Brainsave Symposium

brain Welcome to the Brainsave Symposium, May 22 in Uppsala with focus on Rehabilitation

  • Date: May 22 2023
  • Time: 8:30-16:30
  • Place: Uppsala, Uppsala University Hospital, entrence 100-101 level 2, H:son Holmdahlsalen

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Final programme: focus on Rehabilitation






How to focus on the right aspects of rehabilitation  after brain tumor treatment?

"Participation in everyday life post braintumor treatment – The future follow-up core in health care?"
Ann-Christin Björklund, PhD student, CNS tumor nurse, Akademiska hospital, Uppsala.

Key note Lecture
Guest lecturer: Jan Willem Gorter, Princess Maxima, Netherlands


Performance and the importance of school 

"Effective School Reintegration for Children with Brain Tumors"
Guest lecturer: Sharon M Grandinette M.S. Ed., CBIST, California, USA

”Academic outcome in Swedish children treated for brain tumors”
Malin Lönnerblad, PhD, special education teacher, Uppsala University

11:30- 12:30 



The importance of physical activity

"Swedish children treated for cancer and their school performance in physical education"
Malin Lönnerblad, PhD, special education teacher, Uppsala University

"Motor performance after treatment of pilocytic astrocytoma
in the posterior fossa in childhood"

Ingela Kristiansen, PhD, Senior consultant, pediatric neurologist, Uppsala University  

"Physical Activity for pediatric brain tumor survivors"
Åsa Persson Dobruna, PhD student, physiotherapist, Uppsala University

13:30 – 13:40



The importance of perception

“Visual consequences of brain diseases and treatment options for improved visual functions”
Guest Lecturer: Tony Pansell 

”The eye- a window to neurocognition and rehabilitation”
Helena Söderström, PhD student, Neuropsychologist, Uppsala University




Panel discussion with coffee


Concluding remarks and future perspective for the BrainSave Symposium


The importance of music 

Concert at the Bror Hjorth House. Nykelharpa and song 
Esbjörn Hogmar, Åsa Hogmark, Cajsa Ekstav och Örjan Englund 

Interventions from music therapists
Lena Uggla, Barbro Netin Olofsson

Experience from the USA
Sharon M Grandinette

Limited places, first come first served !

Last modified: 2023-04-24