Advance Tech Theatre

The Advanced Technology Theatre is home to the leading innovators, technologists and developers of some of the products, methodologies and services shaping the future of neurological rehabilitation and treatment.

Carefully designed to provide the perfect platform for visitors to have the opportunity to learn about and discover the latest innovations created by the most forward-thinking members of the neurological sector, this theatre is a must-attend for all neurological professionals.

With this comprehensive schedule of expert speakers deliberating the future of the neurological sector, each seminar will be extremely popular and worthwhile. Seats in the seminar halls are first come, first served so make sure you arrive with plenty of time in order to make sure you can attend the speakers that are essential to you.

Wednesday 7th June

Thursday 8th June

speaker

11.00 - 11.30

Dr Adrian Attard Trevisan

EEG-driven therapies

Real time EEG driven therapies are considered to be an easy, yet effective way forward in the world of “personalized stimulation”. The term “EEG slowing” derives from the ability to monitor and modulate slow brain wave activities. This is characterized by enhanced amplitudes of delta and theta waves over the other EEG frequencies and by a consistent alpha suppression. A kind of EEG pattern also found in a number of conditions like attention deficit disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder as well as in autism spectrum disorders.

speaker

11.45 - 12.15

Victor A Vargas Vega

Decoding the Face… Application of Facial Coding in real life.

Mr. Victor Vargas, Founder & CEO of VX9 International Consulting Group, with his unique and uplifting style, will be sharing he they have taken research of the brains functions interacting with facial muscles plus Facial Coding Technology and combined it with millennial knowledge to bring Biometric Veracity to the fields of criminology, politics, marketing, business, human resources, enterprise and self development. Deepen your knowledge in relation to the face, emotions, micro expressions and non-verbal language to reduce time, expenditure, whilst adding extra value to investigations and also in diagnosis.

speaker

12.30 - 13.00

Victor A Vargas Vega

Decoding the Face… Application of Facial Coding in real life.

Mr. Victor Vargas, Founder & CEO of VX9 International Consulting Group, with his unique and uplifting style, will be sharing he they have taken research of the brains functions interacting with facial muscles plus Facial Coding Technology and combined it with millennial knowledge to bring Biometric Veracity to the fields of criminology, politics, marketing, business, human resources, enterprise and self development. Deepen your knowledge in relation to the face, emotions, micro expressions and non-verbal language to reduce time, expenditure, whilst adding extra value to investigations and also in diagnosis.

speaker

13.15 - 13.45

Angela Davies-Smith MSc, MCSP, SRP

Evaluation of an FES Service using WalkAide for people with Multiple Sclerosis

In people with MS and footdrop FES has been shown to provide both orthotic and therapeutic effects and to sustain safer walking when there is increasing disability. WalkAide is an FES system that uses a tilt sensor to trigger stimulation. Individuals referred via an NHS MS service were assessed and those suitable were offered a 4-8 week home trial to evaluate daily use, effectiveness and acceptability. Following home trial people obtaining their own WalkAide were offered an ongoing follow up review service. An evaluation of the service and its outcomes will be presented with results from a user survey.

speaker

14.00 - 14.30

Gardar Thorvardsson

Cloud services for EEG research – across borders.

Cloud has become the internet buzz word in the past years. With all kinds of commercial promises referring to ease of use and information accessible from anywhere, many questions regarding patient information security have been raised. The seminar will introduce the audience to the benefits of cloud services for EEG research and the pitfalls to avoid. It addresses the security issues and accessibility controls as well as the differences between commercial cloud storage and specialized, qualified EEG cloud services.

speaker

14.45 - 15.15

Gary Green

Brain scanning using quantum sensors

Quantum sensors have been used in a range of applications – from outer space to deep sea mining.This seminar explains how an innovative type of sensor can be used to measure human brain activity non-invasively for both research and clinical applications. The seminar will briefly describe how the sesnitivity of such sensors can be matched to ultra-low noise electronics and supported by state-of-the art software based on client need.

speaker

15.30 - 16.00

Dr Jean-Pierre Lin

Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders in Children

Movement disorders profoundly affect the lives of children, are often painful, interrupt sleep, sitting and daily care while reducing activity and participation in education, play and social interaction. Medication and physical measures are often ineffective and adverse effects common. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can profoundly reduce the impact of an increasingly recognized number of genetic movement disorders including dystonia (twisting and writhing postures and movements), chorea (dance-like rapid movements), myoclonus (lightning jerks) and tremors. A key area of clinical research is the effect of DBS neuromodulation on dystonia and chorea (also known as dyskinesia) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The benefits of DBS seem related to the proportion-of-life-lived with CP, indicating that early or very early DBS intervention may be most effective at a time when the developing brain’s ‘critical’ and ‘sensitive windows’ are still open to influence and particularly before the onset of permanent musculoskeletal deformity.