Prof. Dale Corbett PhD, FCAHS
Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation in Canada: The Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery Experience
Dale Corbett is Professor of Neurosciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada and Scientific Director of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Prior to his work in stroke recovery and rehabilitation, Professor Corbett did pioneering work on the protective effects of long duration hypothermia now used in cases of cardiac surgery and perinatal asphyxia. His most impactful discoveries concern the importance of early rehabilitation. He identified a time-limited “critical period” after stroke when the brain is most receptive to rehabilitation. His highly translational research has also revealed the potential of high intensity training in combination with environmental enrichment and exercise for achieving greater functional recovery. Professor Corbett has played a major role in advancing stroke recovery and rehabilitation research and training in Canada and on the international scene as a key contributor to the international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable. His research excellence has been recognized through numerous awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at Harvard University and a Senior Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity. He was the first recipient of the Canadian Stroke Network’s Paul Morley Mentorship award for his outstanding contributions in training the next generation of stroke researchers.
Marike van der Schaaf PhD
The Post Intensive Care Syndrome, Right Care: what, when, and where?
The advancements in critical care medicine result in lower mortality rates and thus a growing population of survivors of critical illness. As a result, each year, millions of people are discharged back to the community. However, many intensive care unit (ICU) survivors experience physical and cognitive impairments, and mental health problems after discharge from the ICU, known as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). These impairments are associated with long-lasting restrictions in daily functioning, participation problems and reduced health-related quality of life. An admission to an ICU can also negatively affect family members, referred to as PICS- Family.
The recognition of long-term consequences for ICU survivors and their families is a growing concern. In addition to the ongoing impact on patients, post-ICU impairments are a major burden for families and for society, with increased healthcare utilization and high rates of institutionalization and increased risk of job loss. With respect to the high prevalence of complex and severe impairments and functional limitations, ICU survivors and their families should be considered as an important target population for interdisciplinary rehabilitation care. This presentation will provide an overview of the consequences of critical illness for functioning and it’s risk factors. Furthermore, the current evidence regarding strategies to decrease PICS in the acute and in the chronic phase will be discussed.
Marike van der Schaaf (PT PhD) is Associate Professor Acute Care Rehabilitation and epidemiologist / physiotherapist at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (AMC) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. As a physiotherapist she covered the spectrum of physiotherapy from acute and critical care through outpatient care. She completed a clinical epidemiologist Evidence Based Practice Master of Science (Cum Laude, 2004) and her PhD on Functional Recovery after Critical Illness (2009), both with the University of Amsterdam. Her research theme focusses on the development of rehabilitation interventions for frail hospitalized patients in the transitions of care during and after hospital stay. In collaboration with researchers, health professionals, lecturers and patients, new developed knowledge is actively implemented into health care and education.
Prof. Wilco Achterberg PhD & Prof. Anne Visser PhD
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Esther Kruitwagen MD
Keys to success in implementing remote monitoring to support multidisciplinary care: an e-health example of personalized ALS/MND care
EHealth can stimulate personalized care by optimizing the timing and content of care and patient participation. Keys to success of (a) successful implementation of eHealth will be presented.
The current model of multidisciplinary ALS care presents unresolved access issues for patients with ALS and comes with a considerable burden for these patients and their caregivers. A tailored eHealth care process was developed for ALS care which consists of an interactive eHealth application for self-monitoring, automated alerts, personalized feedback and tailored planning of appointments. ALS patients referred to the multidisciplinary ALS care team of the academic hospital in Utrecht, were invited to use the tailored eHealth care process. This innovative eHealth care process is appreciated by patients as well as professionals and provides patients increased control over their care and professionals efficient consultations. Telemonitoring (ALS Thuismeten en Coachen) is now part of daily care for ALS, PSMA and PLS patients in the UMCU. Analysing monitoring data creates a longitudinal database fit for research purposes. Additionally, a social cost-benefit analysis showed that is pays to invest in this project. Next step now is nationwide implementation of ALS home-monitoring and coaching.
In rehabilitation medicine, we must take more advantage of technology, eg telemonitoring, to identify and implement solutions to improve care.
Esther Kruitwagen-van Reenen works as a physician Rehabilitation Medicine at the Department of Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Science & Sports of the University Hospital Utrecht. Specific topics of attention in her work are neuromuscular diseases, in particular ALS and SMA. She is involved in several research- and innovative projects to improve daily care for ALS and SMA. Among which the implementation of the eHealth application ‘Thuismeten en Coachen’. In the center of Excellence for ALS care, she is coördinator of the ‘Zorgnetwork project’ and member of the organizing committee of the yearly held multidisciplinary MND- congress. As a medical advisor of the patient association, she gives lectures on rehabilitation care for patients and professionals. She’s involved in the development of several Guidelines for rehabilitation care (Duchenne, ALS). Additionally she’s conducting a doctorate research into Participation and Quality of Life of patients with motor neuron disease.
Prof. Niels Chavannes MD PhD
What solutions does eHealth offer us in practice?
eHealth has been hyped a lot, and there is a plethora of applications available, but a sound scientific approach towards eHealth is often lacking. The National eHealth Living Lab (www.nell.eu) is the (inter)national knowledge platform that brings together scientists, patients, healthcare providers, regulatory bodies and entrepeneurs, aimed at revealing the best solutions in practice. Over 120 eHealth projects are currently running on this platform, and this presentation will provide you with a flavor of what’s on offer, good and bad examples, and a framework for implementation of eHealth applications that do work.
Prof. Dr. Niels H. Chavannes MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine at Maastricht University in 1998. He combined his specialization as a Family Physician (2003) with several diagnostic and therapeutic studies in primary care, resulting in his 2005 PhD thesis: “Tracking and treating COPD in Primary Care: An integrated approach to diagnosis and therapy” at the CAPHRI Research Institute of Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In Rotterdam he was involved in setting up an innovative multidisciplinary health care center in a deprived area since 2003, and worked there as a Family Physician for four years. In 2006 his team received the National Public Health Stimulation Award (2006) for the Kroonluchter Project, implementing a highly successful integrated COPD management program. In 2008, this was followed by two years as a Consultant Family Physician at United Family Hospital in Shanghai, China, combined with an Assistant Professorship at Leiden University Medical Center. In 2010 he returned to the Netherlands as an Associate Professor, coordinating several (inter)national clinical research projects, and teaching on chronic disease management, eHealth and mHealth applicability, therapy adherence, and smoking cessation strategies. In 2015 he was appointed as a Full Professor of Primary Care Medicine, Strategic Chair of eHealth Applications in Disease Management, and in 2016 he became Head of Research at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Center. In March 2018 he established the National eHealth Living Lab, that brings together patients, healthcare providers, designers, programmers and researchers in a user-centered design environment to co-create better tailored eHealth applications on national scale. He enjoys working as a part-time Family Physician in his residence Zeist, the Netherlands, and is the Vice-Chair of the Dutch Asthma and COPD Advisory Group (CAHAG) and the National Advisor of the Dutch Action Program on Chronic Lung Diseases of the Lung Alliance Netherlands (LAN).
He published over 195 peer-reviewed articles on topics like eHealth and mHealth, adherence, rehabilitation, asthma, COPD, smoking cessation, self-management and disease management programs in primary care. He contributed to 17 books as first author and 6 books as second or last author. He has been a member of over 60 different committees and raised over € 30 million in funding over the past 15 years.
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