was held on Tuesday May 30th 2017 during the pre-conference workshops of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Denver (USA).
The Initiative, organized by Dr. Paola Contessa, Dr. Joseph Hamill, Dr. Irene Davis, and Dr. Brian Noehren as well as the ISB Working Group in Motor Control, featured internationally renowned speakers in the field of Motor Control and Biomechanics (see flyer for details).
Dr. Joshua C Kline (Delsys, Inc, USA) opened the session by presenting the importance of bridging the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.
The talks included an honorary lecture from Prof. Matt Stock (University of Central Florida, USA) in memory of the life and contributions of the Dr. Travis Beck. Scientific presentations followed by Prof. Gert-Peter Brüggemann (German Sports University, Germany) on the perturbation of habitual joint movement paths, Prof. Katherine Boyer (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) on movement coordination during pathological gait, Prof. Bryan Heiderscheit (University of Wisconsin, USA) on alternatives to self-selected running form, Dr. Joshua C. Kline (Delsys, inc, USA) on motor unit firing behavior during fatigue and Mr. Michael A. Trevino, on the relationship between motor unit firing behavior and myosin heavy chain composition.
Many thanks to all of the speakers and attendees for making the symposium a success.