View Full Version : ISPGR Italy: Abstract Submittal Deadline extended,Keynote Speakers Announced

12-19-2008, 09:27 PM
Dear Colleagues, Many of you have expressed interest in participating in the XIX Conferenceof the International Society for Posture and Gait Research,that will take place in Bologna, Italy, from June 21 to June 25, 2009, andasked for an extension of the deadline for abstract submission due to imminent Christmas Holidays.

Deadline Extension===============We are now pleased to announce that the NEW deadline for submission to ISPGRis 12th January 2009 (23.59, Greenwich Meridian Time).Please note that, due to time constraints and the large number of abstractsreceived, no further extension of the deadline will be possible.

If you have not already submitted an abstract, or wish to amend an existingsubmission, you must do so by this date.Full details are available on the conference website:ispgr.org/conferences/italy-2009/abstract-submittal/

Please remember that in order to submit an abstract, you must be registered asa member of the Society. Instructions for membership are available on the ISPGR website:https://ispgr.org/membership/index.html.

Keynote Speakers==============We are pleased to announce the following Invited Speakers will be presenting at ISPGR 2009:

"Peripheral and central mechanisms for the control of gait"Jacques Duysens, Dept of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BELGIUM

"Posture control modelling with focus on the coordination of postural stabilization and focal movements of the upper limb"Pietro G. Morasso, Neurolab, DIST, University of Genova, ITALY

"Variability and coordination in posture and locomotion across the life-span"Karl M. Newell, Dept of Kinesiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

"Modeling and Analysis of Human Behavior from Robotics"Yoshi Nakamura, Dept of Mechano-Informatics, University of Tokyo, JAPAN

The list of Invited speakers, their short bio, and (soon) their presentation abstracts are available at:ispgr.org/conferences/italy-2009/invited-speakers/

Yes/No Debates============We will select a short-list of ‘hot-topics’ for an entertaining and lively debate at the Conference. Submit your proposal following the template available on the website:ispgr.org/conferences/italy-2009/abstract-submittal/Deadline for submission extended to January 30th, 2009.

Satellite Symposium===============An ISPGR Satellite Symposium on "Basic mechanisms underlying balance control under static and dynamic conditions" will take place immediately before the Conference in Pavia, June 19-20, 2009. For more information contact Marco Schieppati: marco.schieppati@fsm.it

Important Dates & Deadlines======================Abstract Submission Extended Deadline: January 12, 2009Yes/No Debate Proposal Extended Deadline: January 30, 2009Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2009Early Registration Deadline: April 1, 2009Satellite Symposium: June 19-20, 2009Conference: June 21-25, 2009

We take this chance to wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Looking forward to meeting you in Bologna, Lorenzo Chiari & Antonio NardoneConference Chairmen ISPGR 2009
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