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Rehabilitiation Roadmap Conference

We're delighted to welcome you to our event.

We look forward to welcoming guests and colleagues to our very first, A Rehabilitation Roadmap conference – a day in which we are confident that you will find interesting, insightful and enjoyable.

The conference is a great opportunity to take a day out of your busy schedule to learn from the very best minds in the sector and of course, network with your peers.


Conference Agenda

08:30 – 09:30
Registration & Refreshments

Morning start:

09:30 – 09:45
Welcome address by Compère

09:45 – 10:35
Cathy Johnson / Carmel Walsh and/or Robyn Hawxby, Partners at Pryers
Cross over between NHS/statutory and private services, and how to maximise and mix both.

10:35 – 11:25
Vicki Gilman
Working with a Multi-Disciplinary Team and the importance of evidence

11:25 – 11:40
Comfort break

11:40 – 12:30
Dr Ruth Kent, Steve Wiseman, Joe O’Brien QC
Awareness/communication/assistive technology/adapted accommodation

12:30 – 13:00
Nigel Lamb
A talk by Nigel Lamb

13:00 – 14:00

Afternoon start:

14:00 – 14:30
Michael Mylonas QC
The role of interim payments and the evidence required for this

14:30 – 15:10
Dr David Todd
Supporting the family and vicarious trauma in family members, carers and other professionals

15:10 – 15:35
Closing address

15:35 - 16:00

Speakers Biographies

Nigel Lamb

Nigel Lamb

57 year old Nigel Lamb suffered a major brain injury seven years ago, following a motorbike accident. After waking from a coma, Nigel was diagnosed with Bilateral Purtscher's Retinopathy, as well as other lasting symptoms caused by his brain injuries. Despite his disabilities, Nigel undertakes various 2 and 4wheel motor racing challenges.

In 2021, riding his Triumph Bonneville, he set the UK speed record for ‘Unassisted Partially Blind Rider’, from a standing start over a 1/8 th mile dragstrip. In 2022, he set another record for ‘Unassisted Partially Blind Rider’, from a standing start over a 1/8 the mile, this time on an electric bike.

Dr David Todd

Dr David Todd

Dr David Todd is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working with people after acquired brain injury, supporting rehabilitation in post-acute, community and residential settings. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Lancaster University in 2008, and has worked within the NHS and third sectors, before joining Reconnect Psychology in 2012.

He has received a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from Glasgow University. Dave contributed a chapter on ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) after Brain Injury’ (2020) and edited ‘Narrative approaches to brain injury’ published by Karnac Books in 2014. He teaches on the Doctorate programme in Clinical Psychology at Leeds University.

Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien

Joseph is Head of the Court of Protection team at St John's Buildings Barristers' Chambers.

For many years Joseph has been recognised as a leader in the field of adult social care and Court of Protection proceedings. He is regularly instructed by local authorities, hospitals, CCGs and other health care providers. Joseph is also instructed by the Official Solicitor and family members.

Since the onset of the argument about what is ‘deprivation of liberty’, Joseph has been at the cutting edge of this jurisprudence. He has appeared in a number of the leading cases and lead in the Supreme Court in the case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council [2014] UKSC 19.

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The venue

The Principal York is situated just steps away from the train station. There is also onsite parking available, at a charge.