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Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee, Sydney Australia
26-28 November 2018

Group shot of First International Motor Impairment Conference 2018 registrants

The First International Motor Impairment Meeting was held in Sydney on 26-28 November 2018.

Motor Impairment is the final pathway that causes physical disability in a wide range of diseases and health conditions. It is common. It can involve weakness, fatigue, impaired sensation, reduced balance, muscle contracture, poor co-ordination… These are features of many health conditions and ageing.

Importantly, this was the first international meeting to cover this critical topic.  Motor Impairment cuts across many diseases and conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal injury and healthy ageing. 

The goal of these meetings is to better understand the pathophysiology of Motor Impairment, to implement interventions, and to drive enhanced clinical practice.  Much is still unknown about fundamental mechanisms of Motor Impairment, and about its prevention and treatment.

The Second International Motor Impairment Meeting will be held in Amsterdam in 2020.  Email motor-impairment-conference@neura.edu.au to register your interest in the 2020 conference.

We hope to see you in Amsterdam in 2020!

 

Prof Simon Gandevia FAA FRACP FAHMS
Deputy Director, NeuRA
(on behalf of the Program Group – Stephen Lord, Janet Taylor and Rob Herbert)

PS:  Many thanks to our sponsors  NSW Government, KHINN, Symbiotic Devices;Cambridge Electronic Design Limited and the Journal of Physiology for their support of the First International Motor Impairment Conference 2018.