International Paediatric Brain Injury Society & North American Brain Injury Society

2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Main Conference: Thursday, September 22 – Saturday 24, 2022
Location: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
New York City, New York

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Conference Overview

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury organized by the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society and the North American Brain Injury Society!

This multidisciplinary event will offer a broad and varied program spanning cutting-edge research to practical and applied techniques for improving outcomes for persons with brain injury.

Abstracts accepted for the Joint Conference on Brain Injury will be published and indexed in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurosurgeons, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, educators, nurses, case managers, advocates, legal professionals and all others committed to improving the outcome of adults and children with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury are encouraged to participate.

Educational Content

The Conference will span an intensive three-day period and will feature internationally-renowned plenary speakers, platform lectures, workshops and panels. In addition, brain injury professionals from around the world will have the opportunity to share their research and clinical findings through the peer-reviewed abstract submission process. Don’t miss this opportunity to join decision-makers and key opinion leaders who are shaping the future of brain injury research, treatment, and rehabilitation!

Pre-Conference Joint Conference Program Education Credits Keynote Sessions

Who Should Attend

Conference attendees are comprised of rehabilitation physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, educators, nurses, case managers, advocates, legal professionals and all others committed to improving the outcome of adults and children with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury.


The leadership of IPBIS and NABIS have assembled an outstanding group of speakers and panelists who will participate in this unique educational event. Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often! To see the current faculty list, click here.

Conference Hotel

The 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury will be held at the beautiful and iconic Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.

Built in 1929, during the height of the Jazz Age, The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel has dazzled visitors with its Art Deco décor, exceptional service, and superb location in Midtown West for generations. The New Yorker was at the forefront of the city’s building boom in the 1920s. At the time of its opening, it was the largest hotel in New York City, with 2,500 rooms, as well as ballrooms and private dining “salons” – not to mention the nation’s largest private power plant, installed in the hotel’s sub basements. The Big Band era of the early 1930s ushered in the first heyday of the New Yorker, as guests affected by the Great Depression visited the hotel to forget their troubles, if only for a short while. A citywide economic reawakening in 1994 led to new management and a complete refurbishment of the iconic New Yorker. Nearly 200 rooms were officially reopened later that year, and by 2000, over 1,000 elegantly renovated rooms were brought online. In addition, the hotel remodeled the famous Tick Tock Diner, making it a 24-hour eatery and confirming its place as a New York institution.

Please do not delay in making your hotel reservation as our room block is filling up quickly. Should you get a message that says there are no rooms available, please try revising your criteria. Double rooms are almost sold out, so you may need to book a single queen-bed room. Trying to book outside our block dates (9/20/2022 through checkout on 9/24/2022) may also show no rooms available. Again, please revise your criteria within the dates and book, then call the hotel directly for any additional nights outside the block. It is important to note that the United Nations General Assembly will also be meeting during the same timeframe and hotel rooms in midtown Manhattan will be very expensive.

Official Room Rate

Room rates and a direct link to our negotiated rates are below. Please note that the resort fee of $40.16 per night has been waived for our conference.

Classic View Queen Room


Classic View Double/Double


In order to get the negotiated hotel rate, please use this link: Conference on Pediatric Brain Injury Sleeping Rooms. We have been made aware of scams with regard to hotel rooms and conference attendees. At no time will our staff call you regarding your room reservations. Please do not engage and be sure to let us know if someone reaches out at

Room Cancellations and No Show Policy:

Any individual guestroom cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax against the method of guarantee. No-shows will also be charged one night’s room and tax. Departures prior to the scheduled departure date will be subject to an early departure fee of $75.00.

Sunset Gala: Liberty Cruise

The Gala Cruise will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:00pm - 9:30pm eastern. The boat, Aqua Azul, will be docked at the Chelsea Piers and will depart promptly at 6:30pm eastern.

For more information the gala cruise, click here.

International Institute for the Brain (iBrain) Tour

For information on the iBrain Tour, click here.

Registration Rates

Registration is now open.


Visa Request

If you require a visa letter for travel, please register for the meeting first. Once registration and payment is completed, email Colleen LoGrande at for a letter to use at your embassy. Should your travel be denied, your registration will be refunded in full.

Unmasking Brain Injury Project Installation

Unmasking Brain Injury is a project of Hinds' Feet Farm intended to spread awareness of brain injury. Survivors are encouraged to design masks that tell the story of their journey with their accident. At the upcoming Joint Conference on Brain Injury, there will be a special Unmasking Brain Injury installment which will feature masks from children and adolescents who are brain injury survivors.

Click here for more information on the Unmasking Brain Injury Project installment.


The organizers of the conference welcome the submission of original research and clinical findings on a broad range of brain injury topics. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and accepted abstracts will be presented as either an oral abstract presentation or poster presentation.

Abstract deadline was Monday, April 11, 2022, at 11:59 Pacific. Abstract site is now closed.

Abstract Submission Categories:

  • Acute care treatment of brain injury
  • Brain injury assessments
  • Brain injury treatments
  • Cognitive and Communication Issues
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Developmental Issues through Childhood, Adolescence and Young Childhood
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Complementary and alternative treatments
  • Dual Diagnosis Issues (i.e.: mental health and ABI diagnosis and treatment)
  • Educational Issues and Rehabilitation
  • Family Supports and Interventions
  • Gender and Age Issues in Outcomes
  • Life-Long and Chronic Issues
  • Litigation Issues Relating to ABI Personal Injury Claims
  • Long Term Medical Concerns and Interventions
  • Medical complications of brain injury
  • Mild Brain Injury and Sports Concussion
  • Non-Accidental Injury Issues
  • Prevention
  • Psychiatric issues after brain injury
  • Social and Behavioral Rehabilitation
  • Technology in Rehabilitation
  • Transitions

For more information on the abstract process and submit an abstract, click here.

Voogt Award

To learn more about the Voogt Award, its award process, and the application, please click here.

Exhibits & Sponsorships

The 2022 Joint Conference on Brain Injury presents a unique opportunity to promote your organization and create goodwill with this highly specialized group of professionals. NABIS and IPBIS are pleased to offer a variety of support and exhibit opportunities with a range of price points to fit most budgets.

To download the full prospectus of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For questions, please contact Megan Bell-Johnston at

Conference Chair & Co-Chairs


Ronald Savage - USA


Roberta DePompei - USA
Brian Greenwald - USA
Beth Wicks - UK

For more information on the Conference Chair and Co-Chairs, click here.

For more information on the confirmed Planning Committee, click here.

About the Organizers

International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS)

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is dedicated to linking professionals across countries and cultures to advance research and disseminate knowledge on brain injury in children, adolescents and young adults. Acquired brain injury (ABI) in children is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. The effect of ABI can have a profound, life-long impact on the individual’s development, functioning and quality of life. Family life may also significantly change. IPBIS is dedicated to linking professionals across countries and cultures to advance research and disseminate knowledge. For more information on IPBIS, click here.

North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS)

The North American Brain Injury Society is a North American organization whose principal mission is moving brain injury science into practice. Whether it is in the area of clinical care, research, policy or litigation, the organization stands behind the premise that advances in science and practices based on application of the scientific evidence will ultimately provide the best outcomes for those with brain injuries and the community as a whole. NABIS was created specifically to address the needs of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury - providing education programs, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange. NABIS welcomes the opportunity to work with other brain injury groups to address the key issues for professionals in North America. For more information on NABIS, click here.