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Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL Conference 2019
The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment and Mentalizing: from research to clinical practice
This conference will be one of the first conferences to explicitly focus on the application of neuroscience and neurobiology to clinical issues. Leading speakers will discuss recently emerging findings in affective neuroscience with immediate clinical relevance. They will focus on incorporating neurobiological findings with the aim to provide what every clinician should know from a neuroscience point of view. Clinical themes covered will include children and adults with a trauma history, autism, and early preventative interventions for at-risk children and parents.
The main speakers will be Bart Boets, Anna Buchheim, Ruth Feldman, Katerina Fotopoulou, Peter Fonagy and Pascal Vrtička. On the Sunday morning, there will be the opportunity to participate in clinical workshops which will explore the influence of the most recent emerging findings on clinical practice, and offer the opportunity for in-depth interaction with key practitioners in the field. Clinical workshops will be led by Martin Debbané, Pasco Fearon, Patrick Luyten and Nader Perroud.
Head First Conference 2019 Family Matters
Understanding and Addressing Family Needs after Acquired Brain Injury
In the case of severe brain injury, the impact is likely felt across a lifetime, directly by the injured party but also indirectly by family members. An international body of research, augmented by the experience of skilled practitioners, has developed to help identify how best to provide rehabilitation and support to people with acquired brain injuries. But what of the family? What do we know about the family experience of acquired brain injury, what do family members need, what do they say works for them and how do we change practice to accommodate and integrate their knowledge, their love and their needs? What do professionals need to understand better in order to respond appropriately to the trauma experienced by family members, to support true partnerships with people who are motivated by love and care but who have needs of their own too? How can we ensure our input and intervention also addresses family adjustment?
There will be opportunities throughout the day to share experience, learn from each other and be inspired by the stories told. We cannot turn back the clock, we cannot prevent the brain injury from having occurred but perhaps we can learn from each other to respond in a way that reduces rather than reinforces trauma and builds resilience, focussing upon what works and why.
Recolo Conference 7th February 2019
Growing the new you, brain injury rehabilitation as a different experience
This conference will include presentations at an in-depth level by leading national clinicians, practitioners and researchers to describe and challenge the misconceptions that are held by some about clinical rehabilitation – in terms of research, outcomes, and the idea of a ‘final end point’ with respect to recovery after brain injury; and in the process of rehabilitation. How should the concept of neurorehabilitation be understood in real life?
What are the positive changes and opportunities that can be identified by a perception that rehabilitation is about reaching one’s potential, particularly for children and young people whose brains are still developing, rather than rehabilitating ‘back to’ something?
Symposium Living With Cognitive Disability
Friday 1st February 2019, from 08.50 to 17.00 h at Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG.
Cognitive difficulties after a brain injury are often difficult to identify and address and can impact on every area of a person’s functioning including how they engage with rehabilitation. From complex neuropsychological assessment to cognitive rehabilitation interventions, this symposium focuses on multi-disciplinary team working in three rehabilitation pathways, acute, inpatient, and community. Each session will highlight the evidence of recent research and the challenges of delivering best practice. In the final session we will discuss current prospects for those living with this long-term condition.
This symposium is an essential educational tool for all those working in the field, providing immersion in the current challenges, possibilities, research, practicalities and opinions in cognitive rehabilitation.
Professor Jon Evans (University of Glasgow) sets the tone of the day with his keynote lecture, and the sessions are chaired by experts in the field – Dr Mike Dilly, Professor Diane Playford, Dr Patrick McKnight, and Dr Andrew Tyerman.
16th NR-SIG-WFNR Conference and 15th SANP Congress
Prof Barbara Wilson and Prof Alfonso Caracuel chairing this multidisciplinary conference incorporating all rehabilitation disciplines including but not restricted to Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Medicine, and Nursing. The primary focus of the conference is the rehabilitation of neuropsychological consequences of acquired brain impairment.
The conference will be held at the Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019 with a pre-conference welcome reception on Wednesday 26th June.
It will be preceding INS in 2019 who are conferencing in Brazil in July.
Early bird registration closes on 27th May 2019 and general conference registration closes on 21st June 2019.
The Society for Research In Rehabilitation Winter 2019 Meeting in Nottingham
“The role of digital peer support in the self-management of long-term conditions” – Professor Neil Coulson – Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham.
“Appy days: Can impairment-based therapy apps improve outcomes in patients with acquired disorders of vision or language?” – Professor Alex Leff – Professor of Cognitive Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology.
Philip Nichols Lecture: “Executive Function and Mood in Brain Injury Rehabilitation” – Dr Tom Manly – University of Cambridge MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
“Co-production in rehabilitation research: real deal or bad imitation?” – Professor Fiona Jones MBE – Professor of Rehabilitation Research, St George ’s, University of London.
INS 2019 New York City Annual Meeting
Neuropsychology is a melting pot, at the crossroads of neuroscience and behavioral health. To fully understand brain health and illness, we need to consider both neurobiological and psychological processes. We also need to consider developmental factors and the various environmental contexts within which individuals function. Drawing on these ideas, the theme for the 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City is: Embracing the Biopsychosocial Melting Pot. We welcome abstract submissions that represent the interdisciplinary nature of neuropsychology, as well as those that further our understanding of the brain-context relationships that help determine cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development and functioning. As always, we encourage submissions that offer unique insights into cognitive and affective neuroscience of healthy and disease states, innovations in behavioral measurement, and state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation approaches.
We couldn’t be more excited to be meeting in NYC, its own melting pot of people and cultures. We hope you’ll join us for a stellar scientific program and the virtually endless arts, cultural, and social opportunities that the Big Apple has to offer.
— Michael Kirkwood, Program Committee Chair
Division of Neuropsychology Annual Conference 2019
Thursday 24th – Friday 25th January 2019 at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
The BPS Division of Neuropsychology is delighted to be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a two day conference. The theme of the conference is From neuroscience to neuropsychological practice.
The conference will feature keynote speakers and workshops and showcase contemporary research and practice of Neuropsychology across the lifespan. The conference will also host a celebratory anniversary reception, the annual awards presentation and the AGM.
We are looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with our members and those interested in new and emerging research and practice in neuroscience and clinical Neuropsychology.
This definitive conference covers all aspects of neurotrauma care, from roadside to rehab; from the latest science through to optimial delivery of care.
Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury
The aim of this symposium to be held at UCL is to apprise healthcare professionals of the latest advances in psychological therapies for acquired brain injury on Friday, September 21th 2018.
It is increasingly being recognized that psychological issues following brain injury are as debilitating and as challenging as cognitive issues. Recent years have seen a number of developments and research findings which may guide practitioners who have to deal with such issues, and this event will help to inform high quality, evidence-based practice in this area.
Speakers at this event are leaders in the field of psychological rehabilitation and brain injury, and are (in alphabetical order) – Professor Nick Alderman, Professor Jonathan Evans, Professor Laura Goldstein, Dr Fergus Gracey, Dr Seb Potter, Professor Barbara Wilson, Dr Jill Winegardner, Dr Giles Yeates.
Frontiers in Traumatic Brain Injury Is Back On The 5th And 6th Of July In London
TBI is a multidisciplinary problem; this conference was initiated to bring together clinicians and scientists, from all disciplines, to be informed on, and contribute to discussions surrounding the latest research in TBI.
This two-day conference will include invited talks from established world-leading academics as well as early-stage researchers. They will also be hosting two interactive debates, with live voting and questions from the audience. A broad range of topics will be covered to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of TBI research and care – including: military, sporting, paediatrics, neurodegeneration, neuropsychiatry, psychology and injury modelling.
HeadFirst Specialist In Brain Injury Assessment, Rehabilitation And Case Management
Since 2008 they have hosted an annual conference, each year exploring a specific theme each year relevant to both clinical and legal professionals, integrating research and knowledge of renowned specialists, with the intention of reflecting on and enhancing current practice in the field of brain injury.