The aims of Ataxia training days are to increase awareness of the ataxias among healthcare professionals. These events are open to a variety of different healthcare professionals, from neurologists to physiotherapists, with the last training day attracting over 70 attendees from various backgrounds. 

A wide range of topics are presented by medical professionals with different areas of expertise, in subjects such as genetic counselling, diagnosis, management and physiotherapy for example. 

The last Ataxia training day, ‘Care of Ataxia Patients’ Study Day was held in Manchester and was aimed at healthcare professionals caring for people with ataxia. Feedback on the event from those who attended was very positive, with 100% of attendees stating that it was either useful or very useful.

"I found all the speakers and their content to be extremely useful. I particularly felt the event gave a well-balanced and up to date conference which will have a positive impact on future practice."

                                                                                        - Attendee at the training day in Manchester 

The next Ataxia UK training day is being planned for 2016, the date has not yet been confirmed. To stay updated with the latest news on Ataxia and to receive information on the upcoming training day, join our healthcare professional registry.