St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Thursday 12 October 2017
09:45 – 16:00
PDSAFE is a physiotherapist delivered, individually tailored and progressive, home-based programme. It focuses on task orientated movement strategy training, functional lower limb strengthening and balance training over six months. Participants undertake daily, unsupervised home exercises and strategies training supported by technology.
The intervention has been tested in a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA). The PDSAFE trial is the largest rehabilitation trial looking at reducing falls for people with Parkinson’s; it will yield important knowledge and which will contribute to the production of guidelines for fall management.
The day will examine what the team done, what they found, what the intervention looks like and what the participants thought.
You can book your place at the dissemination event on Eventbrite.
09:45 – 10:15 – Registration
10:15 – 10:30 – Welcome and introduction
10:30 – 11:00 – Setting the scene
11:00 – 11:30 – The PSSAFE Trial, what did we do?
11:30 – 11:45 – Break
11:45 – 12:45 – What did we find?
12:45 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 – The PDSAFE Intervention, what does it look like?
14:00 – 14:30 – What does it cost?
14:30 – 15:00 – What did the participants think?
15:00 – 15:15 – Break
15:15 – 16:00 – Reflections and discussions, what does the future look like?
16:00 – Close
Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For information on the trial, please contact Dr. Kim Seymour on 023 8120 4943.
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Two hundred years on from the publication of James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy, Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch invites you to a half-day conference for People with Parkinson’s (PwP), their families, friends and specialist healthcare professionals. PwP have set the conference agenda. We will hear from, and question, clinical specialists and research scientists about current treatments and new advances in care.
Registration: There is a delegate fee to cover event costs. For registration details, see our website. parkinsons200plus.org
The registration fee is £25 per person.
The price includes
If you are unable to use a registration you have bought, we may be able to refund all or part of the price. Full details of our refunds policy can be found on the registration pages
Please be advised that during this hot weather you should take plenty of water, as dehydration can adversely affect those who take pills for Parkinson’s Disease
I think that most of you are familiar with the social and information aspects of Parkinson’s UK central office. One further aspect that Parkinson’s UK wants to improve is participation in the research side.
To this end, they are setting up “Research Champions” in branches to raise the awareness of all the activities related to research that Parkinson’s UK supports, and I have volunteered to be the Research Champion for our Fareham branch.
Participating in research is not just taking part in clinical trials, which is of course important, but the activities include reviewing documents from central office or proposals for projects which central office might fund, or participating in the numerous questionnaires which researchers run in order to confirm they are researching in a productive area.
Parkinson’s UK run a “Research Support Network” to disseminate information and requests for help from the research community (including government funded research councils, universities and NHS bodies). If you sign up for the Research Support Network, you will receive emails about research activities, including a monthly Research Round-up. If you are not on email, I can supply paper copies of newsletters etc.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about these activities, please get in touch with me, either face-to-face at a branch meeting or via email or telephone.
My details are:- Email email@example.com Tel: 01489 574960