Conference Program

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  • 09/07/17
    Welcome Reception

    Come and meet other delegates a drink on Sunday night between 7pm-8pm. This is included in registration costs but please tick so I have catering numbers.

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  • 10/07/17
    7.30am: Arrival – Drop Posters at Registration Desk
    Registration desk is located
    Welcome and Opening Address
    Prof Caroline van Heugten
     8.30 Welcome - Caroline van Heugten and Anita Rose (Program Co-Chairs)

    Professor Barbara A. Wilson– Opening Address:

    Lessons from the past

    Session 1 - Treatment Studies (1)
    Tamara Ownsworth
    9.10 Tessa Hart: Anger Self-Management Training for chronic moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Results of a randomized controlled trial
    9.30 Jennie Ponsford: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Sleep Disturbance and Fatigue Following Acquired Brain Injury: Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial 
    9.50 Charlotte Wainwright: The Efficacy of Problem Solving Therapy with Yonger (18-65) Stroke Survivors
    Session 2 - Treatment studies (2)
    Chair:  Caroline van Heugten
    10.15 Tamara Ownsworth: A randomised controlled trial of error-based learning and errorless learning for people with severe traumatic brain injury
    10.35 Carline Tan: Effectiveness of Phonological Cueing Therapy for Naming Deficits in a Mandarin-speaking Patient 
    Morning Tea

    Morning tea will be served

    Session 3 - Treatment studies (Datablitz)
     Chair: Jennie Ponsford

    Anita Rose: The effectiveness of errorless learning in a patient with significant orientation deficity
    11.30 Agnes ShielThe effectiveness of an individualised Cognitive Stimulation Therapy programme on cognition, communication, quality of life and behaviour for nursing home residents with mild-moderate dementia
    11.35 Luciano Fasotti: Can the effects of Goal Management Training be improved by the incorporation of additional therapeutical strategies ? Evidence for Errorless Learning and Working Memory Updating strategies in patients with executive impairments
    11:40Dilys Jones: Training listeners to understand dysarthric speech
    Daniel Mograbi: Adaptation and validation of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for dementia in Brazil
    Session 4 - Patient and family experiences (Datablitz)

    Anita Rose
    11.55 Barbara Wilson: People with impaired person recognition: Are they able to recognise personally known individuals better than celebrities? A Review  
    Charlotte Wainwright: The experiences of younger stroke survivors in New Zealand
    12.05 Gerard Riley:Experiencing the journey towards acceptance after acquired brain injury  
    Natasha Yasmin: Family interventions after brain injury: A systematic review  


    Lunch and Posters

    Lunch buffet

    Session 5 - Child neuropsychology

    Mathilde Chevignard
    1.20 Chrisma Pretorius:The father’s experience: A South African perspective on caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder
    1.40 Mathilde Chevignard: Prospective Memory performance following severe childhood traumatic brain injury: results of a prospective longitudinal study: the seven-year follow-up of the TGE cohort
    2.00 Melanie Porter: CBT for Anxious Children with Comorbid ADHD: Outcomes from a Large, Combined Sample
    2.20 Leigh Schrieff-Elson: An update on establishing a South African pediatric neuropsychology research and rehabilitation program: What we’ve done, what we’ve learned and where we’re going
    Agnes Shiel: Parents’ and PE teachers’ knowledge of sports related concussion within a paediatric population in Ireland  

    POSTER SESSION & Afternoon Tea

    Poster Session 1 - showcasing Datablitz Posters from Sessions 3 and 4 and Posters

    Afternoon Tea

    Session 6 - Assessment
    Jon Evans
    Ashok Jansari: My Brain Made Me Do It: Using An Ecologically-Valid Assessment Of Executive Functions To Investigate The Potential Involvement Of Head Injuries In Subsequent Criminal Behaviour
    Ava Easton: The European Brain Injury Questionnaire (EBIQ) and Outcomes Following Encephalitis
    Jamie Berry: Feasibility and sensitivity of a modified version of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) across different neuropsychological intervention contexts
    John Deluca: Executive function predicts responsiveness to memory rehabilitation for individuals with multiple sclerosis  
    Conference Dinner  (Conference Dinner)

    Monday 10th July bus leaves the Townhouse Hotel at 6.45pm ON THE DOT for Moyo Kirstenbosch and a 7.30 sit down

    Please tick here if you wish to attend at a cost of AU$80

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    Conference Dinner for a Guest  (Guest for Dinner)

    Please tick here if you wish to bring a guest to the conference dinner at a cost of AU$80

  • 11/07/17
    7.30: Arrival, registration and drop off posters to Registration Desk
    Registration desk is located
    Session 7 - Emotions and social cognition
    Skye McDonald
     9.00 Travis Wearne: Heart rate variability biofeedback: Can it be used to regulate emotion for individuals with traumatic brain injury?
    Satu Baylan: A qualitative investigation of stroke survivors’ experiences of participation in MELLO – a pilot randomised controlled trial of music listening and mindfulness interventions
    Session 8 - Health care (Datablitz)
    Rudolf Ponds
    9.45 Jessica Fish: Training Support Workers to ensure continued rehabilitation success  
    9.50 Elisa Lavelle Wijohn: If brain injury is a family injury, how can we better frame research to improve the lives of whānau and impact policy? An Aotearoa New Zealand perspective  
    9.55 Jill Winegardner: A novel approach to interdisciplinary team assessment: Joining the dots
    Agnes Shiel: A pilot study of the impact of cost-effective dementia friendly environments on participation and agitation of people with dementia in residential care  
    Morning Tea

    Morning Tea will be served in

    Session 9 - Participation
    Chair:  Luciano Fasotti
    10.40 Caroline van Heugten: Participation trajectories in the first 2 years after stroke
    11.00 Lee Cubis: Staying connected after brain tumour: changes in social networks and relationship to wellbeing after brain tumour
    Caroline van Heugten: Psychological factors after stroke: are they stable over time?  
    Session 10 - MS, PD and HS (Datablitz)
    Chair:  Anita Rose
    Andrew James: Psychosocial impact of Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease
    Jessica Fish: Thirty-two years in the perpetual present: a long-term follow up of profound amnesia following herpes simplex virus encephalitis


    Session 11 - Assistive technology
    Chair:  Caroline van Heugten
    Matthew Jamieson: Initiate Project; Developing Assistive Technologies to Increase Activity and Engagement in Meaningful Activities for People with Acquired Brain Injury
    Ashok Jansari: The frontal paradox demonstrated in patients with focal neurosurgical prefrontal lesions using a virtual reality measurement of multi-tasking
    Session 12 - Assessment (Datablitz)
    Chair:  Jennie Ponsford
    Nancy Barber: Early recovery profiles of language and executive functions in blingual persons following brain injury
    Anita Rose: What is the relationship between the JFK Coma Recovery Scale -revised and the Wessex Head Injury Matrix?
    POSTER SESSION 2 and Afternoon Tea

    Poster Session 2 - showcasing Datablitz Posters from Session 12 and Poster Presentations

    Afternoon Tea

    Session 13 - Assessment
    Chair:  Ashok Jansari
    Sara Simblett: Cross-cultural and trans-diagnostic facilitators and barriers to remote assessment in healthcare for people with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and depression: a qualitative analysis
    Barbara Wilson: How similarly do patients with Locked-In Syndrome (LIS) perform on neuropsychological tests? A comparison of two survivors of LIS
    Skye McDonald: Connections matter: loss of social cognition is associated with white matter loss in traumatic brain injury
    Conference Close - Professor Barbara A. Wilson

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