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8th National Brain Injury Conference

Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 July 2021

The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW

Due to the new coronavirus, Brain Injury Australia's (BIA's) 8th National Brain Injury Conference was postponed. It will now be held from 20 to 22 July 2021 in The Holme Building of the University of Sydney – sponsored by the University, and in partnership with its Brain and Mind Centre.

Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the nation’s peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. Alongside providing policy advice to Commonwealth, state and territory governments, and representing consumers on a range of advisory groups, Brain Injury Australia also drives multi-year public education campaigns on: the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) – falls – due to the ageing of our population; people with a brain injury in the criminal justice system (as many as 80 per cent of adult prisoners report 1 or more brain injuries); the leading cause of death and disability in children who have been abused – inflicted TBI (sometimes referred to as “shaken baby syndrome”); TBI in the military (1 in every 10 Australian Defence Force personnel who served in the Middle East reported a post-deployment TBI); women, domestic and family violence and TBI; and concussion in sport.

Brain Injury Australia’s annual conference has become one of the premier learning and development events on the disability calendar – driving improvements in services and supports for people living with a brain injury, their families and carers.

For the first time, the 8th National Brain Injury Conference will include concurrent sessions. Also for the first time, the conference will include three Pre-Conference Workshops – to be held on Tuesday 20 July – on: Positive Behaviour Support following brain injury (to be delivered by Dr Tim Feeney, Chief Knowledge Officer at Belvedere Health Services in New York State); domestic and family violence and brain injury (by Dr Julianna Nemeth, Assistant Professor of Public Health at The Ohio State University and the Director of Research at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury); and concussion/“mild” traumatic brain injury (by Professor Gary Browne, Director of the Kids Concussion Service at the Children’s Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine in Westmead, Sydney).

As with all previous conferences, Brain Injury Australia’s 8th National Brain Injury Conference will put the voice of people with lived experience of brain injury at the centre of the conference program, including the annual “Consumer Opening Address”.

See the conference program

For any enquiries regarding presentation submissions or the conference program, please email: admin@braininjuryaustralia.org.au


Early bird registration is open until Sunday 6 June 2021.

Spaces are strictly limited for both the conference and the workshops. Please register early to secure your place.

Find out more and register at braininjuryconference.com.au

For all general enquiries about the Conference, please contact: info@interpoint.com.au