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BIRT Conference 2023

21 September 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


The BIRT Conference 2023: Every Interaction Is Rehab – Innovative approaches for people with a brain injury

The BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) Conference is returning for the first time since 2017, bringing together clinicians, academics and practitioners in the field of brain injury to discuss innovative models of rehab, and how we can achieve the best outcomes for people.

The conference will take place in York on Thursday 21 September 2023, and we will be joined by a range of speakers, including:

  • Dr Zoe Fisher from Swansea Bay University Health Board, talking about Innovative Approaches to Community Neurorehabilitation
  • Professor David Sharp, Imperial College, London who will be talking about Effects, Outcomes and Innovations in Traumatic Brain Injury.

There will also be a number of interactive workshop sessions for delegates to take part in, including:

  • Music Therapy in Neurorehabilitation, Luke Wilson, Nordoff Robbins
  • Working with Domestic Abuse Practitioners, Dr Annmarie Burns, Steffy Bechelet, The Disabilities Trust
  • Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr Thomas Elanjithara, The Disabilities Trust

Plus, the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues working in the sector.

An optional tour of The Disabilities Trust’s new cutting-edge hospital in York will also be available for those who are interested after the conference has finished.

Tickets cost £169, or £129 if purchased before June 30.

Click here for the full agenda

Poster submissions

The Disabilities Trust are also looking for poster submissions for this year’s conference and welcome abstracts for poster presentations concerning any research or clinical developments in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with acquired brain injury.

Abstracts can be submitted to until June 30.

All submitted abstracts must in English, be no more than 300 words, and preferably have not been previously presented to a large national or international meeting, or appeared in full print before the date of the conference.

Authors will receive notification by July 31.

Only registered attendees are allowed to present their posters.

I want to be an exhibitor

There will be a small number of opportunities to exhibit at the conference. Please contact events@thedtgroup.orgto find out more.


21 September 2023
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


The Disabilities Trust
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Malmaison York
Rougier Street
York, YO90 1UU
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