Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech
Rydges Latimer Christchurch *Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND Visit the Venue to read more
The newly established University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research celebrate their inaugural year with an international stroke rehabilitation conference from 21st – 23rd May 2015. With its clearly demonstrated resilience, a conference on recovery could find no better location than Christchurch, New Zealand.
With an emphasis on emerging technology into rehabilitation practices, this conference will provide a wide range of educational offerings that cross multi-disciplinary boundaries but also target the needs of subspecialties in stroke rehabilitation.
Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go-Tech will include a total of five keynote addresses and one panel discussion, covering principles of neuroscience and neural recovery, clinical research and commercialization. The morning keynote addresses are clearly multidisciplinary in nature, with topics such as “Clinical Research that Clinicians Will Actually Use,” while the afternoon keynote addresses turn attention to specific disciplines, such as “Insights into the neural control of voluntary and automatic control of human inspiratory muscles.” Targeting a broad audience of rehabilitation specialists, engineers and physiologists, content will be easily translatable across disciplines with a focused emphasis on technological applications to clinical practice. This will be further promoted with afternoon Bench to Bedside Application Workshops where registered attendees will receive hands-on training in small group break-out sessions for specific technologies relevant to their discipline. Separate peer-reviewed, research platform presentations will be targeted to subspecialties including speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. The conference is open to all clinicians, engineers, physiologists, and students with an interest in cortical, corticobulbar or corticospinal rehabilitation.
Jay Rosenbek, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida
John (Jay) Rosenbek, PhD is Professor Emeritus, Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences; University of Florida and Adjunct Professor; Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. He has retired from the University of Florida but not from the Profession. He continues as a clinical consultant, serves on a variety of Advisory Boards and as a provider of continuing education in the US and abroad. In addition, he and colleagues continue research into the early identification of health status based on speech and language performance. He is a Fellow in the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and has received Honors, the Kleffner Career Clinic Award and the Kwana Lifetime Achievement in Publications from that Association. He also has received the Honors of the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences. He recently completed his 45th year of practice.
Prof Simon Gandevia, NeuRA, University of New South Wales
Simon Gandevia is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Neuroscience Research Australia. He studied Medicine at the University of New South Wales and has a number of bachelor and doctoral degrees (BSc Med, MBBS, PhD, MD, DSc). He subsequently conducted research in clinical neurophysiology at the Prince Henry Hospital, and in 1992, with three colleagues, he established the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (now Neuroscience Research Australia). His research on volunteers and patients focuses on the way the human brain controls movement, with emphasis on three major areas: neural mechanisms underlying proprioception, the control of human movement and posture, and the neural control of breathing. He has published more than a hundred papers in the Journal of Physiology. In 2001, in a widely-cited review in Physiological Reviews he helped establish the concept of ‘supraspinal’ fatigue in human exercise. He has longstanding editorial roles with the Journal of Physiology and Journal of Applied Physiology and he currently heads an NHMRC program in ‘Motor Impairment’. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 1998.
Prof Jeffrey Kleim, Arizona State University
Dr. Kleim completed his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1992 at Nipissing University in North Bay Ontario. He received his Masters and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois in 1997. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Kansas University Medical Center in 1998 before taking a faculty position at the Canadian Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. In 2005 he moved to the Department of Neuroscience and the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the University of Florida. Most recently he joined the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University as an Associate Professor in 2011. His work examines the neural substrates underlying motor recovery after Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease using both animal models and human patient populations. Dr. Kleim is funded by several national funding agencies to conduct research directed at developing novel therapies for movement disorders based on principles of neural plasticity. He has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and recently completed a book entitled Neural Plasticity: Foundation For Neurorehabilitation.
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Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
- The length of abstracts is restricted to <250 words
- All abstracts must be split into the following headings: Introduction, Method(s), Result(s), Conclusion.
- All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Following the review process all submitters will be sent an email confirming an offer of acceptance or a decline
- The committee will try to meet any special scheduling needs but can't guarantee a presenter the time/date requested
Abstract submission dates
- Open – Wednesday 15th October 2014
- Close – Saturday 15th February 2015
- Presenters will be advised of submission success by Sunday 1st March 2015
Note: Confirmed registration will be required for inclusion in the final programme so presenters are asked to please register by 31st March 2015.
- Oral Presentations - General session speakers will be provided a twenty minute session of which the last 3-5 minutes should be left open for questions.
- Poster Presentations - Posters should be a maximum size of A0 - portrait size. Please bring your poster on arrival and plan to stand near it during the exhibitor and poster reception.