Allied Professionals Forum
The Allied Professionals Forum (APF) is an educational and training forum for allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and more, who specialise in ALS/MND. This international forum offers healthcare professionals from around the world an opportunity to share ideas on good practice in the daily management of people with ALS/MND.
The International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations will host a virtual Allied Professionals Forum spread over two days to accommodate time zones on 3 – 4 December 2020.
The APF presentations are on practical care strategies and assistive technology innovations for the clinical management of ALS/MND.
If you are an Allied health professional, in the clinical management of ALS/MND then this is the meeting for you.
The APF has received generous long term support from our friends at the ALS Hope Foundation.
THEMES FOR 2020:
- Assistive Technology/Improving Communication
- Genetic Counseling
- Respiratory Support
- Therapeutic Interventions and Rehabilitation
- Managing Cognitive Change
- Psychosocial and Emotional Support Models of Care
- Sex and Intimacy
APF PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Sara Feldman (Co-Chair), ALS Hope Foundation
Rachel Marsden (Co-Chair), Oxford MND Care and Research Centre
Calaneet Balas, The ALS Association
Adriana Oda, ABrELA
Ursula Schneider Rosinger, ALS Clinic St. Gallen
Leslie Ryan, The ALS Association
Gudjon Sigurdsson, MND Iceland
Toni Vitale, The Neuro