PREVIEW – NEW for 2016: Neurorehabilitation in Movement Disorders

Conference details: 6th October, 2016; London, UK.
Preview by: Jessica Eden-Smith, Conference Organiser, Mark Allen Healthcare.

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MA Healthcare is delighted to invite you to the inaugural ‘Neurorehabilitation in Movement Disorders’ conference.

How will innovation and technology impact your movement disorders practice and patients this year? In 2017? In the future? This ‘Neurorehabilitation in Movement Disorders’ conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach to these questions and present cutting edge research and clinical practice in an educational setting.

With the ultimate goal of learning how best to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with movement disorders, we will hear from leading experts in the eld about a range of conditions. Professor John Rothwell will discuss advancements in non-invasive stimulation practices, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, for a variety of movement disorders, while Professor Stephen Dunnett will give lessons into how cell therapy research can be translated into clinical practice.

Recent research from the Mayo Clinic, USA reported a signi cant rise in the incidences of Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism over the last 30 – 40 years. Alongside a NICE update due in 2017, now is the perfect time to find out about up to date work being carried out in the Parkinson’s clinic. We will hear Suma Surendranath of Parkinson’s UK detail a trial being carried out with wearable technology for people with Parkinson’s which will allow for symptom monitoring, management and personalised therapy. Professor Jonathan Marsden will provide models of good practice for the rehabilitation of balance and gait and Dr Martijn Beudel will be presenting how the brain-computer interface could feature in the Parkinson’s clinic in the near future.

Breaking from the usual lecture format, the morning will feature a multi-disciplinary team panel discussion on functional movement disorders, led by Professor Mark Edwards and Glenn Nielsen. Attendees will have a chance to ask the experts questions as well as hear examples from real cases and methods of best practice being undertaken around the UK.

Paediatric cases will also be covered by Dr Lindsay Pennington who will give an insight into addressing speech intelligibility in patients with cerebral palsy. All sessions will be complemented by our trade exhibition which will display adaptive and supportive equipment for children with movement disorders, wearable technology for the movement disorders clinic, and rehabilitation services UK-wide.

We hope you will join us in October to share your experi- ence, network with colleagues and to earn 6 CPD points.

For more information and the conference programme, please visit Join the conversation on Twitter at #neurorehab.
To book your place, please call +44(0)20 7501 6762.