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Opening UG Institute for Deafblindness

When:Fr 27-09-2019
Where:Het Kasteel / University Ambulatorium Groningen

The University of Groningen Institute for Deafblindness is a new upcoming international interdisciplinary institute for research and education on congenital and acquired deafblindness. The UG Institute for Deafblindness will organise national and international research and education activities. On September 27, the Institute will be officially opened.

The morning program includes various presentations on interesting topics such as Theory based analyses of communication and Interdisciplinary approaches for people with CHARGE and Usher Syndrome. After lunch we walk to the Research Lab at the University Ambulatory Groningen for the official opening of the UG Institute for Deafblindness. Here you have the opportunity to attend demonstrations, observations and video analyses of interaction and communication with persons who are deafblind.

Programme:

Location (9.00-13.15): Het Kasteel, Melkweg 1, 9718 EP Groningen

09:15 – 09:45        Walk-In

09:45 – 09:55        Kees Aarts (Dean Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen)

09:55 – 10:05        Ramses Vulperhorst (Institution Director Education, Royal Dutch Kentalis)

10:05 – 10:15        Angelique Koelewijn (Representative DB-Connect)

10:15 – 10:45        Marleen Janssen (Full Professor Special Needs Education, University of Groningen) - Why this Institute?

Video analysis demonstrations by Lisette de Jonge-Hoekstra (Researcher and lecturer Developmental Psychology, University of Groningen) and Saskia Damen (Assistant Professor Inclusive and Special Needs Education, University of Groningen / Royal Dutch Kentalis)

10:45 - 11:00       Break

11:00 – 11:30        Marlene Daelman, Anne Nafstad and Jacques Souriau (Representatives Groningen Study Group on Diversity of Communication) - Theory based analyses of communication

11:30 – 12:00        Timothy Hartshorne (Professor of Psychology, Central Michigan University) and Christa de Geus (coordinator CHARGE expertise center, University Medical Center Groningen):  CHARGE: The Behavior Triangle and medical issues

12:00 – 12:30        Ronald Pennings (ENT consultant - ear surgeon, Radboud University Medical Center) and Nicole Lo-A-Njoe - Kort (Medical doctor, Patient expert):  Usher syndrome, building bridges between patients, doctors and rehabilitation

12:30 -13:15        Lunch

Walk to the Research Lab of the UG Institute for Deafblindness at the University Ambulatorium Groningen, Grote Rozenstraat 38, Groningen (route)

13:30 – 13:40        Opening University of Groningen Institute for Deafblindness

13:40 – 13:50        Explanation demonstrations in Research Lab by Marleen Janssen

14:00 – 16:00        Parallel sessions: demonstrations, observations and video analyses of interaction and communication with persons who are deafblind

Registration form Opening UG Institute for Deafblindness

Contact: deafblindness@rug.nl

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