19ID007 - 2018 Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) TBI Conference: Unmasking the Challenges, Exposing the Hope

Nov 30–Dec 1, 2018 Closed Allied Health Mental Health Other

19ID007 - 2018 Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) TBI Conference: Unmasking the Challenges, Exposing the Hope


Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

The Brain Injury Association of NC (BIANC), in collaboration with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), is offering this interprofessional conference on November 30 & December 1, 2018, at MAHEC in Asheville, NC. This conference will enable healthcare providers to help people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families have hope as challenges occur during recovery. Topics will be addressed by expert speakers and survivors of traumatic brain injury. TBI survivors and family members are invited to join the conference on the second day and must pre-register.


A limited number of hotel rooms at a special rate are being held at the nearby DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore; use Group Code BIA.

Book by November 10th to reserve your room!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

4:00-6:00 PM - BIANC Hosts a Welcome Social
Hors d’oeuvres with cash bar
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Asheville-Biltmore
115 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC

No RSVP required

Target Audience

Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Mental Healthcare Providers including Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Assistants, Physical Therapists & Assistants, Speech-language Pathologists, Social Workers, TBI Survivors & Families


  • Cite the impact of healthcare transformation in NC on persons with TBI
  • Discuss key issues such as gender, social determinants, mental health and substance use disorder that can impact persons with TBI
  • Incorporate various strategies for managing concussion, including holistic approaches to treatment; and adapt the military’s Progressive Return to Activity (after acute Concussion/mTBI) model to civilian populations
  • Learn from TBI survivors/families’ experiences how they have faced challenges and are living with hope


  • Kevin A. Carneiro, DO
  • Wesley R. Cole, PhD
  • Robert G. Credeur Parish, RN, CRRN, BSN
  • Marty B. Foil, III, CBIS
  • Susan M. Hahn, PCC
  • Karl A. Holt, USASF Medic, Retired
  • Karen Keating, CBIS
  • Jan M. Murphy, MCD, CCC-SLP
  • Ana M. Poyd, PsyD
  • Dave J. Richard, Deputy Director, DMA
  • Cynthia Strom, BSN, JD
  • Elizabeth C. Tilson, MD MPH FAAP FACPM


Brochure / Registration Form