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Research Excellence in Brain Recovery - Grants

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 08:39

Moving Ahead Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Recovery is  currently offering two seed grants worth $2000. The aim of these  grants is to provide some additional assistance to two outstanding  individuals who are currently undertaking, or are about to embark on, promising research that is consistent with the overall goals of Moving Ahead.

The grants are open to postgraduate students in a CRE-related discipline such as psychology, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, or speech pathology. Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of newsletter buy super cialis project merit, the project's consistency with the overall goals of Moving Ahead, and the project's ability to progress our knowledge or understanding of psychosocial issues in TBI.  Consideration will be given to academic merit, research experience and wow it's great previous research success.

Closing date is Monday 31^st August 2015.

Further information regarding the grants can be found on the Centre's website.

   

2015-16 Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:18

The Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program is financed from a Private Ancillary Fund that has been established for the cheapest cialis prices medicines purpose of providing an opportunity for young people at an early career stage to explore the possibility of a career contributing to assisting those living with any form of neurodisability.   

To find out more, download the flyer. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 121.99 KB]

 

   

INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RAISES CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BRAIN INJURY AUSTRALIA

Friday, 26 June 2015 14:02

INTERNATIONAL ICE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RAISES CONCUSSION AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR BRAIN INJURY AUSTRALIA
Brain Injury Australia was honoured to be the local charity partner for the recent 2015 Ice Hockey Classic – between Canada and the United States - and www.stopconcussions.com. Pictured, above, are Eddie Ashford – who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury the result of a dirt bike accident - his mother, Melissa, with Zenon Konopka and Brent Burns – captains of the US and Canadian teams – Kerry Goulet, of  www.stopconcussions.com and Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer of Brain Injury Australia, at June 13th’s game in Brisbane. Goulet, along with co-founder of www.stopconcussions.com, former professional ice hockey player Keith Primeau, participated in a Concussion in Sport Forum held at Sydney’s Royal Rehab on June 9th. Find out more about the Forum here. Listen to Goulet’s interview with Sydney radio station 2GB’s Chris Smith, here. Listen to Goulet, Primeau and Rushworth on ABC Radio’s The World Today, here .

   

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Forum

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:36

Last Tuesday 28th April Brain Injury Australia, in association with Royal Rehab, held a forum tomorrow on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with an ABI, featuring a presentation by, and an extended question and answer session with, the CEO of the Agency responsible for the NDIS, David Bowen.

Over 100 attendees from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South and Western Australia, including representatives from the NSW Lifetime Care and what is cialis link for you Support Authority, Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission and the universities of Sydney, La Trobe, Flinders, and Macquarie got a rare opportunity to raise questions about the design and implementation of the NDIS for the over 700,000 Australians with a brain injury.

Here is Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal’s – a Director of Brain Injury Australia – welcome to the the best place Forum. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 166.81 KB]

   

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING MORE IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 16:16

The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research at the University of Sydney is looking for adults aged 18 to 65 who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to take part in a research study. The study will work with people who have had a TBI to help them increase their leisure and community activity. Many people who have had a TBI are not able to return to work and often find it difficult to get involved with other hobbies, activities or interests. The study involves completing some surveys followed by weekly one-to-one therapy sessions for around four months. Each visit lasts about an hour, and these can be held in your home or at another convenient location. The therapy aims to increase your level of leisure and community activity over the long term.

To be eligible to be involved you should:

  • be aged 18 to 65
  • have had your TBI less than 15 years ago
  • be able to shower, dress and eat by yourself
  • be able to read and write English
  • live in the Sydney metropolitan area

And your injury must have been caused by a trauma such as a motor vehicle accident, a fall or an assault. If you are interested in finding out more information about this study please contact Donna Wakim on (0438) 279955 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Donna can answer any queries you may have and if you are considering being involved she will also check your eligibility.

The principal investigator on the study is Professor Robyn Tate. This study has been approved by Northern Sydney Local Health District Ethics Committee; approval number HREC/12/HAWKE/278. Any information collected on participants will be de-identified.

   

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