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    Dear Colleagues,

    Attached are the Registration and Accommodation Materials
    for the Joint IFESS/Neural Prostheses Conference. A paper
    copy of these materials will be mailed on (May 16) to all persons
    who returned an intent to register form to SFU conference services.

    You can print a copy of the conference registration form and
    conference accommodation form (see end of this message) and
    mail or fax these forms to Simon Fraser University with your

    Please note that you should send
    1) Conference Registration Form and fees to-
    Conference Services
    Simon Fraser University
    Halpern Centre
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6.
    Telephone: (604) 291-4910; fax: (604) 291-3420
    2) Campus Accommodation Form and applicable fees to-
    Conference and Guest Accommodation
    Simon Fraser University
    Room 212, McTaggart-Cowan Hall
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Telephone: (604) 291-4503; fax: (604) 291-5598

    Please note Registration and Accommodation Deadlines.


    A Joint Meeting

    IFESS 97
    Second Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical
    Stimulation Society

    NP 97
    Fifth Triennial Conference
    Neural Prostheses: Motor Systems V

    August 16-21, 1997

    Simon Fraser University
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

    organized by
    The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society
    and Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

    co-sponsored by
    Cleveland FES Center, USA, and the IEEE EMBS Society


    Important Dates

    Monday, June 16
    Deadline for receipt of early conference fee
    Deadline for sending camera-ready papers to D. Popovic

    Monday, July 14
    Campus and hotel accommodation booking deadline

    Friday, August 1
    Pre-registration deadline

    If you plan on attending the conference we urge you to make
    your accommodation, car rental and flight arrangements immediately.

    Vancouver has become North America's top vacation destination, and this
    summer we expect an influx of summer visitors, particularly from European

    Add your name to the conference mail list today. This list will serve as a
    forum for updated conference information, and will allow conference
    participants to share information on travel, accommodation and other plans.

    To subscribe to the mail list, send an e-mail message to:
    . The body of the message should read: "subscribe". Do not type any other text into the message.

    Once you've subscribed, you will receive an acknowledgement
    from majordomo. To send a message to the mailing list once
    you've subscribed, mail to:

    The Organizing Committee will accept no liability for personal injuries
    sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference
    participants either during or as a result of the conference.

    The second annual meeting of the International Functional Electrical
    Stimulation Society (IFESS) is being organized to promote the exchange of
    new knowledge and technology in the field of FES.

    The focus of the Neural Prostheses: Motor System V Conference is the
    integration of engineering and neuroscience research efforts.

    The joint conference will take place at Simon Fraser University in
    Burnaby, BC, Canada. The Burnaby Mountain campus
    overlooks the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Although the conference has a busy schedule, it is being organized in a
    flexible way to leave sufficient free time for direct contacts and
    discussions among participants. Afternoons will be used for various
    activities such as round table discussions, special sessions, video
    presentations, and hardware demonstrations.

    All conference sessions take place in SFU's West Mall Complex. The
    mountain-top campus is approximately thirty (30) minutes by car from
    downtown Vancouver.

    The conference begins on Saturday evening, August 16, with a welcome dinner
    reception held in the Lounge on the 3rd floor of the West Mall Complex
    followed by an invited lecture from Dr. Albert Aguayo, McGill University,
    Canada honouring the pioneering work of Dr. Richard Bunge in promoting
    multidisciplinary approaches to studying rehabilitation of humans with
    spinal cord injury.

    The conference ends at approximately 12 noon on Thursday, August 21.

    Visiting lecturers include Dr Albert Aguayo, McGill University, Montreal,
    Canada and Dr Naomi Kleitman, The Miami Project of Cure Paralysis, Miami,
    Florida, USA.

    Keynote speakers
    There will be four panel sessions with invited lecturers and discussants:

    Dr Richard Stein, Canada
    Dr Joseph Mizrahi, Israel
    Dr Christine Thomas, USA
    Dr William Durfee, USA

    Dr Arthur Prochazka, Canada
    Dr Patrick Crago, USA
    Dr Jules Dewald, Canada
    Dr Robert Kirsch, USA
    Dr Mirjana Popovic, Yugoslavia

    Dr Andrew Schwartz, USA
    Dr Andy Hoffer, Canada
    Dr Naz Virgi-Babul, USA
    Dr Jennie Si, USA
    Dr Brian Andrews, Canada

    Dr Gerald Loeb, Canada
    Dr Daniel Graupe, USA

    The conference program will be on the World Wide Web by May 16, 1997.
    The program will be sent to all authors, with a letter of acceptance and
    instructions for preparation of the manuscript.


    The deadline for receipt of submissions is now past and all authors are
    being contacted. For those papers that will need revisions, the corrected
    CAMERA-READY copy of the complete manuscript must be sent to-
    Dejan Popovic
    before Monday, June 16, 1997.

    The instructions for preparation of the manuscript are identical to the
    rules used for IEEE EMBS conferences, and the length of the contributions
    are limited to a maximum of TWO (2) pages. Detailed instructions concerning
    the manuscript will be sent to the first author of each of the accepted

    The winner of the student competition will receive a complimentary
    conference registration. The winner will be contacted shortly and the name
    posted on the web site.

    Take advantage of discounts on conference fees for early registration on or
    before Monday, JUNE 16. Fees apply to all those attending and/or presenting
    at IFESS/NP '97 and are subject to a 7% goods and services tax.

    Registrations received after Friday, August 1 will be processed on site.

    The conference fee includes all conference and poster sessions, the
    Proceedings Book, Saturday dinner/reception, Wednesday evening
    dinner/boat cruise, and all refreshment breaks.

    Registrations must be received on or before Monday, June 16.

    IFESS members
    Cdn $266 + $18.62 GST = Cdn $284.62
    US $200 + $14.00 GST = US $214.00

    Student IFESS members
    Cdn $133 + $9.31 GST = Cdn $142.31
    US $100 + $7.00 GST = US $107.00

    Non-members of IFESS
    Cdn $293 + $20.51 GST = Cdn $313.51
    US $220 + $15.40 GST = US $235.40

    Student non-IFESS members
    Cdn $146 + $10.22 GST = Cdn $156.22
    US $110 + $7.70 GST = US $117.70

    These fees apply to registrations received after Monday, June 16 and on-site.

    IFESS members
    Cdn $293 + $20.51 GST = Cdn $313.51
    US $220 + $15.40 GST = US $235.40

    Student IFESS members
    Cdn $160 + $11.20 GST = Cdn $171.20
    US $120 + $8.40 GST = US $128.40

    Non-members of IFESS
    Cdn $320 + $22.40 GST = Cdn $342.40
    US $240 + $16.80 GST = US $256.80

    Student non-IFESS members
    Cdn $173 + $12.11 GST = Cdn $185.11
    US $130 + $9.10 GST = US $139.10

    Register by mail: Complete and mail your registration form(s) to SFU
    Conference Services, Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby,
    British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6.

    Register by fax: Use your VISA or MasterCard and fax your registration
    form(s) to (604) 291-3420.

    Student Fee
    The student fee is offered to graduate students. Students must provide a
    copy of their student ID card or submit proof of full time status. Post
    doctoral students pay the full registration fee.

    Methods of Payment
    You can pay by cheque, MasterCard or VISA. Cheques should be made payable
    to SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY and accompany the registration form.

    SFU does NOT accept American Express.

    All credit card transactions will be processed in Canadian dollars and are
    subject to current exchange rates.

    Registrations will not be processed without fee payment.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    Full refunds, less a Cdn $70/US $53 processing fee, will be granted to
    cancellations received on or before August 1.

    People who cancel will be sent a copy of the Conference Proceedings Book.

    To be issued a refund, delegates must return their original Simon Fraser
    University receipt to SFU Conference Services. Registrations may be
    transferred to another individual.

    No refunds will be granted after August 1, except in extenuating circumstances.

    Delegates will be sent a receipt (plus updated conference information and a
    map) as confirmation of registration.

    Conference Services, Halpern Centre
    Simon Fraser University
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Telephone (604) 291-4910 or (604) 291-3649
    Fax (604) 291-3420
    Campus cafeterias will be open for conference participants to purchase
    their own breakfasts and lunches but will close after 2:00 pm.

    The dinners on Saturday and Wednesday are included in the registration fee.
    Guest dinner tickets for both the Saturday dinner/reception and the
    Wednesday dinner cruise (includes bus to and from cruise) are available for
    Cdn $90/US $68.

    Special dinners have been arranged for participants and their guests on
    Sunday and Monday evenings. Delegates will have a free evening on Tuesday.

    Sunday, August 17
    Salmon BBQ at Simon Fraser University
    Cdn $30/US $23

    Monday, August 18
    Chinese Banquet in Chinatown
    (includes bus to and from the Banquet)
    Cdn $35.50/US $27

    Please note that pre-registration is required for these special dinners. If
    the minimum number of participants do not sign up, the dinners will be
    cancelled and full refunds will be offered.


    Preferential bookings for NP/IFESS delegates will be held until Monday,
    July 14. Accommodation and reservation inquiries should be directed to the
    SFU Accommodation office. Reservations will be accepted after July 14 on a
    "space available" basis only. All room rates quoted include 8% hotel tax
    and 7% goods and services tax.

    McTaggart-Cowan Hall
    Limited space is reserved for persons with disabilities only. This is a
    traditional style dormitory building with shared washrooms down the hall.
    Each individual room is supplied with a single bed, refrigerator, linen,
    pillow, towels, soap and will receive daily bed making and towel exchange.

    Single Occupancy only (one bedroom)
    Cdn $31.05 or US $23.35 per night
    Townhouse Accommodation
    Each townhouse unit houses 4 people. These units have several flights of
    stairs and are not wheelchair accessible. All rooms are single occupancy,
    and each guest receives a key set for their room and front door to the
    unit. Rooms are supplied with linen, blankets, pillow, towels, soap and
    receive daily bed making and towel exchange.

    Single Occupancy only (one person-one bedroom)
    Cdn $41.40 or US $31.15 per night

    Payment, Cancellation and Refunds
    * Payment for accommodation must be paid separately from your
    conference registration fees
    * Full room payment less a Canadian $25.00 administrative fee will be
    returned to those guests who cancel their room reservation in writing
    before August 1, 1997
    * There are no refunds for room cancellations after this date
    or for participants who arrive late or depart early

    Checking In
    Guests staying on campus should check-in directly with the Accommodation
    Office located in Room 212, McTaggart-Cowan Hall. If you arrive by taxi, be
    sure you indicate the drop-off destination as McTaggart-Cowan Hall.
    Check-in time is any time after 3:00 pm on your day of arrival.

    Campus Accommodation Parking
    Guests staying on campus who require parking should register their vehicle
    at time of check-in and receive a parking permit.
    The cost of parking is Cdn $3.00 per night.

    Conference and Guest Accommodation
    Simon Fraser University
    Room 212, McTaggart-Cowan Hall
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Telephone: (604) 291-4503; fax: (604) 291-5598


    For participants wishing to stay at a nearby hotel, the motor hotels listed
    below are within easy (10-15 minutes) driving distance of Simon Fraser
    University. Delegates who do not have a car have a choice of several buses
    to the SFU campus.

    Please deal directly with these facilities, but mention that you are
    attending the IFESS conference at Simon Fraser University to get these
    rates. Rates may be subject to change. All room rates are subject to 8%
    hotel tax and 7% goods and services tax.

    1) Best Western Coquitlam Inn
    319 North Road, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V8
    Phone: 1-800-668-3383 (US & Canada only)
    Phone: (604) 931-9011 (International)
    Fax: (604) 931-7298
    A 4-diamond hotel with dining room, coffee shop,
    lounge, indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi.

    Cdn $119 for 1 bed (1-2 adults)
    Cdn $129 for 2 beds (2-4 adults)
    2) Holiday Inn Coquitlam
    631 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3K 3S5
    Phone: 1-800-665-9966 (US & Canada only)
    Phone: (604) 931-4433 (International)
    Fax: (604) 931-4250
    This hotel has a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool,
    sauna and jacuzzi.

    Cdn $110 for a standard room with one or two beds

    Reservations may also be made through any Holiday Inn Worldwide Reservation
    Centre. Quote the group code "IFE" and specify that the booking is at the
    Holiday Inn Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada.

    3) AB&C Bed & Breakfast Agency
    4390 Frances Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 2R3
    Phone: 1-800-488-1941 (US only)
    Phone: (604) 298-8815
    Fax: (604) 298-5917
    A variety of accommodation available in over 100 rooms
    around the city. Costs vary.



    Travel into Vancouver
    Vancouver's International Airport is served by a large number of domestic
    and international flights. We suggest that conference participants call
    their travel agent immediately and ask them to negotiate the best air fare
    for their trip to Vancouver.

    How to get to Simon Fraser University from the airport/Vancouver
    The taxi fare from the airport to Simon Fraser University is approximately
    $40, $30 from downtown Vancouver, and $12 from nearby off-campus hotels.
    Travel time to the university from the airport takes about 45 minutes to an
    hour. Travel time from Vancouver to the University takes about 30 minutes
    by car.

    Join the IFESS mail list for updates on possible transportation from the
    airport to SFU.

    Car Rentals
    National/Tilden Interrent is offering a special conference rate on economy,
    compact, mid-size and full-size vehicles. To ensure that you receive the
    special conference rate, please follow these steps:
    1. Phone for reservations: Toll-free from anywhere in Canada
    1-800-387-4747 or from anywhere in the USA 1-800-CAR-RENT.
    From anywhere in Europe, Africa or the Middle East call your
    Eurocar representative. In Japan, contact any Nippon Car Rental outlet.

    2. To make a reservation, quote the RECAP number 3615886. An agent
    will then be able to reserve your vehicle at the conference rate. These
    rates only apply from August 12-25, 1997. (If you do not phone ahead for
    reservations, you will have to show conference identification-for
    your SFU conference fee receipt-at the time of rental).
    3. Drivers must be 21 years of age or older, must possess a valid
    drivers licence and a major credit card.

    Rental Rates
    Vehicle Class Daily Rate Weekly Rate
    Economy Cdn $38.00 Cdn $247.00
    Compact Cdn $39.00 Cdn $254.00
    Mid-size Cdn $40.00 Cdn $260.00
    Full-size Cdn $42.00 Cdn $273.00

    Parking on Campus
    * Parking for off-campus participants is Cdn $4.50/day (West Mall Parkade).
    * Parking for people staying on campus is Cdn $3/day (Residence
    Conference Parking Lot).

    Even before you arrive in BC there are a number of publications you may
    find valuable for vacation planning. To obtain copies of the Outdoor &
    Adventure Vacations Guide, British Columbia Touring or a copy of the
    British Columbia Road Map and Parks Guide, write to: Tourism British
    Columbia, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 1X4 or call toll
    free at 1-800-663-6000 (North America only)

    Or look them up on the web:
    Tourism BC-
    Vancouver Attractions-
    Simon Fraser University-


    US visitors can take advantage of the very attractive exchange rate and
    will find that their dollar goes a lot further in Canada. By using Canadian
    money or your credit card during your travels in British Columbia, you will
    avoid currency exchange problems. U.S. dollars can be exchanged at any bank
    or at the International Currency Exchange Service kiosk at Vancouver
    International Airport.

    Customs/Entry Regulations
    >From the United States: American citizens do not require a passport or visa
    to enter Canada. However, native-born United States citizens should carry
    identity papers (birth or voter's certificate) establishing nationality.
    Naturalized citizens should carry documentary evidence of citizenship (e.g.
    green card). Permanent alien residents of the United States are advised to
    carry immigration documents.

    >From Countries other than the United States: A valid passport is required.
    Citizens of some countries also need a Visa to enter Canada. If in doubt,
    check with the Canadian Embassy or High Commission in your country.

    Health Insurance
    Canadian government health plans do not cover non-residents visiting
    Canada. We suggest that you purchase your own personal health and accident

    Non-Canadian residents can claim a refund of the Goods and Services Tax on
    hotel accommodation and on goods taken home. There is no refund for
    services (e.g. conference fees, transportation, meals, etc.) used in
    Canada. Refunds can be claimed at the Duty Free Stores at land points of
    departure. If you are flying out of Canada, you can claim your GST refund
    by mailing in a refund form together with your original sales receipts.

    Time Zones
    Vancouver is located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. The time in
    Vancouver, for example, is the same as the time in San Francisco or
    Seattle, and is three hours behind Toronto or New York City.

    IFESS 97 / NP 97 Conference
    August 16-21, 1997

    o Dr. o Mr. o Ms.

    Family Name ____________________ First Name________________

    Name (as you would like it to appear on name badge)___________________


    Department________________________________________ _______

    Address___________________________________________ _______

    City____________Province/State______ Postal/Zip Code____________


    Phone (work)________________ Fax (work)_______________


    o I do o I do not want my address (including telephone/fax numbers and
    e-mail address) on the participant list.

    o I am a student. Confirmation of my student status (such as a photocopy of
    student card) is enclosed.

    Hotel and Travel Information (if known)

    Arrival Date / Time ______________ Airline / Flight Number_______

    Departure Date / Time____________ Airline / Flight Number_______

    o I will be staying at Simon Fraser University
    o I will be staying at _______________________________________

    Social events:
    The following social events are included in the conference fee.
    To help us order an accurate number of meals, please indicate
    if you will attend the:
    o Opening dinner/reception, Saturday, August 16
    o Dinner cruise, Wednesday, August 20

    Conference Registration Fees:
    The Canadian government's 7% goods and services tax (GST) has
    been included in all registration fees.

    Please select your membership category and one of
    the Canadian or US fees.

    EARLY Conference Registration Fees
    Registrations must be received on or before Monday, June 16.
    o ifess members Cdn $284.62 / US $214.00
    o student ifess members Cdn $142.31 / US $107.00
    o non-members of ifess Cdn $313.51 / US $235.40
    o student non-members of ifess Cdn $156.22 / US $117.70

    LATE Conference Registration Fees
    These fees apply to registrations received after Monday,
    June 16 and on-site.
    o ifess members Cdn $313.51 / US $235.40
    o student ifess members Cdn $171.20 / US $128.40
    o non-members of ifess Cdn $342.40 / US $256.80
    o student non-members of ifess Cdn $185.11 / US $139.10

    Meal Tickets
    o Guest Saturday and Wednesday dinners-Cdn $90/US $68
    o Salmon BBQ-Cdn $30/US $23
    o Chinese Banquet- Cdn $35.50/US $27

    Fee Summary
    Conference registration fee $______

    Salmon BBQ
    Cdn $30/US $23 x __________ tickets = $______

    Chinese Banquet
    Cdn $35.50/US $27 x __________ tickets = $______

    Guest Saturday and Wednesday dinners
    Cdn $90/US $68 x __________ tickets = $______

    Total fee payment due $______

    Registrations will not be processed without fee payment.

    Fee Payment
    My fee payment is enclosed by:
    o Cheque (payable to Simon Fraser University)
    o International Money Order
    o VISA
    o Mastercard
    Sorry we do not accept American Express

    Account Number________________________

    Expiry Date____________

    Cardholder's Name (if not registrant)__________________

    Cardholder's Signature____________________________

    Return completed form and fee to:
    Conference Services
    Simon Fraser University
    Halpern Centre
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
    Telephone (604) 291-4910 or (604) 291-3649
    Fax (604) 291-3420

    IFESS 97 / NP 97 Conference
    August 16-21, 1997

    Reservations for campus accommodations must be received before July 14,
    1997 to guarantee room availability. Reservations after this date will be
    accepted on a "space available" basis only.

    Name (surname)______________________(first)____________ _

    Address___________________________________________ __

    City__________Province/State_______ Postal/Zip Code_________


    Phone (work)__________________ Fax (work)_______________


    Townhouse Room Assignments
    Wherever possible, the campus accommodation office will endeavour to house
    you with a participant or participants that you request. Please indicate
    with whom you wish to be housed.




    Room Switching:
    All room assignments are final. For security and administrative reasons,
    the campus accommodations office will not accommodate room switch requests.
    Our office will also not disclose any personal information about conference

    Payment Information:
    Full room payment less a Cdn $25 administrative fee will be returned to
    those guests who cancel their room reservation in writing before August 1,
    1997. There are no refunds for room cancellations after this date or for
    participants who arrive late or depart early.

    Arrival Date__________________Departure Date______________

    Number of Nights Required_________

    I would like to reserve:

    o Townhouse Accommodation
    Single room/person: Cdn $41.40 / US $31.15 per night

    Cdn $41.40 x ________ nights = $__________

    o McTaggart-Cowan Hall
    These rooms are reserved for persons with disabilities.
    Single room/person: Cdn $31.05 / US $23.35 per night

    Cdn $31.05 x ________ nights = $__________

    My accommodation payment of $_______________
    is enclosed by:

    o Cheque (payable to Simon Fraser University)
    Please note mailing date on cheque.
    o VISA
    o Mastercard
    Sorry, we do not accept American Express:

    Account Number_______________________

    Expiry Date_______________

    Cardholder's Name (if not registrant)___________________

    Cardholder's Signature_____________________________

    Mail or fax this form with your payment to:
    Conference and Guest Accommodations
    Room 212, McTaggart-Cowan Hall
    Simon Fraser University
    8888 University Drive
    Burnaby, BC V5A lS6
    Telephone (604) 291-4503
    Fax (604) 291-5598

    Penny Southby
    Conference Services
    Simon Fraser University, Halpern Centre, Burnaby, B.C. CANADA V5A 1S6
    tel: 604-291-3854, fax: 604-291-3420 <>

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