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  • Friday 6 September 2019
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, London
  • Early bird tickets available until 14 April 2019 at £175
  • £199 thereafter

Building the Future of Childhood Brain Injury conference

06 September 2019
  • We are pleased to announce our national paediatric brain injury conference for 2019, Building the future of childhood brain injury: where do we go from here?. Delivered in partnership with Irwin Mitchell, this year’s conference takes a visionary look at paediatric acquired brain injury and explore what the future may hold. Bringing together the industry’s leading clinical professionals, delegates can listen to and network with experts including consultants, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and therapists, alongside case managers and medico legal individuals. Utilising and reporting on the latest evidence-based research, the conference is a must for healthcare and associated professionals working in this field. Speakers include Professor Vicki Anderson, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia; Dr Stacy Suskauer, Research Scientist and Co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery, Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA; and Dr Suzanna Watson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Paediatric Neuropsychology Services, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Additional exciting speakers to be announced shortly. Programme and speakers subject to change

    Special offer – use promo code 'FRIENDS' and book 2019 conference ticket for just £99

    Book your 2019 conference ticket using the special code 'SPRING' and book for just £99. Offer valid for a limited time only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets - £199 standard rate.
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  • We are pleased to be joined at this year's event by some of the industry's leading experts in childhood brain injury and are excited to share our programme with you.
    08:45 – 09:30 Registration and networking
    09:30 – 09:35 Sponsor’s welcome, Sarah Griggs, Partner, Irwin Mitchell
    09:35 – 09:45 Welcome and introductions   
    09:45 – 09:50   Conference chair and host, Charlie Fairhurst, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability and Head of Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
    09:50 – 10:20 Time for Change, a report on Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation, Dr Andrew Bateman, Chair, UKABIF
    10:20 – 10:50 #Anythingispossible – life after brain injury, Charlie Fogarty
    10:50 – 11:20    Comfort break, networking, and exhibition stands
    11:20 – 12:00 Dr Suzanna Watson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Paediatric Neuropsychology Services, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 
    12:00 – 12:40 SMART-Profile: A complete investigative and diagnostic tool for PDOC: Scope and development for future research and validation with children, Helen Gill – Thwaites MBE, Specialist in Neurodisability, The Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, and Dr Karen Elliott, SMART Maste
    12:40 – 12:45 Chair round up
    12:45 – 13:35 Comfort break, networking, and exhibition stands
    13:35  Chair welcome back
    13:35 – 14:35 Social outcomes in children following acquired brain injury, Professor Vicki Anderson, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia
    14:35 – 15:10 Neuroimaging in children with acquired brain injury, Dr Kish Mankad, Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
    15:10 – 15:40 Comfort break, networking, exhibition stands and posters
    15:40 – 16:25 Paediatric Disorders of Consciousness – a path forward, Dr Stacy Suskauer, Research Scientist and Co-director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery, Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
    16:30  Close, Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, The Children’s Trust
    16:30 – 18:00  Post conference drinks reception and book launch
    This programme is subject to change.

    Special offer – use promo code 'FRIENDS' and book 2019 conference ticket for just £99

    Book your 2019 conference ticket using the special code 'SPRING' and book for just £99. Offer valid for a limited time only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets - £199 standard rate.
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  • Professor Vicki Anderson

    BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, FAPS, FASSA, FAAHMS, FASSBI
    Professor Vicki Anderson
    Dr Anderson is Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; Head, Psychology, The RCH; Professorial Fellow, Paediatrics & Psychology, UoM; and a NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellow. Dr Anderson has 450+ peer reviewed publications and $35M in competitive grant funding. She is an Associate Editor for Neuropsychology (APA) and the J Neuropsychology (BPS, UK). She has been a member of the NIH Common Data Elements Working groups for concussion and child TBI, the NIH National Children’s Study, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the International Consensus on Concussion in Sports. Her research and clinical interests are in disorders of childhood that impact on the brain, including both developmental and acquired disorders. Her recent work has focused on translating her early career findings into clinical practice to optimize child outcomes from brain injury. She is an author of the Test of Everyday Attention for Children and is currently working on low burden, e-health approaches to parent-focused psychosocial treatments as a means of maximizing child outcomes and improving family function.

    Dr Stacy J. Suskauer

    M.D.
    Dr Stacy Suskauer
    Dr. Suskauer earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Duke University. She completed a combined residency in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Suskauer then completed a Pediatric Rehabilitation Brain Injury Research fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  She subsequently joined the faculty of those institutions and is currently an Associate Professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatrics.  As Co-Director of the Center for Brain Injury Recovery at Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Suskauer oversees clinical services and provides direct care to children with acquired brain injury of all severities. Under her leadership, the Institute’s Rehabilitation Continuum of Care has expanded to include thriving programs for children with concussions and those with disorders of consciousness.  As Director of the Brain Injury Clinical Research Center at Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Suskauer is the principal investigator on a number of studies.  Her research focus is to better understand and improve outcomes after childhood brain injury. She is currently working towards identifying neuroimaging and behavioral biomarkers to assess and understand recovery and long-term outcome.  This work will set the stage for trialing interventions to improve outcome after pediatric brain injury. 

    Dr Andrew Bateman

    Andrew Bateman is a Reader in Rehabilitation Research in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Essex. He has worked in research and clinical rehabilitation since 1990, the year he qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at University of East London. He completed a PhD in Neuropsychology in 1997 (Birmingham). As a Clinical Manager in Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust he led the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (Ely, UK) 2002-19. He is involved in a wide range of research topics including outcome research, assistive technology, social media in rehabilitation and rehabilitation for adults and children with brain injury. He is an Affiliated Lecturer in Dept of Psychiatry (University of Cambridge), President of The Society for Research in Rehabilitation; and Chair of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum. Andrew has been Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) for East of England since June 2019. The role involves close liaison with RDS colleagues throughout the East of England and also with Directors of the other RDSs in England (there are 10 in total) to provide a seamless and equitable service to health researchers in the region applying for peer-reviewed funding. The role also involves extensive networking with other national and regional research organisations as well as supporting clinical teams in development of their research plans. Often found somewhere on social media (@drandrewbateman) or coaching rowing on the river in Ely.

    Charlie Fogarty MBE

    Charlie Fogarty
    Charlie Fogarty suffered a severe brain injury after being hit by an overtaking car whilst crossing the road. Following the accident, Charlie was rushed to Birmingham Children’s hospital, placed in an induced coma and spent 11 uncertain days in intensive care, before being transferred on to a neuro-ward where he spent the next four months in the early stages of recovery. Charlie completed a six-month rehabilitation programme here at The Children’s Trust where he learned to eat, walk and talk again before finally returning home in early 2013.  Shortly before the accident Charlie had finished a four-year contract at Birmingham City FC’s Academy and was trialling for Milton Keynes Dons. Previously a bright boy at school, tests taken after the accident showed that Charlie’s educational memory in Maths and English were between level one and two. Charlie returned to his previous school in Solihull with one-to-one support and has now completed a degree in Sports Science. Charlie started playing football for the West Midlands Centre of Excellence Cerebral Palsy team in July 2013 and was selected for the Northern Ireland CP team in January 2015. Charlie has since travelled to Denmark to play in the Intercontinental CP Championships, has played in the CP European Championships in Holland and has also played in two CP World Cups, in England and Argentina. Charlie’s determination in his battle back to fitness and to inspire others earned him an MBE in the recent Honours List (New Years Honours 2018).

    Dr Suzanna Watson

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead for Paediatric Neuropsychology Services, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust 
    Dr. Suzanna Watson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has specialised in paediatric neurorehabilitation with children, young people and their families. She worked in community neurodevelopmental services before specializing to work in acute rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injuries at The Royal London Hospital. This post was funded by the Helicopter Emergency Services and the East London Mental Health Trust at the time the major trauma networks were established. Having worked with Recolo UK Ltd in community paediatric rehabilitation, she moved to The Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (The CCPNR) to have the opportunity to work in community paediatric neurorehabilitation in the NHS. Suzanna now has a role in developing acute and community paediatric neuropsychology services for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals. In 2018, she collaborated with the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and the East of England NHS commissioners to complete an NIHR CLAHRC Fellowship. She hopes to share her work that scoped the service provision for children with acquired brain injuries in the East of England.

    Helen Gill - Thwaite

    SMART Specialist and Director of Gill-Thwaites & Elliott Consultants
    Helen Gill-Thwaites MBE, was a co-developer of SMART which was designed and validated from 1989 to detect potential awareness in the vegetative state (VS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) patient. Andrews et al (1996) reported that of 30 patients admitted with a diagnosis of VS, 43% were found to be aware following an assessment with The Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART). In the Royal College of Physicians’ guidelines, SMART is recommended in the law courts as a tool of choice to support expert physicians in their diagnosis of the patient and is used widely in the UK and in designated units worldwide. Helen currently works in the research department at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability where she was the Head Occupational Therapy for 10 years. With Dr Karen Elliott, Helen is co-director of Gill-Thwaites & Elliott Consultants who work solely in the specialism of prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC), including VS and MCS assessing awareness, diagnosis and intervention and management plans for the individuals with PDOC for lawyers, case manager and teams across the UK.  In 2000, Helen jointly won the BBC People’s Award for Innovation with her colleague, Ros Munday. She was appointed as an International Fellow at the Institute of Neuropalliative Rehabilitation (IRN) in 2003. In 2011, Helen received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. She was a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ working party that revised the guidelines on the management of patients with PDOC. She has conducted a number of medico-legal SMART assessments and acted as an Expert Witness on several prominent cases in the Royal Courts of Justice.

    Dr Karen Elliott

    SMART Specialist and Director of Gill-Thwaites & Elliott Consultants
    In 1987, Karen pioneered the Occupational Therapy services on the first brain injury unit in the UK. She initiated the development of a sensory stimulation assessment to meet the needs of the patients being admitted to a pilot Profound Brain Injury Unit at the Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability (RHN). This was developed over the years to include both an assessment and intervention programme, which has been subsequently standardised to the SMART assessment used today of which Karen is co-author and developer. On leaving the RHN, Karen became Course Director of Occupational Therapy at the Essex School of Occupational Therapy. In 2006, Karen took up a post as Research Fellow in Occupational Therapy at the Institute of Neuropalliative Rehabilitation (INR), which brought a return to her primary interest in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC). The research led to her completing a PhD in 2011 on ‘The Impact of Low Awareness States on the Occupational Life of Family Members’. Karen is currently co-Director of Gill-Thwaites & Elliott Consultants who work solely in the specialism of PDOC, including vegetative state (VS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) assessing awareness, diagnosis and intervention and management plans for the individuals with PDOC for lawyers, case manager and teams across the UK. Karen undertakes medico-legal assessments and has acted as an expert witness. Karen was a member of the Royal College of Physicians’ working party (2013) to revise the guidelines on the management of patients with PDOC and is currently on the reconvened working party to update the guidelines in response to changes in the courts with regard to withdrawal of clinical nutrition and hydration with individuals in a PDOC.

    Dr Charlie Fairhurst, Conference Chair

    Consultant Paediatric Neurodisability and Head of Children's Neurosciences, Evelina London Children’s Hospital
    Charlie is Head of Paediatric Neurosciences at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, just across the Thames from the houses of Parliament. There he assesses and manages young people with all types of movement disorders. He has a special interest in helping children, young people their families cope with co-morbidity, discomfort and the impact of severe neurological disability. He is proud to work in a number of highly committed specialist multidisciplinary teams that focus on different aspects of co-morbidity, care and comfort.  He has been the UK representative on numerous international working parties, was UK Royal College lead for Neurodisability for a number of years, and sits on numerous executive boards including the British Academy of Childhood Disability and the British Paediatric Neurology Association. He was chair of the NICE Cerebral Palsy guidelines for children and young people and is now a Clinical Advisor to the National guidelines Alliance/NICE. In 2016 he became chair of the Paediatric Neurosciences Clinical Reference Group at NHS England and as such advises policy on specialist neurology, neurosurgical, disability and rehabilitation services.

    Dr Kish Mankad

    Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Dr. Kish Mankad has been a Consultant Pediatric Neuroradiologist at GOSH since 2011, and is also the clinical lead for the service. He has an extensive education and training portfolio, having directed and delivered comprehensive teaching programmes across the UK, Australia, China, India, South America. He also runs the Paediatric Neuroradiology Masterclass at GOSH and is currently setting up a Masters in Paediatric Neuroradiology with the University College London. He has been a Visiting Professor to SickKids, Toronto and to the University of Messina in Italy. His academic interests include pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric inflammatory diseases, brain malformations, white matter disorders and epilepsy. He has authored five text-books and 110 peer reviewed publications. His international collaborations include Stanford University, Dobyns Lab in Seattle, Neuro-MIG Europe, and Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India. He is a core member of the Brain Tumour Imaging group with SIOPe, and a member of the ASPNR, RSNA, ESNR and BSNR. Kish is also a trained Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has completed the MBA essentials programme with the London School of Economics. As such he is passionate about quality and safety improvement, with a strong focus on healthcare economics and organizational behaviour.

     

    Special offer – use promo code 'FRIENDS' and book 2019 conference ticket for just £99

    Book your 2019 conference ticket using the special code 'SPRING' and book for just £99. Offer valid for a limited time only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets - £199 standard rate.
    Book now
  • With over 250 industry professionals expected to join us for this year’s conference, we are pleased to once again be partnering with Irwin Mitchell as our headline conference sponsor. Exhibitor opportunities The 2019 conference is set to lead the way in paediatric conferencing in the complex field of childhood brain injury, providing the perfect platform for promoting your organisation. We are pleased to offer a limited number of exhibitor packages for organisations working in a related field.
    • Networking stand located in the prime networking area for refreshments, lunch and break-outs at the event
    • Two delegate passes to the conference (alongside the opportunity to purchase additional delegate tickets at a discounted rate of £120 pp, usually £199)
    • Refreshments throughout the day including lunch for the representative/s manning your stand
    • Opportunity for representative/s to attend the post-conference drinks reception
    • Quarter page advert in the conference programme, printed in full colour and distributed to all conference delegates
    • Inclusion in exhibitors’ directory within the conference programme
    • Insertion of a piece of literature and/or merchandise item into the delegate information packs (maximum literature size is A4 single sheet, merchandise insertion subject to availability)
    • Logo and link from conference webpage, hosted at www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk, alongside short description (maximum 200 words)
    • Promotion via The Children’s Trust social media channels (Twitter and LinkedIn) to over 115,000 followers

    Interested in exhibiting? For further information, please email the conference team - conference@thechildrenstrust.org.uk or call 01737 365 000

     
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, London

    The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the country's major providers of postgraduate medical education. Independent and apolitical, the Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine 1 Wimpole Street, home of The RSM since 1912, is one of London’s premier conference and event venues. A landmark Edwardian building, located in the heart of London’s medical district, 1 Wimpole Street has evolved with the changing times without compromising its unique character.  With excellent transport links, located just five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus and Bond Street underground stations, 1 Wimpole Street is easily reached and convenient for delegates whether travelling from inside London or further afield. Hotels For delegates wishing to stay locally, a special rate has been secured for bookings at The Royal Society of Medicine's sister hotel, Chandos House. To make a reservation, please contact @telephone (020 7290 3820) or visit www.chandoshouse.co.uk

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  • Join us for what’s set to be the highlight of paediatric acquired brain injury conferencing in 2019.

    Ticket prices

    Standard rate: £199 - use code 'SPRING' to secure a 20% discount, offer valid for a limited time only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Pending RCPCH and APIL accreditation.

    How to book

    Book online

    The quickest and easiest way to book your 2019 conference tickets is online. Book your tickets now. Bookings can be made online for individual delegates or groups of up to 10 and payment can be made by credit/debit card. Confirmation of your booking will follow alongside a receipt.

    Invoice me

    If you’d prefer to receive an invoice for your ticket/s, please complete a booking form available by emailing Organisations will be invoiced upon receipt of this booking form and full payment will be required five working days in advance of the conference.

    Payment enclosed

    If you’d prefer to send us a cheque, please complete a booking form available by emailing and return with payment for your delegate/s to: The Children’s Trust, FAO: Business Development Team, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU. Confirmation of your booking will follow alongside a receipt.

    Terms and conditions

    The Children’s Trust reserves the right to alter the conference programme at any time without prior notice. By completing a booking online, returning a booking form or requesting an invoice, you agree to book a space/spaces and accept these terms and conditions. Cancellations can be sent in writing to be received no later than four weeks prior to the conference. A refund will be offered, minus an administration charge of £25 inc VAT per delegate. Cancellations will not be accepted within four weeks of the conference, including those booked within the four weeks leading into the conference. Delegates can be substituted at any time without any additional costs. All changes must be informed to the conference organiser in writing within five days of the event. In the unfortunate event that the conference is cancelled, a full refund will be issued, however delegates will be responsible for any costs they may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation. Monies raised from this event will go towards its delivery, including fees related to venue hire, food and beverages, marketing and speaker expenses. Any profit will go towards supporting children and young people with brain injury.

    Special offer – use promo code 'FRIENDS' and book 2019 conference ticket for just £99

    Book your 2019 conference ticket using the special code 'SPRING' and book for just £99. Offer valid for a limited time only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Tickets - £199 standard rate.
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  • For further information on this year’s conference, please contact The Children’s Trust on 01737 365 890 or email conference@thechildrenstrust.org.uk. Alternatively, please complete an enquiry form below and we will get back to you. We promise to always store your personal data securely. We’ll use it to provide the information you have requested and communicate with you in the way(s) that you have agreed to and only for a specific purpose. Your data may be used for internal analysis purposes to help us understand more about our supporters. We will only allow your information to be processed by suppliers working on our behalf. And we’ll only share your information if required to do so by law. You can change your mind at any time by contacting our conference team at conference@thechildrenstrust.org.uk or telephone us on 01737 365 890
  • Headline Sponsor:
    Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

    Irwin Mitchell Solicitors When it comes to a serious personal injury, every moment of a child’s recovery is important. Widely regarded as the number one personal injury law firm*, we help get the best financial settlement, medical care and rehabilitation so families can focus on what really matters to them and their child. (*Sources: The Legal 500 2015, Chambers and Partners 2016. Irwin Mitchell LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.)

    Exhibitors

    CCMS logo CCMS promotes rehabilitation and independence for those with catastrophic injuries or life-long disabilities, across the UK and internationally. Our professional Case Managers choose to work with CCMS because of the experience and expertise within our independent company. We work closely with the therapists and care teams to ensure our clients achieve measurable outcomes. These therapeutic activities help to enhance the quality of life for our clients in the home and the wider community. We go above and beyond to provide our clients with the opportunities to take part in the holidays and retreats to help them live life to the full. Recolo logo Our purpose is to provide expert, high quality and effective community neuropsychological rehabilitation to children, young people and their families. Through our evidenced-based practice, we aim to produce the best possible outcome for the child or young person with a brain injury and/or neurological disability, by working thoughtfully and creatively within their home, school, family and friendship group. As qualified clinical psychologists and educational psychologists working in paediatric neuropsychology we understand how a child’s brain works, how a brain injury impacts on them and influences behaviour, and how to make a positive difference to their everyday lives. SNAP Childcare logo Snap Care has offered a bespoke specialist recruitment service sourcing high calibre professionals to support children, young people and adults with additional needs or disabilities, since 2001. Started by Andrew Knight, father to Camilla who has cerebral palsy, and partner Sally Britton, Snap’s goal was to recruit candidates who provided than just the basic care needs, to maximise each child or client’s opportunity. We work with families with children of all ages (0 to adult), across the UK and Internationally. We have built not only a large database of candidates all wishing to work in this area, but have become known as the specialist care and healthcare agency. The dedicated candidates we recruit all specifically want to work in this area and have a range of experience and skills including: Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Behaviour Management, Makaton, Sign Language, PECs, AAC, rehabilitation and complex medical skills including tube-feeding, suctioning and oxygen administration. In addition to our fully-inclusive recruitment service, we also promote SEN vacancies to a targeted audience through our Job Advert and Shortlist options. So whether you want a little help sourcing candidates or for Snap to carry out the full recruitment, the choice is yours! Summit Medical and Scientific Summit Medical and Scientific are a UK supplier of innovative rehabilitation systems. Representing market leaders such as Hocoma and Motek, we supply the total solution for rehabilitation. We are pleased to offer a number of paediatric devices for functional movement therapy, including: the C-Mill virtual reality instrumented treadmill (with optional body weight support); the Lokomat robotic gait trainer; and the ArmeoSpring upper limb rehabilitation device. Our devices are suitable for patients undergoing treatment for brain injury, neurological conditions, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, orthopaedic disorders, amputees, movement disorders and more. We've worked with the Portland Hospital for Women and Children, the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), the Morrello Clinic, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and Ascot Rehab, to name a few. Speak to us in the exhibition area to discuss how we can support you and your patients, and visit our website www.summitmedsci.co.uk to find out more. Chiltern Music Chiltern Music Therapy is a dynamic and creative organisation impassioned to ensure that our award-winning, evidence-based Neuro and Medical Music Therapy service is accessible to all. Our therapists are highly qualified and adaptable in their approach to music therapy, where each client’s assessment and treatment programme is tailored to their individual needs and outcome goals. Our specialist Brain Injury and Neuro-disability service is offered to children and adults across the UK. We see clients at home and within the community as well as in-patient and rehabilitation settings. In addition to our assessments we also offer ongoing treatment and rehabilitation sessions for groups and individuals, as well as family sessions, for patients who have suffered a brain injury or been diagnosed with a neuro-disability. Our focused neurological work sees us work with a variety of clients including those who have an acquired, hypoxic or traumatic brain injury, are diagnosed with a neuro-disability, have cerebral palsy, have suffered injuries at birth or have life-limiting conditions. Neurologic Music Therapy can help support with speech and communication, motor skills, cognition and emotional health wellbeing. Remotion Ltd supply the Mollii Suit for children and adults with neurological conditions to alleviate muscle tone and/or movement disorders such as spasticity, rigidity, dystonia, ataxia, muscle weakness etc. The Mollii Suit provides a gentle sensory-level electrical stimulation, simultaneously to all affected muscle groups to inhibit unwanted effects and help activate weaker muscle areas.  The combination of effects on all areas can provide significant benefits to users’ functional abilities, well-being and ability to participate in activities and rehabilitation. The Suit is a comfortable jacket and trousers with 58 built-in programmable electrodes and is usually used at home or a user’s permanent residence.  A key benefit is that the Suit is only used for an hour at a time, usually every other day due to the long-lasting effect in regular use of around 48 hours. The Mollii Suit fits in to a user’s daily routine and is easy to handle and look after, being washable and durable. Remotion Ltd offer individual initial assessments at partner-clinics and on-site to identify the effects the Suit can provide for each user in just a couple of hours.  After an assessment, a Suit can be hired for further evaluation and purchased for long-term use. Proveca is a UK-based pharmaceutical company specialising in the development and licensing of off-patent medicines for children throughout Europe. Marketing approval (product licence) is gained via a Paediatric Use Marketing Authorisation (PUMA), a regulatory route developed specifically for licensing off-patent medicines for children in Europe. Proveca’s first PUMA (Sialanar) was granted in September 2016.  Please see website for more information https://www.sialanar.co.uk/prescribing-information/. Proveca are working to develop and license paediatric medicines, primarily focused on neurology and cardiology with:
    • Paediatric-specific, taste optimised formulations with minimal excipients
    • Patient and carer friendly packaging to facilitate ease of use
    • Input from prescribers, carers and patients
    We look forward to exhibiting at the Children’s Trust conference and to meeting the delegates. Established in 1980 Specialised Orthotic Service (SOS) are your posture management experts, providing specialist seating and mobility equipment. Offering free assessments and demonstrations, giving you the opportunity to view our full range of products including both our standard and customised product ranges. We pride ourselves in providing a service that is second-to-none, putting our customers and clients at the heart of everything we do. As a truly British manufacturer SOS manufacture all our products at our base in Staffordshire, our passion is to provide an effective and caring service and we are proud of our heritage and reputation. SOS work closely with our customers and clients to ensure that our products are designed with their requirements in mind, delivering practical solutions, ensuring that end users needs are met to help them better face their daily challenges.
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