On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) exhibited at the European Neuro Convention – Europe’s only exhibition dedicated to brain and spine experts working in the diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation industries.

The convention showcased new technology and brought together speakers for expert-led seminars and workshops. BIRT’s Cath Murray-Howard, Director of Strategy and Business Development, and Dr Sue Copstick, Clinical Services Director, presented on ‘Beyond Standard Care and Treatment in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Why and How?

They used case study to illustrate how a neurobehavioural approach can be used to overcome the challenges of altered brain function, and shared tips to help support learning, engagement in therapy, and improve self-management and functional ability.

They spoke about the change in people entering rehabilitation and how this should be considered to ensure the best outcomes. Further discussion was had on the three types of impairment of those commissioned and how self-awareness on admission can affect the approach to rehabilitation.

After attending the seminar many delegates were keen to pick up a copy of the latest BIRT Outcome Report at our exhibition stand. The report goes into detail of the three profiles discussed in the seminar. You can read it here.

Cath said: “I was extremely impressed with the Neuro Convention. We were delighted to have 'standing room only' when Dr Sue Copstick and I shared our findings on effective rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke.
At BIRT we're known for our knowledge and experience in the neurobehavioural approach to brain injury rehabilitation. Visitors to our stand were keen to understand how it works - and there was huge demand for our Outcome Report too.”

Below are some further highlights from colleagues at our stand:

The convention was an insightful and inspiring event at which we were able to learn about interesting organisations, ideas and developments, as well as spread awareness of our own services and initiatives.”
Rachel Hodgson, Communications Officer

The day was a fantastic opportunity to talk about and demonstrate the brand new online referral portal. Reactions were really positive, and people said they were excited for it to go live so they could begin using it.
Catherine Portman, Business Development Manager

You can visit www.neuroconvention.com for more information about future events.

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