Category: Acquired Brain Injury

The first cell treatment for chronic motor deficit from TBI?

SB623 Demonstrated Sustained Improvement in Motor Impairment up to 48 Weeks and Associated with Improvement in Function and Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Positive results from the one-year analysis of the Phase 2 STEMTRA trial were presented for the first time at the 2022 American Academy of Neurology (#AAN2022)…

UKABIF Award Winners Announced at Time for Change Summit

The winners of the annual UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) awards have been honoured at this year’s Time for Change summit. The Awards include the UKABIF Film Award, the Mike Barnes Award for Innovation, the Stephen McAleese Award for Inspiration and the UKABIF Poster Award. The Awards were kindly sponsored by Elysium Healthcare. Nicola…

New support group for families affected by brain injury

A new Special Interest Group (SIG) was launched on September 9, 2021 to provide support, advice and resources to families affected by acquired brain injury (ABI). Anchor Point will raise awareness of the needs of families of people with a brain injury, identify their unmet needs and deliver research, information and education required to make…

The Mike Barnes Award for Innovation 2021

Calling all change makers! The Mike Barnes Award for Innovation 2021 recognises and celebrates innovative projects and concepts in the management of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). It is open to people who may have a project to look at new ways of improving an aspect of neurorehabilitation in hospital, the community, school or prison. You…

Call for improved brain injury knowledge in social workers

UKABIF (UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum) is calling for social workers to be trained and informed around acquired brain injuries following a review into the death of a Brighton man. A review into the death of 42 year old ‘James’, who had an acquired brain injury (ABI), has found the current safeguarding system to be…

UKABIF Film Award Winner

Sacha Paynter from Bristol has won the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) Film Award for her film ‘Talking Benefits’, sponsored by Cygnet Health Care.  Sacha’s short film looks at the importance of neurorehabilitation for individuals who have had an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).  The film is based on Sacha’s personal family experiences of…