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Rehabilitation Seminar 2017
Fri 9 June 2017, 08:30 – 16:00 BST
Birmingham City University and Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network Annual Seminar 2017
The Birmingham City University Rehabilitation Work team and the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network are pleased to invite you to the annual research and practice seminar. The aims of the day are to share knowledge and research in relation to best practice and current rehabilitation work topics.
As always it will be a very busy day featuring a range of keynote speakers, smaller group workshops, exhibition stands, opportunities to network and a catch up with some old friends.
8.30 – 9.30: Registration
9.45: Welcome and BCU ‘Top Up’ Degrees and Professional Development short course update - Dave Bignell, Birmingham City University
10.00: Trailblazer Apprenticeship update - Andrew Dodgson Guide Dogs
10.15: RWPN AGM Simon Labbett (RWPN)
10.30: Vision Rehabilitation Cost Avoidance Study - Josh Feehan, RNIB
10.55: Evidence from Randomised Controlled Trial into home-based Vision Rehabilitation - Tom Margrain Cardiff University
11.30: Refreshment break
- The Lighting Workshop – Mark Grey
- Dogs and Canes – a comparison – Mike Tyerman (Guide Dogs)
- Argus II retinal prosthesis - from implant to vision rehab. training - Andy Fisher, Focal Point UK
- Exploring support needs for Vision Rehabilitation Workers with a Visual Impairment - Simmone Miller and Debbie James
12.45 - 1.45: Lunch break
At lunch there will be a good selection of organisations demonstrating their latest products/technology. There will also be information stands
1.45: Workshops (repeated sessions – information as above)
3.00: How to be outstanding in your Fields – Andrew Miller (Focus).
A keynote lecture on visual fields incorporating service user’s perceptions of fields loss, what the results show, why it is important, how to test (formal and informal), how to interpret results and relevance to the normal work of a rehabilitation officer.
3.55: Closing comments
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Please contact the events team if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements
Support workers are entitled to free admission. However, they will be expected to bring/but their own lunch