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UKABIF Annual Conference 2015 – new speaker Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes DM FRCP confirmed

Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes is now confirmed to speak at the UKABIF conference which takes place on 11 November in London.
Prof Stokes will speak about Commissioning with specific reference to acquired brain injury and will also run a questions and answer session to allow delegates to raise their particular issues.
The conference will also feature sessions on neurobehavioural rehabilitation including updates about assessments, treatment and outcomes and an afternoon focussing on the links between acquired brain injury abd offending behaviour.

Please see below for the full conference programme

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World Rugby’s chief medical officer has told the BBC the sport’s rules may have to change to reduce concussions

Reported concussions in rugby have doubled in five years and a UK expert said on average one player at every Six Nations match suffered a brain injury.

English and Scottish rugby unions said they were trying to make the game safer and increase awareness of concussion.

The number of reported concussions in English rugby rose by 59% in 2013-14 and in Scotland, the figure has also nearly doubled in the past two years.

BBCs Panorama Team have undertaken an investigation and their programme Rugby and the Brain – Tackling the Truth – will be broadcast on BBC One on Monday 21 September, at 20:30, and afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.


BT Community Wheelchair Rugby Festival

Sunday 11th October 10am- 4pm Copper Box Arena, London E20 3HB

This Legacy event is a celebration of GBWR’s inclusive community programme.

It’s a perfect opportunity to bring family and friends. This FREE event invites local people, visitors and the international rugby family to enjoy exciting activities in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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GREY MATTER, GREY AREA – The Legal Issues Arising From the Management of Concussion in Sport

The death of Ben Robinson; informed concern about World Rugby’s PSCA and protocols; acceptance by the NFL that compensation must be paid to former players; and a growing medical evidence base about CTE has brought concussion to the centre of public consciousness. Ian Christian and Stephen Nye of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors have written an article about the legal issues arising from the Management of Concussion in Sport – please click on the pdf. below for the full article.


UKABIF welcomes enquiries from the media. We are able to provide information about all aspects of acquired brain injury as well as experts in the field to talk about topical issues. Please call 0845 6080788 or 07903887655.