Theatre 4

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

Alexander Reed

The changing face of Rehabilitation and Therapy

Founded by Alexander Reed after he discovered at age 46 to have Parkinson''s. The therapy Protocols were created by leading names in the UK and in USA. The centres work to change the approach to the treatment of people with Parkinson''s has gained much international attention. Many experts contributed to creating the four pillars therapy approach to Parkinson''s. A key therapy principle. People with Parkinson’s have a simple request; They need support not as patients but as people and families. That is the reason the European Parkinson Therapy Centre has been so successful and has consulted and worked with for so many other organizations.


11.45 - 12.15

George Antoniadis & George Veinoglou

Empower Loyalty to manage health in the digital era

Patient Loyalty is core to prevention, therapeutic care and wellbeing. A loyal person is the best ambassador for healthcare optimization. Gamification is the way to design systems using elements that getting them engaged with healthcare activity and the goals of rehabilitation and wellbeing. The world of citizen / patient centricity, predictive, preventive, personalized healthcare. Gamification motivate patients to receive ongoing feedback, reminders and status updates about their progress in caring for their own health. Modern healthcare solutions emphasize on the need to empower citizens to manage their own health and disease and include smart medical sensors, remote e-Health monitoring, analysis and context-aware assistive living technologies.


12.30 - 13.00

Janet Schmitt

Are we as person-centred as we think we are?

This seminar will examine the importance of a person-centred approach in neuro-rehabilitation. What does person-centeredness mean? How important is it? Are our services as person-centred as we think they are? How can we know?


13.15 - 13.45

Tamsin Reed

Integrating Advanced Technology into Neurological Rehabilitation.

This presentation will look at the existing evidence on the use of Technology in Neurological Rehabilitation and how devices can be integrated into practice to maximise intensity and recovery outcomes. Case studies will be used to give examples of various devices currently available. It will also look at implementation strategies for new equipment/services.


14.00 - 14.30

Dr Barend ter Haar

Falling pressure mapping costs leading to wider clinical applications

Technical developments over the last 20+ years have meant that pressure mapping has become a regular tool for everyday clinicians, as a result of lower costs and simpler, more instinctive operation. The seminar emphasises what pressure mapping tells us not only about potential risks to the patient’s health from the side effects of pressure, but also applications for managing balance and other physiological functions as well.


14.45 - 15.15

Prof. Maura Pugliatti

The Value of Early Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis

The seminar will analyse the findings of the project ‘The Value of Treatment for Brain Disorders in Europe’, with a focus on the work of the Multiple Sclerosis working group study. The talk will explore the existing treatment gaps and the role early treatment/intervention can play in addressing MS.


15.30 - 16.00

Mr Simon Dickinson

The HeadUp Collar: A new evidence based approach

Head control for patients with progressive muscle weakness can be a significant problem. In 2013 a group of clinicians, researchers and patients (mainly sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease) began to work collaboratively to improve head control options for patients with progressive neck weakness. This session will demonstrate the processes behind the design of the Head Up collar and present the evidence of its effectiveness for patients with Motor Neurone disease.