Now in its sixth year, Brain Injury Australia’s National Brain Injury Conference, driving improvements in services and supports for over 700,000 Australians living with brain injury, will be held at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital on November 13-14. 

Brain Injury Australia executive officer, Nick Rushworth told F2L the diverse program will benefit those wanting to hear about the latest research and will include a learning and development component with the broadest possible appeal. “Thanks to the generosity of the conference sponsors, Metro South Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Division of Rehabilitation and its Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service full registration for this year’s event will cost one third of previous conferences.” Discounted registration for people with disability, family members, carers and day-only registrations are also available.

The international keynote will be co-delivered by Kit Malia and his wife, Anne Brannagan, from Brain Tree Training, which delivers training that supports the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine / Royal College of Physicians clinical guidelines for brain injury. Both work at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court the premier facility for the rehabilitation of British armed forces personnel with a brain injury. Their address: The Treatment of Cognitive Problems Following Brain Injury: A Practical Perspective on What Actually Works follows the consumer opening address on the first day. Another keynote from University of Sydney Professor of Communications Disorders, Leanne Togher will discuss how the digital health revolution will change brain injury rehabilitation as we know it.

In his keynote address on the second day, radiologist Professor Stuart Grieve from the University of Sydney Medical School will reveal the most detailed and accurate image of the brain ever produced, from his research in collaboration with colleagues from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States.

There will be four panel discussions on the following topics with question and answer opportunities for delegates: Rural, Regional, Remote and Culturally Secure Service Delivery, moderated by GP and former president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal; Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with Stuart Grieve, Kit Malia and Anne Brannigan and Neuroplasticity: Frontiers in Repair and Recovery with a final presentation on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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