ASSBI Student Events
We welcome Jonathan Reyes who has moved from Melbourne Team Leader to the new National Co-ordinator role going forward to 2020, I have no doubt that our Student Ambassadors are in good hands with Jonathan but wish him well for his term.
The student ambassador teams have continued to organise more ASSBI student events throughout the year around Australia and New Zealand! You can read more about the events with photos below.
That's all the events for 2018, keep an eye-out for events being hosted by ASSBI student teams in your region via this page and ASSBI social media pages in 2019!
The Newcastle Chapter (Winifred Asare-Doku, Pauline Eldridge, Gordon Donnir and Bianka Leigh Landrigan) organised a seminar on 11th October, 2018 on "Journey of an individual with Brain Injury" at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus. Health professionals like Dr Mitchell Hansen, Dr Samantha Ashby, Jodie Marquez and Dr Gordon Donnir spoke about their role in caring for individuals with brain injury. We also had speakers from Headstart sharing their experiences.
The Melbourne Chapter held a Trivia Night on Thursday 11th October, 6.30 - 8.00pm at the Clyde Hotel, Carlton with subsidised drinks and food. Our trivia involved questions that were both related to Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) as well as general trivia (AFL, Pop Culture, Music, History). Our aim was to raise awareness of the difficulties endured by individuals with an ABI. Attendees were formed into groups and a bit of competitiveness ensued throughout the night! Over it was a very successful night and the winning team scored movie tickets! Thanks to the staff at the Clyde Hotel for all their help setting this up.
The Townsville Chapter conducted a movie screening of “The Crash Reel” at the James Cook University campus, offering a chance for undergraduate students to learn about the challenges of recovery after a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Crash Reel follows the early career and rehabilitation of a professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce. The documentary highlights the challenges of recovery after TBI and the importance of an allied health approach to patient management and well-being. Attendees included undergraduate students from the disciplines of psychology and speech pathology. A free pizza lunch was enjoyed by all and students were introduced to the benefits of inter disciplinary collaboration through ASSBI for clinicians and researchers alike.