Theatre 3

This agenda is from the 2018 show. The 2019 agenda is to be announced closer to the show.

Wednesday 6th June

Thursday 7th June


11.00 - 11.30

Philip Coulthurst

Working with healthcare in brain injury rehabilitation

This seminar will be of interest to NHS directors, hospital managers, clinical leads, clinicians, HCPs and charities. It will provide insight into new approaches to working together to help provide early intervention, rehabilitation and support for brain injured people. It will outline how the claims process can provide funding models and will also touch upon current NHS projects and the Patient Advice Service. Philip is a Partner and Head of Client Innovation at CFG Law.


11.45 - 12.15

Dr Carleen Scott

Quality of Life and Sub-arachnoid Haemorrhage

Subarachnoid haemorrhage is an acquired brain injury which impacts particularly on clients of working age, which can often have a profound impact on an many aspects of an individual’s quality of life for many years after the event. This can include roles within the family and society, employment, ongoing health issues, social life and psychological wellbeing. This seminar aims to explore the longitudinal and current research regarding QoL post-SAH. By further exploring this, it could help with further understanding the long term rehabilitation and recovery needs for this specific group of individuals across NHS, social care and the voluntary sector. One such example is The Brain & Spine Foundation who utilise medical expertise alongside facilitating holistic understandings of QoL to provide ongoing support at any stage post-SAH.


12.30 - 13.00

Dr Ava Easton

The Importance of Narrative Medicine

Patient narratives can provide important insights. Deep listening and understanding a person’s narrative can really open our eyes to people’s illness experience, including how they make sense of their ill-health, and how they engage with recovery and rehabilitation. Narratives contribute to how both patients and physicians make sense of health and illness, and have an increasingly instrumental value, as a tool to improve care.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Paul Taylor

New applications of FES in neurorehabilitation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) has become a standard intervention for the correction of dropped foot for conditions such as MS and Stroke. Recent developments have sought to extend the benefits to other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, or further develop techniques by the adding addition functionality such as hip flexion and extension. Additionally, there are new emerging application controlling visceral functions, improving chronic constipation in MS, SCI and PD and postural hypotension in tetraplegia. This seminar will report the results of resents studies in these areas and give practical guidance on clinical application.


14.00 - 14.30

Heather Campbell

Community Neurorehabilitation in Lambeth and Southwark

Working across acute hospitals, specialist neurorehabilitation units and into the community, we have created collaborative partnerships with the patient at the centre. The service aims to support people to take control of their lives with an individualised approach to managing their recovery from stroke or brain injury or to live well with their neurological condition.


14.45 - 15.15

Amy Bean

How do we achieve intensive, repetitive task training for upper limb?

Affordable and innovative solutions from Saebo to help users and therapists try to achieve intensive, task specific training as supported by the current evidence base for neurological rehabilitation for the upper limb.