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Philippe Archambault
07-27-2001, 03:19 AM

Time is getting short for making final arrangements to attend the Progress
in Motor Control III meeting at the University of Montreal, August 15-18,

For program, registration and accomodation arrangements please read on or
see the website : http://ireadapt.qc.ca


1. Program
2. Registration Form
3. Accomodation



Mercredi 15 août / Wednesday, August 15
19h00/ 7 p.m. Réception d'Ouverture / Opening Reception
Jardin d'Hiver
Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal
6300 Darlington
Montréal, Québec.
H3S 2J4

Jeudi 16 août / Thursday, August 16
Session I. Mécanismes centraux du contrôle moteur / 8:30 - 11:30 Brain
Mechanisms of Motor Control
Chairman : John Kalaska, University of Montreal

Emanuel Todorov, University College, London :
What can peripheral properties tell us about processing in motor cortex?

Mark Latash, Frederic Danion, John P. Scholz, Gregor Schoner, Pennsylvania
State University, PA
Coordination of multi-element motor systems based on motor abundance.

Gregory Schoner, CNRS, CRNC, Marseille, France :
Dynamical systems approaches to understanding the generation of movement by
the nervous system

Yvan Pigarev, Institute of Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia:
Does activity of cortical areas during sleep help to understand their
function during wakefulness?

Session d'affiche I / Poster session I
11:30 - 14:30

Session II. Capacité fonctionnelle de la moëlle épinière / 14:30-17:30
Functional Capacity of the Spinal Cord
Chairman: Serge Rossignol, CRSN, Université de Montréal

Laurent Bouyer, Serge Rossignol, CRSN, Univ. of Montreal, Canada:
Sensory inputs and spinal plasticity

Trever Drew, S. Prentice & B. Schepens, CRSN, Univ. of Montreal, Canada:
Supraspinal control mechanisms for the control of posture and locomotion in

Joyce Fung, McGill U., Canada:
Mechanisms of posture and locomotion in humans

Hugues Barbeau, McGill U., Canada:
Locomotor training can enhance recovery of walking in stroke and spinal
cord injured subjects

Elena Shapkova, Institute of Physiopulmonology, St. Petersberg , Russia:
Locomotor capability of human spinal cord revealed by spinal electrical

Vendredi 17 août / Friday, August 17
Session III. Contrôle multi-musculaire et multi-articulaire
09:00-12:00 I : Contrôle neural du corps et Référenciels / Multi-muscle and
Multi-joint Control I. Neural Control of the Physical Plant and Reference
Chairmen: David Ostry, McGill University & Anatol Feldman, Université de

David Ostry, McGill U, Montreal, Canada:
Compensation for loads using equilibrium-point control.

J. Randall Flanagan, Queen's U., Kingston, Canada:
Coming to grips with movement planning : What the hand tells about
predictive control in object manipulation.

Tamar Flash, Weizmann Institute, Israel:
Geometric methods, spatiotemporal representations and coordinate frames in
human motor control.

Francine Malouin, Julien Doyon, Johanne Desrosiers, Philip Jackson, Martin
Lafleur, Carol L. Richards, Laval U., Quebec, Canada:
Mental training of motor skills in rehabilitation : The Top-Down effect

Francis Lestienne, Francine Thullier, Evguéni Plotkin, U. de Caen, France:
Multi-limb coordination during performance of arabesque figures in novice
and elite ballet students.

Session IV. Problèmes en réadaptation motrice /
13:30-16:30 Central Issues in Motor Rehabilitation
Chairman: Mindy Levin, Université de Montréal

Randy Nudo, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Kansas, USA:
Adaptive plasticity in motor cortex: implications for stroke rehabilitation.

Christian Xerri, U. de Province/CNRS, Marseille, France:
Experience-dependent plasticity of somatosensory maps and sensorimotor

Carol Richards, Department of Rehabilitation, Laval U., Quebec, Canada:
Physical therapy to enhance locomotor recovery in the acute and chronic
phases after stroke: A review.

Helga Hirschfeld, Department of Physical Therapy, Karolinska Institutet,
Stockholm, Sweden:
Impaired postural orientation is a major factor for deficits in postural
adjustments and voluntary movement control in children with cerebral palsy.

Gabriel Leonard, McGill U., Canada:
Motor control and constraint-induced facilitation in stroke patients.

18:30-23:00 Banquet

Samedi 18 août /Saturday, August 18

Session d'affiche II / Poster session II

Session V. Contrôle multi-musculaire et multi-articulaire 11:00-12:30 II:
Mouvements d'atteinte et de préhension / Multi-muscle and Multi-joint
Control II. Reaching and Grasping
Chairman: Alan Smith, CNRS, Université de Montréal

Jeroen Smeets, Eli Brenner, Erasmus U, Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
The role of muscles and joints in understanding grasping.

Melvyn Goodale, U. Western Ontario, London, Canada:
Duplex vision in the cerebral cortex: How (and why) the visual control of
action differs from visual perception.

Session VI. Notions Appliqués / Applied Aspects
14:30 - 16:30
Bert Steenbergen, Ruud G.J. Meulenbroek, U. Nijmegen, The Netherlands:
Redundancy as prerequisite for adaptation: Studies of unrestricted
upper-limb movements in spastic hemiparesis due to cerebral palsy.

Howard Poizner, Wayne Hening, Luis Schettino, Julie Messier, Sergei
Adamovich, Micha Berkinblit, Rutger's U., USA:
New strategies for investigating higher-level motor disorders.

John Allum, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Balance control and protective arm movements in the elderly: Implications
for fall prevention

Meeting Site

Montreal is an open and relaxed city in late August. The weather is warm
and outdoor terraces abound. The meeting will be held on the main campus of
the University of Montreal, near downtown hotels and night spots. Low cost
accommodation will be available for students at University residences very
close to the meeting site. Arrangements have been made with downtown hotels
at reduced rates. We may provide a bus service from the hotel to and from
the meeting site.
The banquet will be held in one of the best restaurants situated in the
heart of Old Montreal.

Montréal au mois d'août est une vile accueillante et chaleureuse. Le climat
y est agréable, surtout dans une des nombreuses terrasses de la ville. La
conférence aura lieu sur le campus principal de l'Université de Montréal,
situé près du centre-ville, des hôtels et au coeur de la vie nocturne. Des
chambres à prix abordable seront disponibles pour les étudiants dans les
résidences de l'université, tout près des lieux du congrès. Des ententes
ont été négociées avec des hôtels du centre-ville afin d'offir des chambres
à tarif réduit. Il est possible que nous organisions un transport par
autobus entre les hôtels et le site du congrès.
Le banquet aura lieu dans un des meilleurs restaurants de la ville, situé
au coeur du Vieux-Montréal.

Tél: / Tel: (514) 340-2078 or 340-2780
FAX: (514) 340-2154
Courriel / Email levinm@ere.umontreal.ca
Web (site) http://ireadapt.qc.ca

Adresse postale: Centre de recherche
Postal Address: Institut de réadaptation de Montréal
6300 Darlington
Montréal, Québec
H3S 2J4

Adresse civique: Université de Montréal
Civic address: Pavillon principal E-130
Chemin de la tour,
Montréal, Qc., Canada. H3T 1J4

Hoping to see you all in Montreal.
A bientôt à Montréal



IIIrd International Symposium
Progress in motor control : from basic science to application
August 15-18, 2001,
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Registration form

Name :

First name :

Initials :

University Affiliation or Employer :

Mailing address :

Telephone :

Fax :

E-mail :

Registration fees

Scientist / Clinician / Professor $280.00
Student (with proof of status*) $125.00
Late fee :
(if postmarked after April 1, 2001) $ 30.00
Extra Reception Ticket $ 25.00
Banquet Ticket
(not included in registration fee) $ 65.00

The suggested form of payment is a check in Canadian dollars drawn on a
Canadian bank to the order of Progress in Motor Control III. The check
should accompany your registration form.

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information below.
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Registration Cancellation Policy : Cancellations prior to July 1, 2001 :
full refund : Cancellations between July 1 and August 1, 2001 : 50% refund
: Cancellation after August 1, 2001 : no refund

* Students must submit a letter from department chair or supervisor
confirming their full-time student status.



Blocks of rooms at reduced conference rates have been reserved at the
following hotels. Please make reservations directly with the hotel of your
choice. All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.

1. Hôtel Europa
1240 Drummond
Montréal, Québec
H3G 1V7

Tel: (514) 861-8808
FAX: (514) 861-9089

Single: $99.00 Double or Twin: $109.00
Triple: $119.00 Quadruple: $129.00

+ 7% GST (tax) + 7.5% PST (tax)
Breakfast included

Free for children under 12 sharing room with adult.
Check in time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

2. Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel and Suites
3407 Peel
Montréal, Québec
H3A 1W7
Tel: (514) 861-8808
FAX: (514) 861-9089

Single or Double: $125.00 + $2.00 + 7% GST (tax) + 7.5% PST (tax)
$10.00 additional person

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