SRR Summer 2014 Meeting Glasgow

10 Jun 2014

The Society for Research in Rehabilitation Summer 2014 meeting was held at GCU, hosted by Prof. Marian Brady and Prof. Frederike van Wijck.

Preceding the conference, a free research methodology seminar was provided, in which the issue of complexity in rehabilitation interventions was discussed. Speakers included Prof. Brian Williams (Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit,  (NMAHP RU), Glasgow Caledonian University and Stirling University), Dr. Chris Weir (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Mary Wells (NMAHP RU) and Prof. Cath Sackley (University of East Anglia).

lone piperA lone piper greeted the delegates on arrival at Glasgow Caledonian University.  The theme of the conference focused on “enriching rehabilitation through technology and the arts”.  Invited lecturers Prof. Hermie Hermens (Roessingh Research & Development, the Netherlands and Visiting Professor at GCU) and Prof. Brian MacKinstry (Edinburgh University) described the opportunities and challenges of telemedicine.  Prof. Philip Rowe (Strathclyde University) spoke about the Envisage project in which complex biomechanical information is transformed into intuitive visual feedback to improve rehabilitation processes and outcomes.  Dr. Julian O’Kelly (Royal Hospital for Neurodisability) delivered a lecture on music therapy, viewed through the lens of neuroscience.  The distinguished Scholarship was awarded to Prof. Catherine Sackley, University of East Anglia. 

The conference, with its record number of posters, was well received, with delegates commenting on the high caliber of speakers and posters.  The next SRR conference, hosted by Prof. Sarah Tyson and entitled “Rehabilitation Research: Time for a Rethink?” will be held in Manchester on 3rd February 2015.

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The Society for Research in Rehabilitation: Enriching Rehabilitation through Technology and the Arts (6 CPD credits awarded Event code 88656)

The theme of this event is ‘Enriching Rehabilitation through Technology and the Arts’

There will be two Symposia -

“Enhancing Rehabilitation through Technology”

‘Enabling personalised rehabilitation anytime, anyplace: Using technology for remote supervision’

‘All watched over by machines of love and grace. Is telehealth the future for long term condition management?’

“Enhancing Rehabilitation through the Arts”

‘The Envisage project: providing visual feedback of movement to assist rehabilitation’

‘Music to improve health and wellbeing in special populations’

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Prof Cath Sackley

- ‘Thirty years on and still relying on Plan B’

Speakers at the event include:

Professor Hermie Hermens, Het Roessingh, The Netherlands

Professor Brian MacKinstry, Edinburgh University, UK

Professor Philip Rowe, Strathclyde University, UK

Dr Julian O'Kelly, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, UK

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FREE Rehabilitation Research Methodology Seminar 9th June 2014

Theme: ‘Capturing & Reporting the Complexity of Rehabilitation Interventions’

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