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 2022


The Congress will take place at the HOTEL BONAVENTURE, a world class, centrally located venue perfectly suited to ISPGR’s needs.

Given the continuing uncertainty around travel restrictions and limitations as a result of COVID-19, ISPGR intend to organise a hybrid event, allowing people to present and attend either in-person in Montreal, or virtually. The Strategic Planning Committee, along with the 2022 Co-chairs, are exploring various options that can support this hybrid format, and more details will be available in due course.

Key Dates

Symposia Submissions: 12 August 2021 – October 1, 2021
Oral & Poster Submissions: 4 October – 13 December, 2021
Pre-Congress Workshop Submissions: 4 October – 13 December, 2021
Awards Applications Open: 4 October, 2021
Late Breaking Poster Abstracts: 4 April – 18 April, 2022
Travel Stipend Submission Deadline: 15 April, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: 25 April, 2022
Hotel Accommodation Cut-off 1 June, 2022
Regular Registration Deadline: 3 June, 2022
2022 World Congress Dates: July 3 – 7, 2022


Meet the 2022 Co-Chairs

Karen Li

Karen Li

Concordia University (CAN)

Karen Li completed her doctoral studies in 1996 at University of Toronto, followed by post-doctoral fellowships at Duke University in North Carolina and the Max Planck Institute for Lifespan Development in Berlin, Germany. She joined the Psychology department at Concordia University in 2000 and is presently a Full Professor of Psychology, with a research focus on cognitive aging, and the role of executive functions in gait and posture. She directs the Laboratory for Adult Development and Cognitive Aging, and has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Fonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culture. She is a Researcher of the PERFORM Centre for preventive health research, the Centre for Research in Human Development, and the engAGE Centre for Studies of Aging.

Kristen Hollands

Kristen Hollands

University of Salford (UK)

Kristen Hollands is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester UK. Her research focuses on understanding the causes of difficulties with mobility in older adults and people with neurological conditions and translating this understanding to the design of more effective rehabilitation treatments. Most recently her work has been exploring implementation of evidence based practice to promote mobility in care home settings. Her research interests thus span “bench to bedside” and she hopes to inspire curiosity around how we might better utilise the knowledge ISPGR community creates regarding mechanisms of gait, posture and balance control within clinical practices.

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Going to the ISPGR World Congress this July?

You might also be interested in the ISEK Congress taking place a few days earlier (June 22 – 25) in Québec City, Canada.

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