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.




 Written by Dr Jack Parker

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