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Heidi Sveistrup
04-30-1992, 05:02 AM
The XIth International Symposium on Posture & Gait will be held in Portland,
Oregon from May 23rd to 27th. I've outlined some of the scientific and social
happenings for the meeting below. Great program - should be very exciting!

For more information, please contact:

Joy Freytag, Coordinator
Posture & Gait Symposium
Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center
1015 N.W. 22nd Avenue, N300
Portland, OR USA 97210-5198
Phone: 503-229-7348
FAX: 503-790-1201

OR by E-mail:

Heidi Sveistrup: HEIDISV@oregon.uoregon.edu

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XIth INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON POSTURE AND GAIT:
CONTROL MECHANISMS

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Saturday, May 23

RECEPTION

Keynote Address: V.S. Gurfinkel (Moscow)
The scientific heritage of N.A. Bernstein

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Sunday, May 24

Breakfast & Welcome: Fay Horak (Portland)
Marjorie Woollacott (Eugene)



MORNING SESSION 1: NEURAL CIRCUITRY

Chair: J. Smith (Los Angeles)
S. Mori (Tokyo)

Speaker: K. Pearson (Edmonton)
Neural mechanisms generating the motor pattern for walking.

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Neural Circuitry, Sensorimotor Integration, and Vestibular
Function



AFTERNOON SESSION 2: SENSORIMOTOR INTEGRATION

Chair: A. Berthoz (Paris)
F.O. Black (Portland)

Speaker: J. Lackner and P. DiZio (Boston)
Sensory-motor calibration processes constraining the perception of
force and motion during locomotion

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Neural Circuitry, Sensorimotor Integration and Vestibular
Function



SOCIAL: !!! STERNWHEELER CRUISE ON THE WILLAMETTE RIVER !!!

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Monday, May 25

Breakfast

MORNING SESSION 3: VESTIBULAR FUNCTION

Chair: M. Igarashi (Tokyo)
K. Taguchi (Matsumoto)

Speaker: A. Berthoz (Paris)
Path integration during locomotion.

Oral Presentations


AFTERNOON FREE: Excursions planned to Cannon Beach and Mt. Hood

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Tuesday, May 26

Breakfast

MORNING SESSION 4: NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Chair: J. Massion (Marseille)
M. Schieppati (Milan)

Speaker: T. Brandt (Munich)
Falls in vestibular and neurological disorders.

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Neurological Disorders and Biomechanics



AFTERNOON

#### SPECIAL WORKSHOP ####

Biomechanical and Neurophysiological Approaches to Posture and Gait
Research: What can each tell us about control mechanisms?

Marjorie Woollacott (Eugene): Introduction

D. Winter (Waterloo): How biomechanical variables reveal the net integrated
strategy of the CNS in balance control in human gait.

J. Smith (Los Angeles): Predictions for the neural control of locomotion based
on limb kinetics.

G.J. van Ingen Schenau and R. Jacobs (Amsterdam): Coordination of mono-
and bi-articular muscles in the control of external forces.

J. Macpherson (Portland): Why biomechanics?

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Poster Session: Neurological Disorders and Biomechanics


LATE AFTERNOON SESSION 5: BIOMECHANICS

Chair: D.A. Winter (Waterloo)

Oral Presentations


M. Schieppati (Milan)

Speaker: T. Brandt (Munich)
Falls in vestibular and neurological disorders.

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Neurological Disorders and Biomechanics

Business Meeting & Tour of R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute

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Wednesday, May 27

Breakfast


MORNING SESSION 6: EFFECTS OF AGING

Chair: W. Bles (Soesterberg)

Speaker: M. Tinetti (Connecticut)
Predicting and preventing falls in the elderly.

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Aging, Development, and Rehabilitation



AFTERNOON SESSION 2: DEVELOPMENT

Chair: B. Amblard (Paris)

Speaker: A. Bekhoff (Denver)
Development of locomotion: Patterns and trends.

Oral Presentations

Poster Session: Aging, Development, and Rehabilitation



SOCIAL: !!! BANQUET AT TIMBERLINE LODGE, MT HOOD !!!


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Other Information:

Conference Hotel & Meeting Place: Marriot Hotel
1401 S.W. Front Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 USA
Phone: 800-228-9290
FAX: 503-221-1789

Registration Fees: Payment in US $ only
US dollars and checks are accepted
No credit cards

Members US $430.00
Non-members US $460.00
Students US $330.00
Accompanying Persons US $100.00

Registration fee includes:
Two-volume book: Posture and Gait: Control Mechanisms 1992
Continental breakfast (x4)
Coffee, fruit, and cookies
Welcome reception at Marriot (Saturday)
Sternwheeler cruise (Sunday)
Tour of R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute (Tuesday)
Banquet at Mt. Hood (Wednesday)