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Pete Blanpied, Phd, Pt
03-16-2009, 02:05 AM
I'd like to make Biomch-L members aware of an upcoming Research Retreat:

Mechanisms Underlying Disordered Movement: Impairments with Force Generation

August 9-13, 2009 at the beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds in
Pacific Grove, CA

Force generation forms the basis for functional movement and so a
basic understanding of how forces are generated and associated force
generation impairments will lead to a better understanding of movement
dysfunction and subsequent new intervention approaches. This retreat
will bring together the researchers and clinicians who are at the
cutting edge of research related to mechanisms and impairments in
force generation across a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal medical
conditions. Presentations, interactive poster sessions, and
discussions will be used to encourage interaction and to develop an
overall contemporary understanding of how interventions might evolve
to be in line with contemporary scientific views.

Retreat Objectives:

1. Discuss state-of-the-art research results and methodologies
related to the study of muscle force generation across the spectrum of
normal movement and neuromuscular pathology.

2. Gain insight into future lines of basic, translational and
clinical research involving the study of movement dysfunction
associated with impaired muscle force generation.

3. Establish the foundations for “networking” among researchers who
share a common interest in movement dysfunction related to impairments
of muscle force generation.

4. Facilitate the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary
research opportunities.

Please go to http://www.ptresearch.org for more information on
the retreat site, schedule, and registration.


Peter Blanpied, PhD, PT
Professor, Physical Therapy
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
(401) 874-4065 (voice)
(401) 874-5630 (fax)