Functional Electrical Stimulation in restoration and support of gait
17 & 18 November 2023 at International FES Centre®, Nottwil and online via Zoom
The objective is to learn the basic theoretical and practical principles of treatment with functional electrical stimulation in neurorehabilitation for disorders affecting ambulation.
Programme and course topics
Friday, 17 November 2023
9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, 18 November 2023
8.30 am to 1 pm – online participants
9.30 am to 4 pm – onsite participants
The detailed program you find here...
- Physicians working in the fields of neurology, rehabilitation, pediatrics and general medicine
- Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sports therapists and human movement scientists working in the clinical or private practice settings who are treating patients with gait-related disorders of various etiologies
The course is carried out in a hybrid form. Depending on the applicable health guidelines, a limited number of participants can take part in the International FES Centre® in the Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil. The number of online participants via Zoom is unlimited.
Official regulations will determine whether the event will be able to take place on site in Nottwil. If it is not possible to hold the event in Nottwil, the course will be held completely online. The SPC will not cover any travel or hotel costs that may already have been booked.
12 SGPMR Credits
The course is organized by the International FES Centre®.
CHF 450.00 without meals
Participants on site bear the costs of their lunch.
On-site participants will be able to test a selection of stimulation devices for walking on Saturday afternoon (18.11.2023 from 13:30 – 15:45); e.g.: FESIA walk, Bioness, Walk Aid, Incedo
For the online participants, the course ends on the 18.11.2023 at 01.00 pm.
Registration deadline: 15 October 2023
Registrations will be accepted in the order they arrive. The course organisers reserve the right to cancel the course if there are insufficient participants. Minimum number of participants: 30.
The SPC will not cover any travel or hotel costs that may already have been booked.
If you are unable to attend the course, please contact the organiser in writing or by e-mail as soon as possible. Cancellation costs and administrative fees will be charged to the customer. In the case of cancellations up to 22 days before the start of the course, participants will be charged CHF 20.00/EUR 15.00 to cover administrative costs. The organiser is entitled to charge the following cancellation fees from 21 days before the start of the course:
Date of cancellation:
21 to 15 days before the start of the course
30% of the course fees
14 to 8 days before the start of the course
50% of the course fees
7 to 1 days before the start of the course
80% of the course fees
Cancellation on the first day of the course/No show
100% of the course fees
Course management / Speakers
Dr. Ines Bersch-Porada
Head of the International FES Centre® in the Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil
Prof. i.R. DDr. Winfried Mayr
Associate Professor, Medical University of Vienna, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
MSc Neurorehabilitation, FES-Lecturer and Book Editor