Conference Program

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  • 14/07/18
    Welcome Reception
    Conference Foyer

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  • 15/07/18
    7.30am: Arrival – Drop Posters at Registration Desk
    Conference Foyer
    Registration desk
    Welcome and Opening Address
    Dr Michael Perdices
     8.30 Welcome - Michael Perdices (Program Chair)

    Professor Barbara A. Wilson– Opening Address:

    Paradoxical Findings in Brain Injury Rehabilitation

    Session 1 - Perceptual Dysfunction
    Michael Perdices and Jessica Fish
    9.15 Barbara Wilson: An investigation into person recognition across different modalities
    9.30 Joost Heutink: Screening for visual perceptual disorders in rehabilitation practice: the DiaNAH test battery 

    Jacinta Douglas: Olfactory impairment following traumatic brain injury: Consequences for everyday life

    Antonia Ten Brink: No effects of prism adaptation on neglect in ADL - a large randomized controlled trial
    Anita Rose: Environmental Dependency Syndrome in a person with an Acquired Brain Injury: An ABAB Design 
    Panel discussion
    Morning Tea
    Conference Foyer

    Morning tea will be served

    Session 2 - Datablitz
    Chair:  Jill Winegardner
    11.15 Daan Verberne: Psychological Interventions for Treating Neuropsychiatric Consequences of Acquired Brain Injury: A systematic review (Datablitz 1) 
    11.20 Sharon Buckland:Role changes in family relationships and loss after acquired brain injury (ABI) and the impact on the adjustment process for family members: A mixed methods enquiry (Datablitz 2) 
    Fergus Gracey: Does providing person-to-person education/ information to caregivers, during post-stroke rehabilitation, reduce their depressive symptoms? A systematic review of evidence (Datablitz 3)  
    11.30 Natasha Yasmin: Predictors of marital relationship discontinuity post brain injury (Datablitz 4)
    Alinka Fisher: Supporting families with behavioural changes following brain injury: The development of the FAB Positive Behaviour Support (FAB-PBS) program (Datablitz 5)
    Lucy Knox: “It’s not our job to hold people back”: Strategies to support decision-making participation after acquired brain injury (Datablitz 6) 
    Session 3 - Assessment and Evidence Standards
     Chair: Jon Evans and Tessa Hart

    Robyn Tate: Standards of evidence for evaluating psychometric studies
    12.00 Anne-Fleur Domensino : Defining the content of a minimal dataset for acquired brain injury: a Delphi technique
    12.15 Bert LenaertGaining insight in daily life symptoms after brain injury: The Experience Sampling Method
    12.30Pieter Du Toit: Involving clients in the design and implementation of an individualised outcome-monitoring framework
    Michael PerdicesEvaluating the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions: to p or not to p, that is the question
    Panel discussion
    Poster Session 1
    Conference Foyer
    Poster Session 1 - showcasing Datablitz Posters from Sessions 2 and 5 and Posters
    1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Lunch  (Sunday Lunch)
    Lunch buffet
    Session 4 - Mood, Affect and Emotion

    Jennie Ponsford and Satu Baylan
    2.15 Tessa HartSMS-based treatment for depression/ anxiety in TBI: Two routes to the same outcomes?-
    Travis WearneRegulating emotion following traumatic brain injury: Preliminary results from a repeated biofeedback treatment study
    2.45 Caroline van HeugtenEffectiveness of a Multicomponent Self-Management Intervention for Adults with Epilepsy (ZMILE study): results of a Randomized Controlled Trial  
    Fergus GraceyPeople’s experiences of ‘personally important moments’ following an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), the meanings they attach to them and the influence they have on their post-ABI journey: A qualitative study  
    Melloney WijenbergDoes the fear avoidance model explain persistent symptoms after traumatic brain injury?
    3.30 Panel Discussion


    Session 5 - Datablitz

    Fergus Gracey
    3.50 Barbara Wilson: Improving the understanding of dysarthric speech: a controlled case study (Datablitz 7)
    3.55 Cynthia Honan: An examination of cognitive fatigue in MS: Do self-reports correspond with performance? (Datablitz 8)  
    4.00 Travis Wearne: It takes two to tango: Physiological responding during dyadic conversations (Datablitz 9) 
    4.05 Jessica Bruijel: The Psychomotor Vigilance Task: a measure of objective fatigue following acquired brain injury? (Datablitz 10)
    Gera De HaanEffects of low visual acuity on neuropsychological assessment (Datablitz 11)

    Afternoon Tea
    Conference Foyer

    Afternoon Tea

    Session 6 - Awareness and Disorders of Consciousness
    Barbara Wilson and Tessa Hart
    Samira DhamapurkarAssessment and treatment of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness: a summary of three studies
    Lesley MurphyBrain and Cognition Interplay in Disorders of Consciousness: A multiple case study
    Samira DhamapurkarDoes a regular Wessex Head Injury Matrix assessment identify early signs of infections in people with prolonged disorders of consciousness?
    Tamara OwnsworthSelf-awareness following paediatric brain injury: Relationship to mental health and adaptive functioning
    Panel Discussion
    7:15 PM  -  11:00 PM
    Conference Dinner  (Conference Dinner)

    Sunday 15th July at the GrandioR Hotel for a 7.30 sit down

    Please tick here if you wish to attend at a cost of AU$99 for a full buffet and drinks

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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$99

  • 16/07/18
    7.30: Arrival, registration and drop off posters to Registration Desk
    Conference Foyer
    Registration desk is located outside the Conference Rooms
    Session 7 - Psychological Issues
    Tessa Hart and Tamara Ownsworth
    8.30 Skye McDonald: This Way Ahead. Resources for families of people with Traumatic Brain Injuries and challenging behaviour
    Jessica Fish and Jill WInegardner:“Finding the confidence to crack on with things”: A qualitative study of client reflections on holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation several years post-programme
    Caroline van Heugten: Social Cognition Impairments in the Long Term after Stroke
    Herma Joanne Westerhof-Evers: The impact of impairments in social cognition, executive function and behavior on social and vocational participation after traumatic brain injury
    Fergus Gracey: Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) for episodic aggression in acquired or developmental neurodisability: Preliminary findings from a feasibility and single case experimental design pilot study
    Panel Discussion
    Session 8 - Datablitz
    Tamara Ownsworth
    10.00 Jodie ChapmanComparing face-to-face and videoconference delivery of neuropsychological assessment following stroke (Datablitz 12)
    10.05 Jon EvansDeveloping ApplTree; A Smartphone Reminding App for People with Acquired Brain Injury (Datablitz 13)
    10.10 Isabel Gosselt: Virtual reality (VR) in cognitive rehabilitation: feasibility and preference of immersive VR compared to non-immersive VR in stroke patients (Datablitz 14)
    Lauriane SpreijNovel inventory for cognitive complaints after acquired brain injury (Datablitz 15)
    Abiola De MojeedUse of baseline cognitive profiles to inform and guide appropriate Cognitive Remediation and Functional skills interventions to address deficits in occupational performance in patients with schizophrenia (Datablitz 16)
    Morning Tea
    Conference Foyer

    Morning Tea will be served

    Session 9 - Rehabilitation of Memory Dysfunction
    Chair:  Robyn Tate and Anna Adlam
    11.00 Roshan das NairMemory rehabilitation plus usual care versus usual care alone in traumatic brain injury (ReMemBrIn): a multicentre, pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial
    11.15 Anna Adlam: Computerised training of working memory (Cogmed RM) in children who have survived an acquired brain injury: A phase II randomised controlled trial  
    Dana WongIncreasing access to memory rehabilitation after stroke: Clinical and cost effectiveness of implementing memory skills groups into public health services
    11.45 Christine Resch: Searching for effective components of cognitive rehabilitation for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury: A systematic review
    Panel Discussion
    Session 10 - Datablitz
    Chair:  Andrew Bateman
    Miriam CohenCognitive bias modification for incarcerated young people with aggressive behaviour: assessing avenues for intervention (Datablitz 17)
    Jamie BerryA one-hour group psychoeducation session increases cognitive compensatory strategy use in an alcohol and other drug treatment setting (Datablitz 18)
    12.25 Suzane VassalloRe-positioning the visual scan path to emotional facial expressions following severe traumatic brain injury: Evaluation of a training intervention using a single case experimental design (Datablitz 19)
    Ieke WinkensSocratic feedback to increase awareness of deficits in patients with acquired brain injury: pilot results and design of a randomized controlled trial (Datablitz 20)
    Sara Da Silva RamosIs there a negative effect of early discharge from rehabilitation following acquired brain injury? (Datablitz 21)
    Maia ZuccoStrategy training results in better self-reported executive functioning than computerised cognitive training in a residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation setting (Datablitz 22)
    Poster Session 2
    Conference Foyer

    Poster Session 2

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Monday Lunch

    Monday Lunch in the Restaurant

    1:15 PM  -  1:55 PM
    Focus Group Meeting
    Focus Group Meeting with Barbara Wilson on Formulation models in clinical neuropsychology: Obtaining a professional consensus
    Session 11 - Assistive technology
    Chair:  Caroline van Heugten and Tamara Ownsworth
    Claire McGoldrick; A Single Case Experimental Design Study of a Reminder System for People with Dementia
    Igor BombinNeuropsychological assessment and driving simulator as predictors of ability to drive in acquired brain injury patients
    Lauriane SpreijSimulated driving: the added value of dynamic testing in the assessment of visuo-spatial neglect after stroke
    Jade KettlewellAcquired brain injury management using Brain-in-Hand to improve functional outcomes and independence: qualitative results from a series of case studies
    Panel Discussion
    Afternoon Tea
    Conference Foyer

    Afternoon Tea

    Session 12 - Tele-Rehabilitation
    Chair:  Andrew Bateman and Jill Winegardner
    Jennie PonsfordCognitive rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury: A survey of current practice in Australia and internationally
    David LawsonTelehealth delivery of memory rehabilitation following stroke: Is it as effective as face-to-face programs?
    Rene StolwykUtilising telehealth to deliver neuropsychological rehabilitation services to rural patients with stroke: development and evaluation of a novel pilot program
    Panel Discussion
    Conference Close - Professor Barbara A. Wilson
    Prof Wilson brings the conference to a close with Datablitz and Poster Prizes, a recap on the past and a look forward to 2019
    NR-SIG-WFNR Meeting
    Meeting of the WFNR NR-SIG
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