I can’t believe it’s already March and the time for our first 2018 newsletter is here. For that matter I feel like I’m still adjusting to the idea of 2018! So luckily 2018 brings with it numerous exciting events and opportunities to connect with your ASSBI colleagues and share wisdom across lots of developing and new practice areas. Indeed, we start the year with an excellent workshop just around the time corner on 26 March. This full day workshop, sponsored by Shine Lawyers, brings together the expert knowledge of Associate Professor Carolina Bottari and Professor Sylvain Giroux from Canada. Their workshop is entitled Real people, Real life: Evaluations, cognitive assistance and smart homes for adult individuals with moderate or severe TBI and you can choose to attend in person in Sydney or through our live streaming option. For further information: View Event Details.
This rapid flow of time also means that our 41st Brain Impairment Conference, 3-5 May, in Adelaide is almost here check it out. Yes the early bird registration closes on April 1st – so don’t be foolish and miss out. Working to reflect our conference theme, Connecting and Collaborating in Rehabilitation, Liz Williams and her conference team have assembled a stellar team of keynote speakers and produced a programme covering a broad range of interests and topic areas across multiple disciplines. I look forward to seeing you there and catching up in person.
You will have recently received an email reminding you about the ASSBI Early Clinical Innovation Award. This award is designed to recognise innovation in the field of brain impairment consistent with our mission to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions across the lifespan. For the purposes of this award, an early career clinician is defined as someone who was awarded their highest level of qualification within the last 10 years (career disruptions such as maternity, sick or carer leave are also taken into consideration). So if you are a clinical innovator or know someone who is, we’d love to receive an application from you by 15 March (Click here to download an application form).
In closing, let me say I hope the year has had a good start for you all and continues in that vein (or better) through 2018.Warmest wishes,
Jacinta Douglas, President