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Pijnappels M. (mirjam)
10-10-2001, 01:37 AM

5th IFKB-symposium: 'BALANCE AT ALL TIMES'
8 November 2001
Cultuurcentrum Griffioen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This symposium will focus on the ability to stay upright in the face of a
variety of disturbances over various timescales. Top scientists will give
lectures on balance control in five different timescales from an
evolutionary timescale to the here-and-now. The symposium will provide an
overview of the ways in which balance problems are solved, viewed from
various fundamental and clinical perspectives.


Dr. B.M.G. van Engelen

Phylogenetic timescale: The evolution of human balance
Dr.E. Otten, The Netherlands

Ontogenetic timescale: The emergence and deterioration of balance across the
life span
Prof. M.H. Woollacott, USA

Long-term timescale: Compensatory postural strategies in patients with
longstanding balance impairment
Dr. B. Bloem, The Netherlands

Short-term timescale: Postural consequences of abnormal sensory environments

Dr. W. Bles, The Netherlands

Here-and-Now timescale: The temporal structure of spontaneous postural sway
Dr. M.A. Riley, USA

During the lunch break a poster session will be held. This session will
feature posters on subjects relevant to the symposium theme, as well as
posters that will provide an impression of other research projects conducted
by the IFKB.

You are cordially invited to attend this symposium. More information about
the symposium, poster presentation and registration can be found on
Please note that early registration closes on October 20.

With kind regards,
The Symposium Committee

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