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Pete Blanpied, Phd, Pt
03-26-2009, 11:14 PM
I'd like to make list members aware of an upcoming research retreat.
Registration is now open, participant numbers will be limited to
facilitate interaction and networking:

Mechanisms Underlying Disordered Movement: Impairments With Force Generation

August 9-13, 2009 : Alisomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

This retreat will feature presentations, interactive poster sessions
and discussions with 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

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.

Retreat site
Asilomar Conference Grounds, known as Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by
the Sea" is located on 107 acres of protected beachfront land, within
the quaint and scenic town of Pacific Grove and is part of the
California State Park system. The exceptional facilities with historic
buildings include accommodations that are reminiscent of the cozy
cabins and lodges of a seaside summer camp. Outdoor recreational
activities include biking, bird watching, strolling along the
boardwalk, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and
horseback riding. Asilomar is located about 95 miles from San
Francisco International Airport and about 70 miles south of San Jose.
The nearest airport is Monterey Peninsula Airport. This beautiful
informal retreat setting facilitates interactions leading to learning,
collaboration, and networking among and between presenters and

Visit the website to apply to the retreat and for more information,
including schedule and list of topics:


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