Programme May 23



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

10.00-11.00 | Auditorium 2
Rethinking Neurorehabilitation | Prof. Dr. John Krakauer
Chair: Prof. dr. G. Kwakkel

11.00-11.30 | Trajectum
Coffee break & Exhibiton

11.30-13.00 | Focused Symposium | Room 0.2/0.3
Effectiveness, intensity and patient perspectives of virtual reality training for the upper limb post stroke. Results from the VIRTUES trial | Chair: Dr. I. Brunner
Virtual Reality Training for Upper Extremity after Subacute Stroke (VIRTUES) | Dr. I. Brunner
Is Upper Limb Virtual Reality training more intensive than conventional training for patients in the subacute phase after stroke? An analysis of treatment intensity and content | Dr. J. Sture Skouen 
Patients' and health professionals' experiences of using virtual reality for upper limb training after stroke: a qualitative sub-study | Dr. H. Pallesen 

11.30-13.00 | Focused Symposium | Room 0.4
Manual dexterity in Parkinson’s disease: neural basis, standardized assessment and evidence based interventions | Chair: Dr. T. Vanbellingen
The impact of impaired dexterity on activities of daily living and quality of life in parkinson’s disease | Prof. Dr. S. Bohlhalter
Functional alterartions of the praxis netwrok underlying limb kinetic apraxia in Parkison's disease | Drs. S. Kübel
How the analysis of dexterous force control may contribute to the understanding of impaired motor control in Parkinsons' disease | Prof. Dr. J. Hermsdörfer
Standardized assessments and evidence based therapeutic interventions for manual dexterity in Parkinson's disease | Dr. T. Vanbellingen

11.30-13.00Invited Lecture and oral abstract presentations | Room 0.5
Chair: Dr. G. Stoquart
Rehabilitation to treat MS-related fatigue: The TREFAMS research programme | Prof. Dr. V. de Groot
Comparing home-based and supervised exercise programmes in patients with Multiple Sclerosis | Dr. E. Tarakci
Wearable exoskeleton for patients with complete spinal cord injury: training and home-use | Drs. R. van Dijsseldonk
Enhancing functional communication recovery of people with aphasia after a stroke: realising opportunities for enriching the communicative environment during routine rehabilitation | Dr. S. Horton
Participation of adults with spinal muscular atrophy patients | Drs. E. Kruitwagen

11.30-13.00 | Invited Lecture and oral abstract presentations | Room 0.8
Chair: Dr. E. van Wegen
Telerehabilitation post-stroke; addressing the global challenges | Prof. Dr. V. Pomeroy
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 
No effects of prism adaptation on neglect in ADL - a large randomized controlled trial | Drs. A. ten Brink

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 Room 0.9
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wissel & Prof. Dr. Alexander Geurts 

13.00-14.00 | Room 0.6/0.7
DGNKN Annual Meeting  

14.00-14.30 | Trajectum
Poster Visit

14.30-16.00 | Focused Symposium | Room 0.2/0.3
Robot-assisted gait training in neurological patients | 
Chair: Prof. Dr. E. Swinnen
Energy consumption and Cardiorepiratory Load during Robot Assited Gait in Stroke Patients | 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 | Room 0.4
The neuroscience of rehabilitation | Chair: Prof. Dr. B. van Engelen
Collaboration between rehabilitation and neurology: the neuroscience of rehabilitation by reverse engineering | Prof. Dr. B. van Engelen
The neuroscience signature of the positive effect of aerobic exercise training and cognitive behavioral therapy on alleviating fatigue and decelerating disease progression in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy | Dr. N. Voet 
Cognitive behavioural therapy and grated exercise for Myotonic dystrophy type 1 | | Drs. K. Okkersen
How to treat Neuralgic amyotrophy? | Dr. J. Groothuis 

14.30-16.00 | Best Poster competition |Room 0.5
Chair: Prof. dr. G. Verheyden
1. Differences in DTI analysis approaches to predict rehabilitation outcomeDr. V. Ressel
2. Stroke rehabilitation: availability and suitability of caregiver support | Drs. J. Vloothuis
3. Ten meters walking speed in patients with spinal cord injury: does speed define who walks and who rolls? | Drs. L. Silfhout
4. Interrater reliability of the funnel task: a novel tool to assess upper limb freezing in patients with Parkinson's disease | Dr. E. Heremans
5. Can kayaking be effective in improving postural control in Parkinson's disease? | Dr. Prof. J. Cholewa
6. Good ability but limited use: the gap between observed and perceived upper limb motor function after stroke | Drs. B. Essers
7. Reaching training at slow or fast movement speed in chronic stroke | Drs. U. Hammerbeck

14.30-16.00 | Oral Abstract Presentations | Room 0.8
Chair: Prof. dr. M. Levin
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
Increased Passive Elbow Joint and Biceps Muscle Stiffness in Chronic Stroke| Dr. M. Ellis
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
Robot-mediated Progressive Abduction Loading Therapy: Preliminary Results from an RCT Targeting Upper Extremity Flexion Synergy| Dr. M. Ellis
Effectiveness of a new surgical and rehabilitation approach in the management of children with dyskinetic cerebral palsy| Dr. S. Deepak
Between arms torque matching ability in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke: preliminary findings| Drs. A. van der Helm

Coffee break & Exhibition

16.30-16.45 | Auditorium 2
Chair: Prof. dr. G. Verheyden
Luc van Calster Award

16.45-17.45 | Auditorium 2
Chair: Dr. J. Mehrholz
Advances in self-management interventions for individuals with stroke and brain injury; making it part of everything we do | Prof. Dr. Fiona Jones

17.45-18.45 | Trajectum
Welcome reception