Who should attend? Clinical negligence lawyers (claimant and defendant), case managers, therapists and other health/social care professionals who support those with cerebral palsy.
09.30 Welcome from the Chair – Hugh Preston QC, 7BR
09.40 Dystonia Dr Ram Kumar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust This session will provide an overview of what dystonia, the causes, types and symptoms. It will also look at the treatments available and what the expected outcomes are for these treatments.
10.25 Auditory Neuropathy Dr Waheeda Pagarkar, Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital What causes auditory issues for people with cerebral palsy, what are the symptoms, how are they diagnosed and what treatments are available.
11.10 Refreshment break
11.30 Vision related problems in CP John Elston, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust The pathologies resulting in CP often cause problems with visual development. Optic nerve damage can occur, particularly if there have been problems with raised intracranial pressure, but often the major issue is cerebral visual impairment. This session will explore these problems.
12.20 The use of Botox and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Tim Theologis, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust This session will look at the use of Botox and SDR to treat children with cerebral palsy. When can each treatment be used, what are the expected outcomes and what are the alternatives?
13.00 Introduction to our sponsors, Neurokinex
14.00 Physiotherapy Sue Filson and Nicki Keech, SJF Physiotherapy How effective is physiotherapy to assist with managing and improving mobility and what are the expected outcomes? The session will also consider how treatment needs change through adolescents and adulthood.
14.45 Supporting the family Nikki Smith and Heidi Stanley, StanleySmith Case Management By way of case studies, this session will explore how best to support the family of a severely disabled child and to co-ordinate the multi-disciplinary team whilst ensuring family relationships, with each other and with the MDT, stay healthy.
15.30 – 15.50 Q&As and closing comments from the Chair
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