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 36th Annual Fall Conference | September 22-23, 2016

The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI

 The Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Annual Conference has become the place to be each fall!  We are proud to host the largest brain injury conference in the nation with 148 Exhibitors and 1,500 Attendees over the two days! This conference is held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council.  

The purpose of this two-day conference is to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. This conference is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury as well as caregivers and persons with brain injury.


Attendee Information

 Exhibitor Information

 Hotel Accommodations


Keynotes Announced for 2016 Conference!  Dr. Bennet Omalu and Rye Barcott will each kick off a morning of the conference with their inspirational and educational presentations.

Dr. Bennet Omalu's story is one of great triumph in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. Dr. Omalu made a career breakthrough when he became the first doctor to discover and identify chronic brain damage as a major factor in the deaths of some professional athletes.  He called the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Today, CTE has become generally accepted and Dr. Omalu's findings have revolutionized neuroscience, sports medicine and safety, the study of all types of brain trauma, and the entire sports industry. In 2015, Omalu's life and work was chronicled in a book and film, both titled Concussion.


Rye Barcott is a veteran and social entrepreneur. While serving as a U.S. Marine, he co-founded the non-governmental organization Carolina For Kibera, which uses a unique model of participatory development to break cycles of violence and extreme poverty. He is also the author of the best-selling book, It Happened on the Way to War. Barcott shows how small groups of committed people from vastly different backgrounds can unite and defy the odds.

Online Registration:

Registration for the 2016 Fall Conference will open this Summer.


Morning Yoga with YogaMedics:

We are happy to be offering a FREE morning yoga session. Taking place Friday morning at The Radisson Hotel, you will be guided through a series of “poses,” or exercise positions that will facilitate the free and easy movement of your spine. Space is limited and you must sign up to attend.

Conference Updates:

Updates regarding registration deadlines, parking, and other notifications will be posted here and on our Facebook page. “Like” our Facebook page so that you can stay up to date on the latest information.

What attendees said about the 2015 Annual Conference

  • Even with 38+ years in the field, I always walk away from this conference with new and inspiring information.

  • Excellent conference. I came away with a refreshed outlook and learned more skills.

  • Overall the conference was very relaxing and it was fun to meet up with colleagues with whom I never get a chance to socialize with on a day to day basis!

  • Every year the conference improves in presentations, organization and management of a rapid two days of events.

  • Thank you for another exceptional conference!
  • Very pleased with the conference, overall! The vendors were fantastic, I learned plenty just from them!


Conference Documents & PDFs

2016 Speaker Application

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