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Otfrid Foerster Lecture

[Translate to English:] Otfried Foerster Lecture Vortrag

In the annual Otfrid Foerster lecture series at MSH Medical School Hamburg, we invite renowned scientists to discuss their latest research on neuroscientific foundational work that can have an impact on the development of therapeutic procedures in practical fields.

The lecture series is named after the German neurologist Otfrid Foerster (1873-1941) who made innovative and substantial contributions to the field of neurology and neuro surgery.

Previous Otfrid Foerster Lectures

Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 30th of January, 2019

Dr. phil. Mareike Schwed is the founder of neurowerkstatt and offers resource-oriented training for neurological patients. As part of the Otfrid Foerster Lecture, she spoke on the role of sports training in the treatment of neurological diseases.

Otfried Foerster Lecture, 28th of June, 2017

Dr Christian Dohle, physicist and neurologist on illusions with success - relationship of foundational sciences and therapeutic applications using the example of the mirror box therapy.


Otfried Foerster Lecture, 25th of January, 2017

AO Professor Dr Jörg Wissel, presented a lecture titled »Erworbene Spastizität im Erwachsenenalter: Multiprofessionelles Management ist State of the Art« (equiv. »Acquired spasticity during adulthood: multi-professional management is state of the art«).

Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 4th of May, 2016

Professor Dr Ferdinand Binkofski is professor and head of research group for cognitive neurology at the RWTH Aachen University. He specializes on research that explores cognitive processes in sensorimotor networks of the human brain. He also conducts research in the space of linguistics.

Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 20th January, 2016

Professor Dr Thomas Platz is chief physician and medical director of the BDH Clinic Greifswald, Neurological Rehabilitation Centre and the Quadriplegic Centre. He teaches Neurological Rehabilitation at the University of Greifswald, holds a position in the managing board of the German Society for Neurorehabilitation and leads the Education Committee of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR). His lecture was titled »rTMS in der Neurorehabilitation« (equiv. »rTMS in neurorehabilitation«).

Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 20th May, 2015

Professsor Dr Michael Jöbges is medical director of the Brandenburg Clinic and 1st chairman of the German Society for Neurotraumatology and Clinical Neurorehabilitation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurotraumatologie und klinische Neurorehabilitation e.V. (DGNKN)). He presented a lecture titled »Neue Technologien in der Neurologischen Rehabilitation« (equiv. »New Technologies in Neurological Rehabilitation«).


Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 21st of January, 2015

On January 21, 2015, Professor Dr Christoph Heesen kicked-off our series in 2015 with the lecture titled »Sporttherapie bei Multipler Sklerose - im Laufschritt zur Neuroprotektion?« (equiv. »Sport therapy in multiple sclerosis patients – with running legs towards the neuro-protection«).


Otfrid Foerster Lecture 14th May, 2014

The second run of the Otfrid Foerster lecture series took place on May 14, 2014 with a lecture by PD Dr Georg Ebersbach with the presentation titled »Groß und laut gegen Parkinson – Prinzipien und Wirkung amplitudenorientierter Therapien« (equiv. »Big and loud against Parkinson- principles and effects of amplitude-based therapies«).


Otfrid Foerster Lecture, 27th November, 2013

This series of events commenced on November 27, 2013 with a lecture by the renowned neurologist Professor Horst Hummelsheim. Professor Hummelsheim is based in Leipzig and works as a University Professor for neurological rehabilitation and is medical director of the neurological rehabilitation centre. His lecture was titled »Rehabilitation bei zentralen Paresen« (equiv. Rehabilitation in central paresis) and dealt with the efficacy of practicing procedures in physio- and occupational therapy as well as neurological rehabilitation practice in motor development disorders.

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