The neurophysiology of movement and neural rehabilitation of movement are rapidly developing research areas. This course is therefore organized annually with a focus on disseminating the most relevant and recent achievements. The course will include a series of internationally recognized speakers and a series of speakers from Aalborg University that are experts within the field. There will be a strong emphasis on providing time for interaction between the speakers and participants. The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site.
This year the focus will be on neural engineering solution to stroke patients and will include: Animal models of stroke, brain-computer interfaces, functional electrical stimulation/therapy for stroke rehabilitation, neurophysiology of movement, neural plasticity in the motor system, and tele-rehabilitation solutions and other timely topics.
Relevant papers and book chapters will be announced shortly before the course.
The course targets Ph.D. students working within the areas of motor control, neural rehabilitation engineering or students with interests in this research area. The course is repeated every year with a different focus, thus participation to the previous edition does not preclude participation in this edition. The students attending this course should have a basic knowledge of motor control and of the role of afferent feedback during locomotion.

The course counts for 1 ECTS credit. To get credit /course certificate, students should bring and present a poster on a scientific topic of their own choice.

The topic could be related to a specific research study from their phd-work or show the overall objectives of the phd project. A 5 min oral presentation should be given during the afternoon of 18 June . Both the poster and the presentation should follow the IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, Disscssion). Recycling posters from a conference is acceptable. A committee will be selected to evaluate the quality of the posters and presentations. A price will be awarded the best poster/best presentation.

Associate Professor Winnie Jensen, e-mail:
Professor Ole Kæseler Andersen, e-mail:
Co-organisers: Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
and Associate Professor Erika Spaich, Aalborg University
Organisers, invited speakers and speakers from SMI
June 17 and 18, 2013 (09.00-17.00)
Nordkraft (room 10.14, 10th floor)
Kjellerups Torv

Zip code:
Number of seats:
May 21, 2013
Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.