Focused symposia


Call for focused symposia

Deadline for submission of symposium abstract; 1st of March 2023 23:59 (GMT+1).

Focused symposia abstract proposals need to be submitted via this template. Complete all details via the template and return the template via email to After submission of your proposal you will receive a confirmation of receipt via email. Accepted symposia abstracts need to submit a full abstract afterwards via the online module. 

Focused symposia are central to the congress program. These are one-and-a-half-hour sessions led by a convenor who is a recognized authority in their field. The convenor leads a team of presenters through a series of linked presentations on a certain topic. Followed by discussions with the audience. At the end, the convenor provides some insight into the implications and future directions for practice, research and education.

Focused symposia provide a forum where cutting edge topics can be explored and debated, drawing together different research and practice perspectives. As part of an international team, focused symposium convenors and speakers explore the implications of the latest research and thinking as well as debate controversies and lay the foundations for further interactions and initiatives. These sessions are always popular with congress delegates as they draw large audiences, provide lively discussions and positive feedback.

You are invited to select one topic upon submission of your abstract for the Focused symposia:

- Stroke
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injury
- Neuromuscular disorders/neuropathy
- Comprehensive rehabilitation programs
- Virtual reality training
- Neurorobotics
- Neurostimulation/modulation
- Action observation/visuomotor imagery
- Orthotics/neuroprosthetics/FES
- Spasticity/dystonia
- Neuropharmacology
- Functional diagnostics/prognostics
- Gait analysis
- Neuropsychology/linguistics
- Neuropsychiatry/behavioral disorders
- Vocational/occupational rehabilitation
- Self-management/empowerment
- Family and environmental support
- Adaptive devices
- Guidelines/implementation/reimbursement
- Designing recovery trial
- Other