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05-10-1999, 11:35 PM
Announcement: MEETING ON MOVEMENT ANALYSIS IN CLINICS

Dear Colleagues,
the Italian Institute of Health (ISS), with the contribution of the Italian
Society for Movement Analysis in Clinics and the Italian National Institute
for the Elderly (INRCA)

is glad to announce

THE FIRST NATIONAL MEETING
OF THE ITALIAN SOCIETY FOR MOVEMENT ANALYSIS IN CLINICS.
'PRESENT AND FUTURE'
Rome, Oct 28th-29th, 1999

Here attached you will find the Preliminary Program and Call for Papers.

Looking forward to meeting you in Rome!
Claudia Giacomozzi


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND CALL FOR PAPERS

OBJECTIVES
A considerable number of laboratories for clinical movement analysis is
nowadays present in Italy. The cultural level is high in all the
laboratories, and excellent in some of them, as proved by their
contributions to the international scientific literature.
In spite of the technology development, movement analysis still has a poor
role in the clinical practice, mainly for two reasons:
- the complexity of the human motor behaviour concurs in hiding eventual
relationships between motor system damages and functional restraints;
- there is no consensus on the goals and the procedures of the clinical and
instrumental assessment, thus such procedures can hardly be organised in an
integrated process of diagnosis and therapy.
The aforesaid difficulties might be overcome. In particular the
relationships between motor system damages and functional restraints could
be established if accurate motor disability assessments were able to
identify the adopted motor strategies. This knowledge, in fact, would lead
to the identification of the motor damages which caused the disability.
Unfortunately, bioengineers and clinicians often work separately, thus even
excellent projects, well designed and developed, are well far from the
clinical context, and their effectiveness is not adequately proved.
However, we feel that both bioengineers and clinicians are now working to
fill the gap. Clinicians seem to be strongly interested in the movement
analysis procedures, looking at them as an effective tool towards diagnostic
and therapeutic approaches. Thus clinicians and engineers must strongly
co-operate to focus on the achievement of specific clinical targets.
We organised this national meeting on the basis of such considerations. It
is intended as the right context to point out the role that the movement
analysis procedures have in the Italian clinical environment. The main aim
is to start the process of rationalising them, which is mandatory for their
effective diffusion.


October 28th 1999
8.30 Congress opening
Director of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS)
Director of the Italian National Institute for the Elderly (INRCA)

9.00 Lecture: The role of movement analysis in clinics
Speaker: Y. Blanc

9.50-10.05 Coffee break

10.05-13.30 Symposium I - Locomotor disorders: methodologic aspects and
clinical applications.
Chairmen: F. Catani, A. Cappozzo

13.30 Lunch

15.00-18.30 Symposium II - Posture and balance disorders: methodologic
aspects and clinical applications.
Chairmen: S. Boccardi, T. Leo


October 29th, 1999
9.0 Lecture: Clinical movement analysis in the 21st century
Speaker: S. Stanhope

9.50-10.05 Coffee break

10.00-13.30 Symposium III - Movement of the upper part of the human body:
upper limbs, mastication, phonation, respiration; methodologic aspects and
clinical applications.
Chairmen: F. Laquaniti, A. Pedotti

13.30 Lunch

15.00-18.30 Round table - Perspectives of movement analysis in the Italian
clinical context: proposals for its systematic and effective use.
Chairmen: F. Benvenuti, V. Macellari.

Poster sessions.
Poster sessions will be organised according to the number of the accepted
abstracts.

Speakers and chairmen
F. Benvenuti, INRCA, Firenze, Italy
Y. Blanc, Laboratoire de Cinesiologie, Hopital Cantonal Universitaire,
Geneve, Switzerland
S. Boccardi, Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Milano, Italy
F. Catani, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
A. Cappozzo, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Universita' degli studi di
Sassari, Sassari, Italy
F. Laquaniti, IRCCS S. Lucia, Roma, Italy
V. Macellari, Istituto Superiore di Sanita' (ISS), Roma, Italy
T. Leo, Facolta' di Ingegneria, Universita' degli studi di Ancona, Ancona, Italy
S. Stanhope, Biomechanics Laboratory, National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
A. Pedotti, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy


Organising committee
V. Macellari, F. Benvenuti

Scientific committee
Francesco Benvenuti
Carlo Bertolini
Silvano Boccardi
Aurelio Cappozzo
Fabio Catani
Francesco Felici
Franco Franchignoni
Francesco Laquaniti
Alberto Leardini
Tommaso Leo
Giovanni Lorini
Velio Macellari
Franco Molteni
Antonio Pedotti
Lorenzo Panella
Aurelia Sargentini
Gennaro Verni

Scientific secretariat
C. Giacomozzi, V. Macellari
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Istituto Superiore di Sanita'
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49902089
Fax: +39 06 49387079
e-mail: velmac@iss.it

Technical secretariat
M. Brocco, E. Martinez
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Istituto Superiore di Sanita'
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49902519 - +39 06 49902515
Fax: +39 06 49387079
e-mail: ingbio@iss.it

Organisation secretariat
SEGRETERIA PER LE ATTIVITA' CULTURALI
Istituto Superiore di Sanita'
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 49903431 - +39 06 49902611
Fax: +39 06 49387079
e-mail: sac@iss.it


General information
Place
Istituto Superiore di Sanita' (ISS), Aula Pocchiari,
Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy

Abstract deadline
Abstracts of scientific contributions must be sent to the Scientific
secretariat, by mail, fax or e-mail, before July 2nd 1999. Please specify
your preference for an oral presentation or a poster. An abstract book will
be published and distributed to the participants.

Final Program
The final program will be available by August 20th 1999. Instructions will
be reported for the poster preparation.

Language
The congress official language is Italian. Lectures from foreign speakers
will be held in English.



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Claudia Giacomozzi, Researcher
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Istituto Superiore di Sanita'
Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome - Italy
phone +39 06 49902864
fax +39 06 49387079
mobile phone 0348 8101267
e-mail cgiacomo@iss.it

"Science must start with facts and end with facts,
no matter what theoretical structures
it builds in between" [A. Einstein]

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