THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
13th October 2017
Welcome to the Recovery after Brain Injury: State of the Art Conference in association with the ARNI Institute and the UCL Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street, London.
About This Conference
Preventative measures mean that the incidence of stroke in the United Kingdom is falling. Nonetheless, one person has a stroke every 3½ minutes. Further, the population is ageing, meaning that the background morbidity and frailty of those affected is changing. So, too, is the management of acute stroke: the creation of Hyperacute Stroke Units, and care pathways involving thrombolysis or mechanical clot recovery mean that outcome after stroke now differs too. Finally, our understanding of brain function is also progressing rapidly. For all of these reasons, historical stroke rehabilitation pathways and methods need to adapt. Likewise, traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains common: one person is admitted to hospital every 15 minutes. Every hour, two of these will be classified as ‘moderate or severe’.
From preventive interventions in patients with stroke and TBI to stem-cell research, advances in neuroimaging to navigated brain stimulation, this meeting will show how new advances in predicting outcomes, organisation of care pathways, treatment options and acceleration in the pace of technological advances now all hold a significant part of the key to better future treatments and recoveries from serious limitations resulting from stroke and TBI. A European assembly of research-active scientists, clinicians and practitioners will explain and demonstrate leading edge developments in neural imaging and stimulation techniques as well as assistive technologies.
This Conference focuses on what ‘State of the Art’ Rehabilitation should look like after stroke or TBI- and what we can expect in the future.
This Conference is for Public and Professionals. All interested patients, families and carers – and those who are involved in the care or rehabilitation of stroke patients. Doctors (general practitioners, stroke and rehabilitation specialists, general physicians, neurologists and more), nurses, physiotherapists and physical therapists, occupational therapists, and those involved in sports and exercise science. All grades (from trainee onwards) are so welcome.
Seats will be allocated on first come, first served basis and will be going very very quickly! Chef’s Choice Hot-Fork Lunch, Teas/Coffees, Biscuits & Fresh Fruit Salad are included in the seat price.
For those who require, this Conference has 7 CPD points available. Your Certificate will be available for collection after the Event.
9.00- 09.45: Arrival Teas, Coffees, Danish Pastries & Fresh Fruit Salad / Conference Registration / Viewing of Technology Stands / Seats by 9.45
09.45-09.50: Welcome – The Rt Hon, the Lord Lingfield, Kt, DL (in his capacity as Trustee of the ARNI Institute)
SESSION ONE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF STROKE AND TBI
10.00-10.20 Stroke Research and Treatment – Professor Christine Roffe (Professor of Stroke Medicine, Keele University)
10.20- 10.40: Management of Acute Stroke – Professor Philip Bath (Professor of Stroke Medicine, University of Nottingham)
10.40- 11.00: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury – Professor David Sharp (Professor of Neurology, Imperial College, London)
11.00- 11.10: Discussion
11.10- 11.40: Teas/ Coffees/Biscuits / Viewing of Technology Stands
SESSION TWO: NEURO-OUTCOMES
11.40- 12.00: Upper Limb Outcomes after Stroke: The State of Play – Professor Nick Ward (Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurorehabilitation, UCL)
12.00- 12.20: Clinical Prescriptions of Physical Therapies – Professor Val Pomeroy (Professor of Neurorehabilitation, University of East Anglia)
12.20- 12.40: Understanding Speech and Language Outcomes after Stroke – Professor Cathy Price (Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)
12.40- 13.00: Discussion
13.00- 14.00: Lunch (Chef’s Choice Hot-Fork) / Viewing of Technology Stands
SESSION THREE: REHABILITATION SCIENCE
14.00- 14.20: Patient Perspective – Mr Michael Lynagh (Managing Director, Dow Jones Corporate & former Australian Rugby Union star)
14.20-14.40: Organisational Structure of the Brain and Brain Plasticity – Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford University)
14.40- 15.00: Implications of Stem-Cell Research for Stroke Medicine – Professor Jack Price (Head of the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour, UCL)
15.00- 15.30: Teas/ Coffees/Biscuits/ Viewing of Technology Stands
SESSION FOUR: MEETING REHABILITATION NEEDS
15.30- 15.50: Functional Rehabilitation after Stroke – Professor Sarah Dean (Associate Professor of Psychology Applied to Rehabilitation and Health, Exeter University)
15.50- 16.10: Assitive Technologies for Stroke – Professor Duncan Turner (Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of East London)
16.10- 16.30: Navigated Brain Stimulation: Nexstim – Dr Simon Pearce-Hughes (Neurosurgery Business Manager, Optima Medical Ltd)
16.30- 16.50: Discussion
HOW TO REGISTER:
Tickets are naturally very, very limited: please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Any profits after costs are met will go to the Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury Charity.
Please purchase your ticket(s) by paypal, cheque or by phone, by calling Jane Alikhani (this Conference booking agent) on 0756 147 4231 to pay via debit or credit card. You will receive your ticket(s) by post.
Amazing seat prices!
Dress Code: Dress is RSM standard. For gentlemen: jacket and tie. For ladies: equivalent.
The RSM is accessible for the disabled: the Auditorium is accessible via wheelchair & disabled toilets are adjacent.
Any questions, press the blue button.
Tel: +44 (0) 756 147 4231
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE
By London Underground
Nearest stations: Central and Jubilee lines to Bond Street (Less than 10 minutes walk) or Victoria, Bakerloo and Central lines Oxford Circus (Less than 10 minutes walk).
Nearest bus routes: 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 23, 25, 30, 55, 73, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159, 175, 189, 274, 390 are all within walking distance to the RSM.
The RSM is in the congestion charging zone. Wimpole Street is a one-way street, approached from Henrietta Place.
Parking near the RSM
Car parks are located in Cavendish Square and Marylebone Lane, both five minutes walk away.
For more information visit the City of Westminster website.
1 Wimpole Street is located behind House of Fraser, off Oxford Street.
Chandos House is located off Cavendish Square, within a few minutes’ walk of the main RSM building.
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