9th National Brain Injury Conference

9th National Brain Injury Conference

Brain Injury Australia’s 9th National Brain Injury Conference will be held at Adelaide Oval, from the 24th to 26th September, 2024 – with the support of the Government of South Australia and Brain Injury SA.

Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the nation’s peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. Its annual National Brain Injury 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.

The Conference’s Organising Committee invites people with lived experience of brain injury, family members and carers, researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, service providers and policymakers to submit proposals for presentations on everything brain injury.

As with all previous National Brain Injury Conferences, Brain Injury Australia will put the voice of people with a brain injury at the centre of the Conference program, including the annual “Consumer Opening Address”. The Conference’s Organising Committee especially welcomes presentation proposals by people with a brain injury, and presenters from South Australia.

The Conference will be opened by Nat Cook, the South Australian Minister for Human Services. Before entering politics, Nat spent nearly 30 years as a nurse in specialty areas including brain injury rehabilitation. After her 17-year-old son, Sam, died in 2008 due to a Traumatic Brain Injury from a one-punch assault, Nat and her husband set up The Sammy D Foundation which has “educated over 180,000 young people about the consequences of violent behaviour, and the risks associated with alcohol and drug misuse”.

For any questions about the Conference, please feel free to contact the Conference’s producer, Interpoint Events, by phone – 1300 789 845 – or email – info@interpoint.com.au

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