Next May, the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) will be holding its 6th World Congress in Melborne, Australia. The conference will run from May 6 through May 8, 2005. I have just learned that there will be a medico-legal workshop examining “Access to Rehabilitation and Compensation. Who pays/how much/when/who cares?” I have been asked, and am proud to accept, the honor of representing the United States at this workshop.

The workshop will consist of an expert panel representing legal, medical and consumer interest who will debate the advantages and disadvantages of various compensation schemes for road accident injuries in Australia, which range from compensation through proving fault through to no fault schemes or hybrid schemes of both.