Neural Control of Movement Satellite Meeting

Join us April 17th for the NCM Satellite Meeting “Computations and neural code underlying the control of posture”. The Satellite meeting will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre in advance of the annual Society for the Neural Control of Movement Meeting.

Computations and neural code underlying the control of posture

The satellite is organized by Jean-Sébastien Blouin and Mark Carpenter, University of British Columbia

Whether it is for maintaining the position of a limb, whole-body stability or the foundation to generate goal-directed movements, postural control is central to our ability to move. Postural control, however, is often studied in silos, with researchers focusing on arm movements rarely interacting with researchers characterizing the control of upright balance (and vice-versa). A primary aim of this satellite meeting is to highlight emerging postural control research related to single joint, multi-joint and whole-body movements as well as the interactions between movement and postures. We invite all researchers with expertise in distinct subfields of postural control addressing their research questions from a modeling and/or physiological perspective, with an objective to foster discussions between attendees and potentially identify commonalities or emerging questions that may lead to a unified understanding of postural control across contexts (including arm, neck and whole-body postural control). We intend to create a forum to challenge established ideas and promote a broad vision of postural control and its understanding within the general field of sensorimotor control of movement. To do so, the satellite meeting will provide a venue for diverse trainees, junior and senior scientists to present their recent work, and have opportunities to interact, share ideas and provide/receive feedback and discuss emerging models of postural control.


List of Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Dr. Alaa Ahmed
Dr. Leah Bent
Dr. Tyler Cluff
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
Dr. Friedl de Groote
Dr. Patrick Forbes
Dr. Ryan Peters
Dr. Fabrice Sarlegna
Dr. Lena Ting
Dr. Albert Vette

Call for Submissions

We are inviting abstract submission for the NCM 2023 satellite meeting. There will be a limited number of open oral presentations within the program, as well as a dedicated poster session. Given that a main objective of the meeting is to provide an inclusive environment for trainees to establish their research network, priority will be given to trainees presenting their emerging work on computations and neural code underlying the control of posture.

Submission Guidelines

Submitters will be required to provide the following information for consideration through the online submission form:

  1. All abstracts must be submitted by the submission deadline of 23:59 CST February 28, 2023
  2. Indicate the preferred presentation format: a) either oral or poster presentation, or b) poster presentation only
  3. Title of the submission written in sentence case (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required) and do not include a period (.) at the end of the title
  4. Names and institutional affiliations/organizations of all authors in the order they should appear in the printed program.  Please do not enter names in all capital letters or all lowercase letters.
  5. The full name, institutional affiliation/organization, and email of the presenting author
  6. If the presenting author is a trainee or established scientist
  7. The final abstract (body of abstract) must be no more than 1500 characters (approximately 250 words)
  8. Avoid acronyms in the abstract

Submissions must be made via the button below prior to the submission deadline of 23:59 Central Daylight Time February 28, 2023