Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury

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New Strategies to Improve
Outcome and Quality of Life

Rome, Italy
20-23 September, 2017

Register Now!

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview
About the Conference
Who Should Attend
Call for Abstracts
Education Objectives
Registration
Hotel Accomodations
Exhibit and Support
Conference Format
About the Venue
IPBIS Social Event
About IPBIS & IBIA
Planning Committee

 

OVERVIEW

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) and the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) are pleased to announce that the Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury will be held in Rome, Italy, from 20-23 September, 2017.

This event builds on the success of the inaugural Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury that was held in Liverpool, UK, in 2015.  To view the on-site program for the 2015 conference, click here.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts are now being reviewed and scored by the Scientific Programme Committee and will determine which abstracts will receive awards, as well as the most appropriate presentation format (oral or poster) for each accepted abstract. The deadline for submitting an abstract was 21 April, 2017.  

IPBIS welcomed abstracts on the following topics:

  • Traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries.  
  • Clinical outcome measures
  • Epidemiology
  • Family supports/interventions
  • Functional outcome measures
  • Legal issues
  • Life-long issues
  • Mild brain injury
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation strategies
  • Robotic rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation 
  • Social and behavioural interventions
  • Sports concussion
  • Transitions to adult age
  • Quality of Life
  • Services organization and team work

 

EDUCATIONAL THEME

With the theme New Strategies to Improve Outcome and Quality of Life this Conference will focus on the development of new assessment tools, innovative therapies and devices, rehabilitation programmes, teaching strategies, psychological and social support, increasing the potential to recovery in young people affected  by brain injury and giving, at the same time, support to the families.  

The Conference programme will be inclusive of all issues relating to paediatric brain injury, both traumatic (e.g., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (e.g., infectious diseases, tumours, stroke, anoxic-ischemic damages, neurotoxic poisonings).

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The conference should bring together all people with a professional interest, supported by evidence-based research, in the field innovative therapies and rehabilitation strategies for children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injuries.  It is anticipated that attendees will be comprised of:

  • Physicians (clinicians and surgeons)
  • Allied health professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Educators
  • Therapists 
  • Legal professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Bio-engineers
  • Researchers

This list is not exhaustive and the organisers encourage all multi-disciplinary professionals involved in paediatric brain injury to benefit from this valuable opportunity to engage with experts, gain insights, and establish new collaborations.

 

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The Scientific Planning Committee is developing a broad educational programme that will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Evidenced-based research regarding the mechanisms of functional recovery and the efficacy of medical, rehabilitative and educational treatments, of children and adolescents  with acquired brain injury.  
  • The varied causes of ABI in childhood, including medical conditions and non-accidental traumatic injuries.
  • Development of advocacy protocols to support families of children and adolescents with ABI, towards affecting change at National and International levels.  
  • The role of advanced technologies in paediatric rehabilitation.  
  • How to improve Quality of Life of children with ABI and their families.  
  • New models of Service organizations and multi-professional supports for children and adolescents with ABI and their families.  
  • How to better recognise, manage and treat mild TBI and concussions in children and adolescents. '
  • Neuropsychological and behavioral disorders, from assessment to therapeutic strategies
  • Multidisciplinary approach and team work in the management of children and adolscents with ABI.  
  • Strategies for improving speech and language performances.  

 

EXHIBITS & SUPPORT

Your sponsorship and/or exhibit presence at the conference will bring you face-to-face with the decision makers and key opinion leaders who are shaping the future of paediatric brain injury research, treatment and rehabilitation. This Conference presents a unique opportunity to promote your organisation to this highly specialized group of professionals.  IPBIS can offer a variety of support and exhibit opportunities with a range of price points to fit any budget.  

Click here to download the exhibit and support prospectus. 

If you are interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring the meeting, please contact Megan Bell-Johnston at mbell@internationalbrain.org.   

 

REGISTRATION

Click here to register.  

 

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Group Discounts
Bringing five or more people to the Congress? A 10% discount will apply to all group reservations of Member and Non-Member rates (does not pertain to Pre-conference, Trainee or Gala rates).

Note: The 10% discount will only apply by selecting the Member or Non-Member rate, please use the Member or Non-Member rate respectively in your group. Trainee registrations can be counted as a group member but will not receive a discount as the Trainee registration is already discounted. Please note that a group must consist of a minimum of 5 attendees, must be registered together at one time and will be on one invoice.

Wire Transfer Fees
Registrants are responsible for all fees (both front and back end) incurred with wire transfers. Your registration will not be considered complete until all fees have been paid. For further information please contact Colleen LoGrande at  clogrande@internationalbrain.org.

Terms and Conditions
All requests for cancellation will incur a $200.00 USD administrative processing fee. For a full refund (less admin fee), all requests for cancellation must be received in writing to the attention of Colleen LoGrande via email at clogrande@internationalbrain.org, by mail at PO Box 1804, Alexandria, VA  22313, or by fax at (703) 960-6603 no later than close of business EST on Friday, 21 July, 2017. Requests received after July 21st, but prior to Monday, 21 August, 2017, will be considered for a partial (50%) refund on a case-by-case basis. Absolutely no refunds will be granted on or after 21 August, 2017. All wire transfer fees will be deducted from refunds granted.

Visa Letter:  
IPBIS IS HAPPY TO PROVIDE OFFICIAL VISA LETTERS FOR REGISTERED DELEGATES

Upon registering for the conference, you will be asked if you need a Visa Letter from the following options:

  • Yes, and I am an abstract submitter/ presenter
  • Yes, and I am NOT an abstract submitter/ presenter

Please be sure to select the choice that best identifies your situation, so that we may provide you with the correct visa letter.

NOTE: You will not receive the Visa Letter until you have selected your choice and completed registration, or called the IBIA administrative office at 703-960-6500.

 

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

NH HOTELS

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The IPBIS negotiated room rates for this conference are:

NH Roma Leonardo da Vinci
170 Euros/night - Buffet breakfast and VAT included. City tax is excluded. Please see terms & conditions.

NH Collection Roma Vittorio Veneto
249 Euros/night - VAT included. Please see terms & conditions.

NH Roma Villa Carpegna
119 Euros/night - VAT included. Please see terms & conditions.

Cancellation terms:

  • In case of cancellations before the 31 March, 2017, free cancellation.
  • In case of cancellations before the 30 April, 2017, a second night will be charged as penalty.
  • In case of cancellations before the 31 May, 2017, a third night will be charged as penalty.
  • In case of total or partial cancellation after 1 July, 2017 or in case of no show, late arrival or early departure, the entire stay will be charged a penalty.

Please note that the special IPBIS rate will be available until 31 May, 2017. Subject to availability.

 

STARHOTELS MICHELANGELO

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The IPBIS negotiated room rate for this conference is:
 
240 Euros/night - Buffet breakfast and VAT included. City tax is excluded. Please see terms & conditions.

Conditions of Payment/Cacncellation/Reduction of Overnight(s) Stay: 

  • At the reservation time, the hotel will charge on the credit card of the client the 1st night, not refundable. The remaining balance will be taken at the hotel.
  • From confirmation to 21 July, 2017: For any cancellation, the hotel will charge 50% of the entire stay.
  • From 22 July, 2017 to the arrival date: 100% penalty for any cancellation will be charged on the credit card.

Please note that the special IPBIS rate will be available until 1 July, 2017. Subject to availability.

 

LE MERIDIEN VISCONTI ROME

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The IPBIS negotiated room rate for this conference is:
 
250 Euros/night Single - Buffet breakfast and VAT included. City tax is excluded. Please see terms & conditions.

265 Euros/night Double - Buffet breakfast and VAT included. City tax is excluded. Please see terms & conditions. 

Conditions of Payment/Cacncellation/Reduction of Overnight(s) Stay: 

  • Until 9 August, 2017,  any cancellation will be free of charge.
  • From 10 August, 2017 for total cancellation, we will charge one night as penalty, change of date can be apply for free upon availability and reduction will be allowed within penalty.
  • From 10 September, 2017 for total cancellation and reduction, we will charge one night as penalty, change of date can be apply for free.
  • From 15 September, 2017, any reduction or cancellation will be charge with one night of penalty.

Please note that the special IPBIS rate will be available until 23 September, 2017. Subject to availability.

 

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference will feature a number of lively debates on key specialty areas over a three day period. The educational format will include plenary talks, concurrent tracks for oral presentations, workshops and poster sessions.

 

ABOUT THE VENUE

The conference will take place within the beautiful grounds of the Pontificia Università Urbaniana, which is located directly adjacent to the Vatican. The Urbaniana is steps away from St. Peter’s Square and the St. Angelo Castle.   The surrounding area is rich in culture and history, and is abundantly walkable. The Vatican, monuments, restaurants, and shopping are all within an easy walk of the conference venue.

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The conference will take place on the grounds of the Pontificia Universita Urbaniana in the heart of Rome, only steps away from St. Peter's Square. (Photo credit: Alekjds).  

 

IPBIS GALA EVENT

The social highlight of the Conference at the stunning Palazzo Colonna, a magnificent palace in the heart of Rome. The Colonna Palace is one of the oldest and largest private palaces in Rome.  The original construction began in the fourteenth century by the Colonna family, whose descendants still reside there today.  The palace is considered a true architectural jewel of the Rome Baroque style.  The stunning interior halls provide a home to one of the most significant private collections of paintings from the 17th and 18th Century.  The Colonna Palace is a living testament to Rome’s enduring history. During this special event, IPBIS delegates will be permitted to explore the great halls of the palace, many of which are normally closed to the public except by special reservation. Expert docents will be on hand to provide IPBIS delegates with fascinating insights into the history, architecture and artwork of this extraordinary place.

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 To view a brief video about the Palazzo Colonna, click here.  

ABOUT IPBIS & IBIA

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is a professional association of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to advancing research and disseminating knowledge on pediatric brain injury. Members of IPBIS collaborate to develop and share best practices, mentor colleagues, advance research and promote prevention for the benefit of children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families.

In 2013, IPBIS entered into a strategic affiliation with the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), the world’s largest organization for multidisciplinary professionals working in the field of brain injury.  IBIA organizes the biennial World Congress on Brain Injury; the most recent World Congress was held in The Hague in 2016 and attracted over 1000 multidisciplinary brain injury professionals from over 40 countries. 


JANE GILLETT AWARD

Dr. Jane Gillett was a paediatric and adult neurologist who was at the forefront of brain injury treatment. She was the medical director of the Acquired Brain Injury Program at Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton (ON, Canada) and an Associate Professor at McMaster University.

In order to honor and always remember this outstanding woman and to stimulate others to provide services using her philosophies, the Board of Directors of the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society created the Dr. Jane Gillett Award.

To learn more about the award and Dr. Jane Gillett, click here. 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE


Program Chair

Enrico Castelli 
Italy

Program Co-Chairs

Lucia Braga
Brazil
Beth Wicks
UK


IPBIS Chair

Carol Hawley
UK

David B. Arciniegas
USA

Vicki Anderson
Australia

Karen Barlow
Canada

Katie Byard
UK

Cathy Catroppa
Australia

Coriene E. Catsman
Netherlands

Mathilde Chevignard
France

Hermina Damjan
Slovenia

Carol DeMatteo
Canada

Roberta DePompei
USA

Patrick B. Donohue
USA

Torun Gangaune Finnanger
Norway

Dawson Fong
Hong Kong

Christopher Giza
USA

Ann Glang
USA

Celia Godfrey
Australia

Eli Gunnarson
Sweden

Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa
USA

Eric Hermans
Netherlands

Gillian Hotz
USA

Nathan Hughes
UK

Catherine Aaro Jonsson
Sweden

Arend de Kloet
Netherlands

Peter de Koning
Netherlands

Bryan Kolb
Canada

Ingela Kristiannsen
Sweden

John Kuluz
USA

 

Mark Linden
Ireland

Alison Madden
Canada

Audrey McKinlay
Australia

Jennie Ponsford
Australia

George Prigatano
USA

Peter Rumney
Canada

Ronald Savage
USA

Shari Wade
USA

David Walker
UK

Anthony Ward
UK

Huw Williams
UK

Keith Yeates
Canada

Nathan Zasler
USA


ITALIAN PLANNING COMMITTEE

Giorgio Albertini
Paolo Boldrini
Gessica Della Bella
Antonio De Tanti
Sandra Strazzer
Susanna Staccioli
Federico Vigevano
Chiara Veredice

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Children's Hospital Bambino Gesù, Rome – Italy
Mariella Enoc - President
Bruno Dallapiccola - Scientific Director
Massimiliano Raponi - Director of Healthcare Department

 

SECRETARIAT

MCC Association Mgt.
5909 Ashby Manor Place
Alexandria, VA 22310
USA
Tel: (+703) 960-6500
Fax: (+703) 960-6603 
www.internationalbrain.org
Click here to email us

Chas Haynes
Margaret Roberts
Principals

To submit an abstract, click here.