The Journey Conference

Northern Virginia's Only Conference for Survivors of Brain Injury and Their Families

The Basics: The Journey Conference is an annual conference hosted by Brain Injury Services for survivors, family members, and professionals in the brain injury community. At the conference, you'll attend sessions where local experts in the field of rehabilitation discuss practical strategies survivors can use in real life. Attending Journey is a great way for you to connect with other survivors and be educated on community resources available to you and your family as you work to find your “new normal.” 

Journey is the only conference in Northern Virginia that is designed and dedicated to survivors of brain injuries and their families.

The Details:

  • Date: Friday, October 27th 2017
  • Location: Sentara Northern Virginia Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22191
  • Room: The Hylton Education Center - Park in the back of the hospital (View Map)
  • Breakfast will NOT be provided. Lunch will be provided!

Click here to view this year's schedule and list of presentations and speakers!

Schedule of the Day

8:45 - 9:30 AM - Registration Opens

9:30 - 9:45 AM - Welcome and Introductions

9:45 - 10:45 AM - "The Write Path: Journaling Toward Hope and Healing" with Deborah Ross, LPC and Terry Reed

10:45 - 11:15 AM - Break and Visit Exhibit Tables

11:15 AM -12:15 PM - First Round of Breakout Sessions

  1. For Survivors - "Using Music Therapy for Recovery" with Jessica Channell and Josie Channell
  2. For Caregivers - "Healing for Caregivers: Striving for Intimacy & Self-Care after TBI" with Abby Maslin

12:15 - 1 PM - Lunch Break with Presentation from author Mark Moore

1:00 - 2:00 PM - "How Nutrition Impacts Brain Injury Recovery" with Susan Moore, MS, RD

2:00  - 2:15 PM - Break and Visit Exhibit Tables

2:15 - 3:15 PM - Second Round of Breakout Sessions

  1. For Survivors - "Your Brain on Games: The Benefits of Play" with Brittany Henshaw and Sarah Pickford
  2. For Caregivers - "Mindfully Managing Caregiver Stress" with Joy Koeppen with Caregiver Panel Discussion

3:15 PM - End of the Journey Conference

(OPTIONAL SESSION) 3:15 - 3:45 PM - Feedback for Brain Injury Services - Town Hall


Premier Conference Sponsor:
NeuroGrow Brain Fitness Center

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