Theme: Future Challenges and Opportunities of Neurorehabilitation Technologies and their Implementation

Neuro Rehabilitation 2016

Neuro Rehabilitation 2016

About the conference

Neurorehab 2016 on behalf of its organizing Committee welcomes all the researchers, neurologists, scientists, industrialists, delegates and students to participate at International Conference on Neurorehabilitation at Brisbane, Australia during July 21-22,  to discuss the intricate subjects related to the emerging field of Neurorehabilitation. The upcoming conference will be organized around the theme “Future Challenges and Opportunities of Neurorehabilitation Technologies and their Implementation”.

Neurorehabilitation is a medical aiding process which aims to assist in recovery from a nervous system injury, and also minimize and compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it. It is a process whereby patients who suffer from impairment following neurologic diseases regain their former abilities or, if full recovery is not possible, achieve their optimum physical, mental, social and vocational capacity. The rehabilitation services will mostly benefit patients who have just recovered from acute medical condition that necessitate extensive rehabilitation such as stroke and knee or hip replacement

About Australia:

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy. Health care in Australia is provided by both private and government organizations. Medicare is the publicly funded health care system for everyone in Australia. In Australia 90000 and in Brisbane more than 16450 members associated with health professional.  In Australia more than 12 top industries associated with healthcare research.

Why Australia???

  • Around 1 in 45 Australians (432,700 people) had Brain injuries with activity limitations or participation restrictions due to disability. Almost three-quarters of these people were aged less than 65 years
  • Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.
  • In Australia 90000 and in Brisbane more than 16450 members associated with health professional. In Australia more than 12 top industries associated with healthcare research
  • In 2014, there were 223,013 new companies registered in Australia – an increase of over 10% from the level we saw in 2013. In the 2014-15 Budget funding for hospitals was increased by a record $5.3 billion (40%) over four years. The government has given environmental approval for more than $1 trillion worth of projects.
  • Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level.
  • The Australian pharmaceuticals industry comprises bio-medical research, biotechnology firms, originator and generic medicines companies and service-related segments including wholesaling and distribution.

Target Audience:

All professionals involved in Neurorehabilitation, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, rehabilitation engineers, basic neuroscientists Pharmacists, Research scientists, Neurorehabilitation associations & foundations, Professors and Students from Academia interested in the study of Neurorehabilitation.

Neurorehabilitation 2016 on behalf of its Organizing Committee welcomes you to the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation during July 21-22, 2016 at Brisbane, Australia.

Track 1: Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation is an expanding field of neuroscience that tries to recover patients from nervous system injuries and tries to minimize the misfortune by finding effective solutions in adapting to it. The rehabilitation services will generally advantage patients who have quite recently recuperated from acute medical condition that require broad recovery, for example, stroke

The worldwide neurorehabilitation business sector is relied upon to develop at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period of 2013- 2018.

This session deals with Neuro Rehabilitation Principles and Practice, Biomechanics, Clinical Perspectives of Neurorehabilitation, Psychological and ecological rehabilitation, Ethical aspects during neurorehabilitation, Neuro-psychological recovery and Life After Rehabilitation: Why Aftercare Is Important

Track 2: Neural Repair

Neurorehabilitation is the procedure of rebuilding of capacity for persons with nervous system disorders. This procedure includes techniques aimed for lessening debilitations and disabilities, and at last enhancing interest and personal satisfaction for persons with neurological problems. Areas of functioning includes mobility, exercises of day by day living, and intellectual and communicative abilities.  

We are conferred in tending to Neurorehabilitation fundamentals, Pharmacology, clinical research methodologies, Explanatory models and Transitional issues in Neurorehabilitation  

Track 3: Addiction and Rehabilitation

Addiction is a persistent, impulsive dependence on a behaviour or substance. The term has been halfway replaced by dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been amplified, in any case, to include mood-altering practices or exercises. A few analysts discuss two sorts of addictions: substance addictions (for instance, liquor addiction, drug mishandle, and smoking); and process addictions (for instance, betting, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activities). There is a developing acknowledgment that numerous addicts, for example, polydrug abusers, are dependent on more than one substance or process.

The present session incorporates Advances in Addiction Rehabilitation, Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation, Opiod addiction recovery, Cognitive restoration and Internet addiction recovery

Track 4: Conditions treated by Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation is a combination of specific group of treatments that intends to restore patients to a greatest level of Cognitive functioning and Physical functioning

Conditions Treated:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Dystonia
  • Ataxia
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke

Track 5: Pediatric Neurorehabilitation

It is dedicated to treat children, teenagers, and their families to advance recovery and adjustment to changes coming about because of brain injury or neurological disease. Along with the family's information of their kid and with the experts team of brain injury rehabilitation accomplish the objective of giving back the youngster his normal past activities.

This session discusses Child Developmental clutters, Pediatric TBI, Therapeutic Recreation, Pediatric Assistive Technologies and many more

Track 6: Neurorehabilitation Medicine

The Neurorehabilitation Program gives complete outpatient treatment services to individuals having an acquired brain injury as a result of some conditions such as tumor, stroke and multiple sclerosis. The researchers concentrates on enhancing freedom and the capacity to come back to more beneficial activities, for example, work or school.

This session includes Pharmacology in Neurorehabilitation, New viewpoints for personalized drugs, Clinical pathways in neurorehabilitation and Medication

Track 7: Neurorehabilitation Therapies

The most significant therapies are those that help the individuals to experience their ordinary lives like occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychological and speech therapies focused on daily function.

This session comprises Remedial massage therapy, Pharmacology in Neurorehabilitation, Neurological music therapy, Occupational therapy, Residential Rehab's Treatment Approach, Neurorestorative Therapy, Neurological physiotherapy, Long-term Rehabilitation, Exercise physiology, Community based Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

Track 8: Neurorehabilitation Exercises

Neurological physiotherapy is a discipline centered around working with people who have a neurological problems or disorders. These include dementia, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, parkinson's infection, cerebral paralysis, spinal cord damage, and stroke. Regular problems of patients with neurological disorders includes vision impairment, poor balance, paralysis, inability to ambulate, and loss of functional independence.

Our session includes Neurological balance exercises, Neurological Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Exercises for Spinal cord Injury and Vestibular rehabilitation exercises

Track 9: Neurorehabilitation Nursing

Neurological rehabilitation is progressively seen as an expert type of recovery requiring specialist nursing knowledge. Then again, as in many areas of nursing, medical attendants in this field perceive that there is a need to build their insight base to guarantee that they give the best and most up-to-date quality care for their patients.

This session talks about Inpatient Rehabilitation, Pediatrics Nursing, Geriatric Nursing Outpatient Rehabilitation and Advance Practices in Nursing  

Track 10: Neurorehabilitation Engineering

Innovative work of Biomedical Engineering advances to restore, minimize and/or compensate the alterations, those ordinarily show up on an after suffering a brain injury (TBI) or stroke. Exploration is centered around the procedures of cognitive rehabilitation and physical rehabilitation. Restoring human cognitive and motor functioning has been a fascinating research zone during the last century.

Our meeting covers an extensive variety of research topics like Neural Prostheses in Rehabilitation, Brain computer interface in Neurorehabilitation, Robotics and related advances in Rehabilitation

Track 11: Neuromodulation and Neuroplasticity

The field of neurorehabilitation is new, and some front line treatments, including neuromodulation, that might be conceivably gainful to patients with CNS injuries or different disorders, are as of now being examined. The advances in the comprehension of brain circuits, together with the neurostimulation advances have incited us to investigate the capability of electrical stimulation of the neuronal circuits to promote functional recovery in patients suffering with CNS disorders. Generally, advances in neuromodulation might offer new restorative medications for patients with Stroke, TBI, Spinal cord injury and Epilepsy by balancing the abnormal brain networks.

This session includes Neuromodulation by controlling proprioception, pharmacology and post surgical recovery, Visual and auditory perception and Multidimensional methodologies for multidimensional issues

Track 12: Neurorehabilitation and Motor control

The human motor system has the capability to learn through practice and experience. Motor learning may be a loosely outlined term that encloses skill acquisition, motor adaptation and decision making. Motor learning will be broken into kinematic and dynamic elements. Animal models and functional imaging in humans show that the mature brain will endure plastic changes throughout each learning and recovery. Quantitative control approaches permit differentiation between compensation and true recovery, though both improve with practice. Many promising rehabilitation approaches are based on theories of motor learning.

The current session includes modular motor therapies, advances in neurorehabilitation fundamentals, neurological music therapy in non-motor issues and genetic determinants of brain reorganization and learning,

Track 13: Technological Developments in neurorehabilitation

Researchers are utilizing innovation with neurorehabilitation to present bleeding edge enhancements to treatments for patients with nervous system problems. The neurorehabilitation has undergone huge changes in last 20 years due to developments in robotics, supposed to make changes positively in cortical excitability of the damaged cerebral hemisphere. The use of robotics in neurorehabilitation is quite common. These devices and simulators, associated with other robotic technologies, offer patients who had stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries the option of physical therapy and training much sooner, thus shortening the recovery period.

This session incorporates Instrumentation in Rehabilitation, Telerehabilitation, Technical advancements for profound mind incitement, Neurophysiologic and Neuroimaging systems, Research Methodologies and Multidimensional techniques and endpoints in clinical trials

Track 14: Case Studies in Neurological Rehabilitation

A case report is the detailed report of the signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow up of an individuals. Case reports can likewise assume an applicable part in therapeutic education, giving a structure to case-based learning and might likewise have a role to play in directing the personalization of medications in clinical practice.

This session includes investigation of Neurorehabilitation case reports based on therapy and research of brain and spinal injuries.

Track 15: Robotics, Orthotics and related technology

The Neurorehabilitation procedures currently using differ in rationale and strategy, with no evidence of differences in their therapeutic efficacy. Interacting humans and robots compensate reciprocally for their intrinsic limitations while benefiting from unique advantages. Reliability in the execution of repetitive tasks is high. But, robots don’t have any flexibility and adaptation, code-independent communication, high-level information processing, and detection of responsiveness to weak and otherwise undetected important sensory inputs that characterize humans. 

Orthotics plays a very important role in the rehabilitation of patients with motor impairments. In the advancement of prosthetic systems, everyone feels that distributed sensory architectures are research areas of crucial importance.

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the official website of the 2nd International Conference on Neurorehabilitation during May 25-26 ,2017 at Chicago, USA.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the  ConferenceSeries Ltd.

Neurorehabilitation is a multifaceted therapeutic process which offers innovative, dedicated and reliable rehabilitation services from nervous system injuries and long term Neurologic care.

It generally deals with the management and functional recovery of major nervous system injuries such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injuries and peripheral nerve injuries.

The worldwide Neurorehabilitation devices market was valued at US$ 894.9 Million in 2015 and is estimated to enlarge at a CAGR of 15.5% from 2016 to 2024 to reach US$ 3262.5 Million by 2024.

Track 1 : Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation is a complex medical process which aims to aid recovery from a Nervous system injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it.
It generally deals with the management and functional recovery of major nervous system injuries such as stroke, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injuries and peripheral nerve injuries.

The worldwide neurorehabilitation business sector is relied upon to develop at a healthy CAGR during the forecast period of 2013- 2018.

Neurological rehabilitation has a sound theoretical and conceptual basis derived from the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, here is strong evidence supporting its effectiveness as a process, and reasonable evidence in support of some specific treatments. The approach of neurological rehabilitation extends the intellectual challenge of Neurology in most clinical situations the physician and the wider rehabilitation team have to make pragmatic decisions based on incomplete information concerning many important factors.

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Track 2: Vascular disorders and Rehabilitation

Vascular disease as a consequence of Atherosclerosis results in a wide range of conditions making up the cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a condition of the blood vessels that leads to narrowing and hardening of the arteries, blood vessel that supply blood to legs and feet.Decreased blood flow over time can lead to tissue and nerve damage which can be serious. Vascular disease is, without question, the current leading cause of morbidity and premature deaths of modern era medicine. Likewise, it is one of the primary causes of disability.

Approximately 14 million people in the United States have a history of myocardial infarction (MI) and/or angina pectoris, while the annual incidence is reported at 1.5 million cases. Many of the risk factors for coronary artery disease are applicable to patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), because both are manifestations of atherosclerotic disease.

Track 3: Inflammatory and Contagious Neurological Disorders

Viral and immune mediated disorders of the nervous system are among the most challenging neurological disorders. The most common Neuroimmune disorder is multiple sclerosis; and HIV is the most common viral infection of the nervous system. Common to both disorders is the progressive loss of neurons, resulting in significant cognitive and motor dysfunction.

The most common neurological infections are:

Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which can be caused by either bacteria or virus.

Meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, which can be caused by either bacteria or virus.

HIV A viral infection that causes AIDS and gradually destroys the body's Immune system.

Track 4: Traumatic Rehabilitation

Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes brain dysfunction.Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object penetrating the skull, such as a bullet or shattered piece of skull, also can cause traumatic brain injury.

Brain injury is all too common, but treatments are being improved constantly. Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can lead to significant disabilities and death. In the United States, an estimated 1.7 million people suffer traumatic head injuries each year, and roughly 52,000 will die. The leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls and motor-vehicle related events.

And the major rehabilitation techniques developed and implemented foe traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries fall under the category of traumatic rehabilitation.

Traumatic rehabilitation is one of the long term neurolgic care and requires time for the patient to overcome properly.

Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.

Track 5: Paediatric Neurorehabilitation

Paediatric Rehabilitation provides comprehensive rehabilitation Care to children suffering from range of Neurological difficulties.

It is dedicated to treating children, teens, and their families to promote recovery from and adaptation to changes resulting from brain injury or significant neurological disease. Combining the family's knowledge of their child with the team expertise in brain injury rehabilitation, working together to achieve the goal of returning the child to participation in home, school and community-based activities.

The main aims of the Paediatric neurorehabilitation Service are:

ï‚·  Enable children and young people to reach their optimum physical potential

ï‚·  Maximise function and independence

ï‚·  Reduce the risk of developing contractures and deformity

ï‚·  Improve quality of life.

Track  6: Muscular Rehabilitation

Muscular rehabilitation  is a branch of rehabilitation  that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.

A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, ligaments, or nervous system.

The major concern this field  deals with  is the ability of a person to function optimally within the limitations placed upon them by a disabling impairment or disease process for which there is no known cure. The emphasis is not on the full restoration to the premorbid level of function, but rather the optimization of the quality of life for those not able to achieve full restoration. A team approach to chronic conditions is emphasized to coordinate care of patients. Comprehensive Rehabilitation is provided by specialists in this field, who act as facilitators, team leaders, and medical experts for rehabilitation.

Track 7: Functional Neurological disorder

Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a condition in which patients experience neurological symptoms such as weakness, movement disorders, sensory symptoms and blackouts.[1] The brain of a patient with Functional Neurological Disorder is structurally normal, but functions incorrectly.[2] In broad terms there is a problem with the patient's central nervous system, which is not sending and receiving signals correctly.

Functional Neurological Disorders (FND's) is the name given for symptoms in the body which appear to be caused by problems in the nervous system but which are not caused by a physical neurological disease or disorder. Health professionals sometimes call these disorders ‘medically unexplained’, psychosomatic or somatisation. We prefer the term ‘functional’ which just means that the body is not functioning quite as it should.

Approximately one-sixth of all patients seen by the neurology service will receive a diagnosis of functional neurological disorders.

Track 8 : Neural and Musculoskeletal Modeling

Human NeuroMusculoSkeletal systems are very complex and have redundant anatomical degrees of freedom  at muscles and joints. These features enable them to easily perform dexterous tasks since the childhood.

Muscles are the main building blocks in our biomechanical systems. They can be continuously co-activated to produce and to coordinate movements maintaining the stability. Muscle-tendon actuators have been physically modeled, based on Hill-Type model, to study their non-linear behaviors and characteristics. Those models were then integrated with neuron models to provide a better understanding of the local control mechanism of a motor unit (e.g. spinal cord motor neuron and muscle-tendon actuator). This is how a musculoskeletal system is locally driven by neuromuscular controls.

Finally, the importance and application of personalized subject-specific musculoskeletal modeling in neurorehabilitation.

Track 9: Neuromodulation and Neuroplasticity

The field of neurorehabilitation is relatively new, and some cutting edge therapies including neuromodulation may be potentially beneficial to patients with CNS injuries or other disorders. The advances in the understanding of brain circuitry, together with the development of neuro stimulation technologies have prompted us to explore the potential of electrical stimulation of the nervous system to promote functional recovery in patients with CNS disorders. 

Neuromodulation also offers new therapeutic interventions for patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and epilepsy by counteract the abnormal network in the brain.

Track 10: Neurorehabilition Modalities

Neurorehabilitation is the culmination of many different fields to provide the best care and education for patients with injuries or diseases affecting their nervous system.

The purposes of modalities are  to treat emotional, behavioral or mental dysfunction, remove negative symptoms such as anxiety or depression, modify or reverse problem behaviors, help the individual cope with situational crises such as bereavement, pain, or prolonged medical illnesses, improve the individual’s relationships, manage conflict or enhance positive personality growth and development.

Neurorehbailitation modalities includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, speech and language therapy, and therapies focused on daily function and community re-integration.

Track 11: Neuro Progressive Disorders

Neurodegenerative diseases are defined as hereditary and sporadic conditions which are characterized by progressive nervous system dysfunction. These disorders are often associated with atrophy of the affected Central  nervous system.

The symptoms of these disorders vary, but they share a common and gradual decline in a person’s cognitive abilities and memory resulting from a progressive loss of brain cells or brain cell function. This affects an individual’s ability to work, socialize and the loss of independence places a huge burden on family and caregivers. As our population ages, the number of people affected, and the cost of treatment is expected to rise dramatically.

An estimated 285,000 individuals in Ontario currently suffer from some form neurodegenerative disorder such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, and vascular cognitive impairment.

Track 12: Neurorehabilitation and Motor control

The human motor system has the Potential to learn through practice and experience. Motor learning is a loosely defined term that encompasses motor adaptation, skill acquisition, and decision-making. Motor learning can categorize into kinematic and dynamic components.Animal models and functional Imaging in humans show that the mature brain can undergo plastic changes during both learning and recovery.

Quantitative motor control approaches allow differentiation between compensation and true recovery, although both improve with practice. Several promising new rehabilitation approaches are based on theories of motor learning.

Track 13: Neurorehabilitation Nursing

Nursing as an integral part of the health care system, encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness ,care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages  in all health care and other community settings. Neuro rehabilitation nursing comprises not only of individuals taking care of the patient but also the way to nurse and eradicate the disorder in long term neurologic care.

It comprises of both small and big approaches to improve the health quality standards of the patient and meeting the standards of living by rendering him with complete care unit via machines and personal care.

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