March IS Brain Injury Awareness Month

Why Brain Injury awareness?
March 18, 2015 • “Opson LNCC News” Blog

Why brain injury awareness month? People who sustain a brain injury must have timely access to expert trauma care, rehabilitation and management in order to live healthy, independent lives. Brain Injury Awareness month is a time for us to become aware of what is happening in our community and what resources are available to help those living with and recovering from brain injury.

10 years ago, when I first started working in personal injury, Brain Injury was a small and emerging topic. As so often happens, the focus of injury recovery is often the physical starting with life saving measures. Many folks do not come to recognize their changes for months and years. This can be changed and has been thanks to awareness, legislation, research and funding but mostly through good hard work by survivors and caregivers.

Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon – annual conference
March 12 and 13, I was guest speaker at the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon in Portland Oregon. This annual conference hosted some of the best and knowledgeable speakers from the Oregon, Washington and Idaho. My thanks for to the Oregon, Washington and Idaho sponsors of this wonderful conference including BIAWO, BIAWA and BIAD.
As we continue to celebrate Brain Injury Awareness month, we want you to know about another great upcoming conference. Developing Community is being held at the Marriott Hotel, Sea-Tac Airport location. This conference promises as always to be outstanding, not only for survivors but their loved ones and care givers as well as professionals working with survivors of TBI. CEUs are also available. For more information, go to:

Last night I received an email blast from the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA). Do you know they are offering academic scholarships? Please follow this link for more information:

This year, Opson Legal Nurse Consulting is proud to be a sponsor of the TBI Washington Brain Injury Conference on April 27 and 28, 2015. Please stop by our table and introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you.

Tags:  tbi  brain injury  traumatic brain injury

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