Nolan Law Group Hosts The Annual Board of Directors/Strategic Planning Meeting

(Pictured L-R back row: Ira Sherwin, Ginny Lazzara, Gregory O’Shanick, Sheldon Herring, Daniel Chamberlain, Donald Nolan, Mark Ashley.  Front Row L-R: Marie Cavallo, Susan Connors, Brent Masel and Philicia L. Deckard)

(Pictured L-R back row: Ira Sherwin, Ginny Lazzara, Gregory O’Shanick, Sheldon Herring, Daniel Chamberlain, Donald Nolan, Mark Ashley. Front Row L-R: Marie Cavallo, Susan Connors, Brent Masel and Philicia L. Deckard)

The Nolan Law Group recently hosted the annual Board of Directors/Strategic Planning Meeting for the Brain Injury Association of America. We welcomed the distinguished members of the Board from all over the country for this two day meeting. The Brain Injury Association of America, as part of its commitment to advance research, announced this summer that they have awarded a grant to the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in NY to lead a three-year investigation to develop Guidelines for the Rehabilitation and Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. The Brain Injury Association of Illinois is a proud affiliate of the national organization. For further information go to www.biausa.org

We are also proud to announce that NLG attorney, Thomas P. Routh, will be a keynote speaker along with Jonathan Costa, M.D. Ph.D. of the Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Brain Injury Association of Illinois 2014 Educational Conference. This conference will be held at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL on October 24-25, 2014. Their topic: Current Applications of Medications for Cognitive Issues and Chronic Pain. They presented a very well-received break-out session at last year’s conference and were invited to keynote this year. Dr. Costa is the former Director of the Brain Injury Program at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital in Chicago and most recently of Psychophysical Rehabilitation & Recovery in Hershey, PA. Tom Routh and Dr. Costa have worked together for a number of years serving our clients and their perspectives on this timely topic (medical and legal, disability) promises to be very informative. Other featured keynote speakers include: Dr. Joan Murphy of Little Company of Mary Hospital, Dr Nenad Brkic of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. James Young, Rehab Associates of Chicago, Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Patrick Walsh of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Joseph Troiani of the Adler School of Psychology, and Brett Wolf of Brett Wolf Menomonee Judo Club of Chicago. Please join us for what promises to be another great conference. To register and for further information go to www.biail.org or you may contact me here at the Nolan Law Group: gml@nolan-law.com.

Just another note: We are happy to announce that the Brett Wolf Menomonee Judo Club and the Brain Injury Association of Illinois will continue the judo program for persons with acquired brain injury and veterans with disabilities. If you are interested, please contact Sensei Brett at 773-230-6070.