INS Science Committee Travel Grant Award
Greetings from the International Neuropsychological Society!
I’m writing in my role on the INS Science Committee to let you know that four competitive Travel Grant Awards of up to $1500 are available to students/trainees and early career INS Members who are presenting at INS (priority will be given to individuals from low- or middle-income countries; see “Low” and “Lower-Middle” income groups list here). Applications will be ranked based on the quality of the submitted abstract and the need for funding to support conference attendance.
The application packet can be downloaded using the link in the INS abstract portal and by clicking HERE!. Funds will be provided primarily as a reimbursement for travel costs; we are unable to provide funding prior to the conference. Questions and completed applications should be sent to INSScientificCommittee@gmail.com.
Nathan Hantke, PhD, ABPP-CN
2022 National Student Coordinator Role
Dear ASSBI & Student Community,
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from students who would like to become the national student coordinator for the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) in 2022!
We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students from all universities across Australia and across all disciplines (e.g., Speech Pathology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work) to apply.
National Student Coordinator
Role Description: As the national student coordinator, you will be responsible for the recruitment of student ambassadors nationwide across our many chapters (e.g., Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, etc.) as well as liaising and supporting ASSBI's student team leaders and representatives across Australia throughout the year. You will also be responsible for liaising with the executive committee regarding student events (e.g., executive summaries and attendance at executive meetings) and providing innovative ways to further promote student engagement. It is also expected you will have an active role in helping to plan the annual conference program for students, with support from the executive. All applicants must be able to commit to a full 2-year term position.
Benefits: 1 x ASSBI membership (as per above) and 1 complimentary annual conference registration (during the second year of the term).
To apply and find out more about the benefits of the role, go to: ASSBI Applicant Portal 2022
Applications close on 17th of September, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Reyes (Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The ASSBI Student Team
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Brain Injury
The Adelaide team are planning on holding a presentation night titled "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Brain Injury". We are hoping to hold the event in-person at a venue capped at 50 people, but are also streaming the event online. The Adelaide Team is giving you the opportunity to learn and connect with professionals from various fields involved in brain injury rehabilitation.
Featuring guest speakers from a range of disciplines including;
CLICK HERE to learn more and to Register for both in-Person and Online Attendance
There were 3 Student Prizes awarded at the 2021 conference
All abstracts are peer reviewed by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee, then student prizes are decided on by a mini group of the ASSBI Committee – these prizes will be handed out on the final afternoon of the conference
These prizes are awarded to 3 ASSBI student members who attend the conference and present their work in any of the formats (Platform, Datablitz, Poster and How to Session).
The ASSBI Awards are:
The winners of the 2021 awards were decided on by review by the conference scientific committee and a decision by the conference co-convenors.
Winner of the Kevin Walsh Award was Josephine Paasila with the presentation entitled Do Reasons for Living and Other Protective Factors Buffer against Psychological Distress and Suicide Ideation Following Severe TBI? A Cross-Sectional Study
Winner of the Luria Award was Amelia Hicks with the presentation entitled Does ongoing cognitive decline occur decades after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury? A prospective controlled studyWinner of the Travel Award was Grace Wei with the presentation entitled Behavioural and psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with dementia and their carers: an international study