BIRT Conference 2017

Day one: Wednesday 27th September

Morning sessions

10:00 - 11.00

Emotion technology - Professor Rosalind Picard, Director of Affective Computing Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:30

Neurobehavioural disability and rehabilitation - Professor Tom McMillan, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, UK

Day One: Afternoon sessions

13:30 - 14:30

Executive functions and rehabilitation - Professor Brian Levine, Senior Scientist, Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

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

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 17:00

Positive psychology - Professor Jon Evans, Professor of Applied Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, UK

Day Two Morning: Thursday 28th September

Choose one workshop / symposium from each time slot below

09:00 - 10.30

1. Developing social communication skills after ABI

  • Rachel Thomson, Speech and Language Therapist, Graham Anderson House, BIRT
  • Jacqueline Smith, Speech and Language Therapist , Graham Anderson House, BIRT
  • Rosie Exell, Speech and Language Therapist, The Woodmill, BIRT

2. Intensive upper limb neurorehabilitation

  • Dr Nick Ward, Honorary Consultant Neurologist and Reader in Clinical Neurology
  • Fran Brander, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Kate Kelly, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist,
    University College London

3. Thinking technology: Technology to support self-control of behaviour

  • What is executive dysfunction and how can technology help?
  • Therapy and assessment in embodied virtual reality
    • Zack Lyons, Doctoral Research Engineer
    • Dr Leon Watts, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science
      University of Bath
  • Emotion monitoring and biofeedback
    • Dr Ailie Clark, Clinical Psychologist, Graham Anderson House, BIRT
    • Dr Pam Brown, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Graham Anderson House, BIRT
  • Technologies to support persons with cognitive impairment
    • Dr Inga-Lill Boman, Occupational Therapist, Karolinska Instituet, Danderyd Hospital, Sweden

11:00 - 12.30

4. Social rehabilitation in action

5. Pharmacotherapy in brain injury rehabilitation

  • An overview
    • Dr Richard Greenwood, Consultant Neurologist and Lead Clinician, Acute Brain Injury Service, University College London Hospitals
  • Putting the “neuro” back in “neurobehavioural”
  • Use of atypical antipsychotics in challenging cases
    • Dr Saduf Riaz, Consultant Psychiatrist, Graham Anderson House, BIRT

6. Live research lab

  • Dr Andrew Bateman, Neurorehabilitation Clinical Lead, Oliver Zangwill Centre
  • Dr Nick Behn, Research Fellow, City University of London
  • Steve Abolins, Research Manager, National Institute for Health Research
  • Kathy Tier, Research Manager, National Institute for Health Research

Day Two Afternoon: Thursday 28th September

Choose one workshop / symposium from each time slot below

13.30 - 15.00

7. Goal Management Therapy

8. How to set-up and run your own ABI research project: A step-by-step guide

  • Jenny Orr, Senior Occupational Therapist, Daniel Yorath House, BIRT
  • Dr Sara da Silva Ramos, Research Fellow, The Disabilities Trust

9. BIRT Question Time on Concussion

  • Dr Magdalena Ietswaart, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling
  • Professor Annette Sterr, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, University of Surrey
  • Dr Stuart Anderson, Lead Consultant Neuropsychologist, Hurstwood Park
  • Deirdre Healy, Partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

15.30 - 17.00

10. Resilience and positive psychology

  • Compassion focussed training for staff - Dr Miles Rogish, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, York House, BIRT
  • A positive psychology intervention for people with ABI - Professor Jon Evans, Professor of Applied Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow

11. New ways of identifying rehabilitation needs and working with families in the community

  • Dr Sue Copstick, Clinical Director, The Disabilities Trust
  • Sarah Clifford, Director of Communications, The Disabilities Trust
  • Dr Abi Cheeseman, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, The Woodmill, BIRT

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