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The workshop includes presentations and discussions led by a team of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers, in the field of physiotherapy for patients with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes and related joint hypermobility disorders.

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Who is the workshop for?

Health care, medical, and exercise professionals who wish to gain knowledge and advance their clinical practice in assessment and management of patients with the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (hypermobile, classical, vascular type) and hypermobility spectrum disorders.

When and where will it take place?

Saturday, 29 September 2018, 13:30 – 17:30
Conference location: The ‘Oude Vismijn’, Rekelingestraat 5, 9000 Gent
          (location of the International Symposium on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes)

Course language

English

Learning objectives

The workshop includes presentations and discussions led by a team of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers, in the field of physiotherapy for patients with joint hypermobility and tissue fragility. Several case examples, in adults and children, will guide you through the workshop content to increase your practical skills as physiotherapist, physician, occupational therapist, or exercise professional. 

By the end of the course, participants will:

  1. Have an understanding of the ‘spectrum of hypermobility’ (diagnosis)
  2. Have an understanding of hypermobility related problems (clinical profile)
  3. Be able to screen for indications and attention points for physiotherapy treatment (assessment).
  4. Have an understanding of suited exercises, options for manual therapy, etc. (treatment).

Program

13.00
Registration, coffee and tea
13.30
Welcoming (Dr. Lies Rombaut)
13.35
The landscape of joint hypermobility (Dr. Inge De Wandele)
13.45
Joint hypermobility related disorders: How to diagnose and how to treat: An overview (Prof. Birgit Juul-Kristensen)
14.15
Therapeutic alliance in the management of symptoms of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in adults (Prof. Leslie Nicholson)
14.45
A patient with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and multidirectional shoulder instability (Dr. Inge De Wandele)
15.00
Precautions and attention points for physiotherapy in patients with classical and patients with vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: two cases (Dr. Lies Rombaut)
15.15
Coffee break
15.45
Managing Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and dysautonomia in the adolescent population (Prof. Jane Simmonds)
16.15
Generalized joint hypermobility and hypermobility spectrum disorders in childhood: (differential) diagnostics and treatment (Prof. Raoul Engelbert)
16.45
Meet the expert
17.30
Course ends

Speakers

Dr. Lies Rombaut
Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University/Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Dr. Inge De Wandele
Center for Medical Genetics, Ghent University/Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

Prof. Jane Simmonds
London Hypermobility Unit, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Raoul Engelbert
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam, Faculty of Health, University of Amsterdam and University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Prof. Birgit Juul-Kristensen
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Prof. Leslie Nicholson
Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Organizing committee

Dr. Lies Rombaut
Dr. Inge De Wandele
Prof. Fransiska Malfait, conference chair
Prof. Peter Byers, conference chair
Prof. Anne De Paepe, conference chair

Price

No additional costs to those registered for the International Symposium on the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

An application for accreditation for this course was submitted.

$42 (approx. €35) if not registered for the International Symposium on the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. This cost includes beverages and snacks during the coffee break, course notes, and resources. If attending only the workshop, please register here.