Day 2: Tuesday 27 November 2018

Please note that this Program is PROVISIONAL ONLY and may be subject to change.

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Session 1:  CONTRACTURE & MORE  – 9.00am-10.45am
Chairpersons:
ROBERT HERBERT and
RICK LIEBER 
Mechanisms of contracture
GLEN LICHTWARK AMY ADKINS 
Early Evidence for a decrease in biceps optimal fascicle length based on in vivo muscle architecture in Chronic Hemiparetic stroke
  ZEV RYMER
Changes in muscle architecture after hemispheric stroke can adversely affect efficiency of muscle contraction in pennate muscles
  TAYLOR DICK
A speed-adaptive myoelectric ankle exoskeleton to improve post-stroke walking performance
  PETER MALLIARAS
People with Achilles tendinopathy display greater force fluctuations than controls at low force levels
  MATTHEW BRODIE 
A finite element method for integrated design and testing of 3D printed ankle and foot orthoses for children with cerebral palsy and motor impairment
Morning tea 10:45-11:15am
Session 2:  BRAIN STIMULATION & STROKE – 11:15am-12.30pm
Chairpersons:
JANET TAYLOR and
JOHN ROTHWELL 
Brain stimulation and treatment of motor impairments
IRENE DI GIULIO ANN-MAREE VALLENCE 
Characterizing age-related changes in supplementary motor area-primary motor cortex connectivity.
  IRENE DI GIULIO 
Effect of STN-DBS frequency on postural performance in Parkinson’s disease
  CJ HECKMAN
Distortions in the synaptic organization of motor commands to proximal and distal muscles following hemiparetic stroke
 

 

JULIUS DEWALD
Increased dependence on contralesional cortico-reticulospinal pathways a form of maladaptive plasticity post hemiparetic stroke?
Lunch 12:45-end of day
  Sightseeing and enjoying Sydney followed by conference dinner.