Speaker & Poster submission
14th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury
33th Annual BIAOR Conference
Brain Cord Injury
March 10-12 • Portland Oregon
December 10, 2015
||Call for Abstract
Proposals - 14th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury
Living with Brain
||December 10, 2015 (must be submitted on line)
||Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon (BIAOR) and
Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA)
||Abstracts accepted for the
11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury
Living with Brain
10-12, 2016 will be published on a CD. Submissions encourage data-driven or assessment/treatment model descriptions.
PLEASE NOTE: Abstracts will be published only if the presenting author is a
paying attendee to the Conference. BIAOR does not pay or support the travel of presenters. Only abstracts written in English and submitted online
or by email will be considered. Be sure that abstracts do not contain grammatical or spelling errors, which may disqualify your submission. Presenters of all accepted papers, both oral and posters, must also complete and return the Conference disclosure form.
Unless otherwise noted, accepted oral presentations will be
50 minutes in length, including 10 minutes of Q&A.
Accepted posters should be formatted to fit within the
following size: Width: 4 feet (1.2 m) Height: 3.5 feet
March 7-8 will be predominately professional
attendees and March 9 will include people with brain
injuries, their families, and community members.
|Focus Groups and survey instruments can be arranged.
Please contact Sherry Stock,
BIAOR, in partnership with
The Brain Injury Association of Washington, will host
14th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference
Living with Brain
10-12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
We are looking forward to a wonderful scientific
and social/ psychological program
with over 50 renowned experts in the field of brain injury
presenting on a variety of topics across the continuum of
care. BIAOR has also planned other special features
including workshops, panels, scientific poster and paper
presentations. The call for proposals
includes traditional workshops, demonstrations, learning
labs, facilitated discussions, invigorators and energizers,
panels and techno-sessions in ten emphasis areas:
Critical Issues of
the Day - Policy and programmatic issues, including
funding and economic trends, health care reform, parity,
access to housing, treatment and program effectiveness
and cross-systems collaboration.
Populations - Effective approaches for reaching and
serving specific populations of men and women
(prescription drugs, cognitive impairments and/or
traumatic brain injury, military experience,
adolescents, pediatrics, shaken baby, pregnant women and
cultural and racial/ethnic minorities).
Practices, Innovations & Curriculum
- Evidence based and emergent practices including
educational/group curricula, medication assisted
approaches, integration of arts/creativity,
cognitive/behavioral interventions, therapeutic
alliance, recovery support strategies and other
promising approaches for reaching, retaining and
promoting recovery for those sustaining a brain injury
and their families.
Co-Occurring Disorders & Integrated Care - Creating trauma-informed environments and delivering trauma
informed services, as well as effective approaches for
addressing co-occurring health and mental health
Family-Centered Approaches - Family-centered
approaches, family engagement, specific interventions
for children and family members, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
Disorder, Anger Management and inter-generational cycles
of substance use.
Development - Workforce and management issues pertinent to
the substance use treatment field including issues of
credentialing, attracting and retaining employees,
strengths and concerns for staff in recovery, expanding
staff roles and responsibilities, staff training and
Criminal Justice - Addressing issues with involvement in the
criminal justice system, including in-custody treatment,
support for re-entry, working with parole and probation
and addressing unique family, employment and recovery
support considerations for women returning from
Technology - Addressing the variety of technological
innovations including the use of technology in treatment
and recovery services; e-records, data collection and
billing; health promotion and wellness and leadership
Health and Wellness - Topics relating to the primary health care,
health promotion and wellness needs of those who have
sustained brain injuries, as well as agency staff, the
recovery community and the community-at-large.
– Topics relating
to the health and community support issues for returning
military and their families.
Abstracts:October 4, 2010
Write your abstract in any word processor. You will be
cutting and pasting the abstract and other information, like
author names, into several web forms. Because you will be
pasting into these forms, do not bother using your word
processor for special formatting. Your form submission will
be re-formatted automatically anyway. Form
Figures are encouraged, but optional
We particularly encourage participants to
include one to three figures
to illustrate their abstract. Figures might include
data plots, data tables, maps, equations, or photographs
(ie. fieldwork, labwork). All
figures must be submitted in gif, jpg, or tiff image format
(use .gif, .jpg, .tiff file endings). Also acceptable: .doc,
.docx, .ppt, etc.. If you have problems outputting to
one of these formats, you may want to enlarge your figure
and then capture your screen. When possible, figures should
be at high resolution with the longest dimension at least
1000 pixels long (so printed version looks good). Figures
might be reduced significantly on the printed page so please
do not use very small font sizes.
The six pieces of information for you to assemble:
- Talk or Poster?. Decide which type of
presentation you are requesting (there are limited slots
for talks and we may ask a few folks to switch to
- Author names should include full
first names, last names, institutions, and emails
(maximum of 8, if more than 8, please list the 8th as et
- Title should be less than
300 characters including spaces.
- Main Text should be less than
999 characters, including spaces. Paragraphs should
be separated with a blank line (two carriage returns).
Do not indent your paragraphs.
- References should be separated
with a blank line (two carriage returns). Format as
Kirk, J. T., 1999, Partial thermal correction of the
high-latitude stratosphere of Earth: Journal of
Interplanetary Change, v. 364, p. 10254-10271.
Vader, D., 1996, Successful "global warming" of Earth's
atmosphere through remote neutrino bombardment: Empire
Research, v. 666, p. 87-99.
- Figures should have file
endings of .gif, .jpg, or .png; Maximum file size is
4Mb. You can submit up to three files.
Update existing abstract
If you have already submitted an abstract and want to change
something, visit the same web page address (URL) emailed to
you upon registration. Only those changes made before the
deadline will make it into the program.
How to submit?
Register first either online or
printing and faxing or mailing the
brochure. Thank you
for your support.
What to submit?
Most attendees will be submitting original research. But
submitting a poster or talk that you have already presented
at another conference is fine, as long as it does not
violate any agreement you made with the other conference.
Making a presentation of a collaborative study for which you
are not first author is fine too, as long as you made a
substantial contribution and are familiar with all aspects
of the study.
Your abstract will be published in our Program &
Abstracts volume, on our website and on a CD to all
Talks vs Posters
Limited talk slots
Due to time constraints, there are limited slots available
for talks. Slots will be allocated soon after the abstract
submission deadline. Thus, a few Conference attendees may be
asked to change their talk to to a poster presentation. The
poster session is often the best part of the meeting; so
please don't consider this as a second-class option.
Most will poster presentations will also have a short
Talk duration for Oral Panel Presentations and Poster
Presenters who will have a talk and poster presentation
should be 12 minutes
long. You'll have 3 minutes for questions and
transition to the next speaker. The talks are scheduled
every 15 minutes.
will be 50 minutes
in length, including 10 minutes of Q&A.
We will accept presentation files PowerPoint (PC). You must
transfer your presentation file onto one of our computers.
If possible, please send your presentation in advance so
that it can be loaded on the computers since time slots are
short. Email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The most reliable method for transferring your file
is a USB Flash Drive or CD. For your presentation, use
common system fonts or embed your fonts.
Sorry, no laptops for talks
You will not be able to use your laptop for your talk. Our
past experience is that technical problems can happen and
disrupt the meeting schedule. See the above paragraph on
All rooms are equipped with computers with MS Office,
projectors, presentation clickers and DVD players.
Posters should be no larger than
4 feet (1.2 m) wide by 3.5
feet (1.0 m) tall. Many folks limit their poster to
1m x 1m to maximize readability when standing.
will be given a poster location when you check-in.
Mounting materials will be available. We would like posters to stay
up as long as possible during the conference. Thanks.
Unsure about something? Please email
To complete the abstract application, please