FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Contact: Glenn Lanham
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU) invites survivors, caregivers and providers to its 28th Annual Family & Professionals Conference at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah on Friday, October 13, 2017. Tickets are available at www.biau.org and range from $40 – $195.
This year’s conference keynote speaker, Mark L. Fox, SLP, Facility Director for Intermountain Medical Center Neuro Therapy Services, shares his desired takeaway from his talk entitled Navigating the Challenges of Recovery Together & Finding Joy in the Journey. “One of the most important components of the recovery process is understanding the changes that occur as a result of brain injury, acceptance of those changes and redefining the process we utilize to achieve our goals.” The hope is that all involved will be drawn closer together so that strategies and tools can be used to foster success not just for the survivor, but for everyone involved in the rehabilitation process.
BIAU Executive Director Glenn Lanham reiterates the importance of connection for survivors. “We feel very strongly about this year’s conference theme, ‘Building Connections for a Brighter Tomorrow.’ It’s so important for survivors of brain injury and their family members to know they are not alone. There is a community of others – including friends and dedicated health care providers – ready to help and support them. There is and can be a quality of life after brain injury. That’s a big part of the message we want people to get.”
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah operates in Murray, Utah and provides resources, education, and support to the 56,000 Utahns who live with brain injury. BIAU is a non-profit organization and relies solely on public funding, grants and generous donations from private citizens to provide individualized support for those living with brain injury and their families. BIAU also collaborates with industry professionals such as case managers, physicians, and therapists with their online forum and their library of information. BIAU is the creator of the Annual Family & Professionals Conference. For more information, please visit its website at www.biau.org, or call (801) 716-4993.