About the conference

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the “in person” conference in Amsterdam has been postponed until November 2022.  We are, however, working on an online meeting which will happen in November 2021.

The dates and timing for the online meeting are yet to be confirmed, but we expect the online meeting will take place on:

17-19 November 2021

We hope you can make it!


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 new 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.

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Online 2021 and Amsterdam 2022 Conference Organising Committee:

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

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 to see you at the online meeting in 2021 and then in Amsterdam in 2022!

Prof Simon Gandevia FAA FRACP FAHMS MD PhD
Deputy Director, NeuRA
(on behalf of the 2018 Program Group – Stephen Lord, Janet Taylor and Rob Herbert)