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MCG Activities 

This past year marked an important accomplishment for the Motor Control Group: the recognition of the Group as a Technical Group of ISB on July 31st, 2019 during the 2019 ISB/ASB Congress in Calgary, Canada. We are honored and excited about this affiliation, which recognizes the increasing interest of the Biomechanics community in Motor Control. We sincerely thank the Past President, Dr. Joe Hamill, the Technical Groups Officer Dr. Elizabeth Clarke and all the members of the ISB Executive Council for their continuous support and recognition, and we look forward to continuing to work towards bridging the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

This past year, we hosted our 9th and 10th Symposia on Motor Control in Biomechanics, in conjunction with the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Orlando (USA) and the 2019 Congress of ISB/ASB in Calgary (Canada), respectively. 


9th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

10th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

When:  May 28th, 2019

Where:  in conjunction with the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports medicine (ACSM), Orlando (USA)

Symposium Info:  see here.

When:  Aug 2nd, 2019

Where:  in conjunction with the 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Calgary (Canada)

Symposium Info:  see here.


We would like to extend a special thank-you to ISB for their financial assistance in supporting the 2nd Motor Control Group Student Award in the amount of $500 USD for a student to participate and present at our Motor Control Symposium at ACSM. The award was provided to Mrs. Alessandra Matias, PT, Honors Doctorate at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Research Internship Fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA), for her abstract submission titled: “Not all forefoot striking is equal”.

We would also like to thank the De Luca Foundation for their continuous support of our initiatives.

We look forward to our 2020 symposia, which we will announce soon. Please check our website (see here) for more information on our past and upcoming symposia.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020! 

Happy Holidays from the ISB Working Group in Motor Control