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Overview of Allied Professionals Forum 2017

Before the International Symposium on ALS/MND even begins, there are many other meetings that precede it. One of these is the Allied Professionals Forum organised by the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.

This meeting acts as an educational and training forum for healthcare professionals who work with ALS/MND. Rachel Boothman (Head of Education and Information) and Kaye Stevens (Care Information Manager) summarised the talks presented at this meeting to share what was discussed:

Meeting the Changing Needs and Increasing Numbers of Those Living with ALS/MND
Improving Patient Care: The Development, Delivery and Initial Evaluation of the Introduction of an Orthotist into a Well-Established Specialist ALS/MND Clinic in Order to Prolong Function
Developing a Suite of Resources to Support Implementation of the NICE Guideline on ALS/MND in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Developing an Eating and Drinking Guide to Improve Quality of Life for People with ALS/MND, their Carers and Families
Families and ALS/MND: Development of a Resource Guide for Talking with and Supporting Children and Youths
Six Months Sequential Sessions: A Novel Approach to Improve Participation in Family Peer Support
Genetic Counselling in ALS/MND Multidisciplinary Care: Insights and Challenges
ALS/MND Web Based Educational Resources: Collaborative Effort
The “Model of Doing” for People with ALS/MND
Advancing Respiratory Care in the ALS/MND Clinic
The Impact of the Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) Master Classes: Training Health Professionals to Identify Cognitive and Behavioural Change in ALS/MND
Cannabis and its Usage in Symptom Management of ALS/MND
Power Wheelchair Advanced Features and their Impact on Function
A Revolutionary Approach to Assistive Technology for “Locked In” Patients
An Innovative Low Tech AAC Tool Designed Proactively in Collaboration with People with ALS/MND
Making Your Home a Smart Home

08/12/2017

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