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Brain Injury Awareness Week Event 2024

August 19 @ 9:30 am12:30 pm


Join us for Brain Injury Awareness Week to hear from our exciting key speaker Myra Fordham on the topic of Hope, Strength and Empowerment.

Key Speaker

Myra Fordham

Myra Fordham is a proud Malngin Gurindji and Wokka Wokka woman, an award-winning leadership expert, best-selling author, mentor and coach. She is also a brain injury survivor.

Acquiring her brain injury after an assault from her ex-boyfriend, Myra spent 11 days in a coma before undergoing brain surgery and intensive rehabilitation to learn to walk and speak again, and to overcome depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Her experiences shaped her determination to find a way to help others move forwards after trauma, leading her to start her consultant business, Myra Fordham Coaching, which focuses on helping people to master their mindsets, gain clarity, confidence and find purpose. In 2023, Myra was named Darwin NAIDOC Person of the Year, and has been nominated for countless other awards for her work in this space.

Myra joins us for Brain Injury Awareness Week 2024 where she will share the wisdom of her experiences, and guide attendees on a journey of empowerment to believe in hope, and to find inner strength to embrace life after brain injury.

Rowena Holmes

Rowena is a Clinical Psychologist, with specialist experience working with individuals with acquired brain injury, and a keen interest in the role of trauma, mental health and social wellbeing in neurorehabilitation.

She will be speaking about key psychological approaches to build empowerment, resilience and foster strengths after brain injury.

Brain Injury Awareness Week (BIAW) Gallery

Please share with us what you’ve been working on, and what could be displayed in a gallery at the Brain Injury Awareness Week event on 19 August 2024.

Register your Interest to participate in our Brain Injury Awareness Week Gallery today. We’d love to hear from you!

BIAW Gallery Registrations

Event will also include the Announcement of Brain Injury SA’s Embrace Life After Brain Injury Award.

Who should attend this Event:

Anyone with a lived-experience of ABI, families, supporters, businesses – plus anyone interested in learning more and hearing about the lives of people with an ABI.

The event can be attended in-person or online via livestream on the day, so people interstate and across the world are welcome to register!

Together we can build a world more understanding of brain injury.
We look forward to connecting with you on August 19!

Register Today

Brain Injury Awareness Week Event 2024: Download Poster – Hope. Strength. EmpowermentDate: Monday, 19 August 2024
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm (Australian Central Standard Time)
Refreshments provided: please advise of any dietary or modified food/fluid texture requirements upon registration.
Cost: Free Event
Attend this Event: In-Person or via Live Stream

Registration is essential.

Attend In-Person or Live Stream

Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) – North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000. Riverbank Room 7 & 8 (Lower Level). – Get Directions

Register Today: 19 August 2024

Help Us Promote!

Please help us to build a world more understanding of brain injury by promoting this event! You can download, print and distribute our BIAW Event Invite + A3 Poster, send our EDM to a Friend, or Share on Social Media. We appreciate the support.

Download A4 Event Invite PDF
Download A3 Event Poster PDF
Download A4 Gallery Flyer PDF
Send to a Friend – Forward our EDM invite to someone you know
Share on Social Media – Facebook

If you’d like to support us by becoming an Event Sponsor, please reach out to Cassie, Manager – Brand and Marketing.

We are hugely grateful for the support!

All supporter logo links below are external links outside of the Brain Injury SA website.

Presenting Partner: The Lifetime Support Authority


Lifetime Support Authority logo


Major Event Sponsor: Scarlet Homecare

Event Sponsors: Andersons Solicitors, Beneficent and Medimart


Getting to BIAW Event: On the Day

Attend In-Person:

Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) –
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Riverbank Room 7 & 8 (Lower Level)

> Get Directions [Link to Google Maps]

> Car Parking: Closet parking in ACC is “Riverbank Car Park” [download pdf]


Finding the Event on the Day:

Directional signage will help with wayfinding on the day. Brain Injury SA Staff & Students plus the Adelaide Convention Centre Team will also be available to assist with directions too.


2024 Brain Injury SA Award – Nominations Open

In recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Week (BIAW): Nominations are now open for Brain Injury SA’s Embrace Life After Brain Injury Award.

The winner will be announced during Brain Injury SA’s launch of Brain Injury Awareness Week. Nominations close 5 August 2024.

Nominate Someone Today


August 19
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Event Categories:


Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
View Venue Website


Brain Injury SA
08 8217 7600 or Country Callers 1300 733 049
View Organiser Website