Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, March 19 - 22, 2014




Welcome Letter
International Scientific Planning Committee
National Scientific Planning Committee
Congress Overview
Social Media
Congress Location and Hotel
Endorsing Organizations
Delegate Registration
Exhibit and Support
Social Program & Tours



The IBIA International Scientific Planning Committee and National Scientific Planning Committee would like to invite you to attend the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held in March 19 - 22, 2014, at the Hyatt Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, USA. To read a Welcome Letter from Congress president David Arciniegas, MD (USA) and IBIA chair Nathan Zasler, MD (USA), click here.


Oral Abstract Presentators and Poster Presenters have been contacted as of December 20, 2014. 

Abstracts accepted for the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury will be published in a supplemental issue of IBIA's official journal Brain Injury.  There will be a first and second place certificate for the Best Poster which also will come with a cash award.

Oral Abstract Presentations: 
Oral Abstract presentations are to be 8 minutes long with an additional 2 minutes for Questions and Answers.  Presentations will be presented in breakout sessions. For information on when you will be presenting  To see the presenter index for presentations, click here.

All Oral Abstract presentators have to have a disclosure form submitted to present at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury. 

Disclosure Forms: 
All abstract submittees need to fill out a disclosure form.  Click here and fill out a disclosure form for your abstract submission.  Please enter the following activity code in a required field: 20237. If you encounter an issue with the link, please copy and paste the following link in your web browser:


Please note that the password you use for the abstract system is not linked to the disclosure form; you will have to create a new username and password in the disclosure form system.

Poster Abstract Presentations:
There will be 5 poster presentations at the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury.  The poster size is 4 foot x 4 foot. 

To see a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.

To see the presenter index for poster and oral presentations, 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 Edinburgh, Scotland in 2012.

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 Neurotrauma, Technology, and Neurorehabilitation.

The aim of the Tenth 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.

For information on current confirmed topics, click here .


Click here for the program for the upcoming Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury.


Catherine Aaro Jonnson

Jay Alberts

David Arciniegas

Vicki Anderson

Erin Bigler

Frank Biocca

Deb Braunling-McMorrow

Tamara Bushnik

Enrico Castelli

John D. Corrigan

Christine Croisiaux

Roberta DePompei

Jean-Marc Destaillats

Carol DiPerri

Melanie Elliott

Louis French

Joe Giacino

Christopher Giza

Brian D. Greenwald

Kevin Guskiewicz

Flora Hammond

Carol Hawley

Katherine Helmick

Eric Hermans

Col. Sidney Hinds

Jeanne Hoffman

Susan D. Horn

Grant Iverson

Cathy Johnson

Barry Jordan

Emily Keshner

Marilyn Kraus

Hermano Igo Krebs

Tracy Kretzmer

Ingela Kristansen

Steven Laureys

Mindy Levin

Mark Linden

Roberto Llorens Rodriguez

Chris MacDonell

Alison Madden

Giorgio Maggioni

Jean-Michel Mazaux

Thomas McAllister

Michael McCrea

Audrey McKinlay

Thomas Mcmillan

Nayar Meenakshi

Alma S. Merians

Barbara O’Connell

Michael Oddy

Adrian Owen

Caterina Pistarini

Jennie Ponsford

Risa Richardson

Peter Rumney

Angelle Sander

Enrique Noe Sebastian

Nicholas Schiff

Jonathan Silver

Martha Shenton

Donald Stein

Robert Stern

Tina Trudel

Jean-Luc Truelle

Rodney Vanderploeg

R Tamar Weiss

John Whyte

Beth Wicks

Lucia Willadino Braga

Rodger Wood

Ross Zafonte

Nathan Zasler

Marisuz Ziejewski

For information on current confirmed topics, click here.

For a complete index of speakers, click here



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.

For the awards criteria, click here


The University of Virginia (UVA) and IBIA have a joint sponsorship agreement to provide CME for this event. UVA's CME review committee has reported that the continuing medical education activity entitled “10th World Congress on Brain Injury” scheduled for March 19-22, 2014 was recommended for preliminary approval by the UVA CME Committee at the October 2013 meeting. The CME Committee believes that this conference meets the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) Criteria and Standards.

The IBIA World Congress on Brain Injury has been approved for 26.75 hours of CME.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 26.75 CE contact hour(s). Activity code:M0000466 Approval Number: 20139190

The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has approved 26.75 clock hoursfor the 10th World Congress on Brain Injury. Approval # 1193709180.

Please note that CBIS is self-reporting. For any questions relating to CME or CEU's, please contact: Laurie Hayden.



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.


Key Events welcomes IBIA to San Francisco! We are offering exclusive tours while you enjoy your stay with us here in San Francisco. These are the quintessential experiences that showcase our destination – with unique touches created just for you. Transportation is provided for all tours. Comfortable shoes are recommended, and we always suggest bringing a warm layer just in case.

Click here for full information on tours.

Welcome Reception. Mark your calendar for March 19, 2014, at 6:30pm. Included with your World Congress registration, your San Francisco experience starts right in the grand atrium of the Hyatt Hotel. Explore recreations of Chinatown, Fisherman's Warf and the Coit Tower neighborhoods with plenty of food and drink along the way. Shroud mimes, Chinese Fan Painting and local Jazz lends to the experience of the evening. This is prime networking time to catch up with old friends and colleagues and meet new ones. Please wear your meeting credentials for admittance. See you there!

Congress Gala. Say farewell to the 10th World Congress on Brain Injury with a big celebration honoring the Chairmanship of Dr. Nathan Zasler. The gala location is just next door to the hotel at SENS Restaurant. Listen for the music to guide you there! Once inside, the surprises won't stop. The entertaiment options and food selections are abundant and the perfect way to say "Thank You" for the Memories!

Tickets to the gala are $95 USD each and include open bar, buffet and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased on the registration site. This event will sell out, don't be left out. Get your ticket early!

Click here to register for the congress and/or purchase a Gala Ticket.



The 2014 IBIA Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury will be held in beautiful  San Francisco, California at the iconic Hyatt Embarcadero Hotel.

Click here to reserve a room online.

To reserve a room by phone, please call 888-421-1442 and reference 2014 IBIA. 

The cost is $235 for single/double occupancy rooms and $260 for triple/quad occupancy rooms.  This rate will be valid until February 17, 2014 or until rooms are not available.

The Hyatt Embarcadero is known for its dramatic architecture,  panoramic views, and great location.  It has the largest atrium lobby  (noted in Guinness Book of World Records'). 
It is situated on the  Embarcadero waterfront across from the historic  Ferry Building. Guests  of the Hyatt Regency enjoy immediate access and  views to both the  Financial District and the San Francisco Bay. With  convenient location  to famous attractions,  you may choose to wander through Chinatown to  Fisherman's Wharf, take the ferry to Alcatraz, shop in Union Square or  board the cable cars for a  riding tour of the city all just minutes from the Hyatt Regency San  Francisco.

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

OVERFLOW ROOMS:  IBIA has negotiated for overflow hotel rooms at the Harbor Court Hotel at 195 Steuart St. at the rate of $325 single/double occupancy rooms.  This rate will be valid until February 21, 2014, or until rooms are booked.

To reserve a room online, please click here.

You may also reserve a room by calling Central Reservations at (800) KIMPTON.  Any changes to reservations may be made by calling this number.


IBIA has also contracted for overflow hotel rooms at the Omni Hotel at 500 California Street at the rate of $299 single/double occupancy rooms.  This rate will be valid until February 17, 2014, or until rooms are booked (whichever happens first).

 To reserve or confirm a room, you may call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or 1-415-677-9494.

 To reserve online, please click here,



The organizations listed below have officially endorsed the World Congress. Please note that members of these organizations are entitled to register for the Congress at the discounted IBIA member rate:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
American Brain Coalition
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
American Physical Therapy Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Association of Canada
Brain Injury Australia 
Brain Injury Network
Brain Trauma Foundation
Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Encephalitis Society
Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica
European Brain Injury Society
European Neurological Society
Foundation for Life Care Planning Research, Inc.
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
International Pediatric Brain Injury Society
Latin American Brain Injury Consortium
North American Brain Injury Society
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation
Society for Research in Rehabilitation
United States Brain Injury Alliance
World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation


To register online, click here .

To fill out registration form and send to IBIA, please click here

Please note: If you need an invoice please register. At the end of the registration process an invoice is generated. You can access it and print it. Due to an adjustment in our accounting system, all invoices are in US Dollars. We are not able 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:  Full Refunds will be given for cancellations within 30 days of the conference. Partial refunds after 30 days will be handled on a case by case basis. No refunds are available within 15 days of the conference start. 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 Tenth 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.

If you are interested in exhibiting or supporting the Congress, please contact Megan Bell either by email (mbell@internationalbrain.org) or phone (713-526-6900).

To download the exhibit and support prospectus, click here.


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