Inaugural Meeting:

Restorative Neurology and Motor Control

The initial ISRN meeting  was held May 15 as a satellite of the World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Melbourne Australia, 13-16 May, 2012, in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 110.

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Session 1: History and Principles of Restorative Neurology (08:15 – 9:30)

Moderators: Milan R. Dimitrijevic and Art Sherwood

8:15–8:30       Welcome and Introduction to Restorative Neurology – Milan R. Dimitrijevic

8:30–9:00      Overview of neurophysiology of movement control – John Rothwell

9:00–9:30      Restorative Neurology: Consideration of the New Anatomy and Physiology of the Injured Nervous System – Keith Tansey

9:30 – 10:00  Coffee Break

Session 2: Nervous system injury: Assessing the new anatomy and physiology (10:00 – 12:00)

Moderators: Keith Tansey and Simon Tang

10:00–10:30  Clinical evaluation and its characterization of the presence of subclinical control – Milan R. Dimitrijevic

10:30–11:00   Neurophysiological characterization of the new anatomy and residual functions – Barry McKay

11:00–11:30   Inspiratory- and finger-flexion-related cortical potentials in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – an exploratory study – Janez Zidar

11:30–12:00   Advanced imaging techniques and characterization of residual anatomy – Patrick Stroman

12:00 – 13:30  Lunch

Session 3: Restorative interventions: capitalizing upon these residual functions (13:30 – 16:00)

Moderators: Barry McKay and Dobrivoje Stokic

13:30–14:00   Developmental and maladaptive plasticity and the role of stimulation – Karen Pape

14:00–14:30   Physical interventions to restore function – Mary Galea

14:30–15:00   Neuromodulation to restore motor function – Karen Minassian

15:30–15:30  Modification of altered ankle motor control after stroke using focal application of Botulinum toxin type A  – Simon Tang

15:30–16:00  The clinical practice of reconstructive neurosurgery – Justin Brown

16:00 – 16:30  Coffee Break

Session 4: the Future of Restorative Neurology (16:30 – 17:30)

Moderators: Byron Kakulas and John Rothwell

16:30–17:00  Systems neurobiology of restorative neurology and future directions for repair of damaged motor systems  – John Martin

17:00–17:30   Summary and closing Remarks – Byron Kakulas

19:30 – 22:00 Dinner to celebrate the life and contributions of Milan R. Dimitrijevic, MD, PhD



Program biosketches

Papers: Special issue of  Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery