The BIRT Conference 2017 gives delegates the chance to gain solid knowledge, learn about scientific developments and their implications for brain injury rehabilitation and to be updated about the latest international practices in brain injury rehabilitation. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend the BIRT Conference 2017!

people enjoying the BIRT conference 2015

  1. Hear the latest research about emotion technology from world renowned scientist Dr Rosalind Picard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then discover what our teams have been doing in this field in the UK in the ‘Emotion Technology’ symposium.

  2. In our Live Research Lab, join a team of ‘movers and shakers’ in health and rehabilitation research to learn and have your say about the roadmap to making brain injury rehabilitation ever better.

  3. Learn the current theory of executive functioning and rehabilitation from internationally recognised expert Professor Brian Levine, University of Toronto, then find out how this can be put into practice in his ‘Goal Management Therapy’ workshop.

  4. Be inspired by Professor Jon Evans’ keynote presentation about positive psychology, and his ideas for practical interventions in the workshop on Day 2.

  5. Question and challenge our expert panel members (scientists, legal and sporting representatives) in our BBC style ‘Question Time on Concussion’. We promise an enlightening and stimulating debate!

  6. Understand how Professor Russell Bauer, University of Florida, has matched specific memory interventions to individual patients.

  7. Network with peers and other professionals, and share good practice during formal sessions and debates.

  8. Discover how to embed an ABI research project in your practice with our step-by-step guide, including handy hints and tips.

  9. Find out how our Forensic In-reach Brain Injury Service supports people with brain injury in prisons and probation services.

  10. Visit our biggest ever exhibition ever plus Rugged Interactive, our Practical Corner demonstrating new procedures in practice, and meet some of our vocational placement specialists in Scotland.