Learn Over Lunch

The Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council’s Education Committee invites you to submit a Speakers Application for our Learn Over Lunch (LOL) Series. Approximately 40 – 100 people attend. These 60 minute sessions offer the opportunity to present state-of-the- art information in the areas of treatment, life care planning, rehabilitation, community integration, family support, administration, legal and educational issues. Learn Over Lunch abstracts are based on the relevance of the subject and the content expertise of the speakers.


The purpose of Learn Over Lunch sessions is to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster optimal rehabilitation and a good quality of life. Learn Over Lunch is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury. Learning will occur with discussion, case studies, exhibits, practicum, and lectures

At the completion of this Learn Over Lunch Session, participants will be able to:

  1. Expand understanding of acquired brain injury, including diagnosis, selection of the optimal path for treatment, rehabilitation and community integration outcomes.
  2. Examine the recovery process throughout the life span for people with acquired brain injury in order to promote person-centered, reality-based rehabilitation with outcomes selected that consider goals and pre-morbid abilities of the person with acquired brain injury.
  3. Identify the latest research findings in technological, medical and psychosocial advances associated with brain injury rehabilitation.
  4. Develop skills to assess internal and external factors that influence treatment pathways involving families and persons’ with brain injury in the process of regaining self-control and self-determined living.
  5. Utilize innovative strategies for effective management of resources and clinical operations.
  6. Improve collaboration and networking throughout the industry to increase prevention.
  7. Receive continuing education credits for CBIS and CCM certifications.

2017 – 2018 Schedule

Date Speaker Topic Location Sponsor
October 10, 2017 Dr. Cunningham Neuro Fatigue Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids Strive Recreational Therapy
November 14, 2017 Dr. Ryan Stork Agitation Schoolcraft College Livonia Unique Options
December 12, 2017 Jennie Paggeot, CTRS, ATRIC, Origami & Emily Chase, MS, ED, Peckham Art Therapy Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids Hope Network
January 9, 2018 Dr. Todd Lininger Appropriate use of Opioids and Alternative Pain Management Schoolcraft College Livonia Maple Manor
February 13, 2018 Dr. Aash Deshpande Mild TBI/Concussion Assessment & Management Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids Eisenhower Center
March 2018 TBD TBD MBIPC Annual Executive Luncheon MSU University Club East Lansing Sponsorships are not available for this event.
April 10, 2018 Robin Hanks Resilience after TBI in those with TBI, their friends and family Schoolcraft College Livonia Strive Recreational Therapy
May 8, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Doble The Injured Pituitary Gland Hormone Deficiencies that can Influence Medical Status & Rehabilitation Progress Prince Conference Center Grand Rapids NeuroRestorative
June 12, 2018 Dr. Marcel Dykers Guidelines of TBI Schoolcraft College Livonia Scioto

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Be a Speaker


Please complete the application form below if you wish to apply to speak at a Learn Over Lunch event.

Thank you in advance for donating your time and talent to this worthy cause.

The Michigan Brain Injury ProviderCouncil cannot provide for honoraria or other expenses.

Speaker Application

DISCLAIMER - Your commitment and that you will not use this opportunity to promote or market your own facilities, program and/or services.

I wish to speak at the Learn Over Lunch in:

 Detroit Area Grand Rapids

Audio Visual Needs: (please check the following equipment that you will need us to rent from the hotel)

 LCD Powerpoint Projector (you must bring your own laptop) Overhead Projector & Screen VCR & Monitor Flipchart Other (specify below)


Title of Presentation


Content Outline

Your Name (required)

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Biosketch – (Mandatory) A brief paragraph for each speaker to be used for introductions (50-100 words):