G4 - Interdisciplinary on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Francis Meire FaveroChair: Francis Meire Favero (BRA) - Doctorate in Sciences by Federal University of São Paulo (2012). Master's degree in Biological Sciences by Federal University of São Paulo (2003). Physiotherapy by University of Grande ABC (1996). Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Intervention in Neuromuscular Diseases (Lato Sensu), Federal University of São Paulo.



Abstract

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease with a high incidence in professional athletes. These athletes might develop the disease due to overuse, which triggers neurotrophic factors and lead to motor neuron injury (Gallo, 2016). This symposium intent to raise awareness about a condition that is very common between athletes, and talk about some cautions that can decelerate its progression and how to cope with it.
The interdisciplinary team will talk about the consequences of physical activity for ALS patients; the physical activity guideline and how to improve the quality of life through respiratory management and use of assistive technology devices.
The main goal of this symposium is not only talk about the clinic of ALS, but also discuss about how to modulate the physical activity intensity and think about ways to integrate people with progressive disease back to sport world.

Speakers:

Francis Meire Favero1. Francis Meire Favero (BRA) - Doctorate in Sciences by Federal University of São Paulo (2012). Master's degree in Biological Sciences by Federal University of São Paulo (2003). Physiotherapy by University of Grande ABC (1996). Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Intervention in Neuromuscular Diseases (Lato Sensu), Federal University of São Paulo.

Title Presentation:


Mariana Callil Voos2. Mariana Callil Voos (BRA) - University of São Paulo.

Title Presentation: Causes and effects of physical activity in former athletes with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis




Cecília Helena De Moura Campos3. Cecília Helena De Moura Campos (BRA) - Social worker in ABrELA (Brazilian Association on ALS).

Title Presentation: Guidelines for physical activity and quality of life for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients




Maria Clariane Berto Hayashi4. Maria Clariane Berto Hayashi (BRA) - Neuromuscular Department of Federal University of São Paulo.

Title Presentation: Clinical training of respiratory rehabilitation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients.




Silvia Junko Nakazune5. Silvia Junko Nakazune (BRA) - Neuromuscular Department of Federal University of São Paulo.

Title Presentation: Assistive technology device for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients.