The First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury
We are delighted that the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS), in collaboration with the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), will be hosting the first ever international conference for all those involved with treating and caring for children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI).
We are grateful to IBIA for allowing us the opportunity previously to be responsible for an increasing number of presentations and workshops relating to paediatrics during their biennial World Congresses and have seen the popularity of these grow with the number of delegates increasing.
Over the past several years, IPBIS has also been invited to present seminars as part of conferences in Italy, Turkey, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Austria, UK and Iran. This reflects the numbers around the world who work and live with these young people, the welcome awareness that their needs differ from those injured as adults and an understanding of ABI as a lifelong condition. This has encouraged us to plan an event to focus solely on young people and IBIA is fully supportive of this.
Unlike some other meetings, in addition to exploring the causes of ABI and the numbers involved, our focus will be to explore practical ways to support young people with ABI on an ongoing basis and there will be exciting information regarding innovative programmes from around the world. We will also include all forms of acquired brain injury as well as that caused traumatically.
IPBIS has also been in contact with the United Nations regarding the development of educational materials and guidelines for working with children and families with acquired brain injuries. This will be another goal of our meeting.
We are excited that this meeting will be held in the wonderful British city of Liverpool. This is a vibrant city which is well known around the world for its links to iconic bands, such as the Beatles and others from the Merseybeat era, and the conference venue is situated right on the waterfront of the famous River Mersey. We are sure that you will enjoy joining us for our great Beatles themed social event. You will also be able to explore the other delights that the city has to offer. Liverpool was appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage site from 2004 and was the European City of Culture in 2007. As a result of the legacy from these initiatives and other programmes, there has been extensive rebuilding and refurbishment over recent years. Liverpool boasts the largest number of museums and galleries in the UK, outside of London.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to this groundbreaking and exciting event in a memorable location.
Carol Hawley, PhD
Ronald Savage, EdD
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) and the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) are pleased to announce that they will jointly hold the First International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury on 16-18 September, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool, England.
This will be the first global event that brings together all those involved in the identification, treatment and prevention of brain injury of children, adolescents, and young adults. The theme of the conference is Supporting Young People and Their Families to Maximise Good Outcomes and Quality of Life.
The scientific aim of the conference will be to explore current and innovative treatments, rehabilitation programmes, support mechanisms, and ways to improve the lives and potential of these young people and their families. The conference programme will be inclusive of all issues relating to every aspect of brain injury, both traumatic (i.e., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (i.e., infectious diseases, tumours, stroke, neurotoxic poisonings).
The Scientific Planning Committee is developing a broad educational programme that will address a wide range of topics, including:
The epidemiology of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents from a world health care perspective.
Evidenced-based research regarding the nature and efficacy of medical, clinical and educational treatment of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents.
The varied causes of ABI in childhood, including medical conditions and non-accidental traumatic injuries.
Development of advocacy protocols to support families affected by paediatric ABI, towards affecting change at National and International levels.
Models of innovative systems, services and supports for children/adolescents with ABI and their families.
How to better recognise, manage and treat mTBI/Concussions in children/adolescents.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The organisers encourage the submission of original paediatric brain injury research for presentation at the conference. Abstracts will be scored by the Scientific Programme Committee and accepted work will be presented in either short oral presentions or as a poster. Abstract deadline is 9 March, 2015.
Submission categories are:
Clinical outcome measurements
Functional outcome measurements
Legal: litigation issues
Legal: criminal justice
Mild brain injury
Non-traumatic brain injury
Rehabilitation: social and behavioural
To submit an abstract.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference seeks to bring together with all thosean interest in the development of innovative treatments for acquired brain injuries in children, adolescents and young adults, supported by evidenced-based research. It is anticipated that attendees will be comprised of:
Allied health professionals
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.
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