Welcome

Dear Colleagues

It is a pleasure for us to announce the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) Conference 2018.

“Enhancing quality of life through electrical stimulation technology”

22. Annual IFESS Conference
Swiss Paraplegic-Centre Nottwil
29th-31st August 2018
Pre-conference workshop 28th August

Structural and functional impairment can reduce the participation of social life. Having technologies based on electrical stimulation enables people with impairment to enlarge their possibility of participation and thus their quality of life.

The conference will focus on motor- learning with FES for the upper and lower extremities, spinal cord stimulation, breathing-coughing and airway management, stimulation of denervated muscles, pain, urology, fitness and cardio-vascular system, implantable systems, technologies and Quality of life with FES.

At the same time the Tetrahand World Congress will take place from the 28th to the 31st of August 2018. „adding quality to life“ (Tetrahand World Congress 2018 website)


Ines Bersch
Conference chair



Abstract Submission


 
 

Information for abstract submission

There are two different options to submit an abstract. For both options the template should be used.

  1. Submission of a 4 page abstract
    By submitting an abstract in four pages length, the abstract could be eligible for the “Vodovnik Award” and/or a publication in the journal “Artificial Organs”.
  2. Submission of a 1 to 3 page abstract
    By submitting an abstract in one to three pages length, the abstract could be selected as an oral or poster presentation.

Main Topics

  • Motor learning
  • Breathing, coughing, airway management
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Stimulation of denervated muscles
  • Implantable systems
  • Technologies (students ’ award)
  • Neuro- Urology
  • Fitness and cardio-vascular system
  • Brain interfaces
  • Pain
  • How to assess Quality of Life with FES

Presentation types

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation

How to submit

  1. Click on below link to apply for a submission password, which will be sent to you in email.
  2. Add abstract topic, requested presentation type, abstract title, authors name and affiliation in the online form.
  3. Edit your full abstract using the enclosed IFESS Abstract template.
  4. Convert it to a pdf file and upload it to your abstract through the online form.
  5. Need help? info@ifess2018.com



OPEN ABSTRACT SUBMISSION


Submission deadline: 16 April 2018 ::EXTENDED::

Preliminary Schedule


 
 
WORKSHOP DAY
28 August, Tuesday
CONFERENCE
29 August, Wednesday

30 August, Thursday

31 August, Friday
08.15-08.30 Welcome
Ines Bersch
GA
General Assembly and Founders meeting
08.30-10.00 Workshop
FES in Paediatrics
Assoc.-Prof. Gad Alon

FES of the pelvic organs
Prof. Nico Rijkhoff
Session 1
Breathing, coughing, airway management
Session 2
Pain
Poster 1
Poster session 1
Session 6
Stimulation of denervated muscles
Poster 2
Poster session 2
10.00-10.30 Break
10.30-12.30 Workshop
Stimulation of denervated muscles
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Winfried Mayr

FES to improve hand function
Dr. sc. Techn. Thierry Keller

Open discussion with the audience
Session 3
Motor learning
Session 7
Implantable systems
Session 10
Brain Interfaces
Session 11
Fitness and cardio-vascular system
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Workshop
Hands on
Session 4
Epidural and transcutaenous spinal cord stimulation
Session 8
Technologies (students’ award)
Poster 3
Poster session 3
Session 12
Quality of life with FES
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.30 Workshop
Hands on
Session 5
Joined IFESS + Tetrahand Session
Session 9
Neuro-Urology
Closing
Closing remarks
   
18.00-21.00 Get together
SPZ Visiting
Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum guided tours
BOD
BOD Meeting
    Social event

Hands on Circle
WORKSHOP DAY 28 August, Tuesday

Time Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
13.30-14.15 FES in paediatrics FES of the pelvic organs Stimulation of denervated muscles FES to improve hand function
14.15-15.00 FES of the pelvic organs Stimulation of denervated muscles FES to improve hand function FES in paediatrics
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 Stimulation of denervated muscles FES to improve hand function FES in paediatrics FES of the pelvic organs
16.15-17.00 FES to improve hand function FES in paediatrics FES of the pelvic organs Stimulation of denervated muscles
17.00 - 17.30

Feedback and final question of the participants, including further ideas for a following workshop

 

Keynote Speakers


 
 

Dr. Milos Popovic

Session 1 Motor learning

Dr. med. Anthony F. Di Marco

Session 2 Breathing, coughing, airway management

Prof. Dr. Grégoire Courtine

Session 3 Transcutaneuous spinal cord stimulation

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Jarvis

Session 5 Stimulation of denervated muscles

Prof. Jane Burridge

Session 6 Implantable systems

Prof. Dr. Kenneth Hunt

Session 7 Technologies

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Pannek

Session 8 Neuro-Urology

Gernot Müller-Putz

Session 9 Brain interfaces

Prof. Dr. Glen Davis

Session 10 Fitness and cardio-vascular system

Dr. med. Tim Reck

Session 11 Pain

Registration


 
  OPEN ONLINE REGISTRATION

Early fees
before 15 May 2018
Late fees
after 15 May 2018
Standard IFESS member* 530 EUR 630 EUR

Congress fees include: attendance to all scientific sessions & exhibition, program book, welcome reception, coffee breaks, lunches and VAT

* Supporting document should be sent to the Congress Secretariat to confirm that you are eligible for the discounted rate.
Standard non member 570 EUR 690 EUR
Student* 400 EUR 490 EUR
Pre-conference Workshops standard 55 EUR 55 EUR
Pre-conference Workshops students* 45 EUR 45 EUR
       

Confirmation

Acknowledgement of registration and receipt of fees will be sent soon after the registration form and full payment are received. Upon request, a letter of invitation will be sent.

Payment

All payments should be made in EUR and sent to Asszisztencia Kft. Payments should be made free of all bank charges and commissions.

Bank transfer

Account holder: ASSZISZTENCIA Kft.
Account number IBAN: HU18 1040 1000 5051 5048 5750 1013
Bic or SWIFT code: OKHBHUHB with
K&H Bank ZRt. (Lechner Ödön fasor 9., H-1095 Budapest, Hungary)

Kindly instruct your bank that all charges are at your expenses, and indicate your name and address on your payment order form.

Online payment

Online payment is available with VISA, VISA Electron, V-Pay, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB cards only. Upon finishing your registration you will be redirected to the secured online payment site of K&H Bank Zrt. AMEX cards: Payment with AMEX card is only possible in a traditional mail order way. In this case please return the Credit Card Authorization Form with your card details.

Invoicing

Taxable invoice will be issued on all incoming payments. Invoices will be prepared for the customer name indicated on the registration form. Please note that the Congress Secretariat will not modify the customer name on issued invoices so please take care of the right billing address when you fill in the registration form.

Catering costs

Registration fees include catering (welcome reception and coffee breaks). In line with tax regulations the prices of these catering services should be displayed on the invice separately. Therefore the registration fees will be billed on invoices as two separate items: registration fees and catering costs included on the registration fee.

Cancellation policy

All cancellations should be sent in written form to the Congress Secretariat. If cancellation arrives before 31 May 2018 full refund less EUR 100 (as handling fee) of the registration fee will be applied. No refund is available after this date, though substitution in person will be accepted.

No show up cases

The organizers take efforts to run a successfull conference. Based on the list of registrants and order status conference services will be provided in sufficient numbers. Please take into consideration that after deadlines some conference materials and meals or hotel rooms cannot be cancelled or resold and therefore no refund is available. However substitution in person is always acceptable.

Disclaimer

The organizers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, loss, damage, accident to private property, or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, sea, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather, war, sports and other causes. Luggage is at owners risk throughout unless insured. The event is organized by Asszisztencia Kft., Szent Istvan krt. 7., H-1055 Budapest, Hungary.

Hotel Accommodation

Seminar Hotel Sempachersee, Nottwil

  Kantonsstrasse 46, 6207 Nottwil, Switzerland
  www.hotelsempachersee.ch/en

The Seminar Hotel Sempachersee provides services in the fields of hotel, conference, culinary, sports, medicine and events.

Rate includes Swiss breakfast buffet, free wifi access, the use of citybikes, free entrance to the swimming pool from the neighboring Swiss Paraplegic Centre, parking, service, VAT, as well as resort fee and taxes.

single room140.60 CHF
double room213.20 CHF

Radisson Blu Hotel, Luzern

  Lakefront Centre, Inseliquai 12, 6005 Lucerne, Switzerland
  www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-lucerne

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne is the superior accommodation choice in one of Switzerland’s most charming cities. Surrounded by the famed mountains of Switzerland, the hotel is ideal for business travellers, hikers, skiers and those on a leisurely holiday.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne is the superior accommodation choice in one of Switzerland’s most charming cities. Surrounded by the famed mountains of Switzerland, the hotel is ideal for business travellers, hikers, skiers and those on a leisurely holiday.

single room270.00 CHF
double room300.00 CHF

Reserve now

Reservation deadline: 5 June 2018

Campus Sursee, Sursee

  Leidenbergstrasse 17, 6208 Oberkirch, Switzerland
  www.campus-sursee.ch

single room107.00 CHF
double room180.00 CHF

Reserve now

Reservation deadline: 15 June 2018

Hotel Luzernerhof, Luzern

  Alpenstrasse 3, 6004 Luzern,Switzerland
  www.luzernerhof.ch

1 hour from Zürich Airport, 8 minuts walk from Lucerne train station, 100 meter from the lake. In the heart of the old town. The city tax (4 CHF) per person and night will be charged additionally.

single room230.00 CHF
double room300.00 CHF

AMERON Hotel Flora, Luzern

  Seidenhofstrasse 5, 6002 Lucerne, Switzerland
  www.ameronhotels.com/en/hotel-flora-lucerne

Discover Lucerne from its most beautiful side during our stay in the modern Swiss-style rooms in our 4 star hotel in Lucerne.

The city tax (2.30 CHF) and the resort fee (2.10 CHF) per person and night will be charged additionally.

single room200.00 CHF
double room220.00 CHF
breakfast26.00 CHF

Venue

Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum

Guido A. Zäch Str. 1, 6207 Nottwil, Switzerland

www.paraplegie.ch

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+36 1 350 1854
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