This week all the way in Dallas, Texas, our CEO Barbara O’Connell joined thousands of experts as they gathered at the largest rehabilitation research conference in the world #ACRM2018.
Barbara was there to share our research findings with international experts from our joint research project with the University of Limerick (UL) on the lived experience of brain injury in Ireland.
The research looked at the experience of people after brain injury to understand how it affected their social identity. A number of themes emerged including the role of the family and the difficulties that people with brain injury faced in getting services, being accepted back into their communities and re-starting their lives again.
One participant in the research described it as “it’s like getting my life reset. Some parts of your head get reset and it makes you a different person and that’s it”.
More than 3,000 delegates from across the world, including clinicians, researchers, academics, policy makers and service providers attended the conference.
Check out our poster from the conference exhibition here: ABII Social Cure
Or you can read the full research report Getting My Life Reset.