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Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference  

Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference

Improving choice, quality and service delivery for the changing needs of people living with an ABI

8 - 9 November 2016 | Royal Rehab, Ryde

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Special price discount for group bookings

Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost.
To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email

Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.


As a result of Brain Injury Australia's successful application to the Australian Government's National Disability Conference Initiative, it has received $11,000 in funding to assist people with an acquired brain injury to attend the 4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference, to held at Royal Rehab in Ryde, Sydney on the 8th and 9th November, 2016. The funding is intended to "assist people with disability...with the costs of attending conferences - e.g. conference fees, accommodation, travel". A concession registration rate for the Conference is available for people with a brain injury, their family and carers of $110.00 (GST incl.) For more information, or to apply for the funding, please contact Brain Injury Australia's Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth via email - - or call him on 1800 BRAIN1 (1800 272 461).

This year’s 4th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference program will address key strategies for managing the changing needs of people with an ABI, including innovative models of care and support across Australia.

The event provides an opportunity to share the latest news and developments for ABI, in areas such as research, advocacy, rehabilitation, treatment, best practice, case studies and policy from across the country, and much more.

Attendees will benefit from hearing from 24 speakers; a range of perspectives including leading academics, consumers, carers and family members, peak bodies, senior clinicians and allied health professionals from both the public and private sector. They will offer best practice strategies and innovative ‘take home learnings’ to help improve quality and service delivery.

International Keynote Presentation: TBI as a Chronic Condition - Short & Long Term Consequences
Barry Willer, Ph.D. Professor, University at Buffalo, USA

Opening Address
Robyn Cetinich, Parent

Site tours of the Royal Rehab:

During both days of the conference, attendees will have the option to enjoy a guided lunch time tour of Royal Rehab. With an emphasis on the Brain Injury Unit, these tours will highlight the Royal Rehab's world-class facilities and research capacities.


– Paediatric ABI - Service provision recommendations for return to school

– Embrace technology to enhance recovery, engage & motivate clients

– Challenges of receiving & providing a care program at home

– Specific goal driven neurological rehabilitation

– Collaboration & cooperation between services

– Concussion - Evaluation, management & education

– Alcohol & drug related brain injury

– TBI & family violence

– Aphasia awareness – Consumer driven initiative

– Person centred partnership to enable full engagement in life

– Health disability interface implication for NDIS

– Lived experience based peer support programs in an NDIS world

– Workforce issues & training for disability support workers

– Resilience, participation & belonging post ABI

– Vocational opportunities & increase coping skills & self-confidence

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