Working together to improve the lives of people with brain impairment
The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through our nations with devastating effects on health that are escalating daily. The impacts are severe and widespread - financially, vocationally, socially and personally, causing major disruption to everyday activities and people’s well-being.
ASSBI, like many other organisations, has had to cancel the annual conference for the first time in 43 years of the Society. At the same time, BRAINSPaN has sprung into action, providing a vital conduit for communication and sharing of resources. These include fact sheets from the World Health Organization, Australian Department of Health, National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the Australian Psychological Society tips for mental health, together with ASSBI Resources for telehealth delivery (Making the Most of Your Memory; TBIconneCT) and the Aphasia Centre for Research Excellence healthcare communication supports.
During these difficult and uncertain times, the ASSBI Executive will be continuing its activities. We send our heartfelt wishes to members, colleagues, people with brain impairment and their families and hope that you stay well and remain safe.
2020 assbi conference
It is with great regret that I let you know that the ASSBI Executive has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming ASSBI conference in Perth in May 2020. The uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the various travel restrictions placed on hospital and university staff make running the event untenable.
NOTE: If you did not pay by card then you cannot be refunded by card.
My thanks to the conference convenors, Michelle Kelly and Janet Wagland, for all their hard work in organising the event thus far, and to Barby Singer and her helpers for putting together the consumer event.
My sincere thanks to Margaret Eagers our CEO and PCO, for her invaluable assistance during this critical period.
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ASSBI is a multidisciplinary society dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with brain impairment and their families.
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