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

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

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forum for updated conference information, and will allow conference
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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 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 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
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