5th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
Fall Detection and Prevention
September 25 and 26, 2015
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.
This conference focuses on falls in people with multiple sclerosis. The morning session will discuss the importance of falls and fall risk factors in MS, focusing on the individual, the task and the environment. The afternoon session will discuss fall measurement and prevention. We will present and evaluate low tech fall measurement approaches including retrospective fall recall and prospective fall diaries, which are often well suited to the clinic, as well as high tech approaches including in home monitoring and body-worn devices, which are often well suited to research. Presentations on interventions will include exercise, education and multifactorial approaches as well as areas of future research by the International MS Falls Prevention Research Network.
After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to:
- Describe and discuss why falls are important and what makes people fall
- Identify fall risk factors in people with MS, including those related to the individual, the task and the environment
- Describe and discuss low tech and high tech fall measurement approaches
- Describe and discuss fall prevention approaches including exercise, education and multifactorial interventions
Who Should Attend
Physicians (Neurologists, Physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation scientists, nurses, physician assistants, and others working in the area of multiple sclerosis clinical practice or research.
Continuing Medical Education
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Symposium Location and Hotel Accommodations
A discounted room rate starting at $199/night plus tax is being provided September 25 through September 27, 2015. The special rate will be available until August 26 OR until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Call for Posters
Please send abstracts for posters to Michelle Cameron at email@example.com by July 31st, 2015 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.
In Partnership with
Oregon Health & Science University’s MS Center
VA Portland Health Care System, MS Center of Excellence West