Medical and legal experts to top the bill at regional conference

Our popular annual conference, the Cost of Brain Injury, will return to Exeter’s Sandy Park Conference Centre later this week: on Friday 14th October 2011.

The conference has been described by delegates in previous years as “one of the most effective, informed and enjoyable conferences I have attended in years,” and has been taking bookings from across the country. There are now only a limited number of spaces remaining and local solicitors, social workers, health professionals and brain injury rehabilitation workers are being urged to book their place.

This year’s event boasts an array of speakers from relevant clinical and legal backgrounds. The packed programme is made up of presentations from Dr Phil Yates, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Psychological Medicine; Polly Sweeney, a specialist in Public Law; Dr Andrew Bateman, the lead NeuroRehab clinician in the Cambridgeshire NHS Trust Community Rehabilitation Unit; and Nigel Lyons, an expert in criminal advocacy and partner at Foot Anstey Solicitors.

Following on from the success of the previous two years, the conference will also feature a panel session where individuals with personal experience of brain injury share their stories and take questions from delegates

Headway Devon organises this regional conference every year, and this year’s event is supported by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Our Acting Chief Executive, Paul Bird said: “This conference is a vital diary date for anyone work who with people with brain injuries – that includes medical staff, social workers, and solicitors. Brain injury is a growing concern across the country and everyone can benefit from refreshing their knowledge and understanding.

“To make sure that as many people as possible can attend in these challenging economic times, we have managed, with the kind support of our sponsors, to reduce the delegate rate and are also able to offer some sponsored places to those in the public sector who have experienced cuts to their training budgets.”

Lunch is included in the ticket price with fantastic networking opportunities for all professionals. CPD and PRTL points are available for attending solicitors and social workers.

Registration will be from 9.30am on Friday 14 October. For tickets and further information call Sarah on 01392 211822, email conference@headwaydevon.org.uk , or follow this link.