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Berlin, Germany - Fifth International Fascia Research Congress
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:00 AM to Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:00 PM CEST
Category: International CE Courses


November 14-15, 2018


Urania Center
Berlin, Germany


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Fifth International Fascia Research Congress

Hosted by Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation, Fascia Research Society

Instructors: Adamantios Arampatzis, Ph.D., Paul Hodges, Ph.D., Daniel Lieberman, Ph.D., Melody Swartz, Ph.D., Frank Willard, Ph.D., L’Hocine Yahia, Ph.D., Marion Schneider, Ph.D.

Credits:  15

Course Description:

Connecting Key Issues: How Fascia Research Can Impact Health Outcomes
The International Fascia Research Congress (FRC) will present the latest and most relevant fascia science including plenary and breakout sessions. An important continuing initiative of the FRC is to foster understanding and collaboration among scientists working in fascia research and the various clinical professionals who address fasciae in their work with clients and patients.

Topics: Neuromuscular capacity & motor function; Pain & movement control; Evolutionary biology & biomechanics; Lymphatic system, pathophysiology & immunity; Spinal anatomy & neurology of spine pain; Bioperformance, biomimetics & bioengineering; Fascia & Immunology

Instructor Bios: 

Adamantios Arampatzis is Professor of Movement Science, head of the Department of Training and Movement Sciences and Spokesperson of the Berlin School of Movement Science at the Humboldt-University Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in Movement Science and Sports Medicine in 1995 and finished his Habiliation in Biomechanics in 2002 at the German Sport University Cologne. His research deals with the interaction of the central nervous and peripheral systems, how these systems develop over the lifespan and adapt to changing environmental demands. In this context, the main areas of his research focus on the adaptation of the muscle-tendon unit, neuromuscular control, locomotor adaptation and dynamic stability control in healthy and pathological conditions.

Paul Hodges is the Senior Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia. Paul has three doctorates: one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration, and balance.

Daniel Lieberman is the Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Science, and Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. He received his AB from Harvard in 1986 (Summa cum laude), an M.Phil from Cambridge University in 1987, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993. His research is on how and why the human body is the way it is, with particular foci on the origins of bipedalism, how humans became such superlative endurance runners, and the evolution of the highly unusual human head.

Melody A. Swartz is the William B. Ogden Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Her research is focused on the lymphatic system and aims to understand, modulate and exploit the complex roles of lymphatic vessels in immunity and pathophysiology, especially in cancer. Her lab draws on bioengineering approaches in cell biology and physiology, including biotransport and biomechanics, to investigate the role of lymphatic vessels in maintaining immunological tolerance and the role of lymphangiogenesis in controlling inflammation and immunity.

Frank Willard is Professor of Anatomy and Neuroanatomy at the College of the Osteopathic Medicine of the University of New England (US). He also serves as a member of the teaching board at the European School of Osteopathy and the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Gaining his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1981, his research focuses on spinal anatomy and the neurology of spine pain.

Dr. L’Hocine Yahia graduated from the University of Orleans in 1977 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Compiegne University of Technology (France) in 1980. He has been tenured faculty at Polytechnique Montreal (Canada) for 35 years. He is also an associated professor in Biomaterials and Biomechanics at the Department of Surgery of Montreal University. Dr. Yahia is currently the director of the Innovation and Bioperformance Analysis Laboratory.