SIG Communication & Swallowing in-between meeting 2018

At the 7th of December 2018 the annual in-between meeting of SIG Communication & Swallowing will take place in Haslev, Denmark. The topic of this meeting will be “Moving from evidence to daily practice”. Our meetings are always interactive and informal. The goal of this meeting is to inform each other about current projects and results and exchanging practice routines.

The meeting is now open for registration.

For more information, please contact lruhaak@nieuwunicum.nl.


Local Organizers: Louise Hoval Nørgaard at the Sclerosehospitals Denmark

Chair and Co-Chair SIG Swallowing & Communication: Leonie Ruhaak (NL) and Francesca De Biagi (I)

RIMS Chair: Vincent de Groot (NL)

Thursday December 6            Hotell Comwell Køge, Strandvejen 111, 4600 Køge

From 19.00 – Welcome Diner


Friday December 7                 Meeting Venue: Sclerosehospital in Haslev, Ringstedvej106, 4690 Haslev


08.45-09.00               Registration

09.00-09.10               Welcome

                                   Brita Løvendahl

 09.10-10.30               Introduction/exchanging working routines and experiences

  Louise Hovald Nørgaard & Leonie Ruhaak

 10.30-11.00               Coffee Break

11.00-12.00                Guided Tour in MS Hospital Haslev


12.00-13.00                Lunch

13.00-15.00                Presentations of current studies/projects

  • Respiration: diagnostics and therapy

                                               Julie Decondé

  • What can oral stories tell us about cognitive fatigue and language in MS?

Leena Maria Heikkola

  • Dysphagia

Leonie Ruhaak

  • TBC


15.00-15.30                Coffee Break

15.30-16.30                Session 5: Discussion on ethics of communication and swallowing in MS                                         

16.30-17.00                Future plans and goals

  SIG Chair Leonie Ruhaak