10:00 - 11.00
Emotion technology - Professor Rosalind Picard, Director of Affective Computing Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
This talk will give an overview of the latest developments in wearable sensing technology to track emotion, and its potential applications to improve health and prevent disease.
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
Neurobehavioural disability and rehabilitation - Professor Tom McMillan, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, UK.
This talk will highlight how factors such as population need, new legislation and technological developments may pose a challenge but also lead to improving neurobehavioural rehabilitation.
13:30 - 14:30
Executive functions and rehabilitation - Professor Brian Levine, Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada.
This talk will provide an overview of research on the processes and structural basis of executive function, and how findings have informed the development of new assessment tools and interventions.
14:30 - 15:30
Patient treatment matching: developing process specific memory interventions - Professor Russell Bauer, Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology and Neurology, University of Florida, USA.
A number of treatments are available for memory function, yet these are not always beneficial to all patients. Professor Bauer’s talk will discuss the first study designed to match specific information-processing deficits with the most appropriate rehabilitation therapy.
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:00
Positive psychology - Professor Jon Evans, Professor of Applied Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, UK.
This talk will describe how the science of positive human emotion and well-being can be applied in brain injury rehabilitation to promote satisfaction about the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future.
Choose one workshop / symposium from each time slot below, each session will fall under one of the categories below.
09:00 - 10.30
1. Developing social communication skills after ABI- a clinical skills session
This two part session, conveyed by three experienced Speech and Language Therapists, will share ideas for group activities and discuss case studies focused on the rehabilitation of social communication skills, including online dating and conversation partner training.
2. Intensive upper limb neurorehabilitation- a clinical skills session
The reputed team from University College London will be sharing their experience on integrating innovation into practice in treating patients with upper limb deficit.
3. Thinking technology: Technology to support self-control of behaviour- an emerging evidence session
This four-part session will give and overview of the impact of executive problems on functional ability and present some of the latest developments in technologies especially designed to assess and support problem solving, task monitoring, emotional regulation and other aspects of thinking and feeling.
11:00 - 12.30
4. Social rehabilitation in action- a clinical skills session
This session will focus on the psycho-social impact of acquired brain injury and illustrate how a multidisciplinary approach making the use of different techniques, such as social stories, self-coaching videos, working with couples can result in better outcomes and improved relationships.
5. Pharmacotherapy in brain injury rehabilitation- a clinical skill session
Evidence on the use of psychotropic medication for people with brain injury is limited. In this three part session you will learn some of the basic prescription principles and find out the potential benefits of pharmacotherapies to maximise engagement in rehabilitation and clinical.
6. Live research lab- part of the research and service improvement sessions
Join a team of researchers and the National Institute for Health Research to share your views about knowledge gaps and identify research questions key to the future development of brain injury rehabilitation.
13.30 - 15.00
7. Goal Management Therapy- a clinical skills session
Professor Brian Levine, one of the developers of Goal Management Training (GMT) will give a practical workshop about this interactive and structured program designed to help individuals with impairments in executive functioning improve their organization and ability to achieve goals.
8. Service improvement and research: A step-by-step guide to get set and go- part of the research and service improvement sessions
This session is dedicated to service improvement and research. Join us to get some practical tips to help overcome some of the challenges we face when implementing service evaluation projects in active clinical settings.
Ahead of the session, we are inviting all colleagues working in neurorehabilitation to share their views about the barriers to service improvement and research in clinical settings by answering this 5-minute questionnaire.
Please click here to take part.
9. BIRT Question Time on Concussion- an emerging evidence session
Join a panel of experts to hear an update about the latest research findings on the impact of concussion and ask questions to help translate this knowledge into practice.
15.30 - 17.00
10. Resilience and positive psychology- an emerging evidence session
Third-wave and positive psychology inspired therapies prioritize the promotion of joy and contentment by developing ways to support people to build good lives and enabling them to flourish. Less focus is given to problems, which reduce as a ‘side-benefit’. This two-part session will explore the value of these approaches in promoting the resilience of care staff, and improving the well-being of people with brain injury.
11. New ways of identifying rehabilitation needs and working with families in the community- an emerging evidence session
Persisting difficulties resulting from a brain injury are often complex and subtle, and can significantly impair function, thus being frequently described as ‘hidden disability’. This workshop will introduce a tool to assess care and rehabilitation needs in people with a history of brain injury, and share some practical tips on how to support individuals and their families.