Brain Injury Association of America

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) was an invited participant at the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit on May 20, 2014. Greg O’Shanick, MD, BIAA’s medical director emeritus, represented the organization and discussed BIAA’s efforts surrounding youth concussion interventions. With a generous grant from SAP, BIAA is developing an app that will give parents, teachers, coachers, and allied health professionals a platform to communicate with one another. It will also provide tools to help students return safely to school after concussion. BIAA endorsed the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014, which passed through the Senate Armed Services Committee and will be taken up by the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2015. BIAA has a number of webinars scheduled for people with brain injuries, caregivers, and professionals working in the field of brain injury. Visit www.biausa.org/webinars.