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Join us for our virtual Neuro Conference on Wednesday!

Join us for our virtual Neuro Conference on Wednesday!

Neurology charity Headway Suffolk hosts its annual Neuro Conference on Wednesday with a live online stream.

Hear from five keynote speakers:

Steve Thompson - England Rugby World Champion in 2003, Steve now has no memory of the tournament after being diagnosed with dementia at the age of 42 due to repeated blows to the head.

Dawn Astle - Dawn's father, former England striker Jeff Astle, died in 2002 at the age of 59 as a result of the concussive effects of heading a leather football. Dawn has tirelessly led the campaign for research since.

Ellen Boucher - PhD student researcher at the UEA's SCORES project, a research study to better understand the cognitive effects of athletes as they age), Ellen will present on concussions and subconcussive injuries in sport.

Sam Norris - Suffolk speedway rider Sam was just 15 in 2019 when he sustained a severe brain injury in a crash at 50mph and was in a coma that left him needing to relearn basic life skills again. He will speak alongisde his mum Claire.

Dr Sajid Alam - Stroke lead at Ipswich Hospital and a consultant in stroke medicine at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Alam will present on strokes in young people.

Tickets just £20 for the live online stream. To book, call 01473 712225 or email

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Thanks to sponsors: Irwin Mitchell, East of England Co-op, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, CFG Law and Hodge Jones & Allen.

Article by Headway Suffolk

Headway Suffolk is a leading charity that supports adults with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions and their families in Suffolk through a wide-range of rehabilitation and therapy services.