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Rehabilitation for The Disabled


Press Release:


Under the Aegis of the Ministry of Health
With the Support of the Onassis Cultural Centre, Onassis Foundation
“Early Intervention in High Risk Infants. The Future of Rehabilitation
March 9-10, 2018
On March 9, 2018 Ms. Meropi Tzoufi, Deputy Minster of Health, Paediatrician – Child Neurologist in the Children’s Health Sector, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences of the University of Ioannina delivered the opening address at the ELEPAP scientific conference, entitled: “Early Intervention in High Risk Infants. The future of Rehabilitation”, organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and the support of the Onassis Cultural Centre, (9&10/3/2018) and stated that as part of her new duties she will continue to support ELEPAP and assist it in its work.
Early Intervention in High Risk infants is the Future in Rehabilitation and this is what the Conference advocates. The event was organised by ELEPAP – Rehabilitation of the Disabled, celebrating 80 years of continuous nationwide contribution to children with motor disabilities.
The topics discussed by distinguished Greek and Foreign scientists in the field of health pertained to nerve protection and neuroplasticity, the effects of genetic and epigenetic factors, pain and parental contact in NICUs, early detection methods, as well as new treatments for early comprehensive intervention / rehabilitation according to ICF standards.
The conference was attended by neonatologists, child neurologists, physiatrists, paediatricians, therapists, mental health specialists, educators, nurses and other health care professionals, in the hope that through constructive interaction they can help strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and promote early intervention to improve the quality of life and the inclusion of high risk infants in the school community.
The important role of assessments, innovative interventions in diverse environments, the methodology of enrolment in early educational and treatment interventions and the role of parents in the comprehensive ELEPAP programmes, comprised individual topics of the conference presented by distinguished Greek scientists and Dr Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Professor of Paediatrics at Pennsylvania University and Mijna Hadders-Algra, Professor of Developmental Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen. Παίξτε τα καλύτερα παιχνίδια juegos friv.
We would like to thank: EUROTC, Kifidis Orthopedics, Rehab Care, Τzagarakis Technical Orthopedics Centre, Lilly Pharmaserv, ION, AIGEIAS MAKE and Mr. G. Giouroukos
Hadders-Algra Mijna MD PhD Professor of Developmental Neurology, Beatrix Childrens Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen