Paper Presentations and Symposiums

November 2017

Perspectives and outcomes of a process-based approach to neuropsychological evaluation: Decreasing the uncertainty in clinical diagnosis. Symposium Chair at the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Annual Conference, Limerick city (Ireland), 10th November.

Papers presented:

Montreal Cognitive Assessment - Process-Approach (MoCA-PA) and Digits Backwards Task: Advantages and preliminary results from a Spanish-speaking older adult sample. Unai Diaz-Orueta, Ana Belen Navarro-Prados, Alberto Blanco-Campal & Teresa Burke

- E-SPACE battery for early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia: Preliminary results with an older adult clinical sample. Teresa Burke, Alberto Blanco-Campal, Unai Diaz-Orueta & Ana Belen Navarro-Prados

- Alzheimer’s Disease and drawing through a model of retrogenesis: What drawing processes tell us about the progress of Dementia. Ana Belen Navarro-Prados, Unai Diaz-Orueta, Teresa Burke & Alberto Blanco-Campal

- Deconstructing Apraxia: The inevitability of a process approach to its clinical assessment in Dementia. Alberto Blanco-Campal, Teresa Burke, Ana Belen Navarro-Prados & Unai Diaz-Orueta

Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017). Cognitive disorders in the older population: evaluation and intervention (online module). Invited Speaker at the University of Almeria, Spain. Neurorrehabilitation Masters’ Degree. 3th and 17th November.

September 2017

Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017).  Process Based Approach to Cognitive Evaluation: Beyond the Test Scores. Invited Speaker at a Symposium at the 6th Scientific Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology. Maastricht, the Netherlands, 13th-15th September 2017  (www.fesn2017.nl) 


Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017).
  The life cycle of neuropsychological evaluation: From Luria to Virtual Reality. Invited Speaker for an online Openclass at UNIR university. Madrid, Spain, 5th September 2017.

June 2017

Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017). From Luria to Virtual Reality, and back again. Invited Speaker at the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology Meeting, Barcelona, 30th June.

Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017). The transition from paper to technology in neuropsychological assessment and intervention: a necessary journey. Invited Workshop presentation at the Catalan Society of Neuropsychology Meeting, Barcelona, 29thJune.

February 2017

Diaz-Orueta, U., Blanco-Campal, A., & Burke, T. (2017). The E-SPACE Project: An international
expansion of the Boston Process Approach to incorporate error analysis of behaviour. Symposium
presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans,
1st-4th February. Invited Presentation held within the symposium: “An integrative look at the Boston Process Approach to Neuropsychology: A review of the history, current research and future directions
of error analysis”. Chair: Melissa Lamar. Presenters: David Libon, Rhoda Au, Melissa Lamar,
Aimee Karstens, Unai Diaz-Orueta.

November 2016

Diaz-Orueta, U., Blanco-Campal, A., & Burke, T. (2016). Can test computerisation provide added
value to a process-based approach neuropsychological assessment? Symposium presentation at the
46th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland, 11th November.
Published Abstract: The Irish Psychologist, 46(1), s05-s06.

Blanco-Campal, A., Diaz-Orueta, U., & Burke, T. (2016). Latest adaptations of screening tests to a
process-based approach: initial findings and advantages. Symposium presentation at the 46th Annual
Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland, 11th November.
Published Abstract: The Irish Psychologist, 46(1), s01.

Burke, T., Blanco-Campal, A., & Diaz-Orueta, U. (2016). Revisiting the process-approach to cognitive
assessment: advantages of complementing traditional scoring with a focus on processes and
strategies. Symposium presentation at the 46th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of
Ireland, Athlone, Ireland, 11th November. Published Abstract: The Irish Psychologist, 46(1), s01.


Poster presentations


2017

Diaz-Orueta, U. (2017).  Improvement of Cognitive Screening Tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia using a Process-Based Approach to Neuropsychological Evaluation: The E-SPACE project". Poster presented at the Maria Curie Alumni Association Meeting, Salamanca (Spain), 24th-25th March. 

2016

Diaz-Orueta, U., Blanco-Campal, A., Irving, K., & Burke, T. (2016)
. Rescuing the Process-Based
Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment: Focus on Strategies and Performance Mechanisms
rather than Total Scores when assessing Older Adults. Poster presented at the 64th Scientific Meeting
of the Irish Gerontological Society, Killarney, Ireland, 29th Sept – 1st Oct.
Published abstract: Age and Ageing, 45: ii13–ii56. DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afw159.102

Diaz-Orueta, U., Blanco-Campal, A., Irving, K., & Burke, T. (2016). European Standardised Process
Approach to Cognitive Evaluation in Older People: Project Overview and preliminary results. Mid-Year
Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, London, United Kingdom, 6th-8th July.
Published abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22 (Supp 2), 73.

Blanco-Campal A., Coen, R., Diaz-Orueta, U., Irving, K., & Burke, T. (2016). The Montreal Cognitive
Assessment: A Qualitative Process Approach Version (MoCA-QPA). Poster presented at the 2016
Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, London, United Kingdom, 6th-8th
July. Published abstract: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22 (Supp 2), 72.

Díaz-Orueta, U., Burke, T., Irving, K., Smeaton, A., & Blanco-Campal. A. (2016). European
Standardised Process Approach to Cognitive Evaluation in Older People: An Overview. Poster
presented at the 8th National Dementia Conference: New developments, innovative practice. Dublin,
Ireland, 16th-17th May.