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IBIA 12th World Congress on Brain Injury

The IBIA World Congress is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury.



The International Brain Injury Association’s World Congress on Brain Injury is the largest gathering of international professionals working in the field of brain injury (traumatic and acquired, including stroke). The next World Congress will take place March 29 – April 1, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Over 1400 international delegates attended the World Congress when it was last held in the United States in 2014 in San Francisco.


Delegates to the World Congress on Brain Injury are comprised of rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, basic/translational scientists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, nurses, case managers, advocates and all other professionals involved in the research or treatment of brain injury and/or stroke.


As the seminal event in brain injury, the Congress features an outstanding faculty of internationally recognized speakers delivering platform lectures, panels and workshops. State of the art research is presented dealing with every aspect of brain injury from coma to community. The Congress provides didactic opportunities for researchers and clinicians interested in advancing their knowledge in brain injury science, medicine and care.

In addition to the invited lectures and panels, IBIA welcomes the submission of papers for consideration as oral or poster presentations.  Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Planning Committee and papers accepted for presentation will be published in a supplemental issue of IBIA’s official journal, Brain Injury. The deadline for submitting an abstract was November 7, 2016.  


The World Congress on Brain Injury provides a unique opportunity for establishing collegial relationships with other international professionals focused on the care of persons with brain injury and/or the science of brain injury research.

The Congress provides an unparalleled platform to share scientific results, explore new treatment paradigms, develop new friendships and form new collaborations.


The Congress will be held in the culturally vibrant and exciting city of New Orleans. New Orleans is known for its jazz music, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and of course its world-famous Cajun cuisine. The meeting venue is right in the middle of the action, only steps away from the famous French Quarter. 


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Organizer International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)


Wed, Mar. 29 - Sat, Apr. 1, 2017
8 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA