Bold Ideas Better Solutions 2023

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The Hopkins Centre is excited to announce the seventh annual Bold Ideas Better Solutions symposium #BIBS23 will be held on Thursday 30 November 2023. This symposium will be a hybrid event, presented in person at the Translational Research Institute at Princess Alexandra Hospital and live streamed online.

The theme of this years bold ideas and better solutions presentations is, ‘Personalised Rehabilitation and Supports’. The symposium highlighting the value of collaborative research, bringing together clinicians, researchers, service users, consumers and industry partners, in sharing the latest interdisciplinary research, exchanging new ideas and sparking innovative solutions for the future in the disability and rehabilitation sector. The day-long symposium will provide the opportunity to showcase, connect, share new ideas and develop innovative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing of people with long-term and complex rehabilitation needs, and their support networks.

We are also delighted to announce our nationally renowned keynote speaker will be Associate Professor Grahame Simpson.

Please click here to view and download the Symposium Program.

Front cover of the 2023 Bold Ideas Better Solutions Symposium

Meet & Mingle Networking Event

Following this year's Bold Ideas Better Solutions Symposium, The Hopkins Centre will host our final Meet and Mingle event for the year.

Meet & Mingle is always a lively networking event with canapes and beverages available for Hopkins Centre members, supporters, Ambassadors and collaborators. We look forward to a fun afternoon celebrating the year’s successes.

Meet & Mingle will be held immediately after BIBS23, from 5 - 6pm on 30th November, 2023, in the atrium of the Translational Research Institute (TRI). 

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Research Award Nominations 

Each year during the Hopkins Centre's Bold Ideas Better Solutions symposium, we take time to recognise the outstanding work of our Hopkins members, researchers, clinicians and citizen researchers, with the annual Research Awards ceremony. 

We invite you to nominate an outstanding Hopkins member, clinician or researcher here


Poster Displays

The following posters will be on display at this year's event: 

  • An Immersive Virtual Reality Game Classifies and Categorises Spatial Neglect Following Brain Injury. Michael Norwood, David Painter, Chelsea Marsh, Trevor Hine, Daniel Harvie, Susan Jones, Christie Woodman, Kelly Dungey, Ben Chen, Marilia Libera, Leslie Gan, Julie Bernhardt, and Heidi Zeeman.
  • Electronic assistive technology to support memory function after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review of efficacy and user perspectives. Jessie Mitchell, Tamara Ownsworth, Janelle Griffin, Ryan Bell, Emily Gibson, & Camila Shirota.
  • Expressed needs assessment of the assistive technology sector in Queensland. Louise Gustafsson, Camila Shirota, Amelia Di Tommaso, Tenelle Hodson, Christy Hogan, & Michelle Bissett.
  • Felt needs assessment of the assistive technology sector in Queensland. Tenelle Hodson, Michelle Bissett, Amelia Di Tommaso, Louise Gustafsson, Camila Shirota, & Christy Hogan.
  • Health system benefits of an integrated specialist Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service. Areti Kennedy, Kerrin Watter, Mandy Nielsen.
  • Normative and comparative needs assessment of the assistive technology sector in Queensland. Louise Gustafsson, Christy Hogan, Amelia Di Tommaso, Tenelle Hodson, Michelle Bissett, & Camila Shirota.
  • Piloting a technology-focused service within rehabilitation: service user experiences and technology demands. Soo Oh, Tenelle Hodson, Melissa Kendall, Camila Shirota, Elizabeth Kendall.
  • Providing a "Quickstart" for seamless access to specialist spinal cord injury rehabilitation. C. Panagoda, C. Do, K. Pershouse, D. Harre, S. Stoikov, D. Amsters, S. Atresh, T. Geraghty.
  • Quantifying physical therapy with a video-based, easy-to-use tool: development of a prototype. M. Smith, A. Spurway, A. Kaasen, L.S. Myklebust, J. Donovan, C. Shirota, A. Melendez-Calderon.
  • Realising community re-integration following acquired brain injury: process and outcomes. Mandy Nielsen, Kerrin Watter, Areti Kennedy.
  • Reclaiming Agency in care decisions after acquired brain injury. Jessie Mitchell, Annerley Bates, Ryan Bell, Janelle Griffin, Ben Turner, Kerrin Watter, Melissa Kendall, Belinda Adams, Clare Morgan, Troy Hakala, Tamara Ownsworth.
  • SaeboFlex Translation into Clinical Practice: An Upper Limb Therapy Adjunct for Neurorehabilitation. Amelia Tan, Camila Shirota, Kerry-Ann Anderson Kay, Vickie Mills, Tamara Ownsworth.
  • The Activity Card Sort-Australia (18-64) and people with chronic pain: Embedding occupation. Louise Gustafsson, Kate Tonkin, Michael Deen, Jacqui Broadbridge.
  • Towards Translation of Novel Neurorehabilitation Systems – A practical Approach to Usability Testing. Kelly Clanchy.