Neurorehabilitation is entering a new exciting era. A wide range of new technologies is increasingly being integrated into clinical practice, enhancing the potentiality of therapists and clinicians to rehabilitate, diagnose and generate knowledge.
We envision a future in which Neurorobotics, Neuroprosthetics, Brain-Machine Interfaces and Virtual Reality will represent efficient and well-accepted means of interaction between the therapist and the patient. In this ambitious scenario, the emergence of new therapies is needed, in order to effectively exploit the huge potential of the available technology.
The 2012 Summer School of Neurorehabilitation will bring together students and world-class professors and researchers from the fields of clinical rehabilitation and biomedical engineering in order to promote and encourage this global shift in theraphy.
This School is a great opportunity for any PhD student with a medical or engineering background willing to learn the potential of new therapeutic approaches that integrate state of the art technology with current clinical experience and knowledge.
2012 Summer School on Neurorehabilitation will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, Sept 16 - 21. The theme of the conference is "Emerging therapies". The Summer School will focus on the following main areas:
- New therapies in Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson´s Desease.
- Current and future clinical applications of Robotics, Neuroprosthetics, BCI and Virtual Reality.
- New tools for the diagnosis and modeling of neuromotor disabilities.
In the morning and afternoon the students will attend plenary talks and hands-on workshops (see the list below). In the late afternoons and evenings, students and speakers are invited to participate in social, cultural and sport activities.
Zaragoza is the capital city of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert (Los Monegros) to thick forest, meadows and mountains.
In this area extraordinary landscapes and historical towns can be found, which constitute the municipality of Nuévalos. Here lies the Monasterio de Piedra, founded in 1194 by Alfonso II of Aragon with thirteen Cistercian monks from Poblet Monastery, built as an old castle next to the Piedra river. It was dedicated to St. Mary the Fair (Santa María la Blanca). The entire complex has been declared a national monument.