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Heading into the Future: 2023 Interprofessional Virtual Summit on Brain Injury

May 1–21, 2023

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“Heading into the Future” is a virtual summit focused on current practice, trends, education and research on brain injury. The summit is focused on an interprofessional audience, including consumers with brain injuries, family members, caregivers, students, educators, clinical staff like therapists, social workers and psychologists, medical staff of nurses and physicans, administrators, and policy makers.

Pre-recorded sessions are 60 and 90 minutes, allowing summit attendees to watch the videos 24/7 at their convenience. Presenters will be available for live Q & A sessions that will be published for attendees in the event they would like to dialogue with the speakers. 

The keynote address will be given by Carole Starr, who sustained a brain injury in an auto accident in 1999. Hear this nationally recognized speaker share a humorous and inspirational speech on developing resiliency during times of adversity. A speaker LIVE Q & A will be held with Carole on May 16. 

Weasilence: Handling Life's Wild Moments

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM–8:30 PM EDT
Session Length

60 minutes

Speaker Perspectives
Medical staff: physicians, nurses
Clinical staff: therapists, social workers, psychologists
Administrators and Executives
Policy makers

Handling Life’s Wild Moments is a humorous and inspirational speech about developing resilience after adversity. It includes a funny, true story that explains the title.

Focus of Presentation
Consumer perspective
Learning Outcomes

1. Identify what resilency in the face of adversity means

2. Describe strategies for returning to life following a brain injury

3. Explain 2 resources that available to help people recovering and living with a brain injury

Target Audience
Medical staff: physicians, nurses, etc.
Clinical staff: therapists, social workers, psychologists, etc.
Administrators and Executives
Policy makers


Carole Starr, M.S., Brain Injury Voices
Biographical Statement

In 1999, I sustained a brain injury in a car accident. Even though my injury was classified as “mild”, it left me with ongoing symptoms that ended my career as an educator. With time, strategies and lots of help, I’ve reinvented myself. I’m now a national keynote speaker, the author of the book To Root & To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury, and the founder and facilitator of the award-winning survivor volunteer group Brain Injury Voices. I still can’t hold a job, but I have found my calling.

I’ve been giving keynotes at conferences and events since 2009. My speeches are relevant for professionals, brain injury survivors and caregivers. 

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