Nelson House, Langstone Business Park NP18 2LH


The following speakers have confirmed their titles:

Speaker Title Speaker Title
Prof Julie Bernhardt Early rehabilitation after stroke: What led us here Prof Louise Connell KEYNOTE:
Moving stroke rehabilitation evidence into practice
Zara Dyer Patient experience Prof Gavin Williams Improving mobility after traumatic brain injury with ballistic strength training:  Aligning biomechanics and muscle function to exercise prescription to improve mobility following acquired brain injury
Prof Umberto Bivona & Dr Stefano Vitali Negative impact of impaired self-awareness (and its emotional correlates) following severe acquired brain injury on neuro-rehab and caregivers Quality of Life Dr Julie Jones Optimising participation in long term Physical activity for people living with Parkinson’s: considerations for patient and service delivery
Prof Pip Logan Title TBC Prof Andrew Bateman Using your voice to influence policy – insights from UKABIF on the work toward a brain injury strategy
Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy Online rehabilitation : consideration for service provision Dr Julie Latchem Hastings Lifestyle, exercise and activity package for people living with progressive Multiple Sclerosis (LEAP-MS): adaptions during the COVID-19 pandemic and remote delivery for improved efficiency.
Necharma Karmen “GaitSens presentation: Evidence-based programming: Using instrumented gait analysis to select optimal training parameters.” Paul Charlton A bio mechanical approach to early gait rehabilitation following stroke
Prof Arshad Masjid Vagus nerve stimulation for motor recovery Dr Julie Latchem Hastings A web-based life-style, exercise and activity intervention for people with progressive multiple sclerosis: Results of a single-arm feasibility study
Dr Cian O’Donovan TBC Empowering future care workforces Dr Johnny Collett Lost employment potential and supporting people with Parkinson’s to stay in work: Insights from a Pan European
Prof Geert Veheyden KEYNOTE:

Upper limb function post stroke. What does recent evidence implicate for treatment intervention at different points on the patient’s pathway of recovery?

Dr David Hargroves Stroke Transformation
Dr Jessie Janssen The feasibility of using a  new cueing device with a new gait analysis technique in people with Parkinson’s Disease: Virtual Prof Merrill Landers KEYNOTE:
Fear of falling avoidance behavior in Parkinson’s disease
Prof Rona Ross Morris Multiple sclerosis and fatigue Dr Tamsyn Street FES Consensus Meeting
 Dr Tamsyn Street FES Clinical Guidelines & Implementation Prof Pam Enderby : Virtual “Let’s Not Be Precious”
Prof Frederike van Wijck Robot-assisted arm training after stroke: to transfer or not to transfer – that is the question Dr Rachel Stockley Navigating the seas of research
Beverley Harden Leadership


Learning Outcomes for Workshops:

Spasticity and Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain Learning Outcomes

  1. To explore different assessment approaches for shoulder pain that can be applied in clinical practise, referencing musculoskeletal examination techniques that are applicable to the neurological patient
  2. To explore and discuss a range of treatment approaches for the hemiplegic shoulder from the acute to the outpatient/community setting
  3. To provide opportunities to practise the assessment and treatment approaches


Strengthening and Conditioning Learning Outcomes

  1. To understand the components of what a balanced strength programme consists of and how this relates to improved performance of functional activity
  2. To understand principles of strength training including frequency, intensity, duration and type and how each principle can be individualised
  3. To clinically reason, develop and demonstrate a balanced, strength programme for people with neurological conditions