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South West Wales Brain Injury Group Launched To Educate And Support

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An awareness group to help people learn more about brain injury, and to provide a forum for brain injury survivors, their carers and healthcare professionals, has been set up in South West Wales.

The South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) was founded by a team of experts operating in all aspects of brain injury care, treatment and support in South West Wales and is chaired by Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine Dr David Abankwa.

The group has been launched following four years of successful annual events on the subject of brain injury in South West Wales, which have attracted respected speakers from across the UK and audiences of healthcare professionals, brain injury survivors, their carers and support organisations operating in Wales.

The next annual conference takes place at the Liberty Stadium on 22nd May 2015 and it will again see some of the leading practitioners in the field bring along their expertise and experience.

Chaired by Dr David Abankwa, SWWBIG committee members include Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist Richard Pawsey, Clinical Psychologist Dr Zoe Fisher, Directors at JCP Solicitors Lynne Morgan & Amy Seppman, Wales Development Manager for Headway Dave Maggs, Group Senior Nurse at Fieldbay Ltd Paula Lewis, and two Brain Injury Survivors’ champions: Lydia Bowman and Director of Equality Print Gareth Dimblebee.

SWWBIG Chair Dr David Abankwa said: "For the last four years professionals, survivors, care providers and support workers have attended our annual conference to share best practice, listen to the dissemination of key medical findings and to provide support to those who have been affected by brain injury.

"This year’s conference will be no exception, with some excellent speakers lined up to talk on the use of technology and brain injury.  We also have some interactive workshops planned that cater for individuals from all different occupations working within the field, as well as sessions for survivors and their families."

For more information on the committee or information regarding the 2015 conference you can contact swwbig@gmail.com.

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