Sunday - September 9, 2018
10:00Refreshment point: Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology CEM, Sienkiewiczova 1, Bratislava
14:30Shuttle bus to Smolenice. Meeting point: Fajnorovo nábrežie
15:30 - 16:30Registration
17:00Opening address: director of Centre of Experimental Medicine - O. Pecháňová
17:15Keynote lecture: Jeka J. (USA) - Temporally coordinated mechanisms of balance control during walking
19:00Welcome reception
Monday - September 10, 2018
7:30 - 8:30Breakfast
Posture Control Mechanisms and Gait
Session 1 Chairmen: Schieppati, Honeine
8:30 - 9:10Schieppati M. (Luxembourg) - Curved walking: how to cope with the equilibrium constraints?
9:10 - 9:25Penati R. (Italy) - Overground and treadmill walking differently affect cognitive performance
9:25 - 9:40Honeine J.L. (France) - Kinematics of gait termination and gait initiation during street crossing
9:40 - 9:55Reimann H. (USA) - Coordination of multiple mechanisms for balance control during walking into one functional response
9:55 - 10:40Coffee break
Sensory Integration
Session 2 Chairmen: Hollands, Reynolds
10:40 - 11:20Hollands M.A. (UK) - Why do we look where we are going? The roles of eye movements in the control of locomotion
11:20 - 11:35Thomas N.M. (UK) - Visually fixating or tracking another person decreases balance control in young and older females walking in a real-world scenario
11:35 - 11:50Akcay E. (Turkey) - Visual effects on human responses to support surface translation - optic flow makes major contribution
11:50 - 12:05Reynolds R.F. (UK) - Augmenting balance with tactile robotic feedback
12:05 - 12:20Assländer L. (Germany) - Sensory integration of light touch cues in human standing balance
12:20 - 14:00Lunch
Session 3 Chairmen: Peterka, Mergner
14:00 - 14:40Peterka R.J. (USA) - Measuring and understanding factors contributing to normal and abnormal control of body orientation during stance and gait
14:40 - 14:55Mergner T. (Germany) - Human responses to support surface translation - body-foot proprioception can replace body-space vestibular input
14:55 - 15:10Thompson L.A. (USA) - Sensorimotor integration in primates with vestibular dysfunction & applicability to human postural control
15:10 - 15:25Mackenzie S.W. (UK) - Ocular torsion responses to electrical vestibular stimulation in vestibular schwannoma
15:25 - 16:30Coffee break + POSTERS 1
Session 4 Chairmen: Day, Oates
16:30 - 17:10Day B.L. (UK) - The throw-and-catch hypothesis of human stepping: dealing with variability
17:10 - 17:25Oates A. (Canada) - Adding haptic input during walking in someone with an incomplete spinal cord injury
17:25 - 17:40Sayenko D.G. (USA) - Non-invasive electrical spinal neuromodulation enables independent standing after paralysis
17:40 - 17:55Andreeva A. (Russia) - Leg and core muscles activity after local and global excercises during stance
19:00Barbecue + Folk music
Tuesday - September 11, 2018
7:30 - 8:30Breakfast
Parkinson’s disease and Ageing
Session 5 Chairmen: Horak, Latash
8:30 - 9:10Horak F.B. (USA) - Are postural responses and anticipatory postural adjustments mediated by different neural networks?
9:10 - 9:25Latash M. (USA) - Synergic control of posture: impaired stability and agility in Parkinson’s disease
9:25 - 9:40Schlenstedt C. (Germany) - Abnormal anticipatory postural adjustments in Parkinson's disease - cause or compensation for freezing of gait?
9:40 - 9:55Meigal A. (Russia) - Reaction time, body balance and gait characteristics in Parkinson’s disease patients across the program of "dry" immersion
9:55 - 10:10Giardini M. (Italy) - Adaptation to predictable postural perturbations induced by a mobile platform in patients with Parkinson’s disease
10:10 - 11:10Coffee break + POSTERS 2
Session 6 Chairmen: Mancini, Thompson
11:10 - 11:50Mancini M. (USA) - Cortical activity to measure automaticity of turning with and without vibrotactile cues
11:50 - 12:05Corzani M. (Italy) - Biofeedback effects in Parkinson’s disease: multiple time-scales analysis
12:05 - 12:20Thompson L.A. (USA) - Age-related control of posture & gait: exploring assistive methodologies towards improving elderly balance
12:20 - 12:35Osler C.J. (UK) - Age-dependent effect of mental fatigue on static balance control
12:35 - 14:00Lunch
15:00Social activities

1. Visit of town Modra - you will enter the Slovak ceramics museum where you will experience life handmade production of ceramics demonstrated by the art master from Slovak Folk Majolica.

2. Guided walk in historic town Trnava - you will discover the charm of the most beautiful sacral sights of Trnava, you will also enjoy the panoramatic view from the observation town tower.

3. Wine tasting
19:00Farewell Dinner
Wednesday - September 12
7:30 - 8:30Breakfast
Falls, Sports and Others
Session 7 Chairmen: Chiari, Svoboda
8:30 - 8:45Chiari L. (Italy) - Impaired dynamic stability while turning is a key risk factor for falls
8:45 - 9:00Svoboda Z. (Czech Republic) - Relationship between local dynamic stability and fall occurrence: comparison of prospective and retrospective approach
9:00 - 9:15Zemková E. (Slovakia) - Discriminatory accuracy of balance tests improves under altered stance support conditions
9:15 - 9:30Sakanaka T.E. (Brazil) - Individual differences in intrinsic ankle stiffness and the implications for body sway
9:30 - 10:00Coffee break
10:00 - 10:15Delafontaine A. (France) - Cervical joint hypomobility simulated by neck braces and cervical orthosis alters gait initiation process
10:15 - 10:30Wojnicz W. (Poland) - A relationship between muscle activities of dominant lower limb and displacements of COM and COP over stepping
10:30 - 10:45Kolářová B. (Czech Republic) - Effect of gait imagination on lower limb muscle activity
10:45 - 11:00Zahálka F. (Czech Republic) - The postural stability changes of elite athletes after ACL injury
11:00 - 11:05End of symposium
11:15 - 12:30Lunch
13:00Shuttle bus to Bratislava
Monday - September 10, 2018
POSTERS 1 15:25 - 16:30
P1Janura M. (Czech Republic) - Lower limb loading during gait in patients with bilateral total hip replacement
P2Bizovska L. (Czech Republic) - Gait variability and symmetry and its relationship to the lower limb muscle strength
P3Klein T. (Czech Republic) - Effect of sensorimotor foot orthoses on lower limb gait kinematics
P4Mlcochova Z. (Czech Republic) - Biomechanical risk factors of gait in barefoot shoes
P5Kubonova E. (Czech Republic) - Comparison of lower limb kinematics during gait between patients after primary and revision total hip replacement
P6Lastovicka O. (Czech Republic) - Immediate effect of retrocapital bars of sensorimotor insoles on relative torsion between the pelvis and the foot during the stance phase of gait cycle in asymptomatic healthy adults
P7Hirjakova Z. (Slovakia) - Postural changes during gait initiation in slightly obese adults
P8Mokosakova M. (Slovakia) - Assessment of postural stability in depressive patients using accelerometer sensors
P9Gryc T. (Czech Republic) - Postural stability and its changes of elite young football players during the competition period
P10Stania M. (Poland) - Postural stability in children with faulty posture – a pilot study
P11Kirilova K. (Bulgaria) - Functional reach and dynamic balance of healthy 11-year-old children
P12Maekawa M. (Japan) - Change in body and mind states with stretching exercise improving the posture in school refusal
Tuesday - September 11, 2018
POSTERS 2 10:10 - 11:10
P13Kusnirova A. (Slovakia) - Gait and balance disorders in patients with PD – detection of specific problematic situations
P14Kosutzka Z. (Slovakia) - Gait disorders in patients with generalised dystonia after GPi-DBS: insight from eye movement study
P15Arcolin I. (Italy) - Application of confirmatory factor analysis to verify gait models in people with Parkinson’s disease
P16Seuthe J. (Germany) - Modulating gait asymmetry and motor switching with split-belt-treadmill in Parkinson's disease: feasibility of a study protocol and preliminary results
P17Juras G. (Poland) - Sample entropy analysis of postural sway in Parkinson’s disease – pilot study
P18Bzduskova D. (Slovakia) - Dynamic postural changes in the soleus muscle vibration offset due to age and Parkinson's disease
P19Kucharik M. (Slovakia) - Processing of illusional visual information during upright stance in senior and demented patients
P20Thomas N.M. (UK) - Light bulb characteristics affect stair descent in young adults
P21Smith C.P. (UK) - The effects of age and strength on ankle proprioceptive acuity
P22Słomka K.J. (Poland) - Rambling-trembling COP decomposition and sample entropy in functional and static balance of ballet dance experts
P23Schieppati M. (Luxembourg) - Convergence of podokinetic after-rotation and body turning response to axial muscle unilateral vibration during stepping in place
P24Le V. (USA) - Postural instability in autonomous vehicles following front-seat passenger exposure