Many thanks to all of the speakers and attendees for making the 9th Symposium of Motor Control in Biomechanics a success. The symposium was held on May 28th, 2019 during the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Orlando, Florida (see flyer for details).

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Robin Queen, Virginia Tech, USA. Using biofeedback to reduce second ACL injury risk.
  • Dr. Scott Landry, Acadia University, Canada. Biomechanical and neuromuscular analyses of young athletes.
  • Dr. Cara Lewis, Boston University, USA. Hip morphology and movement patterns: rethinking hip pain in athletes.
  • Dr. Daniel Cobian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Abnormal quadriceps activation patterns and lower extremity biomechanics in elite collegiate athletes post-ACL reconstruction.
  • Dr. Deanna Gates, University of Michigan, USA. The influence of muscle fatigue and pain on multi-joint movements.
  • Mrs. Alessandra Matias, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Not all forefoot striking is equal.


2nd Motor Control Group Student Award
We would like to extend a special thank-you to ISB for providing the 2nd Motor Control Group Student Award in the amount of $500 USD for a student to participate and present in the symposium, and congratulations to the winner: Mrs. Alessandra Matias, PT, Honors Doctorate at University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Research Internship Fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA), who received the award for her abstract submission titled: “Not all forefoot striking is equal”. This is the second edition of the Motor Control Group Student Award sponsored by ISB, which aims at encouraging the participation of students and young investigators in Motor Control research.

A special thank-you to the De Luca Foundation (DLF) for their financial assistance in supporting the symposium.

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Sincerely,
ISB Working Group in Motor Control