MiNT UK 2024

MONDAY 15 APRIL 2024 09:00 - 19:30

A conference for everyone working with or interested in neurotechnology, rehabilitation, therapy and research

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WHEN
15 APRIL 2024
Registration 08:30am
WHERE
THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE
1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

ABOUT CONFERENCE

Clinical Application of Neurotechnology:
Expanding a Disruptive Approach

An action-packed event featuring international speakers, the chance to see and use the latest developments in neurotechnology, and network with fellow engineers, researchers, clinicians and device developers. 

Sponsor opportunities still available
Contact kirsti@hobbsrehabilitation.co.uk

POSTER PRESENTATION

The MiNT Academy invites you to participate in MiNT UK 2024. Join us to showcase your work and engage in enriching discussions with diverse professionals at the event.


The top submissions will be selected for our poster presentation session whereby you will be asked to present during the conference.


MiNT UK will be accepting two different types of abstracts:

1) Scientific abstracts

2) Clinical abstracts


Abstracts can be submitted through the online form and must be a maximum of 2000 characters.

Submissions are now closed.

MiNT UK 2024 PROGRAMME

Clinical Application of Neurotechnology: Expanding a Disruptive Approach

A conference for everyone working with or interested in neurotechnology, rehabilitation, therapy and research
Monday 15 April 2024 09:00 - 19:30
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
Tea/coffee, exhibition stands and networking
09:00 - 09:15
Welcome
Chrissy Bibby
Events Lead at The MiNT Academy
09:15 - 10:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Here and Promises Many Things but What Will Our Clients Gain From It and Why?
Richard Cave
MND SLT Project Manager at Motor Neurone Disease Association
10:00 - 11:00
Attention - Strolll Call: Neurorehab Has a Reality (DTx®) Check
Caroline Gill
Highly Specialist Physiotherapist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Katy Saunders
Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist at Hobbs Rehabilitation
Navigating the Complexity of Rehabilitation Technologies - Lessons from Research and Practice
Dr Rachel Stockley
Physiotherapist & Associate Professor in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation at University of Central Lancashire
Eye Digital Biosignals to Guide Cognitive Rehab
Dr Damon Hoad
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Inspire Neurocare Worcester
11:00 - 11:30
Refreshment Break
Tea/coffee, exhibition stands and networking
11:30 - 12:15
Digitally-enabled Neurorehab: Challenges and Opportunities
Ellis Parry
Co-founder and CEO at neumind

Luke Parry
Co-founder, Chief Product Tester and Brain Injury Survivor
12:15 - 12:35
Poster Presentations
MiNT UK 2024 is accepting poster submissions for the first time this year. Selected posters will have the stage for a FastForward presentation to present their work.

Our judges will evaluate the submitted posters and reveal the winner during the summary scheduled for 17:15.

12:35 - 13:05
Bringing Education and Documentation in Therapy into the 21st Century
Laura Marriott
Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist at Hobbs Rehabilitation

Gernot Greimler
Co-CEO & CTO at tech2people
13:05 - 13:20
Speed Dating
Our Gold Exhibitors, representing prominent tech companies, will have the exclusive opportunity to introduce their innovations on stage back-to-back for 2 minutes.
13:20 - 14:30
Lunch
Exhibition stands & networking
14:30 - 15:10
Break-out Session
Parallel Activities:
  • Neurotechnology exhibition in the Atrium and Cavendish rooms
  • A Speech and Language Therapy seminar from Chrissy Bibby and Richard Cave in the Auditorium to discuss the clinical application of neurotechnology in the world of SLT
15:10 - 15:50
Sustaining Innovation in Rehabilitation Technology: Creating a Strategic Plan
Dr Abayomi Salawu
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
The Disruptive Guinea Pig
Alex Lewis
Quadruple Amputee
15:50 - 16:35
Focal Muscle Vibration for Reduction in Muscle Tone in the Stroke Population: A Feasibility Study
Lizzie Williams
Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist at Hobbs Rehabilitation

Dr Amit Pujari
Associate Professor (Reader) in Biomedical Engineering at University of Hertfordshire
16:35 - 17:15
Panel Discussion
Panelists

Richard Cave

MND SLT Project Manager at Motor Neurone Disease Association

Ellis Parry

Co-founder and CEO at neumind

Helen Hobbs
Co-founder and Director at Hobbs Rehabilitation

Dr Damon Hoad
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Inspire Neurocare Worcester

Dr Amit Pujari
Associate Professor (Reader) in Biomedical Engineering at University of Hertfordshire

Chair

Chrissy Bibby
Events Lead at The MiNT Academy 
17:15 - 17:30
Summary
Poster Presentation winner revealed
Chrissy Bibby
Events Lead at The MiNT Academy
17:30 - 19:30
Final Refreshments
Exhibition stands and networking
19:30
The Atrium & The Cavendish Room Close

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MINT UK 2024 SPEAKERS

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Chrissy Bibby
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist & Events Lead
The MiNT Academy
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Chrissy has worked in the field of adult acquired neurological speech and language therapy for over 15 years, initially in the NHS before joining Hobbs Rehabilitation, where she leads the Speech & Language therapy team. Clinically, she has a special interest in motor speech disorders and rehabilitation of the facial nerve.
Chrissy trained as a teacher before embarking on her career in neurological rehabilitation and enjoys using her teaching skills in all areas of her work with Hobbs Rehabilitation and MiNT.
As Events Lead for The MiNT Academy, Chrissy is embracing the opportunity to discuss with fellow clinicians, academics and industry partners the benefits of using neurotechnology with our communication impaired clients, while encouraging further development in this vital area.
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Richard Cave
MND SLT Project Manager
Motor Neurone Disease Association
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Richard Cave is a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), working with the MND Association and with Google Research, providing specialist Speech Therapy consultancy to the technology teams.He is also PhD candidate at University College London, national adviser to Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for MND and voice banking, and 2022 Allied Professional of the Year recipient from the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.
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Katy Saunders
Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist
Hobbs Rehabilitation
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Katy Saunders is a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist working primarily in Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s plus rehabilitation at Hobbs Rehabilitation in Winchester, Hampshire. She was awarded a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham in 2013. 
Katy has worked within many areas of neurological rehabilitation, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals as part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; in both the acute and outpatient neurological rehabilitation services. 
Currently Katy is working at Hobbs Rehabilitation where she leads the Parkinson’s service, providing outpatient, domiciliary and PD Warrior services and more recently neurological rehabilitation through neurotechnology with Strolll.
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Caroline Gill
Highly Specialist Physiotherapist
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Caroline Gill is a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in stroke and neurology in Leeds
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and Research Physiotherapist in the University of
Leeds. She was awarded a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy at Leeds Metropolitan
University (now Leeds Beckett University) in 2003 and a Post Graduate Certificate in
Health Research from the University of Leeds in 2023.
Caroline has worked across the rehabilitation pathway, in Leeds Teaching Hospitals
and Leeds Community NHS Trusts, for the majority of her career. She has also
worked in Calgary in neurological, neurosurgical and spinal rehabilitation.
Her current research is funded by NHS Transformation and UKRI. This work is
exploring the use of augmented reality glasses to deliver physiotherapy-based
exercises and activities to improve mobility and quality of life for people with
Parkinson’s disease.
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Dr Rachel Stockley
Physiotherapist & Associate Professor in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation
Univeristy of Central Lancashire
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Rachel is an experienced neurological physiotherapist and researcher. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Lancashire, in the UK where her work focusses on researching rehabilitation after stroke. She currently leads a programme of work examining digital health technologies in upper limb rehabilitation, spanning the life cycle of technology from design, development, evaluation and implementation. She has been involved in a range of studies of rehabilitation nationally and internationally, including trials of virtual reality, applications and wearable technologies. Rachel is driven to raise the profile of rehabilitation research, serves on the executive committee of the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance and supports several allied health clinicians and researchers at a range of career stages.
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Dr Damon Hoad
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Inspire Neurocare Worcester
Inspire Neurocare Worcester
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Dr Damon Hoad PhD MRCP AKC is Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Central England Rehabilitation Unit, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurological Rehabilitation at Warwick Medical School and Associate Editor of Clinical Rehabilitation. His doctoral training was at the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology. His research uses neurophysiological markers of neuromodulatory and neuroplastic processes to improve outcome after acquired brain injury.
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