The 5th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics was held on Tuesday May 30th 20117 at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Denver (USA)

The initiative, organized by Dr. Paola Contessa, Dr. Joseph Hamill, Dr. Irene Davis, and Dr. Brian Noehren and the ISB Working Group in Motor Control, featured internationally renowned speakers in the field of Motor Control and Biomechanics (see flyer for details).

Dr. Joshua Kline (Delsys Inc, USA) opened the session by presenting the importance of bridging the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

The talks included an honorary lecture from Prof. Matt Stock (University of Central Florida, USA) in memory of the life and contributions of the Dr. Travis Beck. Scientific presentations followed by Prof. Gert-Peter Brüggemann (German Sports University, Germany) on the effect of perturbation of habitual joint movement paths on extrinsic foot muscle metabolism, motor control and neuromuscular fatigue in cyclic exercise, Prof. Katherine Boyer (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) on movement coordination and variability to understand pathological gait, Prof. Bryan Heiderscheit (University of Wisconsin, USA) on self-selected running form, Dr. Joshua C. Kline (Delsys Inc, USA) on motor unit firing behavior during fatigue and Mr. Michael Trevino, on the relationship between motor unit firing behavior and myosin heavy chain composition.

Many thanks to all of the speakers and attendees for making the symposium a success.

The next Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics is currently being planned for the next ISB Congress in Brisbane, Australia, 23-27 July 2017. Details here.