The British Science Association annual festival has been running for 179 years. It introduced the word ‘scientist’ and has presented many groundbreaking findings and brought science of all kinds to the public over many years.
It was with great pleasure that i was invited to speak at the 2013 event in Newcastle. To extend the talk I invited some experts in the field of brain injury to present some information on their work and to run a short discussion on the issues surrounding treatment and rehabilitation. I was joined by:
Peter Hutchinson Reader and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon.
Peter was my own consultant in the neuro department at Addenbrookes.
Richard Greenwood Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Homerton University Hospitals. Lead Clinician Acute Brain Injury Unit at the National Hospital.
Alan Carson Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Medical Rehabiltation, Edinburgh and Director of Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Network
The event proved very popular, with all tickets booked and was moved to a larger venue.
It was interesting to get a view of treatment from the medical side as well as my own patient perspective. The huge scope of the problem of head injury was uncovered and the vast range of rehab requirements explored.
The session ran for two hours and the audiences seemed appreciative.