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Brain Injury Awareness Week Event 2023
August 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pmFree
Sold Out BIAW Event – Now Available on YouTube!
Join us to hear from a diverse range of speakers as they share their own journeys with acquired brain injury (ABI).
We have a fascinating and inspiring morning planned for everyone.
In 2005, Damian was a young man, with a big dream and a determination to build a successful career for himself – whilst finding love and having kids.
One day that all changed when Damian’s car windshield was struck by a rock became the target of a rock throwing incident, where a person driving an oncoming car threw a rock out of their window, straight into the window of his. This high-profile incident resulted in Damian acquiring a traumatic brain injury, the impact of which he has lived with since.
Spending his early moments of recovery in Hamstead and in denial with a sense of non-belief that he had this injury; Damian persevered through therapy, multiple surgeries, and his own grief at how the incident had changed his life, to strengthen family connections, regain employment, find hope, and become a father to his adored son.
Damian credits his stoicism to his sense of humour, his family’s support, and his overall determination to move on with living his life – without vengeance.
Join us for a conversation with Damian, who will speak about his accident, the aftermath, his recovery and his journey of self-discovery across the last 20 years.
My journey – football, family and the long-term impact of concussion.
John loved to play football, starting at the young age of 6, and moving into playing for both SANFL and AFL football clubs across 18 years. Across his football career, John suffered more than 30 concussions, ranging in severity and in immediate impact. John joins us at Brain Injury Awareness Week to talk about his life, his experience and memories of concussion during his career, and the long-term impact it is now having on his everyday life.
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.
Together we can build a world more understanding of brain injury.
We look forward to connecting with you on August 21!
Date: Monday, 21 August 2023
Time: 9:30am – 12pm (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: SOLD OUT
Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) – North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000. Riverbank Room 7 & 8 (Lower Level). – Get Directions
Live Stream: TICKETS OPEN
Watch via YouTube – on the day, a link with be emailed to you.
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.
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
Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) –
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Riverbank Room 7 & 8 (Lower Level)
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.
2023 Brain Injury SA Award – Nominations Closed
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 7 August 2023.