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The first conference on Progress in Clinical Motor Control: Neurorehabilitation will bring together leading scientists in the basic, engineering, and clinical sciences to exchange and share research and development in cutting edge science and technology applied to neurorehabilitation.

About the Conference

This conference will provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to hear from top scholars on recent research and technological innovations, as well as practical challenges in integrating these advances into the field of neurorehabiliation.

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The conference will take place from July 23 - 25, 2018 on the Penn State - University Park campus. 

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Online registration deadline to 11:59 pm, Thursday, July 19th. Walk-in registration will be available at the conference, with an additional fee of $30.00. For registration by phone or registration problems please call 814-867-4973. 


Travel & Accomodations

Conference participants can travel to State College, PA via plane, automobile, and bus. We also have a limited number of discounted rooms available at the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Speakers and Sessions

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation Keynote Lecture
Current State and Future of Clinical Motor Control Research
William Zev Rymer, M.D., Ph.D.

Motor Learning and Clinical Motor Disorders (Mark Latash, Ph.D.)
Pablo Celnik, M.D., Ph.D.,
Ludo Max, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and
Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D.

Cognition and Clinical Motor Disorders (Paul Eslinger, Ph.D.)
Pietro Mazzoni, M.D. Ph.D.
Maria Felice Ghilardi, M.D., and
Laurel Buxbaum, Ph.D.

Motor Control and Clinical Motor Disorders (Carolee Winstein PT, Ph.D.)
James Gordon PT Ed.D.
Claude Ghez, MD

Sensory Function and Clinical Motor Disorders (Mindy Levin, Ph.D.)
Netta Gurari, Ph.D.,
Sean Dukelow, M.D. Ph.D. Helen Cohen OT, Ph.D., and Robert Scheidt Ph.D.

Reflex Modulation and Clinical Motor Disorders (Brian Schmidt, Ph.D.)
Alison Hyngstrom, Ph.D.,
Stephen Scott, Ph.D.,
Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., and
Mindy Levin, PT, Ph.D.

Posture-Locomotion and Clinical Motor Disorders (Steve Piazza, Ph.D.)
Mark Rogers, PT, Ph.D.,
Jon Dingwell, Ph.D., and
Keith Gordon, Ph.D.

Brain Mechanisms of Motor Recovery Following Stroke (Leo Cohen, MD Ph.d.)
Sook-Lei Liew, OT, Ph.D.,
George Wittenburg, M.D., Ph.D., and
Cathrin Buetefisch, M.D., Ph.D.

Parkinson’s Disease and Clinical Motor Control (Daniel Corcos, Ph.D.)
Xuemei Huang, M.D., Ph.D.,
David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., and
Scott Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Clinical Motor Disorders (David Good, MD)
Diane Damiano, PT, Ph.D.,
Andy Gordon, Ph.D., and
Patti Davies, OTR, Ph.D

Spinal Cord Lesions and Clinical Motor Control (Cristian Cuadra, PT, MS)
Monica Perez, PT, Ph.D.,
James Abbas, Ph.D.,
Jacob McPhereson, Ph.D., and
John Martin, Ph.D.

Brain Machine Interface and FES for Functional Recovery in SCI (Mehgan Vidt, Ph.D.)
Andy Schwartz, Ph.D.,
Lee Miller, Ph.D., and
Bob Kirsch, Ph.D.

Device mediated approaches to promote recovery in stroke (Bob Scheidt, Ph.D.)
Jules Dewald, PT, Ph.D.,
Dave Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D., and
Gene Tunik, PT, Ph.D.

Discussion and Debate— Realism vs. Idealism in Clinical Rehabilitation Research (Jules Dewald, PT, Ph.D.)
Steve Wolf, PT, Ph.D.,
Edelle Field-Fote, PT, Ph.D., and
Stephen Page, OT, Ph.D.

Special Dinner Tribute

Recognizing the career and mentorship of Claude Ghez, M.D.

Cocktail Reception by Aretech

July 23rd 7:00-10:00 PM Nittany Lion Inn

Poster Abstracts

Poster abstract submission is now open and will be accepted until April 30, 2018. Please send your abstract as an email to, with the subject line ("PCMC-2018 Abstract Submission"). If you do not use this subject line, your abstract will not be accepted. Submit your abstract as the body of the email. Do not include figures. The body of the abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation but not spaces. Title: Include in the title of the abstract all words critical for a subject index. Write your title in sentence case (first letter is capitalized; remaining letters are lower case). Include all authors and affiliations. On a separate line, state the contact author with email address.


For logistical questions, contact:

Anu M. Mathew
Program Manager



Aretech Inc.

National Center of Neuromodulation for Neurorehabilitation

National Center of Neuromodulation for Neurorehabilitation

Delsys Inc.

Delsys Inc.

Bkin Technologies

Bkin Technologies

APDM Wearable Technologies

APDM Wearable Technologies

g.tec- Guger Technologies

g.tec- Guger Technologies




If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Robert Sainburg (

Penn State University

Penn State University: