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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 31 JULY 2011
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Peter Bernius, Center for Child and Neuroorthopaedie
Dr Bernius is a member of a number of bodies including German Association of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, German Professional Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention, German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and Association of Southern German Orthopaedists.
He has been working in the field of neuro rehabilitation of CP children and patient after stroke. Soon he has done studies in the field of Botulinum. Within the last 10 years he has been working in the field of functional correction of feet deformities. Dr Bernius has also published several books including G.K. Stalla: Therapeutic Guide brain damage - Interdisciplinary aspects of traumatic brain injury and stroke, Orthopedic surgery to correct deformities secondary to brain injury in adulthood and Torsional deformities in children with cerebral palsy and their surgical treatment, Orthopaedic Releases´. His main interest is how to preserve and increase functional deficits. He lectures particularly on the topic of complex pediatric orthopaedic therapy regimes, in which he has a particular interest.
Dr. Peter Bernius finished his studies of human medicine at the University of Heidelberg, specialist Registrar for Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine in 1988. He has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Freiburg University since 1996 and Head of Department at Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching since 2001.
Dr. Wolfgang Laube Feldkirch and Rankweil Hospital
Dr. Wolfgang Laube is head of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the public hospitals Feldkirch and Rankweil in Vorarlberg since July 2010.
In the medical team of this department he was senior physician in the last 9 years before that. He started his professional career 1976 with the further education to the specialist for sports medicine. Since 1983 up to today he works scientifically different aspects of the function or the disturbance of the sensorimotor system by healthy persons and orthopeadic and traumatologic patients. 1990 he qualified as a university lecturer and became specialist for physiology
Since the same year his main field of work is the function diagnostics and the development of active therapy programs in the rehabilitation of orthopaedic and traumatologic patients from the scientific and practical point of view. Between 1993 and 2000 he was responsible for the clinical research and the development of active therapy programmes in a great rehabilitation clinic. In the last 6 years he wrote 3 textbooks published by Thieme with the main topics physiology, pathophysiology, function diagnostics and ageing process of the sensorimotor system and the biological effects of inactivation or immobilisation on one site and the effects of the medical training process on the other site.