Inspirational speakers, fantastic delegates and exciting exhibitors made the Child Brain Injury Trust’s 10th Annual Conference a great success. The conference, entitled ‘Across the Continuum – rehabilitation following mild, moderate and severe acquired brain injury’ took place at the impressive Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Thursday 10th March.


Starting the conference was an introduction from the Child Brain Injury Trust’s CEO, Lisa Turan, followed by a day of excellent speakers. The speeches focused on rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injury across the continuum of severity. Topics ranged from goal setting, thriving in schools, a therapist’s perspective on a medical definition, why one child was believed and another wasn’t through to working with dogs, kung fu and music therapy. Some of our Child and Family Support Co-ordinators talked about the work they do with families following a child sustaining an acquired brain injury and the work they do across multi – disciplinary teams.

DSC_0784A delicious lunch was provided for delegates followed by some time to walk through the exhibition hall to ask questions and find out more about the exhibitors. Our Legal Support Service providers held an interesting stand and gave out lots of useful information to families and professionals.

After lunch there were some more talks and wrapping up the day was Rob Forsyth who used his extensive knowledge and experience to discuss ‘The Futures Study: How should the NHS deliver rehabilitation services for children after acquired brain injury?’ The passion, throughout the day, of all of the speakers for their work supporting children and families affected by acquired brain injury was very clear.

DSC_0836We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who attended, our speakers and our exhibitors for helping to make the Conference as fruitful a day as it was. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors No5 Chambers.

We are delighted to announce that due to our innovative Webinar service we will soon be uploading the presentations from our Annual Conference as Webinars. They will be available shortly so keep an eye out!


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