The aim of Ataxia Training Days is 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 a typical 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. 

Latest Ataxia Training Day

Exeter, Friday 7 July at the Met Office

Our Ataxia Training Day took place in Exeter as part of Ataxia UK's Exeter Awareness Campaign throughout the month of June. The feedback from delegates from across a range of fields was incredibly positive. You can find the flyer with venue details here and you can see the programme here.

For this event, Ataxia UK collaborated with ACPIN. 

Previous Ataxia Training Days

Another Ataxia training Day was on Friday 17 February 2017 in Belfast. This event was organised jointly by Ataxia UK and the Northern Ireland Rare Disease Partnership. You can find the flyer here, and the full programme hereThis event was approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

Feedback on past events

Belfast, 2017

Our last training day held in Belfast was very well received. The feedback collected from the delegates was positive, with 92% of respondents saying the seminar will have an impact on the treatment of their ataxia patients. When asked about the beneficial aspects of the training day, one delegate said that it had

"...increased my awareness and understanding of the different forms of ataxia. I now have reference points to help in my assessment and management of patients referred with the condition."

Manchester, 2011

One of our Ataxia Training Days, ‘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."

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