The Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury will take place on March 2 - March 5, 2016 at the Hague in the Netherlands at the World Forum Conference Center.  The theme of this Congress will be "Brain Injury: from Cell to Society". 

As the Congress nears, please refer back to this website for additional information.  



The abstract submittal system is currently open. 

The abstract categories will be:  

Neurorehabilitation - activities and participation
Neurorehabilitation - basic research
Neurorehabilitation - case report/clinical research
Neurorehabilitation - public policy
Neurotrauma - basic research
Neurotrauma - case report/clinical research
Neurotrauma - health services and outcomes
Neurotrauma - prevention and public health
Technology - basic research
Technology - clinical research/applications

Abstract Deadline is September 15, 2015.
Abstract Acceptance emails will be sent out by November 23, 2015.

 For more information on abstract submissions, please click here. 

To upload your abstract, click here. 



Held biennially, IBIA World Congress is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury. Delegates are comprised of physicians, psychologists and neuropsychologists, therapists, social workers, nurses, case managers, legal professionals, advocates and all others working in the field of brain injury. Over 1400 multidisciplinary professionals attended our last Congress in San Francisco, California (USA) in 2014.

The Congress program will feature internationally recognized invited speakers, platform lectures, workshops, short oral presentations and poster sessions. The theme of the congress will be Brain Injury: from Cell to Society.

The aim of the Eleventh World Congress is to provide an opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with international professionals focused on the care and/or service of persons with acquired brain injury and/or the science of brain injury research. State of the art research will be presented dealing with information spanning from basic science to clinical (coma to community) aspects of brain injury.

Finally, the Congress seeks to provide didactic opportunities for clinicians interested in advancing their knowledge in brain injury science, medicine and care. The official language of the Congress is English, and sessions are open to all delegates registering to attend the event.



The program is currently being worked on.  Please refer back to this website in 2015 for the program. 



The program and symposium faculty will be posted on this website in 2015.  Please refer back.  


The IBIA awards are presented during the congress, including the Jennett Plum Award for Clinical Achievement in the Field of Brain Injury Medicine, the Henry Stonnington Awards for best review articles in Brain Injury, the Young Investigator Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Car of the Year Award.

The criteria for 2016 awards will be posted shortly.  To see past awards' criteria, click here 



IBIA will be seeking medical credits for the upcoming Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury.  For additional information, please refer back as the meeting gets closer.  



To receive additional up-to-date information, follow us online at IBIA's Twitter page (I_B_I_A) or IBIA's Facebook at www.facebook.com/ibia123. Additionally, during the meeting, there will be an on-site twoppy application where you will be able access congress information electronically with ease.



Currently, a touring company is being selected for the Congress attendees.  Additional information about possible tours will be posted on this site in 2015.  

Welcome Reception. Mark your calendar for March 2, 2016 at 6:30pm. Tentatively, the Welcome Reception is scheduled for this date and time. Please refer back to this website in the coming months. 

Congress Gala. The Congress Gala will take place on March 5, 2016.  Details associated with the Gala location will be posted on this website closer to 2015.  



Details on the Congress Hotel will be posted on the website closer to 2015.  

Contact Monica Rodgers, mrodgers@internationalbrain.org with questions or concerns regarding the IBIA hotels.  



The organizations that will be endorsing the 2016 World Congress haven't been finalized as of yet.  Please refer back to the website closer to 2015.  

Members of endorsing organizations are given the IBIA members' rate as an act of appreciation.  If your organization is interested in endorsing the World Congress, please contact Megan Bell either by email (mbell@internationalbrain.org) or phone (713-526-6900)



Registration for the Congress will be open in the next few months.  

Please note: If you require an invoice, please register. At the end of the registration process, an invoice will be generated. You will be able to access and print it. Due to an adjustment in our accounting system, all invoices are in US Dollars. We are unable to generate invoices in other currencies.

Additionally, the registration system allows you to enter multiple registrants under the same invoice. Please contact us with further questions.

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 Friday, February 5, 2016 for a full refund

Requests received after that date but before February 15, 2016, will be considered for a partial refund on a case-by-case basis.

Absolutely no refunds will be granted after February 15, 2016.

All requests for cancellation will incur a $100 cancellation fee.

If you need a visa letter to attend the meeting, please fill out the form by clicking here.



The IBIA Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury. Delegates are comprised of neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, nurses, case managers and legal professionals.  Marketing your product or service at the IBIA World Congress brings you face-to-face with the decision makers and key opinion leaders who are shaping the future of brain injury research, treatment and rehabilitation. The World Congress presents a unique opportunity to promote the advances in brain injury made by your organization or company to this highly specialized group of professionals.

The exhibit and support prospectus is currently not available, but if you would liked to be contacted when it is, please contact Megan Bell either by email (mbell@internationalbrain.org) or phone (713-526-6900).


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