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The countdown for the country’s leading conference on childhood acquired brain injury is well under way now with the event under a week away.

On Wednesday 26th March some of the country’s leading experts on childhood acquired brain injury will be sharing a platform to provide families and those working with children with acquired brain injury the latest information and knowledge on childhood acquired brain injury. This year major changes in how children and young people with acquired brain are supported and cared for are due to come into effect. The introduction of NHS England, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Children and Families Bill, welfare reforms and the implementation of the Jackson Report have all bought about change and uncertainty for families. With this in mind, the theme of our conference will be ‘The end of the rainbow- Where do we go next?’.

Key questions we hope to answer include:
• What does the new era look like for families affected by ABI?
• What challenges and solutions are there for families?
• How can professionals provide excellence under the constraints of the deficit?
• What can families expect?
• Who is actually responsible for the care, health and education of children affected by brain injury?

We are delighted to have a brand new venue for our conference this year- The Etihad Stadium, Manchester (home of Manchester City). As well as leading experts on childhood acquired brain injury, the conference will hear very personal stories from two teenager’s with an acquired brain injury.
The conference also has an exhibition featuring organisations who provide services for children and young people with an acquired brain injury.

Please do not forgot, this is your chance to get the latest information on childhood acquired brain injury and to ask a panel of expert’s questions on the topics covered in our panel discussions.

Confirmed speakers at the conference are:
Dr Rob Forsyth Specialist Paediatric, Neurologist
Prof John Stein, Oxford University
Sue Davie, CEO Meningitis Now
Prof Fiona Lecky Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Prof Alison Kemp, Cardiff University
Dr Mark Lyttle, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr Heather Ball, Educational Psychologist
Dr Julie Howe, Educational Psychologist
Anita Reels, Occupational Therapist
Anne Marie Boylan, Researcher, Oxford University
Satinder Hunjan QC, No.5 Chambers

We look forward to seeing you at our inspiring conference.

The Child Brain Injury Trust Conference is kindly supported by:

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