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New: Press Conference on Brain Injury Awareness Day - March 21, 2012

20-Mar-2012 Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and reception. A Press Conference has just been added to the schedule. See below for details.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Brain Injury Awareness Fair
First Floor Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Press Conference: REP. PASCRELL TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO BROADEN THE SCOPE OF FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY PROGRAMS
Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room – North
Click here for more information.

Changes to the TBI Act of 2005 will make treatment available to more Americans. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, will hold a brief news conference to announce his legislation that would broaden the scope of federal support for traumatic brain injury programs.

Also participating will be: U.S. Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA), Co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force; Jordan Grafman, Ph.D., Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Research, Kessler Foundation; and Susan Connors, President and CEO, Brain Injury Association of America.

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Briefing: “The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury: Any Time, Anyone, Any Age”
Capitol Visitors Center – Congressional Meeting Room North
Click Here for the full briefing schedule and list of panelists.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month
B-354, Rayburn House Office Building


Navigating Capitol Hill

Please follow this map of the key House and Senate buildings to help you navigate Capitol Hill.

*BIAA will provide printed maps of the Senate and House buildings as well as easy to follow Issue Briefs outlining the issues that you will be advocating for in your meetings -- visit the BIAA booth during the Fair to pick up your materials. Electronic versions of the Issue Briefs are posted here. BIAA will also provide color copies at the Brain Injury Awareness Fair. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Colberg, director of government affairs.

BIAA is committed to helping the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force plan a successful event. Stay tuned for more details including a list of speakers for the briefing.

 
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