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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200; Roseville, MN; 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
E-Mail:info@braininjurymn.org
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is a proud member of the United States Brain Injury Alliance.

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An Evening with Bennet Omalu

Dr. Bennet Omalu, subject of the upcoming motion picture Concussion starring Will Smith, will serve as the next Inspiring Minds Speaker for Beth El Synagogue in Saint Louis Park. The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is proud to be Beth El's community partner for this installation.

Dr. Omalu was the first doctor to identify and name Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) as a major factor in the deaths of many professional athletes. He also identified a link between CTE and PTSD in veterans. Dr. Omalu will discuss his findings, his philosophies and his life growing up as a Nigerian refugee before attending medical school the age of 15 and becoming a physician at 21.

Join us for an evening with a truly remarkable man.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

For more information or tickets, visit www.besyn.org/concussion.


Mind Matters Winter 2015
In the Winter edition of Mind Matters, two Citizen Advocates and their fight for Medical Assistance reform, four moms with four kids with brain injuries, and more
Click here to read our Winter edition of Mind Matters.



Explore your creative side and help raise brain injury awareness with Unmasking Brain Injury! This community-based project will promote awareness about brain injury through mask displays made by people affected by brain injury. Combining therapy, art and advocacy, each mask will present an entirely unique perspective on life with brain injury and will give survivors, care givers and professionals a voice and the means to educate others of what it is like to live with brain injury. Please join us for creativity, crafting and community!

Mask-making events will be held:
• Saturday, February 13 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Calhoon Square
• Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our office.

Space and supplies are limited for these events. Please call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 to reserve your spot.



The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is busy planning the 31st Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury, which will be held on April 14 and 15, 2016 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Kim Gorgens, PhD from the University of Denver and Jeffrey Kreutzer, PhD from the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, will be presenting our keynote presentations. Audrew Nelson, MS, CSW, from the Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin and Brandon and Tiffany Verzal from the Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund Board will be presenting Thursday and Friday afternoon plenary sessions. Registration information will be available in February.


Brain Injury in the Homeless Community: Where Do We Go from Here
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance invited representatives from a wide range of service providers serving the homeless as well as homeless individuals with brain injuries to participate in a half-day discussion intended to identify specific ways the Alliance could build stronger connections to the homeless community. The discussion, facilitated by a senior Wilder Research consultant, covered a wide range of topics including experiences in recognizing and responding to brain injury, stigma and misunderstandings associated with this type of injury, supports and services available now, and ideas about what supports might best serve this population in the future. The information from this dialogue will be used by the Alliance to plan for outreach and intervention efforts that can best meet the diverse range of needs among those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Click here to read more.


Brain Injury Basics Classes Schedule
Brain Injury Basics classes are developed for individuals with brain injury, their friends and family and the professionals who serve them.

Click here for more information.


Sports Concussion Training Available
Sports concussion training is available for youths of all ages through high school, including athletes, parents, coaches, trainers, teachers and nurses. Learn how to prevent sports concussions as well as to identify signs and symptoms if a sports concussion occurs.

Find out more about our Sports Concussion Training by clicking here.


Lash & Associates Publishing/Training Online Magazine
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. publish an online magazine, Brain Injury Journey - Hope, Help, Healing, is published quarterly and is geared towards families, caregivers, survivors, providers, clinicians, and educators. Get more information by clicking here.




Looking for Books on Brain Injury?
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. specializes in information and books for the rehabilitation and treatment of brain injury, blast injury, PTSD, and concussion. There are also books and manuals on adults and children with special needs and disabilities and more.

Click here to go the Lash and Associates Web site for more information.