This September, over 260 delegates from the world of brain injury rehabilitation were inspired by sector-leading knowledge at the BIRT Conference, organised by national charity, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). Held in Scotland for the first time at the Hilton Glasgow, the two-day event sourced speakers from around the world, including Professor Rosalind Picard, Director of Affective Computing Research Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor Brian Levine, Senior Scientist at Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto.
Comprising leading lectures, specialist symposia, and niche sessions such as a Live Research Lab, the BIRT Conference offered a dynamic programme of events that attracted a wide range of attendees – from clinicians and service managers, to NHS specialists and research bodies. BIRT pioneer new research and technologies, and delegates were given the opportunity to share their latest research findings at the poster session, with the winners, Dr Agata Kozlowska and her colleagues from UCL (Siddique, Kapur & Playford), offering fascinating findings on the topic of ‘Goal setting in neurological rehabilitation: Development of a theoretically informed patient centred tool.’
Cath Murray-Howard, Director of BIRT, said: “The BIRT Conference is the highlight of our events calendar, bringing together rehabilitation experts, clinical expertise and breaking news on incredible advancements that will change the lives of people with brain injury. Thank you to our speakers, delegates, conference team, supporters and exhibitors, including main event sponsors, Irwin Mitchell. Without their support, this important event would not be possible.”
Lynne Carrick-Leary, Business Development Manager – Associate, for Irwin Mitchell, who sponsored the BIRT Conference, said: “As always, it is a delight and an honour to be the main sponsor of the BIRT Conference 2017. The array of expertise and talks available at the conference is second to none and always up to date. The BIRT Conference gives us a great platform to meet and speak to healthcare professionals from all across the UK and all of the delegates we spoke to were unanimous in their recommendation of it being the leading brain injury conference.”