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IFESS 2012 : 17th Annual Meeting - International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society


When Sep 9, 2012 - Sep 12, 2012
Where Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract Registration Due Feb 6, 2012
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2012
Notification Due Mar 31, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2012
Categories    biomedical engineering   life sciences   rehabilitation science   neuroscience

Call For Papers

The 17th IFESS Annual Meeting will be held in Banff, Canada, September 9 -12, 2012 with pre-conference workshops on September 8, 2012; IFESS would like to extend a warm invitation to all researchers, educators, health care providers, business representatives, government representatives, and policy experts from around the world to hear, learn, and share the latest advances in functional electrical stimulation technology. This year's theme of the conference will be “Smart Machines - Neural Evolution” and will highlight the past, present and future of FES technology.

The Call for Pre-Conference Workshops is now open and will close March 31st, 2012. Submit your preconference workshop proposal at

The Call for Papers opens February 6, 2012 and will close March 31st 2012.
Submit your abstract through our abstract submission form at

Conference Sessions
• Electrical Stimulation and Regenerative Medicine
• Neuromorphic Engineering
• Deep Brain Stimulation and Neuromodulation
• Electrodes and Circuits
• Bionic Medicine and Plasticity
• Reanimating the Limbs: Neuroprostheses and Exoskeletons
• Brain-machine Interfaces
• Somatosensory Prostheses
• Pressure Ulcers and the Role of Neuroprostheses
• Secondary Complications, Exercise and Denervated Muscles
• New Directions

NEW TO IFESS - Plenary Sessions Discussion Topics
• The Path to Success of the Cochlear Prosthesis
• Neural Prostheses: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
• From the Community Perspective

Plenary, Keynote, and other Distinguished Speakers
• Daniel Bader
• Todd A. Kuiken
• Andres Lozano
• Robert Shepherd
• Richard Stein
• P. Hunter Peckham
• Alim Louis Benabid
• Douglas Weber
• Anna Wang
• Ronald Triolo
• Patrick Tresco
• Thomas Stieglitz
• Arthur Prochazka
• Cornelis (Cees) Oomens
• David Martin
• Peter Konrad
• Robert Kirsch
• Amit Gefen
• Daniel Ferris
• Ralph Etienne-Cummings

We encourage you to forward this notice to your national and international colleagues and associates and to submit your papers and join us in Banff this September.

To learn more about the conference please visit our website at

Vivian Mushahwar, Conference Chair, University of Alberta
Milos Popovic, Scientific Program Chair, University of Toronto

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