1st Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Conference

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If you are interested in attending this event, please email Julie at soldiersangelswashington@gmail.com  for more information and a registration form.  This is a wonderful learning opportunity in our own backyard!   Hope to see you there! 



We invite you to join us at the 1st Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Conference, presented by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services and the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council on: May 4, 2009, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac, WA 98188. 

A registration form is attached. The conference fee is $35.00 per person (includes a meal). A confirmation with the final agenda and other details will be sent in April via email or mail. 

The goal of the conference is to provide opportunities for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), caregivers, advocates, and TBI professionals to increase their understanding of TBI, improve TBI programs, and improve collaborations in Washington State. 

The conference topics and confirmed speakers include: 

w TBI Model Systems, Kathy Bell, M.D., University of Washington Medical Center

w The Healing Power of Humor, Debbie Wooten, Comedian

w Yoga and Meditation for Individuals with TBI, Colleen Mehner, Instructor

w Advocacy 101: How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Loved One, Fred Langer,

   R.N., Esquire, Advocate 

w Soldiers & Veterans with TBI, Fred Flynn, DO, FAAN, Medical Director/Neurologist, TBI Program,

    Madigan Army Medical Center; Maryanna Karl, MS, MFTI, Regional Care Coordinator, DVBIC;

    Tara Stablein, LICSW, CCM, Polytrauma Social Work Case Mgr., VA Puget Sound.

w The TBI Council: Open Forum Interactive Discussion

w Speak Out! Advocating for Youth, High School SAMs (Self-Advocacy for Motion)      

   students from Eastern Washington

w TBI 202: Best Practices in Washington State

w And Others! 

Participants will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state. The conference will include exhibits from non-profit and for-profit organizations.  

To make lodging arrangements, please contact the Seattle Airport Marriott at: 1-800-314-0925 by April 13, to receive the conference rate ($108) or at www.marriot.com  Please make sure you mention you are attending the TBI Conference.  

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