BIAA Joins Lawmakers on Capitol Hill for Brain Injury Awareness Day March 16

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The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), in cooperation with Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, will host Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 16. The day will include a brain injury awareness fair with more than 50 exhibitors, a Congressional briefing, and a reception to celebrate the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and Brain Injury Awareness Month.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), in cooperation with Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, will host Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 16. The day will include a brain injury awareness fair with more than 50 exhibitors, a Congressional briefing, and a reception to celebrate the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Schedule of Events for Brain Injury Awareness Day 2016
10:00am - 2:00pm Brain Injury Awareness Fair, Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building
*Please note this is a new location
2:30pm - 4:00pm Congressional Briefing, Concussion - It's Not Just a Concussion, Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North CVC 268
5:00pm - 7:00pm Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month, B338 Rayburn House Office Building

The day’s events will be preceded by the Washington, D.C. premiere of “Beyond Laughter and Tears,” a documentary about Pseudobulbar Affect. The film will be screened at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Union Station, Washington, D.C. Former NBC News TODAY SHOW health and fitness correspondent Jenna Wolfe will conduct a Q&A session after the screening with people who live with PBA, the filmmaker, and BIAA President and CEO Susan H. Connors.

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals

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