Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Additional Sessions

Additional Sessions – Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is offering all Congress registrants additional learning opportunities. Each opportunity is limited in number of participants. Learn more below.

 

Reassembled, Slightly Askew – with Shannon Sickles

Date: : Thursday, 30th March, 2023
Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Registration: Registration places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending, please add this session upon completing your Congress registration.
Time:
9:30-9:50am
9:50-10:10am
10:10-10:30am
12:00-12:20pm
12:20-12:40pm
12:40-1:00pm
1:00-1:20pm
3:00-3:20pm
3:20-3:40pm
3:40-4:00pm

Reassembled, Slightly Askew is an autobiographical, audio-based artwork produced and facilitated by Shannon Sickels, about her experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury. Delegates experience a sample of Reassembled… individually, listening to the audio via headphones, while lying on a hospital bed. The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital, and re-integration into the world with a hidden disability. It is a new kind of storytelling, never done before about this topic, that places the listener safely in the first-person perspective to increase empathy and understanding–it’s one step better than walking in someone’s shoes, it’s living in someone else’s head.

About Shannon Sickels (Yee) is an award-winning playwright and producer, based in Northern Ireland (www.s-yee.co.uk). Shannon’s perspectives as an immigrant, ethnic minority, queer artist with a disability living in NI are deeply embedded in her work as a writer and theatremaker. Shannon has been fortunate to receive a number of awards and grants for her work, including Arts Council NI’s Major Individual Artist Award, the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Award, and the Contra Guys Award for New Performance Text (SummerWorks Performance Festival). Shannon is also an LGBTQ+ activist; in 2005 she and her partner (Grainne Close) were the 1st public civil partnership in the UK. In 2017, they began legal action to bring same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland.

Reassembled… has received numerous accolades and has toured internationally since 2015 (www.reassembled.co.uk) in medical training and arts festivals across Northern Ireland, England, Canada, England, as well as in New York City, Dublin and Hong Kong.

Other conferences Reassembled has been presented at include – Society of British Neurosurgeons, International Society for Listening, All-Ireland Nurses and Midwives Conference, Sonorities, York University’s Solitude conference, British Association of Neuroscience Nurses Conference and the NI Branch of Psychologists conference.

Hosted by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.

Panel Discussion: Living with an Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland
‘I’ve walked in their shoes’

At this lunch-time panel discussion delegates will have the opportunity to hear from clinicians and professionals working in the field, about their own lived experience of acquired brain injury. Panellists will explore the personal and systemic challenges faced by survivors of brain injury in Ireland, and the role of neuro-rehabilitation in supporting them to rebuild their lives and regain their independence. The discussion will include a moderated Q&A session.

A light lunch will be served for attendees from 12:00pm.

Date: Friday, March 31st, 2023
Time: 12:15pm 
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Convention Centre Dublin
Registration: Registration places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested in attending, please add this session upon completing your Congress registration.

Hosted by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!

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