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05-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Oregon Health & Science University
Gait and Balance as Biomarkers in MS
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2011
This cutting–edge symposium investigates gait and balance as biomarkers for disease progression in multiple sclerosis. Evidence for current and novel tools available to clinicians and researchers will be explored. The pros and cons of different clinician-administered, self-administered, and instrumented measures of gait and balance will be discussed within the framework of the World Health Organization recommended International Classification of Functioning Disability, and Health (ICF) model.
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/neurology/multiple-sclerosis-center/news/gait-and-balance-in-ms.cfm

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
• Provide an overview of walking and balance impairments in MS
• Review the role of biomarkers in MS
• Describe how clinician-administered, self-administered and instrumented measures of walking and balance impairments can serve as biomarkers in MS
• Describe and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different measures of walking, balance, and falls
• Discuss how measures of walking capacity and balance relate to other biomarkers in MS (e.g., EDSS, MRI, relapse rate)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physicians (neurologists, physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation scientists, nurses, and physician assistants working in the area of multiple sclerosis clinical practice or research.

CALL FOR POSTERS
Please send abstracts for posters to Dr. Michelle Cameron at cameromi@ohsu.edu by August 1st, 2011 for review. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words on topics related to gait and balance in multiple sclerosis. If accepted, poster size must be 4’ x 8’ or smaller.

REGISTRATION
(Limited to 70 attendees.)
$50 for early registration by July 31st, 2011
$75 on or after August 1st, 2011

Register Online
By mail
Mail the registration form and payment by September 23rd, 2011 to: Attn: Dawn Christensen
Department of Neurology, Mail Code L226
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland OR 97239
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/neurology/multiple-sclerosis-center/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=1888222

LOCATION
Oregon Health & Sciences University
Joseph Vey Conference Center
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital – 11th Floor
3550 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Parking is available at the Gaines East Lot.