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15 Jun


East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham


Beeston Lane
The University of Nottingham

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Earlybird 01/12/2021


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Earlybird 01/12/2021


Non member

Conference Dinner Ticket 15th June 2022 (prices include vat) SOLD OUT Please email the to be added to a waiting list


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BABICM Annual Conference 2022 – Down But Not Out: The Fighter Still Remains

Overcoming and managing the effects of a brain injury is challenging, with life-long consequences and a wide range of support required.

Sports injuries contribute to a high incidence of brain injuries in the UK, ranging from a mild physical trauma and concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury.  Research now shows that the long-term impact of sport-related concussion is significant. 

Day 1: The BABICM conference looks at concussion in sport, with the experiences of well-known sports personalities who have overcome brain injury and discuss their paths to recovery.  Dawn Astle, the daughter of Jeffrey Astle, the English professional footballer, looks at how his success resulted in her father’s dementia.  Speakers also include Dr David Millar and Dr Michael Grey.

Evidence links brain injury to offending in young people and is a factor in the causes of homelessness. 

Day 2: The BABICM conference reviews the processes required to protect and address the health, well-being and human rights of individuals who have brain injuries and are homeless or find themselves in the criminal justice system.  The needs and support required for these individuals is discussed by speakers including Dr Mark Holloway, Professor Huw Williams, and speakers from the Open Justice Project .

With two days of peer-to-peer networking as well as a packed conference exhibition hall to meet with industry-leading specialists and providers, our Annual Conference provides the perfect opportunity to make new contacts, see the latest products and services to support your clients and speak to those that can help you to innovate and enhance your brain injury and complex case management services and expertise.


Confirmed Speakers and Timings

Day 1 Sports Injury

8.00 9.15 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9.15 9.20 Welcome from BABICM Chairperson Vicki Gilman
9.20 9.35 Welcome and Chair Address – Lucy Nicol, Partner Irwin Mitchell
9.35 10.10  Tackling Sports Head Injury Litigation Samuel Cuthbert, Barrister 12 Kings Bench Walk Chambers
10.10 11.00 The Freda Newcombe Memorial Lecture:  Sport-related Acquired Brain Injury Dr Michael J Grey Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia,
11.00 11.30 Refreshments and Networking
11.30 12.05 My Father – A Tribute to ‘The King’ Jeff Astle Dawn Astle Founder of Jeff Astle Foundation
12.05 12.35 Sporting mTBI, Good Management and the Challenges Dr David Millar, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurocog –
12.35 13.35 Lunch & Networking
13.35 14.10 Going for Gold After Injury Laura Collett MBE -British Equestrian, Olympic Team GB
14.10 14.30 Q & A Panel Session
14.30 15.05 Challenges Within Support Work – A Discussion on the Perfect Storm Survey Chaired by Dan Herman Stewarts Law – with panelists, Lucy Nicol, Vicki Gilman
15.05 15.20 Professionalising Case Management – An Update from IRCM  Angela Kerr  Chair, Institute of Registered Case Managers
15.20 15.50 Refreshments and Networking
15.50 16.20 AGM


late BABICM Drinks Reception & Evening Dinner
After-Dinner speaker – Comedian Aaron Simmonds
Plus Fellowship presentation
Day 2 16th June 2022 Protection Safeguarding and Regulation
Protection safeguarding and regulation
8.00 9.00 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9.00 9.05 Welcome from BABICM Chairperson, Vicki Gilman
9.05 9.20 Welcome & Chair Address  – Maria Meek, Partner,  RWK Goodman
9.20 10.20 New Insights into Mild Traumatic Injury from Functional Imaging Techniques – Especially Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Dr Steven Allder Recognition Health –
10.20 10.50 Refreshments and Networking
10.55 11.35 Observing the Court of Protection in Action: Learning Opportunities for Brain Injury Case Managers  Claire Martin &  Gill Loomes Quinn  Open Justice Project
11.35 12.15 Lifting the Lid on Registration with CQC Andy Brown, Registration Advisor, Care Quality Commission
12.15 13.30 Lunch & Networking
13.35 14.05   “Research into Evidence.  Feedback from the Research Group and Plymouth University” Representatives from the BABICM Research group
14.05 14.35 “Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: The Recurring and Fatal Consequences of Lacking Professional Knowledge of Acquired Brain Injury” Dr Mark Holloway, Senior Brain Injury Case Manager, Head First LLP
14.35 15.05 Violent Crime and Brain Trauma: What are the links and what can be done? Prof Huw Williams  Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University
15.05 15.35 Liberty Protection Safeguards – Who, What, Why, When and How? Lorraine Currie Professional Lead MCA at Shropshire Council-
15.35 16.05 Mental Capacity, Unwise Decisions and Involving Third Parties’ Jemma Morland & Eilish Ferry Kennington, Court of Protection Team at EMG Solicitors –  ‘



Accommodation for this event  can be booked separately.

The onsite hotel is the Orchard Hotel. Delegates can call the Reservation line on 0115 876 0900 opt 1 quoting BABICM and the date of stay. The rate is £125.00 inc VAT  bed and breakfast sole occupancy. Bedrooms not booked by the 5th April 2022 will be released back to general sale.

BABICM Annual Conference Dinner (Tickets £55) SOLD OUT

Red Wine Sponsor

This 3-course evening dinner will be tailored by the Devere Hotel for 175 of our guests.

JUST ANNOUNCED – After-dinner entertainer

Stand-Up Comedian Aaron Simmonds

If you are interested in sponsoring our after-dinner performance please click here for more details.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Annual Conference 2022 Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages  

The BABICM Annual Conference is the ‘must-attend’ event of the year for brain injury professionals, from case managers and deputies to OTs and other health workers plus over 50 exhibitors.

Our conference provides a captive audience always willing and ready to hear about new developments, excellence in service delivery and to make new contacts. This is why our exhibition hall offers sponsors so much value. You have the ability to listen and learn with our delegates during the event and showcase your brand, services and products to a ready made, target audience.

We ensure there is ample time for networking during the event and invite sponsors to our evening conference dinner to meet brain injury specialists in a more informal environment.

Email to enquire about Sponsorship and Marketing.



Day 1 Sponsor             Day 2 Sponsor

BABICM Best Practice Poster Presentations Submissions 2022


Programme Sponsor                                                          Lunch Sponsor Day 1






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