The Plymouth Univesity Workshop at the European Neuro Convention

University of Plymouth Workshop

We are thrilled to have University of Plymouth leading staff, professors and researchers back at the show for March 2019, delivering their insight and knowledge in workshop sessions over the two days.




Prof Jon Marsden

Vestibular dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis

Dizziness is seen in 49-59% of people with Multiple Sclerosis. This presentation summarises the central and peripheral causes of vestibular symptoms and current evidence base for vestibular rehabilitation in MS.


Prof Jenny Freeman

Balance and falls in neurological conditions- what does the evidence tell us?

Disorders of movement and balance lead to significant issues in neurological conditions, one of which is accidental falls. This talk will summarise the risk factors, circumstances and consequences of falls in neurological conditions, highlighting condition specific issues and wider considerations for practice


Prof Jenny Freeman

CPD Café

This session will include a short talk on professional development opportunities at postgraduate level. It will also include time to discuss your individual needs.


Prof Jon Marsden

An introduction to the physiology and pathophysiology of eye movements

Accurate eye movements are critical for functional movements and a stable perception of the visual world. This presentation will discuss the neural control of different types of eye movements and how they are affected by lesions to the central nervous system. It will outline how an assessment of eye movements can support clinical decision making and describe current evidence for the effects of rehabilitation.


Dr Terry Gorst

Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease: Is exercise the new ‘medicine’?

Exercise has attracted considerable attention in health and disease.  Has this the potential to affect brain health and the course of Parkinson’s disease?

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About University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth vaunted School of Health Professions offers a unique, inter-disciplinary learning environment for health and care-related professions. Come and join their eminent professionals as they deliver their expert knowledge on a variety of issues in neurological illness and rehabilitation

Launched in 2013, the School of Health Professions provides something for everyone interested in health and care–related professions through its range of contemporary MSc courses for professionals who wish to advance their health and social care practice.

Students benefit from the school’s fantastic facilities, which include skills and research laboratories, and also research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements, and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff.

Find out more here.

"The course appealed because it was a very good balance of things that would inform my day to day clinical practice, as well inform service redesign – doing the MSc has really impacted positively on my career progression.” - Emma Cork, Neuro-Rehab Service Lead Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust