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Norton Hospital Neuroscience Institute

Neuroscience Expo – Louisville, KY

2016 Neuroscience Expo: Making Connections
Saturday, July 23, 2016 • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S. Fourth St., Bridgeside lobby
Louisville, Kentucky
Complimentary valet parking will be available at the Fourth Street entrance.

Don’t miss the 2016 Neuroscience Expo, hosted by Norton Neuroscience Institute. This free event is your chance to hear the latest information about treatments and support for epilepsy, migraines, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. Life skills workshops for coping with neurological conditions also will be offered.

Get Involved, Make a Difference – 3rd Annual KCSCI Conference is Coming

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SAVE THE DATE

The 3rd annual Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI) is taking place June 18, 2015 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Marriot Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, KY.

A Few of the Featured Invited Speakers and Preliminary Agenda for the 3nd Annual KCSCI (June 2015):

• Heidi Johnson-Wright and Steve Wright are experts in Universal Design, ADA in built environment, advocacy for Inclusive Design – as it relates to rural communities. Johnson-Wright is an ADA compliance professional and attorney with over 30 years of public speaking experience. Steve Wright has expertise in universal design, master plans, zoning codes, walk-ability, sustainability, architecture, transportation and public policy.
• Lindsey Mullis will present on fitness for people with mobility impairments. Mullis is the Health & Wellness coordinator for the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky.

This is a great opportunity for those in the surrounding area to be part of an organization dedicated to legislation and advocacy of the SCI community of Kentucky.

To learn more, or to register for this FREE event visit

http://tinyurl.com/qdzn8vv

Why This is Important

Just like anything else, focus of organized effort usually congregates around large metropolitan areas, leaving the smaller, urban areas exposed to unlawful practices, lack of quality assistance, organized care and support programs, but this is where KCSCI comes in.

KCSCI released the following statement:

“Organizations, outreach programs and specialized medical care providers for individuals living with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have traditionally been unorganized and without a common mission. Importantly, while current outreach efforts appear to have some impact for SCI individuals in urban areas, we wish to build cohesion among this community of individuals throughout the commonwealth by expansion into the more rural areas. We envision congress participants, sponsors, healthcare providers and care givers all exchanging information about programs available to those in need throughout the commonwealth. The community of individuals with SCI and their support systems can be a strong advocacy group given the right organizational structure.”

THEIR MISSION

The mission of the Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury (KCSCI) is to gather individuals with SCI from around the commonwealth to join in the discussion of critical issues that are important to them and to help draft agendas to be used to legislate changes in our commonwealth for people with SCI. The members of the KCSCI should be strong advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities and be willing to provide peer mentoring for newly injured folks who may need additional support.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF KCSCI

•    We have formed an Advisory Board Committee Meeting whose charge it is to identify the top principal concerns of the SCI community that the KCSCI can help (for more information, visit www.karrn.org)
•    Based upon expert advice and careful thought, we have chosen not to file for nonprofit 501c3 status.
•    Our recognition is expanding as we continue to increase our network of people with SCI in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We have an interactive Face Book page and we’re developing a website.
•    After the recent snow storms, we collectively contacted local councilmen and businesses to bring to their attention that the inadequate/improper snow removal from handicapped parking spaces was in violation of laws, in particular for vehicles with ramps requiring room. Fellow member David Allgood also helped us advance this legislation in the Capitol.

For more information you can contact KCSCI President, Jason Jones at jpjones@twc.com or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KCSCI

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Southern Indiana Business Expo

One Southern Indiana’s Business Expo is the largest B2B EXPO in Southern Indiana and will be held at Kye’s on October 23, 2014 from Noon until 6 p.m. This event features over 1,000 attendees, over 100 exhibitors and unlimited business building, networking opportunities. It is the only B2B Expo in Clark and Floyd counties.

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Northern KY Brain Injury Conference

This annual conference provides education, resources and networking for brain injured survivors, military/veterans, their families, healthcare professionals, attorneys, students, educators and general public.

Theme: “LIVING UNDER THE UMBRELLA”

3 General Sessions

4 Educational Tracks with Concurrent Sessions:

Clinicians

Military-Veterans Survivors/Caregivers

Adult Survivors/Caregivers

Pediatric Survivors/Caregivers

Morning Support Group Meeting for Adult and Pediatric Survivors and Caregivers

Visit Exhibitor Booths and Expanded Raffle

Continental Breakfast, Lunch Buffet and Break Service provided

Conference proceeds benefit BRIDGES, Inc.

Fee includes Meals/Snacks & Materials

$90 – Professional (CEU/CLE)

$35 – EMS/Paramedic (CEU)

$25 – Brain Injury Survivor (non CEU/CLE)

$25 – Family Member (non CEU/CLE)

$25 – General (non CEU/CLE)

FREE – Military/Veteran

BIALA 2014 Annual Conference – Louisiana

BIALA’s Annual Conference is the leading brain and spinal cord injury conference in Louisiana for brain injury and/or spinal cord injury survivors, family members, medical professionals, discharge planners, therapists, and state officials.

Registration/Admittance to the conference includes:

√ Dynamic presentations from medical experts

√ Continuing education credits (CEU’s) for healthcare professionals

√ Inspirational testimonials from survivors and their families

√ Valuable information on the Louisiana DHH Traumatic Head & Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund

√ Exhibit hall featuring the latest advancements in technology and resources

√ Lunch both days and networking social on Thursday Evening

Conference Fees

Consumers, Survivors and Their Families/Caregivers -Free (No Cost; Registration Required)

Professionals – $75 (Includes CEU Fees & BIALA Annual Membership Dues)

Students – $15 (Admittance to All Conference Events & BIALA Annual Membership Dues)

To register for the conference, download and complete the appropriate registration form (shown above). Everyone must register.