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Head Injury Information Day 2023

Wednesday 10 May 2023 - The Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

This event has now finished - however, you can view each of the speakers presentations below:



10.15 - 10.30


Chris Stewart – Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors


10.30 - 11.00

Keeping Stroke Recoveries in Mind - embedding psychological care into the stroke pathway

Katie MacGregor – Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer, Stroke Association


11.00 - 11.30

ARBD: Improving recovery and connecting to the community

Dr Stephen Smith - Clinical Psychologist, and Amy Macnamara – Specialist Occupational Therapist at Penumbra Milestone Alcohol Related Brain Damage Unit

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11.45 - 12.30

Head Injury in rugby – Lewis’ story, technology and looking to the future of the game

Lewis Carmichael – former Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland international rugby union player,

Tim Stimpson – former Leicester Tigers, and British and Irish Lions fullback, and now Head of Rugby at Hedkayse,
Dr Marshall Garrett – Medicolegal expert, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow Medical School
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Chris Stewart – Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors



13.30 - 14.00

Adult Disability Payment - year one

Douglas McAndrew – Senior Welfare Rights Advisor, Digby Brown Solicitors


14.00 - 14.30

I really love you

Harry Davies – Café worker and Brain Injury Survivor; and
Nick Davies – Harry’s father and Director and Co-Founder of Tricres Ltd


14.45 - 15.15

TBI and sleep: how far have we come?

Dr Renata Riha, Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh and an Honorary Reader at the University of Edinburgh

The Head Injury Information Day is organised and run by Digby Brown Solicitors in support of the brain injury community in Edinburgh.

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