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9th Post Graduate Course in Rehabilitation Medicine

From October 15, 2021 08:00 until October 17, 2021 18:00
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Registration for participation via Zoom is now closed, but you can still enroll for attendance in person.

Title: 9th Post Graduate Course in Rehabilitation Medicine
Date: October 15 - 17, 2021
Location: Curaçao Renaissance Hotel

Content: this congress in rehabilitation medicine will primarily concentrate on conditions of the musculoskeletal system as well as medical problems that are frequently seen at the rehabilitation clinic and in the primary care setting.

The most common musculoskeletal problems of the extremities that can affect social participation in both adults and children will be presented. The use of orthotics will also be discussed.

Medical problems (such as fatigue, CRPS, cognition and communication disorders, DVT, urinary- and bowel difficulties, residual limb problems after amputation) are frequently seen in various medical conditions such as stroke, limb amputation, spinal cord injury, Parkinson and Multiple Sclerosis and are likely to be encountered in the primary care setting will be presented.

Learning goals: the primary goals are that health care providers and especially family physicians and therapists are able to recognize, treat as well as when referring patients to the rehabilitation clinic concerning the above-mentioned musculoskeletal and medical conditions.

Target groups: the main target group is general practitioners, paramedics, all care providers in the rehabilitation sector, and other interested Health Care workers.

Registration fee: US $ 82.50 for full the conference

For attendance in person: a copy of the COVID-19 vaccination record or a negative PCR test (48 hrs prior to the conference) or an Antigen test (24hrs prior to the conference) must be presented at the registration desk. 
For international participants, please follow the entry requirements published on the Gobiernu di Korsou website.

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Friday October 15, 2021

From To Subject Speakers
    Topic: Musculoskeletal disorders in the primary care setting  
    Chair: J. Geertzen  
18:15 19:00 Registration  
19:00 19:10 Word of welcome  
19:10 19:15 Official opening  
19:15 19:35 Common shoulder/elbow conditions R. Dekker, the Netherlands
19:35 19:55 Common hip/knee conditions R. Stokman, Curacao
19:55 20:15 Common musculoskeletal pain conditions in children  P. Maathuis, the Netherlands 
20:15 20:30 Discussion  
20:30 21:00 Break  
    Topic: Musculoskeletal disorders in the primary care setting  
21:00 21:20 Common foot conditions R. Dekker, the Netherlands
21:20 21:40 Orthotics for common musculoskeletal conditions the Netherlands P. Slijkhuis, the Netherlands
21:40 22:00 Discussion  
22:00   Closure  

Saturday October 16, 2021

From To Subject Speakers
    Topic: Post-stroke problems  
    Chair: A. Zahavi  
09:15 10:00 Registration  
10:00 10:20 Shoulder pain J. Martina, Curacao
10:20 10:40 Edema post-stroke H. Meulenbelt, the Netherlands - R. Salazar, Curacao
10:40 11:00 Knee instability after stroke P. Slijkhuis, the Netherlands
11:00 11:15 Discussion  
11:15 11:45 Break  
    Topic: Signaling cognitive and communication problems in primary care  
11:45 12:05 Cognition R. Stewart, Curacao
12:05 12:25 Communication Y. Thomson, Curacao
12:25 12:45 Discussion  
12:45 14:30 Lunch (own account)  
    Topic: Medical problems in Rehabilitation  
    Chair: R. Dekker  
14:00 14:30 Registration  
14:30 14:50 CRPS, recognition, signs, symptoms, and therapy in primary phase J. Geertzen, the Netherlands
14:50 15:10 Fatigue and neuromuscular disorders A. Zahavi, Curacao
15:10 15:30 Energy management M. Versteeg, Curacao
15:30 15:45 Discussion  
15:45 16:15 Break  
    Topic: Medical problems in Rehabilitation  
16:15 16:35 Immobility and prevention of DVT Y. Daal, Curacao
16:35 16:55 Problems in urinary regulation E. Roels, the Netherlands
16:55 17:15 Problems in bowel regulation E. Roels, the Netherlands
17:15 17:30  Discussion  
17:30   Closure  

Sunday October 17, 2021

From To Subject Speakers
    Topic: Amputation  
    Chair: J. Martina  
09:15 10:00 Registration  
10:00 10:20 New transfemoral socket design improved clinical outcome and patient satisfaction M. Faas, the Netherlands
10:20 10:40 Chronic back pain and residual limb pain in persons with a lower limb amputation J. Geertzen, the Netherlands
10:40 11:00 The new guidelines J. Geertzen, the Netherlands
11:00 11:20 Rehabilation of amputations in Curacao J. Martina, Curacao
11:20 11:50 Break  
    Topic:  Neuromuscular conditions in the primary care setting  
11:50 12:10 Parkinson: What the primary care setting should know R. Blom, the Netherlands
12:10 12:30 Multiple Sclerosis: What the primary care setting should know R. Blom, the Netherlands
12:30 12:45 Discussion  
12:45   Closure  

Individuele Accreditatie nascholing - FAGT

Can Curacao # A21.016 for a total of 8 points

  • October 15th, 2021 - 2 points
  • October 16th, 2021 morning - 2 points
  • October 16th, 2021 afternoon - 2 points
  • October 17th, 2021 - 2 points

VRA - 10 points



  • Ayal Zahavi

    Ayal Zahavi

    1977-1983: VWO, Peter Stuyvesant College
    1983-1987: Bachelors of Science degree, New York University, New York. Gespecialiseerd in biologie met subspecialisaties in scheikunde en wiskunde
    1987-1991: Medical Doctor degree (MD), Tufts Medical School Boston
    1991-1998: Volgen van coschappen St. Elisabeth Hospitaal en vervolgens uitvoeren van werkzaamheden als assistent interne, neurologie en orthopedie
    1998-2003: Opleiding tot revalidatiearts, Universiteit Medisch Centrum Groningen

    2003-2020: werkzaam als revalidatiearts Stichting Revalidatiecentrum Curaçao. Ervaring met aandoeningen van het houdings- en bewegingsapparaat (orthopedische aandoeningen, pijnklachten van het houdings- en bewegingsapparaat, amputaties, reumatische aandoeningen, handletsels) als neurologische aandoeningen (CVA, dwarslaesies, progressieve neurologische aandoeningen, cerebrale parese, spina bifida, letsels van het centraal als perifeer zenuwstelsel, behandeling van spasticiteit) bij kinderen en volwassenen.

  • Ellen Roels

    Ellen Roels

  • Henk Meulenbelt

    Henk Meulenbelt

  • Jan Geertzen

    Jan Geertzen

  • Juan Martina

    Juan Martina

  • Maaike Versteeg

    Maaike Versteeg

  • Martin Faas

    Martin Faas

  • Patrik Maathuis

    Patrik Maathuis

  • Peter Slijkhuis

    Peter Slijkhuis

  • Remco Stokman

    Remco Stokman

  • Rienk Dekker

    Rienk Dekker

  • Rodney Stewart

    Rodney Stewart

  • Rosetta Salazar

    Rosetta Salazar

  • Yana Daal

    Yana Daal

  • Yvette Thomson

    Yvette Thomson