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Functional Ability - Meetings - Meeting June, 2009 -

Functional Working Group meeting, 15 June 2009

Sunday evening: 14 June 2009
7.30 pm     Dinner at In Contro Restaurant, Gothia Towers Hotel.
Monday meeting: 15 June 2009
Venue: Gothia Towers Hotel (http://www.gothiatowers.com/index.asp)
9:00  am    Welcome
9:15 am     Working group summary and update
9:45 am     Language, communication, oral care in HD:
presentations & discussion
- Communication and Huntington’s disease: Qualitative interviews and focus groups with persons with Huntington’s disease, family members and caregivers (Lena Hartelius)
- Comprehension of complex discourse and communicative interaction in Huntington's disease (Charlotta Saldert)
- Using Talking Mats to support communication in persons with Huntington’s disease (Lena Hartelius/Ulrika Ferm)
- TBC (David Copland)
- Sentence comprehension and conceptual understanding in Huntington’s disease (Aileen Ho)
1.00 pm      LUNCH
2.00 pm      Language, communication, oral care in HD:
presentations & discussion
- Speech and communication in a day service setting (Beverley Soltysiak)
- Dental care and oral hygiene (Bitte Ahlborg, Annette Carlsson, Åsa Mårtensson)
3.00 pm      General discussion, suggestions, plans
5.00  pm     Any other business, next meeting
5.30  pm     Close of meeting
7.00pm       Dinner (TBA)