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  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • The Royal Society of Medicine, London
  • Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT
  • £199 inc. VAT thereafter

The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

20 June 2018
  • We are pleased to announce our national paediatric brain injury conference for 2018, The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury. Delivered in partnership with Irwin Mitchell, this year’s conference takes a closer look at the puzzling complexities, connections and challenges of acquired brain injury in children and young people. Join us and our host, Dr Anna Maw, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, and listen to and network with expert clinical professionals including consultants, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and therapists, alongside case managers and medico legal individuals to explore how best to rehabilitate children and young people with acquired brain injury following illness or injury. Speakers include international neuroscientist, clinician and author, Dr Lucia Braga, The SARAH Network; Mr Simon Stapleton, Consultant Neurosurgeon, St. George’s Hospital; Dr Vijeya Ganesan, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and many more. Check out our full speaker line up. Programme and speaker subject to change Download this year's programme

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
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  • The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury

    Wednesday 20 June 2018
    The Royal Society of Medicine, London
    09:00 - 09:30
    Registration
    09:30 - 09:35
    Sponsor's welcome
    09:35 - 09:45
    Welcome and introduction
    Professor Gareth Morgan, Medical Director & Consultant Paediatrician, The Children's Trust
    09:45 - 09:50
    Conference chair and host
    Dr Anna Maw, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
    09:50 - 10:20
    Life after brain injury – a case study, part 1 (family perspective)
    10:20 - 11:05
    Evidence-based interventions for children and young people with acquired brain injuries: achievements and challenges
    Dr Carolyn Dunford, Head of Therapy & Research, The Children’s Trust
    11:05 - 11:25
    Comfort break, networking, exhibition stands and posters
    11:25 - 12:10
    An overview: causes and consequences of childhood stroke
    Dr Vijeya Ganesan, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
    12:10 - 12:40
    A NIF-TY solution to the puzzle of childhood acquired brain injury
    Dr Jenny Jim, Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Children’s Trust
    12:40 - 13:40
    Lunch, networking, exhibition stands and posters
    13:40 - 14:25
    Neurosurgical aspects of paediatric brain injury
    Mr Simon Stapleton, Consultant Neurosurgeon, St. George’s Hospital
    14:25 - 14:55 Paediatric brain injury: outcomes and predictors of long-term prognosis
    Presented by Vijay Palanivel, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, The Children’s Trust
    14:55 - 15:15
    Comfort break, networking, exhibition stands and posters
    15:15 - 15:40
    Increasing participation through community neurorehabilitation - a case study
    Presented by Katy James, Head of the Brain Injury Community Service, The Children's Trust
    15:40 - 16:25
    Evidence-based, life-long ecological neurorehabilitation for children and teenagers with acquired brain injury
    Dr Lucia Braga, neuroscientist, neuropsychologist, researcher, clinician and author
    16:25 - 16:30
    Close
    Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, The Children’s Trust
    16:30 - 18:30
    Post-conference drinks reception Programme and speaker subject to change Download this year's programme

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
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  • We are delighted to be joined by some of the industry’s leading experts in childhood brain injury, and this year welcome our conference chair and host, Dr Anna Maw, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
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    Dr Anna Maw

    | Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Conference chair and host

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      Biography coming soon...
    Dr Lucia Braga, International Neuroscientist, Neuropsychologist, Researcher, Clinician and Author, The SARAH Network Key note speaker

    Dr Lucia Braga

    | International Neuroscientist, Neuropsychologist, Researcher, Clinician and Author, The SARAH Network, Key note speaker

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      Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga is a neuroscientist, neuropsychologist, researcher, clinician and author with over 35 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury. She developed and pioneered several neurorehabilitation programs, such as the Family Training Methodology, the MetaCognitive Dimension Program and is currently working on implementing a context-sensitive intervention model for adults. She is engaged in neurorehabilitation studies with a number of European and American institutions, as well as neuroscientific research, using technology such as DTI, ERP and fMRI to explore brain function. Dr. Braga is currently president of the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, a member of the SARAH Board of Governors and founder of its Neuroscience Research centers in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. She received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the Université de Reims (France) in 1999 and was appointed by the President of Brazil to the National Order of Scientific Merit. Dr. Braga is on several editorial boards, has published books and book chapters, as well as articles in various peer-review journals. In addition to coordinating the nine rehabilitation hospitals and one technology facility of the SARAH Network, she is also active in clinical neurorehabilitation and research activities with local and international institutions and universities.
    Dr Simon Stapleton, Consultant Neurosurgeon, St. George’s Hospital

    Dr Simon Stapleton

    | Consultant Neurosurgeon, St. George’s Hospital

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      Simon is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St George’s Hospital with a particular interest in paediatric neurosurgery and neurooncology. Qualified in Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1985, Simon trained in neurosurgery at the Atkinson Morley Hospital, Wimbledon and The National Hospital, Queen Square. His paediatric neurosurgical training took place at Great Ormond Street and The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
    Vijeya Ganesan, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology and Honarary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Vijeya Ganesan

    | Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology and Honarary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

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      Paediatric Neurologist, Great Ormond Street HospitalVijeya Ganesan is Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Neurology at the Institute of Child Health, London. She leads a multidisciplinary clinical service for paediatric neurovascular disorders based at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Her research is directed towards trying to understand the causes and consequences of childhood stroke and cerebrovascular disease.
    Professor Gareth Morgan, Medical Director at The Children's Trust

    Professor Gareth Morgan

    | Medical Director & Consultant Paediatrician, The Children’s Trust

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      Gareth has a wide experience of medical and academic management. Most recently, while Dean of the Medical School at Swansea University he also directed an NHS immunology laboratory. Prior to this he was head of a Medical Research Council field station in The Gambia where he was responsible for a rural primary health facility and also clinical director at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Gareth continues his practice in paediatrics and is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Paediatrics and Child Health, Physicians and Pathologists.
    Dr Carolyn Dunford, Head of Therapy & Research, The Children’s Trust

    Dr Carolyn Dunford

    | Head of Therapy & Research, The Children’s Trust

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      Carolyn is Head of Therapy and Research at The Children’s Trust where she has been working since October 2010. She has a varied clinical and academic background having worked in the NHS for many years as an occupational therapy clinician/researcher, as well as more recently spending three years as a senior lecturer at York St John University. Carolyn is passionate about children and young people’s participation, clinically-based research and developing outcome measures that capture the multi-faceted results from rehabilitation interventions.
    Dr Jenny Jim, Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Children’s Trust

    Dr Jenny Jim

    | Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Children’s Trust

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      Jenny is a clinical psychologist specialising in neuropsychology. She works part-time at The Children’s Trust and spends the other half of her working week as a director of a clinical psychology doctoral training programme/consultant clinical psychologist, lecturer and budding researcher (University of East London, UEL). She is also an honorary lecturer at University College London (UCL) and has over 10 years’ of post-doctoral qualified experience working with children, young people and families. Jenny has interests integrating brain and behaviour relationships with a holistic understanding of children and young people’s context and family. She considers herself a biopsychosocial scientist-practitioner. She has sought post-doctoral qualifications in family therapy and clinical paediatric neuropsychology. Jenny is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with brain injuries, and those of their families. Jenny has presented her work at both national and international conferences.
    Dr Vijay Palanivel, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, The Children’s Trust

    Dr Vijay Palanivel

    | Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, The Children’s Trust

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      Dr Vijay Palanivel has been working at The Children’s Trust for just over 4 years. Prior to joining The Children’s Trust, he has worked in tertiary neurodisability and neurology centres at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospital. Vijay’s specialist areas of expertise are acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, movement disorders including botulinum toxin injections and other complex neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and learning disability. He is also the founder and director of Jaysan Child Neurodevelopment Clinics, Chennai, India which offers neurodisability and neurorehabilitation care for children with complex disabilities from all over India and South Asia. Vijay is currently a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
    Katy James is a Speech and Language Therapist with over 15 years’ experience working in neurorehabilitation and is Head of The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Service.

    Katy James

    | Head of The Brain Injury Community Service, The Children’s Trust

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      Katy James is a Speech and Language Therapist with over 15 years’ experience working in neurorehabilitation and is Head of The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Service. A national service, the team provides interdisciplinary goal directed neurorehabilitation, working in the child’s environment with the ultimate aim of maximising participation in everyday life. Clinical support is delivered via clinical specialists working in partnership with NHS major trauma centres and a multidisciplinary team operating from Tadworth. Katy has a special interest in cognitive-communication disorder and the impact of acquired brain injury on the sense of self. She is lead author of ‘The Strands of Speech and Language Therapy: weaving a therapy plan for neurorehabilitation’ (Speechmark, 2011)

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
    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 2018 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
    • One delegate pass to the conference (for representative manning your stand) and opportunity to purchase additional delegate tickets at a discounted rate of £120 pp inc. VAT (usually £199)
    • Refreshments throughout the day including lunch for the representative/s manning your stand
    • 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

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
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  • 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

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
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  • Join us for what’s set to be the highlight of paediatric conferencing in 2018.

    Ticket prices

    Early bird rate: £175 inc. VAT when booked before Friday 30 April 2018 Standard rate: £199 inc. VAT when booked thereafter Pending RCPCH accreditation.

    How to book

    Book online

    The quickest and easiest way to book your 2018 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 to download below. Please ensure you fill in all of the sections including organisation and booking co-ordinator’s details and return to Download a booking form  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 to download and return with payment for your delegate/s to: The Children’s Trust, FAO: Marketing Team, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU. Download a booking form  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.

    Early bird tickets – available until Friday 30 April 2018

    Book your 2018 conference ticket before Friday 30 April 2018 and enjoy our early bird ticket offer. Early bird tickets are available at £175 inc. VAT, £199 inc. VAT thereafter.
    Book now
  • 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
The Rubik\'s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury, The Children\'s Trust National Paediatric Brain Injury Conference, Wednesday 20 June 2018, The Royal Society of Medicine, London
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