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
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 will open in the summer of 2016.
To view the submitted abstracts 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.
Exhibit and Support
Social Programs and Tours
Conference Location: The Hague
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 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.
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.
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.
University of Washington
University of Oregon
Andrew I. R. Maas
University Hospital Antwerp
The current list of speakers is provided below. Additional names will be added leading up to the Congress.
Presentation Topics (As of February 2016):
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.
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
Coen van Bennekom
Peter de Koning
Caroline van Heugten
Jan CM Lavrijsen
Joukje van der Naalt
Mieke van de Sandt
Jacoba M. Spikman
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.
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 Rehabiliation 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)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (713-526-6900).
IBIA will be offering a range of continuing medical credits for the upcoming Eleventh World Congress on Brain Injury.
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.