Neural Control of Movement Satellite Meeting

Join us July 24 and 25th for the NCM Satellite Meeting “A fine balance: The neural control of eye and head movements in health versus disease”. The Satellite meeting will be held at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in advance of the annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement Meeting.

A fine balance: The neural control of eye and head movements in health versus disease

The Satellite Meeting will begin with registration and an optional (additional charge) dinner on Sunday July 24th followed by the main sessions on Monday July 25th 2022 at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin, Ireland.

The satellite is organized by Natela Shanidze, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute and Neeraj Gandhi, University of Pittsburgh

The vestibular and oculomotor systems are inextricably linked in their design. Without proper eye movement control (motor), vestibular function is disrupted, and without vestibular signal (sensory), appropriate eye movement control is not possible in a moving organism. Although this interdependence has complex effects on visual stability, balance, and posture; the two systems can often seem simple in their basic architecture. For example, the vestibular apparatus is an engineering marvel for understanding signal processing and developing neural prostheses. Insults to the vestibular and oculomotor control streams produce profound effects on both behavior and perception (visual and vestibular) yet can also exhibit a resilient ability to recover. A deeper understanding of these systems, both intact and damaged, requires studies that bridge cellular and systems neurosciences and also incorporate behavioral, computational, and clinical efforts.

The satellite meeting will consider this range of topics through sessions focused on oculomotor control and vestibular processing in periphery and in the central nervous system, particularly in terms of their impact on action and perception.

Satellite Meeting Keynote Speaker:
W. Michael King, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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17:00 – 19:00

Satellite Registration

Stop by the registration desk to pick up your name badge and program.

19:00 – 21:00

Optional Satellite dinner

Pre-registration and payment is required for this optional dinner.  More information to come regarding this dinner location and costs.

 

08:00 – 08:30

Registration


08:30 – 08:40

Welcome/Introduction from Natela Shanidze and Raj Gandhi


08:40 – 10:10

Session 1: Peripheral vestibular processing

Discussion Leader: Kathleen Cullen, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:

Anna Lysakowski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Larry Hoffman, University of California Los Angeles

Hong Zhu, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Holly Holman, University of Utah


10:10 – 10:20

Coffee break


10:20 – 12:10

Session 2: Central vestibular signals & integration I (eye-head coordination, VOR, reafference, compensation

Discussion Leader: Hans van der Steen, Erasmus University Medical Center

Speakers:

Martha Bagnall, Washington University

Paul May, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Wu Zhou, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mayu Takahashi, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Jerome Carriot, McGill University


12:10 – 14:10

Lunch and Satellite Meeting poster session


14:10 – 16:00

Session 3: Central vestibular signals & integration II (motor learning, eye-hand coordination, self-motion/navigation, central balance control, ascending vestibular signals for navigation and heading

Discussion Leader: Lawrence Snyder, Washington University

Speakers:

Dora Angelaki, New York University

Andrea Green, University of Montreal

Paul MacNeilage, University of Nevada, Reno

Faisal Karmali, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Dan Merfeld, Ohio State University


16:00 – 16:10

Coffee break


16:10 – 17:40

Session 4: Dysfunctional vestibular signals

Discussion Leader: Steve Lisberger, Duke University

Speakers:

Courtney Stewart, LTC Charles S Kettles VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor

David Dickman, Baylor University

Rick Lewis, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Jorge Otero-Millan, University of California Berkeley


17:40 – 17:55

Keynote introduction by Craig Evinger


17:55 – 18:30

Satellite keynote – Michael King, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Confirmed Speakers

Session 1:

Peripheral Vestibular Processing

Discussion Leader:
Kathleen Cullen

Speakers:
Anna Lysakowski
Larry Hoffman
Hong Zhu
Holly Holman

Session 2:

Central vestibular signals & integration
(Eye-head coordination, VOR, reafferance, compensation)

Discussion Leader:
Hans van der Steen

Speakers:
Martha Bagnall
Paul May
Wu Zhou
Mayu Takahashi
Jerome Carriot

Session 3:

Central vestibular signals & integration II
(motor learning, eye-hand coordination, self-motivation/navigation, central balance control, ascending vestibular signals for navigation and heading)

Discussion Leader:
Lawrence Snyder

Speakers:
Dora Angelaki
Andrea Green
Paul MacNeilage
Faisal Karmali
Dan Merfeld

Session 4:

Dysfunctional vestibular signals

Discussion Leader:
Steve Lisberger

Speakers:
Courtney Stewart
David Dickman
Rick Lewis
Jorge Otero-Millan