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Save the Date: Brain Injury Awareness Day is March 4, 2020

December 21, 2019

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is pleased to announce that the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, chaired by Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), has scheduled Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill Wednesday, March 4, 2020. As in previous years, there will be an awareness fair, congressional briefing, and reception. BIAA thanks Reps. Pascrell and Bacon for hosting this important advocacy day on Capitol Hill.

The fair will be held in the Rayburn Foyer, and the briefing and reception will be held in the Gold Room (2168) as shown in the schedule below.

Brain Injury Awareness Day Schedule
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brain Injury Awareness Fair
Rayburn First Floor Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Briefing: Improving Function After Brain Injury Leads to Greater Life Participation
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (Gold Room)
5 to 7 p.m.
Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (Gold Room)

The briefing will be moderated by Joanne Tangney, president and CEO of Success Rehabilitation, and will feature:

  • Judy Qualters, Ph.D. (Director, Injury Violence and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Cheryl Kempf (Brain Injury Survivor)
  • Anastasia Edmonston (Coordinator, Maryland Traumatic Brain Injury Partner Grant)
  • Mark Shultz (Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education)
  • Beth McQuiston, M.D. (Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Abbott Diagnostics)

If you are unable to attend Brain Injury Awareness Day in person, don't worry — you can take action at home! Set up meetings in your elected officials' district offices to share the needs of individuals with brain injury in your state. Call your elected officials in Washington, D.C., and invite them to attend the events March 4 or invite them to events you are hosting in your state. Get active on social media: like your elected officials on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and share our resources with them.

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