Scott Rains to Speak at Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta

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Dr Scott Rains will speak at Neurology in the Third Millennium: From Disability to Social Reinsertion held by the Carlo Besta Neurology Institute in Milan. His presentation Inclusive Tourism - Participant/Observer Notes on the Global Paradigm Shift Toward Solutions on April 17 will be followed by his participation in the Round Table on Policy and Travelers' Experience on April 18.

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From the press release: 

The continued increase in longevity and greater chronicization of many illnesses in the third millennium is being accompanied by increasing numbers of disabled persons. Disability as a result of neurological illness forms a distinct and substantial part of disability that is characterized by high social costs and heavy impact on quality of life.

Although considerable improvements in medicine and surgery -  including the development of technologically advanced treatments, will occur, they are expected to have a limited impact on global indicators of disability in the near future. Conversely, rehabilitation interventions are expected to make a much more substantial contribution to alleviating disability in the coming years. But in order to have a maximal effect on quality of life, rehabilitation must go beyond traditional interventions and expand into leisure-time activities. And in this context accessible tourism can make an important contribution.  

This congress starts from socio-economic and health considerations to explore the vast perspectives and possibilities now opening up in the area of leisure time rehabilitation for those disabled as a result of neurological disease.




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