About the conference

The

Third International Motor Impairment Conference

is scheduled for

November 2023
(location/venue to be decided)

We will be calling for others to join the program group that will be deciding whether and where to hold a 2023 meeting.  Please contact us if you are interested.

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.

We hope that these international meetings will provide a helpful forum to cover this critical area.  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.


Online 2021 and 2023 Conference Organising Committee:

  • Mirjam Pijnappels (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
  • Huub Maas (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
  • Simon Gandevia (NeuRA, Australia)
  • Bronwyn Chapman (NeuRA, Australia)

The Second International Motor Impairment Conference (SIMIC) was held online:

16-18 November 2021 (UTC/GMT)
16-19 November 2021 (AEDT)

There were 6 sessions held over 3 days at varying times to allow for contributions from people in varying time zones.

Visit the “past conferences” page to read more about the 2021 online conference.


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

You can read more about the First International Motor Impairment Conference by visiting the “past conferences” page of this website.

We hope you enjoyed the online meeting in 2021 and we hope to see you in Amsterdam in 2023!

Prof Simon Gandevia FAA FRACP FAHMS MD PhD
Deputy Director, NeuRA