the Brain Injury Association of Washington. Mr. Leritz has been selected and served as court-appointed arbitrator in King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties to resolve personal injury and insurance cases.






Jeffrey McNally


Jeffrey McNally, DC, graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was the recipient of the prestigious Contemporary Scientific Paradigms Award. He received his neurology training with the Carrick Institute. After completing his internship at the Carrick Brain Center in Atlanta, he pursued a residency in neurology at Cerebrum Health Centers. He has also received advanced certification in Applied Kinesiology. He moved to Portland in 2016 to work with Dr. Zielinski and join the Northwest Functional Neurology team. His work on treating frozen shoulder an balance disorder with Functional Neurological methodologies was published in the prominent journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. He has a passion for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, dizziness and balance disorders, and post-traumatic headaches. He also focuses on using Functional Neurology for the optimization of athletic performance. He hails from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and completed his Bachelors of Natural Science degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a former athlete, and competed in baseball, football, and karate. He still enjoys working out, hiking, snowboarding, and yelling at his TV while watching sports.  











Ellen Pinney has served as Oregon Health Authority / Oregon Health Plan Ombudsperson since 2010. Oregon Revised Statute 414.712 spells out the expectations of her position created in the 2009 legislative session. For 17 years, Ellen served as Executive Director of the Oregon Health Action Campaign a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of health systems that give all people access to the care they need, when they need it, from providers of their choice at an affordable cost. OHAC operated a Health Helpline and was home to statewide and local projects focused on Medicaid access and quality including the Expanded Access Coalition and Project Equality, run by and for people served by OHP. Ellen has a degree in Public Policy and Communications from Tulane University. She started her advocacy career as an organizer with ACORN in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.


Dr. Seyffert 

Michael Seyffert, M.D., MS is a former Robert Wood Johnson-VA Clinical Scholar from the University of Michigan (2014-2016). He is triple board certified in psychiatry, neurology and sleep medicine. Dr. Seyffert has a unique clinical and research background in assessing and treating child and adult neuropsychiatric disorders and associated sleep problems. He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Michigan Air National Guard and served as Chief Flight Surgeon for the 107th Fighter Squadron in Kuwait during Operation Inherent Resolve (June·November, 2015). He has taken part in international disaster relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010 and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is a 2013 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Rappeport Fellow and published on the forensic and ethical implications of electronic media use. His major clinical area of expertise lies in the relationship between neuropsychiatric disorders and sleep. Dr. Seyffert is actively involved in several research projects to include: 1) Retrospective study of PTSD and sleep disorders among U.S. military veterans, 2) Mobile health communications as a means to increase access to mental health care, 3) Transcultural idioms of distress, trauma and immigrant mental health care disparities. Dr. Seyffert received his M.D,, from Technion·Israel Institute of Technology. He completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital and his fellowship in child neurology at the University of Washington. He went on to complete a National Institute of Mental Health Research fellowship in Psychiatric Neuroimaging at the NYU Child Study Center (2004·2006), and conducted structural and functional neuroimaging studies of Neuropsychiatric disorders to include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Seyffert has over 10 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of neuropsychiatry, sleep and epilepsy. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture, Child Neurology Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association. He was recipient of the Child Neurology Society, 'Outstanding Junior Member Award' in. 2002 and was chosen as a 'Future Leader in Psychiatry' by Emory University in 2005, In 2009, Dr. Seyffert received the Seton-Hall University 20th Annual Research Colloquium Award for work on sleep related movements in children.


Russell C. Spearman M.Ed. is the Project Director for Idaho's Traumatic Brain Injury Partnership Implementation grant from the Health Resources Services Administration, Maternal and Children's Health Bureau. Since August 2000 Russ has been employed by the Institute of Rural Health at Idaho State University- Boise. Prior to this Russ was responsible for developing and implementing all aspects related to Idaho's 1915 C Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver for adults with a traumatic brain injury. He is the former Executive Director for Idaho's Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. He is the lead author of "The Use of Medicaid Waivers and Their Impact on Services". Russ was instrumental in developing and transitioning Idaho's nationally recognized Home of Your Own Initiative, a single family secondary mortgage program, that today has assisted over 100 people with disabilities realize their dream of home ownership.  Over the past 34 years he has personally and in collaboration with others assisted in the passage of several pieces of legislation on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities.  Russ received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his Master's degree from the College of Idaho. He is married with two children, one who experienced a traumatic brain injury in 1993. Russ was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers - Idaho Chapter in 2002 as the public citizen of the year for his work with people with disabilities. In 2009 Russ was honored as a health care hero by the Idaho Business Review.



Fred Steele, JD, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown in September 2015 to be Oregon's Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Agency Director of the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Fred has focused his career on advocating for older adults and individuals with disabilities, with particular focus on enhancing infrastructure to maximize independence of Oregonians. He holds a J.D. From Willamette University College of Law and an M.P.H. from Portland State University. Fred relaxes in his free time by camping, hiking, and watching sports with his wife, two young sons, and their dog.​



  S. Travis Wall was appointed in late 2014 as Oregon's Public Guardian, as delineated by Senate Bill 1553, which became law in 2014. Travis comes to the position with broad guardianship experience.  As a director, analyst, and advocate with rights protection and advocacy programs for people with disabilities and seniors in California, Travis worked to reform guardianship practices and law. Later, he developed and directed the Utah Office of Public Guardian.  For the past eight years, Travis was the Policy and Program manager for Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation, where he led programs and inititatives to increase employment of people with disabilities. 

Carla-Jo Whitson, LICSW, MSW, CBIS, is the Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Manager for Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis Counties since 9.27.2009. Her job is to help TBI survivors and their families connect with resources and services, understanding how their injuries impact their lives, and give them someone to talk with. She facilitates two Traumatic Brain Injury Support Groups, one in Clark County and one in Cowlitz County. In 2010 she became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist from Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Following her dream to complete her education she returned to school and received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University in 2003. Then went on to earn her Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University in 2009. She recently completed one more step of that dream. She earned her LICSW License from Washington State on 3.25.2016. During this period of time she volunteered as a therapist with Community Services NW’s Wellness Project in Clark County, Washington from 2009 to 2013. In 2008 served as the Clark County Veterans Assistance Fund Service Officer. From 2006 to 2008 she facilitated the YWCA’s Domestic Violence Support Group in Vancouver, WA Finally, to keep her life balanced she is the Vancouver Farmers’ Market Face Painter. 12 seasons and counting.  








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Adaptability for Life

Deb Marinos MS CRC
Rehabilitation Counselor

Providing Creative Strategies for Tasks of Employment and Daily Living 503-871-5299  



Amen Clinics


At the Amen Clinics, we understand that no two people are alike, and treatment is not one-size-fits-all, especially in psychiatry. With a complete picture of your biological, psychological, social and spiritual health, together with SPECT imaging, neuropsychological tests and labs when appropriate, our doctors will provide you with a personalized, targeted treatment plan geared toward your symptoms and your brain.
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Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 455-7500

Adrienne Berofsky-Seyffert MFA, EdM Clinic Outreach Manager


Everyday at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., we focus on the research, development and commercialization of novel medical and pharmaceutical treatments for people with central nervous system disorders. That focus, along with the deep seated passion of our people, is fueling the development of innovative medical solutions.
 Robin Schantz  503-601-9051


The Brain Injury Alliance of Idaho promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through support, advocacy and education based on the expressed needs of persons affected by brain injury.

1055 North Curtis Road
Boise, Idaho 83706
Phone: (208) 367-2747

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9-5pm Idaho's TBI Ombudsman, Virginia Galizia, Ph.D. R.PH. Contact her at or call (208) 478-7830

The Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, Inc. is the only statewide 501(c)(3), not-for-profit association dedicated to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy and supporting our mission. Services offered are: Information and Referral: We serve as a clearinghouse for community resources through our 1-800-544-5243 toll free helpline, referring survivors, family and professionals alike to community, state and national services, resources, and professionals serving the brain injury community, sending information packets free of charge; Peer mentoring and support for family members and survivors; Support Groups: over 40 support groups throughout the state; Advocacy: working to educate legislators and voters on brain injury issues; Awareness and Prevention activities:; Support Services: dispersing donated computers, volunteering opportunities and work trials for survivors in rehabilitation; Research: working to facilitate research in the field of brain injury by disseminating current calls for input and volunteers on TBI issues; Education: through conferences, workshops, trainings, seminar's and presentations and our quarterly newsletter, The Headliner, reaching more than 6000 members and supporters.   800-544-5243



The Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness, support, and hope for those affected by brain injury. If you or someone you care about is living with brain injury, then you have come to the right place.  Providing educational information about TBI and information about the free services offered through BIAWA.  877-982-4292.

Cascadia Community Bowen Clinic

Bowen Work is a gentle, manual therapy with proven results for TBI.

Clair Darling, LMT
Cascadia Community Bowen Clinic
3295 SW 106th Ave
Beaverton OR 97005


Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq. PC: a Portland law firm where our lead lawyer, is both a doctor and a lawyer. The combination allows our firm to fully understand the wide variety of health problems that can result from an injury. br>

Dunn Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center

"A Compassionate Tradition of Natural Pain Relief and Wellness Since 1915"

301 NE Dunn Place
McMinnville, OR 97128
Ph: 503-472 6550
Fax: 503-472-1039

5319 SW Westgate Dr. #154
Ph: 503-977-0055
Fax: 971-266-8369

Homeward Bound


Independent Living Resources is one of seven Center for Independent Living in Oregon.  ILR offers Information & Referrals, Peer Counseling, Skills Training, Advocacy and Transition Services for people with all types of disabilities thoughout the Portland Metro Area.  We also offer speciality services outside the metro area under grants and contacts such as benefits planning under the Work Incentives Network and STEPS to Success with Your Homecare Worker.



Integrated Supports for Living

Chrislyn Prantl
Chief Executive Officer
1880 Fisher Rd. NE
Salem OR 97305


Kampfe Management Services - Brain Injury Rehab was the first “Specialized Living Facility” in the state of Oregon to focus on brain injury rehabilitation services, KMS has a history of developing programs that benefit our clients (and payers). We offer independence within the structure of a supported living environment that focuses on developing compensatory strategies which allow clients to successfully transition back into community.


Learning Services

Learning Services is a national provider of community-integrated programs that offer innovative, specialized support for adults with acquired brain injuries. We provide supported living, residential rehabilitation, neurobehavioral rehabilitation, as well as day acitivity programming in homelike environments.

For information, call 888.419.9955 or visit





Regina Ibrahim

MRSA Survivors Network

Director of Oregon & Washington

1532 NE Alberta st

Portland, OR 97211





The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council: The Medicaid Long Term Care Quality & Reimbursement Advisory Council (MLTCQRAC) was established by the 1995 Legislative Assembly to advise the Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities programs on changes or modifications to the Medicaid reimbursement system for long-term care and community-based care services.

What we do
- We work with complicated neurological and other health conditions with a brain-based approach.

- We use in-office evaluations and leading-edge lab testing to thoroughly assess the function of your brain and nervous system, immune system, and other facets of your health.

- By looking at how brain function intersects with other systems in the body we can begin to unravel complex health conditions and understand how best to assist with your care.

Glen Zielinski, DC, DACNB, FACFN
Northwest Functional Neurology
4035 SW Mercantile Drive, Suite 112 Lake Oswego, OR, 97035
(503) 850-4526 Fax: (503) 908-1555

Oregon Chiropractic Association

Oregon Chiropractic Association

Jan Ferrante
Executive Director
Office (503) 256-1601


Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
319 SW Washington St. Ste 607, Portland, OR 97204
503 223 5587    FAX 503 223 4101


Clinical trial of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS)

Clinical trial of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) device for people who have problems with balance or walking that resulted from mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI)  

Volunteers Needed: Research Study on Balance Problems Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The Center for Regenerative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the VA Portland Health Care System are conducting a research study for people who have problems with balance or walking that resulted from mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study will test a potential treatment that combines the use of a device called the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) – which provides mild electrical stimulation to the tongue – with physical therapy exercises and relaxation training.

If you would like to participate, please call:
Dr. Sarah Theodoroff at 503-220-8262 ext 51948
The Principal Investigator for this study is Dr. Kenton Gregory OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239





In addition to serving the existing recumbent market, Recumbent PDX has e a special focus on customers with special needs and adaptive cycling products.   (503) 231-1000

Rehab without Walls

Rehab Without Walls® provides Comprehensive neuro-rehabilitation to adults and children in their environments of home and community. Rehab Without Walls® is committed to serving cost effective and durable outcome to our patients.   877-497-1863


StoryMinders, LLC

StoryMinders, LLC, is a local media production company run by a peerwith TBI disabilities.  Product:  "Who Am I To Stop It", a locally-made documentary about artists with TBI. This documentary is a film on isolation, art, and transformation after brain injury.  by Cheryl Green and Cynthia Lopez




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 Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon - BIAOR
PO Box 549
Molalla OR 97038

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Registration, Payment and Refund Policies

To register, please register online, contact us via e-mail at biaor@biaorgon.orgg

or by telephone at 800-544-5243, M-F, 9-5. Fax: 503-961-8730


No refunds will be issues for cancellations; however, registrations are transferable. 

Substitutions are always welcomed and no-shows will be billed.  


Please submit payment with completed registration form.
Fees are payable by check, credit card, or state government purchase orders which obligate payment. 


All payments must be received by March 1, 2017 to be eligible for discount.   Price increases by $75 after March 1.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations; however, registrations are transferable


Continuing Education Units: Thursday: 7.75 hours; Friday: 7.75 hours; Saturday: 7.75 hours; all three days: 23.25 hours; Friday and Saturday Total: 15.5 hours



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Ask for BIAOR Discount rate  BIA2017

Conference rate ends on March 2, 2017


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Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235  NE Airport Way
Portland, Oregon 97220

For Special Guest Room Needs & Assistance contact: 503-335-2862

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