Programme May 24



09.00-10.00 | Auditorium 2
Is Non-invasive Brain Stimulation a useful addition to rehabilitation therapy? | Prof. John Rotwell

10.00-10.30 | Lobby & Trajectum
Coffee break & Exhibiton

10.30-12.00 | Focused Symposium 
Balance post stroke: updated evidence and implications for practice | Chair: Dr. V. Weerdesteyn
Sitting balance post stroke: core business? | Prof. Dr. G. Verheyden
What is effective exercise therapy for improving standing balance in chronic stroke? | Drs. H. van Duijnhoven
Gait adaptability training for improving balance post stroke – Why and how | Dr. V. Weerdesteyn

10.30-12.00 | Focused Symposium 
Trending topics in MS rehabilitation | Chair: Prof. Dr. P. Feys
Motor fatigability in persons with MSProf. dr. P. Feys & Dr. D. Severijns 
Cognitive motor interference in persons with MS: Assessment and rehabilitationProf. dr. P. Feys & Dr. I. Baert 
Responsiveness of upper limb outcome measures in MSDr. I. Lamers 

10.30-12.00 | Invited lecture and oral abstract presentations 
Chair: TBC
The paradox of neurorehabilitation for Parkinson's disease | Drs. A. Nieuwboer

150. Curved walking highlights gait abnormalities in patients with Parkinson's disease, even when their gait along linear paths is normal | Drs. Anna Maria Turcato
151. The laser-shoes - a new ambulatory device to alleviate FOG | Drs. C. Barthel 
168. The comparison of gait and balance parameters according to the findings of impairment, falling and freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson disease | Dr. B. Ersoz Huseyinsinoglu 
36. Static and dynamic balance In people with parkingson's disease - An explorative cross sectional study | Drs. A. Winkler

10.30-12.00 | Invited lecture and oral abstract presentations
Chair: TBC
Does aerobic exercise  influence neuroplasticity in healthy adults and following stroke? | Dr. M. McDonnell

33. Can upper limb movement quality be captured by clinical outcome measures used in neurological practice? | Drs. M. Demers
132. Changes of the motor imagery perspective selection in patients with sensorimotor impairments - a longitudinal study | Drs. R. Gerber
172. Blinded interim analysis from the Critical Periods After Stroke Study CPASS - trends in upper extremity recovery of patients rendomized within 30-days of stroke onset | Dr. D. Alexander
37. Physical fitness in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A 1-year follow-up study | Drs. W. Harmsen

12.00-13.00 | Lobby - Trajectum 
Lunch break & Exhibition

12.00-13.00 | Lunch symposium Medtronic
Prof. Dr. Jörg Wissel

12.00-13.00 | Lunch symposium MotekForcelink 

13.00-13.30 | Lobby - Trajectum
Poster Walk

13.30-15.00 | Focused Symposium 
Bridging the translational gap between research and clinical neurorehabilitation: examples from sensory augmentation, TMS, and rehabilitation technology | Chair: Prof. Dr. V. Pomeroy
Light touch for locomotor and balance control | Dr. L. Johannsen
Stochastic resonance for sensorimotor integration | Dr. O. White
The use of TMS as a clinical tool | Dr. N. Kennedy
Rapid, accurate measurement | Dr. M. Grey
UPed to enhance walking recovery | Dr. N. Hancock
Symposium discussion
Symposium summary | 
Prof. Dr. V. Pomeroy

13.30-15.00 | Invited lecture and oral abstract presentations
4D-EEGChair: Prof. F. van der Helm
Reaching dysfunction in stroke is largely due to flexion synergy as opposed to spansticity-related elbow flexor activation | Prof. Dr. J. DeWald
Reflex modulation and the need for 4D EEG | Prof. Dr. F. van der Helm
12. Quantification of somatosensory steady-state responses to continuous wrist manipulation in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke | Dr. T. Solis-Escalante
112. Brain activity in chronic stroke patients can be related to motor recoveryDrs. M. Saes

13.30-15.00 | Invited lecture and oral abstract presentations 
Chair: TBC
Cognitive rehabilitation 2.0? | Prof. Dr. C. van Heugten
29. Life after cardiac arrets: cognitive impairment, natural recovery and the relation to cognitive complaints | Drs. C. Steinbusch
56. The energetic study; effectiveness of a self-management group programme to improve social participation in patients with neuromuscular disease and chronic fatigue | Drs. Y. Veenhuizen
125. Rehabilitation after stroke in specialized rehabilitation. Psychosocial adaptions post stroke. An international multicenter study | Dr. B. Langhammer
148. Measuring participation outcomes after stroke: An international perspective | Prof. L. Carey

13.30-15.00 | Focused symposium
PROFITS: An infrastructure for personalized medicine in stroke rehabilitation | Chair: Dr. C. Meskers
Introduction | Dr. C. Meskers
Treatment of stroke in the acute phase: thrombolysis and trombectomy, including the Mr Clean trial | Dr. L. Aerden
Early prognosis for recovery post stroke | Prof. Dr. G. Kwakkel

PROFITS: Precision profiling to improve prognosis post stroke | Dr. C. Meskers
Clinimetry within PROFITS | Drs. A. Andringa
Gemstracker: ICT within PROFITS | Drs. J. Slaman
Symposium discussion

13.30-15.00 | Oral abstract presentations
Chair: Prof. J. Rotwell
85. Influencing hemispheric asymmetry after stroke, a proof of concept study | Drs. S. Zandvliet
86. The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on gait initiation in people after stroke | Drs. P. Hermans
108. Effectiveness of dual-tDCS in combination with upper limb robotic-assisted rehabilitation: a double-blind randomised crossover study | Drs. S. Dehem
160. BDNF Val66Met but not cerebellar transcranial direct current modulates cerebellar-dependent motor learning | Drs. Z. Jonker
175. Effects of a single session of mental chronometry training | Prof. Dr. J. Liepert
8. Motor function and recovery of the affected hand are determined by changes of contralesional cortical hand motor respresentation in subacute stroke | Drs. J. Lüdemann-Podubecká 

15.00-15.30 | Lobby & Trajectum
Coffee break & Exhibiton

15.30-16.30 | Auditorium 2
Virtual reality – new ways to deliver old tricks | Prof. Dr. Mindy Levin

16.30-17.30 | Awards & Closing ceremony | Auditorium 2
Luc Van Calster Award
Young scientist and best poster awards
Winner best poster competition