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About the IPBIS Glasgow Conference




The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) is pleased to announce that the Fifth Biennial International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 18-21 September, 2024.  

The abstract portal is now closed.  With the theme Building a Better Future Together, this Conference will focus on the development of innovative treatments, rehabilitation programmes, support mechanisms and ways to improve the lives and potential of young people affected by brain injury. The educational programme will be inclusive of all issues relating to paediatric brain injury, both traumatic (e.g., external physical force injuries, penetrating injuries) and atraumatic (e.g., infectious diseases, tumours, stroke, neurotoxic poisonings, etc.).


The Scientific Planning Committee is developing a broad educational programme that will address a wide range of brain injury topics, including:

  • The epidemiology of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents from a world health care perspective,
  • Evidence-based research regarding the nature and efficacy of medical, clinical and educational rehabilitation of acquired brain injuries in children and adolescents,
  • The varied causes of ABI in childhood, including medical conditions and non-accidental traumatic injuries,
  • Protocols to support families affected by paediatric ABI, towards affecting change at National and International levels,
  • Models of innovative systems, services and supports for children with ABI and their families, and
  • How to better recognize, manage and treat mTBI/concussions in children/adolescents.


The Conference will bring together multidisciplinary professionals with an interest in improving outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults with acquired brain injury and their families/carers.

Attendees will be comprised of physicians, neuropsychologists, therapists, allied health professionals, and brain injury advocates. This list is not exhaustive and the organisers expect all multidisciplinary professionals involved in paediatric brain injury will benefit from this valuable opportunity to engage with experts, gain insights, and establish new collaborations.


The Conference will feature a number of lively debates on key specialty areas over a three day period. The educational format will include plenary talks, concurrent tracks for oral presentations, symposia and poster sessions.



The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society is an association of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to advancing research and disseminating knowledge on paediatric brain injury.

Members of IPBIS collaborate to develop and share best practices, mentor colleagues, advance research and promote prevention for the benefit of children, adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury and their families.

In 2013, IPBIS entered into a strategic affiliation with the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), the world’s largest organisation for multidisciplinary professionals working in the field of brain injury.

IPBIS has organised highly successful, abstract driven conferences attracting delegates from more than 40 countries around the globe. We expect the 2024 IPBIS Conference in Glasgow to be one of the most educationally significant events on the subject of paediactric brain injury ever held!