A word from the Conference President:

This year, on the advent of the 25th anniversary of the World Federation for Neurorehablitation (WFNR), we decided to celebrate this important milestone with our colleagues around the world. The South America Regional WFNR has organized this virtual conference with speakers from all continents to discuss recent developments in the field of neurorehabilitation, as it did in 2008 when the SARAH Network in Brazil hosted WFNR’s 5th World Congress for the same purpose.

There has been an exponential growth of knowledge and technological advancements in diagnostics, research, treatment and bioengineering. Neurorehabilitation has been strengthened by a constant sharing of information among professionals from different fields, all focused, ultimately, on improving the patient’s quality of life, restoring function, and maximizing the patients potential for living their best possible lives. This ongoing discourse among practitioners and researchers, founded on experience and scientific expertise, has permitted the creation and improvement of guidelines for better practices and verification of scientific evidence through clinical trials and multicenter studies. WFNR has forged pathways not only for facilitating this work – but also for the fruitful exchange of information and experience.

We hope that these two days of interesting virtual discussions will serve to enrich your work and research and offer you the opportunity to interact with peers who have faced challenges similar to yours, have answers to questions you have perhaps been facing, or can share information that you have been seeking. By uniting around the same goals, we can make a greater impact on our practice, no matter where we live. We look forward to having you with us at this celebratory conference in honor of WFNR and all that it represents!

Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD

President of the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals
WFNR Regional Vice President South América


Preliminary Program

OCTOBER 28th
Brasília Time
GMT-3:00
Presentation Time
Brasília Time
GMT-3:00
Speaker Name
Country Presentation Title
9:00 AM
Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD
Brazil
Opening
Brazil Opening
9:10 AM
David C. Good, MD
United States
WFNR Presidential Address Congratulations WFNR-25 Years!
What Is the Future of Clinical Neurorehabilitation?
United States WFNR Presidential Address Congratulations WFNR-25 Years!
What Is the Future of Clinical Neurorehabilitation?
10:00 AM
Barbara A. Wilson OBE, PhD, D. Sc.
United Kingdom
The Neuropsychological Consequences and Rehabilitation Needs of Covid-19 Surviors
United Kingdom The Neuropsychological Consequences and Rehabilitation Needs of Covid-19 Surviors
11:00 AM
Caterina Pistarini, MD
Italy
Assessment and Screening of SARS-Co-V-2 Cognitive Sequelae
Italy Assessment and Screening of SARS-Co-V-2 Cognitive Sequelae
1:00 PM
Stephanie Clarke, MD
Switzerland
Neural Plasticity: Queen and Servant of Neurorehabilitation
Switzerland Neural Plasticity: Queen and Servant of Neurorehabilitation
2:00 PM
Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD
Brazil
How Education and Neurorehabilitation Promote Structural and Functional Changes in the Brain
Brazil How Education and Neurorehabilitation Promote Structural and Functional Changes in the Brain
3:00 PM
Mariano Socolovsky, MD
Argentina
Brain Plasticity After Peripheral Nerve Surgery: An Important but Somehow Forgotten Factor
Argentina Brain Plasticity After Peripheral Nerve Surgery: An Important but Somehow Forgotten Factor
4:00 PM
George P. Prigatano, PhD
United States
Finger Tapping Abnormalities as Markers of Recovery and Deterioration of Brain Functions in Neurorehabilitation
United States Finger Tapping Abnormalities as Markers of Recovery and Deterioration of Brain Functions in Neurorehabilitation
5:00 PM
Fernanda Montenegro,
Actress
Brazil
Cultural Presentation
Fernanda Montenegro Recites Clarice Lispector
Brazil Cultural Presentation
Fernanda Montenegro Recites Clarice Lispector




OCTOBER 29th
Brasília Time
GMT-3:00
Presentation Time
Brasília Time
GMT-3:00
Speaker Name
Country Presentation Title
9:00 AM
Nirmal Surya, MD
India
TBI and Neurorehabilitation - Challenges Faced in India and Developing Countries
India TBI and Neurorehabilitation - Challenges Faced in India and Developing Countries
10:00 AM
Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, MD
Nigeria
Holistic and Humanistic Models of Neurorehabilitation: Restoring Quality and Meaning to Life After Neurological Injury
Nigeria Holistic and Humanistic Models of Neurorehabilitation: Restoring Quality and Meaning to Life After Neurological Injury
11:00 AM
Jorge Hernández Franco, MD
Mexico
Spasticity and Movement Recovery in Stroke Patients
Mexico Spasticity and Movement Recovery in Stroke Patients
1:00 PM
Thomas Platz MD
Germany
Using Our Strengths to Master the Future - Let's Be SmaRtT (NeuroBiology, Social Interaction, Clinical Research, Technology
Germany Using Our Strengths to Master the Future - Let's Be SmaRtT (NeuroBiology, Social Interaction, Clinical Research, Technology)
2:00 PM
Gessica Vasco, MD
Susanna Summa, PhD
Italy
Development of SARA-home: A Novel Tool For Patients With Ataxia
Italy Development of SARA-home: A Novel Tool For Patients With Ataxia
3:00 PM
Arend de Kloet, PhD
Frederike van Markus, PhD
The Netherlands
Fatigue and Participation in Children and Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
The Netherlands Fatigue and Participation in Children and Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
4:00 PM
Christopher C. Giza, MD
United States
Biological Phenotypes of Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
United States Biological Phenotypes of Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
5:00 PM
Sheldon Benjamin, MD
United States
Growing Up Without Frontal Lobes: The Story of JP
United States Growing Up Without Frontal Lobes: The Story of JP
6:00 PM
Closing Ceremony
Closing Ceremony


Confirmed Speakers

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    CONFERENCE PRESIDENT
    Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD

    Neuropsychology Neurorehabilitation

    Brazil

    Short Bio

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    Sheldon Benjamin, MD

    Psychiatry / Neurology

    United States

    Short Bio

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    Thomas Platz, MD

    Neurology / Neurorehabilitation

    Germany

    Short Bio

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    Stephanie Clarke, MD

    Neuropsychology Neurorehabilitation

    Switzerland

    Short Bio

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    Jorge Hernandez Franco, MD

    Neurology / Neurosurgery

    Mexico

    Short Bio

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    Christopher C. Giza, MD

    Neurology / Neurosurgery

    United States

    Short Bio

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    David C. Good, MD

    Neurology

    United States

    Short Bio

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    Arend de Kloet, PhD

    Psychology / Neurorehabilitation

    The Netherlands

    Short Bio

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    Mayowa Ojo Owolabi, MD

    Neurology

    Nigeria

    Short Bio

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    Caterina Pistarini, MD

    Neurology / Neurorehabilitation

    Italy

    Short Bio

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    George P. Prigatano, MD

    Neuropsychology

    United States

    Short Bio

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    Mariano Socolovsky, MD

    Neurosurgery

    Argentina

    Short Bio

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    Susanna Summa, PhD

    Bioengineering

    Italy

    Short Bio

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    Nirmal Surya, MD

    Neurology / Neurorehabilitation

    India

    Short Bio

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    Frederike van Markus, PhD

    Physiatry

    The Netherlands

    Short Bio

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    Gessica Vasco, MD, PhD

    Neurology

    Italy

    Short Bio

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    Barbara A. Wilson OBE, PhD, D. Sc.

    Neuropsychology

    United Kingdom

    Short Bio


Cultural Event



Registration

Pricing Table

 

Status Before
15 October
After
15 October
Student BRL* = R$ 100,00 BRL* = R$ 150,00
Professional BRL* = R$ 200,00 BRL* = R$ 300,00

* Brazilian Currency

Registration closes on October 28th at 12:00 PM
Brasília Time (GMT-3:00)

Cancellation policy: 90% refundable thru Sep. 28;
50% refundable thru Oct. 21; Non-refundable after this date.

Registration

 

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WFNR

President:

David Good MD

Executive Director:

Tracey Mole (ex-oficio)

South America Regional Vice-President:

Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD

Committee

Conference President:

Lucia Willadino Braga, PhD

Conference Organizing Committee:

SARAH Network Scientific Events Team


Contact

wfnr25@sarah.br