8th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
Exercise – Symptom Management to Disease Modification
Saturday, September 15, 2018
World Trade Center Portland
25 SW Salmon Street, Two World Trade Center
Portland, Oregon 97204
This conference focuses on the impact and implementation of exercise in MS. The morning focuses on the immunologic, disease modifying, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psychological effects of exercise in MS. The afternoon focuses on clinical applications of exercise in MS and includes presentations on optimizing exercise adherence, high intensity exercise, and exercise prescription. The daytime presentations will be followed by a poster reception, offering the opportunity to discuss new research findings, as well as to network and exchange ideas in a more relaxed social setting.
Who should attend
Physicians (Neurologists, Physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation scientists, nurses, and physician assistants working in the area of multiple sclerosis clinical practice or research.
After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the immunologic, disease-modifying, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psychological effects of exercise in MS
- Understand the impact of exercise on gait, balance and participation in MS
- Apply approaches to optimize exercise adherence in people with MS
- Prescribe evidence-based exercise to achieve specific outcomes in people with MS
Call for posters
Please send abstracts on topics related to gait and balance in multiple sclerosis to Gail Widener at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2018 for review.
When submitting your abstract please indicate if the poster will be prepared/presented by a trainee (either a student or post-doctoral trainee).
Abstracts must meet the following criteria:
- A maximum of 300 words
- Title contain a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces)
- Authors names (last name followed by initials separated by commas) and affiliations must follow the title
Research abstracts must include the following headings:
- Background and Purpose
Case report abstracts must include the following headings:
- Background and Purpose
- Case Description, Outcomes, and Conclusion
The top five posters from trainees will be selected to receive waived symposium registration.
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
In partnership with:
OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center
VA Portland Health Care System, MS Center of Excellence West
Conference Steering Committee:
Michelle H. Cameron, M.D., P.T., M.C.R.; Gail L. Widener, P.T., Ph.D.; Kathleen M. Zackowski, Ph.D., O.T.R., M.S.C.S.