National Paediatric Brain Injury Conference 2021

As the NHS faces increasing pressures in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to postpone its National Paediatric Brain Injury Conference, until Thursday 13 May (subject to confirmation). 

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National Paediatric Brain Injury Conference 2021: postponed

Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, said: “Over the years, a high number of attendees are from the NHS, including consultants, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and therapists. We know that many of these staff are being redeployed to support the Covid pandemic. To run a conference at this time, taking them away from delivering vital frontline services, does not seem a sensible option. We look forward to holding the conference later in the year when, hopefully, these pressures have reduced.”



"A must attend event for healthcare and associated professionals working in this field.”

This conference will explore some of the fundamental elements involved in a child’s recovery following an acquired brain injury. Whilst there are many elements to the rehabilitation journey, this conference will specifically focus on familymental healthtechnology and transition. We will look at each one in detail and how they interlink and connect with one another to help a child, and their family, achieve their rehabilitation goals.

Bringing together some of the industry’s leading clinical professionals, delegates can listen to experts including consultants, doctors, surgeons, nurses, and therapists, alongside case managers and medico-legal professionals. Utilising and reporting on the latest evidenced-based research, the conference is "a must attend event for healthcare and associated professionals working in this field.”


We are pleased to share our 2021 conference programme (please note this is subject to change):

09:00 – 09:30  Networking & exhibitor presentations

09:30 – 09:35  Sponsor’s welcome - Sarah Griggs, Partner, Irwin Mitchell

09:35 – 09:45  Welcome and introduction - Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, The Children’s Trust

09:45 – 09:50  Conference chair and host - Anna Maw, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital  

09:50 – 10:25  Family session and Q&A - Gerard Anderson, Head of Brain Injury Services, CBIT

10:25 – 10:40  Break, networking, exhibitor presentations

10:40 – 10:45  Welcome back

10:45 – 11:25  Mental Health session and Q&A - Louise Owen, Principal Clinical Psychologist, The Children’s Trust, and Annabee

11:25 – 12:00 - Transition session and Q&A - Oliver Studdert, Partner, and Steven Baylis, Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell

12:00 – 12:05 - Chair round up

12:05 – 12:40 - Lunch, networking, exhibitor presentations

12:40 – 12:45 - Welcome back

12:45 – 13:30 - Technology session and Q&A - Dr Meyer Heim, Chief Medical Officer of the Rehabilitation Centre, University Children’s Hospital in Zurich            

13:30 – 14:05 - Technology session and Q&A - Charlie Danger, Advanced Practitioner Assistive Technology, The Children’s Trust

14:05 – 14:15 - Close

14:15 – 14:30 - Networking


We are pleased to offer a limited number of virtual exhibitor packages for our 2021 conference. For more information, please click here

Pending APIL and RCPCH accreditation. 


We would like to thank Irwin Mitchell for kindly sponsoring this virtual conference.