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Join Us This Year's Focus

This year’s meeting focuses on the construct of fatigue in MS. People with MS are likely to experience abnormal levels of both fatigue and fatigability that can affect gait and balance, which subsequently decreases participation and quality of life. While rehabilitation and pharmaceutical interventions can improve fatigue and fatigability, treatment can be challenging for clinical providers, especially as it relates to gait and balance. This year’s symposium will disseminate current knowledge on fatigue and fatigability as related to gait and balance in PwMS by providing updates on operational definitions, underlying mechanisms, measurement, and clinical management strategies.

Who Should Attend

We are excited to welcome Multiple Sclerosis clinicians or researchers, including physicians (neurologists, physiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation scientists, nurses, physician assistants, and others in the field of gait and balance.

Learning Objectives

Asset 292 Define types of fatigue and fatigability, and explain how they relate to gait and balance in people with MS

Asset 223 Identify neural and physiologic mechanisms that contribute to fatigue and fatigability

Asset 327 Identify common methods to measure fatigue and fatigability in people with MS

Asset 219 Apply appropriate management strategies for fatigue and fatigability with the goal of optimizing gait and balance in people with MS

Agenda

We are excited to have you, and are pleased to present to you the agenda for the 2020 conference in advance

Call for Posters

Please send abstracts on topics related to gait and balance in multiple sclerosis to Gail Widener at gwidener@samuelmerritt.edu by June 12, 2020 for review.

When submitting your abstract please indicate if the poster will be prepared/presented by a trainee (either a student or post-doctoral trainee).

The top 5 posters from trainees will be selected to receive waived symposium registration. The #1 ranked abstract from a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow will also be invited to provide an oral presentation.

Asset 97 A maximum of 300 words

Asset 319 Use 12 point font, single spaced

Asset 86 Title contain a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces)

Asset 11 Authors names (last name followed by initials separated by commas) and affiliations must follow the title

Submit your posters

Research abstracts must include the following headings

Background and Purpose

Methods

Results

Discussion

Case report abstracts must include the following headings

Background and Purpose

Case Description

Outcomes

Conclusion

Venue and accommodations Symposium venue

University of Colorado
Anschutz Campus, Research Building 2
12700 E. 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

The Research 2 Building is located between 19th and 17th streets and to the east of Revere Court.

Parking

Monte Vista and Ignacio Parking Lots
Parking rate is a flat rate of $5 for all day on Saturday

Research Building 2

Venue and accommodations Hotel accommodations

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center
13200 E. 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011
Toll Free: 877-803-7534

A discounted room rate of $132 per night plus tax is being provided until September 13, 2020 or until the block is sold out.
Reference “Gait & Balance Symposium” to receive the group rate.

 

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Accreditation and Credit

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Previous Brochures and Abstracts