The Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury

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To view the published abstracts from the 2016 IBIA World Congress in the Hague, please click here
 

THIS CONGRESS CONCLUDED ON MARCH 5, 2016

 

The International Brain Injury Association thanks the delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors who attended the 11th World Congress on Brain Injury that was held March 2-5, 2016, at the World Forum Conference Center in the Hague, the Netherlands.

IBIA congratulates Congress organizers Gerard Ribbers, Wilco Peul and Caroline van Heugten who organized a varied educational program on a range of topics covering neurorehabilitation, neurotrauma and brain injury related technology. 

During the Congress, IBIA presented the following awards:

Jennett Plum Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury
Sureyya Dikmen

Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrew I.R. Maas

Young Investigator Award for Early Career Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury Science
Rachel K. Rowe

The IBIA Early Career Award for Important Contributions to the Field of Brain Injury Science
Steven P. Broglio 

In all, close to 1000 delegates from over 50 countries attended the Congress. In addition to the 200 oral presentations and 600 poster presentations, keynote lectures were delivered by luminaries in the field including Andrew I.R. Maas (Belgium), Jennie Ponsford (Australia), Ann Glang (USA), Sureyya Dikmen (USA), Nicholas Schiff (USA) and Cathy Price (UK).   

All professionals working in the field of brain injury should note that IBIA is switching the World Congress on Brain Injury to an odd year pattern.  This means the next World Congress is only one year away!  Mark your calendars for the 12th World Congress on Brain Injury will be held March 29-April 1, 2017, in New Orleans. Louisiana, at the Sheraton Hotel.

Abstract submission system will open in the summer of 2016. 

 

To view the published abstracts from the 2016 IBIA World Congress in the Hague, please click here

 

The original webpage for the 2016 Congress is provided below.

 


The World Forum Conference Center
The Hague, The Netherlands

2-5  March, 2016

 

IBIA would like to thank those that attended and supported the meeting.  Please refer back in the coming weeks for a summary of this event and the upcoming World Congress information which will be posted shortly. 

 

CME/CEU Credits: You need to claim your credits and fill out paperwork by April 1, 2016.  For more information click here



Click here to view the program 

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WELCOME!

The Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury will take place on 2-5  March, 2016, in the Hague, the Netherlands at the World Forum Conference Center.  The theme of the 2016 Congress will be Brain Injury: from Cell to Society. To read the official Welcome Letter from the congress organizers, Drs. Gerard Ribbers, Wilco Peul, Caroline van Heugten, and David Arciniegas, click here

 

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Planning Committee, accepted work will be presented as either a short oral presentation or as a poster.

IBIA welcomes abstracts submissions on pediatric and adult brain injury on the topics listed below.

  • 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

Accepted Oral Abstract Presenters, please click here for important information and due dates.

For Poster Presenter FAQ's, please click here.   

For Poster Assignment List by day, please click here.

To view the published abstracts from the 2016 IBIA World Congress in the Hague, please click here

 

CONGRESS OVERVIEW

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 in 2014.

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.

 

PROGRAM 

The Congress program will feature internationally recognized invited speakers, platform lectures, panels, and workshops, as well as oral presentations and poster sessions selected from the submitted abstracts.

Presenters, please click here for important information and due dates.

Keynote Presenters: 

Sureyya Dikmen
University of Washington
USA

Ann Glang
University of Oregon
USA

Andrew I. R. Maas
University Hospital Antwerp
Belgium

Jennie Ponsford
Monash-Epworth  Rehabilitation Research Centre
Australia

Cathy Price
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
UK

Nicholas Schiff
Cornell  University
USA


Click here to view the program 

 

Invited Presenters:

The current list of speakers is provided below.  Additional names will be added leading up to the Congress.  

Yvette Alway

Nada Andelic

Vicki Anderson

David Arciniegas

Philippe Azouvi

Ryan Bailey

Mark Bayley

Gary Bedell

Steven Broglio

Neil Brooks

Shane Bush

Hans Bussmann

Enrico Castelli

Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets

Sebastien Chastin

Camille Chatelle

John D. Corrigan

Christine Croisiaux

Jurriaan H. de Groot

Arend de Kloet

Myrthe de Koning

Peter de Koning

Erwin de Vlugt

Sureyya Dikmen

Michael Esterman

Joseph Fins

Ioan Stefan Florian

Robert Forsyth

Catherine Fortier

Lou French

Joseph Giacino

Ann Glang

Kate Gould

Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa

Tessa Hart

Carol Hawley

Allen Heinemann

Kathy Helmick

Sidney R. Hinds

Frank Humle

Mary Alexis Iaccarino

Gabriela Ilie

Grant Iverson

Holly Jimison

Claire Jourdan

Heather Keenan

Verena Klamroth-Marganska

Marsh Konigs

Sanna Koskinen

Odile Kozlowski Moreau

Wolfgang Kuehne

Martin Kulla

Ulrich Kunz

Arnaud Lanthier

Anne Laurent-Vannier

Steven Laureys

Jan Lavrijsen

Harvey Levin

Andrew I. R. Maas

Geoffrey T. Manley

Simon Mayer

Thomas McAllister

Michael McCrea

Skye McDonald

Regina McGlinchey

Carel G.M. Meskers

Maarten Milders

Martin M.  Monti

Risa Nakase-Richardson

Misha Pavel

Arwen Pel

Lianne Peppel

Wilco Peul

Jennie Ponsford

Cathy Price

Kate Radford

Lukas Rasulic

Gerard Ribbers

Kresimir Rotim

Marc Rousseaux

Peter Rumney

Tomislv Sajko

David Salat

Angelle Sander

Jaana Sarajuuri

Myrthe Scheenen

Nicholas Schiff

Caroline Schnakers

Alfred C. Schouten

Ronald T. Seel

Ruud Selles

Zhanna Semenova

Agaath Sluijter

Kerstin Spielmann 

Jacoba M. Spikman

Gershon Spitz

Dick Stegeman

Wolf Ingo Steudel

Jacek Szczygielski

Olli Tenovuo

Aurore Thibaut

Leanne Togher

Jean-Luc Truelle

Andy Tyerman

Coen van Bennekom

Willemijn van Erp

Judith van Velzen

Erwin van Wegen

Frans van der Helm

Hans van der Horn

Herman van der Kooij

Joukje van der Naalt

Rick van der Vliet

Thomas van Essen

Martie Vink

Annemarie Visser-Keizer

Petar Vulekovic

Kevin K. Wang

Gale Whiteneck

John Whyte

Elisabeth A. Wilde

Kai Wohlfarth

Dieter Woischnek

Hal S. Wortzel

Giles Yeates

Ross Zafonte

Sarah Zandvliet

Nathan Zasler

Barbra Zupan

 

Presentation Topics (As of February 2016): 

A Pathway of Care for Patients with TBI – A European Prospective

Advances in the Medical Understanding of Pediatric ABI: What we know and don’t know

Advancing Padeiatric/Adolescent ABI Rehabilitation and Adaption Using NeuroTechnologies 

Ambulatory Measurement of Posture and Movement in Daily Life After Acquired Brain Injury

Cognitive Rehabilitation in the Real World: Merging the Evidence Base With Individual Needs

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Symposium

Deployment Trauma: Insights from the TRACTS Cohort of the Effects of mTBI and Blast Exposure in OEF/OIF Veterans

Disorders of Consciousness (I)

Disorders of Consciousness (II)

DOC SIG Symposium

Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica Symposium

Holistic Neurorehabilitation – Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives

Innovations in Social Cognition Rehabilitation

Innovative Approaches to Delivering Safety, Health, and Activity Self-Management Interventions 

IPBIS: From Cell to Society, Interventions and Participation

Long Term Management of Severe TBI in Europe – The Value of a Network

Mild TBI and Outcome – The Role of Emotion Regulation, Stress and Coping

Moral Boundaries of Care in Severe TBI

New Developments in Assessing Outcomes in TBI and Stroke

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation:  Opening up New Horizons in Neurorehabilitation

Novel Engineering to Understand Motor Recovery After Brain Injury

The Placebo and Nocebo Effect in Brain Injury

Prediction of Recovery from Mild to Moderate TBI

Prevalence and Correlates of a Lifetime History of TBI in the Adult, General Population

Psychiatric Disorders Following TBI

Return to Work After Acquired Brain Injury: An Overview of Vocational Rehabilitation Interventions

Sports Concussion

Symptom Validity Assessment: Clinical and Forensic Caveats

WFNR IBIA Symposium: Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms: What Clinicians and Researchers Should Know

 

EXHIBIT AND SUPPORT PROSPECTUS

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.

Click here for a list of past exhibitors and supporters of the IBIA World Congresses. 

Click here to download the 2016 World Congress Exhibit and Support prospectus (pdf).

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. 

If you have any questions regarding the prospectus, please contact Megan Bell by email (congress@internationalbrain.org) or phone (713-526-6900).

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE


Congress President:  Gerard Ribbers, The Netherlands

Congress Co-Vice President:  Caroline van Heugten, The Netherlands
Congress Co-Vice President:  Wilco Peul, The Netherlands
IBIA Chairman:  David Arciniegas, USA

The Planning Committee for the Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury is: 

Catherine Aaro Jonsson
Sweden

Vicki Anderson
Australia

David Arciniegas              
USA

Philippe Azouvi
France

Ian Baguley         
Australia

Coen van Bennekom
The Netherlands

Jorge Bergado   
Cuba

Lucia Braga
Brazil

Ingrid Brands    
The Netherlands

Lisa Brenner
USA

Andras  Buki      
Hungary

Ross Bullock
USA

Tamara Bushnik               
USA

Enrico Castelli
Italy

John Corrigan              
USA

Peter de Koning
Netherlands 

Roberta DePompei
USA

Henk Eilander               
The Netherlands

Jonathan Evans
UK

Luciano Fasotti
The Netherlands

Michael Fehlings
Canada

Dawson Fong
Hong Kong

Rita Formisano 
Italy

Joseph Giacino
USA

Carol Hawley
UK

Majanka Heijenbrok-Kal
The Netherlands

Kathy Helmick  
USA

Eric Hermans
Netherlands

Caroline van Heugten
The Netherlands

Peter Hutchinson
UK

Grant Iverson 
USA

Barry Jordan
USA

Douglas Katz       
USA

Ingela Kristiansen
Sweden

Jan CM Lavrijsen             
The Netherlands

Jose Leon-Carrion           
Spain

Jan Lexell            
Sweden

Mark Linden
N. Ireland

Andrew Maas   
Belgium

Alison Madden
Canada

James Malec     
USA

Geoff Manley
USA

Jeffrey Max      
USA

Thomas McAllister          
USA

Michael McCrea              
USA

Audrey McKinlay
Australia

Mary McMahon              
USA

Tom McMillan  
Scotland

David Menon    
UK

Joukje van der Naalt      
The Netherlands

Enrique Noe     
Spain

Melissa Oliver   
USA

Lisandro Olmos
Argentina

Tamara Ownsworth       
Australia

Jiri Pazdirek
Saudi Arabia

Michael Perdices             
Australia

Claudio Perino  
Italy

Wilco Peul
The Netherlands

Rudolf Ponds  
The Netherlands

Jennie Ponsford              
Australia

John Povlishock                
USA

Gerard Ribbers
The Netherlands

David Ripley       
USA

Peter Rumney
Canada

Bernhard Sabel
Germany

Mieke van de Sandt
The Netherlands

Ronald Savage 
USA

Caroline Schnakers         
USA

Marleen Schonherr        
The Netherlands

Ronald Seel      
USA

Mark Sherer      
USA

Jun Shinoda
Japan

Jacoba M. Spikman   
The Netherlands

Sven Stapert
The Netherlands

Donald  Stein     
USA

Bruce Stern       
USA

Ewout Steyerberg        
The Netherlands

Nino Stocchetti
Italy

Robyn Tate      
Australia

Olli Tenovuo      
Finland

Jean-Luc Truelle              
France

Lyn Turkstra      
USA

Rodney Vanderploeg     
USA

Walter  Videtta
Argentina

George Vuturo
USA

John Whyte       
USA

Beth Wicks
UK

Elisabeth Wilde
USA

Barbara Wilson
UK

Nathan Zasler   
USA

Mariusz Ziejewski           
USA

AWARDS

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.

Click here for the criteria for 2016 awards. 

 

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

Twenty-nine international organizations endorsed the 2014 Congress held in San Francisco.  Members of endorsing organizations are entitled to register at the discounted IBIA members rate.  

Current list of Endorsing Organizations:

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
American Neuropsychiatric Association

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI)
Brain Foundation Netherlands
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA)
Brain Injury Association of Canada
Brain Injury Australia
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Encephallitis Society
European Brain Injury Society (EBIS)
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP)
International NeuroTrauma Society (INTS)
International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS)
North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF)
Sarah Jane Brain Project
Sociedad Neurologica Argentina
Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR)
United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA)
World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR)

 If your organization is interested in endorsing the World Congress, please download and complete the attached form.  Please contact Megan Bell by email (mbell@internationalbrain.org) or phone (713-526-6900). 

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) and CEU's

IBIA will be offering a range of continuing medical credits for the upcoming Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury.  

Please click here for further information. 
Please click here for speaker disclosures.

 

SOCIAL PROGRAM & TOURS

Sightseeing Day Tours

The Congress will offer a variety of optional tours and offsite activities so delegates can experience the rich cultural history of the Hague and the nearby city of Amsterdam.  You will be able to register for the tours until February 22. Additional information about sightseeing tours as well as purchase can be found here www.tours-ibia.com.