Promoting Well-Being in Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injury and their families

Queen's University, in partnership with the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) held the Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury  in Riddel Hall, Queen's University, from 26 – 28  September 2018. The conference was opened by President and Vice Chancellor of QUB, Professor Ian Greer, and Chaired by CESI Fellow Dr Mark Linden, School of Nursing & Midwifery.

The theme of the conference was: Promoting well-being in children and young people with acquired brain injury and their families and builds on the success of IPBIS’s prior conferences held in Liverpool (2015) and Rome (2017).

The conference focused on the development of innovative treatments, rehabilitation programmes, support mechanisms and ways to improve the lives and potential of young people affected by brain injury. The educational programme was inclusive of all issues relating to paediatric brain injury, both traumatic (e.g., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (e.g., infectious diseases, tumours, stroke, neurotoxic poisonings). Over 270 delegates attended the conference from 22 different countries.