Theatre 4: Rehab

Tuesday 17th March

Wednesday 18th March


11.45 - 12.15

Derek Cutler and Ralph Charlwood

Living with Spinal Cord Injury - Unseen Complications; role of research.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Results in total or varying degree of loss of sensation and motor functions below the level of injury. However, there are many complex chronic issues that are ''unseen'' like bladder or bowel function; spasticity'' pressure ulcers and urinary tract infections - all affecting a persons'' quality of life. This seminar gies a personal insight into living with spinal order injury (Ralph) and how latest research is tackleing chronic issues (Derek).


13.15 - 13.45

Dr Jenny Brooks

Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation In The Community

Typically, neurobehavioural rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury is delivered within specialist inpatient or residential services. This seminar will examine the evidence base and key components of neurobehavioural rehabilitation and then consider the clinical applications to community settings, illustrated with a case example.


14.00 - 14.30

Prof Michael Barnes

The role of cannabis in neurology

This seminar will highlight the evidence for the use of cannabis in neurology. It will outline the potential side effects and provide a critique of the present prescribing situation.


14.45 - 15.15

Dr Elizabeth Iveson

From Secondary to Primary care and beyond.. Challenges in the longer term management and rehabilitation following Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury. Wh

Patients and relatives are often told recovery after stroke and ABI plateaus or stops after 12-18 months. The access to ongoing specialist Neurorehabilitation within the community and management of longer term complications such as spasticity, fatigue and pain is challenging and often inadequate. There is increasing evidence that recovery is possible many months post ABI; raising the question who actually plateaus or stops � is it us rather than the patient?