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Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference

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

24-25 October 2017 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the 5th Annual National Acquired Brain Injury Conference which will be held on the 24th & 25th of October 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne. The event will address key strategies for managing the changing needs of people with an ABI, including innovative models of care and support across Australia.

This event provides an opportunity to share the latest news and developments for acquired brain injury 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 a wide 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.



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Nick Rushworth

Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia

Colin Brokenshire


Dr Kate Gould

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Thinkfully

Sue Sloan

Director & Principal Neuropsychologist & Occupational Therapist, Osborn Sloan & Associates

Jan Mackey

Director & Principal Speech Pathologist, Applied Communication Skills

Libby Callaway

Occupational Therapist, School of Primary and Allied Heathcare, Monash University

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon

Jessica Rosla

Associate, Slater & Gordon

Amelia Hicks

Research Fellow, Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre

John Eyre

CEO, arbias

Michael Takagi

Neuropsychologist, arbias

Dr Fiona Clay

Research Project Manager, University of Melbourne

Dr Belinda Shepherd

Occupational Therapist, Cognoscere Therapy Pty Ltd

Judith Courts

Registered Nurse , Judith Courts Consulting

Narelle Higson

Occupational Therapist, Outside the Square OT Solutions

Sandra Lever

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Rehabilitation, Ryde Hospital & Sydney Sexuality Group

Dr Rene Stolwyk

Lecturer and Clinical Neuropsychologist, Monash University

Shelley Pannier

Client Services Manager, Guide Dogs Victoria

Aaron Horsington

Team Leader - Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Guide Dogs Victoria

Ross de Vent

Independent Guide Dog Traveller

Professor John Olver

Manager of the Epworth Rehabilitation Acquired Brain Injury Programme, Epworth Healthcare

Brooke Kooymans

Director/Social Worker, Rehability Australia

Anahita (Ana) Brown

Occupational Therapist - Community Brain Disorders Assessment and Treatment Service (CBDATS), Austin Health

Areti Kennedy

Service Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service

Chris Oriel

Coordinator, HOPEs

Thomas Jia

Manager - Community Living-CAIRNS Based, Synapse

Adam Schickerling

National Disability Reform Manager, Synapse

Philippa McRae

Project Manager, The Agency for Clinical Innovation (NSW Health)

Professor Jacinta Douglas

Research Chair (Living Well with Brain Injury), Summer Foundation

Jason Lardelli

Senior Manager, Return to Work, Transport Accident Commission

when & where

24 - 25 Oct 2017

Rendezvous Grand Hotel
328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
03 9250 1888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Lisa Hedlund
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4058

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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