The 36th International Symposium of the Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central (GRSNC) 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.