Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury


 
The IBIA International Planning Committee and Local Planning Committee would like to invite you to attend the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held in March 21-25, 2012, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a picturesque historic city, dominated by its famous castle with many fine hotels, restaurants, museums and traditional pubs!   IBIA received over 950 abstracts for the Congress and has assembled a faculty of internationally recognized speakers.  Make your plans now to attend this important biennial event!  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE REGISTRATION OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED IN PREPARATION FOR THE UPCOMING IBIA WORLD CONGRESS IN EDINBURGH.  THE ON-SITE REGISTRATION AREA FOR ALL IBIA WORLD CONGRESS EVENTS WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 IN STRATHBLANE HALL AT THE E.I.C.C.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN EDINBURGH. 

To view the program, click here.

To view the list of invited speakers, click here.

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Welcome Letter
International Planning Committee
Local Planning Committee
Continuing Medical Education
Abstracts
Congress Overview
Pre-Congress Workshops
Post-Congress Excursion

Awards
Social Media
Congress Location and Hotel

Social Program
Endorsing Organizations
Delegate Registration
Exhibit and Support Prospectus
Secretariat

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WELCOME!  

The IBIA International Planning Committee and Local Planning Committee would like to invite you to attend the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury, to be held in March 21-25, 2012, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a picturesque historic city, dominated by its famous castle with many fine hotels, restaurants, museums and traditional pubs! To read a Welcome Letter from Congress president Tom McMillian, PhD (UK) and IBIA chair Nathan Zasler, MD (USA), click here.

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts accepted for the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury will be published in a supplemental issue of IBIA's official journal Brain Injury. Submissions must be data-driven or assessment/treatment model descriptions. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Congress’s International Scientific Committee, which will determine the most appropriate presentation format (oral presentation or poster) for each abstract accepted.There will be a first and second place certificate for the Best Poster which also will come with a cash award.  Abstract submission is now closed. For more information, click here.

Information for Poster Presenters:  
The size of the presentation boards where the posters will be fastened are 950 mm (Width) x 2340 mm (Height). As a result, posters will need to be no larger than 2340 mm in height and 950 mm in width. Any poster board that will not allow a push pin for mounting will be difficult to display.

There will be three poster presentation days at the Congress (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Poster presenters will be contacted in January as to their presentation day and which presentation board they will need to display their poster.

For reference, the following table shows the presentation board dimensions in millimeters, meters, inches, and feet:

  in millimeters (mm) in meters (m) in inches (in) in feet (ft)
Width 950 0.95 37.39 3.11
Height 2340 2.34 92.13 7.68

CONGRESS OVERVIEW

The 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.

The Ninth World Congress program will feature internationally recognized invited speakers, platform lectures, workshops, short oral presentations and poster sessions.

The aim of the Ninth 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.

International priorities in the field of brain injury research will be discussed. 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.

To view the preliminary program, click  here.

To view the list of invited speakers, click here.

PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

There will be five unique pre-Congress Workshops held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  Each workshop will be four hours in length.  Click on the links below to view the tentative session outline and invited speakers for each workshop.

POST-CONGRESS EXCURSION TO GLASGOW

Don’t miss the opportunity to join IBIA for a unique post-Congress excursion to Glasgow, the city famous as the location for many groundbreaking advances in brain injury research and treatment! The highlight of the trip will be a luncheon and  minisymposium by Sir Graham Teasdale, Dr. Tom McMillan, Dr. David Mendelow, Dr. Andrew Maas, and other prominent speakers at the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. We will then travel to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in the afternoon. Coaches will leave at 9:45am and will return to Edinburgh at 5:00pm. Be sure add this unique event to your registration when you check out!

AWARDS

The International Brain Injury Association is pleased to offer a variety of awards in conjunction with the World Congress. IBIA's highest award, the Jennett and Plum Award for Clinical Achievement, will be presented at the Congress. The Henry Stonnington Award will be given for the best review article in the journal Brain Injury, and the 2012 Safe Car of the Year Award will also be presented.

Again this year, IBIA will also present a Young Investigator Award to a research clinician below age 40 who has made a significant early contribution to the field in brain injury scientific research or care.

There will also be a first and second place certificate for the Best Poster which will come with a cash award.

Criteria and the nominations process for IBIA Awards can be found here

Note: the deadline for nominations is January 23, 2012.

 SOCIAL MEDIA

Your experience at the World Congress will be enhanced through the use of a mobile application called Twoppy, which is now available for download.

This application can be used with your smartphone and lists the program session dates and times, tells you who is speaking and when, plots a local map of the venue and the area, provides information about the event, and allows you to tweet your comments to all users without having to go to Twitter or even have a Twitter account. You can use Twoppy to build a personal itinerary so you don’t miss any of the essential sessions or workshops that you want to attend. Twoppy also can be accessed from a laptop or netbook. Remember to download the Twoppy application (information will be sent to all delegates) either before or at the Congress, and make a note of our Twitter hashtag: #WorldCongress2012.

 

CONGRESS LOCATION AND HOTEL

The Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury will be held in Edinburgh International Conference Centre, a state of the art meeting facility. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a picturesque historic city, dominated by its famous castle with many fine hotels, restaurants, museums and traditional pubs! There is easy access to Glasgow, the Highlands and to tourist and sporting opportunities. For information on activities occuring in Edinburgh and nearby during the conference, click here.

Edinburgh Convention Bureau has negotiated rates for the 2012 Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury 21 – 25 March 2012 and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to delegates attending this meeting.  To view and book the various accommodation options, please click here. Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation shall be sent to your e-mail address. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

To contact Edinburgh Convention Bureau, either e-mail: bookings@conventionedinburgh.com or telephone on +44 (0) 131 473 3874. 

Taxis are available for hire at the airport.  For information on the Edinburgh Airport Bus, which will transport you from the airport to Edinburgh city centre, click here.  

SOCIAL PROGRAM

IBIA has organized a number of optional sight-seeing and social events that celebrate the culture, diversity and historical landmarks of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Our expertly guided tours will ensure that IBIA delegates will return home with a full appreciation for the city and its world famous sites and monuments.  In addition, we have arranged several early morning jogging tours of the city.  You may book these events and tours at ibia.in2scotland.com. 

** Please note:  As of February 9, 2012, the tour site is fully operational and ready for your bookings.  We apologize for any trouble you may have had in accessing the site. Our tour service will be giving away several complimentary tours to compensate for the site problems. 

As an added bonus, delegates may sign-up for a post-Congress excursion to Glasgow (see above), to visit some of the key sites important to the development of modern brain injury rehabilitaiton.  This event may be booked directly through IBIA when you register for the Congress,.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS

The 'International Brain Injury Association' (or) '9th World Congress on Brain Injury' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The '9th World Congress on Brain Injury' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 22 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

General description and Educational Objectives for the World Congress:

The Congress will be relevant to professionals who work with people with acquired brain injury. It will provide a forum for education, formal and informal discussion and debate. As usual, the scientific program will include talks from internationally renowned experts in the field of brain injury, scientific poster and paper presentations, candlelight sessions with experts, as well as, pre- and post-conference symposia.

Educational objectives:

  • Evaluate the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation for individuals with TBI.
  • Provide didactic opportunities for clinicians interested in advancing their knowledge in brain injury science, medicine and care.
  • Predict life long, post-acute rehabilitation needs of individuals with TBI, especially military members with blast injuries.
  • Recognize the challenges of assessment and treatment of children with traumatic brain injury.
  • Summarize current advances in acute neurosalvage of persons with TBI.
  • Critique the current methods of differential diagnosis of MTBI from PTSD.
  • Explore the neuropsychiatric complications associated with traumatic brain injury.
  • Recommend new techniques and technologies to evaluate awareness in persons with disorders of consciousness following acquired brain injury.
  • Summarize the current consensus on response bias and effort testing in persons with TBI.

Royal College of Surgeons CPD Approval
The application for CPD approval for the 'Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury' (code: 71964) has been approved for 21 credits. The activity is now live on the Royal College of Surgeons database.

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

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 Brain Coalition
Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
Association Scientific Study of Consciousness
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Association of Canada
Brain Injury Social Work Group (UK)
Brain Trauma Foundation
British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers
British Neuroscience Association
British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology
British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Encephalitis Society
European Brain Injury Society
European Neurological Society
Euroacademia Multidisciplianria Neurotraumatologica
Headway (UK)
International Neuropsychiatry Association
International Neurotrauma Society
International Pediatric Brain Injury Society
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Latin American Brain Injury Consortium
National Managed Clinical Network for Acquired Brain Injury Scotland
Neurological Alliance of Scotland
North American Brain Injury Society
Scottish Head Injury Forum
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
Society for Research in Rehabilitation
The Stroke Association (UK)
United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum
United Kingdom Rehabilitation Council
World Federation for Neurorehabilitation

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

IBIA MEMBERS
USD
GBP
EUR
IBIA members and members of endorsing organizations
$590
384
437
Late registration (after March 1, 2012)
$640
417
474

 

NON MEMBERS
USD
GBP
EUR
Non members                                                                  
$710
462
525
Late registration (after March 1, 2012)
$750
488
555

 

TRAINEES
USD
GBP
EUR
Proof of status required prior to Congress                      
$250
163
185

 

OPTIONAL EVENTS
USD
GBP
EUR
Pre-Congress Workshops                                                
$175
114
130
Gala banquet at the National Museum
$130
85
99
Post-Congress Excursion to Glasgow
$180
117
133

On-line registration is now closed.  You may download a registration form and bring it with you to Scotland to register on-site at the EICC.  The registration desk will open at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 

Questions? Please email us at congress@internationalbrain.org.

EXHIBIT AND SUPPORT PROSPECTUS

The IBIA Ninth 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. This event marks the first time the Congress will be held in the United Kingdom, and we expect it to be one of our most important IBIA meetings ever. Download the full exhibit and support prospectus by clicking here.

SECRETARIAT

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Chas Haynes
Margaret Roberts
Principals