Presented by Associate Professor Birgitta Rosen ( from Sweden ).

Birgitta Rosén, Associate Professor, OT is an experienced occupational therapist. She graduated 1977 and started working with hand therapy1981, and has a special interest in outcome after nerve injuries and in rehabilitation after nerve injuries – sensory re-learning using guided plasticity or extrinsic modulation of brain plasticity mechanisms, and sensory feedback in hand prostheses.She has 83 original scientific articles and 6 book chapters in the field. Her PhD thesis (2000) was entitled ”The Sensational Hand: clinical assessment after nerve repair”.

She is course leader and organizer of a commissioned education 15 ECTS at Lund University “Rehabilitation in Hand Surgery” since 2000. She is an experienced speaker nationally and internationally since 20 years back. Since 2009 she has a position at Lund University, with a combination of clinical work at Department of Hand Surgery Malmö, Lecturing at Department of Health Science Lund University and Research.

She has been invited speaker to the Philadelphia hand meeting twice and was awarded The Inaugural Cristina Alegri Award, IFSHT Congress, Buenos Aires 2016 for her contribution to the understanding of the hand and sensibility.

A/P Rosen will present 2 courses while visiting Western Australia relating to the above topic, Saturday 26thOctober she will present an introduction to the basics of this treatment and on Sunday 27thOctober, a more in depth approach will be presented.

These masterclasses present an evidence-based management of peripheral nerve injuries (PNI) based on neuroscientific research on the interaction between the hand and the brain from day one after an injury. Knowledge about the effect of a peripheral nerve injury on the CNS opens new perspectives to treatment using guided plasticity where rapid as well as slow plasticity mechanisms can be used therapeutically to support and improve function.

Objectives

After attending day 1, the participant will have a deeper understanding of:

-The neuroscientific base for new strategies for re-learning based on use of guided plasticity

-The importance of sensory and motor re-learning and use of guided plasticity in early and late postoperative phase following a nerve injury (phase 1 before any reinnervation has occurred, phase 2 when some reinnervation has occurred).

-Basic components in assessment of hand function following nerve conditions.

After attending day 2, the participant will have a deeper understanding and practical skills of:

-Application of new strategies for re-learning/re-education based on guided plasticity.

-Basic components in assessment of hand function following nerve conditions and use of the Model Instrument for outcome after nerve repair – ”Rosen score”.

Hand And Brain – An Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Approach To Peripheral Nerve Conditions And How To Use Guided Plasticity – A Basic Approach.

 

Date Saturday 26thOctober 2019

8:00 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort,

112 Melville Parade, Como

      Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 26/8/19

Member $200

Rural/ remote $150

Non-members $375

Student $100

Standard rate after 26/8/19

Member $250

Rural/ remote $175

Non-members $375

Student $120

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided
 

 

Hand And Brain – An Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Approach To Peripheral Nerve Conditions And How To Use Guided Plasticity – An indepth Approach.
Date Sunday 27thOctober 2019

8:30 – 17:00

Venue Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort,

112 Melville Parade, Como

      Cost

 

 

 

Early bird before 26/8/19

Member $200

Rural/ remote $150

Non-members $375

Student $100

Standard rate after 26/8/19

Member $250

Rural/ remote $175

Non-members $375

Refreshments Welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

PD registration form (2019)