Brain Injury Australia Chairs 4th Acquired Brain Injury National Conference

Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth, chaired the 4th Acquired Brain Injury National Conference held in Melbourne on the 24th and 25th October. … Read More

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Call for Papers – 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference, 2017

Brain Injury Australia, again in partnership with Informa Australia, is pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference, to be held on the 24th and 25th of October 2017, at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. Brain Injury Australia is the chief non-financial sponsor of the Conference and its Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth, will chair the conference. The Conference now welcomes submissions of papers that will address key strategies for managing the changing needs of people with a brain injury, including innovative models of care and support.

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Call for Papers – 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference

Brain Injury Australia, again in partnership with Informa Australia, is pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference, to be held on the 24th and 25th of October 2017, at the Rendezvous Hotel in Melbourne. Brain Injury Australia is the chief non-financial sponsor of the Conference and its Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth, will chair the conference. The Conference now welcomes submissions of papers that will address key strategies for managing the changing needs of people with a brain injury, including innovative models of care and support.

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Educating Educators about Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) (Canada)

This resource has practical information on brain injury for teachers, and strategies for teaching children with brain injury in the classroom.

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4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference, 2016

The 4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference will be held at Royal Rehab in Ryde, Sydney on the 8th and 9th November, 2016. The conference will feature an “International Keynote Presentation” on traumatic brain injury as a chronic condition, delivered by Professor Barry Willer from the University at Buffalo in New York State.

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Opening Address of the 4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference (2016) to Focus on Brain Injury and Mental Health

This year’s Opening Address brings to light the effects of brain injury on mental health. Around 9 in every 10 people who experience a concussion make a complete recovery within a fortnight. But, given how common concussion is, that still leaves a potentially very large number of people living with its consequences.

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People with Acquired Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System (2016)

As part of Monash University’s 2016 Criminology Seminar Series, Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer Nick Rushworth presented on brain injury and the criminal justice system.

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Acquired Brain Injury Services NSW Inc (New South Wales)

“Based in New South Wales (NSW), Acquired Brain Injury Services is a not for profit specialist service for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). We have been providing support to people with ABI since 1986. Our aim is to support people with an acquired brain injury to live the life they choose.”

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Acquired Brain Injury, Alcohol and Other Drugs

“It has been found upon appropriate clinical assessments, that many people presenting with alcohol and other drug problems, have, in fact, experienced a traumatic brain injury years earlier.”

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Acquired Brain Injury and Mental Illness Services

“A major disadvantage for people with acquired brain injury is that there is no legislated form of assistance as there is for people with mental illness. Unless people with acquired brain injury have the ongoing support of a good network of family and friends, they find it difficult to obtain any form of assistance.”

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