OHSU

4th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis

The Role of Cognition

Gait & Balance Symposium

October 10 & 11, 2014
Cleveland, OH

This unique highly regarded symposium brings together multidisciplinary professionals from around the world to discuss and disseminate information and develop collaborations to advance research and patient care related to gait and balance dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis.

Description

This symposium focuses on the role of cognitive dysfunction on postural control, mobility problems, and accidental falls in persons with multiple sclerosis.  The morning session will discuss assessment of cognition and cognitive-motor interference during balance and mobility tasks, and the mechanisms underlying cognitive-motor interference.  The afternoon sessions will discuss evidence for cognitive dysfunction affecting motor performance, identify gaps in knowledge, and present strategies to address cognitive-motor interference as it contributes to gait and balance dysfunction in persons with MS.

Symposium Objectives

After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the minimal recommended cognitive assessment in persons with MS
  • Describe and discuss the mechanisms underlying cognitive-motor interference
  • Describe and discuss methods for assessing cognitive-motor interference as it affects gait and balance
  • Describe and discuss the evidence for and gaps in knowledge regarding cognitive motor interference in persons with MS
  • Identify strategies to reduce the impact of cognitive-motor interference in persons with MS

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.  

Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Call for Posters

Please send abstracts for posters to Kathleen Zackowski at zackowski@kennedykrieger.org by August 1st, 2014 for review. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words on topics related to gait and balance in multiple sclerosis. If accepted, poster size must be ‘4 x ‘8 or smaller.

Hotel Accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 1-216-464-5950

*A discounted room rate starting at $112/night plus tax is being provided October 10, 2014 – October 12, 2014. The special rate will be available until October 6 OR until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Online reservations

Registration

Coming soon

In Partnership

OHSU Multiple Sclerosis Center 

Portland VA Medical Center- MS Center of Excellence West  

Cleveland Clinic


Location

Cleveland, Ohio

Registration

Coming soon

Contact

503 494-7661

Previous Years

Selecting the Right Measures (2013)
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Interventions for Gait & Balance in MS (2012)
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Gait & Balance as Biomarkers in MS (2011)
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2013 Published Abstracts

Abstracts published in the Winter 2013 issue of the International Journal of MS Care.

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