Congress Overview

The ISPGR World Congress brings together posture and gait researchers and clinicians from around the world for discussion and exchange of the most cutting edge knowledge, insights, issues and ideas. ISPGR holds biennial meetings around the world for basic and clinical scientists in order to:

Present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the control of posture and gait and related disorders
Facilitate interaction between members who meet from all corners of the globe
Promote the broad discipline of posture and gait research

ISPGR World Congress 2019 June 30 – July 4, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Congress will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, a world class venue perfectly suited to ISPGR’s needs

There can be no doubt that Edinburgh is one of the great Capital cities of the World, and no trip to Scotland would be complete without a stay in the “Athens of the North”. A worldleading centre for business, finance and education, and home to the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years, energy and excitement emanates from every corner of Edinburgh. Cosmopolitan in every sense, Edinburgh is Europe’s festival capital. All year round, millions of visitors are drawn to the city for a series of remarkable social and scientific events. Edinburgh is a city of contrasts, from hills to shore. Steeped in history, yet thoroughly modern. Medieval buildings share the pavements with striking modern structures, centuries old craftsmanship rubs shoulders with cutting edge fashion and the peoples of the world mingle in the city’s original pubs and contemporary restaurants to create a truly dynamic capital city.

Its magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty buildings of its medieval Old Town, as they tumble down the spine of the Royal Mile, to the grace of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering splendour, stands the Castle. Alleyways reveal ancient courtyards and wynds, which open up a new panorama. And yet within this sweeping elegance is a compact city, a bustling city, above all, a city which rewards every visitor. Every step is a revelation – an alleyway which reveals an ancient courtyard, or a wynd which opens up a new panorama. And yet within this sweeping elegance is a compact city, a bustling city, above all a city which rewards every visitor.

Key Dates

Symposia Submissions: 6 August – 1 October, 2018
Oral & Poster Submissions: 1 October – 5 December, 2018
Pre-Congress Workshop Submissions: 1 October – 5 December, 2018
Awards Applications Open: 1 October, 2018
Late Breaking Abstracts: 1 April  – 15 April, 2019
Travel Award Submission Deadline: 4 April, 2019
Early Registration Deadline: 22 April, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: 3 June, 2019
2019 World Congress Dates: 30 June – 4 July, 2019

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Getting Here

Interested in travel information? For further information on getting to Edinburgh, visit the our Travel page.

Submit Abstract

If you’re interested in submitting a Symposium for World Congress 2019, visit our submission page for details.

Congress Committees

Congress Co-Chairs


Kristen Hollands, University of Salford



Michael Cinelli, Wilfrid Laurier

Scientific Content

Committee Co-Chairs

Kristen Hollands, University of Salford
Michael Cinelli, Wilfrid Laurier
Vivian Weerdesteyn, Radboud University Medical Centre

Committee Representatives

Lisa Alcock, Newcastle University
Fabio Augusto Barbieri, São Paulo State University (UNESP)
Tanvi Bhatt, University of Illinois
Mihalis Doumas, Queens University
Brett Fling, Colorado State University
Richard Foster, Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences
Brook Galna, Newcastle University
Klaus Jahn, University of Munich
Claudine Lamoth, University of Groningen
Avril Mansfield, University of Toronto
Jasmine Menant, Neuroscience Research Australia
Manuel Montero Odasso, Western University
Martijn Müller, University of Michigan
Toshihisa Murofushi, Teikyo University
Melvyn Roerdink, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Kathryn Sibley, University of Manitoba
Patrick Sparto, University of Pittsburgh
John Stins, Research Institute MOVE
Herman van der Koiij, Delft University
Will Young, Brunel University

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