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Wednesday 21st July

9:15 Introduction, Housekeeping, Welcome to Country
9:30 Consumer Opening Address: The Professional as Patient – Che Philipps, Dr. Bruce Powell and William Devine
10:30 MORNING TEA
11:00 International Keynote Address – Dr. Harris Eyre [TITLE TBC]
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS    
Noon

CONCURRENT 1 – [TITLE TBC]

1. Blending Technology and Creativity to Adapt Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury – Natalie Jones

2. Implementation of Online Psychosocial Interventions for People with Neurological Conditions and their Caregivers: A Systematic Review of the Evidence – Melissa Miao

3. The Carers’ Way Ahead: a New Online Resource to Assist Families of People with Traumatic Brain Injury and ‘Challenging Behaviours’ – Professor Skye McDonald

CONCURRENT 2 – THE ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER EXPERIENCE

1. The Guddi Way Screen: Developing a culturally sensitive cognitive screen for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Dr. Michelle McIntyre and Jennifer Cullen

2. Responding to Acquired Brain Injury in remote Indigenous Communities: getting the foundations right? – Dr. Anthea Krieg

3. A Culturally-Responsive Supported Housing Model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with Brain Injury – Adam Schickerling and Janine Taylor

CONCURRENT 3 – CONCUSSION

Taking the Guesswork out of Concussion: Applying Brain Injury Biomarkers to Australian Footballers – Associate Professor Sandy Shultz, Dr. Stuart McDonald, Professor Meng Law, Dr. Meagan Clough, Dr. Brendan Major

1:00 LUNCH
2:00 KEYNOTE – Professor Stuart Grieve [TITLE TBC]
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS    
3:00

CONCURRENT 4 – POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME

1. Living with Post-Concussion Syndrome – a Rollercoaster 5-Year Ride. And Counting – Stephen Garden

2. The Ripple Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury – Charlotte Stocker

3. Living with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/ Post-Concussion Syndrome – Maria Moran

4. Life in the Post Concussion Lane – Talie Van Piper

CONCURRENT 5 – IT TAKES A VILLAGE

1. A Day in the Life of the Wife of a Husband with a Brain Injury – Melissa Bruce

2. Exploring the Lived Experience of Carers of People Living with Brain Injury – Dr. Lukas Hofstaetter and Melissa Docker

3. An Ordinary Life – Cheryl McDonnell

4. The Power of Peer Connection: How ‘Heads Together for ABI’ Supports and Connects Young people with acquired brain injuries and their families – Kate Heine

CONCURRENT 6 – Using the NeuroBITE Database to Find Evidence-Based Treatments for Brain Injury – Dr. Paul Gertler
4:00 AFTERNOON TEA
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS  
4:30 CONCURRENT 7 – Research and Innovation at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre and Acquired Brain Injury Communication Lab – Professor Leanne Togher, Dr. Melissa Brunner, Dr. Rachael Rietdijk, Petra Avramovic, Melissa Miao, Sophie Brassel CONCURRENT 8 – Mending Military Minds – Acquired Brain Injury – Dr. Stephanie Hodson and Jennifer Veitch, Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling
5:00 Close

Thursday 22nd July

9:15 Introduction, Housekeeping
9:30 KEYNOTE – – Tim Feeney [TITLE TBC]
10:30 MORNING TEA
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS    
11.00

CONCURRENT 10: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE

1. From the Accident to ‘By Accident’ – Eva Sifis

2. Wally’s Traumatic Brain Injury Journey – Daniel Wallekers

3. You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone – Claire Cooper

4. The Role of Athletics Training in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity – Alexandria Eves and Mark Reed

CONCURRENT 11: POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT

1. The Missing Link between Behavioural Improvements and Training-induced Structural Neuroplastic Changes in Patients with Brain Injury – Professor Karen Caeyenberghs

2. ‘I’ve Never Been Positive … I Am Now’. Positive Behaviour Support Intervention; Goal Attainment and Participant Perspectives – Dr. Kate Gould and Amelia Hicks

3. Use of Sensory Modulation Intervention in a Community Adult Acquired Brain Injury Population to Reduce Behaviours of Concern – Katie Hall

4. Meet Me In the Middle: Facilitating Positive Behaviour Support Success Between Practitioners and Workers – Damien Pegrem

CONCURRENT 12: DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE AND BRAIN INJURY

1. Repetitive Brain Injuries are Serious and Hidden Dangers for Women Too: Understanding the Invisible Dangers of Intimate Partner Violence – Associate Professor Eve Valera

2. Key Insights from a Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic and Family Violence Roundtable – Roxana Castro

3. The Role of Brain Injury in Family Violence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples – Professor Marcia Langton, Dr. Kristen Smith

4. Brain Injury and Domestic Violence, from Me – Lamar Quentin

12:30 LUNCH
1:30 KEYNOTE – DR. CHARLIE TEO AM; Minimising Damage, Maximising Potential: Hope for Recovery from Brain Injury
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS    
2:30

CONCURRENT 13: INFLICTED TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN CHILDREN

1. Abusive Head Trauma and Strangulation: a ‘Hidden Acquired Brain Injury’ – Dr. Dimitra Tzioumi

2. Implementing the Period of PURPLE Crying in both a Rural and Regional Centre; The Ups and Downs – Dr. Samara McNeil

CONCURRENT 14: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

1. Presenting Evidence of Executive Function Impairment to Inform Long-term Support – David Manchester

2. Identifying and Responding to Cognitive and Other Disabilities in Indigenous Prisoners – Dr. Michelle McIntyre

3. Acquired Brain Injury and the Queensland Mental Health Act – Raymond Horn

4. Prisoners with Brain Injuries: What do we Know and What Should we do? – Associate Professor Molly Townes O’Brien

CONCURRENT 15: EDUCATION

1. Hairy Bikie and other Metacognitive Strategies – Dr. Jeffrey Baron-Levi

2. Birth Complications and their Impact on Learning in the Classroom – Jane Andrew

3. Stimulating the Brain, Through Study – Tish Peiris

3:30 AFTERNOON TEA
  CONCURRENT SESSIONS  
4:30

CONCURRENT 16: “IT TAKES A VILLAGE…”

1. Making and Keeping Friends after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The TBI Friendship Project – Dr. Melanie Moses

2. Peer Support Groups – Validating the Lived Experience – Brent Alford

3. A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved: Group-based Therapy and Integrated Management in Repeat Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome” – Dr. Rowena Mobbs

CONCURRENT 17: EMPLOYMENT

1. Jobseeking after Brain Injury – Tips and Tricks for Injury Disclosure and Sources of Support – Alexandra Locke

2. Achieving Better Employment Outcomes for People with Brain Injury: The ‘Who What Where When Why’ Project – Deborah Byrne

3. The Vocational Intervention Program: a Profile of Participants and Preliminary Employment and Wellbeing Outcomes – Philippa McRae

 

CONCURRENT 18 – CONCUSSION

1.Women versus Brain Injury – Katherine Snedaker

2. The Association of Soft-shell Headgear with Concussion and Injury Risk in Junior Australian Football: A Prospective Cohort Study – Jennifer Makovec Knight

3. Injury Reduction Exercise Programs which Include Neck Exercises can Decrease the Incidence of Head and Neck Injuries including Sport-related Concussion in Contact Sport Athletes: A Systematic Review – Dr Kerry Peek

4. Look to the Eyes; Eye Movement (Dys)function in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Carlo Rinaudo

CONCURRENT 19 – THE LIVED EXPERIENCE

1. The Hidden Nature of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Jessica Birch

2. My Recovery after a Yachting Accident in 1995 left me with Hypoxic Brain Injury and life in Rehab units, Nursing Homes and Hostels – Mark Thompson

3. Life Lessons from Eating an Acquired Mussel – Dominic McDonald

4. Brain Aneurysm: the Lived Experience, Prevalence and Lack of Awareness – Cynthia Burke

5:00 Closing remarks
5:30 Close

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