2021 Annual Conference
Booking for our 2021 conference to be jointed hosted with the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) and Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists For People With Learning Disabilities (ACPPLD) is now open.
Call for abstract is also now open, so head over to the BSRM website where you will find more information. The deadline for submission is midnight on the 27th August.
2020 Annual Conference
Rehabilitation research, practice and education the era of COVID-19’
Our 2020 Annual conference was jointed hosted online the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for People with Learning Disabilities, and supported by the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation. It was an opportunity to share insights and best practice, discuss implications for the future of rehabilitation, and extend and strengthen professional networks.
Rehabilitation had been highlighted publicly and politically by the pandemic. Before COVID-19, rehabilitation services were already under strain. In 2020, new COVID-19 related rehabilitation needs emerged – not only from those who survived COVID-19, but also among those whose health has been impacted by isolation and other COVID-19-related factors. Taken together, more people need high quality, evidence-based rehabilitation for their long term, complex needs than ever before.
These urgent and important demands on rehabilitation affect everyone working in this important field; new questions have arisen about how best to adapt services to ensure they are fit for purpose and adaptable in future. There are important questions about new education and training, required by practitioners to deliver these services, as well as an urgent need for new research to strengthen the evidence underpinning rehabilitation practice.
The following talks took place over two days:
Impact of COVID 19 on function, activity and participation, and the need for rehabilitation
Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes
International perspectives on COVID-19 and the need for rehabilitation
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Gutenbrunner, Department for Rehabilitation Medicine, Hannover Medical School
How acute illness and the need for acute rehabilitation go hand in hand in people living with frailty
Professor Kenneth Rockwood, Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology)
Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada
SRR Philip Nichols Lecture
Professor Philip Rowe, Professor of Rehabilitation Science, University of Strathclyde
Rehabilitation for COVID-19 survivors
Rehabilitation post ICU – Professor Sally Singh, Leicester
Long term rehabilitation and support needs – Dr Manoj Sivan, Leeds
What is Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery?
Mr Norbert Kang, London
The impact of COVID-19 to Orthoptics: lessons for fast-tracking survey studies
Professor Fiona Rowe
Trauma Rehabilitation Training – results of a survey
Dr Celine Lakra
Current training – the North West Experience
Dr Lin Cheng, Preston
From RM trainee to Trauma Rehab Consultant – a personal experience with tips and tricks
Dr Shigong Gou