14 March 2018 | Comment | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor

Hugh James Brain Injury Conference 2018

Partner Cari Sowden-Taylor speaking at the 2018 Hugh James Brain Injury Conference

Partner Cari Sowden-Taylor speaking at the 2018 Hugh James Brain Injury Conference

Our Hugh James Brain Injury Conference 2018 took place on Tuesday 13 March at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff. The conference was our most successful to date with over 100 delegates attending. Clinicians, therapists, case managers, social workers, and charities travelled from far and wide to attend the annual specialist training event. This year the focus of the conference was neuro-rehabilitation and included talks regarding sport and neuro-physiotherapy post TBI (traumatic brain injury), a support worker perspective, and a new therapy technique using an interactive metronome.

]Dr Rodger Wood speaking about the neuropsychology of challenging behaviour 

Dr Rodger Wood speaking about the neuropsychology of challenging behaviour

Professor Rodger Wood opened the conference by providing a fascinating neuropsychological perspective on challenging behaviour and later in the day Dr Zoe Fisher spoke about the sustainable benefits of offering neuro-rehabilitation in a community setting.

Barrister, Emma Sutton provided an update on DOLS ( Deprivation of Liberties), whilst Ciaran McCabe and I provided an overview of the litigation process, the importance of obtaining specialist legal advice from the outset and the benefits the Hugh James Emergency Fund can provide to injured people and their families during their time of need.

Andrew Harding, Head of the Neurolaw and Court of Protection department at Hugh James, chaired the day and spoke about the recently published research conducted by BABICM( British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers) and the University of Plymouth regarding “Supported Decision Making: Brain injury case managers’ experience of mental capacity and the mental capacity act”.

Download the full BABICM report here.

Every year Hugh James holds a Brain Injury Conference which brings together experts working in the field of brain injury. If you would like more information about the Neurolaw or Court of Protection department or other courses regarding brain injury which Hugh James offers, please visit the Neurolaw department or contact me directly on 029 2039 1031.

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