Programme May 23



09.30-10.00 | Auditorium 2
Welcome | Prof. Dr. G. Kwakkel

10.00-11.00 | Auditorium 2
Rethinking Neurorehabilitation | Prof. Dr. John Krakauer

11.00-11.30 | Lobby - Trajectum
Coffee break & Exhibiton

11.30-13.00 | Focused Symposium
Effectiveness, intensity and patient perspectives of virtual reality training for the upper limb post stroke. Results from the VIRTUES trial | Chair: Dr. I. Brunner
Results of the international multicentre trial on “Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity after Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES) | Dr. I. Brunner
The intensity of VR training compared to conventional training | Dr. J. Sture Skouen 
Overview of the literature concerning user experiences with VR systems in rehabilitation | Dr. H. Pallesen 

11.30-13.00 | Focused Symposium
Manual dexterity in Parkinson’s disease: neural basis, standardized assessment and evidence based interventions | Chair: Dr. T. Vanbellingen
A general overview of the impact of impaired dexterity on activities of daily living and quality of life in parkinson’s disease | Prof. Dr. S. Bohlhalter
The latest neuro-imaging findings with respect to impaired dexterity in parkinson’s disease | Drs. S. Kuebel
Studies on grip force control in Parkinsonian patients to reveal impaired and preserved aspects of fine motor control in basal ganglia disease | Prof. Dr. J. Hermsdörfer
New standardized assessments to measure dexterous function and dexterity-related ADL | Dr. T. Vanbellingen

11.30-13.00Invited Lecture and oral abstract presentations 
Chair: TBC
Rehabilitation to treat MS-related fatigue: The TREFAMS research programme | Prof. Dr. V. de Groot
167. Comparing home-based and supervised exercise programmes in patients with Multiple Sclerosis | Dr. Ela Tarakci
47. Wearable exoskeleton for patients with complete spinal cord injury: training and home-use | Drs. R. van Dijsseldonk
19. Enhancing functional communication recoevery of people with aphasia after a stroke: realising opportunities for enriching the communicative environment during routine rehabilitation | Dr. S. Horton
11. Participation of adults with spinal muscular atrophy patients | Drs. E. Kruitwagen

11.30-13.00 | Invited Lecture and oral abstract presentations 
Chair: TBC
Telerehabilitation post-stroke | Prof. Dr. V. Pomeroy
61. A randomized controlled trail on the long-term effects of early or delayed provision of ankle-foot othoses in patients with (sub-)acute stroke | Drs. C. Nikamp 
157. No effects of prism adaptation on neglect in ADL - a large randomized controlled trial | Drs. A. ten Brink

118. Recovery of dexterity components and corticospinal excitability after stroke | Dr. P. Lindberg

13.00-14.00 | Lobby & Trajectum
Lunch & Exhibition

13.00-14.00 | Lunch symposium IPSEN | Prof. Dr. Jörg Wissel & Prof. Dr. Alexander Geurts

14.00-14.30 | Poster Visit 

14.30-16.00 | Focused Symposium
Robot-assisted gait training in neurological patients | 
Chair: Prof. Dr. E. Swinnen
Cardiometabolic Load during Robot-Assisted Gait | Drs. N. Lefeber
Muscle activity during Lokomat walking | Drs. K. van Kammen
Electrocortical Activity during Walking and Robot-Assisted Walking | Dr. K. Knaepen
Acceptation of Lokomat training | Prof. Dr. E. Swinnen
Advances in the development of the ALTACRO system | Dr. Ir. C.R. Guerrero

14.30-16.00 | Focused Symposium 
The neuroscience of rehabilitation | Chair: Prof. Dr. B. van Engelen
Collaboration between rehabilitation and neurology: the neuroscience of rehabilitation | Prof. Dr. B. van Engelen
Training and cognitive behavioural therapy in Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy | Dr. N. Voet 
Cognitive behavioural therapy in Myotonic dystrophy type 1 | |Drs. K. Okkersen
How to treat Neuralgic amyotrophy? | Dr. J. Groothuis 

Oral Abstract presentationsChair: Prof. M. Levin
147. Three different methods of virtual reality based therapy and its effects on balance and weight shifting ability among children with cerebral palsy | Dr. S. Deepak
20. Increased Passive Elbow Joint and Biceps Muscle Stiffness in Chronic Stroke | Drs. M. Ellis
173. Structural changes in the muscle-tendon unit of triceps surae after a daily self-stretch program - A one-year prospective randomized trial in chronic hemiparesis | Drs. M. Pradines
21. Robot-mediated Progressive Abduction Loading Therapy: Preliminary Results from an RCT Targeting Upper Extremity Flexion Synergy | Drs. M. Ellis
140. Effectiveness of a new surgical and rehabilitation approach in the management of children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy | Dr. S. Deepak
120. Between arms torque matching ability in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke: preliminary findings | Drs. A. van der Helm

14.30-16.00 | Best Poster competition
Chair: TBC
9. Cycle ergometer training versus resistance training to improve motor function of the lower limbs in critical illness polyneuropathy: a randomised controlled trial | Dr. J. Lüdemann-Podubecká 
10. Differences in DTI analysis approaches to predict rehabilitation outcome | Drs. V. Ressel
14. Stroke rehabilitation: availability and suitability of caregiver support | Drs. J. Vloothuis
15. Ten meters walking speed in patients with spinal cord injury: does speed define who walks and who rolls? | Drs. L. Silfhout
50. Interrater reliability of the funnel task: a novel tool to assess upper limb freezing in patients with Parkinson's disease | Dr. E. Heremans
59. Can kayaking be effective in improving postural control in Parkinson's disease? | Dr. Prof. J. Cholewa
130. Good ability but limited use: the gap between observed and perceived upper limb motor function after stroke | Drs. B. Essers
163. Reaching training at slow or fast movement speed in chronic stroke | Drs. U. Hammerbeck

16.00-16.30 | Lobby - Trajectum
Coffee break & Exhibition

16.30-17.30 | Auditorium 2
Advances in self-management interventions for individuals with stroke and brain injury; making it part of everything we do | Prof. Dr. Fiona Jones

17.30-18.30 | Lobby - Trajectum
Get-togehter drink