Hocoma Academy
Winter Session 2019

Join us in Switzerland for the first Hocoma Academy Winter Session, 18 – 22 March, 2019.

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In less than one week, you will visit several clinics that successfully implement advanced technologies in rehabilitation, learn how to optimize therapy at your facility, network with clinical experts and key opinion leaders in rehabilitation, and see some of Switzerland’s most picturesque sites.

SPEAKERS

Our carefully selected expert speakers are ready to share some insights with you.

Prof. Dr. Grégoire Courtine

Associate Professor at the Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute (EPFL, Switzerland) and at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV, Switzerland), Lab director of the Courtine Lab (EPFL).

TED talkBio

Lecture title
Neuroprosthetic rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. med Alberto Esquenazi (remotely)

Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Moss Rehab (Philadelphia, USA); John Otto Haas Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Director of the Sheerr Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory; Clinical Director of the Regional Amputee Center; Chief of the Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinic; Co-director of Neuro-orthopedic Program.

Bio

Lecture title
Minding motor learning principles in rehabilitation technologies

Prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Riener

Full Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and at the University of Zurich. Founder of the Cybathlon.

TED talkBio

Lecture title
Trends in rehabilitation robotics

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Luft

Professor at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and Medical Director at cereneo (Vitznau, Switzerland). Head of the Stroke Centre at the University Hospital of Zurich.

Bio

Lecture title
Therapy Intensity in motor rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. med. Armin Curt

Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), Professor and Chairman at the University Hospital Balgrist in Zurich.

Bio

Lecture title
Rehabilitation Technology – how it meets patients’ needs

Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Möller

Deputy Chief Physician of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht (Switzerland), Head of Research and Education of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht.

Bio

Lecture title
Neurorehabilitation: now and tomorrow – current clinical practice and future prospects

PD Dr. med. Andreas Meyer-Heim

Head Division of Paediatric Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Centre, University Children’s Hospital Zurich (Switzerland).

Bio

Lecture title
Goalsetting, indication and implementation of robot-assisted therapies in paediatric rehabilitation

 Prof. Dr. Huub van Hedel  

Head of the Paediatric Rehab Research Department of the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Adolescents of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in Affoltern am Albis (Switzerland).

Bio

Lecture title
Personalizing robot-assisted interventions

Dr. Oliver Stoller

Head of Therapy of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht (Switzerland)

Bio

Lecture title
Clinical integration of technological-assisted Neurorehabilitation – state of play

Dr. Peter Oesch

Director of Therapies, Rehabilitation Center Valens (Switzerland)

Bio

Lecture title
Implementation of robotics in Kliniken Valens

Dr. Ursula Costa

Team Leader Clinical Reasoning at Hocoma

Bio

Lecture title
Workshop on Clinical Integration of Technologies

AGENDA

Sneak a peek at the program

Monday, 18.3.2019, Eastern Switzerland

Evening

  • Welcome cocktail at Schloss Hotel Bad Ragaz

Tuesday, 19.3.2019, Eastern Switzerland

Morning

  • Welcome address
  • Expert Talks: Peter Oesch, Gregoire Courtine
  • Reference Center: Rehazentrum Valens

Afternoon

Wednesday, 20.3.2019, Zurich Metropolitan Area

Morning

Afternoon

  • Expert Talks: Armin Curt, Robert Riener
  • Reference Center: Balgrist Campus

Evening

  • Networking Event in downtown Zurich

Thursday, 21.3.2019, Hocoma headquarters

Morning

  • Workshops at Hocoma HQ

Afternoon

  • Expert Talks: Daniel Zutter, Oliver Stoller, Alberto Esquenazi (remotely)
  • Reference Center: Revigo at Hocoma HQ
  • Hands-on trainings with Hocoma devices

Evening

  • Networking Event: Gala Dinner

Friday, 22.3.2019, Lucerne Metropolitan Area

Morning

  • Expert Talk: Andreas Luft
  • Reference Center: cereneo

Afternoon

  • Networking Event: Boat trip around Lake Lucerne
  • Transportation back to hotel

INFORMATION

  • Date: Monday, 18 March 2019 – Friday, 22 March 2019
  • Tickets: CHF 2000 per Person. Lunches, lodging, social events, and travel between sites included
  • Registration: ends 20 December 2018
  • Important: Please note that the Hocoma Academy Winter Session will only take place with 20 to 30 registrations. Therefore, it is imperative that you do not book your flights or make any other arrangements until we send you written confirmation and an invoice on 21 December 2018.

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What happened at Winter Session 2019

”The academy offered a high scientific level, a strong link between the research and the clinical application and great keynote speakers.”

Dr. Daiana Popa – Rehabilitation Hospital Felix Spa (RO), Secretary of the Romanian Society of Rehabilitation Medicine

‘The international group was a definite asset of the academy.”

Giovanni Rabito – Assistant Director and Risk Manager, Clinica Hildebrand Centro di riabilitazione Brissago (CH)

”I have learned so much and I will return home with loads of positive stories!”

Jennifer Colegate, Senior Occupational Therapist at Child & Adolescent Health Service Western Australia

”Rehabilitation 4.0: Be Ready for Changes: employment structure will change, robots will not replace humans, but they will help to make therapy more efficient and work as intelligent tools and coaches.”

Prof. Dr. Ing. Robert Riener  – Professor for Sensory-Motor Systems at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and at the University of Zurich.

”We need to understand what the technology brings to our patients. The first step is learning from experienced users.”

Prof. Dr. Huub van Hedel – Head of the Paediatric Rehab Research Department of the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Adolescents of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich in Affoltern am Albis (Switzerland).

”We need to build strong collaborations between healthcare, technology, business and education. We need to take small and precise steps, while keeping the vision of artificial intelligence and big data.”

Dr. Oliver Stoller – Head of Therapy of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht (Switzerland)

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