Kymberly Martin

Brain Injury Conference: Call For Papers

Brain Injury Australia, the peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury, will hold its National Conference at the University of Sydney, November 23-25, 2020.


For the first time, the conference will include concurrent sessions and three pre-conference workshop on: Positive Behaviour Support following brain injury (delivered by Dr. Tim Feeney, chief knowledge officer at Belvedere Health Services, New York State); Domestic and Family Violence and Brain Injury (Dr. Julianna Nemeth, assistant professor of Public Health, Ohio State University) and Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Professor Gary Browne, director of Kids Concussion Service,   Westmead Children Hospital).

The voice of people with lived experience of brain injury will be at the centre of the conference program, including the Consumer Opening Address.

People with a brain injury, family members, researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, service providers and policymakers are invited to submit presentation proposals in the following subject areas:

  • The lived experience of brain injury – consumers, significant others, family members
  • Innovations in evidence-based approaches to the treatment, rehabilitation and overall care of people with a brain injury
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury/ post-concussion syndrome
  • Peer supports, mentoring of people with a brain injury
  • Brain injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Acute care of traumatic brain injury
  • Management of challenging behaviours
  • Domestic and family violence, brain injury/ inflicted traumatic brain injury in children
  • Alcohol and other drug-related brain injury
  • Violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with a brain injury
  • Brain injury in the military
  • Brain injury and employment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in older Australians and the prevention of brain injury.

The conference presentations include panels and single speaker sessions.

Proposals can be: an oral presentation; a snapshot (10-15 minute overview of an under acknowledged topic, or a research finding, in brain injury); the Consumer Opening Address (by someone with lived experience of disability); or a topic for panel discussion.

Deadline for presentation submissions: August 7, 2020
Notification of acceptance: August 17, 2020

Presentations or conference program email: [email protected]
For all general enquiries contact: [email protected]



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