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Statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Status as of March 9, 2020

The 2020 Heading Forward conference, presented by the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) and VCU Health Systems, is proceeding as planned. BIAV and VCU are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for attendees and we are actively monitoring the development and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on travel and conference activities in Richmond. Additionally, we are in touch with the Richmond Westin Hotel (our event venue) to confirm they are taking every possible precaution.

If the Governor declares a state of emergency and/or the Richmond Westin Hotel ceases to operate normally, all registrations for the conference and exhibits will be 100% reimbursed. If you find you cannot attend and the event is still taking place, you are welcome to send a substitute but no refunds will be issued.

In the event of any changes to the conference operating status, BIAV and VCU will communicate immediately to all attendees. Check biav.net frequently for updates, or reach out to us at profconf@biav.net.

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Please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for the most up-to-date information regarding the virus. Information specific to the Richmond area can be found on the Virginia Department of Health website: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/.

Rates:

  • Professional registration fee for both days $380

        (includes breakfast, lunch and reception Thursday evening) 

  • Professional registration fee for one day (Thursday or Friday) $250

        (includes breakfast, lunch and reception Thursday evening)

  • Speakers, student, caregiver, person with a brain injury registration fee for both days $285 (includes breakfast, lunch and reception on Thursday evening)
  • Speakers, student, caregiver, person with a brain injury registration fee for one day (Thursday or Friday) $187.50 (includes breakfast, lunch and reception on Thursday evening)
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Things to know before your register!

  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia members receive a discount on registration. Use Promo Code: MEMBER when you register. Learn more about membership.
  • Volunteer Application discount. Volunteer to moderate during the event to be eligible for a 50% discount on your registration fee. a limited number of volunteers are needed. Discounts awarded on a first come first serve basis.  Please complete the volunteer application prior to registering.
  • Unless you have been given a Promo Code or are a BIAV member skip this registration question.
  • Join us for an exciting “sneak peek” tour of Sheltering Arms Institute, a joint venture with VCU Health. This state-of-the-science physical rehabilitation hospital opens in Summer 2020. Transportation to the site will be provided and is included in your registration fee. Sign up is required when you register. The tour will be May 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Limited spots available!
  • In celebration of a recent $50 million grant award to VCU, funded by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Military Student Services, VCU Health and VCU School of Medicine will host a "Celebrating Brain Injury Research, Recovery and Resilience" reception Thursday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. Attendance is included in conference registration.  If you plan to attend please indicate that when you register. 
  • No refunds will be issues but you may send a substitute in your place. Please email us at profconf@biav.net.

If you are not planning to attend the conference but would like to attend the
"Celebrating Brain Injury Research, Recovery and Resilience" reception,
please register to attend below.

 

Slack

Exciting opportunity to connect with other Heading Forward Conference attendees before the conference starts!  

It's quick and simple - the Brain Injury Association of Virginia has created a "Slack" channel for this event, once you have registered we will send you an invitation. If you choose to join, you can chat with other attendees, ask questions and learn about any last minute updates or changes to the event. 

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