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Mark Latash
12-07-1998, 05:47 AM
FRIENDLY REMINDER

Dear Friends:

The time has come to remind you about the upcoming Conference "Progress in
Motor Control - II".

We hope that those of you who attended the first meeting in 1996, will come
again to share new experiences and celebrate in the spirit of Movement
Science. We also hope that those who inadvertently missed the first
meeting, will come to the second one to exchange ideas and results in the
very friendly atmosphere of Penn State.

Note that the deadline for abstract submission (February 1, 1999) is
approaching. Please, do not wait until the last day!!!

We hope to see you in August 1999 in State College!

All the relevant information can be found in the following Information Letter:

Second Information Letter
and
Call for Papers

Progress in Motor Control - II:
Structure-Function Relations in Voluntary Movements

August 19-22, 1999
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania

An outreach program of the College of Health and Human Development.

A 3-day International Conference "Progress in Motor Control-II" with a
sub-title: "Structure-Function Relations in Voluntary Movements" is planned
as the second meeting of the "Progress in Motor Control" series at the
Pennsylvania State University. The first meeting, "Bernstein's Traditions
in Motor Control" took place in August 1996. It was attended by 230
researchers representing 15 countries. At the conclusion of the meeting,
many attendees suggested that the Conference should become a regular, bi-
or tri-annual event. The subtitle of the second meeting,
"Structure-Function Relations in Voluntary Movements", reflects an effort
to close the gap between modeling and neurophysiology-biomechanics in
movement science.

The Conference will include a series of invited presentations (mornings, 40
min each) and free podium presentations (afternoons, 15 min each). Free
presentations will be solicited and organized into sessions by the
Organizing Committee. They will be selected from those submitted in
response to the Call for Papers. Our experience with the first meeting in
1996 showed that the number of submissions exceeded the possible number of
oral presentations; therefore, a poster session is also planned to
accommodate all the accepted presentations.

If you wish to organize a mini-Symposium during the Conference, please
contact potential speakers of your event and the Organizing Committee.

The Organizing Committee:
K. Deutsch, M. Latash (Chairperson), K. Newell, D. Rosenbaum, D. Sternad,
and V. Zatsiorsky.

Among Invited Speakers Are:
S. Bouisset, R. Enoka, I. Gelfand, A. Georgopoulos, J. Houk, M. Ioffe, M.
Levin, R. Llinas, T.R. Nichols, G. Orlovsky, J. Rothwell, and M. Woollacott

Site and Accomodations:
The meeting will take place in the Nittany Lion Inn, on campus of the Penn
State University. More details on registration, accommodation, etc. will be
e-mailed (or otherwise delivered) to all those who express interest and/or
submit an abstract for the Conference.

Registration Fee:
We hope to keep the registration fee down, as we were able to do during the
first meeting. Preliminary assessments are: $160 for faculty and $80 for
students (including reception, coffee breaks, and Saturday night dinner).

Instructions for Abstract Submission:
Please, type an abstract on a single page, single-spaced, using a 10 or 12
point font (Times recommended). Start with the title in CAPITAL LETTERS,
followed by the names of the authors and (University/Company, Town, Country
in parentheses). You can either mail a printed copy with a disk (IBM- or
Mac-formatted, with two files, in the original editor and in ASCII or
text-only) or e-mail the abstract as part of a regular electronic letter
(preferred). In the latter case, please do not use any encoding!!! The
deadline for Abstract submission is February 1, 1999.

Abstracts of accepted presentations will be published in Conference
Proceedings available during the Conference. Invited speakers will also
write Chapters which will be published in vol. 2 of a series of books
"Progress in Motor Control" by Human Kinetics Publ. Volume 1 of the series,
"Bernstein's Traditions in Movement Studies", containing Chapters written
by the invited speakers of the first meeting, has recently been published
by Human Kinetics.

University Policies:
Access - Penn State encourages individuals with disabilities to participate
in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special
accomodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please
contact Georgia Abbey at (814) 863-5100 before your visit.
Cancellation - The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity
because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a
program in canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration
fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges,
or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or
travel agencies.

Please, fill the form below and (e-)mail it to the Organizing Committee:

Name:_____________________________________________ _________

Affiliation:______________________________________ _____________

Mailing address (including postal code):___________________________

__________________________________________________ __________

Telephone:________________________ Fax:_______________________

e-mail:_____________________________________________ _________

I plan to attend the Conference _________

I plan to submit an Abstract _________
(Preliminary topic/title:___________________________________________)

I plan to organize a mini-Symposium _________
(Preliminary theme:____________________________________________ __)

Abstract is attached to the message _________

I would like to receive future (e-)mailings _________


Hope to see you in August'99!

The Organizing Committee

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all
persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and
employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to
ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy
or by state or federal authorities. The Pennsylvania State University does
not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color,
disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. Direct all inquiries regarding the
nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The
Pennsylvania State University, 201 Willard Building, University Park, PA
16802-2801; tel: (814) 863-0471.

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Mark L. Latash
Rec. Hall 267-L
Department of Kinesiology
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
tel: (814) 863-5374
fax: (814) 865-2440
email: mll11@psu.edu
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