HHSC to Host 2023 Brain Injury Conference, Webinar Series

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March, the HHSC Texas Brain Injury Programs will offer a free virtual conference and webinar series. The conference theme is “Pathways to Recovery; Connection to Hope.”

The Texas Brain Injury Conference aims to celebrate the achievements of people living with brain injuries and provide education on overcoming adversity, developing connections within communities, and improving outcomes.

“Brain Injury Awareness Month connects a diverse network of people with knowledge, experience and resources that is beneficial along their pathway to recovery after a brain injury,” said Blake Agee, Office of Acquired Brain Injury manager. “HHSC Brain Injury Programs assist people and their care partners in finding supports, resources, education and rehabilitation services for recovery to live more independently in the community.”

The conference and webinars will feature people with lived experience, family members, professionals, and state and national experts to present and share information on a variety of topics focused on recovery and connecting to people and resources across Texas.

All activities are free and open to the public, and continuing education credits for multiple disciplines will be offered for these events.

Texas Brain Injury Webinar Series

Webinars will be held each Wednesday in March from noon–1 p.m. Central time. To register, visit the registration website.

  • March 1: Thriving After Brain Injury: Challenges and Opportunities for a Village
  • March 8: Traumatic Brain Injury and its Relationship to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • March 15: Managing Depression and Anxiety for Brain Injury Recovery
  • March 22: Behavioral Health and Brain Injury: Challenges and Resources
  • March 29: Journey to Recovery

Texas Brain Injury Conference

The conference will take place on the following dates. To register, visit the registration website.

  • March 23: Day 1, noon–5 p.m. Central time
    • My Head Injury was a Wake-Up Call for Gratitude
    • Moving to the Beat — Rehabilitation and Music Therapy
    • No Pain, Big Gains: Using Cranial Manual Therapies for Injured Brains
    • Living and Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury
  • March 24: Day 2, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Central time
    • The Neuroscience of Hope
    • Crossroads of Psychiatry and Neurology in Health, Brain Injury and Recovery
    • Trauma-Informed Care and Yoga
    • Self-Care for Human Services Professionals

HHS Texas Brain Injury Programs include Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services and the Office of Acquired Brain Injury. These programs work together to prevent brain injuries, educate Texans through public information campaigns and help people find person-centered supports.

For questions, email the Office of Acquired Brain Injury.