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

Abstract Portal is now open!  
Abstracts are due: 10 April, 2017.  
For more information, click here!
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview
About the Conference
Who Should Attend
Call for Abstracts
Education Objectives
Registration
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 accepted for the Second International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury.  The deadline for submitting an abstract is 10 April, 2017.  

The abstracts will be scored by the Scientific Programme Committee and accepted work will be presented as either short oral presentations or as a poster. 

IPBIS welcomes 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

To submit an abstract for the conference in Rome, click here.  

 

PROPOSALS FOR SYMPOSIA AND PRE-CONFERENCES

New to this conference, groups and individuals can submit proposals for Symposia and Pre-conference sessions.  

To download the pre-conference proposal form click here.  

To download the symposia proposal form click here.  

Once form is complete, please send to Margaret Roberts at mjroberts@internationalbrain.org or Megan Bell Johnston at mbell@internationalbrain.org.  Proposals for Pre-Conferences and Symposia are due February 3, 2017.  

 

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:

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

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 dowload 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 rate, please use the Member rate in your group whether Members or Non-members. 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, July 21, 2017. Requests received after July 21st, but prior to Monday, August 21st, will be considered for a partial (50%) refund on a case-by-case basis. Absolutely no refunds will be granted on or after August 21st. All wire transfer fees will be deducted from refunds granted.

Visa Letter:  To obtain a visa letter, please click here, and fill out the form to request a visa letter.  

 

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.

 

IPBIS GALA EVENT

The social highlight of the Conference at the stunning Palazzo Colonna, a magnificent palace in the heart of Rome. More details on this unique evening will posted as the conference nears.

 

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

C. E. Catsman
Netherlands

Mathilde Chevingard
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

A.J. 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

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
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Chas Haynes
Margaret Roberts
Principals

To submit an abstract click here.