Symposium on Gait, Posture and Balance: Function, Dysfunction and Rehabilitation


School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

University of Birmingham

27th and 28th May 2008

Keynote Speakers

 

CNS control of Posture and Balance

Professor Richard Fitzpatrick

(Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, New South Wales, Australia)

 

CNS control of Gait

Professor Jacques Duysens

(Department of Rehabilitation, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands)

 

Gait Recovery in Neurological Rehabilitation

Dr Cordula Werner

(Department of Neurological Rehabilitation, Charité University Hospital, Germany)

 

Aims

This symposium, sponsored by the University of Birmingham's Collaborative Research Network in Human health, Well-being and Development (http://www.symon.bham.ac.uk/wellbeing/) aims to provide a forum in which researchers from different disciplines involved in studies of movement control and rehabilitation can communicate their research activities to each other with a view to encouraging  collaborative ventures. The main aim of the symposium is to bring researchers together in the hope that they can identify common principles for the control of posture and balance and discuss ways of taking these theoretical concepts from the lab into the clinic.

 A secondary aim of symposium will be to highlight the resources available at the University of Birmingham to study human movement. The symposium will showcase what are arguably some of the best facilities in the UK for studies of CNS control of movement and posture.

World-leading international researchers representing each of three sub-themes have agreed to give keynote presentations.

 

Primary Target Audience

 All academic and clinical researchers and practitioners who have an interest in gait, posture and balance.

 

Poster Presentations

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to present a research poster during refreshment breaks. Please request a poster board when registering if you would like to present.

 

Programme

 

For further info and to book your place contact

 

Dr Mark Hollands

Human Movement Laboratory

School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

University of Birmingham B15 2TT

tel: 0121 414 7253

email: gaitandposture@gmail.com

 

How to get to the symposium

directions to university 

campus map 

(follow red line from train station or blue line from Pay and Display South Car Park)

hotels and guest houses

 

Sponsors

 

University of Birmingham's Collaborative Research Network in Human health, Well-being and Development

 

Organizing committee:

Dr  Mark Hollands (Sportex, U of B), Prof Alan Wing (Psychology, U of B), Dr Martin Lakie (Sportex, U of B), Dr Paulette Van Vliet (Health Sciences, U of B), Dr Susannah Thorpe (Biosciences, U of B), Dr Leif Johannsen (Psychology, U of B), Prof David Pratt (West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre), Dr Raymond Reynolds (Sportex, U of B)