Brain Injury Australia Asked for Quote to Fund Australia’s First Prevalence Study Into Brain Injury and Family Violence

Brain Injury Australia has been asked by the Victorian Government to provide a quote to “fund research into the prevalence of acquired brain injury among family violence victims and perpetrators” – Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. (“Prevalence” is the number of people in a given area at a specific time with a particular characteristic – in the case of this research, the current proportion of Victorian victims and perpetrators of family violence with a brain injury.) Brain Injury Australia has put together a consortium comprising Monash University, Domestic Violence Victoria, No To Violence (incorporating the Men’s Referral Service) and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

2017 Ice Hockey Classic in Sydney This Saturday, Melbourne Next – Book Your Tickets!

In a partnership between concussion awareness and education platform Stopconcussions Foundation and Brain Injury Australia, Australia will once again host North America’s finest ice hockey players – including representatives from the National Hockey League (NHL), considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world – when the USA takes on Canada in the 2017 Ice Hockey Classic in Sydney this Saturday June 17 at Qudos Bank Arena and next Saturday June 24th at Hisense Arena in Melbourne. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.

Brain Injury Australia Meets With New South Wales Chief Health Officer to Call for Statewide Response to Post-Concussion Syndrome/“Mild” Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth and Director, Richard McKinnon met recently with Dr. Kerry Chant – NSW’s Chief Health Officer, Dr. Adeline Hodgkinson – Clinical Director of NSW’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate, and other senior members of NSW Ministry of Health staff to recommend an urgent, statewide, specialist health service response to post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and “mild” traumatic brain injury (mTBI) be implemented alongside linkages from primary care and General Practitioner education.

Rosanna Robertson Shares Remarkable Recovery From Being Shot in the Head by Boyfriend With Ray Martin on “Dark Secrets: Australia’s Hidden Shame”

In 2007, leaving a pub after an argument, Rosanna Robertson’s then boyfriend pulled a gun and shot her point blank in the back of the head. After a week in an induced coma, three months in hospital, and six months of rehabilitation in the Brain Injury Unit at Royal Rehab Rosanna’s made a remarkable recovery. She shares her story with Ray Martin, pictured above and below, on “Dark Secrets: Australia’s Hidden Shame” which aired May 28th on the PRIME7 network throughout regional Australia.

Rosanna Robertson’s Remarkable Recovery From Being Shot in the Head by her Boyfriend – Ray Martin’s “Dark Secrets” Airs This Sunday 28 May at 8.30pm

Rosanna Roberston and Ray Martin

In 2007, leaving a pub after an argument, Rosanna Robertson’s then boyfriend pulled a gun and shot her point blank in the back of the head. After a week in an induced coma, three months in hospital, and six months of rehabilitation in the Brain Injury Unit at Royal Rehab Rosanna’s made a remarkable recovery. She shares her story with Ray Martin, pictured, on “Dark Secrets: Australia’s Hidden Shame” which airs this Sunday 28th May at 8.30pm, on the PRIME7 network in regional Australia. “And it’s been media attention like this that’s helped make the Australian community aware that as many as two women are killed each week as the result of family violence,” says Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia.

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport – The 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, Berlin, October 2016

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“The 2017 Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) consensus statement is designed to build on the principles outlined in the previous statements 1–4 and to develop further conceptual understanding of sport-related concussion (SRC) using an expert consensus-based approach. This document is developed for physicians and healthcare providers who are involved in athlete care, whether at a recreational, elite or professional level.”

Mates4Mates to Host National Launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week

Mates4Mates, which provides “national and regional support services…to current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who are wounded, injured or ill”, will host the national launch of 2017’s Brain Injury Awareness Week in Brisbane on Monday 21st August.

New Research: Ladder Falls are the Most Common “Do-It-Yourself” Injury, and Nearly 1 in 10 Result in a Brain Injury

New research by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found falls from ladders were the most frequent “Do-It-Yourself” injury during 2013-2014, with nearly 1 in 10 resulting in an “intracranial injury such as a concussion”. Falls are now the leading cause of traumatic brain injury across the developed world, due to ageing populations, and 1 in 6 Australians hospitalised for a falls-related brain injury will die.