A United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) seminar for health and social care professionals specialising in acquired brain injuries will be held at Thompsons Solicitors’ Birmingham office on 09 September 2015.

The ‘Rehabilitation Issues for Acquired Brain Injury’ seminar will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss brain injury and it consequences, as well as latest updates on rehabilitation services and information on securing statutory funding.

Delegate registration begins at 10am with workshops taking place throughout the day until 3.30pm. Speakers include:

• Professor Mike Barnes Consultant Neurologist and Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation and chair of UKABIF
• Amanda Swain, independent consultant in acquired brain injury services
• A brain injury specialist from Thompsons Solicitors
• Cathy Johnson, case manager at Rehab Without Walls
• Neuro-rehabilitation expert, Dr Andrew Bateman of the Oliver Zangwill Centre
• Jaxx Cave, brain injury survivor.

The UKABIF campaigns to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and champions improved services, care and information for people living with an acquired brain injury.

A brain injury specialist at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “UKABIF offers an invaluable service to those affected by an acquired brain injury by providing specialist information and education to those who work closely with people who have suffered a brain injury.

“As a speaker at this seminar, I look forward to sharing my own personal expertise in relation to brain injuries, as well as gaining insight from other speakers and attendees. I encourage anyone with a specialist interest in learning more about brain injury rehabilitation, services and care provision to attend this seminar and support UKABIF.”

To find out more information or register to attend the ‘Rehabilitation Issues for Acquired Brain Injury’ workshop, visit the UKABIF website.

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth and can result in cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioural impairments leading to permanent or temporary changes in functioning. It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) such as those caused by road traffic collisions and accidents at work and non TBI’s such as those caused by strokes and other vascular accidents, tumours and also infectious diseases. Exact figures are unknown, but a very low estimate is that over one million people live in the UK with the effects of ABI at an estimated minimum cost of £4.1 billion.