Preliminary programme:
1. Keynote lectures by international experts
2. Focused Symposia with invited speakers
3. Free oral communication sessions
4. Best young scientist award
5. Industrial symposia at lunchtime
6. Ample space for free poster communications
7. Best poster award

Pre-congress workshops

The pre-congress exist out of three, ninety minutes rounds. During each round you can select one out of three workshops which you would like to join. In the end you should have three workshop round of ninety minutes selected.

13:00 - 14:30 | Round 1 

Room: 0.2/0.3 | Passive equinovarus | 
Prof. A. Geurts

Room: 0.4 | Fatigue | Dr. A. Kuppuswamy

Room: 0.5 | Using mixed methods in exploring the efficacy of technology and implementing self-management in stroke | Dr. L. Tedesco Triccas & Dr. S. Tino Kulnik​

This interactive workshop will first focus on gaining knowledge about mixed methodology involving the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods and data and its integration into stroke clinical settings and research. An example of when mixed methods were integrated into a randomized controlled trial involving robot therapy and non-invasive brain stimulation in stroke will be presented.

Workshop participants will then be presented with a research question around implementing a team-based self-management approach in neuro-rehabilitation. Participants will be invited to draft a mixed-methods study design addressing the question. We will discuss thoughts and ideas and present a completed mixed-methods study that addressed the same question.

14:30 - 16:00: Round 2


Room: 0.2/0.3 | Cochrane | Prof. J. Merholz

Room: 0.4 | Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for improving mobility in MS and other neurological conditions. The evidence, future trends and practical applicationDr. P. Taylor & Prof. J. Burridge

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a means of producing functional movement in paralysed or weak muscles for individuals with damage to the brain or spinal cord.  It is most commonly used for correction of dropped foot in conditions such as multiple sclerosis and stroke and in recent years has become a standard treatment in rehabilitation.  This workshop will review the evidence for FES for dropped foot and discuss developments that may improve its effectiveness.  We will also introduce ACPIN’s initiative to produce best practice guidelines for the clinical provision of FES.  We will demonstrate some FES applications and there will an opportunity for participants to apply FES for correction of dropped foot, improving hip flexion or extension and other applications with each other.  Please bring shorts or other suitable clothing to allow the applications of electrodes.  Please be aware that people who have implanted electronic devices, are pregnant or have epilepsy should not receive FES.

Participants will gain an overview of the clinical evidence for FES in MS and other neurological conditions and its impact on its users.  They will receive an introduction to the clinical implementation of FES including selection criteria, clinical pathways and an introduction to the different methods that can be used to optimise its effect.  They will experience the direct effect of FES, giving them an insight to the experience of the FES user.

Room: 0.5 | Moving forward: overcoming challenges to physical activity after stroke | Prof. F. van Wijck​


16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break - Lobby

16:30 - 17:00: Round 3

Room: 0.2/0.3 | Mirror therapy | Dr. C. Dohle

Room: 0.4 | Apraxia | Prof. T. Nyffeler

Room: 0.5 | Integrating musculoskeletal and neurological clinical reasoning to optimize the assessment and treatment of the post-stroke painful shoulder | Prof. K. Oostra​