Congress Dates Announced

Congress Dates Announced

IBIA has announced that it’s next World Congress will be held in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting will be held April 9-12th, 2008, and include a one day symposium, co-sponsored with the World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation (WFNR) on “Advances and Controversies in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Several new awards will be announced at the 2008 meeting, including the Henry H. Stonnington award for best review article for the IBIA endorsed scientific journal, “Brain Injury,” and two other international achievement awards: the Jennett and Plum Scientific Achievemet Award for Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury Medicine, and another award (to be named) for historical advocacy efforts in the field of brain injury.

The international scientific planning committee has been formed and includes the following individuals:

  • Michael Barnes, MD
  • Lucia Braga, PhD
  • Jose Leon Carrion, PhD
  • Jorge Lains, MD
  • Jennie Ponsford, PhD
  • Mario Rui Silva, MD
  • Donald Stein, PhD
  • Nathan Zasler, MD

Currently, IBIA has recently received formal endorsements for the meeting from the following organizations:

  • International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Portuguese National Institute of Emergency Medicine
  • Portuguese Neuroscience Society
  • Portuguese Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Portuguese Society of Neurology
  • Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery
  • Portuguese Society of Psychiatry
  • Portuguese Society of Neuropsychology
  • World Federation of Neurological Rehabilitation

More information will be posted on this site as soon as it is available.