WFNR  World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation presents its Biennial Congress- Innovations in NeuroRehabilitation WCNR2012 - 16-19 May 2012
7th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Please indicate when registering which symposium you would like to attend, as numbers are limited.

Fee - Included for fully registered delegates

Thursday 17th May 2012
1800 - 1930 

World Stroke Campaign Symposium

Ensuring Quality Care and Support After Stroke: A Call-to-Action

Sponsored by: Allergan (Platinum Sponsor)



  • Prof John Olver, Monash University & Epworth Healthcare, Vic
  • Prof David Good, Penn State University, USA
  • Prof Geoffrey Donnan, Florey Neuroscience Institutes, Australia
  • Prof Anthony Ward, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, UK
  • Prof Stephen Davis, University of Melbourne, Australia


The intended audience for this symposium includes those policy makers and healthcare professionals involved in the provision of rehabilitation and management after stroke. It will review the converging evidence that neurorehabilitation and recovery are achievable in the long as well as the short term, and that this supports extension of the rehabilitation ‘window’ beyond the usual 3-6 months, post stroke. The audience will learn that early intensive rehabilitation improves function and quality-of-life and reduces stroke mortality and that sustained customised rehabilitation enhances / maintains early improvements for those who are motivated and able to continue. Also that caregiver burden reduces as stroke survivor independence is increased. This session will be a call-to-action’ for improved health systems to ensure long term rehabilitation of stroke survivors specifically in intensive constrained movement therapy, gait training, multi-modal spasticity management, stroke survivor and caregiver education, and regular annual stroke survivor assessment.

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18 May 2012

1230 - 1315








1800 - 1930


ITB Therapy - The precise way to treat Spasticity

Sponsored by Medtronic (Silver Sponsor)

Professor Leopold Saltuari

Medtronic welcomes you to learn about the use of ITB in managing stroke based spasticity from Professor Leopold Saltuari

New Perspectives for Spasticity Management with Botulinum Toxin

Sponsored by IPSEN (Gold Sponsor)


  • Andrew Hughes, Austin Health, VIC, Australia


  • Professor Jörg Wissel,
  • Kiliniken Beelitz GmbH, Germany
  • Professor Lynne Turner Stokes
  • Herbert Dunhill Chair of Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK


  • Burden of disease and life after stroke from a motor impairment perspective
  • Classification of posture in patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticity using an international database
  • ULIS-II – First presentation of results from Botulinum Toxin for upper limb spasticity.