Conference on Recent advances in the assessment, diagnosis and MDT management of people with severe brain injuries and disorders of consciousness

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09.30 - 5.30pm
£250 for two days, £150 for 1 day.
Hilton, Seven Hills Rd,, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EW

51.3341651, -0.437012


Hope Rehab Limited

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Draft programme (visit for up to date program).

Rehabilitation and long term care of people with Disorders of Consciousness in the UK; Reflections of the two decades since the Royal College of Physicians Vegetative State guidelines published in 2003 – Prof Lynne Turner-Stokes DM FRCP Director, Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow (title TBC)

Discontinuation of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration: supporting families and health care professionals. Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Director of Research: Impact and Engagement and Co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre.

ABI strategy. How it impacts professionals and patients? What could we do to make it effective? Peter Freeman, Treasurer, UKABIF

Rehabilitation and long-term care for people with severe brain injuries; How can professionals help families through the minefield? Judy Taylor, Brain Injury is BIG, family Representative.

Management of diabetes in people with severe brain injuries and disorders of consciousness. Challenges and lessons learnt. Kerry Donlon, Diabetic Nurse specialist, Surrey 

Spasticity assessment and measurement – Have we got it right yet? Prof Anand Pandyan, Executive Dean, Bournemouth University.

Challenges in the peripheral neurolysis and intrathecal management of spasticity in people with severe brain injuries and disorders of consciousness. Dr. Moheb Gaid, FRCP, MRCS, MSc, FEBPRM Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Colman Centre for Specialist Rehabilitation Services, Norfolk Community Health NHS Trust

Craniotomy, craniectomy and Cranioplasty in people with severe brain injuries. Implications to patients and to the rehabilitation team – TBC

Physical management of people with a Disorder of Consciousness. Progress so far and where are we heading? Dr Stephen Ashford Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist, Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit & King’s College London, Northwick Park Hospital

The conference programme also includes series of short ‘recent research’ presentations, ‘complex case study’ presentations and panel discussions on pressing topics over the two days. Please contact us if you intend to submit an abstract or a poster under the recent research or complex case study category.