Brain Injury Conference, Adelaide, SA, Tues 24th to Thur 26th Sept, 2024

About Brain Injury

The disability called brain injury - sometimes called acquired brain injury, or "ABI" - refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. That damage can be caused by an accident or trauma, by a stroke, by a brain infection, by alcohol or other drug abuse or by diseases of the brain like Parkinson's disease.

Brain injury is common. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury, with daily "activity limitations" and "participation restrictions". Three in every four of these people are aged 65 or under. As many as two out of every three acquired their brain injury before the age of 25. Three-quarters of people with a brain injury are men.

Learn more about brain injury:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

About Brain Injury Australia

Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.

Learn More About Brain Injury Australia
ABI Staff Training

Staff Training Resources:
Self-Study Modules Working with people with ABI and
people with TBI
TBI Staff Training

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The theme for RMSANZ NZRA 2025 is 
Building Lives
Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand 8th Annual Scientific Meeting in conjunction with New Zealand Rehabilitation Association
Christchurch NZ  20 - 23 July 2025