3rd International Rehabilitation Conference
“The critical role of the rehabilitation workforce in primary care and health system enhancement”
8-9 November 2024

About the conference

Aim of the conference

The 3rd International Rehabilitation Conference is a 2-day event, with presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, including presentations from keynote speakers and state-of-the-art lectures. It will be held at Metropolitan College, Maroussi Campus, Athens, Greece, on 8-9 of November, 2024. All registered papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.  

Metropolitan College with the Institute of Occupational Science and Rehabilitation participates to WRA. Since its inception in 2022, WRA serves as a unifying platform for all rehabilitation stakeholders to collectively advocate for rehabilitation, support implementation of Rehabilitation 2030 and ensure that rehabilitation becomes a part of Universal Health Coverage.

This common interdisciplinary platform is expected to: 

  • Highlight the rehabilitation definition of WHO, as a set of interventions designed to optimise functioning and reduce disability in individuals, in interaction with their environment, where rehabilitation is an investment in human capital that contributes to health, economic and social development to create enabling environments. (see REHABILITATION 2030
  • Communicate to professionals, academics, researchers, students and services the Rehabilitation Competency Framework of WHO, with the most recent scientific evidence. 
  • Highlight the fact that disability is a human rights issue and communicate it at a local and international level, by raising awareness about people with disabilities and their struggle for equal rights. 

The Scientific and Organising Committees of the conference invite citizens with disabilities, service providers, funding bodies, professional organisations, research organisations, academic institutions, non-governmental and governmental organisations, as well as national and international organisations to actively participate in the 3rd International Rehabilitation Conference. 

100

International Speakers

400

Delegates

100

Posters

Learning from the Experts

International Speakers

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Professor Cathy Bulley

Co-Director of the Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Keynote title: “Supporting quality of life and participation in people with foot drop - a cycle of research-led innovation and innovation-led research”

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Dr. Johnny Collett

Lead for Clinical exercise and rehabilitation research, Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences, OxINMAHR, Oxford Brookes University

Keynote title: “Living well with Parkinson’s; Metabolism to Employment and a few Studies in between” 

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Dr. Cathal Morgan

Technical Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Rehabilitation, Disability Inclusion and Assistive Technology Heath Services

Keynote title: “WHO Rehabilitation 2030: Policy, health system, work force and service delivery for meeting citizens needs”

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Dr. Maria Pyrgeli

Pediatric Rehabilitation Physiatrist, MSc, PhD, SFEBPRM

Keynote title: “Family centered  Early Childhood Intervention in ELEPAP - Greece"

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Agis D. Tsouros, MD, PhD, FFPH (UK)

International Adviser on Health Policy, Strategy and Diplomacy

Former Director, Policy and Governance for Health and Wellbeing at WHO Europe

Adjunct Professor, Global Health, University of Boston

Keynote title: Public health in the 21st century: concepts and prerequisites for the development of a modern system

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Vaggelis Avgoulas

Lawyer, Member of the Board of Directors - Athens Bar Association | Chairman – NPO “Me Alla Matia” | Member of the Social Policy Committee of the Central Union of Municipalities (KEDE)

Keynote title: CLOSING CEREMONY PLENARY TALK: Empowerment and Rehabilitation of disabled people: from theory to action

Conference Programme

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Conference Programme at a Glance

Friday Saturday Sunday
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09.00

REGISTRATION

09.00

Keynote Speech

- Prof. Fiona Coutts, QMU

Does Rehabilitation post surgery or cancer treatment start with Pre-habilitation?

   

09.00

Keynote speech

- Prof. Anand Pandyan, Keele University

Electrical Stimulation in the acute rehabilitation of stroke patients: To stimulate or not?

   

10.00

OPENING CEREMONY

10.00

Special Session:

MSK Rehabilitation

10.00

Round table:

An interdisciplinary approach for psychosocial rehabilitation in children with HFA at a greek private center

 

10.00

Round table:

Interdisciplinary assessment of a patient with hemiplegia

 

10.00

GROUP C POSTERS

10.20

SPECIAL SESSION

An interprofessional approach to rehabilitation practice

   

11.20 - Coffee break & Networking

11.20 - Coffee break & Networking

11.40

Round table:

Optimizing Caridac Rehabilitation to improve outcome.

11.40

Individual Presentations

11.40

GROUP B POSTERS

11.40

Keynote Speech

-Prof. Helen Dawes, OBU

Exercise in the wild: Exercise for Neurological Conditions

   

12.20 - Coffee break & Networking

12.40

Special Session:

Occupation in rehabilitation

12.40

Workshop

(in Greek):

Promoting collaboration throuh communication

12.40

GROUP A POSTERS

12.40

Individual presentations

   

14.00 - Lunch break

13.00 - Lunch break

14.00

Keynote Speech

- Prof. Brendan McCormack QMU Person

-centred rehabilitation: the person comes first.

   

13.20 - Lunch break

14.20

Special Session:

Enabling Patients To Improve Their Quality Of Life

14.20

Special Session:

Disability in the community

 
  

15.00

Round table:

An interdisciplinary approach to neurodevelopmental disorders in ELEPAP

- Rehabilitation for the disabled

15.00

Workshop: Interdisciplinary collaboration in voice therpy

 

15.00

Individual Presentations

15.00

Special Session:

SLT interventions in rehabilitation

 
     

16.20 - Coffee break & Networking

16.20

Closing Keynote

Dr. P. Siaperas, Metropolitan College

The cotemporary role of rehabilitaion for people's well-being

   

17.00- Coffee break & Networking

16.40

Plenary workshop - Robotic technology in rehabilitation

   

17.20

Round table:

MS and Neurorehabilitation -New Perspectives

   

17.40

Individual presentations

   

 

Conference Location

Venue Details

Metropolitan College

The 3rd International Rehabilitation Conference will take place at Metropolitan College, Maroussi Campus, on 8-9, November 2024.

With over 40 years of history, Metropolitan College is the largest College of university studies in Greece as well as the largest transnational education (TNE) provider by enrollment in Europe. It delivers in 8 state-of-the-art campuses nationwide more than 70 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programmes across 12 Faculties in collaboration with 7 global universities. In addition, it is the only College in Greece that is a member of Compostela International Group of Universities and accredited by a network of more than 30 cross-industry national and international organizations and associations.

Metropolitan College is monitoring international trends in education and offers academic programmes focusing on high-demand sciences in the local and international labor market, as well as innovative subjects of study enhancing employability potentials.

Address:

74, Sorou str., Maroussi, Greece, 151 25

Website:

www.mitropolitiko.edu.gr

Phone Number:

+30 210 - 6199891

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