Monday 6th November played host to the UKABIF (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) Summit 2023. This event brought together key parties involved in the rehabilitation and care of individuals with ABI (Acquired Brain Injury).  

Barry Lehane RGN, LLM (Head of Case Management and Rehabilitation), Jennifer Mitchell BA (Hons), CMgr MCMI (Head of Business Operations), and Andrew Williams CMgr FCMI (Divisional Director) provide a UKABIF Summit 2023 Reflection. 

Hosted in Manchester, the UKABIF Summit 2023 had a feature rich programme consisting of 14 speakers and provided valuable insights into the latest research, treatment approaches, and support systems for those affect by a brain injury. Industry leading specialists and organisations to exchange ideas and insights into the brain injury sector. Attendees represented legal firms, case managers, rehabilitation providers, and professors. 

UKABIF Summit 2023 

A standout speaker slot was the “Experts by Experience” talk, in which three young adults shared their inspiring and triumphant stories of returning to education following a brain injury. Their victories extend beyond the physical and cognitive challenges of brain injuries; they have also confronted the demanding task of resuming their education.  

Hearing their accounts first-hand, reaffirmed the nature of the work all in audience undertake daily to support the neurorehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, and the confidence of those with brain injuries. Individuals with a brain injury are a testament to the human sprit’s capacity to overcome adversity; an underscoring of the truth that every setback bears the potential for an even greater comeback. 

Meeting various firms and individuals who represent through litigation proceedings, support an individual through rehabilitation, and support those with brain injuries was a great tool to share ideas and inspirational stories to support others. These insights and experiences offer an incredibly valuable perspective into the possibilities that lie in the present and future of rehabilitation and reintegration after catastrophic injuries, especially for younger individuals who are working towards the sake of their future. 

Looking ahead 

This unique opportunity to share a space with like-minded individuals and firms allows Empowering U Case Management (EUCM) to think about our clients’ journeys; a reaffirmation of the EUCM aim to guide our clients on a rehabilitation journey that facilitates a return to an active, satisfying life. The speakers and networking opportunities throughout the event motivated the entire EUCM team to further our mission and highlighted the importance of continued client support through their journey of recovery. A valuable perspective was the possibilities and the future of rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals following a catastrophic injury, especially for younger individuals who are working towards the fate of their future.  

Events like these are incredibly important in sharing the latest within ABI and BI rehabilitation. Empowering U greatly appreciate the opportunity to be able to attend and exhibit, listen to important topics from brilliant speakers, and meet fellow industry professionals. We have brought a lot of things back with us that we intend to implement throughout the business going forward. 

Looking into 2024, Empowering U are keen to attend this brilliant platform again. Thank you UKABIF for an amazing summit!