Dear colleagues,

I have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the world conference on Movement and Cognition sponsored, in part, by the Harvard University School of Medicine’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the M.I.N.D. Institute at M.I.T., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad ‘Manuel Fajardo’ Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, and Bielefeld University in Germany. The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement. The conference will address issues related to gait, motion, kinesiology, disorders of movement, movement rehabilitation, motion, and balance, movement and cognition, human factors and ergonomics, as well as optimized movement in elite athletes, developmental issues of movement and coordination. Workshops on dance, dance therapy, physiotherapy of movement impairment will also be provided.

The abstracts of the conference as well as selected principal papers will be proceedings will be published in the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics published by Nova Scientific publishers (

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and I personally welcome your enquiries and suggestions. In the meantime, please check out our website here for more details.

Should you have any questions about the nature and form of the abstracts or pertaining to the larger papers, please feel free to connect with me at:
[email protected]

I hope to meet each of you at Oxford University in July 2017

Wish very best wishes,
Gerry Leisman
Chair Scientific Committee, MOVEMENT 2017
Director, The National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel
Professor, Human Factors and Rehabilitation Sciences
O.R.T.-Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel
Profesor de Neurología restaurativa
Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana
Facultad Manuel Fajardo, Havana, Cuba