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eConnect Newsletter September 2013
Sidetember 2013 - Feel The Burn

Sidetember is a fun initiative running in the month formerly known as September to help raise funds for people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Powerful, virile men across the country grow and cultivate their sideburns. We call these bold brothers SideGuys.

Courageous, pioneering women across the country wear the Sidetember jewellery (and some get creative with their hair styling too). We call these spirited sisters SideGirls.

For the challenge of keeping their chops on for the month of September, SideGuys and SideGirls charm their friends, family, work colleagues, fellow commuters, neighbours up the street, and any inquisitive random people they meet, into showing support by donating money to the Sidetember cause here.

Synapse Communications Audit 2013

Through our commitment to continuous improvement, Synapse is conducting an annual Communications Audit; assessing the quality of our services and how well we are communicating with
our internal and external stakeholders.

The results of this audit will feed directly into our Communications Plan, as well guiding next year's awareness campaign and service delivery across the Organisation.

The survey will only take you under 5 minutes to complete and your feedback will assist us to provide a better service to clients and families.

This survey is strictly confidential - any information you submit will be recorded in a totally unidentifiable manner.

Thank you in advance!

Synapse AGM 2013

Please join us for the Synapse AGM and help us celebrate everything the Synapse community, our supporters and partners, have achieved over the past 12 months.

Monday 30th of September
Meeting starts 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Drinks and Savouries from 6.30pm - 7.30pm

SYNAPSE – Central Office
Level 1, 262 Montague Rd, West End

RSVP - by Monday 23rd of September 2013 to or contact Amanda Bailey on 07 3137 7400

Please provide details of all attendees - we look forward to seeing you there.

Cognisense - Brisbane Workshop

DATE: Saturday 16 November 2013
TIME: 8.30am registration; 9.00am – 5.00pm clinical workshop
VENUE: St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane QLD

A one day workshop for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists & neurologists, including registrars and students, showcasing what is normal cognition, what causes cognitive impairment and how to assess and manage in common clinical practice.

Cognisense® has been created and is delivered by CPD Formulations Pty Ltd, a niche medical education company that creates innovative education programs for medical and health professionals. Cognisense® is supported by major sponsors and NGOs, and delivers cutting edge unbiased clinical material from a range of local and international experts in their field. A proportion of registration fees will be donated to NGOs present at the event.

Queensland Brain Injury Services Meeting

The Qld Brain Injury Services Meeting (QBISM) is for Services supporting people with Acquired Brain Injuries to collaborate to improve pathways and outcomes for people with ABI and their families in Qld.

Check out the group's position paper below:

Or you can find out more about the group and details on their next meeting by reading more below.

Connect with us on Facebook

Check out our news and current events on the Synapse Facebook page. Help us reconnect the lives of those affected by Brain Injury across the social network.

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