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NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2016
Brain Injury Australia is the central clearinghouse of information and gateway to nationwide referral for optimising the social and economic participation of all Australians living with brain injury.
BIA PARTNERS WITH LEADING MAGAZINE FOR DOCTORS
Brain Injury Australia has been commissioned by Australian Doctor, a weekly magazine sent to 35,000 General Practitioners, to help prepare a series of articles on brain injury. Find out more…
BIA'S CHARITY PARTNER SIDETEMBER RAISES $10,000 FOR RETURN2SPORT
Since 2012, Brain Injury Australia's charity partner Sidetember - a "fun initiative running in the month formerly known as September" - has helped raise $120,000 for people living with a brain injury.

In Sidetember 2016, 50 cyclists took part in a "SideRide" through the New South Wales Central Coast, raising $10,000 for an adaptive sport, recreation and leisure service based at Royal Rehab in Sydney, Return2Sport.



350 people registered for a series of "SideChallenges" to give people insight into the challenges people living with brain injury face. Each challenge relates to a type of brain injury. For example, you could be asked to not speak for an hour, which is a common effect stroke can have on the brain. Read more.
BIA’S EXECUTIVE OFFICER AMBASSADOR FOR CONCUSSION EDUCATION
BIA’s Executive Officer, Nick Rushworth, has been made "Ambassador" for the Queensland Brain Institute's concussion education and research campaign, in partnership with the Australian Athletes’ Alliance, the peak body for Australia’s elite professional athletes. Read more.
CAN YOU HELP IMPROVE CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND MANAGEMENT?
Concussion is difficult to detect. Around 90 percent of concussions happen without loss of consciousness and half of all concussions go unrecognised. Help the University of Sydney, here.
BIA JOINS FORCES WITH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF NEURO-REHABILITATION
HELLEN (Hunter’s Exoskeleton for Lower Limb Exercise and Rehabilitation)
BIA has signed an agreement with the Australian Institute for Neuro-Rehabilitation (AIN), out of a mutual commitment to address gaps in community-based neuro-rehabilitation services. Learn more about the agreement here.
 
The two organisations celebrated the inaugural Neuro-Rehab Awareness Day on August 13 through a joint press release calling on Australian governments to fund a National Community Centre of Excellence for Technology-Assisted Neuro-Rehabilitation Exercise and Research. Download BIA’s/AIN’s joint media release here.

AIN is recruiting people who had a stroke or severe head injury over 3 months ago, and difficulty standing and walking, to join their study assessing the effectiveness of an exercise therapy program using a robotic exoskeleton (HELLEN, pictured above). 
TOP CANADIAN UNIVERSITY OFFERS CASE MANAGEMENT TRAINING 
University of British Columbia (UBC) is offering an online course in traumatic brain injury case management based on the work of occupational therapist, Christine Lefaivre, author of Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: The Lefaivre Rainbow Effect.

UBC will issue a certificate following course completion. Learn more here.
BIA TO SPEAK  AT WORLD FEDERATION OF NEUROSCIENCE
NURSES' SYMPOSIUM
Nick Rushworth will present on "Patients, Patience and Counselling in Uncertainty," at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, on Thursday 17th November. More here.
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Contact Brain Injury Australia
Phone: (02) 9808 9390   |   1-800 BRAIN1 (1-800 272 461)
Email: Simon van Rysewyk, Communications Manager, communications@braininjuryaustralia.org.au

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