From 11th to 12th July 2016 the ‘Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation' (NR-SIG-WFNR) Conference will be taking place at the Hilton Grosvenor in Glasgow. The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is a premium sponsor at the conference where we will be taking the opportunity to share the results of some of the work that is being done in our centres. BIRT will also be hosting the conference dinner where we hope guests will join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary.

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The primary focus of the conference is the rehabilitation of neuropsychological consequences of acquired brain impairment. It is a multi disciplinary conference for all rehabilitation disciplines including:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Medicine
  • Nursing

Disciplines such as pharmacology, technology, outcomes after acquired brain injury, unusual cases and syndromes, are some of BIRT’s contributions that feature in the programme. BIRT will be hosting the conference dinner, where guests will find out more about our 25th birthday celebrations!

At the conference will be:

  • Professor Jon Evans as the Program Chair
  • Dr Brian O’Neill, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Graham Anderson House, is presenting on acquired autism and challenging behaviour after severe traumatic brain injury; Preliminary responses to atypical antipsychotic medication
  • Dr Sara Da Silva Ramos (right), is presenting on the impact of age on the outcomes of acquired brain injury and rehabilitation.

“Glasgow is the home of some of the most world renowned research on brain injury. Those of us who work in the field will be familiar with the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Glasgow Outcome Scale, to name just a few classics. This expertise has been maintained through to this day, and a very good reason to visit between the 11th and 12th July 2016 to attend the forthcoming 13th Conference on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation!

"Come and join us in Glasgow to find out more, and see for yourself what the excitement is all about!” said Sara da Silva Ramos, Research Fellow.