Dear colleagues,

We have the distinct pleasure to invite you to the 2018 world conference on Movement and Cognition to be held on 27-29 July 2018 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Among the other institutions involved in this event include the Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals , McLean, and Beth Israel-Deaconess, as well as the Computational Neurosciences Laboratory at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford and the Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute for Technology, the School of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, La Sorbonne (University of Paris) France the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance,  the School of Health Sciences of University of Haifa, 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 and the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad ‘Manuel Fajardo’ Havana and the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, Cuba 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 and its relation to cognitive function.

You are welcome to join us in the conference, and if you wish (not obligatory) you can also propose an abstract for symposium, or oral presentation, for a workshop or a poster.

Please submit your abstracts to the attention of the scientific committee at: [email protected]. The abstracts of the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings as well as selected papers published in volume 8 of the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics.

The format for abstracts is available on the website:

Among the broad topic areas in this call for abstracts include scientific explorations of Cognitive-Movement applications in: rehabilitation, sports, human development, gerontology, genetics/genomics, technologies and measurement, science of aesthetics, behavioral and communication sciences, occupational and physical therapy, and biomedical engineering.

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 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].   Should you have questions with relation to the organization of the conference including special needs, accommodation, travel etc. please get in contact with the conference organizers at: [email protected]

We hope to meet you in July 2018.

Wish very best wishes,


Gerry Leisman                                                         

Chair, Scientific Committee


Professor, Neuro- and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Haifa Faculty of Social Welfare

and Health Sciences. Director, The National

Institute of Brain & Rehabilitation Sciences,

Nazareth, Israel.  Professor Neurológica

Restaurativa Universidad de Ciencias Medicas

de la Habana, Cuba.

[email protected]