36e symposium du GRSNC

Home page Speakers Program Registration Abstracts Travel Awards Accreditation Accommodation Venue Contact us Français



About the 36th Symposium

The 36th International Symposium of the Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central (GRSNC), entitled "Sensorimotor Rehabilitation: At the Crossroad of Basic and Clinical Sciences", will be held on May 12-13, 2014 at Université de Montréal. This symposium is organized in collaboration with the SensoriMotor Rehabilitation Research Team (SMRRT) and the organizers are Dr. Serge Rossignol, Dr. Numa Dancause and Dr. Sylvie Nadeau (Université de Montréal).

Spinal cord injury (SCI) and stroke may leave important deficits in humans and, after the acute period, sensory and motor rehabilitation may be needed to optimize residual functions. The objective of this translational symposium on Sensorimotor Rehabilitation is to bring together clinicians and basic scientists to share new avenues for evaluation and treatment of patients, based on the most recent clinical and basic research in the field. This 2-day symposium will gather 21 speakers of international stature ( 6 from Europe, 8 from USA and 7 from Canada) and 4 session chairpersons from Canada who have made their marks either in the field of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) or in the field of Stroke. One full day will be devoted to SCI and one full day on Stroke. The sessions are structured to give participants an overview of the two populations of patients and basic mechanisms of recovery. Then, speakers will discuss current clinical treatments, new clinical trials and innovative approaches being developed. A Plenary Lecture given by Dr Eb Fetz should further strengthen the links between fields on cutting-edge research using Brain Machine Interface. Posters by professors, post-docs or students will be displayed for a total of 4 hours over the 2 days to update participants on the most current ongoing work in their laboratories. We think that many categories of professionals should be attracted by such a symposium. It will create unique opportunity for clinicians and basic scientists to meet but also, specialists in two related fields, SCI and stroke, to reflect on common mechansims of recovery and clinical practice. We want to use that occasion to disseminate ideas and approaches among all those directly or indirectly implicated in the welfare of these patient populations.

The presentations are divided in four sessions:

  1. Spinal Cord Injury: Evaluating deficits and treatments in patients
  2. Spinal Cord Injury: Animal models and new treatment perspectives
  3. Stroke: Evaluating deficits and treatments in patients
  4. Stroke: Animal models and new treatment perspectives

See the detailed program.

Submissions are invited for a limited number of poster presentations on research results related to the symposium theme.

Registration deadline: Thursday, May 8th 2014

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 31st 2014

Symposium venue: Room B-2245, Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal

This activity is accredited by the Direction du Développement professionnel continu (DPC) of the Faculty of Medicine. For more details, please consult the Accreditation section.


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following organizations:

Sponsors Faculté de médecine, Vice-décanat à la recherche et à l'innovation scientifique - Université de Montréal FRQS Université de Montréal - Vice rectorat à la recherche, création et innovation Eli Lilly Canada REPAR IRSC / CIHR Wings for Life Institut Rick Hansen / Rick Hansen Institute Diversification de l'économie de l'Ouest Canada / Western Economic Diversification Canada CRIR

© Copyright, GRSNC 2013 GRSNC