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The First International Conference on
Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury


Crowne Plaza Hotel

Liverpool, United Kingdom
16-18 September, 2015

 

About the Conference

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) and the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) are pleased to announce that they will jointly hold the First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury on 16-18 September, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool, England.

This will be the first global event that brings together all those involved in the identification, treatment and prevention of brain injury of children, adolescents, and young adults.  The theme of the conference is Supporting Young People and Their Families to Maximise Good Outcomes and Quality of Life.

The scientific aim of the conference will be to explore current and innovative treatments, rehabilitation programmes, support mechanisms, and ways to improve the lives and potential of these young people and their families. The conference programme will be inclusive of all issues relating to every aspect of brain injury, both traumatic (i.e., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (i.e., infectious diseases, tumours, stroke, neurotoxic poisonings).

 

Educational Objectives

The Scientific Planning Committee is developing a broad educational programme that will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • The epidemiology of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents from a world health care perspective.
  • Evidenced-based research regarding the nature and efficacy of medical, clinical and educational treatment of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents.
  • The varied causes of ABI in childhood, including medical conditions and non-accidental traumatic injuries.
  • Development of advocacy protocols to support families affected by paediatric ABI, towards affecting change at National and International levels.
  • Models of innovative systems, services and supports for children/adolescents with ABI and their families.
  • How to better recognise, manage and treat mTBI/Concussions in children/adolescents.

 

Call for Abstracts

The organisers encourage the submission of original paediatric brain injury research for presentation at the conference.  Abstracts will be scored by the Scientific Programme Committee and accepted work will be presented in either short oral presentions or as a poster. 

Submission categories are:

  • Prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Mild brain injury
  • Sports concussion
  • Non-traumatic brain injury
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Rehabilitation: medical
  • Rehabilitation: educational
  • Rehabilitation: social and behavioural
  • Rehabilitation: cognitive
  • Clinical outcome measurements
  • Functional outcome measurements
  • Family supports/interventions
  • Life-long issues
  • Transitions
  • Legal: litigation issues
  • Legal: criminal justice

 

Submission due date is 9 March, 2015. 

To submit an abstract, click here

 

Who Should Attend?

The conference seeks to bring together with all those an interest in the development of innovative treatments for acquired brain injuries in children, adolescents and young adults, supported by evidenced-based research.  It is anticipated that attendees will be comprised of:

  • Allied health professionals
  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Legal professionals
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Physicians
  • Therapists

This list is not exhaustive and the organisers encourage all multi-disciplinary professionals involved in paediatric brain injury to benefit from this valuable opportunity to engage with experts, gain insights, and establish new collaborations.

 

Registration

Conference registration is now open! To register for the conference by credit card, click here. Prices displayed are in US Dollars and charges will be automatically converted to dollars by your credit card company. Please note that the registration system allows you to enter multiple registrants if desired.

Invoices: If you require an invoice, please register on-line and an invoice will be generated upon checkout. You will be able to access and print the invoice. All invoices are in US Dollars. We are unable to generate invoices in other currencies.

Cancellation Policy:  All requests for cancellation must be received in writing to the attention of Colleen LoGrande via email at clogrande@internationalbrain.org, or by letter at PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA  22313, or by fax at (703) 960-6603 no later than 30 days prior to the start of the conference. All requests for cancellation will incur a $100 cancellation fee.

 

Conference Format

The conference will feature a number of lively debates on key specialty areas of over a three day period. The educational format will include plenary talks, concurrent tracks for oral presentations, workshops and poster sessions.

 

About the Venue/Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located directly on the lively Liverpool waterfront. Liverpool, a city rich in culture and history, was recently named a UNESCO world heritage site.  Museums, Beatles tours, restaurants, live music and shopping are all within an easy walk of the conference venue.  An on-line registration link for booking a room will be available on this website in early 2015. 

 

Conference Reception

Liverpool is home to John, Paul, Ringo and George! Celebrate and enjoy the home of the Bettles with your colleagues. Entertainment, finger buffet and drinks included. It will be a night to remember! An additional fee is required to participate in this event.  The reception will take place on Thursday, 17 September, 2015 starting at 18.30 (6:30pm).    To register for the reception, click here

 

Guideline Development

The  conference will serve as a platform for the development of Guidelines for ABI in Children and Adolescents for presentation to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) UNESCO, particularly focusing on the concept of ABI as a chronic disease process.  These Guidelines seek:

  • To raise awareness about the magnitude, risk factors and impact of ABI globally.
  • To draw attention to the preventability of brain injuries in children and present what is known about the effectiveness of intervention strategies.
  • To make recommendations that can be implemented by all countries to effectively reduce ABI in children and adolescents.

 

About IPBIS & IBIA

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is a professional association of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to advancing research and disseminating knowledge on pediatric brain injury. Members of IPBIS collaborate to develop and share best practices, mentor colleagues, advance research and promote prevention for the benefit of children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families.

In 2013, IPBIS entered into a strategic affiliation with the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), the world’s largest organization for multidisciplinary professionals working in the field of brain injury.  IBIA organizes the biennial World Congress on Brain Injury; the most recently World Congress was held in San Francisco in 2014 and attracted over 1400 multidisciplinary brain injury professionals from over 40 countries. 

 

Planning Committee

The Chairs of the First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury are:

Carol Hawley
Ronald Savage, EdD
Beth Wicks, PhD


Secretariat

MCC Association Mgt.
5909 Ashby Manor Place
Alexandria, VA 22310
USA
Tel: (+703) 960-6500
Fax: (+703) 960-6603 
www.internationalbrain.org
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Chas Haynes
Margaret Roberts
Principals