The 3rd Middle East Pediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Seminar

Friday - 12 October 2018

MEPOS Annual Meeting 2018 will also feature the 3rd edition of the Middle East Pediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Seminar.

The seminar programme has been designed to cater to the needs of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and other allied professionals, and will provide in-depth insights into various pediatric orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and developmental disorders from a physiotherapy and occupational therapy perspective.

08:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


08:30 Welcome Remarks by the Chairperson

Chairpersons


Mona Hussain
Pediatric Physiotherapist, The Children’s Medical Centre, UAE
Donna Wicks
Pediatric Physiotherapist, Neuropedia, UAE

Session 1: Cerebral Palsy

Moderator

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Department of Pediatric Neurology, The Children’s Hospital & The Institute of Child Health, Pakistan


08:45 Cerebral Palsy: Pathophysiology

Speaker

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Consultant in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Head of Neurosciences Center of Excellence, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, UAE


09:10 Cerebral Palsy and Seizures

Speaker

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Dr. Tipu Sultan

Department of Pediatric Neurology, The Children’s Hospital & The Institute of Child Health, Pakistan


09:35 Multilevel Surgery in Cerebral Palsy

Speaker

Dr. Simone Battibugli

Dr. Simone Battibugli

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, The Children’s Medical Center Dubai, UAE


09:55 Splinting and ADL Modification for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Speaker

Elvin Williams

Elvin Williams

Assistant Director, Disability and Rehabilitation Programs at Department of Health, Western Cape, South Africa


10:15 Importance of Respiratory Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Importance of Respiratory Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy


10:35 Q&A and Discussions

Q&A and Discussions


10:45 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


Session 2: Muscoloskeletal Disorders

Moderator

Donna Wicks

Donna Wicks

Pediatric Physiotherapist, Neuropedia, UAE


10:55 Erb’s Palsy: Pathology and Surgery

Speaker

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Dr. Christiana Savvidou

Pediatric Hand Surgeon, The Children’s Medical Center Dubai, UAE


11:15 Erb’s Palsy

Speaker

Elvin Williams

Elvin Williams

Assistant Director, Disability and Rehabilitation Programs at Department of Health, Western Cape, South Africa


11:35 Why Should a Child Have His/Her Hips Screened?

Speaker

Dr. Andreas Roposch

Dr. Andreas Roposch

Lead Clinician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK


11:55 Frequency of Treatment

Speaker

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Dr. Haitham El Bashir

Consultant in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Head of Neurosciences Center of Excellence, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, UAE


12:15 Q&A and Discussions

Q&A and Discussions


12:30 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


Session 3: Modalities in Physio and Occupational Therapy Practice

Moderator

Elvin Williams

Elvin Williams

Assistant Director, Disability and Rehabilitation Programs at Department of Health, Western Cape, South Africa


13:30 The Integration of Manual Therapy in Pediatric Practice

Speaker

Michael Binet

Michael Binet

Physical Therapist, High Hopes, UAE


13:50 Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy


14:10 Loss of Fine Motor Function Due to Ipads and Tablets

Speaker

Claire McWade

Claire McWade

Occupational Therapist, KidsFIRST Medical Centre, UAE


14:30 A Brief Introduction to Cuevas Medic Exercises

Speaker

Gabriela

Gabriela

Pediatric Physiotherapist, Hope Abilitation Medical Center, UAE


Session 4: Workshops

Moderator

Mona Hussain

Mona Hussain

Pediatric Physiotherapist, The Children’s Medical Centre, UAE


14:50 Outcome Measure for PT/OT: Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)

Speaker

Hannah Webb

Hannah Webb

The Rashid Centre, Rashid Special Needs School, UAE


15:50 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


16:00 Gait Analysis

Speaker

Fatma Hegazy

Fatma Hegazy

Chair of Physiotherapy Department, University of Sharjah, UAE


17:00 Closing Remarks and End of the Middle East Pediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Seminar

Closing Remarks and End of the Middle East Pediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Seminar