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Residential course on rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis

PART OF MS Nurse Club, MS Alumni FEATURES
Residential course on rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis
Practice teaching course by Excemed
Thursday, Oct 6 - Friday, Oct 7 2016
Klinik Valens, Valens, Switzerland

Tags

Rehabilitation

Language

English

Registration status
Closed

To register for this event, contact

Meridiano Congress International (Italy)
Senior Project Manager:  Giorgia Di Egidio
T +39 06 88 595 209 - F +39 06 88595 232
giorgia.diegidio@meridiano.it

Introduction

Access resources by clicking on the Outcomes tab or scroll down to the Scientific Programme.

EXCEMED designed this programme in partnership with Valens Klinik.

Endorsed by Rehabilitation Network in MS (RIMS)

Overview


This residential course is designed for neurologists, physiotherapists and  physiatrists  willing  to  learn  about  the  most  advanced neurorehabilitation techniques in multiple sclerosis (MS). Participants will learn about the metrics for the assessment of functioning in MS in  order  to  plan  a  personalised  and  goal  oriented  rehabilitation programme.  The  second  part  of  the  course  will  addresses  the evidence  based  therapeutic  interventions  for  motor,  cognitive  and social rehabilitation. The residential programme will be held in the Klinik Valens which is a leading international academic training centre equipped  with  all  the  forefront  technologies  including  a  thermal swimming pool. Students will have the unique opportunity to join the team  of  highly  trained  specialists  in  their  everyday  activities  for practical training sessions.

Learning objectives

• Describe the neurophysiological basis of rehabilitation and the benefit of exercise for neuronal survival

• Detail the most suitable metrics to measure motor and cerebellar dysfunction in both  relapsing-remitting and progressive MS

• List the key clinical elements needed to project an individualized rehabilitation plan

• Illustrate frequently used tools to diagnose cognitive impairment and look at the main strategies for cognitive rehabilitation

Accreditation details

The EXCEMED “Residential course on rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis” is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing  Medical  Education  (EACCME ® )  to  provide  the  following  CME  activity  for  medical  specialists.  The  EACCME ® is  an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net
The CME “Residential course on rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis” held on 6-7 October 2016 in Valens, Switzerland, is designated for a maximum of 11 (eleven) hours of European external CME credits (ECMEC). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert  EACCME ® credits  to  an  equivalent  number  of  AMA  PRA  Category  1  Credits™.  Information  on  the  process  to  convert EACCME ® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME ® for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

MS Nurse Club

After many years of organizing educational workshops for MS Nurses, EXCEMED launched the MS Nurse Club - a portal to educational opportunities for nurses, with the bonus of sharing ideas and experiences with fellow professionals. Enjoy free access to education and debate influencing the world of MS nurses.

MS Alumni

The MS Alumni programme is an educational initiative of EXCEMED that is intended to provide ongoing support for young physicians and specialists in neurology.

Scientific programme

Scientific Highlights

Day I

08:45     Opening and introduction to the course
J. Kesselring, Switzerland, G. Comi, Italy, P. Feys, Belgium
 
09:00      Introduction to MS rehabilitation center of Valens
J. Kesselring, Switzerland

Session 1: Biological basis of neurorehabilitation  


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


09.15-10.15
 
09:15    L1: From neurorehabilitation to neuroplasticity and viceversa
G. Comi, Italy
 
09:45    L2: Molecular and physical benefits of exercise in multiple sclerosis
J. Kesselring, Switzerland


10:15    Coffee Break

Session 2: The assessment of functioning and patient-oriented rehabilitation programme  


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


10.45-12.45
Motor functioning and balance


10:45    S1: Assessments of MS   Video lecture
C. Meier, Switzerland  


11:05    S2: Gait and Walking Assessments of MS
Y. Vila, Switzerland  


11:25    S3: Technical aids for MS
C. Meier, Switzerland


11:45    L3: Upper and lower limbs motor rehabilitation aims and approaches
P. Feys, Belgium


12:15    L4: Acquatic therapy
U. Gamper, Switzerland


12:45    Lunch  

                           
Session 3: The assessment of functioning and patient-oriented rehabilitation programme


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


14.00-17.30
 Cognitive Functioning


14:00    L5: Cognitive impairment profile and mood disturbances  Video lecture
M.P. Amato, Italy


14:30    L6: Neuropsychological tests batteries  Video lecture
D. Langdon, UK


15:00    L7: Cognitive rehabilitation aims and approaches  Video lecture
P. Hämäläënen, Finland


15:30    TS: Clinical cases and practical exercises with cognitive rehabilitation platforms 
D. Langdon, UK , P. Hämäläënen, Finland


16:20     Coffee break


16:40     Visit to Valens Klinik premises


17:30     End of the day 


Day II

 
Session 4: The assessment of functioning and patient-oriented rehabilitation programme  


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


09.00-10.00
 
09:00    L8: Role of occupational therapy in MS  Video lecture
J. Ebert, Switzerland

09:30    L9: Fatigue management
A. Weise, Switzerland

 
Session 5: The assessment of functioning and patient-oriented rehabilitation programme  


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


10:00-11.00
 
10:00    L10: Pelvic rehabilitation in MS
R. Althof, Switzerland


10:30    L11: Dysphagia and swallowing rehabilitation
S. Albert, Switzerland


11:00    Coffee break
 

Session 6: Shared decision in rehabilitation


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


11:30-13.00
 
11:30    L12: Psychosomatic medicine and social factors
V. Kesselring, Switzerland


12:00    L13: Patient reported outcomes (PROs)
A. Solari, Italy


12:30    L14: ICF core set
A. Weise, Switzerland

 
13:00    Lunch
 

Session 7: Advanced neurorehabilitation  


Chairs: J. Kesselring / P. Feys


14.00-16.30
 
14:00    S4: Sport therapy
J. Bansi, Switzerland


14:20    S5: The horse and multiple sclerosis
A. Artuso, Italy


14:40    TS: Clinical cases about advanced neurorehabilitation, including an overview about how to plan an integrated rehabilitation programme
J. Kesselring, Switzerland, J. Ebert, Switzerland


15:40     Final discussion and meeting wrap up


16:30     End of the course
 

CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education
Programme Manager: Giulia Anastasia
T +39 06 420413 315 - F +39 06 420413 677
giulia.anastasia@excemed.org

 

Chair(s)

Jürg Kesselring

Head of Department of Neurology & Neurorehabilitation
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Valens Clinic Rehabilitation Centre
Valens, Switzerland

Peter Feys

Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.
Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy
University of Hasselt
Diepenbeek, Belgium
Speakers

Sylvan J. Albert

Senior Cunsultant
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland
Head of the Division of Neurology and Stroke Unit
Kantonsspital Graubünden

Rixt Althof

Physiotherapist and continence therapist
Department of Therapy
Valens Clinic Rehabilitation Center
Valens, Switzerland

Maria Pia Amato

Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences
University of Florence
Florence, Italy

Antonella Artuso

Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine
Don Gnocchi Foundation
Milan, Italy

Jens Bansi

Physiotherapist
Department of Therapy
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Giancarlo Comi

Department of Neurology
Institute of Experimental Neurology
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Juliane Ebert

Occupational Therapy
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Sarah Feil

Speech and language pathologist
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Peter Feys

Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy.
Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy
University of Hasselt
Diepenbeek, Belgium

Urs N. Gamper

Head of Therapy Department
Department of Therapy
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Paivi Hamalainen

Head Neuropsychologist
Masku Neurological Rehabilitation Centre
Masku, Finland

Jürg Kesselring

Head of Department of Neurology & Neurorehabilitation
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Valens Clinic Rehabilitation Centre
Valens, Switzerland

Verena Kesselring

Senior Physician
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Dawn Langdon

Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Health and Medicine
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway University of London
London, United Kingdom

Christine Meier Khan

Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Alessandra Solari

Unit of Neuroepidemiology
Foundation IRCCS Neurological Institute C. Besta
Milano, Italy

Yasmin Vila

Physiotherapist
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland

Andrea Weise

Head of Occupational Therapy
Department of Neurorehabilitation
Kliniken Valens Rehabilitationcenter
Valens, Switzerland
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Sylvan J. Albert
Neurology
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Rixt Althof
Neurology
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Maria Pia Amato
Neurology
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Antonella Artuso
Neurology
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Jens Bansi
Neurology
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Giancarlo Comi
Neurology
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Juliane Ebert
Neurology
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Juliane Ebert
Neurology
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Sarah Feil
Neurology
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Urs N. Gamper
Neurology
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Paivi Hamalainen
Neurology
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Paivi Hamalainen
Neurology
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Verena Kesselring
Neurology
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Dawn Langdon
Neurology
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Dawn Langdon
Neurology
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Christine Meier Khan
Neurology
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Christine Meier Khan
Neurology
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Christine Meier Khan
Neurology
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Alessandra Solari
Neurology
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Yasmin Vila
Neurology
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Andrea Weise
Neurology
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Andrea Weise
Neurology