The Brain Injury Day-Treatment Unit of ELEPAP-Rehabilitation for the Disabled is proud to
announce the “2nd Brain Injury Conference: The Holistic Neuropsychological Approach” that
will take place in Athens, on March 29-30, 2019.
Acquired brain injury constitutes one of the main causes of disability and mortality of childhood
and adulthood In 2012 37.000 cases with brain injury had been treated in public hospitals
according to data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority.
Acquired brain injury is followed by a wide range of pathophysiological symptoms, such as
motor and sensory difficulties, cognitive deficits, changes in behavioral and emotional
regulation; these symptoms have an impact on daily functionality, autonomous living and social
reintegration. Rehabilitation of brain injury’s sequelae is a long-term process, requiring
specialized and comprehensive intervention and support of the patient and his/hers family and
environment. Indicatively, in the E.U. more than 6,200,000 people remain on the sidelines 5
years after an acquired brain injury, and the numbers are rising every year.
Having completed 10 years of operation, the Brain Injury Day-Treatment Unit of ELEPAP
organizes a two-day conference, focusing on the long-term sequelae of acquired brain injury.
The cognitive, behavioral and emotional deficits and the difficulties in awareness, acceptance
and reintegration will be highlighted, while special attention will be drawn on the way the
aforementioned are addressed through the model of Holistic Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
Internationally acclaimed professionals on the domain of Neuropsychology and Holistic
Rehabilitation and Reintegration, such as Dr. Yehuda Ben Yishay (USA), Dr. George Prigatano
(USA), Dr. Helen Zide (USA), Dr. Dan Hoofien (Israel), Dr. Mathilde Chevignard (France),
Dr. Jaana Sarajuuri (Finland), Dr. George Dellatolas (France) and Dr. Barbara Wilson (U.K), as
well as scientists from Greece will review the therapeutic approaches that are implemented,
outcomes and the challenges that arise in rehabilitation and reintegration of patients
with acquired brain injury, through lectures, clinical presentations and interactive discussion
with the audience.
The conference is addressed to rehabilitation physicians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, child-
neurologist psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, occupational physicians, intensive care physicians,
neuropsychologists, psychologists and special therapists.
We are looking forward to meeting you all in a fruitful two-day conference that will hopefully
promote the exchange of experience, the adoption of best practices and the empowerment of
effective cooperation among all services and professionals involved. The common goal is the
improvement of quality of life and reintegration opportunities of children, adolescents and
adults with acquired brain injury, as well as, the enhancement of the awareness in the community.