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9th National Brain Injury Conference

Tuesday 24 September @ 8:00 am - Thursday 26 September @ 5:00 pm

Brain Injury Australia’s 9th National Brain Injury Conference will be held at Adelaide Oval, from the 24th to 26th September, 2024 – with the support of the Government of South Australia and Brain Injury SA.

Founded in 1986, Brain Injury Australia is the nation’s peak advocacy organisation representing the over 700,000 Australians living with a brain injury. Its annual National Brain Injury Conference has become one of the premier learning and development events on the disability calendar – driving improvements in services and supports for people living with a brain injury, their families and carers.

The Conference’s Organising Committee invites people with lived experience of brain injury, family members and carers, researchers, clinicians, allied health professionals, service providers and policymakers to submit proposals for presentations on everything brain injury.

As with all previous National Brain Injury Conferences, Brain Injury Australia will put the voice of people with a brain injury at the centre of the Conference program, including the annual “Consumer Opening Address”. The Conference’s Organising Committee especially welcomes presentation proposals by people with a brain injury, and presenters from South Australia.

The Conference will be opened by Nat Cook, the South Australian Minister for Human Services. Before entering politics, Nat spent nearly 30 years as a nurse in specialty areas including brain injury rehabilitation. After her 17-year-old son, Sam, died in 2008 due to a Traumatic Brain Injury from a one-punch assault, Nat and her husband set up The Sammy D Foundation which has “educated over 180,000 young people about the consequences of violent behaviour, and the risks associated with alcohol and drug misuse”.

The Conference’s Organising Committee also encourages presentation proposals in the following subject areas:

  • the lived experience of brain injury – from consumers, significant others, family members and carers;
  • innovations in evidence-based approaches to the acute care, recovery and rehabilitation of people with a brain injury;
  • concussion/ “mild” Traumatic Brain Injury/ post-concussion syndrome;
  • Domestic and Family Violence and brain injury;
  • “young” stroke;
  • peer supports, mentoring of people with a brain injury;
  • brain injury and employment;
  • the National Disability Insurance Scheme;
  • brain injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities;
  • the management of “challenging behaviours”/ “behaviours of concern”;
  • alcohol and other drug-related brain injury;
  • brain injury in the military;
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in older Australians; and
  • the prevention of brain injury.

Please feel free to submit multiple presentation proposals.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 1st December 2023.

Go here to submit your proposal.

If you have any questions about the Conference or need assistance submitting your presentation proposal, please feel free to contact the Conference’s producer, Interpoint Events, by phone – 1300 789 845 – or email –


Tuesday 24 September @ 8:00 am
Thursday 26 September @ 5:00 pm
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Adelaide Oval

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