BIAPA 2024 Annual Conference

Creating Roadmaps for Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Journey from Initial Treatment to Community Inclusion

JUNE 24-25, 2024

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
Lancaster, PA

Conference Registration is now open!

This year’s annual conference theme is “Creating Roadmaps for Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Journey from Initial Treatment to Community Inclusion.” It is designed for professionals, survivors, family members, caregivers and volunteers. By registering for the full conference, you will have the opportunity to earn 11
CEU credits.

We thank you for your support as BIAPA strives to foster a community of education, advocacy, services, supports and research to maximize the quality of life for those with brain injuries and their families.


Reserve Your Hotel Room

The conference will be held at the Lancaster Marriott and Convention Center located at Penn Square in the heart of Lancaster City.

Reservations can be made by calling 717-239-1600 or registering online. The special conference rate of $165 per night can be obtained by requesting the Brain Injury Association’s room rate by 5 pm on Monday, June 3, 2024.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available at the Penn Square garage adjacent to the Lancaster Marriott at a reduced rate of $10 for one vehicle per room per night.

About Our Conference

The BIAPA Annual Conference is designed for Professionals, Survivors, Family Members, Caregivers & Volunteers.

  • CEU and CE Opportunities
  • Exhibits & Poster Presentations
  • Networking and Social Opportunities
  • Silent Auction to benefit the David L. Strauss Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Coffee House and Open Mic for Attendees to share their Poetry, Music or Stories

This year, BIAPA is proud to offer one day of sessions for caregivers of children with brain injury and for pediatric professionals, in addition to its regular conference content.

  • Up to 6 CEUs available for Tuesday sessions
  • Children and adolescents ages 18 and under can attend at no cost A caregiver support group, facilitated by Madeline DiPasquale, PhD, will be offered at 4:00pm
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for pediatric caregivers! DOWNLOAD Scholarship Application.
  • A FREE short adaptive music session will be offered

Please note that sessions are designed for adults.

When registering, please check the box labeled “Pediatric Caregiver” on the Conference Registration Form.

Questions?  Please contact Meghan Walsh-Farrell at

Apply for a Need-Based Financial Survivor/Caregiver Scholarship

If you are unable to attend the conference because of financial hardship, scholarship funds may be available on a limited basis. Priority is given to first-time applicants. Scholarship funds are made possible by the David L. Strauss Memorial Scholarship Fund and generous contributions from donors.

If you are interested in attending and need a scholarship to help with the costs,
please complete the application and return the completed application by May 1.

All applicants will receive a scholarship determination letter by email by May 22.

Need help? Contact Christine Schneider at or call 717.940.0976.

Donate to the David L. Strauss Memorial Scholarship Fund


Contribute to the Survivor Scholarship Fund to enable a substantial number of survivors and their caregivers/care partners to attend the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s
2024 Annual Conference.

A $325 contribution will support a single scholarship. Any donation—whatever the amount—is applied and tax-deductible, to the fullest extent of the law.


Corporate Partner and Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Our mission is to prevent brain injuries and to foster an inclusive community of education, advocacy, support, and research to maximize the quality of life for those with brain injuries and their families.

Partner with us for the conference or the year to support this mission and promote your business to our wide array of professionals, survivors and companies.

2024 Award Nominations

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania is requesting nominations for the 2024 Awards. Nominations will be accepted until APRIL 30, 2024. Awards will be presented during the 2024 Annual Conference, to be held at Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, PA, June 24-25, 2024.

Donate An Auction Item


Donate an auction item for the BIAPA Dinner and Silent Auction. Proceeds from the silent auction will be used to provide scholarships for survivors and their families to attend the Annual Conference.