About the conference

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.

The Second International Motor Impairment Meeting will be held in Amsterdam in 2020.  Complete the Expression of Interest Form to receive news and updates regarding the 2020 conference.


Amsterdam 2020 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 in Amsterdam in 2020!

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