Third International Congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair

22nd-24th May 2019

Third International Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair

This is a newsflash from the Organising Committee of the 3rd congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair that will take place on 22–24 May 2019 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The congress is organised by the Dutch, Belgian and German Societies for neurorehabilitation and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology in the United Kingdom.

Call for special symposium

We hereby would like to invite you to submit your proposal for a special symposium.

Focused symposia abstract proposals need to be submitted via this template. Complete all details via the template and return the template via email to After submission of your proposal you will receive confirmation of receipt via email. Accepted symposia abstracts need to submit a full abstract afterwards via the online abstract submission module.

Focused symposia are central to the congress programme. These are one-and-a-half-hour sessions led by a convenor who is a recognised authority in their field. The convenor leads a team of presenters through a series of linked presentations on a certain topic, followed by a discussion with the audience. At the end, the convenor provides some insight into the implications and future directions for practice, research and education.

Focused symposia provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, drawing together different research and practice perspectives. As part of an international team, focused symposium convenors and speakers explore the implications of the latest research and thinking as well as debate controversies and lay the foundations for further interactions and initiatives. These sessions are always popular with congress delegates as they, draw large audiences, provide lively discussions and positive feedback.

Deadline for submission of symposium abstracts: 21st October 2018, 23:59 (GMT+1)

You are invited to select one topic upon submission of your abstract for the focused symposia:

- Stroke
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Neuromuscular disorders/neuropathy
- Comprehensive rehabilitation programmes
- Virtual reality training
- Neurorobotics
- Neurostimulation/modulation
- Action observation/visuomotor imagery
- Orthotics/neuroprosthetics/FES
- Spasticity/dystonia
- Neuropharmacology
- Functional diagnostics/prognostics
- Gait analysis
- Neuropsychology/linguistics
- Neuropsychiatry/behavioral disorders
- Vocational/occupational rehabilitation
- Self-management/empowerment
- Family and environmental support
- Adaptive devices
- Guidelines/implementation/reimbursement
- Designing recovery trial
- Other

For more information about the congress, please click here.

Update November 2018

Call for abstracts

We hereby would like to invite you to submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the scientific programme at the congress. All abstracts have to be submitted through the website of the Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair ( and must conform to the general guidelines for submission.

Please submit your abstract here.

Abstracts submitted via email, fax or other media will not be accepted. The online abstract system will take you step by step through the submission of your abstract. After submitting, you will receive an automated confirmation email.

Important Dates 

31 January 2019: submission deadline of abstracts for orals and posters
28 February 2019: notification of acceptance of oral and poster abstracts

For more information, read more here.

Best Young Scientist and Best Poster Award 2019

There will be a special slot during the programme for awarding the best oral presentation of a young scientist (up to 35 years of age) as well as for the best poster presentation (all ages). The 1st place winners will receive a free full congress registration for the 4th Congress on NeuroRehabilitation and Neural Repair in 2021!



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