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.

Mission and Vision Statement

IPBIS collaborates to disseminate knowledge by developing and sharing best practices, mentoring colleagues, advancing research and promoting prevention for the benefit of children, adolescents and young adults with ABI and their families.

Webinar Series

IPBIS organizes a variety of timely webinars on a range of topics relating to brain injury in children. These webinars will provide participants with a brief overview of the content of a pre-conference and symposium sessions that will form part of the program for the next IPBIS conference in New York City in October 2021. To learn more about the upcoming IPBIS webinars, click here..

Biennial Conference

Held every two years, the IPBIS conference provides a forum for the discussion of innovative treatments, rehabilitation programs, support mechanisms and ways to improve the lives and potential of young people affected by brain injury. The educational program is inclusive of all issues relating to pediatric brain injury, both traumatic (e.g., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (e.g., infectious diseases, tumors, stroke, neurotoxic poisonings). Due to the ongoing pandemic, IPBIS has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the New York conference originally scheduled for October, 2021, and plans are underway for the rescheduled the in-person conference in New York, NY, September 21-24, 2022. More details on the New York conference and information on additional IPBIS in-person events will be posted on this website as they become available.

IPBIS remains committed to delivering outstanding education, and to that end is organizing a dedicated pediatric component to the 2021 Virtual World Congress on Brain Injury scheduled for July 28-30, 2021. IPBIS encourages the submission of original paediatric brain injury research and/or effective approaches in clinical practice for presentation at the Congress. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the journal, Brain Injury. The deadline to submit an abstract will be announced soon.. To submit an abstract, click here.


To learn about IPBIS subcommittees, click here.

International Paediatric Brain Injury Society Ambassadors

For information pertaining to the IPBIS Ambassadors, please click here for more details.

IPBIS Toolbox

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Upcoming Conference in New York - This September 2022

The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) has teamed up with the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) to hold the Joint Conference in Brain Injury at the Wyndham New Yorker in New York City, New York September 21 - 24, 2022.

To learn more about the conference, click here.


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