Supporting and enhancing the development of competence in neuroscience nursing

Exhibitors and Sponsorship

The 2009 Annual British Association of Neuroscience Nurses and organizing committee would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the following sponsors who without their support this conference would not be possible.

Gold Sponsors

Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
At Irwin Mitchell we understand the real impact of personal injury. Our team of specialists have the skills and experience to guide clients through the process. Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity.
Our teams of legal specialists are nationally recognised as leaders in providing expert advice for clients who have suffered from brain and head injuries. We draw upon a wide and unrivalled range of experience and skills to advise clients across many different types of brain injury claims. You can place your trust in us to deliver a first rate service for clients affected by head injury. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting our clients and their families following a head injury, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference.
At Irwin Mitchell we will fight fearlessly to give clients the greatest chance of winning their case, with the best possible outcome.
  • A personal service from start to finish
  • Deal with specialists in head injuries resulting from accidents at work, road traffic crashes, accidents on the road and in public places
  • Provide understanding, empathetic and professional advice
  • We’ll see our clients at a place convenient for them
 To talk to a specialist advisor call 08000 23 22 33 or

Boehringer Ingelheim
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with138 affiliates in 47 countries and 41,300 employeesSince it was founded in 1885, the independent, family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. In 2008, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of 11.6 billion euro while spending one fifth of net sales in its largest business segment Prescription Medicines on research and development.
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Silver Sponsors

Thompsons Solicitors
Thompsons Solicitors is the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK. We have specialist serious injuries teams, with experience of winning multi-million pound settlements and an unrivalled network of offices. Our clients say we are understanding, sensitive and professional.
  For more information visit the Thompsons stand, visit us on our website or call 08000 224 224 

                                        Bronze Sponsors

Integra is a market-leading, innovative medical device company focused on helping the medical professional enhance the standard of care for patients. Integra provides customers with clinically relevant, innovative and cost-effective products that improve the quality of life for patients. We focus on cranial and spinal procedures, peripheral nerve repair, small bone and joint injuries, and the repair and reconstruction of soft tissue.
Our product lines include Neurosurgical / Orthopaedic Implants and Medical / Surgical Equipment. Our Neuro/Ortho Implants product group includes dural grafts that are indicated for the repair of the dura mater, dermal regeneration and engineered wound dressings, implants used in small bone and joint fixation, repair of peripheral nerves, and hydrocephalus management, and implants used in bone regeneration and in guided tissue regeneration in periodontal surgery. 

Codman, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd develops and markets a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. Our focus is on Intractable Pain & Spasticity Management, Paediatric & Adult Hydrocephalus, Neuro Critical Care, and Neuro Vascular Diseases. Our product line includes Intrathecal Drug Pumps, Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts, Advanced Neuro-Monitoring, Electrosurgical Systems, and Coiling and Stent systems. We also represent a premier line of surgical instruments for all specialties in the Operating Room.

Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology- alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic develops and manufactures a wide range of products and therapies with emphasis on providing a complete continuum of care to diagnose, prevent and monitor chronic conditions.
Every five seconds, somewhere in the world, a person’s life is saved or improved by a Medtronic product or therapy. We look forward to having an opportunity to introduce you to a number of exciting new market leading technologies which we have launched this year designed to complement and enhance our comprehensive Neuro Technologies portfolio.

Ipsen Limited is the UK subsidiary of Ipsen, an innovation-driven international specialty pharmaceutical group with over 20 products on the market and a total worldwide staff of nearly 4,200. Its development strategy is based on a combination of specialty products, which are growth drivers, in targeted therapeutic areas (oncology, endocrinology and neuromuscular disorders) and primary care products which contribute significantly to its research financing. The location of its four Research and Development (R&D) centres (Paris, Boston, Barcelona, London) and its peptide and protein engineering platform give the Group a competitive edge in gaining access to leading university research teams and highly qualified personnel. More than 700 people in R&D are dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative drugs for patient care.
This strategy is also supported by an active policy of partnerships. In 2007, R&D expenditure was about €185 million, in excess of 20% of consolidated sales, which amounted to €920.5 million while total revenues amounted to €993.8 million (in IFRS). Ipsen’s shares are traded on Segment A of Euronext Paris (stock code: IPN, ISIN code: FR0010259150). Ipsen’s shares are eligible to the “Service de Règlement Différé” (“SRD”) and the Group is part of the SBF 120 index.   For more information on Ipsen, visit our website at

Archimedes is a European specialty pharmaceutical company with an established commercial organisation in the UK, France and Germany and a portfolio of products marketed to specialist prescribers.  Archimedes is growing its commercial presence through the acquisition of pharmaceutical companies and brands in Europe, and through partnering with companies to drive sales of their innovative products.  In parallel, Archimedes is developing a robust pipeline of novel near and longer-term products to support its commercial organisation. 

The Society was founded in 1971 at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the British Society of Neurosurgical Nurses (BSNN). In 1974 it became affiliated to the World Federation of Neurosurgical Nurses (now known as Neuroscience Nurses).

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