About ABI2020


The 15th Annual NABIS Conference on Brain Injury — also known as ABI2020 — will be held February 26-29, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. With the theme Best Practices in Brain Injury Medicine and Neurorehabilitation: Improving Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration, this conference will be the premier educational event for multidisciplinary medical professionals involved in brain injury in North America in 2020. Exhibitors will enjoy exclusive access to the nation’s top physicians, case managers, healthcare providers, attorneys, advocates and other allied health professionals.

Expert Faculty

An internationally recognized faculty will present on a broad range of brain injury topics relating to the development of effective treatment interventions and restoring persons with brain injury to optimal levels of functioning. In addition to the myriad of invited talks from luminaries in the field, participants will have the opportunity to present their work through the “Call for Abstracts” process. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and presented as oral sessions, panels and scientific posters.

Topics to be Covered

  • TBI neurocritical care
  • TBI cellular and imaging biomarkers
  • Pathobiology, plasticity and opportunistic therapeutics
  • Mild TBI in civilians, military and sports
  • Severe TBI and management guidelines for disorders of consciousness
  • Pediatric acquired brain injury
  • Systems of care for both adult and pediatric brain injury across the lifespan
  • Neurorehabilitation current best practices of cognitive, visual, vestibular, motor-sensory impairments
  • Aging issues and TBI as a chronic disease
  • Neuromodulation and applied functional technology
  • Neuroethical issues faced in clinical practice
  • Complimentary and integrative best practices
  • Community integration and resource facilitation

Organizing Associations

ABI2020 is organized by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), which is an affiliate of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).  To view the educational leadership, click here

Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

ABI2020 provides a unique opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with national and international professionals focused on the care of persons with brain injury and/or the science of brain injury research.

The Conference provides an unparalleled platform to share scientific results, explore new treatment paradigms, develop new friendships and form new collaborations.