Webpage Editor Update December 2013

Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group Sets Sights on 2014 International Congress

December 2013

By Mariella Graziano, Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Health Professionals Special Interest Group Webpage Editor

Mariella GrazianoThe Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group is proud of their achievements in 2013 and are preparing for the new challenges and opportunities in 2014.

In particular we are looking forward to the 18th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-12.

The Scientific Program includes parallel sessions and skilled workshops chaired and presented by faculty which includes health care professionals, such as:

  • Gait disturbance in Parkinson’s disease: A postural control or locomotor defect?
  • Neural mechanisms of locomotion and posture control
  • Capturing discreet features of gait, postural control and their coupling in PD
  • Management of gastrointestinal system in movement disorders
  • Exercise Therapy in Movement Disorders
  • Palliative Care for Parkinsonian Syndromes
  • Update on bladder and sexual dysfunction in parkinsonian disorders

View all sessions in the Scientific Program recommended for Health Professionals

In addition, this annual Congress offers all members of the multidisciplinary team in Movement Disorders the opportunity to present posters and to network with the international professional community.

To learn more about the group, visit the HP SIG webpage which offers several videos of past lectures that took place at Congress, as well as a message from the Chair.  On this page there is an announcement section which allows an opportunity to share links to courses, events and conferences with the international community. Finally, a new book review section was launched in October 2013 with plans for more reviews in 2014. Read the first book review: “Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders.”

Also coming in 2014 will be a redesigned MDS website which will include a new Health Professionals webpage. We are certainly looking forward to this initiative, which will open up more channels of communication in the international stage. We invite your suggestions for content and look forward to hearing from you.

Have a very Happy New Year!