What's on in January 2022? Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events

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What's on in January 2022? Occupational therapy, brain injury and neurorehabilitation events

You will find all the links to these fantastic events at the bottom of the page.

Year-round air raiser

Bookings are now open for The Children’s Trust skydive, an exhilarating jump from 10,000 feet to raise funds for the charity for children with brain injury.

Skydive anytime this year at Headcorn Aerodrome in Ashford, Kent.

Registration is free and the minimum sponsorship is £500. More details here: [1]

 

Running inflation

Get airborne in a different way in aid of The Children’s Trust this year by springing into a sprint around an inflatable 5k.

Ditch the dirt track and tarmac to run an inflatable route, complete with obstacles, hosted by UK Running Events.

Inflatable 5k events are held across the country throughout the year. Race here to find out more: [2]

 

ABC of child ABI

There is a chance to join two interactive workshops exploring issues surrounding childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) this month.

The Child Brain Injury Trust is hosting the Zoom events with support from the Eden Dora Trust for Children with Encephalitis.

Topics will include:

 

  • Understanding childhood ABI
  • Spotting signs
  • Facts and myths
  • Support and learning strategies

 

The half-day workshops will be held on the 19th and 20th of January. More details here: [3]

 

Sussex insights

Chair of the UK’s Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF), Dr Andrew Bateman will be looking at rehabilitation ‘through the post covid-19 lens’ at an online talk hosted by Sussex ABIF this month.

Dr Bateman, a consultant neuropsychologist and Director of Research at the University of Essex, will also be giving an update on UKABIF’s Time for Change programme during the event on the 10th of January.

The Sussex group hosts regular meetings and networking for anyone interested in acquired brain injury, including ABI survivors and their families and carers. Membership is free.

Further information below. [4]

 

OH, I see…

Has occupational health (OH) caught your interest? Then so might an online webinar aimed at occupational therapists (OTs) this month.

Find out the facts about OH that will give you the confidence to apply for roles.

The event, hosted by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA), is on the 21st of January.

For further information and to book a pace, see here: [5]

 

Neuromuscular meeting

The 20th King's Neuromuscular Disease Symposium will be held online this month for clinicians with patients who have diseases of the peripheral nervous system and muscle. 

The event on the 28th of January will give an introduction and updates to the science surrounding neuromuscular diseases. 

It has been organized by Consultant Neurologist, Dr Rob Hadden, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Dr James Burge, and NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, Dr James Bashford, all of King’s College, London.

Find out more here: [6]

 

RCOT round-up

6th January: Specialist Section, Independent Practice - Quarterly Networking Session for members working in case management.

10th January: SI Module 1- Foundations and Neuroscience Sensory Integration Education.

10th January: Specialist Section - Older People: Cognitive rehabilitation for people with dementia webinar.

12th January: Assistive technology and its application to eating, drinking and activity challenges for people with complex needs.

12th January: Training to help Occupational Therapists prescribe and issue walking aids.

13th January: Expert Assessments for Blue Badges-England and Scotland.

14th19th, and 24th January: Occupational Therapy Doctorate as a new route to registration: community discussion.

17th January: Understanding Trauma - Effective treatment and recovery.

18th January: Specialist Section, Independent Practice - Bi-annual meeting for occupational therapists involved in or considering medico-legal practice

19th January: Specialist Section Mental Health - Eating Disorder Forum event

19th January: Specialist Section Major Health Conditions Palliative Care Clinical Forum Webinar

21st January: Masterclass in Assessing and Treating Fatigue - Skills and Strategies for Occupational Therapy Practice.

22nd January: Working as an occupational therapist in Australia and New Zealand. 

24th January: A Study Day on Chronic Pain Management

25th January: Confidence in paediatric cot bed prescription.

25th January: Primary Care Monthly Drop-in Session.

26th January: Healthcare Records from a Legal Perspective.

27th January: Reading & Using Plans for OTs. 

27th January: Helping adult clients get legs into bed.

27th January: Talk Cancer - live online workshop with Cancer Research UK.

Further details on these and other RCOT courses can be found here: [7]

 

References

  1. The Children's Trust: skydive
  2. The Children's Trust: inflatable 5k
  3. CBIT workshop: understanding childhood ABI
  4. UKABIF: events
  5. VRA: introduction to OH
  6. 20th Annual King's Neuromuscular Disease Symposium
  7. RCOT: events

 

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