Acquired Brain Injury - HPANT Event

  • 11 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00
  • HPANT members $10 / non-members $15 (registrations essential)
  • Oaks Elan Darwin - 31-33 Woods Street Darwin


Acquired brain injury refers to any type of brain damage that happens after birth. Coping with the consequences of acquired brain injury can be difficult for everyone, including family members.

Hear from a panel of experts on the effects of and treatments available for ABI.

Dr Huntley - Neuropsych

Jim is Senior Psychologist at the Southern Area Brain Injury Service (SABIS) based in Goulburn NSW, and has a part-time private generalist practice at the Goulburn Medical Clinic. He is a Clinical Lecturer at the Research School of Psychology, ANU, Canberra, teaching in the area of clinical neuropsychology. He is Visiting Psychologist to Royal Darwin Hospital and consults for a number of NT agencies.

Neuropsychological assessment in multi-disciplinary clinical settings

Jim will briefly outline the role of neuropsychological assessment in the context of multi-disciplinary clinical intervention, and how such assessment contributes to the understanding of a patient’s sometimes complex cognitive and psychological profile. 

Dr Flavell - Rehabilitation Specialist

Howard has been a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician working at Royal Darwin Hospital/Palmerston Regional Hospital for over 20 years. He has a special interest in traumatic brain injury and runs a weekly head injury clinic with plans to run an additional weekly post concussion clinic at Palmerston Regional Hospital.

Are knocks on the head innocuous? Post Concussion Syndrome 

There is an increasing recognition that what might have been previously regarded as trivial head injuries can result in persistent symptoms. This talk will focus on the symptom constellation that suggests post concussion syndrome and what can be offered to manage it.

Jade Phillips - Rehab Physiotherapist

Jade is a Physiotherapist at Territory Therapy Solutions where she has the opportunity to work with clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (ABI) and are amalgamating back into the community. She has had experience working with more acute ABI/TBI clients in the hospital setting and enjoys the complex challenges these clients offer. Jade also has over ten years experience working with clients with chronic pain and has often adopted this knowledge to her treatment plans of TBI/ABI clients.

Walking and high level mobility, the challenges and why?

Following TBI/ABI clients often find returning to walking, and other high level mobility tasks such as running can be quite challenging. Jade will explore the underlying causes and impairments that contribute to the challenges these clients face and discuss how these can be approached in the clinical setting. 

Julia Swenson - Occupational Therapist

Julia is the Principal Occupational Therapist with Territory Therapy Solutions, a multidisciplinary allied health practice set up in 2010 in Darwin for people with complex disabilities and injuries. Julia has had over 18 years experience in the management of people with head injuries in the acute and community settings.

Consideration of sensory issues when consulting with people with head injuries in a clinic or home setting.

People diagnosed with head injuries may present with a range of auditory, visual, vestibular and tactile sensory processing issues post injury which will impact on their ability to function at home, and particularly when heading out in the community. This presentation will outline these issues and some simple strategies that can be used to manage it.

For all rural and remote health professionals that would like to webinar contact Cilla

Event Details

  • Networking and registrations will commence at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start.
  • Light supper and refreshments supplied.

$10 Health Providers Alliance Northern Territory (HPANT) members / $15 non-members 

Registration Form