About the conference

Abstract submissions and registrations for the November 2021 online conference are



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

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

There will be 6 sessions held over 3 days at varying times to allow for contributions from people in varying time zones (check session times).

We hope you can make it!

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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.

Online 2021 and Amsterdam 2022 Conference Organising Committee:

  • Mirjam Pijnappels (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
  • Huub Maas (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