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5th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis: Fall Detection and Prevention
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9/25/2015 to 9/26/2015
When: 9/25/2015
Where: Portland, Oregon 
United States

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5th International Symposium on Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis:
Fall Detection and Prevention

September 25 & 26, 2015
Portland, Oregon

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

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.

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oregon Health & Science University, MS Center
VA Portland Health Care System, MS Center of Excellence - West


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