An Invitation to Edinburgh, Scotland

The President and the Chair of the IBIA, and the Congress Scientific Planning Committee would like to invite you to attend the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held in March 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a picturesque historic city, dominated by its famous castle with many fine hotels, restaurants, museums and traditional pubs! There is easy access to Glasgow, the Highlands and to tourist and sporting opportunities.

The Congress will be relevant to professionals who work with people with acquired brain injury. It will provide a forum for education, formal and informal discussion and debate. As usual, the scientific program will include talks from internationally renowned experts in the field of brain injury, scientific poster and paper presentations, candlelight sessions with experts, as well as, pre- and post-conference symposia. Up to date research will be presented on a variety of topics ranging from neurobiology to neurorehabilitation and from the theoretical to the very applied. The IBIA awards will be presented, including the Jennett & Plum Award for Clinical Achievement in the Field of Brain Injury Medicine, the Henry Stonnington Award for best review article in Brain Injury, the IBIA Young Investigator Award and the Car of the Year Award.

We will have a host of exhibitors to complement more formal aspects of the conference and to encourage collegial networking. A number of social events will be organisedthat will give opportunities to explore the depth and breadth of Scottish culture and the beautiful scenery of Scotland.

Ceud mìle fàilte slàinte mhòr agad!

Tom McMillan, PhD (UK) President, IBIA 2012 World Congress

Nathan Zasler, MD (USA) Chairperson, IBIA