Theatre 3: Rehab

Below is the 2019 agenda. The 2020 timetable will be released closer to the event.

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March


11.00 - 11.30

Mark Timmins

Pension annual and lifetime allowance; what you need to know.

Funding a great retirement will probably require more than simply membership of the NHS pension scheme. Learn about the additional options and find out if you might be sleepwalking into a substantial tax liability before that letter arrives from HMRC.


11.45 - 12.15


Autonomous Walk Exoskeleton: first learnings from clinical trials and expectations

The first autonomous walk exoskeleton has been tested since 2017 and is now being used for patient treatment in Europe. The seminar aim is to present and discuss preliminary learnings, on-going clinical studies and expected impact on treatment for stroke patients and patients with severe gait disorder.


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Michael J. Grey

Effecting neuroplasticity with virtual rehabilitation

Virtual Reality (VR) applications are available across the rehabilitation spectrum, with tools ranging from simple smartphone apps to fully immersive virtual environments with robotic interfaces. There are great opportunities – and increasing competition – for the use of VR in neurorehabilitation. However, effective neurorehabilitation requires neuroplasticity. In this talk, I will argue the best VR technology for neurorehabilitation is implemented with the principles of neuroplasticity firmly in mind.


14.00 - 14.30

Guillem Singla Buxarrais

How to utilise the Neuroscience of habits for rehabilitation

When you got ready this morning, did you put on your left or right shoe first? Don’t know the answer? You are not alone. Habits shape our everyday lives. In this seminar, you’ll learn about the neuroscience behind habit formation. We explore how we can utilise this to build habits for success in rehabilitation… and everything else.


14.15 - 14.45

Kayleigh Wain

Communication and Swallowing Disorders common in Acquired Brain Injury

An introduction to the types of speech, language, swallowing and communication disorders which may occur as a result of acquired brain injury.