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Burg J.c.e. Van Der (petra)
11-30-1999, 10:04 PM
Dear Biomch-l member,
You are kindly invited to attend:

the fourth Symposium of the Institute of Fundamental and Clinical Movement


at Saturday 29th January 2000
the Aula Major of the University of Nijmegen,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The human body has a phenomenal capacity to adapt to changing circumstances
due to injury. Broken legs heal, muscles adapt to their new functions, and
the human brain is capable of relearning motor control after injuries.
Although we all know that these adaptations are possible, we also know that
in some cases these adaptations fail, and for example endoprostheses may
loosen, and joint stability may deteriorate. Knowledge about these
adaptation capabilities and why they do not always work is important to
determine treatment protocols in clinical practice.

This symposium focuses on the mechanisms behind these adaptation processes,
and the question what is possible, and why (and under what circumstances)
the adaptation is sometimes not successful. Top scientists will discuss the
capability to adapt to trauma related to different areas of the human motor
control system, ranging from bone to motor cortex, from the fields of
neuroscience to muscle physiology.

While in the scientific world 'tissue' forms often the criterion to
categorize, this symposium will provide an overview of the ways different
parts of the human movement apparatus adapt as viewed from different
fundamental and clinical disciplines, ranging from orthopedics and
revalidation to biology, physiology and biomechanics.


9.00u Registration and coffee

10.00u Introduction
prof.dr. W.A. Weijs, Faculty of Animal Health,
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

10.20u Bone tissue adaptation
Prof.dr.ir. R. Huiskes, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory,
University of Nijmegen

11.05u Coffee break

11.25u Plasticity of the cardiovascular system
Prof. dr. H. Struyker Boudier, Dept. of
Pharmacologie/toxicology, University of Maastricht

12.10u Adaptation of muscles to changes in mechanical boundary conditions
Dr. R.L. Lieber, Professor of Orthopaedics and
Bioengineering, University of California and V.A. Medical Center, San
Diego, USA

12.55u Lunch break

14.00u Adaptation of the (upper extremity) musculoskeletal system to new
conditions after partial loss of neuromuscular control
Dr. R.F. Kirsch, dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Case
Western University, USA

14.45u Pause

15.05u The born adapter: flexibility of the human motor system
Prof. dr. Th Mulder, Movement Sciences, University of

15.50u Closing ceremony
Prof.dr. W.A. Weijs

16.10u Reception

Before 14th January the costs of the symposium NLG 125, =,
after 14th January 2000
NLG 150, =.
NLG 25, =.

These costs include the lunch and the proceedings, which you will receive at
registration desk at the symposium day. Payment by bank transfer (Postbank
N.V. Amsterdam acc. no. 43 39 272, Vrije Universiteit; please mention number
2430030 and your name) (The swiftcode ingb-nl-2a), or cash, on-site only.
You can register:
by internet
or by sending the form below to ifkb@fbw.vu.nl
or sending the form below to:
Marloes den Besten
van der Boechorststraat 9
1081 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
(tel: 020 444 8470, fax: 020 444 8529)


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Petra van der Burg
Faculty of human movement sciences
Van der Boechorststraat 9
1081 BT Amsterdam

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