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Saturday & Sunday - November 5-6, 2016

Teachers College, Columbia University

A public memorial service for Ann Gentile was held on Friday, November 4th, at Teachers College.

About the Conference

Movement Sciences Professor Emerita Ann Gentile, who taught at TC for 44 years before retiring in 2008, passed away in February. Ann was a pioneer in applying theories of brain function to motor skill learning in the development of athletic skills and the treatment of adults and children with disorders of movement. 

Leading experts in movements sciences and rehabilitation will honor Ann’s memory and build on her legacy with a contemporary analysis of research in these fields and its application to practice. 

Read more about Ann Gentile, a Pioneer in Movement Sciences

Speakers

Schedule

Saturday

8:00 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:40 James Gordon - Motor learning as therapy: a critical appraisal of the legacy of Ann Gentile

9:40 - 10:20 Dick Magill - A movement problem-solving hypothesis: Practice condition implications from Gentile's learning stages model

10:20 - 10:40 Posters and Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:30 Gaby Wulf and Rebecca Lewthwaite - Enhancing motor learning: The OPTIMAL theory

11:30 - 12:10 D. Michele Basso - Multifactorial modifiers of functional recovery after spinal cord injury: Translating Basics Science to Human interventions

12:10 - 12:30 Panel Discussion

12:30 - 2:00 LUNCH – on your own

2:00 - 3:00 Alumni presentations

3:00 - 3:40 Howard Zelaznik - Learning patterns and learning forces:  Challenges for the study of motor skill learning

3:40 - 4:20 Karen Adolph - Learning to learn in motor development

4:20 - 4:40 Panel Discussion and Summary of the Day

Sunday

9:00 - 9:40 Roberta Shepherd - A Historical Perspective: The Development of the Movement Sciences as the Basis of Physiotherapy

9:40 - 10:20 Andy Gordon - Motor learning based approaches for rehabilitation in children with cerebral palsy

10:20 - 10:50 Posters and Coffee Break

10:50 - 12:10 Alumni presentations 

12:10 - 1:40 LUNCH – one your own

1:40 - 2:20 Amy Bastian - Learning and Relearning Movement

2:20 - 3:00 Lori Quinn – Teaching the brain new tricks: altering disease progression in basal ganglia disorders

3:00 - 3:30 Panel Discussion and Closing Comments

Rates

Continuing Education - 1 CEU

Cost:

$500
$400 TC Alumni
$150 TC Students

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