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Gil Lucio Almeida
11-11-1994, 11:40 AM
Please help us to divulgate this conference, forward this preliminar
program to other groups.
Thanks
gil lucio almeida

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Second International Conference
"Motor Control in Down Syndrome"

November 19-20, 1994
Chicago, USA


Down's Syndrome Research Fund
and
Rush-Presbyterian St.Luke's Medical Center


Organizing Committee:

Mark L. Latash, Ph.D., Chairman,
Departments of Physiology and
of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
Rush University, Chicago, IL USA

Gil L. Almeida, Ph.D., Department of
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rush
University, Chicago, IL USA, University of
Illninois at Chicago and Universidade
Estadual de Campinas, S o Paulo, Brazil.

J. Greg Anson, Ph.D., School of Physical
Education, University of Otago, Dunedin,
New Zealand


Location

The scientific sessions will take place in
Rush-Presbyterian St.Luke's Medical Center.
The Medical Center is located about 1.5
miles west of downtown Chicago on Harrison
street (1750 W.Harrison).
Access from airport O'Hare by the rapid
transit system ("The El"), station "Polk" (blue
line, Douglas B-train) or "Medical Cemter"
(blue line, Congress A-train).

Please, send your comments and
suggestions to:

Mark Latash, Department of Physiology,
Rush University, 1653 West Congress
Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
tel: (312) 942-5414
fax: (312) 942-8711

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:

Friday, November 18, 1994

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Registration
Lobby of the University Inn

Saturday, November 19, 1994

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration
Searle Conference Center
Rush-Presbyterian St.Luke's Medical Center

9:30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. - SESSION-A
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - SESSION-B

6 p.m. - BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL!!!

Sunday, November 20, 1994

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - Hair-of-the-dog
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - SESSION-C
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - LUNCH BREAK
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - SESSION-D
4:15 p.m. - ???? - ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION

INFORMATION ON THE THIRD MCDS-
CONFERENCE

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SESSION-A (Saturday morning)

Chair: Esther Thelen

9:30 a.m. - WELCOME ADDRESS
Mary Dunn, President of the Down's
Syndrome Research Fund (Chicago, USA)

9: 40 a.m. - INFORMATION UPDATE
Mark Latash, Chairman of the Organizing
Committee

9:50 a.m. - INFANT MOTOR SKILLS:
LESSONS FOR TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL
DEVELOPMENT.
Esther Thelen (USA)

10: 20 a.m. - ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF
TRAJECTORY FORMATION AND JOINT
FORCE CONTROL IN REACHING
J rgen Konczak, Maike Borutta, and Johannes
Dichgans (Germany)

10: 50 a.m. - COFFEE BREAK

11: 00 a.m. - ORGANIZATION OF A SIMPLE,
TWO-JOINT SYNERGY IN INDIVIDUALS
WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Gil Almeida, Alexander Aruin, and Mark Latash
(USA & Brazil)

11: 30 a.m. - LEARNING OF SIMPLE
MOVEMENTS UNDER DIFFERENT
MECHANICAL CONDITIONS.
Slobodan Jaric & Dusko Ilic (Yugoslavia)

12: 00 - DISCUSSION

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SESSION-B (Saturday afternoon)

Chair: Michael Wade

1: 30 p.m. - MOTOR CONTROL IN INFANTS WITH
DOWN SYNDROME
Beverly Ulrich (USA)

2: 00 p.m. - INTERLIMB COORDINATION:
SENSITIVITY TO UNILATERAL PERTURBATIONS
IN INFANTS WITH AND WITHOUT DOWN
SYNDROME
Beverly Ulrich, Dale Ulrich, & Rosa Angulo-Kinzler
(USA)

2: 30 p.m. - COFFEE BREAK

2: 40 p.m. - BODY SCALE AND PREHENSION IN
CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME
G. J. P. Savelsbergh, W. E. Davis, J. van der
Kamp, & M. Singh Badhan (The Netherlands)

3: 10 p.m. - APERIODIC MOTOR BEHAVIOR IN
DOWN'S SYNDROME: A DIMINISHED CAPACITY
TO SELF ORGANIZE
Michael Wade (USA)

3: 40 p.m. - DISCUSSION


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SESSION-C (Sunday morning)

Chair: Digby Elliott

10 a.m. - CEREBRAL SPECIALIZATION AND
MOTOR CONTROL IN ADULTS WITH DOWN
SYNDROME I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
MODEL
Digby Elliott, Daniel Weeks, & Romeo Chua
(Canada)

10: 30 a.m. - CEREBRAL SPECIALIZATION
AND MOTOR CONTROL IN ADULTS WITH
DOWN SYNDROME.
II. FURTHER EXAMINATION AND
EXTENSION OF THE MODEL
Daniel Weeks, Romeo Chua, & Digby Elliott
(Canada)

11: 00 a.m. - COFFEE BREAK

11: 10 a.m. - COMPARISON BETWEEN THE
PERFORMANCE OF UNCONSTRAINED
SINGLE-JOINT MOVEMENTS IN
INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
AND NEUROLOGICALLY NORMAL
INDIVIDUALS.
Gil Almeida, Daniel Corcos, Gerald
GottliebJ(USA & Brazil)

11: 40 a.m. - KINEMATIC AND EMG
VARIABILITY DURING FAST MOVEMENTS
OF PERSONS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Simon Goodman, Gil Almeida, Gerald Gottlieb,
& Mark Latash (USA & Brazil)

12: 10 p.m. - DISCUSSION


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SESSION-D (Sunday afternoon)

Chair: Greg Anson

1: 30 p.m. - DOWN SYNDROME: PERSISTENCE OF
DISTAL-TO-PROXIMAL SEQUENCING
Greg Anson, R. M. Lockie, & G. A. Mawston (New
Zealand)

2: 00 p.m. - WALKING AND RUNNING PATTERNS
OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME
Eliane Mauerberg, J. Schuller, & R. Moraes (Brazil)

2: 30 p.m. - COFFEE BREAK

2: 40 p.m. - ANTICIPATORY POSTURAL
ADJUSTMENTS DURING PREDICTABLE AND SELF-
INFLICTED PERTURBATIONS IN DOWN
SYNDROME
Alexander Aruin, Gil Almeida, and Mark Latash (USA &
Brazil)

3: 10 p.m. - WHAT IS CLUMSINESS?
Mark LatashJ(USA)

3: 40 p.m. - DISCUSSION

4: 00 p.m. - COFFEE BREAK

4: 15 p.m. - ROUND-TABLE DISCUSION

WILL THERE BE A THIRD MCDS-CONFERENCE IN
BRAZIL? - Gil Almeida, Member of the Organizing
Committee (Brazil)

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Registration Form
Second International Conference
"Motor Control in Down Syndrome"
Please cut off the Registration form and mail it to:

Mark Latash, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology,
Rush University,
1653 West. Congress Parkway,
Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Name_____________________________

Affiliation_________________________

__________________________________

Address___________________________

__________________________________

Telephone:_________________________

Fax:_______________________________

Email:_____________________________

Early registration fee is $40 for professionals and $20 for
students. It includes admission to all the sessions, refreshment
breaks, a copy of the Brazilian Journal of APER, a copy of the
Proceedings, and admission to the Brazilian carnival and dinner
planned for Saturday night. Please mail checks (in US$, US
Banks only, please) payable to Rush-Presbyterian St.Luke's
Medical Center. Make a note on your check "MCDS-
Conference".


Registration fee enclosed:
Professional...............$40...______
Student.......................$20...______

Deadlines:
Early Registration: October 1, 1994
Add $10 if you register after 10/30/94.

I plan to attend the Brazilian carnival___


Accomodations

Several rooms have been booked in the University Inn just
across the Medical Center. The rates are $105 for a double and
$95 for a single per night. Please, let us know if you would like to
share a room.

I need lodging for:
Friday night............_______
Saturday night........_______
Sunday night..........._______

I would like to share a room...._________