Date: 12/09/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Rhodes House, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3RG

Supporting family and professional relationships after acquired brain injury

Thursday 12th September – Rhodes House, Oxford

If you are passionate about working with – or want to learn more about the experiences of the families of brain injury survivors – then this is the conference for you. Royds Withy King are proud to announce their inaugural national Brain Injury Conference – this year focusing on supporting the family and professional relationship in the context of acquired brain injury.

Set in the iconic Rhodes House in historic Oxford, this conference for professionals will bring together family members of brain injury survivors and internationally recognised experts in the field to share their stories, learning and wisdom in understanding family needs after brain injury. Through linking the latest clinical and research evidence base and the personal accounts of family members, this conference promises to be an illuminating and informative day, offering a unique perspective on the needs of families and how professionals and families can work more effectively together towards improved outcomes.

 

We are pleased to announce that our key note presentation will be given by Professor Jeffery Kreutzer (PhD, ABPP, FACRM Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor and Associate Chairman Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University; Director, Virginia Commonwealth TBI Model System) who has pioneered innovative family interventions in the context of acquired brain injury.

We are still finalising the programme but confirmed speakers include:

  •  Dr Audrey Daisley – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist UK
  • Dr Giles Yeates – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and Couples Therapist, UK
  • Dr Mark Holloway – Brain injury social worker UK
  • Maggie Sargent – Brain Injury Case Manager and Co-ordinator of Silverlining
  • Tracy Norris-Evans – Partner at Royds Withy King and Head of Personal Injury UK
  • Nicola Hughes – Chair of Headway Darlington and wife of brain injury survivor
  • Nicky Wake – CEO of Don’t Panic Projects and wife of brain injury survivor
  • Rob Kuschel – Brain Injury Case Manager and brother of brain injury survivor
  • Cerys Hughes – Child of a brain injury survivor
  • John Keen – Father of a brain injury survivor
  • Dr Rachel Tams, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Professor Jeffrey S. Kreutzer PhD, ABPP, FACRM

 

Networking drinks will be held at the end of the day kindly sponsored by CCMS.

 

 

Programme

Time Agenda
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome

Tracy Norris-Evans – Partner of Royds Withy King and Head of Personal Injury UK

9:40 – 12:10 Session one: Family perspectives

Chair: Dr Audrey Daisley – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

9:40 – 9:50 Introduction – The stories behind this conference

Dr Audrey Daisley

9:50 – 10:05 A father’s perspective

John Keen, father of a brain injury survivor

10:05 – 10:35 What if it happened to you? The spouse perspective

Nicola Hughes

10:35 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:20 What about the sibling relationship?

Rob Kuschel

11:20 – 11:35 I might be small, but my life is big – the child’s perspective

Cerys Hughes

11:35 – 12:00 Family experiences after brain injury

Dr Mark Holloway

12:00 – 12:10 Session Q&A
12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 17:00 Session two: Service Perspectives

Chair: Dr Rachel Tams, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist

13:10 – 13:25 Silverlining – connecting lives

Maggie Sargent

13:25 – 13:45 Developing services that support family and professional resilience

Dr Audrey Daisley

13:45 – 14:15 Can we rehabilitate love after acquired brain injury?

Dr Giles Yeates, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and couples therapist

14:15 – 15:15 Keynote presentation – The truth about love and divorce after brain injury

Professor Jeffrey S. Kreutzer PhD, ABPP, FACRM Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor and Associate Chairman Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University; Director, Virginia Commonwealth TBI Model System

15:15 – 15:45 Refreshment Break
15:45 – 16:15 When life threw me a curve ball – lessons from my journey back from my husband’s brain injury

Nicky Wake, MD, Don’t Panic Projects

16:15 – 16:45 Navigating the legal minefield: building the professional team around the family to support lifelong decision making

Tracy Norris Evans

16:45 – 17:00 Q&A

Conference closes: Tracy Norris-Evans

17:00 – 18:00 Please stay and join us for a networking drinks reception (sponsored by CCMS) – all welcome

 

Ticket prices:

  • £195+VAT for early bird tickets until 26 July
  • £249+VAT

Subsidised places are available for individuals whose primary role is working within NHS, Statutory Services, Charities or Students. Please contact Sian.Clifford@dontpanicprojects.com for more information.

 

Profits to be donated to the Silverlining Charity.

 

Early bird ticket deadline closes – Friday 26 July

 

Keep an eye on our website roydswithyking.com/ahead-together and social channels for further details.

#AheadTogether

@AT_Conference

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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