...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The 8th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation – Istanbul April 8th – 12th 2014
The International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Prof Pam Enderby, Dr Rebecca Palmer and Dr Jack Parker attended
the 8th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation – Istanbul April 8th
– 12th 2014 to present two oral presentations and a poster.
Hosted by the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation Specialists at the International Convention and Exhibition
Centre, the biennial international congress brings together neurorehabilitation
professionals and scientists from all around the world to meet and share
knowledge of neuroscience, clinical practice and health services research.
Overlooking the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul
Organized for the first time by the World Federation of
Neurology, the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
and the World Stroke Organisation, the congress named ‘Towards New Horizons in Neurorehabilitation’ focused on recent
advances in neurosciences and clinical practice which included plenary
lectures, symposia and workshops by eminent speakers for a multidisciplinary
audience including; physicians, physical and occupational therapists,
psychologists, speech and language therapists, engineers, neuroscientists, and
many other professional involved in neurorehabilitation.
The oral presentations: ‘Reviewing
the Current State of Knowledge of the Effectiveness of Treatment for Aphasia’
(Prof Enderby) and ‘Computerised
Treatment for the Management of Aphasia’ (Dr Palmer) formed part of the
platform session ‘Disorders of
Communication – Focusing on Acquired Aphasia.’ The Poster ‘Developing a personalised self-management system for post
stroke rehabilitation; utilising a user centred design methodology’ (Dr
Parker) was presented throughout the day (9th April). This provided
a platform to showcase the cutting edge research being carried out within the
RAT group on an international level.