Special Olympics Health Congress

30 nov
Datum
30 november 2021 17:00 – 19:30Toevoegen aan kalender 2021-11-30 16:00:00 2021-11-30 18:30:00 Title Description Location Domus Medica jarne@3sign.com Europe/Brussels public
Organisator
In samenwerking met Domus Medica
Adres

Online congress
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België

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Accreditatie
Free for basic entrance; 40€ for accreditation
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We aim to adress this issue by creating events like this Health Congress enabling health care professionals and students in the medical sector to learn more about the needs and expectations of patients with intellectual disabilities and improve their access to qualitative health care.

People with intellectual disabilities face a higher probability to die earlier than the general population. This premature death can be caused by avoidable reasons including a worse access to health care.

Would you like to help us adressing this issue by learning more about people with intellectual disabilities?

PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

5:00 PM GENERAL WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

5:05 PM Opening speech - Zehra Sayin, CEO Special Olympics Belgium

5:10PM Building a Healthier Tomorrow – Inclusive Healthcare for Individuals with intellectual disabilities - Annemarie Hill, Vice President, Global Health Operations, Special Olympics International - More info about this session …

5:15 PM PRIME TOPIC

5:15 PM FROM INTERNATIONAL TO NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE. MEDICAL ASPECTS AND CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES  - PhD-student Marian Breuer, Dr. Esther Bakker-van Gijssel, Dr Annie Nouwen - More info about this session …

5:45 PM INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION  ‘How can we adapt medical care for patients with intellectual disabilities in such a way that it enables us to work together towards more inclusive healthcare?’

6:15 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS PART I

Please, pick one session to attend in real time. If you are interested in other   topics of this part, you will be able to view them after the event (only available for participants who registered for the event).

  • Breakout session I.a: MAKE IT SIMPLE BUT SIGNIFICANT – USING CORE VOCABULARY WORDS IN COMMUNICATION WITH PEOPLE WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY  - Dr. Karolin Schäfer - More info about this session …
  • Breakout session I.b: PRACTICAL GUIDANCE TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES; A CASE STUDY WITH SPECIALIZED DIETICIANS - Romy van Hoevelaken, Diane Buekers - More info about this session …
  • Breakout session I.c: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS IN CARING FOR ELDER WITH AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. - Dr. Birgitte Schoenmakers - More info about this session …

6:45 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS PART II

Please, pick one session to attend in real time. If you are interested in other   topics of this part, you will be able to view them after the event (only available for participants who registered for the event).

  • Breakout session II.a: CONTINUITY OF CARE: TRANSITION FROM CHILD TO ADULT HEALTH SERVICES - Dr. AMW (Tonnie) Coppus - More info about this session …
  • Breakout session II.b: THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND WELLBEING FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY (ID) - Dr Khaled Kadry - More info about this session …

7:20 PM WRAP UP

7:20 PM Closing speech - Ragna Schapendonk, CEO Special Olympics Netherlands

7:25 PM Goodbye

This event cannot promote inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities without hearing their voices. Special Olympics athletes will be intervening in every part of this program enabling us to understand their perspective on health and medical care.  

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics is a global organisation that promotes the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through sport. Our aim is to be an actor of change for an inclusive society in which people with intellectual disabilities (ID) play an active role. Throughout the year, we organise sports events, support local initiatives in line with our mission through schools, sports clubs, institutions, cities and towns, etc., and develop non-sports programmes that reinforce our action.

The Healthy Athletes programme is one of the three pillars of 2024 strategy and aims to improve the health of our athletes and their access to health care. At our various events, athletes can voluntarily come for health (focusing on eyes, mouth & teeth, ears, feet, physical condition, global health promotion, diabetes prevention or osteopathy)

These check-ups give us a better understanding of the situation and the adapted health care needs of people with ID. We use this expertise to raise awareness in the public and professional sector about the health problems of people with ID and the potential for improvement.

During this congress we want to offer topics that enable doctors to learn more about the needs and expectations of patients with ID and improve their access to quality health care.

When ?

30 november 2021 - From 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM

Where ?

Online congress

Registration

Free for basic entrance - 40€ for accreditation

Contact 

Audrey Desclée - Healthy Athletes Program Responsible at Special Olympics Belgium - audrey.desclee@specialolympics.be