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Call for Abstracts Due Date This Monday, 16 April 2018

Posted by | Administration Officer | Date: 13 Apr 2018 | 14:38pm

Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury

Promoting well-being in children and young people with ABI and their families

Belfast, Northern Ireland 26 - 28 September, 2018

Oral and Poster Abstracts Due 16 April 2018


The upcoming Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury will be held from 26 - 28 September, 2018, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

This conference will be a global event that brings together all those involved in the identification, treatment, and prevention of brain injury of children, adolescents, and young adults.

IPBIS welcomes abstracts on the following topics:

• Cognitive, social and behavioural rehabilitation
• Developmental issues through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood
• Education issues
• Epidemiology
• Family supports/interventions
• Life-long and chronic issues
• Litigation and criminal issues
• Long term medical concerns and issue
• Mild brain injury and sports concussion
• Non-accidental and non-traumatic brain injury
• Outcome measurements
• Prevention
• Technology in rehabilitation
• Transition issues

To submit an oral or poster abstract, click here

Conference Overview
The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is pleased to announce that the Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury will be held in Belfast, UK, from 26 - 28 September, 2018.

This international event builds on the success of IPBIS’s prior conferences held in Liverpool (2015) and Rome (2017). 

Registration for the conference will open in due course.  Based on previous IPBIS events, it is expected that the conference will be completely sold out, and priority will be given to oral and poster presenters.

Educational Theme
The theme of the conference is Promoting well-being in children and young people with acquired brain injury and their 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.

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. This award is being generously supported by the Gluckstein Law Firm of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

Applications are due by the close of business on 14 July, 2018.

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

To view the conference webpage, click here

To view members of the planning committee, click here

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