As chairperson and president of the IBIA Seventh World Congress on Brain Injury in Lisbon, Portugal, we would like to invite the participation of all professionals involved with serving persons with acquired brain injury to this international Congress and meeting of minds. We are very excited about having the meeting in Lisbon which, historically, has been the center of one of the biggest empires of all time with colonies in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Lisbon's sophisticated shopping centers, fine hotels, gastronomy, and culture, combined with the climate will make this a superb destination for our biennial World Congress.
Aside from the wonderful scientific program with world renowned experts in the field of brain injury, we are also introducing at this World Congress a number of new events including candlelight sessions with experts, among others, and several new awards, including the Henry Stonnington Award for best review article in Brain Injury, IBIA’s officially endorsed organizational research journal, and the Jennett & Plum award for clinical achievement in the field of brain injury medicine. There will also be a pre-conference, full-day symposium on mild traumatic brain injury co-sponsored by the International Brain Injury Association and the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation, in addition to post-conference workshops.
We are also planning a number of wonderful social events, as well as touring opportunities to further explore and appreciate the culture of our host country, Portugal.
We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon!
Nathan Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM, CBIT
Jorge Lains, MD