On January 10th I was the invited speaker at the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court in Union County, New Jersey. My topic was “Preparing and Handling the Traumatic Brain Injury Case”, a presentation designed to teach attorneys how to prepare and handle cases on behalf of individuals with acquired traumatic brain injury.
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This past week, the North America Brain Injury Society (NAIBIS) held its Tenth Medical Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury and its 25th Medical Legal Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury. These two conferences brought together many of the top TBI rehabilitation experts and neuro attorneys in the United States.
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On Sunday, following the IBIA World Congress Gala, we all traveled to Glasgow, Scotland, a city made famous as the location for many ground breaking advances in brain injury research and treatment. The highlight of the trip was a lecture by Sir Graham Teasdale and other renowned experts at the historic Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, which was founded in 1599 by King James VI of Scotland.
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The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) held its gala awards dinner at the Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury this past Saturday evening. The gala awards dinner was held at the National Museum of Scotland, considered by many to be Scotland’s finest example of Victorian architecture.
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Last night I attended a wonderful reception at the Edinburgh City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost and City Council. The highlight for me was chatting with Prof. Thomas McMillan, chair of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow. Prof. McMillan, along with Sir Graham Teasdale, have been conducting research focusing on the outcome of brain injury and the implications for service use and development, across a span from very mild to extremely severe head injury and from specific impairments to general outcome in terms of recovery, disability and death.
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I am currently in Edinburgh, Scotland attending the The International Brain Injury Association’s 9th World Congress on Brain Injury. The World Congress on Brain Injury is an annual conference featuring lectures and educational seminars presented by world renowned doctors, lawyers, educators and researchers in the brain injury field.
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This past Friday and Saturday, the American Association for Justice held its annual Litigating Traumatic Brain Injury Cases Seminar in Miami, Florida. I had the pleasure of co-chairing that conference with Kenneth Goldblatt, Esq. The program brought together some of the top physicians and trial attorneys in the United States to teach plaintiff trial lawyers how to be better advocates on behalf of their clients who have sustained an acquired traumatic brain injury.
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