What's Going On at ASSBI and around the world
This is where you'll find out what's going on at ASSBI, all the news on Brain Impairment and opportunities in other countries across the world.
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Project Notes (referred to by Robyn in the Newsletter)
CYBERABILITY: Understanding, preventing and treating cybercrime after acquired brain injury
More people than ever are using the internet and social media for connecting with people, finding out information and entertainment.
Dr Kate Gould is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Monash University Research Fellow. Together with her client, Colin Brokenshire, Kate has been co-designing and delivering advocacy training about improving Cyberability after brain injury for the last four years. This work has been recognised by the ASSBI Clinical Innovation Award (2018). Funded by the Allen Martin Research Scholarship Award (2018) through the Summer Foundation, Kate is currently leading the Cyberability team in conducting a world first study into understanding and improving online safety after brain injury. Kate and Colin have joined with Anna Holliday from Li-Ve Tasmania and another consumer with lived experience, Alf Archer, to conduct an awareness building campaign on understanding, preventing and treating cyberscams after brain injury. Their series of workshops in Melbourne and Tasmania and webinar in July 2019 have been well received by the clinical community, with particular value placed on Colin and Alf’s stories of their own experiences with scams. Findings from their clinician survey and workshop evaluation will form the foundation of both clinical knowledge and practice in this new area, supporting people’s “cyberability” so that they can benefit from the safe use of technology in neurorehabilitation and their everyday life.
Words from your President
Lots of researchers NEED your help this quarter, have a look and see if you can help if you need help, email us and we'll post it here too
Information from your Student Ambassadors
Report on the 2019 Conference from William Levack
Story boards from the ASSBI/NZRA Conference
Information on the 43rd ASSBI Conference
Information from the Editors of Brain Impairment
Chief Executive Officer's Report
FREE THINGS! Now we've got your attention: we are offering a free month of ASSBI membership for September and October only. BONUS: if you're referred by a current member, both you AND the current member will get ANOTHER free month of membership! How good is that? CLICK HERE for membership:
I’d like to thank Matthew for taking a pile of work off these shoulders, you are doing a great job Matt.
We have a new ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PORTAL, we will now be using CVENT to submit abstracts. This means that we will be using the same system across abstract submission, registration and the APP. Look out for your email invitation to submit an abstract.
Apart from ASSBI, The NR-SIG-WFNR and the CCD Bi-Annual Symposium are both opening their Call for Abstracts within the month (go to World Events). Their conferences will be held in Austria and Melbourne in July 2020.
Cheers, Margaret Eagers, CEO
ARTICLE 2018 Volume 19, Special Issue 2 (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury) – Brain Impairment